Newman students lead ACYF session for youth in detention

09 December 2019

A group of Newman College students facilitated the ‘Caring for the Forgotten’ session at the Australian Catholic Youth Festival (ACYF) today, giving festival pilgrims the opportunity to write Christmas cards to young people in Banksia Hill Juvenile Detention Centre.

The students, from Years 9 to 12, along with the Clare Cole-Carter, the College’s Leader of Youth Ministry and Advocacy, led the session, reading out a message from the detention centre’s chaplaincy coordinator, distributing card-making supplies, and collecting complete cards.

Newman College are working in collaboration with Catholic Prison Ministry in the Archdiocese of Perth to get the cards to their recipients in the detention centre; Catholic Prison Ministry are also running a session at ACYF to make Christmas trees, which will be delivered with the cards.

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