Youth Corner

Sunday August 25th 4:00-7:00pm. We are getting very excited for our annual youth event CELEBRATE. Please come along and support our Youth onAugust 25th-Kildare Campus - 4pm –7pm.
As the “Celebrate” youth event is fast approaching the youth team are selling T-shirts to wear on the day as part of the fun and to raise money for this amazing event. T-shirts are $20 each. Order forms are at the back of the Church and monies are due asap so we can get them in time for you to wear to the Celebration.
We invite all young people of any age to be a apart of the opening act for Celebrate. It’s going to be a lot of fun and we want as many young people as possible to be involved. Rehearsal will beat 3pm –4pm on Saturday 17th August in the Mary MacKillop Hall. All welcome to join in on the fun. Contact Jen on 51742060 for more details and if you would like to help in any way.
We are running a creative colouring competition for all aged kids. The picture is at the entries of the Church and we will award a winner for each year level at the CELEBRATE event. All pictures will be displayed at Kildare Hall on the day. All entries due to the Parish Office on August 23rd 2019.



This will be held in Perth from December 8th to 10th, 2019. The parish is hoping that some of our eligible parishioners will attend this exciting event. The theme is ‘Listen to What the Spirit is Saying’.





To commemorate our 20thyear of St.Michael’s Youth Group, a Thumbprint tree was created at our 20th birthday party in May. Jane Mitchell kindly painted the tree for us onto a canvas and at the party, each person placed their thumbprint onto the tree to make the leaves. Each colour represents different people - Youth Leaders –Purple, Youth Group 2000-2009 –Orange, Youth Group 2010 –2019 –Yellow, Family & Friends –Green, Parishioners & Priests –Blue. Bishop Pat, Fr Michael and Fr Francis all added their thumbprints to the tree! Thanks to all of those who came along and those that have sent their best wishes to our group in its 20thyear! The Thumbprint tree will be on display in the Kay St Foyer of the Church.



SMY@L Youth Group would like to invite you to help us help children living in poverty, with a small gesture, a special gift. Operation Christmas Child is an initiative of the Christian organisation ‘Samaritan’s Purse’. They help children and families from all over the world, in the poorest of countries. We help by making up shoeboxes filled with goods, which are then delivered to children in third world countries for Christmas. There are 3 ways to help us out -Donate items for the boxes, Donate money and /or help to pack the boxes. Last year we filled 80 boxes & this is the 9th year we are taking part. Our boxes are sent to places such as Fiji or Indonesia. If you are interested, please pick up a flyer from the Church foyer with more details about how you can help.Thank you in advance for your support and generosity.

SMY@L YOUTH GROUP MOVIE MANIA –Friday 16thAugust 6.30pm –9pm.

Relax and enjoy a movie on the BIG screen at the Mary MacKillop cinema! Variety of food and drinks provided –NO BYO. Wear your PJ’s! Bring blankets, pillow, bean bags etc. At St Michael’s Hall. Parents will need to sign a permission to watch PG rated movie. Cost $3 –Phone Lou 51750877 for info.


Who we are - St.Michael’s Youth group has been run in the Parish since 2000. It is the longest running Parish group just for youth. It is a great way for young people to be involved in the Parish community. It is for all young people from Year 5, 6 & lower secondary levels (from any school). The group is called SMY@L – St.Michael’s Youth at Latitude 38-11-41. We meet at St.Michael’s Mackillop Hall a few times during school terms on a Friday night and run a variety of activities and events. We provide a safe and friendly environment where young people can get together with friends and make new ones, we are an inclusive group where everyone is welcome! Young people can begin to feel a sense of belonging when they regularly attend youth group and get to know other people in a setting other than school. It is also great in maintaining friendships across a variety of local schools. Our motto is fun, faith, friends!

Current youth program details are located in the Church foyers.

For any queries please call Louise Varsaci on 0414540296 or parents/carers can join our facebook group for regular updates; SMY@L - St.Michael's Youth at Latitude38-11-41

Our Youth Leadership team:




Youth Leaders Formation Day:

Deacon Mark Kelly provided a fantastic formation day for some of our Youth Leaders on Sunday. He reminded us to remember our core belief that “Jesus loves us and we love Jesus and we need to share that with as many young people as possible. A great day!



At St Michael’s Catholic Church we have a thriving Youth Ministry that caters for many different age groups. Our focus is providing a safe and fun environment for our young ones as they grow in Gods love and continue on their faith journey.
For any further information please contact our Youth Office on 5174 7703 or contact our Youth Co-ordinater Jenifer Hanratty on 0437 49 23 49.

Children’s Liturgy – Kinder – Grade 6 (school term only)
Our Children’s Liturgy program caters for all Kinder and Primary School aged children during Sunday morning Mass at 9.30am. Children gather in the MacKillop room next to the church to explore the Gospel in a child friendly way and learn more about God’s love. All children welcome.


We certainly had a Mass with a difference last Sunday evening! Our Youth Mass in which our young people took on the roles of Welcomers, Lectors, Altar Servers, Commentator, Musicians, Singers, Offertory Gift Bearers and Money Collectors with great reverence and style.
How fortunate we are to have members of the ‘future church’ learning with great enthusiasm and awe, and spending hours and hours practising to ensure that ‘their’ Mass is a respectful, reverent celebration of the Eucharist.
As you can see from the photo, we were privileged to have Bishop Michael Apochi from the Diocese of Otukpo in Nigeria celebrate the Mass, he had alongside him four priests from the Diocese of Otukpo: our very own Fr Francis Otobo, Fr Edwin (Morwell), Fr Solomon (Sale), and Fr James (Canberra). Fr Joseph (Cranbourne) was unable to join in the celebration of the Mass here on Sunday evening.
We are very grateful to Bishop Michael and the Diocese of Otukpo for the
presence of these priests here in Australia, working among us.