Youth Corner

FORMATION SESSION:

The next Formation Session for our Yr 6 to Yr 12 young people will be held on Friday October 11, 7:00-8:30pmin the Parish Centre. The Guest Speaker at this gathering will be Susan Grout. Anyone interested in bringing food for our youngsters to eat, your generosity would be gratefully and eagerly accepted. Please contact Jen on 5174 7703 to let her know.

 

YOUTH MASS

Our next Youth Mass will be at 9:30am Mass on October 20, with the Lavalla College Liturgical Choir leading our music that morning.

THE AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC YOUTH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE

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’.


 

SMY@L YOUTH GROUP

Friday October 18th,Whizz Bang Games Night Mary MacKillop Hall 6:30-8:30. Please call the parish office on 5174 2060 for further information.

 

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.

 

A GREAT PHOTO!
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.