32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time 2019

Bulletin 2019-11-10

Position Vacant | Manager—Communications, Media Engagement and Marketing
Catholic Education Diocese of Wollongong are looking for an experienced media and communications professional to fulfil the permanent full time role of Manager—Communications, Media Engagement and Marketing: responsible for internal and external communications, media relations and marketing strategy, in support of the diocese’s evangelising mission, particularly as expressed through Catholic education and the local Church. For more information and to apply for the position, visit: https://dow.sh/cedow

Position Vacant | OOSH Educators CatholicCare are seeking Out of School Hours (OOSH) Educators for their services at:
• • Good Samaritan, Fairy Meadow
• • St Pius X, Unanderra
• • Ss Peter and Paul, Kiama
• • St Patrick’s, Port Kembla

CatholicCare offer a flexible work schedules, salary packaging and a range of other benefits.
For further information contact Annette Rearden on 0439 110 838 or Kate McInerney on 0409 745 563.
To apply visit catholiccare.dow.org.au

Position Vacant | OOSH Coordinators
CatholicCare are seeking Out of School Hours (OOSH) Coordinators for their services at:
• • Good Samaritan, Fairy Meadow
• • St Pius X, Unanderra
• • Ss Peter and Paul, Kiama
• • St Patrick’s, Port Kembla

We also have a position at St Therese, West Wollongong that is to commence as soon as possible.
CatholicCare offer a flexible work schedules, salary packaging and a range of other benefits.
For further information contact Annette Rearden on 0439 110 838 or Kate McInerney on 0409 745 563.
To apply visit catholiccare.dow.org.au

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Bulletin 2019-10-20

Growing Good Men Father and Teenage Son Weekend Experience 25th – 27th October 2019 at Cataract Scout Camp Appin

One of the most important influences in the lives of men is the relationship they had with their father or significant father figure. The encouragement and affirmation that this relationship could, and should, provide, is a key ingredient for how young men view themselves and embrace their faith and gifts as they take their place in the world. Don’t miss this life changing father and son weekend! Spots are limited to just 15 fathers with their son aged between 12–16 years. This is a unique opportunity for dads and their sons to embark on a quest of discovery with Robert Falzon and the team from menALIVE. Register online www.menalive.dow.org.au or contact Jude Hennessy on  4222 2407 jude.hennessy@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.

 • 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.

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2019

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A Walk Through Rosemeadow Church” is now available

Beautiful hardcover book on the theology and spirituality underpinning the design of the church written by Fr. Christopher Sarkis. It contains full colour pictures of all the windows, statues & art works, as well as photos from the Mass of Dedication. It is a spiritual synthesis of what we believe as Catholic Christians in words and pictures making it an ideal gift. Also available is the Dedication Mass DVD. If you would like to order a copy of book or DVD, please visit website www.olhcrosemeadow.org.au, or contact Rosemeadow parish office on 02 4628 1385.

Growing Good Men Father and Teenage Son Weekend Experience 25th – 27th October 2019 at Cataract Scout Camp Appin

One of the most important influences in the lives of men is the relationship they had with their father or significant father figure. The encouragement and affirmation that this relationship could, and should, provide, is a key ingredient for how young men view themselves and embrace their faith and gifts as they take their place in the world. Don’t miss this life changing father and son weekend! Spots are limited to just 15 fathers with their son aged between 12–16 years. This is a unique opportunity for dads and their sons to embark on a quest of discovery with Robert Falzon and the team from menALIVE. Register online www.menalive.dow.org.au or contact Jude Hennessy on  4222 2407 jude.hennessy@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.

 • 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.

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

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Please see the most recent flyer for St Joseph’s Fete which is on this weekend.

There will be lots to see, do and buy to support St. Joseph’s School.

Click on the link:   fete

Below are some other things happening around the Diocese that might be of interest.

2019 Illawarra Public Dementia Forum

Dementia: Breaking down the walls

Wednesday 25 September 10a.m. –3p.m. The Fraternity Club, Fairy Meadow.

Registrations online Via Eventbrite https://tinyurl.com/Ill-Dem-Forum or (02) 4229 5926

You are called – you did not choose first, no, you were chosen” 28–29 September 2019, The Venue, Bellambi

These are the words from the Address of His Holiness Pope Francis to participants in the course of formation of the Cursillos de Christiandad Movement, 30 April 2015.

Come and join us as we present a series of talks and workshops based on His Holiness Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation “Gaudete et Exuktate” which focuses on the Call to Holiness in Today’s World published in 2018.

The program begins at 9 a.m. Saturday and concludes after lunch on Sunday.

Shared accommodation is available at $85 including continental breakfast, lunch, morning and afternoon teas or you can come for one or both days at $50 including lunch, morning and afternoon teas.

This is a Cursillo initiative, but all are welcome. Bookings are essential, contact Ken on 0417 244 059 or Lesley on 0488 666 326

CCD Catechist Retreat

Macarthur – Highlands: Mt Carmel Retreat Centre, 247 St Andrews Road, Varroville.

Monday, 21 October, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. For bookings or questions please contact Cindy Oliver by 14 October, on 4640 8550 or cindy.oliver@dow.org.au.

There is no cost involved. Morning tea is provided. Please bring your own lunch.

Illawarra – Shoalhaven: St Mary Star of the Sea, 166 Fern St Gerringong, Friday, 18 October, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

For bookings or questions please contact Cindy Oliver by 11 October, on 4640 8550 or cindy.oliver@dow.org.au.

There is no cost involved. Morning tea is provided. Please bring your own lunch.

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

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The first piece of news is refurbishment of the church which starts Monday 9th Sept !!!! We were not given much notice but it will be done in time for a wedding in  Mid-October, which also means it will be looking amazing for the Children’s First Holy Communion and Christmas.

The Finance Committee and Father Patrick  would be very grateful if people could come down to the Church on Saturday morning from 9am until about Midday to help get the church ready for the painting on Monday.  

Retreat Poster

Stand and Pray for Life Rally—Campbelltown / Sunday 15 September 2019, 3 p.m.–5 p.m.

The Anglican churches of Campbelltown have invited the Macarthur Catholic churches to join them at a local rally to call on the NSW Parliament to say no to the proposed abortion laws. There will be local speakers and an opportunity to pray together for the sanctity of life.