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  • Charitable Works Fund Appeal

    Our Parish CWF Appeal will be on the weekend 3/4 August 2024.

    Help keep alive vital ministries of the Church in service to those who need it most. In hospitals, churches, schools, communities and families, your donation is making our world a loving, caring and compassionate place.

    Donate at: https://www.ourfaithourworks.org/give-to-cwf/.

    Give generously. Your tax deductible gift changes lives. Thank you!

    • A link to a short 3 min video – View here

    Parishes will also find resources including a poster and social tiles here for downloading: www.ourfaithourworks.org/category/parish-resources/

    CWF Appeal (May, August, November)

    Charitable Works Fund DONATE NOW

    Aboriginal Catholic Ministry CatholicCare Chaplaincy Services - Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney Confraternity of Christian Doctrine Ephpheta Centre Seminaries - The Seminary of the Good Shepherd (Homebush) and the Redemptoris Mater Missionary Seminary of the Neocatechumenal Way (Chester Hill)

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    Nominate your Parish Hero!
    For the past 100 years, our parishes have been the cornerstones of local Australian communities. It’s those special people that help make our nation thrive. As we move into the 21stcentury, who are the people in your parish that stand out and make our community what it is today? Tell us their story and why they deserve to be recognized as a Parish Hero. Email:parishhero@catholicweekly.com.au
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    Fr Justin Torres Healing Mass

    You are invited to participate in a healing Mass celebrated by Fr Justin Torres from the Philippines on Thursday, 1 August, at Mater Dei Church, Blakehurst. His ministry has touched the lives of many, offering hope, comfort and a deeper connection with God. St Michael's Catholic Charismatic Prayer Group is honoured and excited to welcome Fr Torres and we want as many people as possible to benefit from his visit. 

    The format for the evening will include Rosary at 6:30pm, followed by praise and worship 7:00pm and then healing Mass celebrated by Fr Torres. 


    AUGUST HEALING MASS.


    For Such A Time As This: Parish Renewal Conference 2024


    Registrations Closes Friday, 19 July for Parish Renewal Conference 2024
    Join hundreds of Sydney Catholics for an inspiring and practical day to strengthen you for mission. Don’t Miss out. Registration closes soon.
    Date: Saturday, 3 August 2024
    Time: 8:45 am – 5:00 pm
    Venue: Liverpool Catholic Club
    Cost: $90 plus booking fees
    Register at gomakedisciples.org.au/cas-events by Friday 19 July.
    Download the tile to promote in your bulletin or the flyer for your parish.

    Parish Renewal Conference 2024
    The Parish Renewal Conference is back in 2024. This will be an inspiring gathering of the faithful across Sydney which you won't want to miss! Gather with Archbishop Anthony Fisher and hundreds of fellow Catholics for illuminating keynotes, practical workshops, and beautiful liturgy to be equipped and strengthened for mission. Be part of the transformation in our Church today!
    Date: Saturday, 3 August 2024
    Time: 8:45 am – 5:00 pm
    Venue: Liverpool Catholic Club
    Cost: $90 plus booking fees (1 June onwards)
    Register at gomakedisciples.org.au/cas-events by 19 July.
    Download the tile to promote in your bulletin or the flyer for your parish.


    Session 3 Live the Faith Forum

    "The Eucharist, The Great Banquet" an invitation poster for the Live the Faith Forum to be held on 8th of August 2024 Thursday 06:00PM-09:00PM.


    St Mary MacKillop Feast Day 8/8/2024 invitation

    We are writing to extend a heartfelt invitation to you and your parish community to join us in celebrating Feast Day at Mary MacKillop Place, North Sydney on Thursday, 8th August.

    Throughout the day, we will hold Mass at 8 am, 10 am, 1 pm and 6 pm, providing meaningful moments of prayer and reflection. The Chapel will be open from 7.30 am to 7:30 pm for personal prayer and contemplation at the tomb of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop. Additionally, you and your parishioners are welcome to explore the MMP Museum, with free entry, from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm, immersing yourselves in the legacy of Mary MacKillop and for your convenience, the Gift Shop & Café will be open from 7:30 am to 7:30 pm, giving you the chance to browse and purchase Mary MacKillop inspirational items and memorabilia, and meals during the festivities. We kindly request that pilgrims enter Mary MacKillop Place via 80 William Street, North Sydney, on this special occasion. Let this Feast Day of St Mary of the Cross be an opportunity to come together and celebrate the gift that is Mary MacKillop. We hope you can include in your bulletin or display the attached invitation which provides a link, allowing those who cannot attend on the 8th, to view the 10 am Mass celebration, livestreamed free via the MMP Website.


    Addiction/Alcoholism: The 12 Steps and Catholic Spirituality
    Are you or a loved one troubled by addiction or alcoholism? The Calix Society is a way to recover, incorporating 12-step recovery and Catholic Spirituality.
    The next Sydney Unit meetings:
    • Saturday, 10 August
    • Saturday, 12 October
    VENUE: St Joseph, Enfield - 126 Liverpool Rd, Enfield NSW 2136
    TIME: 5:30pm - Mass / 6:30 - 7:30pm - Refreshments and "About Calix" talk
    Contact: Tim 0401 600 422 or Kevin 0435 668 382 or [email protected].

    Free Seminar on Wills for the Catholic Community


    Writing or updating a Will can be a complicated task. So, looking after your loved ones during this process is often challenging. This is why the Sydney Archdiocese is delighted to announce a FREE SEMINAR designed to make the world of Wills and Elder Law easier to comprehend and navigate.
    Please join us as we help you better understand important topics such as Estate planning, Enduring Guardianship and Powers of Attorney.  A leading industry specialist with over 30 years’ experience will present on the day, offer their expertise and answer your questions.  Representatives from the Sydney Archdiocese will also explain how your parish community and Archdiocese can directly benefit from the offering of legacy gifts in wills.
    DATE: Wednesday 21 August 2024
    TIME: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    VENUE: St Charles Borromeo Parish Hall, 2a Charles St, Ryde 2112
    Note: light refreshments will be available on the day. All are welcome. Please register at www.trybooking.com/CTJOR or call Tony Maricic on 0422 099 576 or email tony.maricic@sydneycatholic.org for more information.
    Download the flyer to promote in your parish.


    "Wildfire" Holy Spirit Retreat


    Feel the Holy Spirit's transformative power igniting a wildfire within. Immerse yourself in a retreat that deepens your connection with God and unleashes Love's fiery passion. 
    DATE: 23 - 25 August 2024
    VENUE: Carmel House, 345 St Andrews Rd, Varroville NSW.
    For bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/CNSWT
    For more information, please email us at [email protected] or Kathryn at 0478472056.
    Download the tile to promote in your bulletin.


    Growth - Formation Retreat
    Run by Jesus Light of the World Community. The program includes: celebration of the Holy Eucharist, Talks, Workshops and Discussions, Hour of Empowerment 
    DATES: 23 - 25 August 2024 (2 nights and 3 days)
    VENUE: The Collaroy Centre, Homestead Ave, Collaroy NSW
    Register and more information: Call Helen 0433 455 114 or email [email protected]


    HOLY SPIRIT PILGRIMAGE (2024): Europe Pilgrimage and Tour (Medjugorje, Croatia, Slovenia, Hungary, Slovakia, and Poland) from 12/09/2024-27/09/2024;  Spiritual Director: Fr.Emmanuel-tv. Contact Us ASAP For Details: Mobile Number: 0438783641; 0417999553; 0473246029; 0420643949; 0420356428; 0478733578Tel:(08)93413079; Email: [email protected][email protected]

    Addiction/Alcoholism: The 12 Steps and Catholic Spirituality
    Are you or a loved one troubled by addiction or alcoholism? The Calix Society is a way to recover, incorporating 12-step recovery and Catholic Spirituality.
    The next Sydney Unit meetings:

    • Saturday, 10 August
    • Saturday, 12 October

    VENUE: St Joseph, Enfield - 126 Liverpool Rd, Enfield NSW 2136
    TIME: 5:30pm - Mass / 6:30 - 7:30pm - Refreshments and "About Calix" talk
    Contact: Tim 0401 600 422 or Kevin 0435 668 382 or [email protected].


    Invitation to attend & promote the National Pilgrimage "In the Footsteps of Mary MacKillop"

    We hope this message finds you well.  We are writing to extend a warm invitation to you and your parish community to participate in and promote the upcoming National Pilgrimage “In the Footsteps of Mary MacKillop”.  This official pilgrimage is led and run by the Sisters of Saint Joseph of the Sacred Heart.

    As you may know, Mary MacKillop holds a special place in the hearts of many Australians for her dedication to education, social justice, and faith.  Her legacy continues to inspire countless individuals across the nation.

    Our National Pilgrimage, scheduled to take place from the 15th - 26th of October 2024, offers a unique opportunity for individuals and families to come together in prayer, reflection, and celebration of Mary MacKillop's life and teachings.  It promises to be a deeply enriching and spiritually fulfilling experience for all who attend.

    In order to reach as many members of our community as possible, we kindly request your assistance in promoting our “In the Footsteps of Mary MacKillop” Pilgrimage within your parish and network.


    You Are Not Alone Retreat Day
    If you or a friend have been unable to or are struggling to have children due to infertility, miscarriage or stillbirth, please consider attending the “You Are Not Alone” retreat day held on the 19th October 2024 at the St Martha’s Leichhardt. The day is facilitated by the Emmanuel Community with the support of the Life Marriage and Family Team and will include Mass, talks, prayer, reflections, and time for couples.
    DATE: Saturday, 19 October 2024
    VENUE: St Martha’s, Leichhardt
    Register and more information at www.trybooking.com/1183690. Registrations close on 15 October.
    Download the tile to promote in your bulletin.


    Of Life and Love Marriage Preparation Weekend
    Engagement is a beautiful time to intentionally prepare for your vocation. The ‘Of Life and Love’ Marriage Preparation Weekend will help you to understand more deeply the sacramental nature of marriage, offer practical wisdom from married couples and provide opportunity for discussion and prayer. Of Life and Love is a recognised marriage preparation course. 
    DATE: 16 - 17 November 2024 (no overnight stay)
    VENUE: St Thomas of Canterbury, Lewisham
    More information and registration at www.trybooking.com/CMGTS
    Download the tile to promote in your bulletin.


     

    Divine Retreat Centre: Residential Retreats 2024

    Located around one hour's drive north of Sydney in Somersby, the centre offers several residential retreats throughout the year. Parishes are invited to share this flyer with the schedule for 2024.

    Sydney Catholic Singles meetup group
    All the events are free and the group is open to all ages.

    Catholic Help with Alcoholism and Addiction
    Calix Our Lady Of Recovery
    Calix Society 
    CALIX “We substitute the cup that sanctifies for the cup that stupefies”. 
    Stay and sober with the Catholic faith and a 12-Step program. Join is in prayer for: total abstinence, spiritual development, and personal sanctification. Do you “thirst” for more?

    APPEALS
     
    Hope in Action
    Caritas Australia’s Papua New Guinea Landslide Disaster
    Hundreds of people are displaced and many more affected by a devastating landslide that struck a remote village in Papua New Guinea. Your urgent support is needed now.
    Donate at https://www.caritas.org.au/donate/emergency-appeals/papua-new-guinea-landslide/
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    We are looking for some people to join our team as Diocesan Outreach Assistants in a number of areas around NSW. Attached is our logo and QR code.
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    Support for the House of Welcome
    HOW Food Bank Flyer HOW Food Bank Flyer
    The House of Welcome works with people seeking asylum and refugees to provide critical casework, housing, employment, food bank and emergency living assistance. During COVID-19 the demand for financial assistance has risen. HoW has increased the Emergency Living Package program by 216% to respond to the amplified levels of distress and hardship amongst their clients. In the last few months House of Welcome has delivered emergency assistance and been able to support clients to maintain their tenancies and assisted those who have come to the centre homeless. There are a number of ways that you can help such as donating to the Emergency Relief Package or donate staple food items to the House of Welcome foodbank.

    CatholicCare - Financial Counselling
    Are you wanting to take back control of your finances? Has gambling on poker machines or sports betting been getting in the way of your life?
    Our Financial Counselling program may be for you, providing FREE and CONFIDENTIAL support to adults impacted by gambling harm, be it yourself or a loved one.
    Our service helps those who are affected by all forms of gambling and provides support to impacted family members. Reach out to our team to access non-judgemental, impartial, and confidential support.
    Call us on 13 18 19 or visit catholiccare.org/financialcounselling to start your journey with us.
    Download the tile to promote in your bulletin.


     


    SERVICES/RESOURCES AVAILABLE
    Catholic Cemeteries & Crematoria
    Catholic Cemeteries and Crematoria manages four cemeteries within the Western Sydney area.
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    Online training program for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
    Are you looking for thorough, consistent, world-standard, and locally delivered training for your lay liturgical ministers?  ACU Centre for Liturgy has developed a comprehensive, engaging and truly formative online training program for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (and will add a program for Ministers of the Word shortly). This excellent program has been crafted by expert pastoral liturgy educators specifically for the Australian context using the most informed and contemporary interactive online learning principles and techniques.
    We are planning to start a new training program in March, aiming to prepare parishioners to exercise their ministry with confidence and devotion during the Easter season. If you would like any of your parishioners to join this program I invite you to send along your nomination of suitable candidates as soon as possible. This can be done from our website http://www.acu.edu.au/centreforliturgy/pastoral-training or by contacting the Centre on 02 9701 4751 or [email protected].
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    Catholic Lay Chaplains - St George Public Hospital
    Gary Cartmer and Sister Maria Pineda are Catholic Care Lay Chaplains at St George Public Hospital Tue, Wed and Thu. They are there to provide emotional, spiritual and sacramental support for you or your family member. If you would like their support, please feel free to call the Chaplains office on 02 9113 2189 and leave a message with the patients name and they will provide ongoing support during their stay.
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    "Why the Public Rosary"
     
    October 13, 1917, Our Lady performed a miracle – the ‘Miracle of the Sun’, which was witnessed by 70 000 people, including atheists, communists and anti-Catholics. Many converted. Here are the five reasons for a Public Rosary: 
    Powerful - “Public prayer is more powerful than private prayer to appease the anger of God and call down His mercy, and the Church, guided by the Holy Spirit, has always advocated it in times of disasters and general distress.” - Saint Louis de Montfort. 
    Public Witness - The Public Rosary is a great way to witness the Catholic faith. Your public witness will inspire other Catholics to persevere in their faith and demonstrate the faith to non-Catholics. 
    Public Reparation - Nowadays sin is openly flaunted. Public sins require public reparation. Your Public Rosary becomes an act of reparation for these sins hurled against the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. 
    Evangelisation - Many families no longer know how to pray the Rosary or even know the many benefits of praying the Rosary. Praying the Rosary in public is a great opportunity to share the faith and meet new people. 
    Multiple Graces - “Somebody who says his Rosary alone only gains the merit of one Rosary, but if he says it together with thirty other people, he gains the merit of thirty Rosaries. This is the law of public prayer. How profitable, how advantageous this is!” - Saint Louis de Montfort.
    Rosary and prayers on Zoom every 13th monthly at 7 pm. Zoom Wednesday weekly at 7 pm Praying the Rosary, including the Litany to St Joseph, and The Divine Mercy Chaplet. All are welcome.
    Australia Needs Fatima Website is very informative for those wanting to learn more about Our Lady of Fatima. Website: www.fatima.org.au
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    Catholic Men’s Fellowship
    Catholic Men’s Formation and Prayer Group currently meet Thursdays 8-9pm, via online conference (zoom). We are a group of men who have met on a regular basis over the past ten years. We invite men to various formation programs, and to conclude with Prayer of the Church. Our chaplain is Deacon Louis Azzopardi. We are currently using Kapaun’s Men, Virtue Series. For details on how to connect, contact Lee Caruana via email
    [email protected]
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    Come and Listen! Catechesis at Leichhardt
    Everyone wonders about the meaning of life.
    Why did God create me?
    Why does God allow certain things to happen to me?
    Mondays and Wednesdays at 7:30pm
    St Fiacre’s Parish Hall
    90 Catherine St, Leichhardt
    Enquiries: David 0418-245-159
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    Jesus Light of the World Communities
    Every Saturday at 3 pm
    “ReCHARGE” Gathering: Praise & Worship + Talk + Prayer & Empowerment + Fellowship
    Where: St Joseph’s Parish Hall
    Walz St, Rockdale, NSW (Parking at Parker St.)
    Enquiries:  Helen 0433 455 114 Ida 0424 267 500

    E: jlowcommunity@gmail.com More information: www.jlowcom.org
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    Pregnancy Help Sydney - Supporting Vulnerable Pregnant Women
    ‘I'm pregnant, scared and don’t know what to do. Can I talk to you?' Pregnancy Help Sydney, a life-affirming organisation, has been receiving these types of calls  Australia-wide for over 40 years. Our free, confidential and non-judgemental 24/7 telephone support service has helped thousands of women who have reached out to us. Embarking on motherhood should be a joyous occasion when a baby is planned for and welcomed into the life of its mother. Yet, for a significant number of women, this is not their reality. Our organisation provides an empathetic listening ear to support the woman who is challenged by her pregnancy, and together, explore the best options for her and her baby. So this Mother’s Day, we are thrilled to be launching, as another tool to help women facing a difficult situation, our refreshed website: http://www.pregnancyhelpsydney.com Pregnant? Worried, confused, feeling alone? Want to chat? Call our 24/7 support line 1300 792 798 or visit our website http://www.pregnancyhelpsydney.com.
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    SMARTLOVING BREAKTHROUGH
     
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    Catholic Healthcare has a new consumer campaign called 'Seize The Day' which aims to support all churchgoers aged 65 and over with any home care support they might need. Parish Bulletin Insert or Campaign Landing Page
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    Register Today for the FREE and Online Suicide Prevention for Seniors Training delivered by Anglicare.

    Older Persons’ Mental Health Webinar Series

    SYDNEY CATHOLIC YOUTH ONLINE YOUTH GROUP
    LIFE, MARRIAGE AND FAMILY ARCHDIOCESE OF SYDNEY
    GO MAKE DISCIPLES
    PARISH EVANGELISATION GUIDE IN A TIME OF PANDEMIC
    COVID-19 UPDATE
    COVID-19 PRAYER RESOURCES
    JUSTICE, ECOLOGY AND PEACE

    EthicsFinder.com
    Home - ACU Australian Catholic University logo
    EthicsFinder is a free, global, digital resource which will be of immense value to interested parishioners. Please feel free to include a link to https://www.ethicsfinder.com/ on your parish and school websites. Wish you could easily find Church teaching and the best articles, books and videos on bioethics, business ethics, cancel culture, human rights, marriage, subsidiarity, and 100+ other topics? Try ACU’s free digital tool www.ethicsfinder.com.

    HIGHLIGHT YOUR SPECIAL OCCASION - IT’S FREE
    Catholic Weekly Occasions
    Feature your Wedding, Birth, Engagement, Confirmation, First Holy Communion, Anniversary or Baptism.
    DETAILS: Send a hi res image, details of the event (ie: names of participants, date where it was held, Celebrant, photographer + 60 words about the occasion to personal.occasions@sydneycatholic.org For more details go to: https://www.catholicweekly.com.au/occasions/
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    Mission: Change their lives… and yours
    Communities in Africa, Asia or the Pacific are seeking Australians from a variety of professions and trades to share their skills with those who have less opportunity to develop their talents.
    Explore 35 positions on our website where you’ll also find news on those currently supported in Timor-Leste, Samoa, American Samoa and Thailand.
    Please enquire further about potential assignments for you or someone you know:
    Contact PALMS on: 0422 472 567 or visit:
    www.palms.org.au.

    Kimberley Catholic Volunteer Service - Call for Volunteer Workers-Urgently Needed.
    The Diocese of Broome, WA, urgently requires volunteers to assist with the work of the local Church on Aboriginal Missions. There are various important voluntary tasks: administration, building maintenance, gardening, shop staffing, cooking, cleaning etc. Placements are preferred for a period of 6 months plus. In return for being part of the team, we offer accommodation, living expenses and an allowance.
    For further details, and an application form, please contact:
    Volunteer Coordinator, Janet Ryan: 08 9192 1060
    Email:
    volunteers@broomediocese.org
    Web: www.broomediocese.org
    Mail:  PO Box 76, BROOME  WA  6725

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