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Diocese of Broken Bay e-Bulletin
Issue 43  |  20 December 2016
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Anyone who’s attempted to make a floral arrangement with the Australian Christmas Bush will know of its challenges.

As beautiful and as quintessentially Australian as the Christmas Bush is, it stubbornly refuses to be tamed into a neat and tidy arrangement: A beautiful thing to behold, but far from prim and proper.

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The Catholic Bishops of Australia invite Catholics across the country to join in celebrating a Year of Youth from the beginning of Advent 2017 to the end of 2018.
The Year of Youth celebrates ten years since World Youth Day was hosted in Sydney during 2008.

It will focus on the theme, ‘Open New Horizons for Spreading Joy: Young People, Faith and Vocational Discernment’. The emphasis is on local discussion and dialogue in parishes, schools, youth groups and dioceses.

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The importance of play in developing a child’s learning ability is the subject of the 2017 Brother John Taylor Fellowship, a $25,000 research prize given by Catholic Education Commission NSW (CECNSW).

On 12 December, CECNSW deputy chairman Peter Turner presented the prestigious annual Fellowship to Kim Moroney, an Early Learning project officer in the Maitland-Newcastle Catholic Schools Office.

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At Christmas the focus is on children, abundance and sharing, so it can be a very lonely time for people living on their own, isolated from family and friends.

Dennis Walsh, St Vincent de Paul Society NSW State President, is calling on the community to support the Vinnies Christmas Appeal.

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Christmas is upon us once again. But while for many Australian kids, a new bike or a pair of football boots might be on the list this year, one little girl in the Philippines has a very different wish.

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Kimberley Weeks from St Peter's Catholic College, Tuggerah placed First in Course in Entertainment Industry Examination in the 2016 HSC.

Kimberley was one of 25 students from Catholic Schools across NSW to take First Place in HSC courses. They were awarded a Certificate by Education Minister Adrian Piccoli at a special ceremony on Wednesday 14 December.

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Our own Mr Kevin Fellew has received a papal honour to recognise his significant contribution to the Catholic Church and in particular the Diocese of Broken Bay. Over a period extending beyond 20 years, Kevin has made an outstanding contribution mainly at Diocesan level.

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