Youth Update: What have we been up to?

The youth at Ryde Gladesville have been busy lately! Here's what we've been up to over the past few weeks, and what's still to come.

Youth Leaders Commissioning Mass

Last Sunday, 8 young adults had a day of retreat and training for their six months of assisting and planning with the High School youth group, Sparc. This was followed by a Youth Leader Commissioning Mass, where they received a blessing for the upcoming work that they will be doing. We ask that you keep these amazing people in your prayers: Sophia Krivacic, Irish Gonzales, Tafara Jakopo, Keenan Carbonell, Bianca Kallukaran and Shehana Vithana.

Mission trip to Vietnam

In the holidays, two of our high school youth, Angelique and Alyssa from Marist College Woolwich took part in a Mission trip to Vietnam. Here is a snippet of Alyssa’s experience:

“I was so blessed to be able to participate in the 2020 immersion to Vietnam with my school Mercy Catholic College, for two weeks in January. This trip exceeded my expectations in no way that I could have imagined, prior to coming.”

“The part I enjoyed most from the trip would be in Hue where we helped to build the foundation of a school and visit an orphanage… It was eye-opening to see how much the Holy Spirit lived within these people and communities that had the bare minimum, especially the children who managed to never stop smiling. Being able to play with children with hearing complications proved to me that love for each other can overcome any language barriers.” 


Stations of the Cross 2020

Calling all young people in years 9-12! We need volunteers for our Stations of the Cross play! Do you like acting? Or would you like to try something new? Need the ministry hours? Then this is the opportunity for you! Join us for our first practice next Friday February 21st at 5:00pm-6:30pm at St Charles Borromeo Church Ryde! If you’re interested, contact Youth Coordinator Jemille West on 0405 739 444 –

Neighbourhood Theology

We are back! Every month a parishioner kindly opens their homes to us, and the young adults gather together for a free meal, drinks and a great talk on theology by a guest speaker. This month we will be gathering at 9 Spencer St Gladesville for a talk by our very own Fr Daniele on the topic: Body Mind Spirit- can psychology and religion help heal me today? Anyone aged 18-40 is welcome!

Ignite Youth: The Amazing Race to Heaven!

Ignite is back with a twist! We will be meeting every third Saturday of the month at 3pm-5pm at the Our Lady Queen of Peace school music room just before the family mass at 5pm! Bring all your friends in Years 4-6, as well $5 for afternoon tea and get ready for an Amazing race this Saturday 15th February! For more information, please contact Youth Coordinator Jemille West on 0405 739 444