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The Antioch Youth Movement, a parish-
based ministry that provides a network
for young adults aged 16–25, is proving
popular in Adelaide’s south-western
The group takes its name from the
ancient Syrian city Antioch which played
an important role in the forming of early
Christianity. "It was at Antioch that the
disciples were first called Christians." (Acts
As a Catholic youth group, Antioch offers
a friendly environment promoting self-
growth, spiritual development and the
forming of friendships through the joint
exploration of faith.
There are five Antioch youth groups around
Adelaide located at Brighton, Henley
Beach, Aberfoyle Park, Onkaparinga and
Tea Tree Gully.
Each group holds weekly gatherings on
Sunday nights and an annual ‘outreach
weekend’ to recruit new members.
This year, Brighton Antioch welcomed
20 new members in an event that group
leader Hollie Hockley described as a
After having slumped to just five members
seven years ago, the Brighton group now
has more than 60, making it the biggest in
“It was a really big weekend for us,” says
“A few years ago it looked like the group
might disintegrate, but we’ve had such an
influx of new young members who have
brought so much joy, energy and faith.”
Hollie says the parish is very supportive
of the outreach event and attendance at
Mass on Saturday night is a central part of
“Throughout the weekend we run a whole
range of talks that link together,” she says.
“They focus on things like reconciliation,
meditation, self-image and faith.
“There was great discussion on the love
of Christ and how that love is a foundation
of our faith. Discussions aren’t always so
faith-centred so that was really beautiful to
Kingsley Parham is a member of the
Henley Beach Antioch group and she says
they also enjoyed a particularly successful
outreach weekend this year.
“At the moment we have around 45
members and generally we get 10-18 new
recruits during the outreach weekend,” she
says. “It’s a really great opportunity for us
as a group and we usually keep about half
of those new attendees.
“This year we’ve retained about 10
new faces who have regularly been
participating in the group”.
The Henley Beach group has spent the
past six months involving themselves
more in parish life, particularly following
generous parish support to help fund the
journey of 12 members to World Youth Day
in Poland later this month.
“We’ve been doing a lot of fundraising
events to go towards World Youth Day
over the past six months and we recently
organised a ‘sounds of winter’ concert
fundraiser at St Michael’s College,” says
“We have also been running more youth
masses with a focus on song and getting
musicians more involved as well as taking
part in weekly adorations.”
Antioch movement growing
By Jack Manning
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