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The ACYMC is a dynamic gathering which seeks to draw together, connect and inspire all those who support and minister with young people in the life of the Catholic Church in Australia. The program, developed by the Australian Catholic Youth Council and the Hosting Diocese, brings together key elements including a spiritual theme, keynote addresses, spiritual formation, practical workshops, liturgy and prayer, expo and networking opportunities.

N.B the Program is subject to change at any time.

Friday 21st September

8:00am

Registration & Expo Open

9:00am   

PLENARY - Welcome

Acknowledgement of Country, Welcome & Opening Prayer

Welcome by Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv (Diocese of Parramatta)

KEYNOTE: Our Story, Our Mission

Understanding our story for a greater focus on our Mission

Speaker: Debra Sayce, Acting Executive Director

Catholic Education Western Australia

 

  INPUT: Plenary Council 2020

An encounter of listening and dialogue

Speaker: Lana Turvey, Plenary Council Facilitator

Australian Catholic Bishops Conference

 

10:50am

Morning Tea & Expo Open

11:20am 

DISCUSSION PROCESS #1: The Needs of Young People and Our Ministry

A facilitated process led by the Australian Catholic Youth Council to identify resources, training and support needed to better serve the young church in Australia.

12:45pm

Lunch & Expo Open

1:45pm

KEYNOTE: Nurturing your Spirit as a Youth Minister 

Staying Connected with the Holy Spirit while in Ministry

Speaker: Dr Bernadette Miles, Director of Kardia Formation

 

 

2:30pm

WORKSHOPS - Block A - PRAYER

3:45pm

Afternoon Tea & Expo Open

4:15pm

Mass – Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv

5:30pm

LIFTED Live Night with Bishop Mark Edwards OMI

6:30pm

Networking Dinner

 

Saturday 22nd September

8:00am

Mass - Bishop Mark Edwards OMI

9:05am   

PLENARY – Realities of Young People

9:30am

Workshops - Block B - REALITIES OF YOUNG PEOPLE

10:45am

Morning Tea & Expo Open

11:15am

 

 KEYNOTE: Re-imagining Youth Evangelisation 

The Future of Youth Ministry: From Programs to Process

Speaker: Fr Chris Ryan MGL, Parish Priest

St Declan’s Parish Penshurst & Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Peakhurst

12:30pm

Lunch & Expo Open

1:30pm

 Catholic Social Teaching & Young People

A dynamic presentation on CST and its implications for youth ministry

2:45pm

  KEYNOTE: Accompaniment: Young People, Faith & Vocational Discernment

Breaking open the Theme of the General Synod

Speaker: Mark Lysaght, Associate Director

Identity & Mission, Australian Catholic University

3:30pm

Afternoon Tea & Expo Open

4:30pm 

DISCUSSION PROCESS #2: Youth Ministry of the Future

Cohorts meet in rooms around the venue

 

5:45pm

Break

6:30pm

CONFERENCE DINNER

Malcolm Hart & Genevieve Bryant

 

 

Sunday 23rd September

9:00am   

 KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Becoming Missionary Disciples 

Creating a foundation for future Church – Missionary Disciples

             Speaker: Archbishop-elect Peter Comensoli

Archbishop-elect of Melbourne - BCFYL

DISCUSSION PROCESS #3: Future Directions

10:15am

Morning Tea & Expo Open

10:45am

Workshops - Block D - LEADERSHIP

12:15pm

Closing Mass - Archbishop-elect Peter Comensoli

1:30pm

Lunch & Finish