CYP

  • Hundreds of Parramatta pilgrims reunite after WYD 2016

    St Aidan’s Rooty Hill parish hall exploded with energy from 234 young World Youth Krakow pilgrims on Sunday 13 August 2017. The pilgrims reunited to celebrate their faith and friendship twelve months after the life-changing journey. James Camden, Director of Catholic Youth Parramatta, described the huge turnout as an...
  • Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Sunday 2 July 2017

    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...
  • It’s all about relationship

    Alison Ryan is the Youth Minister for Mary, Queen of the Family Parish in Blacktown and a member of the parish team. With her background in youth and music ministry, she is a firm example of how ministry can bring faith to our future. Holding a Bachelor of Theology...
  • 2016 World Youth Day Raffle

    The 2016 World Youth Day Car Raffle sold more than 200,000 tickets for pilgrims across the Diocese of Parramatta. Today the Chancery Office invited the six winners to a celebratory morning tea where they officially received their prizes. Diocesan Administrator, Very Rev Peter G Williams, thanked the prize winners...
  • No one can enter into the presence of God and stay the same

    By Adrian J Middeldorp “Child of God first, priest second and musician third.” This is how Fr Rob Galea described himself to a sell-out audience at Riverside Theatre on Friday 8 April, as part of Catholic Youth Parramatta’s LIFTED Live! series. It was no ordinary concert, but rather a journey of...
  • One more sleep!

    There’s only one more sleep until Fr Rob Galea appears live in concert in the Diocese of Parramatta. Full details and where to purchase tickets can be found here....
  • Sneakers? Check! Water bottle? Check! Rosary beads? Check!

    It’s on again – the annual Good Friday Walk from Blacktown to Parramatta. 1,500 young Catholics from Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains will walk on an overnight, 20km pilgrimage of prayer and reflection. For more details and how to join the pilgrims watch the below video or click here....