The ACYMC seeks to gather youth ministers from a variety of contexts and ministries including schools, parishes, dioceses, movements, religious orders, communities, organisations and ministries to form and inform them for ministry. It is the largest networking opportunity for catholic youth ministry in Australia.
The Australian Catholic Youth Ministry Convention exists to:
develop and nurture a national understanding and identity of Catholic youth ministry;
provide high quality formation and training for those engaged in youth ministry across Australia;
provide an opportunity for youth ministers to network within and beyond their immediate fields of ministry;
provide a space for youth ministers to seek spiritual reflection and nourishment.
Who is the ACYMC for?
The ACYMC invites all those who are engaged in ministry with young people in a catholic setting. The ACYMC seeks to engage:
Youth Ministry Coordinators from Catholic dioceses, parishes, movements, communities, organisations and religious orders;
Staff focused on evangelising and nurturing Catholic faith and identity of students in educational institutions;
Bishops, Priests and Religious who encounter and nurture the faith life of young people;
Key youth and young adult leaders.
When is the ACYMC? The Convention will be from 3rd – 5th October 2014.
Where will the ACYMC be?
The ACYMC will be hosted in the Archdiocese of Adelaide. The Convention will be held at St Aloysius College (53 Wakefield St, Adelaide) and St Francis Xavier Cathedral (39 Wakefield St, Adelaide).
The ACYMC utilises the WYD theme of the year in which it is held. The theme for the Convention in 2014 is: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” (Mt 5:3).