Be informed about Australian Catholic Youth Festival

The Diocesan Council for Ministry with Young People (DCMYP) would like to invite you to join the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle in Sydney this December at the Australian Catholic Youth Festival.



In preparation for the Youth Festival the Diocesan ACYF Steering Committee will be hosting three information session around the Diocese. These sessions are an opportunity for parents, teachers, clergy and those wanting to attend the festival to ask questions, hear current plans and find out more information. 


Newcastle 13 June 6.30pm 


Toohey Room, Diocesan Offices, 841 Hunter St, Newcastle West 


Singleton 20 June 7pm 


St Catherine’s College, 30-40 Combo Lane, Singleton 


Taree 27 June 7pm 


St Clare’s High School, Davis St, Taree 


Each session will go for about an hour and a half and will cover itinerary, accommodation, transportation, the festival experience, supervision, security, costing and much more.


For further information email the ACYF Hotline 4979 1105 or visit​


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Baden Ellis

Baden Ellis is DARA's Van Co-ordinator for the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle, and Deputy Chair of the Diocesan Council for Ministry with Young People.