"Encountering God through Serving - People, Community and the Environment"

This is our year to bring back activities and events for Youth of our diocese. 
Parishioners are asked to support our Youth by contacting your Parish Priest and the Youth Office to see how you can help!
Youth that are interested in joining the fun while we journey in our faith can Like us on Facebook and keep updated on pending activities and events.

Cathy Walsh, Coordinator of Youth Ministry
ph 902-863-3335/1-800-656-5311 ext 241
Facebook: DioceseofAntigonishYouth

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We want to hear from you! Click here to take our Diocesan Survey on what matters to you in faith and life.
Then lend your voice to the upcoming Bishops Synod 2018: Young People, The Faith and Vocational Discernment.
A survey to gather the opinions of youth from around the world is available at: https://goo.gl/yZgxRr


Fall Retreat 2017 for Young Adults (18 years and older)Football at Camp Breton Dean
Camp Geddie, Merigomish, NS
Friday, Sept. 22 (5pm) -Sunday, Sept. 24 (noon)
Registration fee: $60
Transportation available

Register online: https://goo.gl/forms/5rEkpwyJ7SNcf4QN2

or contact Fr. Andrew Gillies, ph 1-902-863-4846 or email



Save the Dates!

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Youth Rally
Theme: Serving People, Community, and Environment
Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017
St. Ninian's Place, Antigonish

Advent Scripture and Song
Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017
St. Joseph's Church, Port Hawkesbury

Youth Rally
Saturday, May 5, 2018
Our Lady of Fatima Church, Sydney River



Goodbye and Best Wishes ...

Nolan Conrad has left his employment as Youth Ministry Director as of Friday, August 11, 2017. 
Please join us in wishing Nolan Conrad all the best in his future endeavors.
See more on Our Blog.





Steubenville Atlantic July 7-9 in Halifax.
More than 20 students participated from our diocese.
Please hold them in prayer during this time of renewal.



Thank you! 

Our Youth Ministry Think Tank on NOV.19th at St. Louis Parish, Louisdale brought together youth ministry advocates from across our diocese.  
Facilitator Anne Walsh led everyone through exercises of exploration, discovery and planning. 

You Give Them Something to Eat is a 70-page text that can be used by dioceses, eparchies, parishes, youth groups and organizations to assist in reflections on youth ministry, to identify strengths and weaknesses in current approaches, and to build an outreach ministry that meets the needs of young people. The publication is available for free download from CCCB publications and includes a preface by Bishop Brian Dunn.
Click on the image for details and the link to download.



Youth Office Sends Special Thank you!

During the month of March, The NET Encounter team visited our Diocese. We had some AWESOME retreats in Cheticamp, Margaree, Port Hood and Sydney Mines. Leading up to our NET week, there was risk of cancelling because of the number of retreats but Cheticamp, Port Hood and Margaree, in very short time, under the gun, with hours on the phone, and a lot of hard work, scheduled in our retreats and got it done. Thank you so much to all Parish communities involved, to all the volunteers, the families, priests, and couples that cooked meals, drove kids, organized hospitality, but especially to those who hosted the missionaries in your homes. Over 120+ kids had an amazing experience as Church, and heard the awesome message of Jesus. When we come together Great things happen.


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Stay tuned for photos, and announcements of upcoming activities. 

Cathy Walsh
Coordinator, Youth Ministry
ph (902) 863-3335 or toll-free 1-800-656-5311 ext 241