Maitland-Newcastle heads to ACYF: Day 4 (Festival Day 1) IMAGE MN Youth

Maitland-Newcastle heads to ACYF: Day 4 (Festival Day 1)

December 08, 2019 Alexander Foster

We finally made it! 3 days after departing Newcastle, our pilgrims finally got to enjoy the first day of the Australian Catholic Youth Festival 2019 in Perth.

Maitland-Newcastle heads to ACYF: Day 3 (Mass at St Mary's Cathedral) IMAGE MN Youth

Maitland-Newcastle heads to ACYF: Day 3 (Mass at St Mary's Cathedral)

December 07, 2019 Alexander Foster

“We’re very lucky to be able to have mass tonight at St Mary’s Cathedral,” Maitland-Newcastle’s Australian Catholic Youth Festival (ACYF) group coordinator, Samantha Hill said to us tonight, and how right she was!

Maitland-Newcastle heads to ACYF: Day 2 (Sydney - Perth) IMAGE MN Youth

Maitland-Newcastle heads to ACYF: Day 2 (Sydney - Perth)

December 06, 2019 Alexander Foster

5:30am is a fairly unfamiliar hour of the morning to me, so you can imagine my delight stepping out of the elevator at this time to see 30+ young pilgrims, chipper and excited to take the next steps on their journey towards the Australian Catholic Youth Festival (ACYF).

Maitland-Newcastle heads to ACYF: Day 1 (Newcastle - Sydney) IMAGE MN Youth

Maitland-Newcastle heads to ACYF: Day 1 (Newcastle - Sydney)

December 06, 2019 Alexander Foster

It’s 9:30pm. I worked all day, then hopped on a train from Newcastle to Central, then another train from Central to Sydney Airport. But, strangely, I feel at peace.

Two weeks to go – Diocese youth in final stage of preparations for Australian Catholic Youth Festival IMAGE MN Youth

Two weeks to go – Diocese youth in final stage of preparations for Australian Catholic Youth Festival

November 18, 2019 Alexander Foster

Youth from around the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle gathered last Saturday 16 November for their second and final Formation Day prior to their pilgrimage to Perth in December for the Australian Catholic Youth Festival (ACYF).

Youth gather in preparation for this year’s Australian Catholic Youth Festival IMAGE MN Youth

Youth gather in preparation for this year’s Australian Catholic Youth Festival

November 01, 2019 Alexander Foster

26 October marked the first Formation Day for the Maitland-Newcastle pilgrims of this year’s Australian Catholic Youth Festival (ACYF), set to take place in Perth between 8 – 10 December.

Fr Rob Galea releases ACYF theme song IMAGE MN Youth

Fr Rob Galea releases ACYF theme song

October 01, 2019 Australian Catholic Bishops Conference

The theme song for the largest gathering of young Catholics in Australia – the Australian Catholic Youth Festival – has just been released.

Bishop’s Award winner feels blessed IMAGE MN Youth

Bishop’s Award winner feels blessed

July 23, 2019 Brooke Robinson

Edward Dolstra is 13 years old and attends Hunter River High School. He was a recipient last year of a Bishop’s Award after being nominated for his commitment to the life of his parish.