4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Bulletin 2019-02-03

SOCIAL JUSTICE STATEMENT

Get Informed

In Australia, around 75 per cent of men and 85 per cent of women are now reaching retirement age with around 20 years of life ahead of them. They are in relatively good health and with significant opportunities for leisure, family life, social engagement and continued employment. (Social Justice Statement 2016–17)

We are in a new moment in human history, when so many of us are living longer and have many active years ahead of us. What are the implications for Australians? Do we see the same benefits elsewhere, especially in poorer countries?

SOLEMN DEDICATION OF ROSEMEADOW CHURCH

The consecration of Our Lady Help of Christians Parish Church, Demetrius Road, Rosemeadow, by Bishop Brian Mascord DD, Bishop of Wollongong, will take place on Friday, 8 March 2019 at 7.30pm. A general invitation is extended by Father Christopher Sarkis and the Parish Community to all who would like to attend, but especially to past parishioners of Rosemeadow. An indication of your attendance would be greatly appreciated to help with catering following the Mass. RSVP to Parish Office 4628 1385 or email: rosemeadow@dow.org.au

HOLY MASS – 2nd SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH – 9 February 2019 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.

TRAINEE INTERNAL AUDITOR (CASUAL)

DIOCESE OF WOLLONGONG

Due to growth, the Internal Audit Department is seeking to fill the position of a Trainee Internal Auditor. We are looking to secure a person currently studying towards a degree in Business or Commerce majoring in Accounting or a similar discipline. This position will offer casual working hours in line with the successful candidate’s study timetable.

The role is a casual trainee position with on the job training and mentoring to support the development of the necessary skills to undertake a junior auditor level role. The role will be responsible for assisting and providing support to the Diocesan Internal Auditor in the coordination and conduct of internal audit services to the 3 Catholic Diocese of Wollongong; including undertaking other related activities in order to add value and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes in the Diocese.

The position description is available at www.jobs.dow.org.au

Applications to be addressed to: Mrs Karen Rushworth, Diocesan Internal Auditor, PO Box 1239 Wollongong NSW 2500. Applications can also be emailed to karen.rushworth@dow.org.au

For all enquiries, contact Karen Rushworth on 0427 514 184 or email karen.rushworth@dow.org.au

Applications close Monday 15 February 2019

CALLING ALL BUSINESS PEOPLE

Bishop Brian Mascord recently launched Catholic Business Connections (CBC)—an opportunity for business women 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 will gather three or four times a year for lunch and to listen to guest speakers chosen to inspire with their unique story. The next gathering is on Tuesday 19 February 2019 at Rydges Hotel, Campbelltown (12pm–2pm). Robert Fitzgerald AM will be speaking on Trust and IntegrityTouchstones for Success in Private and Public Life.

For more information on CBC and how to join, visit dow.sh/cbc. Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity.

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time 2019

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NEW NOTICE POSITION VACANT

TRAINEE INTERNAL AUDITOR (CASUAL)

DIOCESE OF WOLLONGONG

Due to growth, the Internal Audit Department is seeking to fill the position of a Trainee Internal Auditor.  We are looking to secure a person currently studying towards a degree in Business or Commerce majoring in Accounting or a similar discipline. This position will offer casual working hours in line with the successful candidate’s study timetable.

The role is a casual trainee position with on the job training and mentoring to support the development of the necessary skills to undertake a junior auditor level role. The role will be responsible for assisting and providing support to the Diocesan Internal Auditor in the coordination and conduct of internal audit services to the Catholic Diocese of Wollongong; including undertaking other related activities in order to add value and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes in the Diocese.

The position description is available at www.jobs.dow.org.au

Applications to be addressed to: Mrs Karen Rushworth, Diocesan Internal Auditor, PO Box 1239
Wollongong NSW 2500. Applications can also be emailed to karen.rushworth@dow.org.au

For all enquiries, contact Karen Rushworth on 0427 514 184 or email karen.rushworth@dow.org.au

Applications close Monday 15 February 2019

Get Informed

In Australia, around 75 per cent of men and 85 per cent of women are now reaching retirement age with around 20 years of life ahead of them. They are in relatively good health and with significant opportunities for leisure, family life, social engagement and continued employment. (Social Justice Statement 2016–17)

We are in a new moment in human history, when so many of us are living longer and have many active years ahead of us. What are the implications for Australians? Do we see the same benefits elsewhere, especially in poorer countries?

PRAISE & WORSHIP NIGHT: ‘JOURNEY’ WITH GUEST SPEAKER FR CHRIS RYAN MGL

Saturday 2 February 2019, 7:30pm-9:30pm, Parish Hall, Mary Immaculate Parish, Emerald Drive Eagle Vale

Let’s begin 2019 in praise of God. This evening is a spirit filled opportunity for all who have experienced Alpha to come together in worship and prayer. Our guest speaker, Fr Chris Ryan MGL, will lead us in reflecting upon the theme of ‘Journey’ and how, since the Alpha experience, we can open ourselves more readily to trust and surrender our lives to Jesus as his disciples.

Please RSVP by 30 January to Helen Bennett, 4222 2403 or helen.bennett@dow.org.au

 

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PRAISE & WORSHIP NIGHT: ‘JOURNEY’ WITH GUEST SPEAKER FR CHRIS RYAN MGL

Saturday 2 February 2019, 7:30pm-9:30pm, Parish Hall, Mary Immaculate Parish, Emerald Drive Eagle Vale

Let’s begin 2019 in praise of God. This evening is a spirit filled opportunity for all who have experienced Alpha to come together in worship and prayer. Our guest speaker, Fr Chris Ryan MGL, will lead us in reflecting upon the theme of ‘Journey’ and how, since the Alpha experience, we can open ourselves more readily to trust and surrender our lives to Jesus as his disciples.

Please RSVP by 30 January to Helen Bennett, 4222 2403 or helen.bennett@dow.org.au

ALPHA TEAMS’ MASTERCLASS: DEVELOPING A CULTURE OF INVITATION

Saturday 2 February 2019, 2pm – 5pm, Parish Hall, Mary Immaculate Parish, Emerald Drive Eagle Vale

The Alpha Masterclass is for all Alpha Team members and provides an opportunity to connect with others and share ideas and strategies working across our parishes. During this workshop we will deepen our skills and understanding of the Alpha process and learn practical skills for improving our Alpha processes and developing a culture of invitation.

Please RSVP by 30 January to Helen Bennett, 4222 2403 or helen.bennett@dow.org.au

MOUNT CARMEL RETREAT CENTRE, VARROVILLE – February and March 2019

There is no need to register for these retreats (just turn up on the day).

For further info, please contact Carla on 8795 3400 or via email on: retreats@carmelite.com

  • Paths of Carmel: The Spiritual Canticle – Presenter: Fr Paul Maunder, OCD

 

Saturday, 9 February 2019, 10:30 am – 4:00 pm, Cost: $30

Reflections on the Spiritual Canticle of St John of the Cross.

‘These stanzas, composed in a love flowing from abundant mystical understanding, cannot be explained fully but can be explained in a broad sense so that each one may derive profit from them according to the mode and capacity of one’s own spirit.’ (SC Pro)

  • LAUDATO SI, MI’ SIGNORE” A PRAYERFUL AND INTERACTIVE ENCOUNTER WITH CREATION

 

Mount Carmel Retreat Centre Varroville: 2 March 2019 10:30 am – 4:00 pm “Praise be to you, my Lord”: In the words of this beautiful canticle, Saint Francis of Assisi reminds us that our common home is like a sister with whom we share our life and a beautiful mother who opens her arms to embrace us”. Today’s retreat will encourage you to bend your knees and pray in solidarity with all creatures. Pope Francis’ Encyclical Laudato si, the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures, the natural world and fellow retreatants will be your spiritual companions for this journey. Presenter: Fr Michael

4th Sunday of Advent 2018

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Christmas Masses 2018 (Ver. 3)

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:  Rosary beads: $15

               Medals: $5

Please leave money in the box provided so that we can forward it directly to Inge.

Christmas thanks 2018

 

3rd Sunday of Advent 2018

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Christmas Masses 2018 (Ver. 3)

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.