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WHO WE ARE

Young Men of God (YMG) is a Catholic movement of young men witnessing to the world.

We’re regular guys: students, young professionals, tradies, teachers. We come from many different cultures and walks of life but we’re good mates because we believe in the power of brotherhood and the value of sharing ideas, talents, resources and time to support and strengthen one another on the journey.

This is who we are, and empowered by the truth our mission is to witness genuine strength and goodness to the world.

 

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WHERE WE COME FROM

In the year 2000, Fr Ken Barker MGL was in Assisi for the Jubilee year. Praying at the small church where St. Francis and his brothers spent a lot of their time, Fr Ken sensed that the Lord wanted to initiate a movement of young men in Australia. These young men would rise up as leaders in the church though deep faith, purity of heart and strength of character.

At this same time two young men in Canberra, Nick Seselja and Ben O’Heir, had a similar vision and decided to start a regular gathering for local young men. Soon after they heard about Fr. Ken’s experience in Assisi and a short while after YMG was born.

 

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WHAT WE DO

YMG groups gather in different parts of Australia to grow in mateship with other like-minded men and to be formed into strong and courageous men of God.

This happens in many different ways depending on the location; brotherhood nights, mass, formation weekends, camping, national conferences, local and international missions. YMG fundamentally exists to transform young men in Christ:

– to re-ignite men and help them to reach their God-given potential as leaders and heralds of the truth for future generations.

– to equip and empower men to help others to realise their immense value and purpose.

– to experience the joy and fulfilment of living a life with an enduring and profound purpose.

“If you are who you are meant to be, you will set the whole world ablaze.”

-St. Catherine of Siena
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Conference 2018

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REGISTER FOR THE 2018 NATIONAL CATHOLIC MEN’S EVENT

 

The fight is getting tougher but the battle is raging on. The Church needs strong, faithful and informed men today more than it ever has before.

Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be Strong. Be Awake.

menAlive and the Young Men of God Movement (YMG) have united to host a life changing event for the men of this nation. The time has come to bring together over 30 years of ministry experience led by an incredibly passionate leadership team. The National Catholic Men’s Event will bring the very best of menAlive’s hugely successful MAX conference and the Young Men of God National Conference.

There is nothing like the journey of growing in faith alongside your brothers. There will be great speakers, worship, prayer, sacraments, sports and brotherhood time. It is a space which will allow men to encounter Christ, be it the first time or a renewal. This is an excellent opportunity to deepen your faith and grow in God’s call and challenge for your life.
Be Awake.

REGISTER FOR THE 2018 NATIONAL CATHOLIC MEN’S EVENT

“The nation doesn’t simply need what we have. It needs what we are.”

-St. Teresia Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)
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“The Church is catholic because she has been sent out by Christ on a mission to the whole of the human race.”

-Catechism of the Catholic Church (II 828:305)

“I looked for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land. But I found none”

-Ezekiel 22:30
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“YMG is a community of faith that helps young men see the truth that they are “of God”, and that’s why it’s such a gift to the Church.”

-Archbishop Mark Coleridge
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