The Youth Ministry Partnership Program (YMPP) is an exciting initiative which began in 2016 and is all about growing parish based youth ministry and parish based youth leaders. In this Year of Youth, Sydney Catholic Youth is striving for a local renewal of parishes and sees this program as significant in contributing to this.
The YMPP gives to young people the opportunity to serve a parish over a set period of time in either a paid role, or, by receiving a substantial donation for their efforts. The young person may already worship in the parish they will serve, or, a parish can seek someone from another area. The YMPP gives to parish communities the opportunity to ‘sample’ what life can be like with a dedicated person working for the young people of that parish. The program is designed to benefit the young leader as well as the parish youth (and the overall parish) in which they will serve.
I encourage parishes to get behind this initiative with real enthusiasm and consider entering into the program. I also urge the young people of Sydney to be generous in considering this program and to view it as a great opportunity to heed our Lord’s call to ministry and to make disciples.
Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP
Archbishop of Sydney
Download the 2018/2019 booklet for more information.