20th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2018

Bulletin 2018-08-19

PLENARY COUNCIL 2020 – LISTEN TO WHAT THE SPIRIT IS SAYING. Local animators of the Plenary Council 2020 for the Diocese of Wollongong were welcomed and encouraged at Mass celebrated with Bishop Brain Mascord at St John Vianney Co-Cathedral, Fairy Meadow, on Saturday 18 August 2018. All animators are in the process of completing training to lead this process right across the Diocese, in parishes, schools and CatholicCare. 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 learn more, pray for guidance, commence dialogue and subscribe for regular updates.

THE JOURNEY CATHOLIC RADIO PROGRAM – AIRS 26 August 2018

This week on The Journey our Gospel reading is John 6:60-69. Sr Hilda from the Abbey shares her wisdom with us yet again, Fr Dave Callaghan in his God spot, encourages us to ask, “What’s under the Bonnet”? and our very own Trish McCarthy talks to us about Motivation & Discipline in her Milk and Honey segment. Our diverse music selection is such a gift to 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.

SOCIAL JUSTICE FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Refugees: Pray regularly for refugees and asylum seekers: Pope Francis showed us how deeply he is touched by the plight of asylum seekers. We can follow his example by remembering those displaced around the world in our daily prayers, with family and friends, and by encouraging our parishes to include them in the Prayers of the Faithful at Mass.

BE AWAKE NATIONAL CATHOLIC MEN’S CONFERENCE 19-21 October 2018, Stanwell Tops Conference Centre

MenALIVE and the Young Men of God Movement (YMG) have united to host a life changing event for the men of this nation. The time has come to bring together over 30 years of powerful ministry experience and capability led by the most passionate and dedicated leadership team ever assembled in men’s ministry.

Be inspired, be transformed. This will be an extraordinary event THAT IS DEFINITELY NOT TO BE MISSED!

Registration now open https://dow.sh/BeAwake2018

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Bulletin 2018-08-12

GROWING GOOD MEN – DIOCESE OF WOLLONGONG FATHER AND SON CAMP

A life changing father and son weekend will be held from Friday 2 November – Sunday 4 November 2018 at Cataract Scout Camp, Appin. Spots are limited to just 15 fathers with their son aged between 12-16. 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 gifts as they take their place in the world. 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.

You don’t get this time back so make this opportunity a priority! Contact Jude Hennessy on Ph: 4222 2407 or email jude.hennessy@dow.org.au to register or ask any questions.

 

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 Brian Mascord the many blessings and roles our cultural communities play within our broader diocesan community. This celebration coincides with the annual Migrant & Refugee Week.

 

BLESSSING & OPENING OF ST MARY OF THE CROSS MACKILLOP CHAPEL – Most Rev Brian Mascord invites you to the Blessing and Opening of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop Chapel at St Francis Xavier Cathedral – Wednesday 15 August (Feast of the Assumption) at 12.10pm. For more information please contact Kevin Galea office@lumenchristi.org.au or 1300 162 855 – ALL WELCOME.

 

A Mass in French is celebrated at St John’s Parish, Campbelltown, every second Sunday of the month; the next Mass will be on 6pm Sunday 12 August 2018. The celebrant is Fr Jan Chrzczonowicz (0412 786 245).

 

SPIRITUALITY IN THE PUB
Wollongong Spirituality in the Pub invites you to a conversation on Tuesday, 28th August at the Woonona Bulli RSL Club, from 7.30 pm to 9.00 pm. The guest speaker is Father Noel Connolly, Coordinator of Mission and Culture at the Catholic Institute of Sydney, who will speak on Pope Francis’ Inspiring Vision. All welcome.  Enquiries : Ann  0427 235 955 or wollsip@gmail.com

 

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.

 

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Bulletin 2018-07-29

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.

16th Sunday in Ordinary time 2018

Bulletin 2018-07-22

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.

JOURNEY CATHOLIC RADIO PROGRAM – airs 29th July 2018

Next week on The Journey, Fr. Mike Delaney returns to reflect on the Gospel of John, Trish McCarthy returns with a great segment on Motivation & Discipline in our lives, and much more! Your regulars, Bruce Downes the Catholic Guy returns with a brilliant piece all about Seeking God in our lives, and Sr Hilda Scott OSB speaks to us about the face of God. We’ve also got a great selection of brilliant Christian music that we’re very excited to bring you! Faith, Hope, Love, and Life, you’re on The Journey! Go to www.jcr.org.au or www.itunes.jcr.org.au where you can listen anytime and subscribe to weekly shows by email.

CATECHISTS LEVEL 2 TRAINING COURSE

Macarthur – Highlands:

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

Start date: Monday, 13th 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 6th 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, 10th 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 6th August.

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

Join Emeritus Bishop Ingham in January 2019 on a 23-Day Pilgrimage of a lifetime through the Holy Lands of Jordan, Palestine and Israel. Departs 30th January 2019 / $800 deposit required.

Visit http://www.harvestpilgrims.com/pdfs/9PV15.pdf or call Harvest 1800 819 156 for a full detailed itinerary.

On Friday 31st August, LIVE Festival is happening again! This is your opportunity to be a key part of the biggest Catholic youth and young adult event in the Diocese of Wollongong. LIVE Festival combines amazing live music, powerful guest speakers, workshops, food and games to create a powerful context for youth and young adults to encounter Jesus Christ. If you’re over the age of 18 and can help out between 8am and 8:30pm, please get in touch with us via the details below. We look forward to seeing you there!

Bethany Parrish: bethany.parrish@dow.org.au or 4222 2427

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2018

Bulletin 2018-07-15

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

 

Emeritus Bishop Peter Ingham’s Episcopal Anniversary

In the year of the fifty-fourth anniversary of his priesthood, Bishop Peter’s celebrates twenty-five years as Bishop. This is a significant milestone in his life and, in the life of the Diocese of Wollongong and the Lumen Christi Parishes. At the 10.30am Sunday Mass on 22nd July there will be the opportunity to congratulate Bishop Peter for his leadership in the Church over this time. There will be refreshments served in the Xavier Centre after the Mass. All are welcome!

The ANNUAL DIOCESAN MASS TO CELEBRATE THE FEAST OF ST MARY OF THE CROSS MacKillop will be held at the Immaculate Conception Parish, Unanderra, on Wednesday, 8 August 2018 at 11.00am. Bishop Brian Mascord will celebrate the Mass along with Fr Graham Schmitzer (Parish Priest Unanderra) and Fr Patrick Vaughan (Chaplain to Catholic Women’s League). Lunch will be available following Mass and will be hosted by the Unanderra Branch of Catholic Women’s League.

THE JOURNEY CATHOLIC RADIO PROGRAM – AIRS 22 July 2018

This week on The Journey, as we listen to the Gospel of Mark, we are again encouraged to follow Jesus. Sr Hilda shares her Wisdom from The Abbey with “Teapot Stories”, and our very own Pete Gilmore shares his analogy of the “Flat Tyre” in his Living the Gospel God spot, as we know music soothes the soul, and we are blessed to have soul lifting music as part of our weekly 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.

EXTENDED RSVP DATE:

2018 SIGNIFICANT MARRIAGE ANNIVERSARIES MASS

If you are celebrating 25, 40, 50 or 60 years of marriage this year and would like an invitation to the Mass to be celebrated by Bishop Brian Mascord at St John Vianney Co-Cathedral, Fairy Meadow on Sunday, 19 August 2018 at 2pm, please contact Helen Bennett 4222 2403 or email helen.bennett@dow.org.au at the Office of the Bishop by Friday 21 July and an invitation will be sent to you.

MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT WEEKEND 17– 19 August 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 or contact Adrian and Janet Sullivan 0490 774 419 adrian.janet1@bigpond.com

CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE NSW STATE CONFERENCE 2018

Tuesday 4 – Thursday 6 September Novotel Hotel, North Wollongong

The Theme is “Do not be afraid I will help you”. The Opening Mass will be at 6pm 4 September at St Francis Xavier Cathedral. Enquiries contact Anne Kelly 0411 260 040.

 

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Bulletin 2018-07-08

A VOCATION VIEW: There is a great need today to stand up for what we believe in. The Spirit of the Lord is upon you, He has sent you to bring Good News to the poor.

Please contact Fr Richard Healey, Vocations Director, on 0401 621 591, priesthood@dow.org.au

SOCIAL JUSTICE FOOD FOR THOUGHT

NAIDOC Week, July: Learn about the Land

Find out who are the first owners of the land on which you live, work and worship. To do this, contact the Aboriginal Land Council in your area, or, better still, buy a map showing the occupation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait nations prior to 1770. Such maps can be obtained from the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander Studies. “After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands” Revelation 7:9

HOLY MASS – EVERY 2ND SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH

Saturday 14 July 2018 on the 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 Hospital.

Need help at home or know somebody who does?

CatholicCare offers practical in-home aged care services, so you or someone you love can continue living a happy and healthy life in the comfort of their own home.

For more information please call 42549342 or visit www.catholiccare.dow.org.au

2018 SIGNIFICANT MARRIAGE ANNIVERSARIES MASS

If you are celebrating 25, 40, 50 or 60 years of marriage this year and would like an invitation to the Mass to be celebrated by Bishop Brian Mascord at St John Vianney Co-Cathedral, Fairy Meadow on Sunday, 19 August 2018 at 2pm, please contact Helen Bennett 4222 2403 or email helen.bennett@dow.org.au at the Office of the Bishop by Friday 13 July and an invitation will be sent to you.

LIVE FESTIVAL 2018 NEEDS YOU! On Friday 31 August, LIVE Festival is happening again! This is your opportunity to be a key part of the biggest Catholic youth and young adult event in the Diocese of Wollongong. LIVE Festival combines amazing live music, powerful guest speakers, workshops, food and games to create a powerful context for youth and young adults to encounter Jesus Christ. If you’re over the age of 18 and can help out between 8am and 8:30pm, please get in touch with us via the details below. We look forward to seeing you there!

Bethany Parrish: bethany.parrish@dow.org.au or 4222 2427

 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday

Bulletin 2018-07-01NATSI Sunday

2018 SIGNIFICANT MARRIAGE ANNIVERSARIES MASS

If you are celebrating 25, 40, 50 or 60 years of marriage this year and would like an invitation to the Mass to be celebrated by Bishop Brian Mascord at St John Vianney Co-Cathedral, Fairy Meadow on Sunday, 19th August 2018 at 2:00pm, please contact Helen Bennett 4222 2403 or email helen.bennett@dow.org.au at the Office of the Bishop by Friday 13th July and an invitation will be sent to you.

VACANT POSITION DIOCESE OF WOLLONGONG CHIEF OPERATIONS MANAGER

The Catholic Diocese of Wollongong nurtures the spiritual lives of thousands of Catholics through its agencies, ministries and parishes, and supports thousands more in the local community through health and aged care, education, welfare and community services. The Diocese is seeking an experienced and professional manager to lead the operations of the Office of the Bishop and liaise collaboratively with the heads of agencies.

Reporting to the Bishop, the Chief Operations Manager is a key member of the leadership team who works closely with the Vicar General and Diocesan Financial Administrator and together coordinate advice to the Bishop concerning his administrative and pastoral responsibilities of the Diocese. This will involve coordinating the planning and day-to-day operations of the Office of the Bishop and collaborating with heads of diocesan agencies, parish priests, councils and committees to achieve the best outcomes for mission.

The role will ideally suit someone with extensive experience at a senior level, preferably in the not-for-profit sector, in managing the operational and administrative aspects of an organisation, including management of people, resources, compliance and strategic planning

For a confidential discussion about this position, including the key requirements and to obtain a copy of the Information Pack which contains details about how to apply please contact Anthony Spata, REACH Human Resources, on 0402 210 055 or anthony@reachhr.com.au Applications close Monday 2nd July 2018.

Only candidates with the right to work in Australia may apply for this position.

CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE NSW STATE CONFERENCE 2018

Tuesday 4th – Thursday 6th September at the Novotel Hotel, North Wollongong

The Theme is “Do not be afraid I will help you”. The Opening Mass will be at 6:00pm, 4th September at St Francis Xavier Cathedral. Enquiries contact Anne Kelly 0411 260 040.

SOCIAL JUSTICE FOOD FOR THOUGHT

World Environment Day, June: Recycle, reuse, reduce – Consumerism impacts on the environment. If we reduce our consumption of both goods and energy we reduce waste and pollution. Think about the size of car you drive and the resources used to build it and the fuel it uses, and other resources such as tyres. Is it bigger than you really need? When we buy goods, we reduce waste if they are reusable rather than disposable. Recycling is essential at home and at school or work. “Still others, like seed sown among thorns, hear the word; 19 but the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth and the desires for other things come in and choke the word, making it unfruitful” John 4:18-19

11th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Bulletin 2018-06-17

FOSTER CARE INFORMATION SESSION.

Have you or someone you know been thinking about becoming a foster carer?

On Wednesday, June 27 from 6pm-8pm at St Joseph’s Primary School, 50 Park Rd, Bulli, CatholicCare will be holding an information session to give you the opportunity to ask questions, hear from current carers, learn about the needs of children in care and find out about the different types of care available.

130th ANNIVERSARY OF ST PAUL’S CHURCH MOSS VALE AND 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF ST PAUL’S PRIMARY SCHOOL

2018 marks the 130th anniversary of the nave of St Paul’s Church, Moss Vale – a time for gratitude and great rejoicing in the southern Highlands end of the Diocese. There will be a week of festivities, prayers and reminiscences leading up to the 29th June, the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul. The culmination will be a Solemn High Mass on Friday 29th June at 5pm celebrated by Bishop Brian and celebratory Dinner at the Moss Vale Services Club.

This year is also the 70th anniversary of St Paul’s Primary School which is a combined total of 200 years of dedication and service by so many priests, religious, lay people, teachers and parents. It is hoped that many past parish priests, religious and parishioners, who have been such an integral part of the story we share, will be able to join with us to give thanks for what has been over the past 130 years, to give a blessing on who we are as a community today and ask God’s blessing on the years ahead.

If you have (or know somebody who has) a connection with St Paul’s Parish we would love to have you and your friends join us for this special occasion. For enquiries please phone the Parish Office 4868 1931 or email MossVale@dow.org.au

MACARTHUR REGION MenALIVE WEEKEND flyer attached menAlive Conference FLYER_MACARTHUR 

4th – 5th August 2018, Parish Hall, St. John the Evangelist Church, 35 Cordeaux Street, Campbelltown

menALIVE Weekend for Men. What are you doing on the 4-5 August? Could you benefit from a weekend, conducted by experienced leaders from menALIVE Team, featuring talks, personal testimonies, opportunities for discussion, and space to reflect? Since menALIVE commenced in 2003, thousands of Catholic men have been encouraged and inspired at weekends across Australia.

Enquiries contact Ian Boorman 0427 006 021 or email Jude Hennessy jude.hennessy@dow.org.au

CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE NSW STATE CONFERENCE 2018

Tuesday 4th – Thursday 6th September. Novotel Hotel, North Wollongong

The Theme is “Do not be afraid I will help you”. The Opening Mass will be at 6pm on the 4th September at St Francis Xavier Cathedral. Enquiries contact Anne Kelly 0411 260 040.