Getting the Year of Youth off to a fun and vibrant start in East Maitland

Youth from across the Hunter Valley were invited to join the Catholic Youth of St Joseph’s Catholic Church, East Maitland, to celebrate the official launch of the Year of Youth.

In the spirit of realising new horizons and spreading joy, youth groups from around the Chisholm region kicked off the Year of Youth with a fun-filled day of activities for all to enjoy, including sumo wrestling in inflatable sumo suits; appearances by the timeless and beloved Disney characters, Mickey and Minnie Mouse; a photobooth to take commemorative photos; a craft table; hair braiding; and, perhaps most exciting of all, will be the pieface showdown table.

Immediately after all of the fun activities, there was a showing of some of the highlights from the Australian Catholic Youth Festival. This took place in December of last year and the event marked the official launch of the Year of Youth. After the showing, students from the Chisholm region performed a lively hymnal musical performance before mass before all attendees were invited to a barbecue.

The St Joseph’s Year of Youth launch is an excellent opportunity for young people to evangelise through fellowship.

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