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SCY News: November 2021 Edition

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November 2021 Edition



"The devotion to the memory of the dead is one of the most beautiful expressions of the Catholic spirit."  [Pope St. John XXIII]


Sydney Centre for Evangelisation and Sydney Catholic Youth are excited to announce the appointment of Milad Khalil as the new SCY Team Leader!


Milad joins us from Sydney Catholic Schools where he has served as Education Officer for Church Engagement. Embracing the formation and evangelisation of youth as well as family evangelisation events and programs within Catholic schools, this role has seen Milad's leadership and sustained focus upon the development of discipleship among young people within our schools. It has included his pioneering work with the '10:10 Project' which has engaged hundreds of young people in contemporary issues of life and culture in its inaugural year.

Milad's experience of World Youth Day 2008 was a significant inspiration in his taking up Religious Education as a focus of his ministry as a teacher, and Milad has since served as both a Religious Education Coordinator and a Youth Ministry Coordinator.

In addition to this professional experience, Milad holds a Bachelor of Education and a Master of Arts (Theological Studies) from the University of Notre Dame, Sydney, and brings an appreciation of the role of theological formation in the discipleship of young people. His maturity and formal qualifications will bring great focus and a collaborative vision to the Archdiocesan strategy for youth and young adult discipleship and evangelisation. 

Milad will commence at Sydney Catholic Youth on Monday, 1st November and he is looking forward to meeting and working with you. Please keep him in your prayers as he takes on this new role and leads the young people of Sydney.






Holy Souls in Purgatory
Saturday, 6th November, 7PM - 10PM

Join Sydney Catholic Youth for our FIRST Adoration Night since Sydney's Lockdown at St Joachim's Catholic Church, Lidcombe. During the month of the Holy Souls, we invite you to spend time praying for the Holy Souls in Purgatory.

The evening will include Adoration, Confession, prayer, reflection and a talk by Fr Daniele Russo on the importance of praying for the dead.



NOTE: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, only 199 people will be permitted in the Church at one time. Masks are mandatory indoors and communal singing is not permitted. Sydney Catholic Youth will ensure strict hygiene measures are in place and we ask that you please keep the 1.5m physical distance from others. We ask that if you are feeling unwell and/or have mild flu symptoms, you do not attend the event.




World Youth Day Local Celebration

Sunday, 21st November, from 6PM

Join Sydney Catholic Youth for the biggest youth event since Sydney's Lockdown! 

We are inviting all young people in the Archdiocese to gather for a Mass at St Mary's Cathedral with Archbishop Anthony Fisher, to celebrate the Feast of Christ the King and World Youth Day.

The evening will include:

  • 6:00pm - Mass at St Mary's Cathedral with Archbishop Fisher
  • 7:15pm - Dinner to be given out to all participants outside St Mary's Cathedral College Hall

Places are limited so registration is ESSENTIAL.


Youth Leaders Evangelisation School
Saturday 15 January - 22 January, 2022

Youth Leaders Evangelisation School (YLES) brings together young adults and youth leaders for the duration of week. Together, they discover their call to evangelisation through community, personal holiness and seeking a life of virtue. 

Week will include:

  • Prayer & Formation
  • Community & recreation
  • Talks & Workshops
  • Local Pilgrimages

Registrations open Monday, November 1st.








iWitness 2021

iWitness is an annual, summer conference that brings together 100s of young (18-35ish year old) Aussie Catholics for a summer weekend of prayers, inspirational talks, daily mass and games!

WHEN: Friday 10th of December to Sunday 12th of December 2021
WHERE: The Tops Conference Centre




Bishop Robert Barron: "Why Make Disciples?"

Live Online, Saturday 13 November 2021, 11 AM – 12:30 PM

You are invited to attend Bishop Robert Barron's live online address to the faithful of Sydney as he launches our renewal series, Reclaiming Evangelisation: How Jesus' Great Commission Will Renew Our Parishes. During this first talk of the series, Bishop Barron will be speaking on the topic 'Why Make Disciples? The Case for the Evangelising Mission of the Church'.

Register at Enquiries:



SUMNER HOUSE: A Year of Discernment

Applications for Sumner House 2022 are still OPEN!

The Sumner house program runs for 12 months and incorporates the four pillars of Intellectual, Spiritual, Pastoral and Human formation. It will provide you with many unique and profound shared experiences with 9 other men who will journey together in discovering what the Lord wants of you.

If you are interested in applying, please visit

ARETE CENTRE: Foundations of Missionary Leadership Course

LAST CHANCE to apply for Arete Centre's Foundations of Missionary Leadership Course.

The Foundations of Missionary Leadership course is unlike any other as it is designed specifically for the Australian context and offers a unique blend of theological knowledge, human development, spiritual formation, and practical skills needed for mission.


For further information, please contact Laura Neeson:


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Monday, October 25, 2021

Symposium | Priest, Principal, Parent, PPC, Family Ministry Panel | Zoom Tonight


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Your Symposium Update 

Bios released for our panel members - Priest, Principal, Parent, PPC, Youth & Family Minister

You want to know why this symposium is for you? Join our short zoom meeting tonight!





Registration FREE for members - but you must register to gain ACCESS.


Your One Day Symposium - Engage with Live Ministry Panel

In this one-day symposium, you will journey with our special panel, through key ministry experiences in a fictional parish setting in 2022. You journey with our:

  • Parish Priest
  • School Principal
  • Life, Marriage, Family Coordinator
  • Parent in the School
  • Pastoral Council Representative and Young Person.

You will explore three key moments in the life cycle of the parish, with the panel guided by a facilitator drilling into:

Session 1: Let's Dream Big!
Engaging with the community – both present and disconnected
– in a new vision for 2022.

Session 2: Managing Change
Managing the tensions, roadblocks, and opportunities for healthy conflict and collaboration as the vision starts to come to life.

Session 3: Making it Happen
Determining how to align goals, resource actions, and keep people motivated, through safe and healthy processes.

After each panel session, you join a small group session to further develop ideas and approaches.

In our rapidly changing world, you are invited to consider new and innovative pathways. Fresh Heart! Fresh Hope! Offers inspiration through a practical scenario, for getting going in 2022 with the Holy Spirit and your community for the sake of Christ's mission!




Registration FREE for members - but you must register to gain ACCESS.



Your Special Symposium Preview: Monday 25 October 7.30pm (AEDT)

In this special session of Let's Have a Yarn, you will  find out the benefits to you and your ministry and community of our upcoming  Ministry Symposium on 6 November. Join us tonight by registering here.


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The future is in your hearts and in your hands.
God is entrusting to you the task, at once difficult and uplifting,
of working with Him in the building of the civilization of love.

St John Paul II




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