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    The Catholic Weekly
    In this week’s edition:
    • Rosary Marathon: Pope picks St Mary’s Cathedral
    • Prayers for India in COVID pandemic
    • Movie Review: Son of the South

    COVID-19 update
    6 May 2021
    Restrictions at churches this weekend
    The NSW Government has announced a temporary tightening of COVID-19 restrictions which will apply to churches in the Greater Sydney region (including Wollongong, Central Coast and Blue Mountains)
    These measures will be effective from midday on 6 May 2021 until 12:01am Monday 10 May and are aimed at containing the spread of COVID-19.
    Masks will be compulsory at public indoor venues including churches.
    Congregational singing will not be allowed at churches at this time.

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    An unmissable FREE Introductory Session on the Creighton Model FertilityCare System for women and couples will be held at St Joseph's Chipping Norton on Saturday afternoon 8 May from 2.30pm. Register your attendance at
    This Session will discuss:
    • Its efficacy to achieve or space a pregnancy,
    • Its unique approach to monitoring reproductive health,
    • How it can treat infertility with a modern and wholistic approach,
    • How it allows women and couples to envision how they would use the Creighton Model on a day-to-day basis

    Bicentenary Mass to honour arrival of first priests in Australia

    Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP is celebrating a Mass at St Mary’s Cathedral on Sunday, 9 May 2021 at 10.30am to mark the 200th Anniversary of the arrival of the first official Priests to Australia, Fr John Joseph Therry and Fr Philip Conolly. The Conference will also honour the bicentenary of the arrival of the first official Catholic chaplains in Australia and will be followed by the annual Vianney Dinner where the 25, 40, 50 and 60 year Jubilarians will be honoured. Contact Kym Newman - 9390 5992 or

    Euthanasia, Dying and the Dignity of the Human Person

    Hosted by St Felix Youth, Bankstown parish - St Felix Parish Hall, 550 Chapel Road, Bankstown

    Thursday 13 May, 7:30pm.

    The Political and Legal Perspective with Monica Doumit, Director of Public Policy and Engagement, Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney “How has euthanasia already changed cultures and societies? Fighting in the public square and having conversations at home”.

    Liturgy and Sacraments in a COVID World: Renewal not Restoration

    17 May 2021 10-11.30am

    ACU’s Centre for Liturgy - Public Lecture Guest Speaker: Monsignor Kevin W. Irwin - Catholic University of America, Theology Faculty. Registration by 13 May A Zoom link will be provided to those who register.

    Vocations Weekend with the MGL Sisters: 14-16 May


    The Missionaries of God’s Love Sisters invite young women (18-35) to a vocations weekend of prayer, input, sisterhood and sharing. This weekend is aimed at helping you discern your direction in life. RSVP Therese 0432 228 250 or register here.

    Christian Meditation Day - Sunday 16 May
    St Benedict’s Monastery - 121 Arcadia Rd, Arcadia, 10am-3pm (includes Mass in the afternoon). No need to register ahead of time. Donations welcome. Enquiries: Ann Bergman, Ann Lomas, 9653 2637.

    Scholarship at the Cathedral with Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP


    Loss of Trust and Crisis of Leadership: Responses with the Help of St Thomas Aquinas.

    After a year’s break, during the COVID-19 pandemic, these free public talks are now resuming again, led by the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney, in partnership with the University of Notre Dame Australia’s Institute for Ethics and Society.

    20 May 2021 Chapter Hall, St Mary’s Cathedral 6:30pm Register Online:

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    We are so excited to announce our first Western Sydney event with guest speakers Matt and Marguerite Harb, a truly inspirational couple who will share their story on how experiencing loss has shaped their marriage. As always, we will be there from 6pm for drinks and dinner and the talk starting at 7pm. We have limited spots in the function room so make sure you book your tickets here:

    Sydney City Procession for the Feast of Mary Help of Christians Patroness of Australia - 3.00pm Sunday 23 May 2021

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    Commences 3.00pm from St Peter’s Surry Hills with a pilgrim blessing and then on to St Mary’s Cathedral for the 5.00pm Solemn Choral First Vespers and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Please contact the Servants of Mary Help of Christians or Steven Buhagiar from the Archdiocesan Life Marriage and Family team if you require more information.

    Emmanuel Pentecost Retreat 22-23 May 2021

    The Emmanuel Community in Sydney welcomes you to join us for our Pentecost Retreat in 2021! The theme is "Be Filled", inspired by Acts 13:52. This retreat is an open event for all aged over 18 and is designed to enflame our hearts and receive the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, just as the apostles and Mary did at the first Pentecost.
    Mount Carmel Retreat Centre in Varroville - 247 St Andrews Road, Varroville NSW 2566
    $130 Adults or $100 Students (+all meals and twin share accommodation)
    Registration is now open. To book or email

    "We Rise Again"

    A Fund-raising concert for "Mary Mackillop Today", who work with local communities in Australia and internationally, enabling access to learning opportunities. 

    "We Rise Again"

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    • St Joseph's ChurchWalz Street Rockdale NSW

    Tickets are available by clicking on the link below or at the door on the afternoon of the concert.

    All tickets $20.00 School age children FREE.

    Click on this link to buy tickets.

    Beloved 2021 Women’s Retreat
    12 June 2021, 8.30am – 8.30pm, St Finbars Catholic Church Glenbrook
    A wonderful opportunity for women to participate in a retreat day in a Catholic setting. If you have had the desire to attend a retreat on your heart, then this is one you might seriously consider.

    DATE CLAIMER! Come, Follow Me: Discipleship Retreats with the Dominican Sisters of Saint Cecilia

    What does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus and how can I grow as a disciple?  Throughout June and July the Dominican Sisters of St Cecilia are working with the Sydney Centre for Evangelisation to offer three retreat days to assist the people of Sydney to enter more deeply into their own experience of being a disciple of Jesus, in keeping with our mission plan Go Make Disciples. These retreats will explore what it means to be a disciple, how to grow as a disciple, and how we can respond to the gift of discipleship by serving in our parish and in the wider community.

    - Sunday 13 June COST: $10 PER PERSON, WITH LIGHT LUNCH INCLUDED. REGISTRATIONS OPEN SOON! (All Day: Sunday) St Mary's Cathedral

    - Saturday 26 June TBA

    - Saturday 17 July TBA

    For more information: contact the Parish Renewal Team at or on (02) 9390 5330.

    For more about Go Make Disciples visit

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    Catholic Men's Gathering

    “They were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other Apostles, Brothers - what then must we do?” Acts 2:37

    The National Catholic Men’s Gathering for 2021 will be launched online on Saturday 31st July. Join a diocesan group with your Bishop, or with your Men’s Ministry/Parish group or individually. Three sessions will be provided online, along with reflection questions for group discussion or individual reflection.

    Aim: To inspire and encourage all Catholic men with a vision for personal discipleship, service and mission in the family, parish/diocese and the world.

    Cost: FREE Registration:

    Program: Available from Saturday 31st July 2021

    The 2021 Archdiocesan Marriage Preparation course, Of Life and Love

    From Saturday, 14 August - 10am, then Thursday evenings - 19 and 26 August, 2 September 2021. To Book - Contact - The Life, Marriage and Family team on 9307 8480 or

    The Genius Project Master Class for Catholic Women
    The Genius Project
    The course brings together deep Catholic insights of human behavior and spiritual growth over 9 weeks of video based lesson content and fortnightly group coaching/strategy sessions

    Maximus Podcast: The Fatherhood of St Joseph
    On the Feast of St Joseph we streamed our monthly Maximus podcast with Fr Noel Custodio, all about the Fatherhood of St Joseph! We highly encourage both men and women to go back and give it a watch on Facebook or YouTube, or a listen on your favourite podcasting app. Just search Maximus – Men Striving for Greatness, and if you haven’t yet, please SUBSCRIBE and FOLLOW us! All Enquiries:

    JRS Appeal for Foodbank Donations

    The Jesuit Refugee Service mobile food bank is a huge and growing operation. JRS are feeding over 900 people each week who have been excluded from Federal Government financial support and cannot return home.  Their stocks of rice, pasta, oil, tuna, and long life milk are RUNNING LOW (see attachment for a full list of items needed).  If you can donate these items they have drop off points at locations all over Sydney (see attached).  In the absence of Federal Government support for people in need, we continue to need your help.  Please see and learn how you can support people who have no other means to buy these basics for their families.  This short video also shows what happens to food donations that are made

    Support for the House of Welcome
    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 (see flyer for items needed).

    Social Justice Survey


    The Justice and Peace Office is an agency of the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney which promotes justice, peace ecology and development according to the social teaching of the Catholic Church. To better undertake our work, which includes supporting parish social justice groups to engage in charitable and social justice works, we would like to find out what issues are of most concern to the people in our parishes. If you could take a few minutes to fill out the survey at this link we would appreciate it. Contact

    Share interesting news from your parish with Catholic Communications

    The team in Catholic Communications with the Archdiocese of Sydney is keen on hearing any interesting news from your parish, including landmark parish milestones and parishioners’ awards and other achievements for potential inclusion in The Catholic Weekly and the broader media as well. If you have a good story to share, please contact Michael Kenny. Email: