by Sophie McNaught Sophie McNaught is a gap year youth minister at her local parish, St Joseph’s Nambour. She helps run the youth group, Impact Youth, which she attended for 5 years before coming into her role. Sophie’s favourite thing about youth ministry is getting to know the young people and seeing them grow and […]

      by Erika Dulay Erika is a young parishioner at Our Lady of Lourdes, Sunnybank. The Year of Youth, for me, began with a lot of uncertainty. As a young adult being brought up in a Catholic family, I began the year questioning whether my faith was really my own. It had become […]

by Felicity Jones Since 2016, Felicity Jones has been the Youth Coordinator for The Hive Youth & Young Adults Ministry within the Ipswich Parish, planning and preparing their youth group nights and events for the high schoolers in their community. She has been a part of the Ipswich Catholic Community since commencing her secondary education […]

My Dear Young People, I am pleased to announce that in October 2018 a Synod of Bishops will take place to treat the topic: “Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment.” I wanted you to be the centre of attention, because you are in my heart. Today, the Preparatory Document is being presented, a document […]

Have you ever called a friend at like 8:30 on a weeknight, asking them to hang out and they give you this umm’ing and ahh’ing response? ‘I’ve got work in the morning dude, I don’t want a late night’, ’I’ve got an assignment due next week’, ‘I just found out Lost is on Netflix and […]

Can a Catholic evangelise? Whenever I’m reading a book like this a chapter at a time, I have a tendency to prepare by reading the sub-headings of the chapter. I think it might be the years at uni or some kind of achievement-oriented drive where sub-headings allow me to measure my progress as I make […]