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Diocese of Broken Bay e-Bulletin
Issue 39  |  26 August 2016
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Last night, Bishop Peter A Comensoli celebrated Mass for the 25th anniversary of the Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral building and the anniversary for the dedication of a Cathedral in Broken Bay.

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This Sunday, the Hornsby Cathedral Parish will celebrate 100 years as a Faith Community. Celebrations will begin with Mass at 11am in The Light of Christ Centre (End Yardley Ave, Waitara) with Bishop Peter A Comensoli.

Sunday 28 August is also Migrant & Refugee Sunday and in this light we invite parishioners to dress up in their national costume.

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In this Year of Mercy, with many newly arrived migrants and refugees in Australia, we must enact a culture of encounter, welcome and acceptance in practical, personal and communal ways, says Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv.

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World Youth Day Pilgrims from Broken Bay will reunite at PRAISEFEST at 6pm, Friday 2 September at Our Lady of Dolours Parish, Chatswood.

This will be the first time all 230 pilgrims will be back together after their amazing pilgrimage to World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland last month.

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My dear people,

During the recent World Youth Day pilgrimages many of our young people travelled through beautiful Italian countryside little over a hundred kilometres from Amatrice, Accumoli and Pescara del Tronto, three of the small towns so devastated by yesterday's massive earthquake.

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The Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office welcomes the decision of the Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, Mr Peter O’Neill, and Australian Minister of Immigration, Mr Peter Dutton, to close the Manus Island Detention centre.

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Catholic school educators are being offered an opportunity to travel overseas and research ways to help schools meet present and future challenges.

The third annual Brother John Taylor Fellowship will provide up to $25,000 in travel and accommodation to an applicant involved in Catholic school education - as an employee in schools or an associated body - who can make a valuable contribution to education in the Catholic schools’ context.

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With Pope Francis drawing crowds all over the world under his vision of Mercy, there is little wonder this year’s eConference hosted by BBI, in partnership with the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, is drawing interest across the Asia-Pacific region.

Titled Mercy: A Way of Being in the World, this year BBI is calling on people from within the Catholic community to share, via a video submission, a time when they have experienced Mercy, with a number of these videos to be played during the eConference.

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The Episcopal Ordination of the Most Reverend Anthony Randazzo and Most Reverend Richard Umbers took place at St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney on Wednesday evening 24 August 2016, the Feast of St Bartholomew.

Both Bishop Randazzo and Bishop Umbers were ordained Auxiliary Bishops of Sydney and will join Bishop Terry Brady as the three Auxiliary Bishops serving the Archdiocese of Sydney.

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