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Family Week

The theme for Family Week 2019 is Building Connections in the Spirit of Hope

This year’s focus on the dynamic concept of Hope, how it can be celebrated and strengthened within families, schools or parish communities, highlights that we are at our best when we are connected to others and to the world around us. 

Genuine hope is built on vulnerability and love, rather than self defence and indifference, on a joy that seeks new opportunities rather than a fear that constantly sees new threats, on a strong community base rather than individualism, on building bridges not walls. This sits beautifully alongside one of our 2019 College priorities, which is to strengthen connectedness.

A blog from Fr Gerard Dowling OAM on the Spirit of Hope, looking at this year's theme for Family Week:

2019 Australian Catholic Youth Festival

ACYF is an initiative of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference and is Australia’s largest national gathering of Catholic young people.
It exists to:

  • Provide young people with opportunities to deepen their relationship with Jesus                                                                                                
  • Be empowered to be disciples in the world today
  • Encounter and celebrate the vitality of the Church in Australia

The festival will use the scriptural focus of the 2020 Plenary Council, ‘Listen to what the Spirit is saying’ (Rev 2:7).

2019 ACYF will be held in Perth from 8-10 December and further information is available to students on Siena Central.


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