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Australian Catholic Youth Festival 2017
ACYF to kick off!
To watch sessions of the Australian Catholic Youth Festival live, check out the xt3 website HERE.
What is the Australian Catholic Youth Festival? 

The Australian Catholic Youth Festival is a national gathering of Catholic young people established by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference. It provides young people with an opportunity 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.

The Festival will be interactive and engaging and participants are able to attend a wide range of activities across the three days.  The workshops will cover a variety of topics of interest to young people including social justice, song writing and ethical issues. Each day there will be a main plenary session where all participants gather together to celebrate as one group. There is also an interactive expo where young people can engage with Catholic movements and organisations.  In addition, participants have the opportunity to experience different spiritualties and prayer forms including meditation, adoration, praise, and more, led by experienced facilitators and talented Catholic musicians.  

The Australian Catholic Youth Festival has taken the theme – Open new horizons of spreading joy: Young people, faith and vocational discernment. The theme draws inspiration from Pope Francis’ address to young people at the Vigil at WYD Krakow 2016, along with the theme chosen for the next General Synod to be held in Rome during 2018. Pope Francis continues to challenge the young people of the world to boldly engage with their faith, their relationship with Jesus and the world. 



Fore more info visit the official ACYF website here: 


 The Australian Catholic Youth Festival is also be kicking off the Year of Youth.




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