Youth Ministry

Involvement in Youth Ministry at St Paul's provides students with opportunities to engage with and grow in their Catholic faith in connection with their peers, College, Parish and Diocese.

At St Paul's Catholic College we use a framework for Youth Ministry based on the CSYMA model (Catholic Schools Youth Ministry Australia), namely a four phase model of peer to peer youth ministry. Students in Year 10 have the opportunity to be trained and formed in youth ministry and leadership skills as part of a dedicated Youth Ministry Religious Education class and then continue on to join the St Paul's College Senior Youth Ministry Teams in Year 11 and Year 12.

Students involved in the College Youth Ministry have the opportunity to receive on going spiritual formation through College spirituality days, retreats, Youth Alpha, attendance at the Australian Catholic Youth Festival, World Youth Day and an immersion pilgrimage. These occur at various times throughout the year.

Students also build connections with their parish of Manly Freshwater and other parishes on the Peninsula. This includes a monthly youth mass followed by Young Adults Group. Year 10 students are involved in literacy groups at St Mary's Catholic Primary School in Manly and Year 11 assist the Primary Scripture Catechist Assistance Program, working with parish volunteer catechists at Manly Village Primary School.

St Paul's Youth Ministry also participates in the youth ministry of Broken Bay Diocese "Light: Youth of Broken Bay". Students attend the regular diocesan "Praise and Worship nights" which are hosted by various parishes around the diocese. Students also participate in the annual BBYM (Broken Bay Youth Ministry) conference in March each year.

Students involved in youth ministry participate in the life of the College such through liturgy, social justice outreach, spirituality days and special events. These students have opportunities to grow in confidence and leadership skills. More importantly, our students are willing witnesses to their faith in God and their choice to love as disciples of Jesus in our St Paul's Community.