Domremy Year of Youth Leadership Team and students ready for the the ACYF 2017 celebrations, gather on the Delapre Heritage Lawn.
The ACYF was established by the Australian Catholic Bishops as a national gathering of young people to provide them with opportunities to deepen their relationship with Jesus.
It kicks off Australia’s Year of Youth 2018 which runs from the first Sunday of Advent on 3 December to end of 2018. The three day Festival from Thursday 7 December to Saturday 9 December will end with a Concert in the Domain and a Mass - Australia’s biggest Mass since World Youth Day 2016.
Open New Horizons for Spreading Joy is the theme for the Year of Youth 2018 - it was at World Youth Day 2016 that Pope Francis called on young people and the Church to "open new horizons for spreading joy".