27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Bulletin 2018-10-07

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Notice 17

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.

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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THE JOURNEY CATHOLIC RADIO PROGRAM – AIRS 30 September 2018

This week on The Journey, Fr Mark Delaney reflects on the Gospel of Mark, Our Wisdom from the Abby with Sr Hilda in an interesting topic, “I’m not qualified”, Pete Gilmore reminds us to live our “Faith in Action” in his Living the Gospel God spot, and Bruce Downes, The Catholic Guy reminds us about “Staying Young and Fresh” in our Faith. Our music is an inspiration and a blessing to have such talented contributors. Go to WWW.jcr.org.au or www.itunes.jcr.org.au where you can listen anytime and subscribe to weekly shows by email.

 

BLESSING OF ANIMALS 9:30AM MONDAY, 1 OCTOBER2018

Parish of St Michael, 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,

1 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 but their own eggs from IGA.

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

GROWING GOOD MEN – DIOCESE OF WOLLONGONG FATHER AND SON CAMP 2-4 November 2018

A life changing father and son weekend will be held from Friday 2 – Sunday 4 November 2018 at Cataract Scout Park, Appin. Spots are limited to just 15 fathers with their son aged between 12-16 years. 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 faith and 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 jude.hennessy@dow.org.au to receive a brochure, register or ask any questions.

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!

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GROWING GOOD MEN – DIOCESE OF WOLLONGONG FATHER AND SON CAMP 2-4 November 2018

A life changing father and son weekend will be held from Friday 2nd  – Sunday 4th 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 jude.hennessy@dow.org.au to register or ask any questions.

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

SIX FULL DAY GUIDED RETREAT Saturday 24th November – Saturday 1st 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

CAtHFAMILY brings you a selection of activities, prayer rituals, crafts and recipes for free from their website. Don’t miss CathKids, weekly interactive experience with a two-minute animated reflection on the Sunday reading, questions to stimulate discussion, a simple activity and prayer. Families in the Diocese of Wollongong are encouraged to utilise these resources at home to share faith with kids. https://cathfamily.org

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time 2018

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EXPERIENCE CURSILLO

Cursillo is a movement that focuses on helping each person to discover themselves, their relationship with Christ and with others. Cursillo has a method that shows how the Gospel can be lived in everyday life. You are invited to Hartzer Park Conference and Retreat Centre, 25 Eridge Park Road, Burradoo from Thursday evening 13 September to Sunday 16 September 2018. For more information please contact Mr Ken Garland ken.garland45@gmail.com / or (02) 4655 9382

 

ANNUAL CONSOLING MASS 12:10pm Friday 14 September Mater Dolorosa Church, 48 Balmoral St Balgownie

Every year, the Lumen Christi Parishes makes available a ‘Consoling Mass’ to remember our loved ones who have died in tragic circumstances. There are many people in our communities who have had family members or loved ones die through suicide, murder, tragic car accidents and work accidents and, sudden illnesses. This Mass is an opportunity to pray for the deceased persons as well as be a support to those who carry in their lives the tragedy. The event is sponsored by the Catholic Women’s League and the students of Holy Spirit College, Bellambi. Hospitality will follow the Mass.

 

CELEBRATING OUR CATHOLIC FAITH Sunday 3pm 9 September 2018, Ss Peter & Paul Parish Hall Kiama

Come and be inspired and challenged as you listen to the amazing personal witness, faith testimony of David Harrison. David is the Director of Catholic Mission in the Diocese of Wollongong. He is a gifted speaker and has a wonderful faith journey to share with us. David appeals to people of every age – youth, middle aged and seniors. He has a degree in theology, has worked as a lay chaplain in prisons, hospitals and aged care facilities.

Gold coin donation. RSVP: Sheelagh Abela 0409 562830 or smabela@bigpond.com

 

GROWING GOOD MEN – DIOCESE OF WOLLONGONG FATHER AND SON CAMP 2-4 November 2018

A life changing father and son weekend will be held from Friday 2 – 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 jude.hennessy@dow.org.au to register or ask any questions.

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2018

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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

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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