7th Sunday in Ordinary time 2020

Bulletin 2020-02-23

Calling All Business People
Catholic Business Connections (CBC) is an opportunity for businesswomen and men in our diocese (active and retired) who share common values, to network and engage with each other and leaders representing the diocese. CBC gathers 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 first luncheon for 2020 will be held on Friday 28th February at Rydges Hotel, Campbelltown (11:45am-2pm).
As part of the diocese’s local inter-agency emergency response to the recent bushfires in our region, our social services arm, CatholicCare, has been on the ground helping people as they deal with the immediate aftershock of the fires and will continue to be there as these people rebuild their lives in the medium and long term. Bishop Brian has invited CatholicCare’s Director Michael Austin and Executive Manager Rosanne Plunkett to be the guest speakers. They will speak on a “A heart that sees … and responds”. For more information on CBC and how to join, visit http://www.cbc.dow.org.au or contact Debbie Gates, Diocesan Director of Development and Community Engagement (02) 4222 2446.
RSVP for February luncheon is Monday 24th February.

Rising from the Ashes – A Time for Healing:
A Bushfire Recovery Family Event – Saturday 29th February 2020 at the Ulladulla Civic Centre
PROGRAM: Midday – 4 pm including 1:00 – 1:30 Healing & Blessing Ceremony. Food Fair, Music, Family Entertainment, Activities and More! This event is being coordinated by the Milton Catholic Parish, in collaboration with other churches, community groups, schools & local businesses, and embracing the whole community. Everyone is welcome, including pets. Please donate to a combined churches Cake and Condiment Stall, packaging and labelling what ingredients you’ve used for your goodies. Kindly deliver these to our Churches Stall at the Civic Centre on 29/02/20. Please volunteer and support this event. (Even one hour of time is very helpful and appreciated.) For further information, contact Vivienne Benson-Hodge E: yulan@westnet.com.au M: 0407 264 665 and/or Fr Michael Dyer: michael.dyer@dow.org. au or T: 4455 1313

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2020

Bulletin 2020-02-16

Rising from the ashes – a time for healing: Bushfire Recovery Family Event – Saturday 29th February 2020 at the Ulladulla Civic Centre.
PROGRAM: Midday – 3:00p.m. Outdoor Food Fair, Music, Family Entertainment, Activities & More!
1p.m. – 1:30p.m. Healing Ceremony: Acknowledgement of Country, Singing, Speech, Poetry, Meditation, Scripture Reading, Prayer & Blessing.
This event is being coordinated by the Milton Catholic Parish Outreach Team in collaboration with other churches, regional community service groups and local businesses.

Come and Celebrate – Diocesan Rite of Election 2020
Sunday 1st March 2020 2pm at St Francis Xavier Cathedral, 36 Harbour St Wollongong
Each year the Diocese, at the Rite of Election, welcomes and affirms the journey of many adults who desire to join our Catholic faith. The Rite of Election celebrates the calling and invitation by God to become part of his family. You are invited to join and celebrate with our candidates and catechumens who are taking this next step along their journey towards full initiation into the Catholic Church. For more information please contact Darren McDowell at darren.mcdowell@dow.org.au

Worldwide Marriage Encounter |Marriage Enrichment Weekend. 17th – 19th April 2020 at Mt Carmel Retreat Centre, Varroville.
Take the time to step back from everyday distractions and rediscover your relationship!
Book online at http://www.wwme.org.au Alternatively contact Adrian and Janet Sullivan: on 0490 774 419 or adrian.janet1@bigpond.com

Reach Beyond: Become Simply Rich.…
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