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  • Charitable Works Fund
    The next Charitable Works Fund Parish Appeal will be on the 5th-6thNovember 2022.

    CWF Appeal (May, August, November)

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    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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    APPEALS

    Caritas Australia
    Ukraine Appeal
    As millions of people are likely to be displaced due to Russia’s invasion, your support is more important than ever for the people of Ukraine. Donate generously to the Caritas Ukraine Appeal: https://www.caritas.org.au/donate/ukraine-appeal/ Donations over $2 are tax deductible.
     
    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.
     
    Workplace Giving through Catholic Mission
     
    Workplace giving is a simple yet powerful way for you to make an impact through regular contributions from your pay. These contributions go a long way in helping Catholic Mission support children, communities and Church leaders in Australia and globally. Visit https://www.catholicmission.org.au/workplace-giving for more information on how you can contribute.

    Support your Archdiocese of Sydney newspaper: The Catholic Weekly - available in our Church for $2
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    PULPIT POINTS 27 November 2022

    • Theology of the Body. Christopher West heads to Sydney.
    • NSW Floods: Refugees return the favour
    • “I’ll close them all”. NT Bishop confronts government over schools
    • The Shadow Bishops
    • Knights and Dames: Ten Sydneysiders honoured
    • Christmas at the Cathedral Lights

     

    CHRISTMAS CAROL EVENTS 

    Is your parish hosting a Christmas Carol night? 

    If so, The Catholic Weekly would love to help you advertise it.

    You will need to provide the date, venue and times.
     

    Contact Steve for details (02) 9390 5404 ASAP

     

    UPCOMING SUPPLEMENTS FOR 2022

    Our immediate upcoming magazines are:

     

    ·Agencies Guide – November 2022

    ·Sports Stars – November 2022

    ·Retirement Living – November 2022

    ·Scholarships & Bursaries

    For information call Steve on (02) 9390 5404 or Katie (02) 9390 5402


    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
    Share your interesting parish news with the Catholic Weekly
    Parishes can help us share news on interesting events or stand-out achievements by your parishioners directly by emailing: cweditor@catholicweekly.com.au
    We also ask all parishes to please include this email address on your distribution list to parishioners each week to help our team keep abreast of interesting news from our parishes.

    Call Steve on (02) 9390 5404 or Katie on (02) 9390 5402 for more details


    PUBLIC ROSARY RALLY

    Please join us on Sunday 13 Nov at 3pm. Location: Hurstville Plaza (opposite Club Central & accross from the station). Bring a friend!


    STAY AWAKE! Prepare for the Coming of Christ 
    Advent Companion 2022

    The beautiful Season of Advent is approaching. Let us make the most of this precious time to gather in our parishes and communities to prepare for the coming of Jesus. This free Advent Companion contains Gospel readings for the Sundays of Advent and Christmas, and spiritual reflections by Bishop Danny Meagher, Mrs Tania Rimac, Sr Mary Julian Ekman RSM, Dr Michael Casey and Fr Benjamin Saliba. Designed for individual or group prayer, either in-person or online. The resource will be distributed among the parishes in early November, and will also be available for download on the Go Make Disciples website at www.gomakedisciples.org.auTraining Sessions - The Parish Renewal Team, will be providing training for those keen to lead a group – see www.gomakedisciples.org.au/cas-events/ for dates and registration. For further information, contact Helen Wager at helen.wagner@sydneycatholic.org. Parishes are encouraged to share the attached tile to promote the resource.


    Divine Retreat Centre: Somersby

    The centre, one hour’s drive north of Sydney, has a program catering for children and adults. The centre has a first class relic of St Faustina, kept for public veneration. Parishes are invited to share this flyer.


    Didaskō Online Adult Faith Formation

    Where: Online via Zoom
    Cost: $25 (includes three sessions)
    Register at https://www.gomakedisciples.org.au/cas-events/. For more information, contact Helen Wagner at parishrenewal@sydneycatholic.org.
    Discover the mysteries of the Eucharist - A ‘must’ for all Catholics!
    Whether you are someone who yearns for the Eucharist, someone who lines up regularly to receive Communion without really understanding why, or someone who decided not to return to Mass after the lockdowns, don’t miss our next Didaskō short course. 
    Fr Ben Johnson OFMCap will present on the topic “Receiving the Graces of the Eucharist” revealing why the Eucharist is so important, and how we can refer to the Eucharist as Presence, Sacrifice and Communion. The course will be delivered online over three evenings, with time for question and answer. Dates and time: Mondays 14, 21 and 28 November | 7:30pm – 8:45pm Where: Online via Zoom Cost: $25 (includes three sessions) Register at www.gomakedisciples.org.au/cas-events/. Parishes are invited to promote this course on social media, using this tile.

    Marriage Preparation Course: Engaged Encounter

    Catholic Engaged Encounter
    Marriage Preparation Course: 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: Nov 12-13, Feb 25-26, May 6-7. If covid-19 restrictions prevent a face-to-face seminar, the CEE weekend will be held via Zoom.

    Redefining Normal: Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs Workshop
    Hosted by the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney’s Justice and Peace Office. A practical workshop  for individuals, families, carers, faith and community leaders.
    Thursday 1 December
    8:30am-1:00pm
    38 Renwick St, Leichhardt
    Registrations open online: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/redefining-normal-mental-health-alcohol-other-drugs-aod-workshop-tickets-421083380727

     

    The Justice and Peace Office (JPO), of the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney, formally invites you to Redefining Normal: Mental Health, Alcohol, and Other Drugs Workshop on the 1st of December2022 from 8:30am to 1:00pm at Sydney Catholic School Campus, 38 Renwick St, Leichhardt. This event embraces a cross-cultural, inter-generational, and interfaith approach, focusing on providing practical support and assistance to individuals coming from adverse backgrounds. Our workshop will invite individuals living with these challenges - as well as their families, carers, faith, and community leaders - to share their lived experiences in the hopes of breaking the destructive social stigma. There will also be practical workshop sessions available - led by key community stakeholders - that will speak to specific struggles within the space. Redefining Normal is all about positive support for all ages, beliefs, and cultures via a “no blaming and shaming, or stigmatising” conversational approach. We also hope to organise follow-up sessions and embody a community of practice that binds together to foster a better and brighter community. We have attached the event flyer, detailing the outline of the event as well as the registration link. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/redefining-normal-mental-health-alcohol-other-drugs-aod-workshop-tickets-421083380727This will be a free catered event with some much-needed mingling time weaved throughout. We hope to see you at this event and embark on this journey of community support together! 


    Christmas at the Cathedral


    Presented by Paynter Dixon
    8-25 December
    St Mary’s Cathedral Forecourt.
    Festivities begin at 7pm with Christmas market stalls, food, fun activities for the kids and live entertainment.


    Mass for Expectant Mothers and those hoping to conceive
    Sunday 11 December
    10am
    St Paul of the Cross church
    522 New Canterbury Rd, Dulwich Hill
    Are you expecting a little one? Are you hoping to conceive but have been unable to have children? The Mass for Expectant Mothers is for you. Join Bishop Daniel Meagher for this annual celebration-family and friends welcome! The celebration will be followed by some light refreshments, please RSVP for catering purposes by 27 November atwww.trybooking.com/CDILN

    Willoughby Antioch 40 years Reunion. Spread the word. 21st January 2023 St Thomas’ Willoughby. Info: willoughbyantioch@gmail.com


    SERVICES/RESOURCES AVAILABLE
     
     
    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 9113 2189 and leave a message with the patients name and they will provide ongoing support during their stay.
     
    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 leecaruana@hotmail.com
     
    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
     
    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
     
    Launch of “The Catholic Mass” booklet
    The Sydney Centre for Evangelisation is delighted to present our new resource – ‘The Catholic Mass’ bookletThe companion guide helps captures the mysteries and beauty of the Mass. With explanations of each part of the Mass from Sacred Scripture, Church teachings and the Saints. We especially recommend this as an essential tool for parish RCIA programs, parents of children going through sacramental programs, catechists and students in public schools, and for ongoing formation of parishioners on our primary act of worship. Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP launched the booklet, noting this new resource “unpacks the beauty of our Mass and assists active participation in the sacred liturgy.” The Director of the Sydney Centre for Evangelisation, Mr Daniel Ang, promotes use of the resource as an assistance to clergy in forming their people “so that the beauty and solemnity of the liturgy are better known and the grace of the sacraments is received with greater faith and growing understanding.” Please click on the following LINK to review the booklet. You can now order copies through The Mustard Seed BookshopOnline orders: Mustard Seed Mass Booklet Phone orders: 02 9307 8350
     
    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.
     
    SMARTLOVING BREAKTHROUGH
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    Catholic Help with Alcoholism and Addiction
    Calix Our Lady Of Recovery
    Do you, a family member, or friend need help with an addiction concern? You can reach out to the Calix Society. Calix is an association of Catholic alcoholics, drug addicts, and family members and friends affected by addiction, who are maintaining their sobriety through participation in their Catholic faith and a 12 Step program. We welcome anyone concerned with the illness of alcoholism or addiction who wish to join with us in prayer for the virtue of total abstinence, promoting our spiritual development, and striving for the sanctification of the whole personality of each member. Contact calixsydney@outlook.com for meeting times and resources. Perhaps this could be a crucial step toward recovery and saving a life.
     
    Total abstinence program for Catholics
    Are you or a friend, working a 12-step program but finding the “God as you understand him” insufficient as a Catholic? Established in 1949, the Calix Society is an association of Catholic alcoholics, drug addicts, and family members and friends affected by addiction, who are maintaining their sobriety through participation in their Catholic faith and a 12 Step program. We welcome anyone concerned with the illness of alcoholism or addiction who wish to join with us in prayer for the virtue of total abstinence, promoting our spiritual development, and striving for the sanctification of the whole personality of each member. Contact calixsydney@outlook.com for meeting times and resources. One of our members will call you, if you provide a contact number.
    ARCHBISHOP ANTHONY'S NEWSLETTER
    Archbishop Anthony Fisher 17 November 2022
    From Archbishop Anthony
    It’s well known that Pope St. John Paul the Great held Catholic education in high esteem. He knew first-hand the important role that Catholic school teachers play in leading young people to Christ. He described them as “co-workers' ' with the Church, who together with parents, share an important responsibility in transmitting the Catholic faith from one generation to the next. As we all know, teachers can be very influential during the formative years of our life. Many young people cite the impression made on them by teachers as foundational to their future vocations. In this edition of Connect, there are some wonderful examples from Trinity Catholic College Auburn where there are currently 22 staff members who are proud alumni of the school. The school has also helped nurture a number of vocations including my own Master of Ceremonies, Fr Lewi Barakat, our Assistant Director of Vocations, Fr Daniele Russo, and recently ordained priest, Fr Adrian Simmons. While evangelising, forming and educating our next generation is a task for the whole Church, our Catholic schools are called to take the lead in this area and work with their parishes in the preaching-teaching task of the Church. God bless you all,
    Archbishop Anthony C Fisher OP
     
    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
    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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    Position Vacant - CATHOLIC JOBS
    Catholic Jobs Online

    Roll up your sleeves; make a difference overseas. Do you require professional renewal, or are you seeking a retirement challenge? Communities abroad are asking for qualified and experienced Australians able to mentor their people in education, health, administration, trades, agriculture and more. Imagine yourself re-engaging your vocational passion in Africa, Asia or the Pacific.  Since 1961 Palms Australia has been recruiting Australians able to offer mentoring that will allow overseas counterparts opportunities otherwise unattainable.  Sharing your skills will strengthen the capacity of workers overseas to serve their communities for generations to come, long after you return home. Communities in American Samoa, Cambodia, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Zambia are seeking to fill a variety of roles. Enquire about those roles via www.palms.org.au or by calling 02 9560 533 or 0422 472 567.


    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

    Marian Court Units
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    Marian Court Units is an independent living village for over 55s, acquired by the Trustees of Catholic Aged Sydney in April 2022. Conveniently located near Strathfield station and shopping centre, we have several vacant units featuring one bedroom one bathroom (46sqm) and two bedrooms two bathrooms (65sqm). There is a sliding scale of entrance and exit fees to suit your circumstances. Please call the Manager on 0400 077 081 for an appointment to see the available units.  

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