Catholic Youth Parramatta

Australian Catholic Youth Festival (ACYF)


Australian Catholic Youth Festival (ACYF) - 5th December to 7th December
ACYF poster
ACYF poster

The Australian Catholic Youth Festival (ACYF) is a national gathering established to provide young people with opportunities to deepen their relationship with Jesus, be empowered to be disciples in the world today and encounter and celebrate the vitality of the Church in Australia. It is the first time a national youth gathering has been held by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference.

Dates: Thursday December 5th to Saturday December 7th, 2013

Place: The majority of the Festival will be held at the Australian Catholic University (ACU) St Patrick’s Campus (115 Victoria Parade , Fitzroy Vic), also one block away from Melbourne’s St Patrick’s Cathedral, across the road from the birthplace of Saint Mary of the Cross MacKillop.

Ages: Yr 9-25 years

Cost: $195 (All registrations close on the 25th October)

Individuals who are 18-25 years and want to register, contact Catholic Youth Parramatta (CYP) on  (02) 8838 3428  or  (02) 8838 3418.  If you have questions regarding the ACYF, please call Fr. Suresh on  0488 44 88 44

If you are under 18years and want to attend, please contact the Catholic Education Office on 9840 5600

Purpose of the gathering:

The Australian Catholic Youth Festival exists to:

·         Provide a high quality formative and experiential opportunity for young Catholics to encounter Jesus Christ, in the context of the Catholic Church in Australia;

·         Listen to and discuss the issues and challenges in the lives of young Catholics in Australia;

·         Evangelise young people and empower them to be evangelisers;

·         Provide young people with local examples and connections of vocations, social action, liturgy and prayer, catholic music and catechesis.

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