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Power up through music


The Catholic Office for Youth and Young Adults (COYYA) is organising a large, free event on Saturday May 18 at Blackfriars Priory School, Prospect.

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The event, called Power Up 2024, will feature workshops, music, a Mass, guided meditations, dinner and a praise and worship concert.

“We’ve been going out to see all the young people in different groups around Adelaide and asking them what they’d like to see from a Diocesan event,” said COYYA coordinator Julian Nguyen.

“It’s been designed with that feedback in mind.”

The day is geared towards people aged 16 to 35 and up to 150 attendees are expected.

COYA is also on the lookout for budding musicians to volunteer to take part.

“We’re looking for young musicians who are involved in the Archdiocese, in the music ministry, playing at school or in their own parish,” Julian said.

“Musicians who want to be involved in our event to learn a bit more about music ministry, or praise and worship.”

Special guest, Melbourne musician Gen Bryant, will deliver a workshop and lead praise and worship to conclude the evening.

“Gen is very experienced in the music ministry world and we’re hoping to get our young local musicians involved in her workshop and learn from her.”

Musicians of all kinds are invited to take part.

“We’ll a chat to them to see what their experience is like and what they’re currently doing, whether it be vocals, guitar or piano,” Julian said.

Power Up“Then we’ll try to work out where they they’re best fit to be involved for the day.”

COYYA will also host workshops on ecology and environmental care, social justice, and faith formation. The workshops are hands-on, with minimal sit and speak and “maximum fun”.
They will be followed by a Vigil Mass with Fr Dean Marin or a guided meditation and journaling workshop space.

Registration is free via for young people 16 to 35 years of age.


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