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News in Brief 141

07 August 2012

VOCATION? "Follow Christ by loving as he loved"
In the London Olympics, our athletes strive for gold. Christians run a far greater race. Are you striving for gold? Discover God's vocation for you and live it! To know more: contact Fr Richard Healey on

News in Brief 140

01 August 2012

PUT ON CHRIST – PUT ON YOUR VOCATION
Bumper stickers proclaim support, t-shirts offer slogans, and ring tones announce allegiance to football teams. St Paul in today’s reading urges us to “put on the new self that has been created in God’s way, in the goodness and...

News in Brief 139

24 July 2012

WHAT GIFT CAN WE OFFER WHEN GOD ASKS?
The Feeding of the Five Thousand began with one small boy sharing his gifts. Are you keen to support our faith communities but unsure whether your gift is enough? Our world hungers for God’s love, and God works with the gifts we...

News in Brief 138

17 July 2012

BEING A SHEPHERD FOR GOD
We are all called to be shepherds for God, guiding others to experience the Good News of Jesus Christ. How are you a shepherd for others? Priests offer a special ministry of serving God’s people in their mission. Are you keen to foster the faith...

News in Brief 137

10 July 2012

Proclaim Your Rally | Catechist Training | Hospitality | The Catholic Guy | Answering Atheism | Organ Master Class

BE STILL – GOD IS CALLING YOU
Please stop to listen to the call, and please help others to hear the call through your personal encouragement. You don’t have to have all the answers, but are being still with God to listen to the questions? To know more: contact Fr...

News in Brief 136

03 July 2012

HAVE YOU STOPPED TO HEAR GOD’S CALL?
Vocation is a call to respond to God’s amazing love for us. We all have a vocation through our Baptism, and are called to particular vocations including marriage, consecrated life, single life and ordained ministry. Sometimes,...

News in Brief 135

26 June 2012

Hearing God's call | Catechist training | Bible study | NAIDOC week

HAVE YOU STOPPED TO HEAR GOD’S CALL?
Vocation is a call to respond to God’s amazing love for us. We all have a vocation through our Baptism, and are called to particular vocations including marriage, consecrated life, single life and ordained ministry. Sometimes,...

News in Brief 134

19 June 2012

Catholic Guy Parish Mission Albion Park | NAIDOC Week Celebration | Organ Master Class

WHO WILL CELEBRATE MASS WITH US?
Each time we are gathered for Mass, we rely on the presence and service of the priest to enable us to participate in this sacrament. Who will this person be in the coming years? For those called to the priesthood it is a fulfilling, joyful...

News in Brief 133

12 June 2012

Who will celebrate Mass? | Encounter Evening | Come to the Feast | YMT Charity Ball | Clergy Care Coordinator

WHO WILL CELEBRATE MASS WITH US?
Each time we are gathered for Mass, we rely on the presence and service of the priest to enable us to participate in this sacrament. Who will this person be in the coming years? For those called to the priesthood it is a fulfilling, joyful...

News in Brief 132

05 June 2012

Friend Jesus | He reminds me of a priest

HE REMINDS ME OF A PRIEST
He is passionate about God and the church. He seems very prayerful. He enjoys being part of his local faith community and is willing to take on parish roles. Some men will only discover real joy when they accept the call to priesthood. Sometimes...

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29 May 2012

Proclaim 2012 Conference | Leading the Assembly | Michael Carr-Gregg | iStand National Conference | Fire Weekend

CALLED TO FOLLOW THE SON
Each of us has been blessed by God with the gift of our life. God also blesses us with a variety of gifts in the Holy Spirit. When we offer these gifts in God’s service, we experience a sense that we are truly alive, truly responding to God’s...

News in Brief 130

22 May 2012

Marriage Anniversaries Mass; CatholicCare Golf Day; Year of Grace

HEARING THE HOLY SPIRIT’S CALL
Each of us has been blessed by God with the gift of our life. God also blesses us with a variety of gifts in the Holy Spirit. When we offer these gifts in God’s service, we experience a sense that we are truly alive, truly responding to...

News in Brief 129

15 May 2012

Leading the Assembly | Pastoral Council Regional Gatherings | RCIA | Formation Day

WHY WOULD ANYONE WANT TO BECOME A CATHOLIC PRIEST?
Here is one priest’s answer to that question:
“I became a priest because I felt Jesus calling me to this special vocation. Jesus calls me still. It is a gentle but very deep invitation every day to be the sort of...

News in Brief 128

10 May 2012

Leading the Assembly | Willing to serve? | New Missal resources | RCIA | Formation Day

LEADING THE ASSEMBLY
Workshop for Cantors, Accompanists and Voice Trainers will be held on Sunday, 17 June 2012 from 1.00pm – 4.00pm at St Thomas Aquinas Church, Bendooley Street, Bowral. Cantors, accompanists and voice trainers – a special workshop designed for you!...

News in Brief 127

01 May 2012

RCIA COORDINATORS’ & MINISTRIES GATHERING & WORKSHOP
will be held on Thursday, 17 May 2012, 10.30am – 2.00pm at Xavier Centre, Bellambi. RCIA coordinators and others involved in the RCIA ministry are invited to attend this workshop day. The focus of the...

News in Brief 126

24 April 2012

PRAYING THAT WE HEAR GOD’S CALL
Today, we celebrate the 49th World Day of Prayer for Vocations. The Church around the world invites you to pray for those you might know who are discerning, or people you think God may be calling to a priestly or religious...

News in Brief 125

18 April 2012

ARE YOU WILLING TO SERVE GOD’S PEOPLE?
Who is God calling you to be?
Priesthood offers a fulfilling way of life. Has the thought ever stirred in your heart? For help in discerning whether this is for you, visit

News in Brief 124

11 April 2012

NOMINATIONS CALLED FOR DIOCESAN PASTORAL COUNCIL
Our Diocesan Pastoral Plan, Bearers of Christ’s Love, calls for the re-establishment of the Diocesan Pastoral Council. The Diocesan Pastoral Council considers the pastoral questions of our day and makes appropriate...

News in Brief 123

29 March 2012

YOUTH MINISTRY ESSENTIALS. 21-22 April & 19-20 May
Youth Ministry Essentials is an exciting, intensive training program for those involved in ministry with young people. Facilitated by Catholic Youth Ministry Brisbane, the program is open to anybody wishing to further...

News in Brief 122

23 March 2012

RCIA – Palm Sunday Retreat for Elect and Candidates.
The annual retreat is being held on Sunday, 1 April 2012 at St Mary’s Towers, 415 Douglas Park Drive, Douglas Park from 11.00am - 4.00pm. Please pray for those who are journeying towards Baptism and reception into...

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