2nd Sunday of Advent 2018

Bulletin 2018-12-09

9th Dec 2Plenery Council 2020

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.

Christmas Masses 2018

1st Sunday of Advent 2018

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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.

Feast of Christ the King 2018

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25TH NOV 125TH NOV 3

25TH NOV 2

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.

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

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18th Nov 118th Nov 2

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.

 

THE JOURNEY CATHOLIC RADIO PROGRAM – Airs 25 Nov 2018

This week on The Journey, Fr Mike Delaney reflects on the Gospel of John, Sr Hilda from the Abbey shares some ancient wisdom on the Mystery of God, Marilyn Rodrigues, The Peaceful Parent, talks about “Testing Our Faith”, and Bruce Downes, The Catholic Guy encourages us in “Seeking God”. The Power of the Spirit is our featured song this week on the Journey Catholic Radio program, 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.

A NEW SUMMER SCHOOL EXPLORING THE CHURCH’S TEACHING ON MARRIAGE IS COMING TO TASMANIA.

In January 2019, the inaugural Matrimonium Summer School will take place in Hobart. At a time when so much of the Church’s teaching on marriage and the family is contested by the secular culture, it is important that young Catholics take this opportunity to go deeper in their understanding of these key teachings. The program will provide an opportunity for participants to be engaged at the level of the head and the heart. This deeper knowledge will give you the confidence and knowledge to be an effective Christian witness in our society. It will also help prepare you for whatever vocation that you believe you are called to.

For more information check out the Matrimonium Summer School 2019 website or contact Ben Smith on 03 6208 6036 or ben.smith@aohtas.org.au .

ST LUKE – EVANGELIST OF THE HOSPITALITY OF GOD’ WITH FR BRENDAN BYRNE SJ

Tuesday 4 December, 7:30pm-9:30pm, St John the Evangelist Parish Hall, 35 Cordeaux St, Campbelltown

Wednesday 5 December, 7:30pm-9:30pm, Xavier Conference Centre, 38 Harbour St Wollongong

The presentation will discuss the overall vision of St Luke — the great Story teller of the New Testament — and discuss scenes from the Gospel that illustrate Jesus’ quest to recall humanity to the Hospitable Home of the Father. This will be an engaging and informative presentation by one of Australia’s foremost scripture scholars and assist us in preparing to reflect upon Luke’s Gospel during the liturgical year of 2019.

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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28th Oct 228th Oct 1

Catechist Sunday – TAKE A RISK AND GIVE THE GIFT OF FAITH

In our parish, there is a team of volunteers that take a risk and step out in faith. State Government schools do not provide lessons that teach the basic message about Jesus, our faith, and the great adventure that life can be with God. We were all given our gift of faith by someone—someone who stepped-up for us so that we would know Jesus. Each week of the school year, Catechists present 30-minute lessons using a step-by-step lesson plan that helps Catholic children understand their faith, grow in love and maturity, and learn what it means to be Catholic. Take a risk and give the gift of faith. Become a Catechist teacher or helper today!

For more information, please call 4222 2416 or ask your parish priest for more information

 THE JOURNEY CATHOLIC RADIO PROGRAM – AIRS 4 Nov 2018

This week on The Journey, Fr Graham Schmitzer reflects on the Gospel of Mark, Sr Hilda Scott shares her Wisdom from the Abbey reminding us that “God is Love”, Bruce Downes, the Catholic Guy shares moments of “Encountering God”, and Sam Clear in his Walking the Walk God Spot, reminds us that “Pain and Suffering in God’s Plan. We are so very grateful for the beautifully talented Christian Music artists that supply us with their fabulous music. Go to WWW.jcr.org.au or www.itunes.jcr.org.au where you can listen anytime and subscribe to weekly shows by email.

PILGRIMAGE to Benedictine Abbey Jamberoo Monday 5 November 2018 with the option of overnight stay

for 6 pilgrims. For further information and/or to reserve your place please contact Victoria Amato v.vamato@yahoo.com.au or 4454 1460.

WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER 16 – 18 November 2018 at Mount Carmel Retreat Centre, Varroville

Take the time to step back from everyday distractions and rediscover your relationship!

Book online at www.wwme.org.au

Alternatively contact Adrian and Janet Sullivan: on 0490 774 419 or adrian.janet1@bigpond.com

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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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 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

THE JOURNEY CATHOLIC RADIO PROGRAM | AIRS 14th OCTOBER

This week on The Journey, we reflect on the Gospel of St Mark, Sr Hilda shares her Wisdom from the Abbey with “the unexpected gift”. The Peaceful Parent, Marilyn Rodrigues, reminds us to have “realistic expectations of ourselves”, and we are encouraged by Bruce Downes, The Catholic Guy, of the importance of “deeper prayer”. Our music this week is a great reminder of the amazing Christian music artists we are lucky to have on our program. Go to jcr.org.au or itunes.jcr.org.au where you can listen anytime and subscribe to weekly shows by email.

SOCIAL JUSTICE STATEMENT: “A PLACE TO CALL HOME: MAKING A HOME FOR EVERYONE IN OUR LAND”

Every day in our streets, we, like the Samaritan, see wounded people desperately in need of help. They are the homeless and the lost, injured by misfortune, by violence and by poverty. How have so many people come to be on the streets of such a rich nation?” (SJS, Reflection on the parable of the Good Samaritan, 3)

The Bishops’ Statement begins with Jesus’ parable of the Good Samaritan. Consider this parable in the light of Australia’s homelessness crisis. There are various ways we can be Good Samaritans—some people help with emergency relief or a bed for the night, while others use their community connections to provide support and create more housing. All kinds of responses are needed.

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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CCD CATECHIST RETREAT

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

Monday, 15th October 2018, Time: 10am- 2:00pm (9:30am for Coffee and refreshments)

For bookings or questions please contact Cindy Oliver by 8th Oct 4640 8550 or cindy.oliver@dow.org.au.

There is no cost involved. Morning tea is provided. Please BYO LUNCH.

Illawarra – Shoalhaven: St Mary Star of the Sea, 166 Fern St, Gerringong.

Friday, 12th October 2018, Time: 10am- 2:00pm (9:30am for Coffee and refreshments)

For bookings or questions please contact Cindy Oliver by 8th Oct 4640 8550 or cindy.oliver@dow.org.au.

There is no cost involved. Morning tea is provided. Please BYO LUNCH.

NEW YOUTH GROUP IN THE MACARTHUR! LIVE local is an incredible new Youth Group launching at St John’s Parish Hall in Campbelltown (35 Cordeaux Street, Campbelltown) on Friday, 19th October, 7:00pm-9:00pm and running every Friday night during the school term. LIVE local is run by Catholic Youth Ministry Wollongong (CYMW) and invites all young people from Year 7 to Year 12 to join us every week for an incredible night of fun and friendship. An average night will include amazing music, worship, games, snacks, inspirational content and much more. LIVE local is the perfect place to have fun, make lasting friendships, and learn more about yourself, others and the love of Jesus Christ.

DIOCESE OF WOLLONGONG

PARISH LIAISON AND YOUTH MINISTRY LEADER

The Office of the Bishop is seeking to fill the position of Parish Liaison and Youth Ministry Leader. The position is Casual, based in Campbelltown (but will include some travel to Wollongong) and is planned to commence as soon as possible. Remuneration for the position is based on the Miscellaneous Award 2010.

The successful applicant will assist the Diocesan Youth Ministry Coordinator in implementing the Diocesan Plan for Youth Ministry in parishes and regional centres with an emphasis on Regional Youth Groups (LIVE local). This role will also involve recruitment, training, support and management of youth leaders involved in regional youth groups throughout the Diocese.

The application should include a resume specifying residency or work visa status and a letter from the applicant addressed to the Diocesan Youth Ministry Coordinator outlining your commitment to the ethos and values of the Catholic Church. The letter should also address how you will meet the skills, experience & qualification requirements of the position. The Position Description is available at www.dow.org.au

Please send the letter and resume to the Diocesan Youth Ministry Coordinator, Seth Harsh at seth.harsh@dow.org.au by close of business, Tuesday 2nd October 2018. Alternatively, it may be posted to PO Box 1239, Wollongong NSW 2500. Enquiries should be directed to Seth on 4222 2460.

HOLY MASS – 1st FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH – 5th October 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 – 13th October 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.

BLESSING OF ANIMALS 9:30AM MONDAY, 1st OCTOBER 2018

St. Michael’s Church, 325 Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Thirroul

Bring along any of your pets to our Parish Church on the Monday of the long weekend, 9:30am Monday, 1st October. All are welcome – pets and their carers. Bring your camera/phone to record the memorable day.

Snakes must have their own pit to hiss in. Chooks should buy their own eggs from IGA.

Blessing of greyhounds prior to their running at the Bulli Dogs does not necessarily guarantee a good TAB dividend.