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  • PARISH NOTICES Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney
    1) COVID-19 update
    Latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) information COVID-19 FAQs NSW Government
    23 December 2021
    New restrictions ahead of Christmas
    NSW Health has announced a tightening of COVID-19 restrictions, effective from 24 December.
    Anyone entering a church over the age of 12 will now be required to wear a face mask, at least until 27 January.

    2) APPEALS
    Support for the House of Welcome
    "House of Welcome"
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    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.

    3) Support your Archdiocese of Sydney newspaper: The Catholic Weekly - available in our Church for $2
    The Catholic Weekly
    In next weekend’s edition 23/1/22:
    Prayers for Tonga
    Trust science; don’t idolise it: Vatican astronomer
    Art for God's sake: In conversation with author Clemens Cavallin
     
    In this week’s edition 16/1/22:
    Catholics, faith and vaccines
    Eileen’s day: Mass for saint in waiting
    Our century-hitting cricketer priest

    PULPIT POINTS 16 JANUARY 2022

    • Catholics, Vaccines and Science

    • Vinnies oppose Bishops

    • Experience the magic of Taizé

    • Angels in the architecture: Why cathedrals are important

    • Movie review: Don't look up

    • The century-making priest

    Catholic Weekly Catholic Weekly
    Catholic Weekly
    To order call Rita on 9390 5411 or Steve 0429 188 800. To subscribe online go to GIVE A GIFT: www.catholicweekly.com.au/product/are-you-a-new-subscriber/

    4) Divine Retreat Centre: February program
    Divine Retreat Centre
    Based in Somersby on the NSW Central Coast, Divine Retreat Centre has a number of retreats it is leading in February, led by the spiritual arm of the Vincentian Missionaries. Find out more herehttps://www.facebook.com/divineretreatcentersomersby/
    5) i4give Week, 1-6 February
    i4Give Day
    i4give Week commences with i4give Day on 1 February and includes i4give Sunday on 6 February. An initiative of the i4give Foundation, and in the spirit of Jesus prayer for unity (John 17:21), i4give Sunday serves to engage all Christian churches in a shared embrace of the Christ-centred call to forgiveness. i4give Sunday presents the opportunity to engage in conversation around forgiveness and its power to heal and restore broken relationships, starting within and among churches and going out from there into the wider community.
    To be part of i4give Week you can register your Parish and find resources at www.i4give.com

    6) Reclaiming Evangelisation Series Continues with Dr Mary Healy Live Online, Saturday 12 February 2022, 10 – 11:30 AM
    Reclaiming Evangelisation
    You are invited to attend Dr Mary Healy’s live online address to the faithful of Sydney on the topic ‘Why Make Disciples? What Scripture tells us about calling and forming disciples.’  Dr Mary Healy is a professor of Scripture at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, member of the Pontifical Biblical Commission and the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, as well as an accomplished author and international speaker. Places limited. Registrations essential via  www.gomakedisciples.org.au.

    7) Become a Catechist or Helper in 2022
    Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (Archdiocese of Sydney)
    Half of Catholic children in Sydney are in public primary and high schools. Share the hope and joy that Jesus brings with them and become a catechist or helper, ready to start in Term 1, 2022. Starting off as a helper, you'll receive easy step-by-step lessons and hand out activity books in primary schools. Find out more about the work catechists do here, whether at primary or secondary level: https://ccd.sydneycatholic.org/. "Being a catechist is the most spiritually fulfilling thing I've done"- Rose. Please talk to Fr Ed, our Parish Priest, or Chris Kelly, our Catechist Coordinator.

    8) Marriage Preparation Course: Engaged Encounter
    Catholic Engaged Encounter
    How prepared are you for marriage? Engaged Encounter provides you with deeper insights into each other and into married life. We give you a chance to spend time together to strengthen and enrich your relationship. For further information visit our web site: www.engagedencounter.org.au. Choose any of the coming Weekends: Feb 19-20, Apr 30 - May 01, Aug 06-07, Nov 12-13. If COVID-19 restrictions prevent a face-to-face seminar, the CEE weekend will be held via Zoom.

    9) Coffee Conversations for the Synod
    Synodal Church
    The Synod of Bishops consultation has now commenced and parishioners are invited to gather in small groups to discuss one or more of the topics for the Synod. This is a low key discussion with responses invited to the National Team by February 27. The Coffee Conversation leaflet will be available in parishes for interested parishioners to assist in the conversation. If you require more information can you please contact Sr Jo Brady RSJ Plenary Council/Synod Liaison Support Officer at jo.brady@sdneycatholic.or

    10) SERVICES PROVIDED
    Catholic Healthcare
     
    Ageing Well masterclasses now available in your community
    Ageing Well
    Bringing together a team of clinical experts and professionals in the field of ageing, Catholic Care’s Ageing Well masterclasses will help you live life to the full. Drawing on a the experience and insights from not for profit and government organisations; CatholicCare SydneyCatholic HealthcareGrief CareAustralian Catholic Super and NSW Trustee & Guardian, Ageing Well provides practical advice and support to help you navigate some of the issues around ageing, along with information about services available in your local area. Delivered as a series of masterclasses, Age Well covers everything you need to know from staying connected to community, diet and exercise, navigating the many choices around ageing support, why mental health matters as we age and financial and legal planning. Ageing Well masterclasses are due to begin in February 2022 and will be held in casual, non-judgemental community forums in Liverpool, Haberfield and Lidcombe. If you or someone you know are interested in coming along, please visit catholiccare.org/ageingwell and enter your details to receive an invitation.

    Archbishop Anthony Fisher 19th Edition 10 December 2021
    From Archbishop Anthony
    This week, I had the great privilege to ordain Bishop Daniel Meagher as a new Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney. Bishop Danny’s ordination brings to a climax a fortnight of ordinations in the Archdiocese: five deacons, all destined to be priests, two priests and a bishop. What an extraordinary time of grace it has been alongside the darkness of COVID, lockdowns, the euthanasia bill and other challenges. We give thanks to Almighty God for this early Christmas present. And I ask you, of your mercy, to keep praying for these eight men and their ministry, and for many more good vocations, even dare I say to the episcopate! God bless.
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    Sydney Ordinations
    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
    THE MUSTARD SEED BOOKSHOP & CAFE 
    JUSTICE, ECOLOGY AND PEACE
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    EthicsFinder.com
    Australian Catholic University
    EthicsFinder is a free, global, digital resource which will be of immense value to interested parishioners. Please feel free to include a link to www.ethicsfinder.com on your parish and school websites. Explore www.ethicsfinder.com. 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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