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Diocese of Broken Bay e-Bulletin
Issue 34  |  23 March 2016
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Watch Bishop Peter's video message or read the transcript:

"The very first time I walked into Sacred Heart Church, here in Pymble, I was taken by the light. It is a truly lovely place. It has something to do with how the different colours reflect off the surfaces and textures of the stone and glass. Light plays a significant part in making this such a beautiful temple to the Lord, and a fitting place to give worship to God.

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On Sunday 20 March, Palm Sunday, the Diocese of Broken Bay came together to celebrate World Youth Day at St Edward’s College, East Gosford. Parishes and schools ran stalls to raise money for their pilgrims, selling cupcakes, flowers, hair braiding, face painting and wonderful Polish food.

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This is the only Mass each year where the Church explicitly instructs that it be a gathering with the bishop of the entire diocesan family, as an expression of the communion of the local Church.

 

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For the first time, the Diocese of Broken Bay will host the Proclaim Conference, a national conference on parish evangelisation.

PROCLAIM 2016 will run across three days from 1-3 September, 2016 at The Concourse Chatswood, in Sydney’s northern suburbs.

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Children have a right to be children, away from harms that can be inflicted on them by being exposed to pornography.

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference made this assertion in a submission published last week by the Senate Standing Committee on Environment and Communications.

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Pope Francis has joined Instagram, gaining over 1.8 million followers in under a week.

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This year, the Premier has endorsed a panel to work with the Board of Studies to improve languages education in NSW. One area of development is the provision of languages in primary schools. The Broken Bay diocese is leading the way with over 19 primary schools offering programs in languages such as Italian, Japanese, Indonesian and French.

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