Fr Chris Ryan MGL, chairman of the Australian Catholic Youth Council Research Task Group, will speak at the research seminar.
Researchers from Australia and the United States will present their findings on how young people perceive and engage with the Catholic Church during one of a series of significant events that will be held during the Year of Youth.
The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference’s Office for Youth, in partnership with the Archdiocese of Brisbane and the Australian Catholic University, will host the two-day youth and youth ministry research seminar in Brisbane next month. Continue reading →
Archbishop Anthony Fisher with Ashleigh Green, left, and Angela Markas
Melbourne’s Angela Markas has been encouraged to “be yourself” as she prepares to represent young Australians at a Vatican gathering next month that will help inform this year’s Synod of Bishops on Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment.
Miss Markas, 22, met with members of the Australian Catholic Youth Council this week and shared the story of her faith journey and the faith of the Chaldean Catholic community of which she is a member. Continue reading →
The Bishop Commission for Pastoral Life (BCPL) in partnership with The Broken Bay Institute (BBI) is offering a number of scholarships to the value of $10,000 for study in Catholic Youth and Campus Ministry in 2012-2013.
Over the past decade Australia has experienced a significant increase in the standard and professionalism of Catholic youth ministry. From local parish initiatives, school formation programs and World Youth Days (WYD), the requirements and expectations of youth ministers have been ever increasing. Continue reading →