Introducing the Australian Catholic Youth Festival (ACYF) Steering Committee for the Maitland-Newcastle Diocese
The Australian Catholic Youth Festival (ACYF) will take place this December in Sydney. The Archdiocese of Sydney is expecting around 15,000 young people to attend.
Pope Francis has written a letter to young people regarding the XV General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on ‘Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment’.
Read the Pope's Letter to Young People on the Occasion of the Presentation of the Preparatory Document of the XV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops below.
Running each year throughout Lent, Project Compassion is Caritas Australia’s annual fundraising and awareness-raising appeal. It links thousands of Australians to the women, children and men most vulnerable to poverty and injustice, who are rich in the eyes of Jesus.
Pints with a Purpose has had a great year of speakers at the Northern Star Hotel in Beaumont Street. Pints is a monthly gathering of young people exploring what is means to be a Catholic in our society today. We welcome speakers from many places, including our own local voices.
“We come to liturgy to celebrate together as a community, not as a group of separate individuals. We come to liturgy not to get something but to become something – to become more like Christ so we live in the world as the face and hands and feet of God’s mercy.”
On 6 June, parish priest at Nelson Bay, Fr Kevin Corrigan, commenced a walk from St Mary MacKillop Chapel, North Sydney, to Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton. Its aim was to provide financial and prayer support for a newly commencing project in Cambodia. Read the full story in Aurora.