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Registrations open for the Australian Catholic Youth Festival in Sydney

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Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP registers for the ACYF. PHOTO: Supplied

With seven months to go, registration is now open online for the Australian Catholic Youth Festival (ACYF), to be held in Sydney from 7-9 December 2017.

Groups and individuals can register online at

Groups are encouraged to register early with additional incentives for those groups who register before 31 May.

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The ACYF is expected to be the largest gathering of young people in Australia since World Youth Day 2008. It aims to draw more than 15,000 young people from every State and Territory to explore, deepen and celebrate their Catholic faith on local soil. Organisers are pulling out all stops to ensure the ACYF will bring alive a rich variety of speakers, entertainers, workshops and formation opportunities for our young people. The three-day event is an initiative of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, hosted in partnership with the Archdiocese of Sydney. The official theme of the ACYF is, Open new horizons for spreading joy: Young people, faith and vocational discernment.

Bishops Richard Umbers, Julian Porteous and Tony Randazzo register for the ACYF. PHOTO: Supplied

While registering online for the Festival, Archbishop of Sydney, Anthony Fisher OP said, “The festival will be a national expression and joyful celebration of the young Church in Australia. I encourage young people across Australia to go online and register with a local group today or visit the festival website to find out about other opportunities and the pre-festival competitions.”

“If you are between Year 9 and 30 years, the festival is for you,” he added.

Festival organisers are currently seeking entries for a film, song and art competition with finalists showcased at the event in December. The winning song will become the official theme song for the three-day Festival.

Festival information: Kathy Campbell, 0438 299 881 | [email protected]

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