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The Year of Youth in Adelaide

The Australian Bishops have identified the liturgical year of 2018, beginning on the first Sunday of Advent (3rd December 2017), as a national Year of Youth. The Year of Youth invites the Church into prayerful discernment about the importance and life-giving presence of young people in the local Church and society. It calls for dialogue and active engagement focused on the reconnection and renewal of a new generation of young people in the life of the Church.

 Year of Youth Aims

  • Prayerfully discern the Australian Bishops vision for ministry with young people, Anointed and Sent
  • Authentic and personal engagement by Church leaders in the challenges and success in young people’s lives
  • Acknowledging the Holy Spirit at work in the lives of young people, and young people acting upon the Holy Spirit in the life of the Church;
  • Upholding the dignity of young people, ensuring a safe environment from physical, emotional and spiritual harm 

The aims for the Year of Youth dovetail together with the goals of Anointed and Sent: an Australian vision for catholic youth ministry provide a rich framework and challenges local faith communities to explore new horizons as they accompany young people into maturity.

National Website


YEar of Youth Resources

COYYA has compiled some resources for use in the Year of Youth and beyond. 


Year of Youth Projects and Events from COYYA

ADelaide YOY Calendar

This calendar is the go-to place to see all of the events happening across the Archdiocese and nationally during the Year of Youth.


We have taken Pope Francis' Prayer for Young People and turned it into a number of items that you can use in the YoY including:

  • Postcard
  • Bookmark
  • Email header
  • Facebook cover photo
  • Powerpoint slides

Youth Cross

A competition will be held to design a youth cross for the Year of Youth. This cross will serve as a symbol of unity for all young people within our Archdiocese and will be revealed and comissioned at our local World Youth Day celebrations.


The YoY video is available for download to show to your parish, youth group or school.


Pentecost Vigil 2018 with Steve ANgrisano

The Adelaide Cathedral Parish and COYYA welcome you to a night of joy and celebration with international Catholic Musician, Steve Angrisano. Listen to talks, music, and have fun celebrating the Gift of the Holy Spirit with young people from the Archdiocese! 

The Chapel Sessions

Three music events held in some of the iconic chapels in the Archdiocese of Adelaide. Look for dates in June, July and August.