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Australian Catholic Youth Festival 2015 - Plans of the Melbourne Archdiocese…

The next Australian Catholic Youth Festival will be held in Adelaide from 3-5th December 2015. Young people from year 9 - 25 years of age (as at December 2015) are invited to participate in this event. The AOY is encouraging parishes, youth groups, communities and schools to consider sending their own group to the Festival. We hope many young people from our Archdiocese have the opportunity to attend this exciting national event!

The AOY will offer support groups attending the Festival by:

·         Hosting regular information updates across Melbourne at the CONNECT regional youth ministry meetings (February, May and October 2015) for those interested in leading a group.

·         Running Festival related formation for leaders at our Blueprint workshop day in April 2015

·         Creating a written resource to assist group coordinators with their preparation

·         Running a workshop day in September to assist in preparing groups leaders who are accompanying a group to the Youth Festival

·         Creating a written resource with content to assist with running small groups and how to prepare your group to attend the Festival

·         Hosting a Commissioning Mass with Archbishop Hart at the Cathedral followed by a celebration.

·         Offering a limited number of subsidies to assist with the registration costs of group leaders

The AOY will assist young people who would like to attend the Festival by connecting them with a suitable group located near them. If you are planning to lead a group to the Festival, please contact us! If you are a young person who would like to attend the Festival but don’t have a group, please contact us too!

For more details contact the AOY by calling (03) 9287 5565 or email

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