Thank you to Irene Galea for all the help and support given to HYPA since it’s beginning.
The parish appreciates her role as secretary and wish her all the very best.


Next HYPA Mass: St Monica’s on Saturday 18 November at 6.30pm. All welcome. If there are any Youth in the Parish who would like to participate in the Youth Mass through Readings, Offertory, Handing out Bulletins & Flyers please contact Fr John Paul at the Parish on 45781410.

Holy Hour of Prayer for Youth: 1st Friday of every Month 6.30pm - 7.30pm – All families welcome to join the HYPA in a Holy Hour of Prayer for our Youth (Please Bring a Plate to share for supper afterwards).

Youth Group Social: Meet every 3rd Saturday of the month 5:30pm - 6:00pm followed by HYPA Mass.



HYPA Youth Liturgy of the Word and XLT training now by appointment only.
Please contact Cathy Richmond on 0412 916 788 or email to organise
training. All readers should undergo general and specific training prior to their roster.

Helpers for Monthly HYPA Youth Mass Sausage Sizzle – If you attend the HYPA Youth Mass &
could help out with occasional sausage sizzle duties please contact Fr John Paul at the Parish Office on 4578 1410 to be added to the helper list.

HYPA Pastoral Team:
We are looking for young adults in the Parish of Richmond and Windsor to join the HYPA Pastoral Team — This is an advisory committee for the youth ministries in both Parishes. If you are interested please contact Fr John Paul at the Parish Office on 4578 1410.


Youth In Mission’ Are you interested in joining a mission trip with young people to the Philippines? Some of the
highlights of the trip: visit an orphanage, build a chapel, visit children in local schools, and experience a Filipino fiesta. Date: 9 - 24 January 2018. For more information, please contact Fr John Paul:


Australian Catholic Youth Festival (ACYF): Early-bird registration is now open for the largest gathering of young Catholics since World Youth Day Sydney in 2008! Bishop Vincent & Catholic Youth Parramatta invite young people from Year 9 to 30 years of age to celebrate the young heart of the Church, with 15,000 others, at this year’s
triennial ACYF being hosted by the Archdiocese of Sydney (December 7-9) at Sydney Olympic Park.
How to register: Student in our Catholic System– speak to your REC. Student in State School System – contact Catholic Youth Parramatta. Over 18 years of age – register as an individual visit


Please contact us via email ( or on our Facebook page @HYPAyouthgroup & give us feedback and suggestions as to what you would like to be run for the Youth. ALSO we are still looking for Donations, whether it is money, or materials like, pool tables & table tennis tables. Thanks to those who have offered help, we currently have enough furniture. But anything else would be great help!



Calling all Youth!

We want you to get involved in the Mass - Singing, Collecting, Welcoming, Reading.

There are lots of things you can do. If you’re interested in lending a hand contact us



HYPA Youth Group Logo

The Logo competition winner is:

Suzie Sultana




Children’s Liturgy is held each week at the Vigil Mass & 9.30am Mass at St Monica’s. If you are
interested in leading or being a support person, please contact the Parish Office. A Working with Children Check will need to be completed.

All materials are supplied by the Parish.




Catholic Youth Events in the Parramatta Diocese

Check out the link below to a great new calendar which will connect you to the all the Youth related events happening here in the Parramatta Diocese.

click here



Read the WYD Parramatta Pilgrims Holy Land to Madrid 2011 blog

Video archive WYD Madrid 2011

Photo galleries


Pilgrim Photos


Jordan River

(photo by Ryan Reyes)

Mt Nebo

(photo by Kathleen Buckley)

Mt of Beatitudes

(photo by Kathleen Buckley)

Sunrise over Lake Galilee

(photo by Kathleen Buckley)

Mass at Mt Tabor

(photo by Kathleen Buckley)

View from Mt Tabor

(photo by Kathleen Buckley)

Church at Gethsemane

(photos by Kathleen Buckley)







Diocesan Youth E-Magazine

Click here to read the latest edition!

As usual, it is packed with reviews, upcoming events as well as meet some of the awesome young people we have in the Diocese by reading 'the youthgroup page'. This features a different youthgroup every month!

Don't forget to send in any reviews, upcoming events, etc that you want to be put in the E-Magazine, to the Diocesan Youth Office on















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