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Diocese of Broken Bay e-Bulletin
Issue 38  |  28 July 2016
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It rained, it stormed...there were thousands of pilgrims, yet it was the most amazing experience. Our Broken Bay pilgrims had a ball at the the Opening Mass in Blonia Park, Krakow for the start of World Youth Day.

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My dear people,

Today as I attend World Youth Day celebrations in Kraków, the homeland of Saint John Paul II, I am deeply aware of the great pain and sadness of the people of Europe as the terrible news of violent activities seems to meet us ever more frequently.

The most recent in Rouen, France, has been particularly heinous in its nature; the violent death of a loved and elderly Parish Priest and the critical wounding of parishioners in a sacred place.

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World Youth Day in Sydney changed the landscape of youth ministry nationally, the Australian bishops said during a national gathering of Australian pilgrims currently participating at World Youth Day (WYD) events in Krakow, Poland.

Yesterday, the Australian Bishops joined more than 3,000 young people at a national Australian gathering during WYD Krakow that included a launch of the ‘Year of Youth’, building on the legacy of World Youth Day 2008 (WYD08). 

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Registrations are closing next Monday 1 August for the PROCLAIM 2016 Conference to be held at The Concourse, Chatswood, 1-3 September! Hundreds of delegates will enjoy three days of keynote speakers, practical workshops, new practices in evangelisation and the vision and passion of fellow practitioners and delegates at the coalface of parish life.

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Fr Peter Dowd, Acting Administrator of Broken Bay, today welcomed two new seminarians from Vietnam. Hien Vu and Martino Hoang arrived at Sydney Airport this morning and will begin their studies at the Good Shepherd Seminary in January 2017.

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When the Organising Committee for the Centenary of Our Lady of the Rosary (Hornsby Cathedral) Catholic Parish came to deciding on a cover photo for a special memento book, it seemed obvious that this photo should relate to the heritage of this faith community.

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Many friends, family and parishioners will have the opportunity to follow Australia’s journey to the city of mercy as 2,500 World Youth Day pilgrims travelling to Poland with the live web cast of events from Krakow through the digital platform Xt3.com.

From 26-31 July, main events from Krakow will be broadcast live at: www.xt3.com/live.

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