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Diocese of Broken Bay e-Bulletin
Issue 48  |  25 May 2017
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The bill would give access to medically-assisted euthanasia to people over 25 who are expected to die within a year. The draft laws have cross-party support and will be introduced to the NSW parliament in coming months.

The bill includes safeguards, like a 48 hour cooling off period and the requirement for two medical professionals to sign off on the final decision.

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Young people across Australia are being called to share their views about life, faith, and their experience of Church through an online survey published today by the Australian Bishops. The survey seeks to capture the opinions and perspectives of young people as part of a national consultation process that will inform an international conversation in Rome next year.

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As Bishop Peter Stuart noted in his sermon, we gathered as close friends who perhaps had not seen each other for some time and yet easily restarted the conversation where we left off. This aptly described our gathering for the Tri-Diocesan Covenant Renewal service on Tuesday 23 May at St Luke's Anglican Church, Wallsend.

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On Saturday 13 May, Pittwater Parish held its third annual walk - this year from Sacred Heart Church, Mona Vale to Maria Regina Church, Avalon. It was a great success with over 100 parishioners and friends either walking or joining us afterwards. The weather was perfect and it was wonderful to see everyone enjoying breakfast together and meeting other parishioners. We finished the day with a beautiful Mass to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Fatima.

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As the final Centenary celebration, the Catholic Parish of Epping and Carlingford has produced a book reflection on the Parish’s life over the last 100 years since the establishment of Our Lady Help of Christians’ Church in Epping (the former Catholic Parish of Epping). The book was be launched on 24 May 2017, the Solemnity of Our Lady Help of Christians.

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On 3 May 2017, 26 Award Leaders were recognised for their Long Service to the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award at a ceremony in Parliament House hosted by the Hon. Stuart Ayers, MP in his capacity as Minister for Sport. The Minister presented the recipients with their (10, 20 and 30 year) medals and Peter Kaye AM (CEO – National Award Authority) presented their certificates.

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A distinguished former public servant has been appointed to chair Catholic Schools NSW, a new body that will oversight the state’s 545 Catholic diocesan schools from next year.

Steve Sedgwick AO comes into the role after a 40 year career in the public sector, which included five years as Australian Public Service Commissioner and 10 as Secretary of the departments of Finance, Employment and Education, serving governments of all persuasions.

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