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Diocese of Broken Bay e-Bulletin
Issue 41  |  14 October 2016
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On Tuesday 4 October, priests of the Diocese of Broken Bay celebrating special jubliee anniversaries of ordination. Congratulations to Most Rev Bernard O'Grady OP who this year commemorates 60 years since his ordination, as well as Rev Colin Fowler OP, celebrating 40 years A special 25th anniversary is celebrated by Rev David Taylor and Rev Thomas Alackakunnel VC.

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Latest News

Mr Alister Henskens SC MP (Member for Ku-ring-gai) visited the Light of Christ Centre Hornsby Cathedral Parish to officially 'open' a new stove and food warmer on 28 September.

To celebrate, the Wednesday night 'Community dinner' was held at the Light of Christ Centre, bringing together regular guests and visitors with the wonderful and dedicated volunteers who make this weekly event such an important part of the local community diary.

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Swimming lessons are about to get a whole lot better for the children of St Lucy’s School in Wahroonga. After the installation of a brand new solar and lithiumion battery system during the holidays, the students will now enjoy their lessons in warm water all year round.

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Imagine fifty-plus music ministers, excited, enthusiastic, ready to work as a single team, gathering on a Sunday afternoon. Imagine them working tirelessly and cheerfully for four hours of workshops, rehearsals and performance. Imagine them talking, learning from each other, learning new music and new skills: this was the 2016 Broken Bay Diocese Children's Choir Games.

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Chair of Catholic Social Services Australia Dr Maria Harries AM on Friday announced the appointment of Fr Frank Brennan SJ AO as Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Social Services Australia.

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This World Mission Sunday, parishes around Australia will hear the inspiring stories of the work of missionaries in Cambodia and Papua New Guinea, as Catholic Mission continues its 2016 World Mission Month appeal.

World Mission Sunday, celebrated around the world on October 23 this year, is the pinnacle of Catholic Mission’s hallmark celebration, World Mission Month, held annually throughout October.

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One of the greatest crises of our day is the plight of people forced from their own countries by war, persecution or poverty and forced to live without a home, without safety and often separated from their families.

Pope Francis has called on Catholics to welcome such vulnerable people as our brothers and sisters. In Australia, we do not have to directly meet the responsibilities that many other nations bear. But we do bear the shame of the expulsion and harsh treatment of the people who sought our protection only to be detained on Nauru and Manus Island.

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