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Living the Faith featuring Angela

Hi everyone! My name is Angela, I’m 21 years old and I am from the Vietnamese Community. I have been a part of my youth group for over 10 years and am still there serving as a youth leader. Aside from being a youth leader, I am in my third year of uni, studying to become a primary school teacher! 

ACYF changed me and gave me a new perspective

I honestly don’t remember too much of my life before ACYF; though I do remember attending mass, listening to the weekly Gospels and receiving the Eucharist every week. However, I did it out of habit and family expectations not because I wanted to. Attending ACYF changed me and gave me a new perspective.

The first ACYF I attended was ACYF13 hosted in Melbourne. I was 14 at the time! I honestly didn’t know what to expect, I was more excited at the travelling aspect rather than the festival. Looking back, I am so glad I went, as it was the catalyst for me to attend the following three ACYFs. No matter how many ACYFs I attend, there is always something different and new at the next one. 

Without ACYF I don’t know where or who I would be today

Having attended ACYF19, and being given the opportunity to participate in the festival, it really opened my eyes as to how I can continue to develop my faith journey and serve God. It reminded me why I chose to become a youth leader; wanting to spread God’s word and love to others.

I was able to not only further my relationship with God but also deepen my understanding and knowledge to bring back and share with my community and youth group. I find myself growing closer to God with every day that passes, and am forever thankful for ACYF, as without it I don’t know where or who I would be today.

Catholic Youth Ministry
Catholic Youth Ministry
Catholic Youth Ministry is the official agency supporting and promoting youth ministry in the Archdiocese of Perth. Our aim is to assist young adults to build a deep and lasting relationship with Jesus and to help them find their place in the Church and the world.