Australian Catholic Youth Festival Information

September 8, 2015

The Australian Catholic Youth Festival (ACYF) is a national gathering of Catholic young people established by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference. It exists to provide young people with opportunities to deepen their faith and participate in the vitality of the Church in Australia. The three day festival involves a celebration of faith through prayer, music, recreation, seminars and presentations.

The first Festival was held in Melbourne in December 2013. A small group of senior boys from the College attended the event and it proved to be an enriching and enjoyable experience for all involved.

In 2015, young people are invited to attend the ACYF hosted by the Archdiocese of Adelaide from December 3 to 5. St Patrick’s College is partnering with Loreto College, Damascus College and St Patrick’s Cathedral to form a Ballarat diocese group composed of students from each of the Catholic secondary schools and facilitated by staff. All St Patrick’s students in Years 9 -12 are invited to join the group.

All parents and students of our College are warmly invited to attend an information evening. The purpose of the night is to provide information that will allow you to consider your son’s attendance at the ACYF.

When: – – – – – – – – – – – Tuesday, September 15 from 7:00pm -“ 8:30pm.

Where: – – – – – – – – – – St Patrick’s College, Old Collegian Pavilion.

Content: – – – – – – – – The night will cover the vision for the event and all practical details including transport, accommodation, costs, catering and registration.

– – – – – – Finger food and refreshments will be provided.

RSVP: If you will be attending please kindly RSVP with the number of attendees to, or by phoning 5322 4393, by Friday, September 11.

More information on the ACYF is available at