Australian Catholic Youth Festival, Adelaide 2015

Posted on Jan 16, 2015 in Schools, Youth
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Youth festival bannerWe would like to encourage our Youth Network to attend the Australian Catholic Youth Festival, which will be held in Adelaide from the 3rd – 5th of December 2015.

The Festival is run by the Australian Catholic Bishops’ Conference to “Provide young people with an opportunity to deepen their relationship with Jesus, be empowered to be disciples in the world today and encounter and celebrate the vitality of the Church in Australia.” Young people from Year 9 up to those of 25 years of age are invited to participate in this event.

This year the Festival has taken a scriptural verse as its theme – “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.” Matthew 5:8. This theme is provided by Pope Francis as the theme for World Youth Day in 2015, in preparation for the pilgrimage to Krakow in 2016.

For more details and to register, visit the Australian Catholic Youth Festival website.

 

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Catholic Earthcare is the part of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference which promotes ecological conversion to achieve a loving and sustainable relationship with the natural world. It uses environmental education, national and international links and advocacy to achieve this goal.

In May 2017, the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference decided to incorporate Catholic Earthcare Australia into its sister agency, Caritas Australia. This change was made to strengthen the capacity of Catholic Earthcare Australia, particularly in advocating and educating about the principles of Holy Father’s 2015 encyclical, Laudato Si, and to achieve synergies with Caritas Australia’s extensive education and advocacy work around Australia, including parishes, schools and the wider Catholic community on environmental issues such as climate change.

Caritas Australia is the Church’s international aid and development agency.  As part of the global Caritas confederation operating in 190 countries, it works alongside marginalised communities in many countries and with 11 First Australian agencies here in Australia.  Promoting the principles of Laudato Si is at the centre of the global confederation and of Caritas Australia.

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