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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.