26th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2019

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Blessing of Animals: Monday 7th October, 9:30a.m., Parish of St Michael, 325 Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Thirroul

The annual Blessing of Animals will be held on the long weekend in October, at 9:30a.m. on Monday, 7th October.

All animals are welcome … Obstreperous camels must be on tight leashes. Leopards must be easily spotted. Chooks must purchase their eggs from IGA.

On 4 October, people all over the world will be celebrating the feast day of the Patron Saint of Animals, Saint Francis of Assisi.

It’s customary that in remembrance of St Francis of Assisi’s love for all creatures, animals are led to churches for a special ceremony called the “Blessing of the Animals.”

Every year, millions of animals are blessed by priests/friars in a ceremony that touches the hearts of most of those in attendance.

Worship Nights: The Power of your Testimony with Guest Speaker Cathy Kennedy

Saturday 19th October 2019, 7:30p.m. –- 9:00p.m., St Mary MacKillop Parish Church, 94 Oran Park Drive Oran Park

We all know the power of sharing stories with one another – they inspire and offer us insight into our own life and story.

This evening is a Spirit-filled opportunity for all who have experienced Alpha to come together to experience the sharing of story along with live worship and prayer.

Let’s celebrate and share all that God has been doing in our parishes through Alpha. A night definitely not to be missed.

The guest speaker will be Cathy Kennedy, Mission Coordinator at St Declans Penshurst and former Director of Encounter for the Archdiocese of Sydney.

RSVP by 14th Oct to Helen Bennett 4222 2403 or helen.bennett@dow.org.au

 Called to ministry? Upcoming liturgical ministry training events

Have you considered serving your parish as an extraordinary minister of holy Communion, adult altar server, or minister of Communion of the sick and homebound?

The 2019 diocesan training courses in these ministries are scheduled as follows:

Extraordinary ministers of holy Communion and adult altar servers 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

  • Wollongong, Saturday 23rd November2019 at Xavier Conference Centre, Wollongong

Members of the Diocesan Liturgical Commission will lead two sessions in the morning covering the common ministry of extraordinary minister of holy Communion and one session after lunch for servers.

Morning tea and lunch provided.

For further information visit www.liturgy.dow.org.au or contact Paul Mason at liturgy@dow.org.au or 4222 2462.

Registration essential to Anthony Rewak on 4222 2465 or anthony.rewak@dow.org.au

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