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Diocese of Broken Bay e-Bulletin
Issue 45  |  02 March 2017
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Bishop Peter A Comensoli celebrated Ash Wednesday Mass today with the St Leo's and Our Lady of the Rosary school communities at the Light of Christ Centre, Waitara.

Ash Wednesday marks the official start to the holy season of Lent as well as the launch of Project Compassion, Caritas Australia's main fundraising campaign for the year.

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Are you doing something special for Lent this year? If you are looking for ways to enrich your personal Lenten experience, or even to undertake something that will bring family and friends together in a new way during the Easter journey, why not join the Australian Bishops as they explore and reflect on the Sunday Gospels as part of the Lenten lectio divina offering prepared by the Diocese of Broken Bay.

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In support of the world’s poor, including millions in our immediate region, thousands of school children, teachers, churches and community leaders across Australia are putting their compassion into action, during Caritas Australia’s Project Compassion.

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A coalition of academics, journalists and celebrities is trying to convince Australians that legalisation is ‘overdue’. But we’re fighting back. The internationally renowned psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl experienced first hand the utter depravity of Auschwitz and Dachau. He knew the immense physical torment, psychological torture and spiritual desolation of those most inhuman of places. They were not called death camps for figurative effect. 

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On 16 February, the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference launched guidelines about the appropriate sacramental preparation for people with disability. The purpose of the guidelines is to address the concerns raised by clergy, pastoral ministers, other concerned Catholics, people with disability, their advocates and their families for greater consistency in pastoral practice in the celebration of the sacraments throughout Australia.

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St Patrick’s Catholic School at Asquith has welcomed four sets of twins into Kindergarten this year. St Patrick’s Principal Bernard Cumming said that whilst the school has a number of twins in recent years, we have never had four sets in one grade. “It’s great to have the children in our school. Some are identical, so that will take some time to work out who’s who!”

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Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Lent is a new beginning, a path leading to the certain goal of Easter, Christ’s victory over death. This season urgently calls us to conversion. Christians are asked to return to God “with all their hearts” (Joel 2:12), to refuse to settle for mediocrity and to grow in friendship with the Lord. Jesus is the faithful friend who never abandons us. Even when we sin, he patiently awaits our return; by that patient expectation, he shows us his readiness to forgive (cf. Homily, 8 January 2016).

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As the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse concludes its final hearing into the Catholic Church, I acknowledge the cooperation of witnesses, agencies, religious institutes and dioceses across the Church in Australia.

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This year, the international Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), is celebrating its 70th anniversary as well as the 100th anniversary of the appearances of Our Lady of Fatima, to whom the charity has been consecrated.

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The Most Reverend Gregory Homeming OCD was ordained the sixth Bishop of Lismore on the Feast of the Chair of St Peter at St Carthage’s Cathedral, Lismore on 22 February. The Archbishop of Sydney, Most Reverend Anthony Fisher OP, was the Principal Ordaining Bishop. The Principal co-consecrating Bishops were the Most Reverend Peter Ingham, Bishop of Wollongong, and the Most Reverend Geoffrey Jarrett, Bishop Emeritus of Lismore. 

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The St Vincent de Paul Society is deeply saddened by today’s Fair Work Commission decision to undermine Sunday and Public Holiday penalty rates.

The Society’s National Council CEO, Dr John Falzon, said “This is an attack on people who already struggle to survive and for whom Penalty Rates make an important difference from week to week.

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