Year of Youth 2018

At World Youth Day 2016, Pope Francis called young people and the Church to, ‘Open new horizons for spreading joy’.

Answering Pope Francis’ call, the Australians Bishops decided to identify the liturgical year of 2018, beginning on the first Sunday of Advent (3 December, 2017) as the national Year of Youth.

The Year of Youth was officially launched at the Australian Catholic Youth Festival (ACYF) in Sydney on 7 – 9 December 2017. The Youth Festival was a national gathering of young Catholic people established by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC).

The official theme is:

Open new horizons for spreading joy: Young people, faith and vocational discernment.


Youth Involvement

The Sisters of St Joseph continue their involvement in Catholic Education in Australia and New Zealand. The charism of the Josephites lives on in our Primary Schools, High Schools and beyond.

Mary MacKillop’s vision of a just world is embodied in the advocacy actions undertaken in our schools and the continued youth involvement of past students of Josephite schools.

Find out more about ‘Youth Involvement’



Risk And Dare (RAD) – Youth Justice Conference

On Thursday 20th and Friday 21st September, there is a Justice Conference for young adults aged 16-25.

Click on the link below to find out more…

Visit the RAD Youth Justice Conference webpage

Click here to register for the RAD Youth Justice Conference