Catholic Townsville Diocese Youth Ministry encourages, empowers & supports all young people to be the heart, head & hands of Christ. 

2023 / 2024 Activities You Can Join!

Ignite Conference 2024

  • What: A powerful and immersive 'mountain-top' experience, a conference for thousands of young Catholics across Queensland to join together and experience incredible workshops, Mass, keynote speakers, Adoration, prayer and worship. Join the Townsville Diocesan group for an incredible journey of faith, friendship and excitement. 
  • When:
    • September School Holidays
    • How Long? A Week 
  • Where: St Laurence's College, South Brisbane
  • Who: High School (yr 8-12), & young adults (18-30 yrs), teachers and supervisors/parents!
  • Estimated Cost $1000 - $1200, (can be less, can be more, depending on the costs of Flights).
  • Some communities offer fundraising, check with your school and local parish!
  • More details will be available in April 2024. 
  • Email us at with any questions. 
  • Registration and Expression of Interest will close: July 31 2024

Alpha Youth Series

  • What: Engaging video series with deep conversations about spirituality, life, and God. It is an 8-week series with an awesome weekend trip away!

Alpha Life Essentials 

YCS (Young Christian Students) 

  • What: A Student-Run Social Justice Movement that challenges our young people to see their reality and make real change. 
  • YCS School Information Booklet

Young Vinnies 

  • What: A chance for young people to reach out and help bring people up, a great fundraising, social justice and service group that's got great connections, resources and a truly inspiring Vincentian Spirituality. 

If you are a Youth Leader and you would like to run any of these programs in your school or parish - please reach out to us and we can help you get started! 

To provide young people with different opportunities on a diocesan level that empower, encourage and support them. 

Youth Groups

Kirwan - Ryan Parish Youth Group
Ingham - Gilroy Youth Group
Mount Isa - Catholics in Action Youth Group (C.I.A.)
Charters Towers - Columba Youth Group

Social Justice Groups

St Vincent De Paul

YCS (Young Christian Students)

Laudato Si’

Catholic Townsville Diocese Youth Ministry also participates in the wider Catholic Faith through Ignite Conference, Australian Catholic Youth Festival and World Youth Day, which enriches and deepens young people's faith through gathering at a national and international level.

Social Media 

Instagram: @catholicyouthtownsville

Facebook: Catholic Youth Townsville Diocese

Spotify: catholicyouthtsv

Youth Ministry Contacts

Diocesan Youth Ministry Worker 

Young Christian Students (YCS)

Gabby Tait

Ph: 4726 3263

Diocesan Youth Ministry Worker

Isabella Melara

Ph: 4726 3261

Email Enquiry Youth




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