“Catholic Youth Parramatta connects youth and young adults of Western Sydney & the Blue Mountains with the Church through events, quality formation programs & local youth groups.”OUR MISSION –


James Camden


Sr Rosie Drum MGL

Assistant Director

Qwayne Guevara

Local Engagement Leader


The Diocesan Youth Council is commissioned by the Bishop of the Diocese to provide vision and overall cohesion of ministry with young people in the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta. The Council is to work collaboratively with church agencies and communities to ensure that young people have coherent and coordinated opportunities to encounter the person of Jesus Christ, which in turn engages and animates their spiritual lives in an ongoing way. 

The Diocesan Youth Council seeks to:

a) Establish and maintain a comprehensive vision and overview of youth ministry support and initiatives across the diocese

b) Advise on, and assist in the implementation of actions referring to youth in the Pastoral Plan

c) Promote communication and co-operation between schools, parishes, movements and organisations

d) Promote and support successful initiatives

e) Identify gaps and areas of concern to provide feedback and steps for development

f) Provide support, training and networking opportunities for those who minister with young people and youth leaders

g) Facilitate opportunities for listening and dialoguing with young people in the diocese

h) Identify and support the leadership development and faith formation of young people for the purpose of future leadership roles within the diocese

i) Provide advice, give direction, and make recommendations to the Bishop and the Diocesan agency for Youth, Catholic Youth Parramatta, on policy development and directions for youth ministry

Your Youth council members are as follows:


Fr Paul Roberts


James Camden

Executive Officer


Qwayne Guevara

Rosie Drum MGL


Mark Smith

Karina Stow

Neville Reynolds

Stephanie Musgrave

Mindy Mercado

Malia Lolesio

Tom Green

Philippe Dulawan

Sebastian Duhau