Anointed and Sent: New Youth Ministry Resource

Anointed and Sent COVER-350pxThis passage from Luke is the guiding text for the revised edition of anointed and sent “The spirit of the Lord has been given to me, for he has anointed me. He has sent me to bring the good news to the poor, to proclaim liberty to captives and to the blind new sight, to set the downtrodden free, to proclaim the Lord’s year of favour’. (Luke 4:18-19)

This scripture sets the tone for the document which aims to provide “a vision for ministry with young people aged 12-30 in Catholic Church in Australia. It calls the entire Church to accompany them as maturing disciples through their school and post-school years into adulthood, and to help them find their place in the Church and the world.” (foreword)

In it young people and those working to engage young people are encouraged to embrace faith knowing that ‘it is imperative that the Church proclaim the gospel to the young in ways that they can understand, ways that can enable them to grasp the hand of Christ who never ceases to reach out to them, especially in their dark times.’ (St John Paul II)

This is achieved by encouraging the fostering of the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person, drawing young people into responsible participation in the life and mission of the catholic faith community. And then empowering them to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in today’s world.

The handbook is an easy to read guide to youth ministry in Australia explaining what the key focus areas are, and the role they play in providing a balance of formation and service. Focus areas of youth ministry are listed as Prayer and Worship, Evangelisation, Catechesis, Pastoral Care, Community Life, Justice and Service, Leadership Development, and Advocacy.

If you are interested in a copy of Anointed and Sent for your ministry or group contact Darcy De Losa on 0409 777 242 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Upcoming Events

23 Aug
2019 Stronger Retreat
23.08.2019 6:00 pm - 25.08.2019 4:00 pm

2019 Stronger Youth Retreat
Friday 23rd - Sunday 25th August
PGL Campaspe Downs, Kyneton
Ages: Yr 11-26 years old
Cost: $175

Register at strongeryouth.com
Registrations close Monday 29th July

The Stronger Retreat is a Catholic youth retreat, held annually, over one weekend for the Sandhurst Diocese. Since beginning in 2008 the Retreat has been a space for gathering with other young people for a common experience- encountering Jesus Christ and the Church. Becoming empowered, encouraged and equipped, to impact the Church and the world. 
Engaging speakers focus on relevant and practical topics. The Retreat offers participants:
-An opportunity for communal and personal prayer
-Mass, Reconciliation and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
-Music, praise and worship
-And so much more... 

For more information contact Ruth Lawlor or Samuel Matuszek on (03) 5441 2544 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Catholic Diocese of Sandhurst is committed to the safety and well being of all children and young people involved in our programs. The welfare of the children in our care will always be a priority. 

 

Attachments:

Retreat Poster_200519.pdf

2 Sep
SYM Wine and Cheese Night
02.09.2019 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
A monthly social gathering for Young People aged 18-35
13 Sep
Stronger Rally - Mooroopna
13.09.2019 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
21 Sep
SYM How to Pray Workshop Day
21.09.2019 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
A workshop day for young people aged 15-35.

Attachments:

Pray Workshop Info Flyer.pdf

7 Oct
SYM Wine and Cheese Night
07.10.2019 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
A monthly social gathering for Young People aged 18-35