Youth Events in Tasmania
Tasmanian Catholic Youth Festival
The Archdiocese of Hobart hosted the first-ever Tasmanian Catholic Youth Festival in 2018. Hundreds of Catholic school and college students attended the festival, which was held over two days; Day one at the Tram sheds in Launceston and Day two at Guilford Young College Glenorchy campus.
Pilgrimage to St Patrick’s Colebrook
The inaugural youth pilgrimage from the historic town of Richmond to Colebrook in Tasmania’s Coal River Valley, took place in March 2017.
Now an annual event, the pilgrimage attracts dozens of Catholic youth each year who enjoy walking from the oldest continually-used Catholic Church in Australia, to the historic St Patrick’s Catholic Church in Colebrook.
Based on successful Gracefest events that have been held in other Australian States, this Tasmanian event focuses on youth joining together for an evening of prayer, worship and festivities.
“When young people come together, particularly when young people come together because of their faith, there is a natural joy, excitement and celebration,” said Archbishop Julian.
Immaculata Mission Schools
The Sisters of the Immaculata have been hosting their annual Mission School for young people for more than a decade.
The Mission School lasts for ten days and includes talks, daily prayer, celebration of the Sacraments, friendship and a time of mission. It is an opportunity for young Catholics to meet and connect with their peers, many of whom travel from across Australia to be at the event.
The sisters also offer an immersive five-month Long Term Mission School.