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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Euthanasia, Dying and the Dignity of the Human Person
Hosted by St Felix Youth, Bankstown parish - St Felix Parish Hall, 550 Chapel Road, Bankstown
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 www.acu.edu.au/PublicLectureCfl 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.
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: https://www.satcathedral.org
Sydney City Procession for the Feast of Mary Help of Christians Patroness of Australia - 3.00pm Sunday 23 May 2021
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
A Fund-raising concert for "Mary Mackillop Today", who work with local communities in Australia and internationally, enabling access to learning opportunities.
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.https://www.trybooking.com/BQINA
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.
- Saturday 26 June TBA
- Saturday 17 July TBA
For more information: contact the Parish Renewal Team at email@example.com or on (02) 9390 5330.
For more about Go Make Disciples visit www.gomakedisciples.org.au
“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: www.catholicmensgathering.com.au
Program: Available from Saturday 31st July 2021
JRS Appeal for Foodbank Donations
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: firstname.lastname@example.org