The theme song for the largest gathering of young Catholics in Australia – the Australian Catholic Youth Festival – has just been released.
Two weeks to go – Diocese youth in final stage of preparations for Australian Catholic Youth Festival
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).
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.
A room filled with young people is not usually silent. However, at Sacred@Seven (S@S), this is what sets it apart. Young people are sitting or kneeling; eyes closed in reflection and prayer. Soft music fills the church, and the centre point is a monstrance holding the most precious thing to a Catholic: The Blessed Sacrament.
Australian youth are being encouraged to listen to what the Spirit is saying at a festival with great speakers, inspiring music, and engaging discussions in Perth this December.