Parishes: St Thomas the Apostle, Blackburn
Antioch is a youth group for youth and run by youth, where young Catholics aged 16-25 years old meet to learn more about their faith. There are many Antiochs all over Australia and the world (it began in the USA). Teenagers have been on an Antioch Weekend and to our Antioch weekly meetings. The weekend is filled with discussions, games, great people and lots of fantastic music, and our group is open to everyone, especially new members.
Contact: see listing by suburb under Youth Groups
Disciples of Jesus Covenant Community
Parish (base): St Benedict's, Burwood
A new ecclesial movement with particular charism in evangelisation and works of mercy.
Contact: Berndard Hennessy - 9888 7560
The Emmanuel Community is an international Catholic community for people in all states of life (lay, consecrated and priests) who desire to live out the call to holiness in a radical way. Founded in Paris in 1976 by Pierre Goursat, there are now over 7,000 members in 65 countries including 150 priests and 170 consecrated sisters and brothers. In Melbourne, the Emmanuel Community runs a fortnightly Youth Group and a fortnightly Young Adult prayer group.
The Youth Group is for young people from year 7-12 and they meet fortnightly on a Friday during the school term from 7-9pm at St Luke’s parish in Blackburn South. Our gatherings include games, talks on the faith, guest speakers, activities, prayer and social time. All are welcome to join us! For more details contact Annaliese on:
ithirst (Young Adult Group)
"iThirst" John 19:28
Come join other young adults (18-35) who THIRST for a living relationship with the Lord, in an evening of praise, prayer, theological formation, and fraternity. Emmanuel Young Adults meet fortnightly on a Wednesday evening commencing March 2nd, 2016 at St Anthony's Shrine (corner house) 182 Power St, Hawthorn VIC. Bring your thirst and openness to have it quenched. Questions: email Bernard at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jesus Youth is an international Catholic youth movement with a charismatic spirituality. We are active in more than 25 different countries across the word. We are a network of small but vibrant group of young people. In Australia, we are present in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Darwin, Canberra and Perth. In Melbourne, we gather every Friday in the pastoral center of St Francis Catholic Church (cnr Lonsdale and Elizabeth Street) from 6.30pm-8.30pm for rosary, praise and worship and bible sharing. Fr Prakash Cutinha of St Joseph’s parish, Nortcote is the movement's spiritual pastor.
Contacts: Jobin John 0402 519 307 or Alvin Kuriakose 0422 099 953 or visit our website www.jesusyouth.org.au
Hearts in Action
Are you too old for a youth group? But still keen to build a network of Catholic friends? Hearts in Action is a welcoming group for people in their late 20s, 30s and 40s. We hold two social events per month as well as Gospel reflection evenings. Hearts in Action (HIA) is the continuation of the group founded by Sr Sue Shannon of the Sisters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart in 1999.
Contact: Christina - 0420 377 478 / email@example.com / www.heartsinaction.yolasite.com/
Life Teen is an international Catholic movement that serves the Church and leads teens closer to Christ by providing resources and training that encourages vibrant Eucharistic celebrations and opportunities for teens to grow in their faith. What started out as a youth group at St. Timothy's in Mesa, Arizona, has grown into the most prolific youth ministry in the Catholic Church. Every Sunday, 120,000 teenagers attend a Life Teen Mass throughout the world. The 1080 programs stretch around the globe into more than twenty countries.
Life Teen was given birth in Mill Park in 2002 lead by a group of young adults who serve teenagers aged between the age of 12 to 18 years old. The Life Teen Program in Mill Park runs every Sunday during the school term. It begins with 5pm Youth Mass where teenagers and young adults of the parish are actively involved in Liturgy and Music. This is then followed by the Life Night itself which runs until 7.30pm
There are three basic types of Life Nights: Doctrinal (Catechetical), Issue and Social. Doctrinal nights follow a semester theme to break open a particular aspect of our faith. Issue nights deal with a specific “real-world issue” that teenagers face (i.e. drinking, chastity, bullying, etc.). And Social nights build Christian community, trust and friendships.
Contact: St Francis Parish, Mill Park: 9407 6705
Melbourne Single Catholics
Melbourne Single Catholics 35-55 is a free to join singles group which offers: drinks nights, film nights, bush and beach walks, speed dating events, gallery and winery visits and lectures on matters of faith, morals and bioethics.
Contact: Visit www.meetup.com/melbourne-single-catholics
Singles for Christ (SFC)
Singles for Christ (SFC) is a Catholic Young Adult Community for men and women aged 21 and over. Our mission is to inspire Christ centred Young Adult and nurture the call to their individual vocations. Our aim is to create a personal relationship with God through prayer, scripture study , catholic catechism, the celebration of the Eucharist, adoration, reconciliation and the rosary.
SFC activities range from weekly Prayer Meetings, monthly General Assemblies and Fellowships that bring creates a vibrant, warm and welcoming atmosphere. These events lead to our annual SFC Retreat in June and AusPac Conference in November which gives a greater opportunity to meet people and to live and share Christ. These retreats and Conferences run over three days and are a ton of fun filled with live music, inspiring talks on faith and personal development as well as an opportunity to unwind. Integrated within these events is prayer and fellowship which seek to spread the joy and happiness that comes from living a Christ centred life.
SFC is located throughout Melbourne with members currently serving in local parishes such as Holy Eucharist (St.Albans), Mary Mackillop (Keilor), Queen of Peace (Altona), St. James the Apostle (Hoppers Crossing), St.Luke’s (Lalor),St. Elizabeth (Noble Park) and Holy Redeemer (Oakleigh).
Singles for Christ (SFC) is the Young Adult ministry of the larger family of Couples For Christ Australia (CFCA) which is under the guidance of the Bishops of Australia in support of Pastoral Formation.
If you are interested and would like more information, please feel free to contact any of the following leaders
Louie Loque 0433 130 161 (West Melbourne Suburbs) / Rasha Jarina 0434 535 468 (South West Melbourne Suburbs)
Alvin Aclan 0433 036 611 (North and East Melbourne Suburbs)
St Augustine's Parish
PDKKI (Indonesian Catholic Youth Prayer Group) Contact Name:
Lucy MunantoContact Number:
0430 455 669Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Every Saturday at 6pm in St. Augustine's Church. Events range from praise and worship, annual retreats, catholic revival nights, praise rallies, bible study, monthly adoration and Holy Mass. For more info: http://www.pdkki.org/
St Vincent de Paul Society - Young Vincentians
The St Vincent de Paul Society is a world wide organisation. They have been operating in Victoria for 160 years. For over 20 years, they have been operating with Youth Conferences (18-35 years).There are conferences spread across the state. See Youth Groups for listings by suburb.
Contact: Jacob Miller at email@example.com / 9895 5840
Young Christian Students (YCS)
The Young Christian Students is a movement which is run by secondary Students that are forming active Christian Leaders and making a difference in the world. They do this by using the SEE, JUDGE, ACT method. There are groups located in Essendon at St Therese's Parish and Rosanna at St Martin of Tours
Young Christian Workers (YCW)
The Young Christian Workers (Melbourne) believe that each young worker should be able to live and work in dignified conditions and be able to find value and meaning in their work. It is the YCW's goal that each young worker be able to assume responsibility for finding solutions to their situations at the local, national, and international levels, to create a better world for all young workers using the SEE, JUDGE, ACT method.
Contact: Karen Luzan - 03 9489 4387 / firstname.lastname@example.org / www.ycw.org.au
Young Men of God
YMG groups gather in different parts of Australia to grow in mateship with other like-minded men and to be formed into strong and courageous men of God. This happens in many different ways depending on the location; brotherhood nights, mass, formation weekends, camping, national conferences, local and international missions. YMG fundamentally exists to transform young men in Christ. Located in the Eastern and Western suburbs of Melbourne.
YMG West Brotherhood Nights
When: We meet every first and third Sunday of the month from 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Where: St. Paul’s Parish Hall, 200 Glengala road West Sunshine
Who: Any young men aged 20 to 40 years of age
Cost: Dinner is provided every meeting and is totally free, but if possible we ask for a donation to keep the group sustainable.
Contact: Llewy - 0438 329 196
Youth For Christ (YFC)
Here at Youth For Christ(YFC), our mission is to create young Disciples of Christ by developing and nurturing apersonal relationship with God through prayer, bible scripture, catholic catechism, the celebration of the Eucharist, adoration, reconciliation and the rosary. Not only do we like to PRAY hard, we also like to PLAY hard with many fun activities such as sports days, dress up parties, camps, retreats performance nights and many other events. Through prayer and fellowship we seek to spread the joy and happiness that comes from living a Christ centred life.
YFC is located throughout Melbourne with members currently serving in local parishes such as Holy Eucharist (St.Albans), Mary Mackillop (Keilor), Queen of Peace (Altona), St. James the Apostle (Hoppers Crossing), St.Luke’s (Lalor),St. Elizabeth (Noble Park) and Holy Redeemer (Oakleigh).
Youth For Christ (YFC) is the youth ministry of the larger family of Couples For Christ Australia (CFCA) which is under the guidance of the Bishops of Australia in support of Pastoral Formation.
If you are interested and would like more information, please feel free to contact any of the following leaders:
John Rivera 0426 256 489 (South Western Melbourne Suburbs) / Marielle Colat 0413 286 522 (Northern Melbourne Suburbs)
Phillip Jose 0413 344 712 (North Western Melbourne Suburbs) / Monica Vedar 0430 821 248 (Eastern Melbourne Suburbs)