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Diocese of Broken Bay e-Bulletin
Issue 12  |  20 May 2014
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Each year the Year 6 students from Holy Cross Catholic School in Kincumber look for a way to leave a legacy of their time as part of their school and parish community. The students raise funds in term four and use this money to purchase a gift for the school.

In 2013 the graduating students, on request from our parish office, created a unique story board for the entry to the parish office. Kelvin Maxwell and Brian McCallum, the Year Six teachers, met with parishioners Owen Casey and Lisa Ryan and other members of the school staff to create a vision for a story board which would recount significant people and events throughout the history of the parish.

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With the haunting sound of the conch shell, more than 80 Bishops of Australia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and the Pacific Nations were welcomed to New Zealand with a powhiri at the Sacred Heart Cathedral, Wellington. The Mass which followed incorporated some of the Pasifika cultures that are part of the local Catholic community.

"Many of the visiting Bishops remarked that it was a sign of the warm welcome and hospitality that New Zealanders are known for," said Archbishop John Dew, President of the New Zealand Bishops Conference and President of the Federation of Catholic Bishops Conferences of Oceania. 

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Silent inaction is no option for students at St Joseph’s Catholic College, East Gosford who have joined the global social media campaign to locate and rescue the 276 Nigerian schoolgirls who were abducted on 14th April.

600 St Joseph’s students gathered on Monday morning to be photographed holding a large banner reading #Bring Back Our Girls.

The photograph will be shared across social media networks to raise awareness of the missing Nigerian schoolgirls and to call world leaders to take immediate action.

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From 17 May – 7 June, the Catholic Commission for Employment Relations (CCER) will host a photographic exhibition in the Crypt of St Mary’s Cathedral, showcasing Catholic work in Australia today.

FAITH AT WORK, exhibited as part of Sydney’s Head On festival, is a collection of works from Australian photographer Oliver Strewe, depicting the varied works and ministries of the Catholic Church, and the people who facilitate them.

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Inter-religious Relations in Today's World

Geraldine Doogue in Conversation with Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald

Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald is the former president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue. He is retired Apostolic Nuncio to the Arab Republic of Egypt and delegate to the Arab League. A scholar of Islam living in Jerusalem, Archbishop Fitzgerald will be discussing his experiences of inter-religious relations with Geraldine Doogue. Ms Doogue is a popular Australian journalist and broadcaster well known for her work on the ABC TV programme “Compass,” and Radio National’s “Saturday Extra.”

Date: Friday 30 May 2014
Time: 7:00 pm for 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Venue: St Agatha’s School Hall, 7 Trebor Road, Pennant Hills
RSVP: By Wednesday 28 May 2014. Book via www.trybooking.com/EKWF

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