20th Sunday in Ordinary time

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A reminder that the NET team will be at and involved in the 5:30pm Mass and be available afterwards for questions afterwards at our Sunday Supper.

We are encouraging all families to come along especially those with children aged 13-18 years of age.

They will be talking on the work they do through out the Diocese as well as information regarding the Youth activities that are coming up soon.

This is also the last weekend parishioners can sign the petitions of the Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill 2019 before they are sent off to the Upper House.  

If this bill is passed, it will make abortion legal up until birth in NSW, for any reason, as long as two doctors agree if the baby is more than 22 weeks old.

The petitions will be available to sign at both Masses on table in the Narthex.

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2019

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CALLING ALL BUSINESS PEOPLE

Bishop Brian Mascord recently launched Catholic Business Connections (CBC) – an opportunity for businesswomen and men in our diocese who share common values, to network and engage with each other and leaders representing the diocese. CBC will gather 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 third CBC luncheon will be held on Thursday 22 August 2019 at Rydges Hotel Campbelltown (12:00 mid-day – 2:00 pm). Mr Greg Sheridan AO, foreign editor of The Australian, will be speaking on “Is God good for you?”.

 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.

 FAITH CIRCLES: A FREE WEEKLY SMALL GROUP RESOURCE FOR PARISHES

Want to help transform your parish into a place where people are known, loved, challenged and supported? Small groups or “communities of communities” hold the key. The weekly Faith Circles resource and small-group leaders guide is available for free to download. It features all the “how-to” information you need as well as reflection questions for the Sunday Gospel and accompanying prayer points. It is available to download at www.faithcircles.dow.org.au or have it sent to you each month via email subscription.

 

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Position Vacant

Plenary Council Discernment and Writing Group Chairs and Members

As we move into the Listening and Discernment stage of our preparation for the Plenary Council 2020, the Bishops Commission for the Plenary Council is seeking people who are willing to be leaders and partners in the process of discernment. Opportunities are available to apply to be the Chair, or to be a member, of one of six Discernment and Writing Groups. For more information, visit the Office for Employment Relations website www.employmentrelations.catholic.org.au or contact Ms Olivia Lee on (02) 9919 7822 or olivia.lee@catholic.org.au. Applications close on 22 July 2019.

GREGORIAN SCHOLA

A Gregorian Schola has begun singing at Mass every six weeks at Our Lady Help of Christians Parish, Rosemeadow. This very special and unique choir is now looking to build up its members. If you have sung in a choir and would like to take this unique opportunity to broaden your skills in learning and singing Gregorian chant, please contact Ilona on 0418 697 910 for further details.

 

A National Catholic Event for Men “MAX 19 INTO THE BREACH” SYDNEY 19-21 JULY 2019

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