The Bishop's Award seeks to publicly recognise the efforts of students and young people within our Diocese who have contributed to the community through their Parish, Church group or Church agency.
This may include involvement in groups or agencies such as Caritas, Youth Ministries, St Vincent de Paul Society, Mini Vinnies or similar church groups. This also includes contributions made within parishes eg. liturgy and youth ministries.
It is hoped that this recognition will serve as a means of acknowledging and encouraging the continued efforts of these and other young people.
Students currently enrolled in Catholic secondary schools within our diocese in Years 7-11, students in Years 7-11 and belonging to a parish within the diocese, and young Catholics from Year 12 up to age 25 belonging to a parish within the diocese are encouraged to apply for the Bishop's Award. The Bishop's Award comprises three categories:
- Catholic Schools Students Bishop's Award
- Catholic Students Bishop's Award
- Catholic Young People Bishop's Award
In each category, there will be an award of $1000 which may contribute towards the student's or young person's education or faith formation e.g. World Youth Day, diocesan youth retreat, music ministry. Each young person will also receive a Certificate of Recognition.
Students are encouraged to discuss their application with their priest, deacon, minister, church leader as well as their school principal (where applicable).
Applications close 22 December 2016.
Application forms and further information for each award can be downloaded from the panel to the right.