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Diocese of Broken Bay e-Bulletin
Issue 17  |  28 October 2014
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It is official, Marlisa Punzalan has the X Factor becoming the 2014 winner!

Marlisa, a year 9 student at Mercy Catholic College, Chatswood was the youngest contestant on the show. The judges recognised her potential from the beginning commenting on the strength of her voice at her very first audition. Mentored by Ronan Keating, Marlisa produced a string of strong performances and shone in the finals which saw her emerge victorious in the end.

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Fr Patrick (Paddy) Gillic died  last Thursday 23 October 2014, at the age of 80 years. Fr Paddy was much loved by his parishioners and was a popular resident at Nazareth House where he lived since his retirement.

Friday 31 October, 11am - St John the Baptist Church, 15 Johnson St, Freshwater.
The burial will follow at Frenchs Forest Bushland Cemetery, 1 Hakea Ave, Davidson.

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John Cleary, host of Sunday Nights on ABC Local Radio, will be presenting 'Should Christianity still have a Voice in the Public Square?' at Pennant Hills this Saturday 1 November.

Bookings are open untll this Thursday 30 October. Email registrations@dbb.org.au

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The lectio divina app has been updated with the readings and reflections for Advent 2014 so you can pray the scriptures on your mobile or tablet again this year.

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His Excellency, The Most Reverend Paul Gallagher, Apostolic Nuncio to Australia, was principal celebrant at 9am Mass at St Patrick’s East Gosford on Sunday 26 October.

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A special message of reflection and thanks from Fr Vincent Trung Nguyen of Chatswood Parish who has just celebrated his first anniversary as a priest.

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A message from Fr Vince Casey, Diocesan Administrator, to the Clergy and lay faithful of Broken Bay Diocese:

The Catholic Diocese of Broken Bay places great value on its relationships with members of other faith communities.

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