Parish: St. Peter's East Bentleigh, St. Pauls Bentleigh, St Catherine's Moorabbin
Group name: Holy Trinity Parish Youth
The group comprises of kids from Grades 4-8, lead and mentored by a group of young leaders-The events are designed to bring the kids together from three different faith communities, to build on team work, create a safe space to express their talents and skill; we meet twice a month and each month ends with a youth mass on the last Sunday. As this has been an inaugural year, we will review our events and put a more structured program in place for the following years to come.
Contact: 03 9579 4255
Parish/es: Hawthorn, Kew and Deepdene with Xavier and Genazzano Colleges and the MAGIS Youth
Today, YEP exists as a joint venture of the Kew, Hawthorn, Deepdene and Balwyn parishes with Genazzano FCJ College and Xavier College. It aims to be a continuous source of formation and presence for youth, during and beyond school, in the areas of: Prayer and Worship, Community Life, Service and Justice, Personal and Spiritual Formation, Leadership Development and Pastoral Care. With the ultimate goal being to empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ, and to invite them into responsible participation in the life, mission and work of the Church both within and beyond their local community.
To do this YEP takes an active role in the spiritual journey of young people, throughout a variety of ages. The youngest contact comes at the time of confirmation where older students in YEP run a retreat for all students in the area who are making their confirmation. This contact is maintained throughout years 7 and 8 with occasional formation and social events.
For students in years 9-12 there are 2 camps a year which are chances for intense formation over the course of a weekend and to experience community living with like minded people. For those looking for an extra challenge, YEP also has 2 solidarity experiences each year, for older students, to rural Bourke, NSW, which is another chance to experience simple, community living while engaging in service.
The constants throughout this journey are ministry opportunities through the YMCA at the Melbourne Youth Justice Centre, the developing Youth Masses which draw young people into involvement with church and monthly youth events for students in years 10-12 which are an opportunity to build relationship with other youth as well as receive spiritual and personal formation in an engaging environment. Post school, the Checkpoint evenings are a fortnightly chance for young adults to join together for prayer and a meal in community.
Contact: Paul Salmon, YEP Coordinator, 345 Burwood Road, Hawthorn Vic 0434 254 233 / email@example.com
Box Hill / Surrey Hills
Parish: Our Lady of Perpetual Succour
Group name: Catholic Chinese Community Youth Group
Hello 你好! Our Youth Group is a passionate group of young Chinese (ages 18-35) of different personalities and backgrounds. We aim to create an environment for young people to grow together in their relationship with God and one another and harness young people’s gifts, energy and passion into the joyful service of others. We hold a variety of activities both within and outside of the parish. Some of our events include: prayer nights (Praise and Worship/Taize style), fundraising events, youth mass, social activities, volunteering, youth camp and many more. Regardless of your background, locality or religion, our Youth Group is constantly welcoming new members! Please do not hesitate to contact Margaret for further enquiries.
Contact: Parish - 9890 7798 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Braybrook and Maidstone
Parish/es: Our Lady's Maidstone and Christ the King Braybrook
Group name: OLCK Youth
OLCK Youth is a group of young people (aged 16 to 35) from the parishes of Our Lady’s (Maidstone) and Christ the King (Braybrook) who meet on a regular basis to socialise and share their faith. Come and join us. Everyone is welcome! Our Mission: In OLCK Youth we aim to bring young people together to grow in faith by participating actively while having fun. Take the step...join us on the journey...we are the future of the Church.
Contact: William Chu on 9317 9298 / email@example.com / www.olck.org.au
Parish: Christ The King, Braybrook
Group name: Shalom Youth Group
This Charismatic youth group meets every 3rd Thursday of the month at 7.30pm in the local parish hall (65-67 Churchill Avenue, Braybrook). There are talks, group discussions, and activities. The group is open to all youth from the western suburbs.
Contact: Silvia Linares - 0425 861 945 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Parish: St Damian's Parish
Group name: St. Damien’s Catholic Youth Group
A youth group of 15-25 year olds that consists of members that want to learn more about their own faith, discuss issues that relate to a wider community and catch up for a laugh. Runs in conjunction with Loyola College.
Contact: Sr Neila - 9433 0265 / Email: email@example.com
Parish: St Benedict's
Group (1): The parish holds a Youth Mass every Sunday at 5.00pm and invites young people to participate in various groups in the parish.
Contact: Fr. David Tremble 03 98082492
Group (2): iSTAND Youth Group
Youth activities for secondary school age, every Friday night (during school terms) at Benedict House 6.30pm.
Contact: YMT Melbourne - 9808 7613 or 0419 103 511 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Group (3): Luke 8 Youth Group
A new youth movement for Years 6, 7 & 8.
Runs every 1st and 3rd Sunday night of the school term from 6.30pm on a Sunday night.
Contact: Christina Howe: 0408 146 659
Group (4): After 5
After 5 is a group for young adults aged 18 – 30ish. We meet on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month after the 5pm Mass in Benedict House (3 doors up from the Church. After 5 brings together a mixture of talks, discussions, times of prayer and reflections about a wide range of topics that help us to understand and live our Catholic faith with authenticity and joy. We also include more relaxed social nights where we have trivia competitions, games, movies and more.
Contact: Mel Edwards MGL on 9857 8177 or email@example.com
Parish: St Joseph's
Group name: St Joseph's Young Parishioners
Contact: Fr Gregory Pritchard - 9772 2211
Parish: St. Peters, Clayton
Group name: Kephas group
Contact: Parish office on 9544 1516
Parish: Our Lady's
Group name: Cor Redemptoris Youth Group
Cor Redemptoris welcomes all young people from age 15 to 25 and invites them to learn more about our faith, share prayer time, sing and have fun through social activities. We meet every second and forth Sunday of the month at Good Samaritan Hall (Roxbourgh Park) at 7.00pm.
Contact: Giorgia - 0405 554 814 or Annesley - 0400 813 211/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Parish: Sacred Heart
Group name: Hearts 4 Christ
We meet on the first Sunday of every month from 11.30am-1.30pm (after the 10.15am Mass) in the School Hall at Sacred Heart, Croydon. We gather to share our faith, make new friends and enjoy fun and games together in a welcoming environment. We often invite a guest to give a short talk, and lunch is provided for free! This year we have a team of eight young adults leading the group, who are dedicated to growing in and sharing the Catholic faith with others!
Contact: Rachel Ewing - 0437 123 802 or the Parish Office- 9724 4888
Parish: St Gerard's
Group name: SGYG Awaken! (St Gerard's Youth Group)
Contact: Michelle Gonsalves - email@example.com
Parish: St Peter Chanel's
Group name: SPC Youth Group
SPC Youth Group is a Catholic Youth Group for young people (aged from Year 7) who are interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith. We meet every Monday evening at the St. Peter Chanel Hall (848 Ballarat Road, Deer Park) between 7pm and 9pm. Our nights begin with games, followed by a time of music and prayer as we pray the Rosary together. Adoration, guest speakers, discussions, bible study, skits and other social activities conclude the night.
Contact: Andrea 0432 725 402 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Parish: Holy Family
Group name: HFD (Holy Family Doves)
Contact: Jacinta Wright - 0431 516311
Parish: St Therese’s
The group is looking to restart again, all youth from year 7 or higher are invited.
Contact: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
Parish: St Mark’s Fawkner
Group name: Salvation Youth Group
Our mission is to bring youth together to have fun and meet others while reigniting the fire of faith within us (fire extinguishers will be provided!). We meet at St Mark's Parish, Fawkner on every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month at 6pm after the 5pm Youth Mass. All teenagers and young adults are welcome. Come along for a fun night and free food!
Contact: Jennifer Ross on email@example.com or visit our facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/groups/salvationyg
Parish: All Saints Parish
Group name: Solidarity Youth Group
Solidarity Catholic youth is a group of young people mainly of South Sudanese background that meets together to help the young South Sudanese express their sense of solidarity with their friends and family members, who are suffering in one way or another in their new country, Australia. We meet every Sunday at 2pm at All Saints Parish, 174 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
More info: 0423 839 752 OR firstname.lastname@example.org
Parish/es: Sts John and Francis Xavier
Group name: Bayside Young Disciples
Young people from ages 16-25 are welcome to join. Develop your faith and friendships. To get involved in our events or groups; liturgical, social or outreach events or even the music group, please contact us.
Contact: Alana O’Reilly - 9783 3484 / email@example.com
Group name: Awaken
Run by Bayside Young Disciples this is a group for students in years 7-9, and evening of fun, friendship and formation. This group runs every last Friday of the month from 7pm-9pm. Please bring five dollars for food and drink.
: Alana O’Reilly - 9783 3484 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Parish: St Anthony's Shrine
Group name: Young Mens Reflection Evening
First Friday every month, any questions or further details please contact.
Contact: Fr Ben Johnson 9819 3775 / email@example.com / www.clubcounterculture.blogspot.com
Parish: St Peter the Apostle
Group name: St Peter's Youth Group
Youth Group is held every Sunday and kicks off at 6.15pm-8.30pm. We welcome any high school aged youth to come and experience prayer, reflection, fun, food and friends.
Contact: Marita Mulquiney - 0418 573 173 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Hoppers Crossing North
Parish: St James the Apostle
Group name: Catholics Seriously Inspired: Hoppers Crossing North (CSI:HCN)
If you are interested in investigating the Catholic faith with other young people in a fun and dynamic setting, come and check out CSI:HCN, a youth group for High School-aged teenagers. We start off with Youth Mass at 6:00pm finishing at 9:00pm (or 5:00pm-8:00pm in non-Daylight Savings Time), followed by food and varied activities including games, prayer and discussion. We meet every Sunday night during the School Term and have an even wider range of activities/outings during our Holiday Programs.
Contact: Red Lusterio - 0457 123 154 / email@example.com
Parish: Catholic Parish of Ivanhoe
Group name: Young Peoples' Group
Looking to restart their previous group, if you are interested, please contact.
Contact: John Costa - 0409 967 207 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Parish: St Mary of the Assumption
Group name: Flame Youth Group
Flame Youth Group is a vibrant, passionate and spirit filled Catholic group filled with joy, faith, hope and love. Flame is an active group; we meet every week for various activities including praise and worship, bible studies, talks and games. We are also a traveling group and often visit other youth groups, concert, seminars, retreats, etc... Find us on Facebook
When: Wednesdays 7:30 – 9pm
Where: St Mary Mackillop Church, 152 Odessa Avenue, Keilor Downs
Who: Young Adults 16 – 35 yrs.
Contact: Nicole 043571815 / E-mail address: email@example.com
Melbourne (Bourke Street)
Parish: St Augustine's
Group name: StAY (St Augustine's Young Adults)
STAY was formed in Feb 2009 after World Youth Day 08, Sydney. STAY's basic aim is to bring God to young people. At STAY, we aim to offer opportunities for Worship, Fellowship, Discipleship, Service/Ministry and Evangelisation. Some of our activities include Weekly Cell Groups (Tuesday evenings), Outreach to asylum seekers (alternate Sundays), Praise & Worship (monthly), Social Gatherings (monthly) and Retreats (yearly).
Contact: Jack Chui - 9614 1722 firstname.lastname@example.org
Melbourne (Cnr Lonsdale and Elizabeth Streets)
Parish: St Francis
Group name: St Francis Youth Choir
The St Francis' Youth Choir invites any interested young people to come along to their rehearsals on Wednesday nights.The choir performs at the 6pm Tertiary Student’s Mass on the first Sunday of each month at St Francis’. Rehearsal time is Wednesday 7pm-9pm.
Contact info: Rhys Arvidson (choir director) 9639 4560/0405 277 853
Melbourne (Monash University - Clayton/Caulfield/Peninsula campuses)
Group name: Catholics on Campus
Catholics on Campus (COC) aims to provide moral, social, cultural and spiritual support for students and staff and to promote mutual understanding among faiths. Our aim and objective is to come together to learn and grow in our faith, in a fun and relaxing environment.
Contact: Richard Houlihan - 0419 386 584 / email@example.com / www.monashcatholics.blogspot.com
Parish: St John Vianney
Group name: Oblate Lift Junior Youth Group
A youth group for students from Years 7-11. The group meets weekly on Mndays from 6.30pm-7.30pm in the Felix Gavin Room.
Group name: Oblate Youth Group
A youth group for students from Years 11 and up.
Contact: Fr Christian Fini OMI or James Edwards - 9795 5077
Parish: Melbourne (Melbourne University, Parkville)
Group name: COSDU
Catholics of One Spirit Down Under (COSDU) catholic society was founded more than 20 years ago by a group of international students from the University of Melbourne. It aims to provide a family away from home for all students and to support the faith formation of youths and young adults. Over the years, COSDU catholic society has forged a network of relationship with Australian communities, and reached out to local students as well as other universities around Melbourne. COSDU catholic society also serves the community through various social justice programs.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or Check out: www.cosdu.blogspot.com or http://www.facebook.com/groups/180807961978202/
Parish: St Simon the Apostle
Group name: St Simon the Apostle Parish Youth Ministry
High school students in years 7-10 are welcome to join the youth of St Simons in a night of fun and games. On the fourth Sunday of the month from 6-8pm. Cost: $5.00 to cover dinner.
Contact: Jacqui Giuliano - email@example.com
We are a group of young adults from the Knox Deanery area who meet monthly on a Sunday night for charismatic prayer and praise and worship from 7-9pm. Followed by supper. New members welcome.
Where: St Simon’s church. 2 Taylor's lane Rowville
Contact: Amanda Smith - firstname.lastname@example.org
Parish: St. Jude the Apostle
Group name: Y.O.T.S. (Youth of Today Scorseby)
Our Senior Youth Group (secondary students and above) meet every month for social activities alongside prayer, reflection and faith discussion. The Seniors work together to lead regular Junior Youth Group (grade 6 students) gatherings - packed with energy and fun team-building games. All youth are invited to celebrate Mass at St. Jude's at 6.30pm every Sunday, and are warmly encouraged to join the Youth Band or sign up for the reading roster.
Contact: Miranda King or Kiara Goldsmith - 0459759687/ email@example.com/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Parish: St Joseph's
Group name: Youthlink and Youfra Franciscan Youth Group
Contact: Lauren - 0400 569 976 / email@example.com
Parish: Sacred Heart / Emmaus
Group name: YASHE
The young adults of Sacred Heart Emmaus is a youth group of spiritually motivated young individuals aged between 16 to late 30's who meet on Wednesday nights to pray, study scripture, play games, partake in parish events and activities, socialize and be one with God. We are all ways open to new members
Contact: Brian- 040729440, firstname.lastname@example.org
Parish: Resurrection Parish
Group name: "RYDERS" Resurrection's Youth Disciples Engaging in Real Situations
The legacy of the youth group at Resurrection spans for over 25years. It has been a 2nd home for many where the youth could be themselves and develop friendships. Some of the original members are still very active and visible in the very friendly and lively parish life of Resurrection.
We meet every other Tuesday from 5:00-6:30. Meetings will consist of prayer, praise and worship, fun and games, Bible teachings, sharing, and food. We will have Youth masses once every term. We aim to have camps and reflection days. By God's grace become effective witnesses to spread the love of Christ in our local community, embracing the commission of the New Evangelisation.
Where: 51 Gum Rd., Kings Park
Parish: Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Group name: Mount Carmel of Mount Carmel Youth Group
The group consists of Youth between the age group 6yrs and above. We have around 8-10 youth who attend on and off. We organise, picnics, trivia & pizza night, go carol singing to our aged homes locally, organize BBQ and morning tea for our parish, art work, and meet with other Youth groups, etc.
Contact: Garnet on email@example.com or 9740 8328 / 0411 286 428
Parish: Our Lady's Parish
Group name: Holy Redeemer Servant Community
Holy Redeemer Servant Community Youth is a group of young and vibrant Catholics, dedicated to the service of God and others. We are part of the Holy Redeemer Servant Community, which has been in existence for 26 years. We are filled with passion in worshipping God through songs, through reading the scriptures and through our actions. But most of all, we strive to worship Him in our daily activities whether it be at home, school, or work or any other place. In addition to our weekly prayer meetings (Saturdays) with our community, mass every second Saturday of the month, and Catechesis on the fourth Saturday, we also hold Youth Nights every first Saturday of the month. There we are able to worship God as a congregation, learn more about His word and get to know other young people.
Where: Our Lady's Parish Scout hall 113 Devonshire Road (Rear), Sunshine VIC 3020
Contact: Nicky 0433 853 280 / Eileen 0434 574 819 / Raine 0433 461 952
Parish: St Luke's
Group name: St Luke's Youth
St Luke's Youth is a youth group aimed at Year 7 and above. It is a safe place where anyone can attend, and everyone is welcome. We meet once a month; getting together for prayer, games, and special activities. Each night is different, but every night is filled with good people and good times. Sound too good to be true? Come down and we'll prove it to you. Contact us for the next event details.
Contact: Gerard firstname.lastname@example.org / Ph: 0433 094 585