ACYF

  • Picture of Tim Hart, composer ACYF

    Official Song for Australian Catholic Youth Festival Launched

    With just two weeks until the Australian Catholic Youth Festival, the Australian Catholic Bishops Office for Youth has launched the official song for the festival. The lively anthem that will have the festival participants jumping with joy is called Joyful Generation. Tim Hart, who lives in the Southern Highlands...
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    News & Events Weekly Update

    Catholic Youth Parramatta (CYP) LIFTED Retreat: July 21-23 ‘Made for Greatness’ In its third year, the annual LIFTED Retreat is an opportunity for young adults 18+ to gather for a weekend at the Benedict XVI Retreat Centre, Grose Vale. This year’s theme “Made For Greatness” will encourage us to...
  • International Catholic megastar confirmed for Australian Catholic Youth Festival

    Matt Maher to attend Australian Catholic Youth Festival. Matt is arguably the biggest Catholic name in global contemporary Christian music and the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference is delighted to announce he will be coming to Sydney for the Australian Catholic Youth Festival from 7-9 December 2017. The internationally acclaimed Canadian...
  • ACYF Competition

    Art, Film & Song competition to feature at major youth festival

    Young people in the Diocese of Parramatta  and across Australia are invited to showcase their musical, artistic and film making talents ahead of the Australian Catholic Youth Festival (ACYF) later this year. The Festival is seeking entries from singers and songwriters for the official theme song of ACYF. Do...
  • 3,000 young people land in Adelaide to celebrate their Catholic faith

    Travelling from dioceses across Australia, around 3,000 young people arrived in Adelaide overnight by air, rail and road to celebrate a three-day faith filled festival. The Australian Catholic Youth Festival (ACYF) takes place from Thursday 3 December to Saturday 5 December 2015 at the Adelaide Convention Centre. As the...
  • We’re bound for South Australia

    Check out the pictures from our ACYF Youth Ministry Commissioning Mass 2015 held Sunday 29 November, 2015. Our Diocesan Administrator, the Very Rev Peter G Williams commissioned our youth and young adults at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta with their family and friends present before the journey to the Australian...
  • Parramatta Diocese Youth Rally

    We’re bringing back our first large scale youth event to the Diocese of Parramatta for all young people aged 16-35. 22 October marks the Feast Day of Saint John Paul II, Founder of our Diocese and Father of World Youth Days. A huge outdoor concert and festival will take...