CSYMA Students & Youth Ministers Bridging Schools and Parishes


Over the past few weeks Year 10 CSYMA students from MacKillop College and St Stanislaus College in Bathurst, facilitated both Year 3 and Year 6 Primary school retreats, these days play an important part in the faith formation of the young students.

On Friday the 7th of May, over 200 Year 3 students came together at Mackillop College to learn more about the Sacrament of the Eucharist. Through song, dance, games and religious instructions the students were able to dive deeper into their faith as they prepare to undertake the Sacrament of the Eucharist. Year 6 students came together on Friday the 28th of May to learn more about the Sacrament of Confirmation at St Stanislaus’ College. The Year 10 leaders worked hard throughout both days, engaging the Year 3 and 6 students in fun-filled and informative activities. 

Lillian Shone, Youth Minister


Here at St Johns College Dubbo, we have started to run a weekly ‘youth group’ event called Alpha Youth. This program invites students from year 8 through to year 11 to share a meal, make new friends from different year groups, and talk about the big questions of life in an honest, friendly and open environment. The first week of this program was a whole load of fun, laughter and thought provoking discussion. Overall, the students that joined us for this program thoroughly enjoyed it.  

Lisa Joseph, Youth Minister