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Diocese of Broken Bay e-Bulletin
Issue 47  |  12 April 2017
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Dear friends,

Easter can be a time of such joy and celebration for families. For those with young families, or even for us in slightly older circumstances, there is no denying that the first signs of Easter appears on supermarket shelves. Chocolate makers know their customers, and they know that Easter treats are a sure bet for any family, even if they’re packaged these days as ‘mini’ eggs and ‘icon’ bunnies.

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Latest News

From 5 to 9 April, I had the great honour of being the Australian Youth Delegate at the conference, ‘From Krakow to Panama: The Synod Journeying with Young People,’ held in Rome.

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On Palm Sunday, the youth of Broken Bay joined Bishop Peter at Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral in Waitara for a special Palm Sunday Mass followed by the CYBB launch of the Australian Catholic Youth Festival.

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A new mentoring program, aimed at helping to build the skills and faith of Australian Catholic women so they can have a positive impact in both the Church and wider society, is set to be launched in May.

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The Chrism Mass was held last night at Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, Waitara, with the blessing of the oils for all parishes of the Diocese of Broken Bay. The clergy of the Diocese also renewed their priestly vows.

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Having been invited by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse to be part of an international academic advisory panel through 2015, I was not surprised to receive the summons to appear for Case Study 50, “Catholic Church Authorities in Australia,” in February of this year.

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The Bishop of Lismore, the Most Reverend Gregory Homeming has launched an appeal to help those who have suffered in the recent floods on the North Coast of NSW (including those on the Tweed, Murwillumbah, Mullumbimby and Lismore).

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The Australian Catholic Youth Festival organisers today announced preparations are well underway for the event that will draw 15,000 young people to Sydney from 7-9 December this year, and revealed some of the event details that will appeal to participants Australia wide.

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In 2009, I was lucky enough, along with another teacher from Broken Bay Diocese, to spend three months working in Timor-Leste, an assignment arranged through the auspices of the Parramatta Diocese Teacher Placement Program.

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