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Summer Nights 2022 Theme
"Hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us."
"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope."
It’s been a difficult time these past two years to be separated from our friends and family, to have had experiences taken away from us and opportunities lost. When uncertainties abound, there is a temptation to give in to doubt, fear and loneliness. But we are a people who trust in the Lord and have sure hope in the One who will never let us down. Because of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, we have “a future full of hope” (Jer 29:11), and we have the gift of the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us in love (Romans 5:5).

In the midst of the chaos of these times, we are called to place our hope in the Lord. Now is the time to come together and claim who we truly are - brothers and sisters, not strangers. Sons and daughters, not orphans. Children of God who each have a future filled with promise, joy and hope to share. 

"Hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us."


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Due to the restrictions of the pandemic, our plans to run some of our regular Summer Schools of Evangelisation have been disrupted. However, God has a plan to draw young people to himself, and give them a future filled with love and hope, and we will not let a pandemic interrupt those plans! Summer Nights is an adaptation of the traditional Summer School experience and promises to be just as powerful and life-changing!

Summer Nights is an outdoor, non-live in event that allows us to gather as a Christian community and turn our attention to God and his will for our lives, whilst ensuring the safety of all as a priority. Come and join us for Summer Nights 22!
What is it?
Summer Nights is a 4-day non live-in retreat experience capturing the essence of the Disciples of Jesus Summer Schools for ages 
16-35 years. 

The program will be facilitated each day from 3-9pm.
Wednesday 12 - Saturday 15
January 2022

There is limited accommodation available at the Mt Carmel Retreat Centre, located on the same grounds.
  • Excellent quality talks and teaching

  • Night sessions with praise and worship, drama, preaching, testimonies and prayer ministry

  • Opportunities for communal and personal prayer

  • Dinner (pre-catered Covid-safe food packs)

Journey With Others
Journey with others for the 4 days, forming a unique faith community, bonded by a common vision to seek God during Summer Nights. Share and support each other through allocated small group time each day with those of similar ages. Build new friendships and discover the vibrant youth and young adults in our Catholic Church.
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Register today

Spaces are extremely limited. Secure yours today.

Previously at Summer School
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Summer Nights is run by the Disciples of Jesus Covenant Community, a group of people who together attempt to live the Christian life under the grace of renewal of the “Baptism of the Holy Spirit” (Acts 1:5,8).

The Disciples of Jesus is a Catholic Community with branches throughout Australia, Papua New Guinea, The Philippines and Indonesia. It is comprised of families, single people, priests and consecrated men and women.

The Disciples of Jesus Community is a member of the Catholic Fraternity of Covenant Communities whose statutes were recognized by the Pontifical Council for the Laity in Rome in 1993. The Community is approved as a Private Association of Christ’s Faithful within the Catholic Church.

The School of Evangelisation comes under the direction of Fr Ken Barker, a member of the Disciples of Jesus Covenant Community and the Missionaries of God’s Love.

*Photos from Light to the Nations Easter Youth Pilgrimage 2017, another event organised by the Disciples of Jesus

Contact Us

Summer Nights contact details