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Diocese of Broken Bay e-Bulletin
Issue 22  |  23 March 2015
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You're invited to the Diocese of Broken Bay's World Youth Day Launch Festival on Friday 27 March at 6pm at the Light of Christ Centre, Waitara.

Celebrations will begin with a mini-WYD experience with Bishop Peter Comensoli in Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, Waitara, accompanied by music, dancing and catechesis (teaching).

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When the voices and prayers ring out in Kraków, Poland for World Youth Day 2016, one group of young adults from Broken Bay will be singing strong….knowing that Australians throughout the celebrations are singing their version of the WYD2016 theme song.

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While celebrating his second anniversary in the papacy, Pope Francis presided over a penance service in St Peter's Basilica on Friday 6 March during which he announced an extraordinary Jubilee year dedicated to Divine Mercy.

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World Youth Day is an international celebration of faith.

Pope Saint John Paul II established World Youth Day (WYD) in 1986, with the first WYD being held on Palm Sunday in Rome. It is now celebrated on Palm Sunday every year at a local diocesan level.

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How does an event like World Youth Day impact on a young person’s life?

Every pilgrim has a different story…

Fr Paul Kim, St Mary of the Cross MacKillop Parish Warnervale, was a young seminarian in South Korea back in 2008 when he won a writing competition that earned him a ticket to World Youth Day celebrations in Sydney, Australia.

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Would you believe…

• Poland is the 6th most populous and the 6th largest of the European Union’s 27 member states
• Most of Poland is FLAT.
• 90% of Poles have completed a secondary education.
• Kraków is the 2nd largest city and the most popular tourist destination in Poland.
• In September, Kraków has an annual Daschund Parade.
• According to Polish legend, Kraków is protected by a mighty dragon.

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The NSW State Election is on Saturday 28 March. This is an important opportunity for all NSW citizens of Christian faith to cast their vote in accordance with their well-formed conscience and with the profound truths of the dignity of the human person, their right to religious freedom, the preciousness of life, marriage and the family, and the right of parents to educate their children in a way which respects their religious and moral beliefs.

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