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Diocese of Broken Bay e-Bulletin
Issue 13  |  11 June 2014
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The Broken Bay Institute in conjunction with the ACBC are proud to present the 10th National eConference live streaming today from 10.30am EST on Pope Francis: Modelling the Ministry of St Peter.

The eConference will stimulate conversation about women in the church, ecumenism, interfaith dialogue, ecclesiology, mission and media. Anyone with a computer can watch the eConference live and free of charge today, Wednesday 11 June from 10.30am to 2.30pm (AEST).

Speakers include Archbishop Tim Costelloe, Sr Monica Cavanagh, Selina Hasham, Gerard Kelly and Fr Noel Connolly. Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Paul Gallagher will join the panel for a Q&A session in the afternoon.

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While Australian Catholics celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi on Sunday June 22, Australian Aboriginal art and spirituality will be featuring strongly in the celebrations on the opposite side of the world.

In the hilltop town of Orvieto, one hour North of Rome, this year is a Jubilee Year in honour of the 750 years since the promulgation of Corpus Christi in that town. The Feast was announced at the time following the ‘miracle of Bolsena’ in which blood dripped onto the corporal during the consecration. That sacred cloth is still on display above the altar in a chapel of the famous Cathedral of Orvieto.

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On Friday 30th May the Parish Social Justice Group hosted at St. Anthony’s the Guringai Festival Dinner and Conversation. This annual event highlights the “Sharing the Story, Sharing the Land” relationship that the parish has with the Northern Beaches Aboriginal Community. This year the evening’s theme was “Wellness, Art and Spirituality.”

The church was filled with people from the three communities of the parish, our clergy and many visitors – from the Reconciliation Church community at La Perouse, the Manly Warringah Pittwater Aboriginal Support Group, Avalon Baptist Amnesty International Group, Biala Youth Hostel.

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"Let us continue to share the way of Christ in deepening hospitality."

These are the words of the Anglican Bishop of the Diocese of Newcastle, Greg Thompson, speaking at the Tri Diocesan Covenant liturgy at St Peter’s Church, East Maitland on 29 May. The liturgy was held during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity and celebrated the covenant of the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle, the Catholic Diocese of Broken Bay and the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle.

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From 13 June to 1 July the latest exhibition by a group of CatholicCare’s Boonah Creative Arts Centre artists is being held at Gallery Red, Shop 11, 131-145 Glebe Point Road, Glebe.

Works by more than 20 separate artists will be on display, highlighting a vast range of ways in which these artists with disabilities interpret and respond to the world around them. Come and join us at the opening from 6-8pm on Friday 13 June.

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Registrations are now open for the Broken Bay Bible Conference on 12-13 September at the Caroline Chisholm Centre, Pennant Hills. This year’s topic is “The Gospel of John – Joy Made Complete” , and we are very fortunate to have with us Fr Francis Moloney SDB and Dr Mary Coloe PBVM who are internationally recognised as excellent Johannine scholars and educators. Bishop David Walker will also participate.

You are invited to join us for what will be a remarkable two days of discovering John’s Gospel, its background, its significant stories, its long discourses, and ultimately, the person at the heart of it, Jesus Christ. The cost of the 2-day conference is $50, or $25 day rate. Registrations can be made via www.trybooking.com/ESRX

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Disability issues are gaining traction in Canberra through the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Join Professor John Swinton from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland as he challenges churches to re-think their understanding of disability. John Swinton is an international expert in this area, with over seventeen years’ experience in mental health nursing and chaplaincy. He speaks from the heart in a practical yet thought-provoking way about disability, spirituality and human well-being.

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