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Australian Catholic Youth Festival

Australian Catholic Youth Festival Perth ~ December 2019

As about 15,000 people gathered in Sydney’s Domain for ACYF 2017 final Mass, it was announced that the next Australian Catholic Youth Festival will be held in Perth WA in 2019.

Sydney ~ 2017

Around 18,000 young people attended the Australian Catholic Youth Festival recently.  The theme of the Festival was Open new horizons for spreading joy.  The Festival offered a multitude of ways of expressing Catholic faith in an amazing three-day experience.  ACYF was held at Sydney Olympic Park and other nearby venues.     

2017 ACYF

From the Festival

At the Festival Ballarat diocese had a booth at the Expo based on Amazing Young People of Ballarat and Australia. Flyer here

ACYF 2017 Expo Booth - "Amazing Young People of Ballarat & Australia"

ACYF Group

Australian Catholic Youth Festival

ACYF is hosted by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference.  The idea of hosting a large national festival grew out of Australia’s involvement in World Youth Days and a wish to gather Australia’s Catholic youth together. It exists to provide young people with opportunities to explore and deepen their faith, to be empowered to be agents of change in the world today, and to encounter and celebrate the diversity and vitality of Catholic faith in Australia.  It also gives the Bishops of Australia the opportunity to hear and meet the young people of Australia. The first Festival was held in Melbourne in 2013 and the second in Adelaide in 2015.  Many young people from Ballarat Diocese, together with Bishop Paul Bird, attended all three events.  

 

ACFY Official Song - Joyful Generation by Tim Hart

 

 

ACYF participants were excited to have Matt Maher perform at the Festival

 

 


 

 

 

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