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Diocese of Broken Bay e-Bulletin
Issue 37  |  30 June 2016
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On Tuesday night, 28 June, more than 300 pilgrims from thr Diocese of Broken Bay were blessed by Bishop Peter A Comensoli before they embark on their life-making journey to Krakow, Poland for World Youth Day 2016.

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Pope Francis’ Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation on love in the family, Amoris Laetitia, marks a significant moment in the Church’s life, addressing both the hopes and challenges for family life in the 21st century.

To complement the discussion of Amoris Laetitia and to encourage wider discussion of Pope Francis’ teaching on marriage and the family within parish communities and groups, the Office for Evangelisation has prepared a discussion booklet to support discussion of its significant themes.

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On 14 July, the first World Youth Day pilgrimage group from Broken Bay will head towards Kraków, Poland in preparation for WYD 2016.

For close to three weeks over 230 people; youth, young adults, leaders, teachers, clergy, religious, and bishops from Broken Bay will be travelling together on a life-making journey to the great gathering of young people from around the world in the homeland of Pope St John Paul II.

 

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples so often live the name of mercy in their lives, Bishop Christopher Saunders stated as he launched the annual statement to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday on 3 July.

The peoples of Australia’s First Nations are famously resilient and in their own words they are survivors. Notwithstanding the vagaries of government policy or the faulty efforts at work to close the gap, or the dreadful prejudices evident in racist attitudes so notoriously on display even in the public forum in recent times, Aboriginal and Islander Peoples so often live the name of mercy in their lives.’

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After the Filipino Mass on 12 June, the Waitara Filipino group led by Filipino Chaplain Fr Norberto Ochoa and Deacon Roberto Corpuz expressed its strong support to the Loud Fence initiative of Bishop Peter A Comensoli. Young and old members of the group tied colourful ribbons to the fence at Yardley Avenue.

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Based on the Passion of our Lord, this one of a kind hand illustrated adult colouring book, is a personal retreat for anyone who would like to take the time to walk with our Lord.

 

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 The Diocese of Broken Bay celebrated its 30th anniversary on 31 May with a wonderful Mass at Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, Waitara.

 

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Each year CatholicCare offers the Diocesan Pastoral Care Course to provide the minimum training of 40 hours for those people who serve as Eucharistic Ministers in hospitals across the Diocese and/or those who are wishing to gain further skills in their pastoral ministry to the frail or sick in their parish.

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Join us for the exciting national PROCLAIM 2016 Conference on the new evangelisation from 1-3 September 2016 at The Concourse, Chatswood

Registrations are coming in fast, with groups booked from dioceses across NSW, QLD and Victoria.
“We are delighted to see such an enthusiastic take-up,” said Conference Co-ordinator, Natalie Moutia.

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Last evening’s discussion on Religious Liberty between Bishop Peter A Comensoli and Mr Rocco Mimmo (Ambrose Centre for Religious Liberty) was held on the feast of Sts Peter and Paul - the great men of the Church who opened up this same dimension of dialogue in the Gospel.

Both men lived the example of expressing their religious freedom.

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St Patrick’s Catholic School at Asquith joined the National Simultaneous Storytime recently. This initiative aims to encourage all children to read and enjoy books.

Each year an Australian picture book is chosen to be read in schools and libraries around Australia.

 

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