Catholic Youth Parramatta
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Shrine Time, Mount Schoenstatt
4th Sunday of every month

When: Sunday 26 March, 7.30pm-8.30pm, followed by a social gathering and every 4th Sunday of the month after that.

Where: Mount Schoenstatt Shrine, 230 Fairlight Rd, Mulgoa, 2745

What: 1 Holy Hour with prayer, reflection, meditation, praise & worship

Why: Mary, honoured as the Mother Thrice Admirable, offers 3 graces in the Shrine, this monthly event is a unique opportunity to experience them regularly.

Discover your HOME int he hearts of Jesus and Mary

See breakthrough TRANFORMATION in your life

Get your spiritual boost to be an authentic WITNESS

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WYD 2011 Parramatta Diocese Intellectual Formation Program

"Scripture-God's Talk: In the Bible"

4th December

The Formation Program will be held at Campion College, 8-14 Woodbury Place, Old Toongabbie from 1-4pm with Peter Holmes as the guest speaker!

All participants involved in the Planted and Built Up Youth Volunteers Program and would be pilgrims for WYD 2011 Madrid are requested to attend.

Please RSVP by 1st December

(Afterwards particpants are invited to join in a friendly game of volleyball on the Campus grounds)

Enquiries: Please contact the Catholic Youth Parramatta (CYP) Office on 8838 3419 or 8838 3418 or email youth

Download the Intellectual Formation Program Flyer flyer and Directions to Campion College Map 2010 directions to Campion College  

volunteering opportunity with spark

Volunteering Opportunity with SPARKS


Would you like to help refugee children? - Here is your opportunity!

This is your last chance to join SPARK in 2010 to help support refugee children in schools

SPARK (St Vincent de Paul Society Assisting Refugee Kids) provides refugee children and their families with community, educational and social support through primary schools. The program runs every school term at 12 schools in Parramatta, Wentworthville, Auburn, Pendle Hill, Regents Park, Granville, Guildford, Old Guildford, and Girraween.

SPARK is currently recruiting and training volunteers from high schools, universities and the local community to assist with the Bright Sparks program. Bright Sparks is a homework and activities club for Kindy - Year 6 Students, providing homework tutoring and English support.  The program is run once a week for 1.5 hours after school from 3 - 4.30pm.

Upcoming FREE training sessions for the program will be held in Parramatta on Friday 1st October and Saturday 9th October.

By volunteering with SPARK you will be part of a very rewarding program that provides much needed assistance to refugee children and their families. No teaching qualifications or experience are required, as training is provided. We are looking for people who are enthusiastic, friendly and patient and who love working with children.   To register your interest or for further information about this rewarding experience please contact 9568 0280 or  

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Diocesan Youth Mass
Diocesan Youth Mass

Youth & Young Adults from all parishes in the Parramatta Diocese are invited to celebrate our Diocesan Youth Mass

The Diocesan Youth Mass will be held at St Nicholas of Myra Parish, 326 High St, Penrith.

Confession and adoration begin at 5:15pm followed by Mass at 6pm with Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP.

Please join us for a social gathering after Mass.

Download the flyer Diocesan Youth Mass here

First friday youth devotion

You are invited to First Friday Youth Devotion at Our Lady Of The Angels Parish, Rouse Hill.

Friday 6th August with mass at 7pm, led by Fr Warren Edwards, Parish Priest, followed by Eucharistic Adoration, youth praise and worship music, testimony by Sr Julie Brcar and supper afterwards.


Our Lady of the Angels Parish 

1 Wellgate Ave, Kellyville


All ages welcome

FUllness of faith tour

Fullness of Faith Tour
EWTN Speaker Steve Ray -Talk on 1st July Thurs 7:30 pm Bowman Hall, Campbell St, near Blactown City Council

You are invited to the 'The Fullness of Truth' Speaking Tour given by 3 International Guest Speakers: Alex Jones, Steve Ray & Fr Mitch Pacwa, EWTN (Eternal Word Television Network) Speakers from the USA.

They will give numerous talks from 28th June-18th July, in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane & Regional NSW regarding the truths of the Catholic Faith e.g. Eucharist, Purgatory, Atheism, Early Church, Sexual Morality, Judaism, Pope, Islam, Sola Scriptura, as well as about New Age, Freemasonry, Scientology, Family, Marriage and many more.

There will also be time for Question and Answers!!

A highlight in the Diocese of Parramatta is Steve Ray talking on "Peter: The Rock, the Keys, the Chair and Apostolic Succession" on Thursday, 1st July. Poster & trailer of this tour is found at:

Where: Bowman Hall, Campbell St, Blacktown (part of Blacktown Council building) Doors open: 6 pm with bands playing from 6:45 to 7:15 pm. Early arrival is advised as doors close when seating capacity of 900 people is reached.

Finger food & drinks will be on sale, together with audio CDs & DVDs

The above event is being organised by Laity aBlaze & St Aidan's Youth with the endorsement of Bishop Anthony.

Everyone is welcome, including people from other faiths and non practising Catholics. 



Taizé Retreat: Pilgrimage of Trust (2-4 JUL)


Taizé Retreat 'Pilgrimage of Trust’
The Taizé Community is an ecumenical community of brothers from 25 different countries who  share a common life of prayer and welcome to young people from all continents.


A brother from the Taizé community in southern France will lead us in a our 'Pilgrimage of Trust’ weekend retreat from Friday 2 to Sunday 4 July at Merroo Christian Centre, Mills Road, Kurrajong.

This retreat is for all ages, although a special section for young people may be held (depending on booking numbers).

Come and join with others from different places and backgrounds to pray, to listen, to share and to be bearers of trust and peace. Be strengthened in our efforts to build a culture of reconciliation and peace.

For more information, please download our retreat flyer.

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Black & white youth dinner dance  

St Margaret Mary's Parish, Merrylands

Date: Friday 13th August-7.30pm

Time: 7:30pm

Address: Stars Palace-15 Railway Parade, Fairfield

Tickets $50pp (incl. entree, dinner & dessert, unlimited beer wine and soft drink)
Strictly 18+
Contact Christina for tickets and enquires 0401484952


marriage enrichment weekend

The Disciples of Jesus Covenant Community invite you to attend a Marriage Enrichment Weekend.

The weekend is suitable for all married couples, whether recently married or long-timers. It aims at giving married couples quality time to enjoy each other’s company and to enrich and deepen their relationships.  

The topics would include:

  • Communication in Marriage
  • Honour & Respect
  • Sex in Marriage
  • Overcoming Difficulties
  • Reconciliation & Healing

Date & Time: 6pm Friday 8th October to 2pm Sunday 10th October

Address: Merroo Christian Centre, 182 Mill Road, Kurrajong

Cost: $130 per person which includes accommodation, supper on Friday night to lunch on Sunday

RSPV & deposit $50pp by Tuesday 7th September

Contact: or Chris 0427 327  471


"how to be a leader" by communicating your ideas

Holy Spirit Parish, St Clair

- How to start communicating your ideas  - How to begin & end a talk

- How to add clarity & interest                   - How to gather & present facts

- How to convince & persuade                   - How to play a more effective role

- How to speak on the spur of the moment

Also included are practical exercises, On Occupation Health & Safety, Resume writing, job interviews, How you can conduct a Journalism Workshop, (optional depending on those interested and available as agreed.)

The course will be run for 4 days once a week.

Final Course Date: 23rd September

Venue: Holy Spirit Parish St Clair - Erskine Park, Cnr Moore St & Todd Row

Time: 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Committed participants (16 years of age and over) interested can enrol their name at the Holy Spirit Parish,  St Clair, NSW 2759 on (02  9670 8222­).

At the end of the course participants will be issued with a Completion certificate and an Achievement Award. 

This course is available for any organization civic, church, school labour, business or social group. Also for any individual interested in using his/her God given ability to communicate worth while Ideas.

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Fundraising Trivia Night, Kellyville Parish
COR Youth, Kellyville Parish

Join us for a funfilled Fundraising Trivia Night with the chance to win great prizes!

The event will be held in the new hall of Our Lady of the Rosary at 8 Diana Avenue, Kellyville on 25th September from 7 - 10pm.

$10 entry

Contact Adrian for details on 0405 545 453

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Youth Leaders Formation Course

The YLFC is an opportunity for participants to grow closer to Christ whilst being formed in knowledge of the Catholic Faith.

The YLFC builds on the fruits and graces of World Youth Day 2008 and offers a strong foundation to help young adults become leaders after the heart of Jesus; leaders who will contribute to the life of the Church in Australia. It is a time of personal growth in holiness.

The YLFC is a rewarding period of intense learning and personal reflection during which participants explore a range of key themes including:

  • What is Leadership
  • This Faith of Ours
  • Building a Culture of Life; A Civilisation of Love
  • Witnesses to the World

This formation program will help each candidate to become a more enthusiastic witness to faith in Jesus Christ for youth & young adults, increase their understanding of many aspects of the Catholic faith and to be equipped to help young people experience the power of the Holy Spirit.

Date: 22 November - 18 December (one month formation course)

Place: YLFC is a full-time live-in experience for all participants at Benedict XVI Retreat Centre, Grose Vale (90 min drive from Sydney & 6km from Richmond)

Applications: The deadline has been extended to 18 October. Applicants will be intereviewed & notified out their outcome within a month.

For more information visit and dowload the Youth Leaders Formation Course Youth Leaders Formation Course Flyer

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Going Back to the Basics Faith Formation Night

Friday 29th October

Fr Suresh Kumar, Diocesan Youth Director will be giving a talk on Mary, our Mother! Open to all ages.

Where: Diocesan Assembly Hall (under the Institute For Mission), cnr Flushcombe Rd & Marion St Blacktown

Time: 7.30pm - 9.30pm

Contact: Catholic Youth Parramatta (CYP)
Tel: 02 8838 3418

Download the flyer Going Back to the Basics Faith Formation here

youth minister position available

St Bernadette’s Parish, Castle Hill, NSW

Full-time position: 38 hours per week

The Parish Priest of St Bernadette's Parish, Castle Hill, is looking for a person to fill the role of Youth Minister.

The ministry is primarily focused on teens and young people, but the successful candidate would be part of the whole pastoral outreach of this large Catholic parish. The ministry is well established at St Bernadette's Parish.

The role demands flexibility with regard to the personality of the successful candidate and the way in which the 38 hours per week are worked.

Applications Close 15 December

Download the Youth Minister Job Description, Castle Hill Job Advertisement or go to for the complete roll description.
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Can you spare an hour of your time? You are invited to join us for an hour of prayer, quiet time, song and adoration.

Date: Thursday 6th January

Where: St Patrick's Cathedral, 1 Marist Place, Parramatta

Time: 7pm-8pm

For more details please contact Fr Paul Roberts, Vocations Director on 0419 219 819, or Annabelle Cauchi, Diocesan Youth Worker on 0408 420 331.

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