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ACYF Follow Up - Challenge Accepted!

  • Saturday, 29 Feb. 2020 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm AWST

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This event was available from Monday, 5 February 2018 12:00 am until the event start date.

Hello, 2020! After the life-changing event last December where more than 5,500 young people gathered at the Australian Catholic Youth Festival, we need a place to continue our journey and keep on coming together as one faith community. So we bring you 2 events to bring back all the ACYF feels and to continue listening to the Holy Spirit and inviting Him into our daily lives.

ACYF Mission: Challenge Accepted! Part 1

We all want to be fit, but the only way to do it is to actually start and work on in. Same with obtaining information about the faith. How are we taking what we learned and implement it in our own lives? 


This event will be a workshop style featuring ACYF speakers and performers! If you missed these awesome workshops, now is the chance to attend!

Date and time: 1.30 PM - 5 PM Saturday 29th February 2020
Venue: Newman Siena Centre
Address: 33 Williamstown Rd, Doubleview WA 6018

This is a FREE EVENT!! 


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Performers and workshops

There will be four different workshops happening at the same time so, read carefully and choose wisely – you can only pick one!

Br. Sheldon Burke – Mary, did you know?

Synopsis – Who is Mary? Why do Catholics pray to Mary? How can we be closer to Jesus through Mary? What is the Rosary? In this session, come and find out about the importance of having Mother Mary as an example in our faith journey towards heaven and how we can say yes to the will of God in the big and small things, just like she did. We will also look at practical ways of becoming closer to Mother Mary, including unlocking the secret of the Rosary – one of the most powerful prayers, well-loved by many saints!‌

Br. Sheldon Burke, originally from Perth, WA joined formation with the Somascan Fathers at 22 years old. With previous studies in Biomedical Science and Secondary Education, he was then sent to Italy for his formation, working with orphans and the sick, and going on to complete his philosophical studies at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome. He is currently on his magisterium (pastoral training) formation in the Somascan Parishes in Perth, where he is passionate about working with young people across the Archdiocese and Religious Education in secondary schools.

Mario Borg – Application Open – Australia’s Next Generation of Saints

Synopsis – The Holy Spirit is at work moving in our lives empowering us to be good citizens of this world and to make a difference in a supernatural way. Join us for a time of music, interactive fun and total inspiration. Leave us ready to take on the world and all of its challenges.

Mario Borg is the Director of 24:7 Youth Ministry, a lecturer at Acts 2 College of Mission and Evangelisation, a Coordination at Disciples of Jesus Covenant Community and former catholic school teacher.

Luke & Montana Bogoni – Swipe Away the Tears

Synopsis – The world has changed and so has dating and relationships. In an age of social media and dating apps that tell us who we are and aren’t compatible with, how do we find “The One” and discern that they are the right person for us?

Local Perth couple, Luke and Montana Bogoni, have been a part of Perth’s catholic scene for over ten years. They are currently teaching in country Western Australia where they lead the local Parish youth group and are frequent contributors to the Australian Catholics Magazine. Over the years, Luke and Montana have had the opportunity to speak at various schools and youth conferences about their experiences with dating, relationships and discerning vocations. They look forward to sharing their journey and love for Christ at ACYF in 2019.

Karl Brown – Rise to the Challenge

Synopsis – If you’re passionate about making a difference in the world, then learning how to lead well is really important. This workshop will teach you what leadership is, why its important, and how everyone can grow in their ability to lead others.

Instrumenta Dei (Performers)

Instrumenta Dei formerly known as ETG Band. Instrumenta Dei is a Perth based worship team made up of nine young people from all over the city who have a strong authentic desire to praise God in song.


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