The Archdiocesan Office for Youth (AOY), as the nominated office working for young people in the Melbourne Archdiocese has a special role to play in promoting and resourcing the Year of Youth in our Archdiocese.
We decided to develop a resource to assist parishes and communities to break open the theme of the Year of Youth and help them begin to plan how they can mark the Year of Youth on a local level.
This resource contains useful documents to provide the background to the Year of Youth as well as many practical suggestions and ideas for how the Year of Youth can be celebrated. It is really only a start, however, and we know that there will be many creative ways that the Year of Youth will be celebrated across our Archdiocese.
The resource contains five sections to highlight the different focus areas we are encouraging parishes to mark. Each section contains an overview of the focus area and a number of suggestions of ideas for parishes and community groups.