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Introducing Catholic Youth Parramatta's

“Elements” is an online initiative by Catholic Youth Parramatta which offers content for youth ministers to use in their respective parishes, schools and movements. It will be distributed monthly.
We look forward to seeing how Elements grows with you. If you wish to discuss the content of this initiative further, contact Qwayne on
“There is no saint without a past, no sinner without a future.”
– St. Augustine of Hippo

From Sinners to Saints

As we reflect during this Lenten season, many of us may have already been confronted with areas in our lives where we need God. The more we recognise this, the more we understand the need for daily conversion. Conversion can be understood as any turning or changing from a state of sin to repentance, from a lax to a fervent way of life, from unbelief to faith.

Often, when we realise our shortcomings, failures and weakness, we are discouraged and we allow this to hinder our striving for sainthood. In these times of struggle, we can turn to the community of saints who offer their guidance to us. They are recognised as role models who experienced that daily conversion needed to live a full life in faith. In this edition of Elements, we explore what it means to be a saint and learn about saints who had lived their lives away from God. We offer resources that highlight the struggle and the striving involved in encouraging sinners to become saints. You too are called to be a saint! 

Articles  Outlines & Reflections 
Good Friday Night Walk 2019
Every year, we journey with young people from all around the Diocese for a special pilgrimage. This year, we have two routes. Last year we had over 1000 walk the 20km+ journey. For more information, please follow the link. 
Prayer is an essential part of your meetings. In this section we suggest a prayer or a creative way to engage in prayer to encourage young people to deepen their prayer lives. This may include songs, guided prayers or meditations. This month, as we look to ACYF 2019, we remember the theme song of ACYF 2017. This is a great way to get your young people on their feet at any youth meeting. Check it out by clicking the link below. More details about registrations to follow in the coming months. 

Get Your Game On: a different take on Charades

This section will feature an ice breaker game or activity that you could use to help facilitate interaction between your youth. Check out this cool take on an old school youth game. Link here:
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