Youth Synod and Youth Synod in Action are annual events that happens over two sessions, gathering together 50-60 youth aged 13-21 in addition to a number of community volunteers.
Youth Synod is a meeting, or synod session, with motions prepared by participants, informed by their immersion experiences and issues or commitments with which they are passionate. Delegates commit to specific action and share their commitments with the wider diocese. On occasion delegates will also create motions that are eventually presented at diocesan synod.
Youth Synod in Action is a weekend event hosted at a parish in the diocese. During the weekend delegates will, gather, worship, pray, play and learn about social justice and social action initiatives and programs through immersion experiences. The immersion experiences change from year to year and reflect the community that is hosting YSA and the areas of justice delegates express an interest in learning more about.
Each parish is encouraged to be represented by an unlimited number of delegates; these delegates are invited to attend by the parish.
YSA: advocating for a world that reflects God's mission, love, hope, hospitality, inclusion and justice.
Program Consultant, Children, Youth & Family Ministry
Senior Administrative Assistant
Session 1 - Youth Synod - Motion Debate
Session 2 - Youth Synod in Action - Immersion Experiences
There is no application process for Youth Synod in Action. If you are interested in being a delegate to Youth Synod in Action, please speak to your parish priest/youth worker who must register you by March 25, 2017. Participants must be appointed by the parish in order to participate at Youth Synod in Action.
It is our hope that delegates will be able to attend both sessions but may also only attend one.
To register your delegates for YSA please forward their name, address, phone number, email address, birth date and age to Jane Wyse before March 20, 2017.
Delegates: $80 (parishes are billed directly for this program) Click for Financial Assistance