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Ministry Youth

New network aims to support leaders in youth ministry

A new national body – the Australian Catholic Youth Ministry Network – is set to foster and support leaders in Australia’s Catholic youth ministry community.

Digital Life Education Youth

New podcast series gives students a voice

Year 11 students from a Melbourne Catholic secondary school have shared their views on subjects such as bullying, academic stress, addiction, judgement, social media challenges and nurturing friendships in a new series of podcasts. Source: Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools.


Young Christian workers and students take action

Members of the Young Christian Workers and Young Christian Students reflected on the realities of young people today when they gathered at The Monastery in Adelaide for their annual action conference. Source: The Southern Cross.

International Youth

Gathering of young Christians in Iraq a symbol of hope for the future

Church leaders say a gathering of almost 2000 young Christians in Iraq has provided hope for the future and encouraged the new generations to stay and invest in their country and in their community. Source: Aid to the Church in Need.


Hugo builds muscle Mass in Alice Springs

Donning speed-dealer sunnies and a T-shirt depicting a muscled Jesus, Hugo Byrnes is a larger-than-life character in his Alice Springs community. Source: ABC News.

Bible Media United States Youth

Nine-year-old podcaster creates ‘Kid’s Bible in a Year’

A nine-year-old boy from Michigan who wants to be a priest when he grows up has created a kids’ version of the popular “The Bible in A Year” podcast. Source: CNA.


Youth Festival will conclude Jubilee Year celebrations in 2025

Australia’s premier gathering for young Catholics, the Australian Catholic Youth Festival, will conclude the Church’s celebration of the international Jubilee Year in December 2025. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

In The Dioceses Youth

Young people testify to faith on Good Friday Night Walk

Young people from across Parramatta Diocese demonstrated how strongly they value faith and community as they joyfully walked 23 kilometres on the annual Catholic Youth Parramatta Good Friday Night Walk. Source: Catholic Outlook.


Tasmanian pilgrimage brings young people closer to Jesus

The seventh annual St Patrick’s Pilgrimage saw young people from across the Archdiocese of Hobart cover about 40km over two days as they made their way from Colebrook to Richmond.