Catholic Townsville Diocese Youth Ministry encourages the spiritual development and empowerment of all young people to be formed as disciples who live their faith through action. 

To provide this, there are different youth groups and social justice groups that young people can join. These groups are:

Youth Groups

Cranbrook - Holy Spirit Youth Group
Kirwan - Ryan Youth Group
Ayr - Parish Youth Group
Cathedral - Lighthouse Youth Group
Charters Towers - Columba College Youth Group
JCU - Saints Catholic College
Mount Isa - Catholics in Action Youth Group (C.I.A.)

Social Justice Groups


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

2019 Activities you can join:

Youth Leadership Training School

The course is for young leaders or for those who are interested in christian leadership. It will be held over two days and three evenings with fun lectures and interactive workshops covering the key topic of leadership and the skills needed. Bishop Tim will be one of the guest speakers. There will also be spiritual activities every day and opportunities for rest/ recreational activities. On the 18 May, there will be Mass presided over by Bishop Tim. Find out more and register here:    

    Venue:  Mater Hospital Conference Centre, 21-37 Fulham Rd, Pimlico QLD 4812
    Date:16 May 2019 - 18 May 2019
    Start: Thursday 16 May 2019, 4:30pm
    Finish: Saturday 18 May 2019, 9:30pm
    Cost: $40 to cover catering for food.

    Registration Closes: Monday 13 May 2019

    Breakthrough Camp

    Is an event for teenagers in High School within the Diocese of Townsville. The camp will be held over three days with fun, games, music and hanging out with others your own age. There will be spiritual activities everyday to have an encounter Jesus.

    To find out more and register visit - 

    Venue:  Ryan Community Centre, Morindo Dr, Kirwan QLD 4817
    Date:24 May 2019 - 26 May 2019
    Start: Friday 24 May 2019, 5:00pm
    Finish: Sunday 26 May 2019, 1:00pm
    Cost: $30 to cover catering for food.
    Registration Closes: Monday 13 May 2019

    Australian Catholic Youth Festival

    ACYF is a national event run by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference Youth Ministry office for all young people aged between 15 & 35 years old.
    To find out more and to register your interest email -
    Venue:  Perth, Western Australia
    Date: 5 December 2019 - 12 December 2019
    Cost: E$1,700.00 per person
    Registration Closes: Friday 21 June 2019

    For more information on opportunities for young people access these following the links below.

    Youth Ministry Contacts

    Diocesan Youth Ministry Support Worker

    Helen Melarekere
    Ph: 4726 3262


    Young Christian Students (YCS)

    Jason Hill
    Ph: 4726 3263