Young people of Perth prepare for largest Catholic event in Perth this December 2019

Young people of Perth prepare for largest Catholic event in Perth this December 2019

On the 20th September, Catholic Youth Ministry facilitated a Diocesan wide formation session for all Australian Catholic Youth Festival (ACYF) 2019 pilgrims at Servite Catholic College, Tuart Hill.

There will be three exciting and prayerful formation sessions in total leading towards ACYF in December, one this October and another in November. The sessions are aimed at providing for groups who are not able to organise their own session and for group coordinators to observe and learn the process to conduct one for themselves.

The event was well attended by Perth pilgrims & their group leaders coming from 18 parishes & groups, with approximately 50 young people. It was an opportunity for local pilgrims to meet other young people who will be attending ACYF, and join in the journey and fun together.

During the event, there were prayer, music, testimony, and group discussions. All materials used were from the formation resource provided by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) office. The night was also filled with inspiring scripture passages and exhortations, accompanied by powerful testimonies from the young people. At the end of the event, attendees had a great time meeting one another, and were genuinely excited to be going to ACYF and the next formation sessions.

The ACYF formation resource is available for download online: We strongly encourage for groups participating in ACYF  to spend time preparing and forming group members both before and after the festival, as this will help make the most out of your group’s ACYF experience.

There will be two more formation evenings coming up, details are as follows:

11th of October – It’s a Marathon (Faith and Discernment), St Emilie’s, Canning Vale
15th of November – The Finish Line (Pilgrimage & Practical Tips), Servite College

Time: 6.30pm -8.30pm (Light Refreshments available)

If you would like more information about upcoming CYM events or formation session, please feel free to check out our website:

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.