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Stronger


Stronger is a fun and faith-filled program where young people get to come together and celebrate their faith in Jesus Christ with one another.

The Stronger program is made up of three elements: 


Stronger Retreat 

The Stronger Retreat is a dynamic Catholic retreat for young people aged 16-26. It’s about gathering with other young people from across the Sandhurst diocese and the rest of Australia for a common experience – encountering Jesus Christ and the Church, and being equipped, empowered and encouraged to impact the Church and the world. 

 Stronger Rallies 

‘Stronger’ is more than just a weekend. Every few months we will be having Rallies where students can gather from around the Sandhurst diocese to celebrate their faith. During this time we will meet together for some music, worship and a great talk and then have time to discuss. It’s a time to realise that you are not alone, and a time to be nourished, encouraged and equipped on your walk with Jesus. 

 Stronger Discipleship Groups 

Stronger D (Discipleship) Groups is a new small-group meeting setting in your parish or school. In your D Group you will have the space to discuss and learn what it means to be a Christian in the world today. The purpose of Stronger D Groups is to build strong, faithful and informed young disciples of Jesus Christ. The D Groups will challenge you to think about opinions, learn about yourself, and grow in your faith. 

We know you will be truly blessed by what God is doing through Stronger! 

God Bless! 

Stronger Team

For more information please visit our Stronger Website: http://stronger.org.au/

Groups and Activities


  • Retreat
    During this time we will meet together for some music, worship and a great talk and then have time to discuss. It’s a time to realise that you are not alone, and a time to be nourished, encouraged and equipped on your walk with Jesus.
    These rallies are free to attend (on some occasions there may be a small optional charge for food or transport) and will be held in different parts of the Sandhurst diocese.
  • Rally
    ‘Stronger’ is more than just a weekend. Every few months we will be having Rallies where students can gather from around the Sandhurst diocese to celebrate their faith.
  • D Group 
    Stronger D (Discipleship) Groups is a new small-group meeting setting in your parish or school. In your D Group you will have the space to discuss and learn what it means to be a Christian in the world today. D Groups are currently in Shepparton, Kyabram and Kennington.
    Your D Group will discuss issues such as stress, pornography, homosexuality, sex, partying, sports, prayer, life, death, satanism, and look at these and more topics through the eyes of the Bible and the Church.
    The purpose of Stronger D Groups is to build strong, faithful and informed young disciples of Jesus Christ. The D Groups exist in a wider context of the Stronger Rallies, the Stronger Retreat and the wider Catholic Church community, and are under the care and support of the Sandhurst Diocese in Victoria, Australia.
    The D Groups will challenge you to think about opinions, learn about yourself, and grow in your faith.
    Whether taking place in a school, church building, parish centre or in a home each Stronger D Group will follow the same topics at the same approximate time. This serves as a means to unite the youth of the Sandhurst diocese following the Stronger program in their faith-journey and be a means to build upon at the Stronger Rallies and Retreats.

    D Group Schedule:
    Shepparton

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