Chinese Mandarin Catholic Community
Parish (base): 299 Elgar Rd, Surrey Hills
Group name: Our Lady of China Youth Group
We are a Youth Group as part of the Chinese Mandarin Catholic Community and we are a group of young people walking together on this path of faith! Our youth group consists of mandarin speaking young catholics from China, Malaysia, Taiwan, East Timor, Australia and we welcome all Chinese and non Chinese speaking young people to come join us for fun social activities, team bonding, spiritual development and sharing our faith. Our groups aims to connect with our community; with our young adults, children, adults and the elderly in our community and also minister to the wider community. "Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity"- 1 Timothy 4:12. This quote from 1 Timothy sums up our mission as young people of the Church and we look forward to meet with more young people on this journey towards Christ!
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
Missionary Disciples Youth Bible Study Group
Werribee / Hoppers Crossing / Wyndham Vale
We follow Pope Francis' call for all Christians to be missionary disciples. We are an ecumenical group made up of Catholics, Anglicans and Baptists and meet most Friday nights in our homes for a meal, prayers and bible study. About once a month we go and join a Muslim youth group for their youth night.
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 members meet for weekly sharing and a monthly Community Day. They also run a fortnightly Youth Group and a fortnightly Young Adult prayer group. For information visit: https://emmanuelaustralia.com.au/
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 Sara & Damian: Emmanuelyouthmel@gmail.com
iThirst (Young Adult Group)
"iThirst" John 19:28
Young adults (18-35) who THIRST for a living relationship with the Lord are invited to come along for an evening of praise, prayer, theological formation, and fraternity. Emmanuel Young Adults meet fortnightly on a Wednesday evening between March and December at St Anthony's Shrine (corner house) 182 Power St, Hawthorn VIC. Bring your thirst and openness to have it quenched.
Feast Melbourne is a prayer gathering intended for the unchurched or lapsed Catholics. It involves praise & worship, inspiring talk on how to win in different areas of life and Holy Mass. The majority of the members in the community and youth group have Filipino background, all welcome.
1) 1st Fridays (Young Adults - No Mass) @ Blue Room, Multicultural Hub, 506 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
2) 1st Sundays (Youth, Young Adults & Families - with Holy Mass) @ 33- 35 Windorah Dr, Point Cook VIC 3030
3) 3rd Sundays (Youth, Young Adults & Families - with Holy Mass) @ Blue Room, Multicultural Hub, 506 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Melbourne Fijian Catholic Community
Parish: Sacred Heart Kew
Group name: MFCC (Melbourne Fijian Catholic Community) gathers every third Saturday of the month at the Sacred Heart Parish at Kew. Mass is celebrated at 6pm followed by a gathering at the Parish Hall.We welcome any new members who wish to join us.
Coming together under the patronage of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati, we undertake to spread the spirit of the Gospel in society through example, persuasion and charity. The Frassati Fraternity fosters in young men the living of the Catholic faith authentically and wholeheartedly. Our mission is to achieve this in our own lives and to bring other young men to do the same. Relying on the help of the Virgin Mary and our patron, Blessed Pier Giorgio, we seek to engage in the faith formation of young men through the Church’s sacraments, through liturgy, catechesis and study, and through active charity. The motto of the Fraternity is Vivere Pro Fide – To Live for the Faith.
The Fraternity organises
- A monthly steak dinner for young men.
- Regular Juventus outdoor activities such as hiking, overnighters, and weekend retreats
- Engagement in the Sacred Liturgy through altar serving, and sacred music.
- A weekly evening of faith formation/catechesis for young adults (male and female).
- Involvement in recognised works of charity.
For more information www.facebook.com/FrassatiMelbourne/
Heathgrove Study Centre
Where: Hawthorn East
Heathgrove is a centre for women of all ages which promote a culture of positive character development, leadership and service. Heathgrove is a project of the Association for Education Projects Limited (AEPL), a not-for-profit company which aims to promote education and the development of character in accordance with the ideals of Christianity. Activities of a spiritual nature at Heathgrove are entrusted to Opus Dei, a personal Prelature of the Catholic Church, which helps people to find God in everyday life (www.opusdei.org.au).
Hearts in Action
Hearts in Action is a group offering Catholic men and women friendship, spirituality, social and motivational opportunities for the Young of Heart, people in their late 20s, 30s and 40s.
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 centre 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 is
the movement's spiritual pastor.
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
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.
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 (YCW) (18-30 years) serves, educates and represents young people. It starts with listening to the realities of young people in their workplaces, homes and places of study. The aim is to become a community of young people that put their faith into action, in their everyday lives. We, as young people, advocate for the young people to ultimately become vehicles for change in solidarity with each other.
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: Christian- 0425 875 032
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)
Young Mercy Links
Where: Carlton North
Young adults, mostly recruited from Mercy schools in Melbourne, supported by the Sisters of Mercy in volunteering, taking action and managing events that highlight issues of importance to us.