18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Bulletin 2018-08-05

Rosary Beads:

We have a good selection of hand-made rosary beads and medals for sale in the narthex of the church. For more rosaries, please contact Michael or Cristene Barnett on 4284 1236 or 0411 305 639.

These rosaries are prayerfully hand made by Inge, a young woman in Indonesia to help support her family, and are offered to Bulli parishioners at the special discount prices below.

Prices: 5 decade rosaries: $15

single decade: $10

medals: $5

Please leave money in the box provided so that we can forward it directly to Inge.

 

PLENARY COUNCIL 2020 – LISTEN TO WHAT THE SPIRIT IS SAYING. Last week, Bishop Brian Mascord sent a Pastoral letter to all Parishes regarding the launch of the listening process for the Diocese of Wollongong and important information about the role of local animators and options for their training. Please go to www.dow.org.au for more information. A Vigil Mass will be held at St John Vianney Co-Cathedral, Fairy Meadow, on Saturday 18 August 2018 at 6pm to officially launch Plenary 2020 processes in the Diocese of Wollongong. As individuals and parish communities in the Diocese of Wollongong, there are some simple but important things you can do right now. Visit the website www.plenarycouncil.catholic.org.au which provides great resources that will enable individuals and groups to: Pray for guidance, learn more, commence dialogue and subscribe for regular updates.

THE JOURNEY CATHOLIC RADIO PROGRAM – AIRS 12 August 2018

This week on The Journey, we have invited the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle to share with us their reflection from the Gospel of John. Trish McCarthy joins us in her Milk & Honey segment and reminds us that Life is Fragile, and Bruce Downes, The Catholic Guy talks to us about Trusting is a Better Life. Christian Music is an integral part of our show and together with our God Spots, this is the Journey Catholic Radio, where faith, hope, love and life come together. Go to WWW.jcr.org.au or www.itunes.jcr.org.au where you can listen anytime and subscribe to weekly shows by email.

 MANY CULTURES – ONE IN CHRIST MASS & FESTIVAL Sunday 26 August 2018 at 2pm

St Francis Xavier Cathedral and St Mary Star of the Sea College, Harbour St Wollongong

Our annual Mass and festival celebrating the rich cultural diversity and heritage existing within our Diocese occurs at the end of August. All are invited to celebrate with Bishop Peter the many blessings and roles our cultural communities play within our broader diocesan community. This celebration coincides with the annual Migrant & Refugee Week.

 HOLY MASS – 1st FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH –3 August 2018 at 10.30am at Wollongong PRIVATE Hospital,

Level 3. All are welcome to Jesus healing ministry to the sick.

Holy Mass will be celebrated by Fr George Condookala, Chaplain to the Wollongong Hospitals.

HOLY MASS – 2nd SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH – 11 August 2018 at 11.30am at Hospital Chapel,

Ground Floor, Wollongong Public Hospital. All welcome to continue the healing ministry to the sick.

Holy Mass will be celebrated by Fr George Condookala, Chaplain to the Wollongong Hospitals.

 SIX FULL DAY GUIDED RETREAT Saturday 24 November – Saturday 1 December 2018 to be held at Hartzer Park, 25 Eridge Park Road, Bowral. Theme: “Turning to God” Presenter: Fr Aloysius Rego ocd Cost: $650

The Retreat begins with the evening meal at 6pm on the 24 November and concludes after breakfast on Saturday 1 December 2018. RSVP by 10 November Phone 48613223 or email hartzprk@bigpond.net.au

CATECHISTS LEVEL 2 TRAINING COURSE

Macarthur – Highlands:

Venue: CCD Resource Centre, Micah House, 35a Cordeaux Street, Campbelltown

Start date: Monday, 13 August (5-week course on consecutive Mondays)

Time: 9.30am – 1.30pm

For bookings or questions please contact Mrs Cindy Oliver 4640 8550 orcindy.oliver@dow.org.au by 6 August.

There is no cost involved with these courses. Morning tea is provided. Please bring you own lunch.

Illawarra – Shoalhaven:

Venue: Xavier Centre, 38 Harbour Street, Wollongong.

Start date: Friday, 10 August (5-week course on consecutive Fridays)

Time: 9.30am- 1.30pm

For bookings or questions please contact Mrs Cindy Oliver 4640 8550 or cindy.oliver@dow.org.au by 6 August.

There is no cost involved with these courses. Morning tea is provided. Please bring you own lunch.

 

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