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A National Catholic Event for Men “MAX 19 INTO THE BREACH” SYDNEY 19-21 JULY 2019  Flyer attached: menALIVE MAX19 Tri-Fold Brochure

menALIVE for Christ (MAX) is an annual gathering of men from across Australia and New Zealand who seek to be encouraged by one another in their faith journey as real men of God. For more details, contact Peter Carrigan 0404 496 405 or Robert Falzon 0412 745 734 or email max19@menalive.org.au

To register visit: https://cvent.me/Koql2

Catholic Care

4th Sunday of Easter 2019

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Bulletin 2019-05-12

Mothers-Day-Prayer (1)

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A National Catholic Event for Men “MAX 19 INTO THE BREACH” SYDNEY 19-21 JULY 2019  Flyer attached: menALIVE MAX19 Tri-Fold Brochure

menALIVE for Christ (MAX) is an annual gathering of men from across Australia and New Zealand who seek to be encouraged by one another in their faith journey as real men of God. For more details, contact Peter Carrigan 0404 496 405 or Robert Falzon 0412 745 734 or email max19@menalive.org.au

To register visit: https://cvent.me/Koql2

FOSTERING FUTURES EVERY CHILD HAS THE RIGHT TO A FAMILY AND A PERMANENT HOME. EVERY SINGLE ONE. Right now children across our region are in need, If you would like to find out more about becoming a foster carer with CatholicCare Wollongong please email us on fosteringfutures@catholiccare.dow.org.au or call 0418 783 956.

 

3rd Sunday of Easter 2019

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CALLING ALL BUSINESS PEOPLE

Bishop Brian Mascord recently launched Catholic Business Connections (CBC) – an opportunity for business women and men in our diocese who share common values, to network and engage with each other and leaders representing the diocese. CBC will gather three or four times a year for lunch and to listen to guest speakers chosen to inspire with their unique story and share how they relate their work and spiritual life experience to the context of living in a modern world.

The second CBC luncheon will be held on Thursday 16th May 2019 at levelone@harbourfront, Wollongong harbour (12 mid-day–2:00pm). Mr Peter Turner, Director of Schools, Diocese of Wollongong, will be speaking on Trust and IntegrityTouchstones for Success in Private and Public Life.

For more information on CBC and how to join, visit www.cbc.dow.org.au or contact Debbie Gates, Diocesan Director of Development and Community Engagement on (02) 4222 2446. (Please note that membership rates are pro rata and have been reduced accordingly. Concessional rates are now available.)

RSVP for May luncheon is Thursday 9th May.

Palm Sunday 14th April 2019

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THE JOURNEY CATHOLIC RADIO PROGRAM – airs on 21st April 2019

On this Blessed Easter Sunday, our Gospel reading is that of the Resurrection, John 20:1-9, and the reflection by Fr Chris Sarkis, “He Saw and He Believed”. Happy and Holy Easter to our listeners from all of us here at the Diocese of Wollongong. Go to www.jcr.org.au or www.itunes.jcr.org.au where you can listen anytime and subscribe to weekly shows by email.

WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND 26 – 28th April 2019 Mt Carmel Retreat Centre, Varroville

Relationship enrichment for married couples. Bookings online at www.wwme.org.au

Contact Adrian and Janet Sullivan on 0490 774 419 or adrian.janet1@bigpond.com

CALLING ALL BUSINESS PEOPLE

Bishop Brian Mascord recently launched Catholic Business Connections (CBC) – an opportunity for business women and men in our diocese who share common values, to network and engage with each other and leaders representing the diocese. CBC will gather three or four times a year for lunch and to listen to guest speakers chosen to inspire with their unique story and share how they relate their work and spiritual life experience to the context of living in a modern world. The second CBC luncheon will be held on Thursday 16th May 2019 at levelone@harbourfront, Wollongong Harbour (12mid-day – 2:00pm). Mr Peter Turner, Director of Schools, Diocese of Wollongong, will be speaking on Trust and IntegrityTouchstones for Success in Private and Public Life. For more information on CBC and how to join, visit www.cbc.dow.org.au or contact Debbie Gates, Diocesan Director of Development and Community Engagement (02) 4222 2446. (Please note that membership rates are pro rata and have been reduced accordingly. Concessional rates are now available.)

RSVP for May luncheon is Thursday 9th May.

OZ ROSARY AROUND AUSTRALIA 24-26th May 2019 The weekend of the Feast of the Patroness of Australia

OUR LADY HELP OF CHRISTIANS – It would be great if we could participate in a 54-day Novena together leading up to the event starting on 1st April. Here is copy of the booklet for the 54 for day miracle Novena

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/q2vdmxdcnhmz0xb/AABFsQecYouQByUbqjT9ZZTqa?dl=0

Pray for Australia its Protection, Future, Youth, families. This Year we are praying in particular also for our political leaders and the spiritual leaders of the church. To register your parish, rosary, prayer group etc.

Email: ozrosary53@gmail.com or contact Jane: 0476 535 595

More details please visit https://ozrosary.wixsite.com/ozrosary53/contact-us-and-participate

IRON YOUTH GROUP AGES 14-18 FRIDAY NIGHTS 7:00 – 9:00pm at ST THERESE, WEST WOLLONGONG SCHOOL HALL.

If you, or someone you know, is interested in delving into your faith, making friends, and/or memes come along. For more info check Iron Youth Group on FB/IG or contact Bridget on 0481 842 530.

5th Sunday of Lent 2019

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THE AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC MARRIAGE AND FAMILY COUNCIL have 6 sponsorships available for interested individuals or couples to attend the Renaissance of Marriage Conference being held in Sydney on the 26th and 27th July 2019 at the University of Notre Dame Broadway Campus. flyer attached

Sponsorship would be provided to cover the costs for registration, travel and accommodation. The ACMFC are particularly keen to provide sponsorship to those interested individuals or couples from regional and remote areas. For further information please contact Helen Bennett on 4222 2403 or helen.bennett@dow.org.au for the application form.

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4th Sunday of Lent 2019

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Rennaisance of Marriage 2019 Poster

THE JOURNEY CATHOLIC RADIO PROGRAM – AIRS 7th April 2019

This week on The Journey, we move into the Gospel of John 8:1-11 and Fr Sean Cullen reflects on this Gospel reading. Our Trust Lenten program provides the sung Responsorial Psalm, “The Lord Has Done Great Things”, Mother Hilda from the Abbey reminds us of “The Devine Presence”, and our Sam Clear in his Walking the Walk God spot reminds us about Facing the Darkness. We have some amazing music so be sure to listen until the very end of our program. Go to www.jcr.org.au or www.itunes.jcr.org.au where you can listen anytime and subscribe to weekly shows by email.

OUR MANY MARRIAGES get together night for engaged and married couples, presented by Byron and Francine Pirola.

Mary Immaculate Parish: 61 Emerald Drive, Eagle Vale (In the Hall). Friday 5th April, 7:30pm (After Stations of the Cross). Cost $10 per couple (light supper, cheese platter and alcohol provided – please advise of any dietary requirement). We are also offering babysitting, (confirm how many children).

For bookings or questions please contact Cindy Oliver 0417 490 638

THE AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC MARRIAGE AND FAMILY COUNCIL have 6 sponsorships available for interested individuals or couples to attend the Renaissance of Marriage Conference being held in Sydney on the 26th and 27th July 2019 at the University of Notre Dame Broadway Campus. flyer attached

Sponsorship would be provided to cover the costs for registration, travel and accommodation. The ACMFC are particularly keen to provide sponsorship to those interested individuals or couples from regional and remote areas. For further information please contact Helen Bennett on 4222 2403 or helen.bennett@dow.org.au for the application form.

 

3rd Sunday of Lent. Year C. 2019

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Diocese NSW Election Guide 2019

OUR MANY MARRIAGES get together night for engaged and married couples, presented by Byron and Francine Pirola.

Mary Immaculate Parish: 61 Emerald Drive, Eagle Vale (In the Hall). Friday 5 April, 7.30pm (After Stations of the Cross). Cost $10 per couple (light supper, cheese platter and alcohol provided – pls advise of any dietary requirement). We are also offering babysitting, (confirm how many children).

For bookings or questions please contact Cindy Oliver 0417 490 638

BOOK LAUNCH: UNLOCKING YOUR PARISH: MAKING DISCIPLES, RAISING UP LEADERS WITH ALPHA

Sunday 7 April 2019, 7pm-9pm, St Charles Borromeo Parish Hall, 2a Charles Street, Ryde. Cost $15

Can Catholic parishes become communities of missionary disciples that bear lasting fruit? Ron Huntley from the Divine Renovation Ministry Team is coming to Australia. Working alongside Fr James Mallon, author of “Divine Renovation”, Ron works with Catholic parishes around the world mentoring parishes seeking to transform the culture of their parish. Ron Huntley’s new book aims to provide insight into what Alpha can do to help any Catholic parish become a vibrant, mission focused community. For bookings and more information go to https://australia.alpha.org/events/2018/5/2/divine-renovation

ONE MILLION ROSARIES FOR UNBORN BABIES

The One Million Rosaries for Unborn Babies multinational pro-life prayer event is schedule for 3, 4 NS 4 May this year. Persons participating will pray at lest one Rosary for the protection of the unborn. For details and to register go to: www.SaintMichaelTheArchangelOrganization.org

PILGRIMAGE: LANDS OF ST PAUL

Fr Christopher Sarkis will be leading a 10-night pilgrimage as chaplain to the Lands of St Paul, following the path of his missionary journey. Visiting Athens, ancient Corinth, Meteora, Philippi, Thessaloniki, Patmos and Ephesus, with an optional extension to Malta where St. Paul was shipwrecked on his way to Rome where he was martyred. It departs 15 July 2019. For further information contact Harvest Journeys Free call 1800 819 156 or email: info@harvestjourneys.com or www.harvestjourneys.com