Youth Ministry

The PPC recently ran an Art Competition to celebrate the Year of Youth, the competition was open to Yr5 & 6 students. You may have noticed the entries on the back wall of the Church and also on the parish website.

And. . . the winners are . . .

1st Prize: Brooke Sexton, St Michael’s PS

2nd Prize: Darcy Ruri, St Michael’s PS

3rd Prize: Sienna Hill, St Gabriel’s’ PS.

Congratulations!!

Thank you to all the participants!

 

                                                           Brooke Sexton - St. Michael's PS                                                                    Darcy Ruri - St. Michael's PS                                                            Sienna Hill - St Gabriel's PS

 


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.

 

Senior Youth Council
A vibrant group of Secondary school students have formed a Youth Council and meet monthly at the Parish Office to discuss any Youth related events. It’s fantastic to hear the voices of the future of our Parish. We would love to hear from any Secondary school students.

Youth Music Group
You will see our Youth Music Group at our Youth Mass and throughout the year at St Michael’s Church. It’s a fantastic group of kids that provide some beautiful music for our church. Any youth that are over grade 5 with a musical background are invited to get in touch with us.

 

Youth Mass – Prep – Year 12
Each month we have a Youth Mass to celebrate the gifts and talents our young people have. Children are invited to take part in the running of the Mass ie: Reading, Money Collecting, Altar Serving, Offertory, welcoming ect. The Youth Mass helps the children understand the Mass on a deeper level and take ownership of their church and their faith.

Youth Group

Training sessions:
We hold a fun training session one Thursday a month for children to meet and learn the ministries.
After Mass:
we always share some food and laughs in the Hall. We hold a training session one Thursday a month for children to meet and learn the ministries.

Youth Group


 

Youth Christmas Nativity
Every Christmas the children are invited to dress up and partake in the Christmas Eve Nativity Mass. Lots of fun for the whole family.


 

SMY@L – St.Michael’s Youth Group

We are in recess and will reconvene in Term 3.

 

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:

Louise

Sally

Leah

  Rachel

Scott

Messy and Gross games night fun!!

 

Secondary School Youth Group

All secondary school Youth invited to attend a fun night of food, fellowship and socialising. This is a safe environment for teens to be able to express their faith and explore what it mean to be a Catholic whilst having a enjoyable time with their peers.

This group meet each term in the MacKillop Hall next to the church. For more information contact Jen Hanratty – 0437492349

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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.