Blogging for the ACBC Media Blog this week, Archbishop Fisher continues to extend his invitation to the biggest faith festival for young people in a decade, the Australian Catholic Youth Festival, as more than 150 groups have already registered in just two weeks.
The estimated group size of those registered to date has a combined total of over 10,000 participants!
Excitement builds as 🎉🙏 15,000 young people from all around 🇦🇺 will gather in Sydney for the Australian Catholic Youth Festival, December 7-9.
Pope Francis gave us our theme ”Open New Horizons for Spreading Joy” when he addressed young people at the WYD Vigil in Krakow. He gave us our subtitle ”Youth, Faith and Vocational Discernment” as the theme for next year’s Synod on Youth. So you’ll be at a mini World Youth Day and a mini World Synod.👍 And ”Franky” is challenging us to get off our couches, lace up our runners, and get out there expanding our horizons and spreading the joy of the Good News.
So come to our 3-day horizon-expanding, joy-making, Good-News-spreading party! There will be concerts, presentations, expos, justice and service activities, oodles of options. 🗣Youth meet God. Faith meets fun. Church meets the City.🕺❤️
It’s for Years 9 to 12 schoolies, for Uni students, and for young adults up to 30.
A chance to go a bit public about your faith and ideals with 15,000 of your closest friends 😇🏄👨👩👧👦. To ask your big questions❓ and have the Church listen to you 💒. And lots of help working out what to do next with your life.
The Australian Catholic Youth Festival is for you, for Jesus, and for the future of our world.
Join me from our humongous opening Plenary on Thurs 7 Dec at Olympic Park till the Mother of All Masses on Sat 9 Dec at the Domain. Pope Francis’ words are for you: “Blaze new trails… open up new horizons… spread joy: the joy that is born of God’s love and wells up in your hearts with every act of mercy!”💕
See you there!
Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP🐠
More info, www.acyf.org.au