Churches are allowed unlimited numbers of worshippers, providing a two square metre rule is followed. Congregational singing is now allowed. The COVID Safe Plan for Places of Worship strongly encourages electronic collection of worshippers’ names and contact details. Many parishes are doing this by online registration for Masses rather than a QR code and can continue doing so. Parishes may keep paper records and then transfer this data across into an electronic format. Record keeping is compulsory. More information is available online: https://www.sydneycatholic.org/coronavirus-updates/.
Be a Man: Online Course in Masculine Theology
Join author of Esto Vir (Latin for Be a Man) Fr Paul Chandler on Zoom as we journey deep into God’s plan for masculinity. This is a very exciting free opportunity for men: Fr Paul has a PhD in Masculine Theology, and all you need to purchase is Fr Paul’s book! Dates: 21 April, 5 May, 19 May, 26 May, 09 June (Wednesdays) Time: 7:30-9pm Cost: Free! Visit http://www.sydneycatholic.org/beaman to register. You will receive a Zoom link in your confirmation email. All Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Camino of St Joseph
Men, it's time to take up a challenge to honour our Spiritual Father on his Feast of St Joseph the Worker in the Year of St Joseph! The Camino will begin with Mass celebrated by Bishop Umbers at 8pm Friday, April 30, at Holy Family, Menai. During our walk we will stop at several churches: St Patrick, Sutherland; Our Lady Star of the Sea, Miranda; St Finbar, Sans Souci; and St Thomas More, Brighton-Le-Sands. Each stop will feature a reflection on St Joseph and a time of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. We will conclude with a sunrise Mass and breakfast at Brighton-Le-Sands, finishing up at 7am on May 1. To register, visit www.sydneycatholic.org/camino All Enquiries: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
6 Day Retreat: 23-29 April 2021 “Become Like Water” - Fr John Armstrong.
This retreat will notice how we are called to be participants in the life of grace by reflecting on the Mysteries of Light and where we notice the waters of baptism welling up within us, inviting us to enter the river of life. Cost for 6 day Retreat: $870 (Prayer Weekend 23-25 April: $290) St. Mary’s Towers Retreat Centre, Douglas Park. Download the Form from our Website: http://towersretreat.org.au or RSVP 02 4630-0233 or email@example.com.
Beloved 2021 Women’s Retreat https://www.facebook.com/LifeMarriageFamilySydney/
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.
Can you picture yourself being a foster carer? Family Spirit needs your help to find part-time, short-term or long-term carers for children and young people of all ages. To find out more, you are invited to our online information session on Wednesday 28 April 12.30–1.30pm. To book contact Family Spirit 13 18 19 or firstname.lastname@example.org, 8am–6pm Monday–Friday
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: https://forms.gle/ButTM6mZMmpTkCoD9. If you have any questions please email email@example.com.