The AOY team serves the parishes, schools and communities of the Archdiocese by providing resources that encourage young people to develop their faith and live a life centred on the teachings of Christ and the Church.
Archbishop’s Conversation with Student Leaders
Held annually, this is an opportunity for Catholic secondary school leaders to hear from the Archbishop and be formed in their role as young Catholic leaders. The discussions from this day assist the Archbishop in his letter to youth at Pentecost.
Mass for Tertiary Students
Held annually, this Mass is especially celebrated for all university students around Melbourne, with a chance to socialise afterwards.
Regional Youth Ministry Dinners
An opportunity for youth leaders and youth minsters to enjoy dinner and a chat with other youth leaders in their region held throughout the year.
Youth Ministers Development - VCYMN
The AOY works with the VCYMN (Victorian Catholic Youth Ministers Network) to present quarterly gatherings for youth ministry contacts, providing opportunities to network, share events and offer mutual support. More info
Australian Catholic Youth Ministers Convention
ACYMC is held bi-annually and is an opportunity for youth ministers from across Australia to come together to share ideas, be formed and inspired in their ministry as we gather as many youth ministers as possible with the team!
Testimonies and Retreats
We have staff that can do testimonies, presentations or reflections on topics such as social justice, etc. We are available free of charge to come and visit schools and parishes of the Archdiocese. Melbourne also has a resident National Evangelisation Team (NET) that is available to lead retreats and talks. NET team info
Youth Leaders Retreat
The AOY holds an annual Youth Leaders Retreat to allow leaders the chance to rest and renew themselves and their faith by offering them reflection and formation for a weekend without them doing the work!
The office will continue to produce a range of resources to assist young people - from fundraising packs to running a youth group session, we aim to provide support where it is required. More here
Youth Ministry Library
A selection of Youth Ministry resources are available for free to borrow from our growing library. An online catalogue is available to view and updated regularly. More here
Music Ministry support
The AOY holds regular music ministry workshops to help, inspire and assist those talented people working in Music Ministry.
A chance for youth groups and organisations to advertise their events and meetings to the rest of the Archdiocese. The calendar is easily accessible and promoted to subscribers of the AOY newsletter. View here
Held on a Thursday night bi-monthly (after Holy Hour at St Patrick’s), CulturED Cafe promises good food, fun, and entertainment with friends and family. After dinner, there's usually music, a talk, games or an interview. Latest here
Parish Youth Group visits
The AOY is committed to providing ongoing support to Parish Youth Groups by developing personal relationship through visits. These visits give us a greater understanding of what we can do to support you better!
Preparation for World Youth Day 2013
A range of promotional material has been prepared to help parishes and schools promote the next WYD to their young people. Pilgrim preparation sessions have begun for the Victorian Pilgrimage Group to World Youth Day Rio 2013. A local celebrations guide is available to download. Download here
Get Involved Youth Group Directory
A directory of Catholic youth groups, organisations and communities around Melbourne. See here
Online Social Networking
An office presence through online social networking websites including Facebook (ArchdiocesanOffice ForYouth), Twitter (@aoymelb) and YouTube
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