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Bulletin Notices 18 June 2013

on Tuesday, 18 June 2013. Posted in News in brief

VOCATION – WHO DO YOU SAY I AM?
Jesus asks his disciples, “Who do you say I am?” Who is Jesus to you? In deepening our response to that question, we gradually also reveal who am I that God loves me so fully. And who I am, viewed by God, is core to my vocation. Priesthood offers a wonderful way of inviting people to explore these questions. Why not explore what priesthood has to offer. Contact your local priest or Fr Richard Healey, vocations director, on 0401 621 591, .

STEWARDSHIP CORNER – Sunday 23 June, 12th Sunday Ordinary Time
“Who do you say that I am?” Jesus asks Peter in today’s Gospel. Here after 2000 years how would I reply? Does my use of the gifts and talents entrusted to me accurately reflect my answer to that same question? How willing am I to deny myself, take up my cross, and follow in His steps?

iSTAND NIGHTS REGIONAL YOUTH GROUP
7.00pm - 9.00pm Sunday Nights at St Columbkille’s Parish Centre 99 Princes Hwy Corrimal (Enter from the rear laneway) This youth group is for youth aged 14 - 18 years old. Music, games, friendship, talks, camps, and a lot of fun. Everyone Welcome. For more information contact Wollongong Youth Mission Team manager Christopher Brennan or 0433 636 359 www.ymt.com.au

BUILT ON ROCK FUNDRAISING CONCERT WITH FR ROB GALEA
Don't miss the opportunity to listen to the inspiring testimony of Fr Rob Galea through his music in a fundraising concert on Sunday 7 July at 4pm, St Therese Parish Hall, 36 Harris Street, Mascot (Sydney). All funds will go to Built on Rock, a project of Verbum Dei Missionary Fraternity, to build a centre of spirituality, where peoples of all ages and backgrounds can experience an encounter with God through spiritual retreats. For tickets and more information about this project, please visit www.builtonrock.org.au or email
Attachment: Poster

‘JOURNEY INTO CHRIST’ - WORKSHOPS ON SUPPORTING MINISTRIES OF INITIATION
Thursday 11 July 2013, 2:30pm — 5:00pm “Ministries of Initiation in a Regional Context” 7:30pm — 9:30pm “Catechesis: Practicalities & Resources” both at St. Thomas More Parish, Acacia Ave, Ruse
How do we support those who are becoming Catholic? This will be the central theme of these two workshops presented by nationally renowned speaker and educator Fr Elio Capra. These two workshops will explore the various ministries involved in supporting the journey of initiation and the practicalities and resources available for catechesis and instruction of those who join our Catholic faith. You are invited to attend either one or both workshops. For further information and to book your place contact Darren McDowell, 4222 2463 or  

HOW DO WE GROW OUR PARISH FAITH COMMUNITIES – A WORKSHOP FOR EVERYONE INVOLVED IN FAITH FORMATION
Saturday, 13 July 2013, 10-2:30pm, Xavier Centre Conference Rooms.
Feedback from the Parishes Working Together consultations asked us to strengthen faith formation in our parishes. This workshop, facilitated by nationally renowned speaker and educator, Fr Elio Capra, explores ways of undertaking this task within our communities.
This is a workshop for everyone involved in faith formation, especially those in Parish Pastoral Councils, Sacramental Preparation, RCIA and Liturgy Teams, along with Religious Education Coordinators, Teachers, Lent/Advent and Bible Study group leaders and Catechists. Gold coin donation with Morning Tea & Lunch provided. RSVP essential by 9 July to Darren McDowell, or phone 4222 2463.

OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL FEAST DAY 14 JULY AT 10AM
Please come and share the feast day celebration for our Patron Saint on Sunday 14 July 10am Mass to be followed by a procession carrying Our Lady’s Statue. International lunch, concert and children’s activities in the afternoon. Entry is free, please bring a picnic to share. Venue: 193 St Andrews Road, Varroville. Please RSVP via parish office on 9603 7373.

LATEST LITURGY NOTES E-BULLETIN NOW AVAILABLE
The June edition of Liturgy Notes was e-mailed from the Office of the Bishop to subscribers last week. Containing music recommendations for Sunday Masses for June and July, and articles on psalms, liturgy training and formation and upcoming events, it can be downloaded at http://tinyurl.com/DOWLiturgyNotes. Subscribe to future monthly editions at http://www.dow.org.au/subscribe.

ANNOUNCING DIOCESAN CHOIR FORMATION
The Diocese is forming a Diocesan Choir to support major Diocesan liturgies and has appointed Robyn O'Dea as its inaugural Choir Conductor. The Choir's first event is the Anniversaries Mass on 8 September at St John Vianney Co-Cathedral, Fairy Meadow. We are now seeking choristers from around the Diocese to be a part of the inaugural event. Please contact Paul Mason 4222 2462 or Helen Bennett on 4222 2403, or provide details at http://tinyurl.com/DOWChoir

EXPLORE THE REVOLUTIONARY INSIGHTS OF FRANCIS AND CLARE OF ASSISI
The NSW Franciscan Community invites you to hear international speaker, Br William Short, ofm. Br Bill is the Academic Dean of The Franciscan School of Theology, Berkeley, California, has a special love of things medieval, and is a scholar who is equally comfortable in the fields of spirituality, Christian history and the Franciscan tradition.
Br Bill is a wonderful, engaging speaker, who as he describes in his own words, has a “great passion to help others unpack the revolutionary insights of Francis and Clare of Assisi.
3 August, Saturday 10:30 am– Mary Immaculate Parish House, Waverley
5 August, Monday 10:00 am – Bethlehem Monastery, Campbelltown
6 August, Tuesday 12:30 pm – St Clare’s College, Waverley
For more information and to register please contact Sr Pia on 0423 656 444.

BROKEN BAY BIBLE CONFERENCE: Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of Luke
Date: 9-10 August, 2013. Venue: Light of Christ Centre, Waitara
All are invited to be part of the Broken Bay Bible Conference, with leading Australian biblical scholars Fr Brendan Byrne sj and Sr Michele Connolly rsj speaking on the topic: Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of Luke. Bishop David Walker will also be participating. This conference is for all who would like to:
• Learn how to read Luke’s Gospel more meaningfully and authentically
• Discover in a new way the person of Jesus in this Gospel
• Draw on current scholarship to shed light on the Scripture texts
• Be nourished by reading and reflecting on God’s Word
Our engaging and experienced speakers will bring their knowledge and enthusiasm for the Scriptures to share with us in this exciting event. The cost of the conference is $80 or $40 day rate. Group discounts are available. Further information and registration details (by 24 July): www.dbb.org.au/bible or Pauline Finch 9847 0444.

CCD NEWS
Catechist Evangelisation Workshop schedules for 3rd July have been replaced by the Diocesan Catholic Faith and Life Workshop, to be held on Saturday 13 July from 10am-2pm at the new Xavier Centre Conference Rooms, 38 Harbour St Wollongong. Catechists have the opportunity to attend the workshop with Fr Elio Capra which will be registered as part of their ongoing formation for the ministry of CCD. The Workshop will be held adjacent to the Cathedral on Saturday 13 July with participants asked to simply make a Gold coin donation on the day. Please RSVP to Darren McDowell 4222 2463 / by July 9.

Child Protection Training for Catechists
Catechists and others who work with Children in Ministry are encourage to attend a Child Protection and SmartBoard Training day being run by CCD Wollongong. The Child Protection Course will run on Monday, 15th July at Micah House Campbelltown and on Friday, 19th July at Xavier Centre Wollongong from 9.30am – 12.00pm.
There is no cost involved with this course. Morning tea is provided. For bookings please contact Mrs Cindy Oliver on 4640 8550 or

Smartboard Training for Catechists
Catechists and others who work with Children in Ministry are encouraged to attend a SmartBoard Training day being run by CCD Wollongong. The Smartboard Course will run on Monday, 22nd July at Micah House Campbelltown and on Friday, 26th July at Xavier Centre Wollongong from 9.30am – 12.00pm.
There is no cost involved with this course. Morning tea is provided. For bookings please contact Mrs Cindy Oliver on 4640 8550 or

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