If you’re heading to Uni next year, make sure you look out for the Chaplaincy and Ministry groups on campus. They run heaps of events on campus and are always available to support you during your time at Uni.
University of Queensland (UQ)
Newman Catholic Society
The Newman Catholic Society was one of the first official student clubs that was ever formed at the University of Queensland St Lucia Campus. We are a group of Catholic students, and those interested in the Catholic faith, who want to grow deeper in our relationship with God.
Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
University is a time of transition, challenge and new experiences. It’s these experiences that will help you discover your purpose and define your future. Freedom, Catholic mission on campus, is a student club supported by Freedom missionary staff & volunteers. It is here for you, to help you discover your purpose through faith studies, one on one discipleship, mass on campus, social events and community.
Australian Catholic University (ACU)
ACU Campus Ministry
ACU Campus Ministry is about helping you to see and experience life differently as you journey through university. We exist to provide you with the space, the tools and the opportunities to support you in your faith, and to help you better understand where you're going and who you're becoming in life.
Parish Young Adult Groups
Do you live near any of these parishes? They all have groups full of people your age who meet up regularly.
Other Young Adult Groups
Are you interested in going to events with other like-minded people your age? Check out some of these groups and events.
We offer young people the opportunity to connect personally with God through prayer groups that teach the dynamism of the Word of God. We also run spiritual retreats, faith formation sessions and offer personal spiritual accompaniment to help discern vocation, God's will and plan for your life.
Frassati is inspired by Bl Pier Giorgio Frassati for those who seek to live the Catholic faith in an authentic way. Each Monday Frassati hosts Verso L’Alto Evenings for young men and women who want to know their Catholic faith better and live it more faithfully - 7pm Mass at Mary Immaculate Church, 616 Ipswich Rd, Annerley; followed by supper and catechesis/faith formation sessions. Monthly, the women of Flores Teresianes gather for dinner and a talk.
Gap Years and Immersions
There are lots of opportunities for you to spend a gap year serving others, or go on an immersion overseas or in Australia. If you’re interested in this, make sure you contact some of these groups below to see how you can apply.
You are created for a greater purpose – NET Ministries puts into action the Church’s mission to evangelise and make a difference in the world. You will be formed, trained and equipped in youth ministry, and play an active role in transforming the lives of young people around this nation. Be the difference the world needs and take a leap of faith. Find out more from our website and check out our Facebook for awesome videos and new news!
A Catholic Mission Immersion is where a small group of adults or students visit church and school communities in an Australian Indigenous context or an overseas country for 10 to 12 days. The purpose of an immersion is for participants to experience life, faith and justice from a new perspective and return home inspired to live a personal sense of Catholic ‘mission’ in Australia.
Local Service Opportunities
If you were involved in social justice activities at your school and want to keep involved next year, there are heaps of opportunities all around South East Queensland to stay connected!
Edmund Rice Camps
Edmund Rice Camps provide Holiday programs for children, young people and families who would not otherwise have the opportunity. Young adult volunteers participate as mentors and friends to provide experiences of fun and friendship to some children who really need it!
Rosies started as a youth mission, commencing in Queensland in 1987 at the Gold Coast Schoolies Week supporting youth at risk. We are the longest serving community organisation helping make the event as safe as possible. We continue to engage youth, and the community, through education, awareness, and volunteer programs that play a vital role in prevention and support.
Passionist Youth Retreat Team
The Passionist Youth Retreat Team is made up of Young Adults who want a different experience…The team is different every year, and is made up of those wanting to explore, depend and strengthen their faith, as well as up skilling for retreat work. If you’re interested in joining the team, head to the website to find out more!
Vinnies Youth Queensland offers a range of events and programs to support disadvantaged and marginalised youth. We are always looking out for passionate volunteers to plan, organise and run youth programs during the year. The programs include: Buddies Days (which involves an annual camp), SENSE Youth Mentoring (which involves an annual camp) and VOICE Program.
There are some big events coming up next year in the wider Catholic Church. Have a look at these events and try to get to some next year!
Australian Catholic Youth Festival
The Australian Catholic Youth Festival (ACYF) is held every 2 years in a different city in Australia. This is a chance for thousands of young Catholics (aged 15-25) to gather, encounter Jesus and celebrate their faith. The next festival will run in 2019 in Perth. Head to the website for more info!
Ignite Beach House
Congrats on finishing High School! Feeling a bit nervous about what’s to come? We’d love you to come join us for 4 days of food, swims, hangs and mad chats about the crazy first years out of school at a Beach House on the coast. Ignite Beach House is a gathering of 17-20 year olds to celebrate being out of school and to explore the huge adventure and purpose God has for your life.
Whether you’ve never been to church, or you’re just looking for a monthly hangout with your parish youth group, you’re going to fit in perfect at Ignite Live! The night involves Mass, dinner, praise & worship, reconciliation and prayer teams.