Rise - Bathurst Diocese Youth


We are very sad to have to let you know that RISE won't happen this year.

With all the uncertainty of COVID around, and after weighing up the risks, we don't think we can deliver all that we want RISE to be this year.

We are disappointed to have to make this call and acknowledge the disappointment of participants, youth team members, workshop presenters and parents/guardians.

An email was sent today to all registered to attend, as well as their parents and carers, with more details.

RISE 2022 will be held 7-8 July 2022

Look out for the fun and exciting events RISE has planned, as we move into this new and exciting phase of youth ministry, including the RISE Youth Festival and our presence at the Australian Catholic Youth Festival.

Follow us on Facebook to keep up to date.


The NSW Government announcement of changes to COVID-19 regulations will have an obvious affect on plans for RISE 2021.

The health and safety of all is always a high priority for the organisers of RISE and all diocesan youth events.

Over the next two days we will determine the path forward for RISE and will share this information as a priority by midday on Monday.

At this stage, we can confirm that the format of RISE will NOT be a residential, on-site festival as planned. As soon as we have confirmation of the format, you will receive further information. 

Thank you once again for your support of RISE.

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you would like to discuss any issues in detail. I am always available.

Thanks and God Bless,

Our Lady of Perpetual Help,
Pray for us. 

Deacon Josh Clayton
Mission and Renewal Director
Catholic Diocese of Bathurst
0458 261 513
(02) 6334 6414 
(remove XX) mrd XX @bathurst XX .catholic.org.au

Date Claimers for 2021! 

RISE is back in full swing with live music and lots of in person fun! Don’t miss out! The theme for this year's RISE is “Stand Up”. 

Register for RISE 2021 here: https://forms.gle/imcDzACTjNGmrLuR7

RISE Youth Festival is for young people in Years 6 to 9 (youth in Years 10, 11 and 12 can be involved as team members. To do so, contact Deacon Josh).

The Diocesan Youth Ministers will facilitate a festival full of fun, friendship, small group challenges, workshops, games, music and opportunities to encounter Jesus.  

This year Gen Bryant has been booked to present at RISE. Gen has worked with schools, churches and communities for over 15 years. She has shared the stage with well-known artists such as Fr Rob Galea, Steve Angrisano, Gary Pinto, and in 2017, was the support act to Matt Maher at The Australian Catholic Youth Festival (ACYF), Sydney. 

Check out the "What is RISE "promo video here: https://youtu.be/59lvauVoC_8 

: RISE will run over two days - Thursday 1 July and Friday 2 July.

FORMAT: To be advised

COST: The cost for the two days is $110. Check with your local parish for any subsidies.

Registrations close on 25 June 2021. You can register here: https://forms.gle/imcDzACTjNGmrLuR7

If you have any questions please contact Deacon Josh at (remove XX) mrd XX @bathurst XX .catholic.org.au or Jacinta Thatcher (remove XX) mrprojects XX @bathurst XX .catholic.org.au 

iRise - October
Details TBA

Past Events 

Australian Catholic Youth Festival

Australian Catholic Youth Festival



World Youth Day 2019 - Panama, January 2019

Find out about the WYD Pilgrimage led by the Diocese of Bathurst 


 World Youth Day 2016

Pilgrimage Journal

See what our pilgrims got up to in Krakow HERE

Pilgrim Profiles
Meet the pilgrims from our Diocese as they were preparing to go on the Journey of Mercy to WYD 2016 HERE

Pilgrims prepare for WYD 2016
Read about how they Pilgrims were preparing for WYD 2016 HERE

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