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Divine Retreat Centre - May retreats
Kimberley Catholic Volunteer Service
URGENTLY WANTED: VOLUNTEER WORKERS for Balgo Parish
The Diocese of Broome, WA, requires volunteers to assist with the work of the local Church on Aboriginal Missions. We are currently seeking a couple in Balgo to assist the Priest in the running of the Parish. There are several other roles in the Kimberley for single people or couples also available.
Placements are preferred for a period of 6 months.
For further details, and an application form, please contact:
Volunteer Coordinator Anneliese Rohr: 08 9192 1060
Mail: PO Box 76, BROOME WA 6725
Caritas Australia: Change the World! It’s Up to Us!
Are you 18-25 yrs? Committed to social justice, changing the world, & having fun? Come & co-create with Caritas, the world’s second-largest aid & development organisation.
Join us for an initial Call to Action in the Sydney CBD (Venue TBC)
Date: Wednesday 31 May 2017
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1848653452074863/ or firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Sydney CBD (Venue TBC)
Caritas Australia: Changing Lives in Cambodia
Come and hear Sr Len from Seedling of Hope, Cambodia, share stories of her ministry which empowers people affected by HIV & AIDS through psychosocial support, education, health & livelihood programs.
This is a free event. All are welcome!
Date: Tuesday 16 May 2017
Location: The Two Wolves Community Cantina, 202 Broadway Chippendale.
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1857463291173426/ or email@example.com
St Joseph's Museum
St Joseph's Spirituality and Education Centre were founded 130 years ago by the Sisters of St Joseph to accommodate boys without a home.
The Boys home closed in the late 1970s and was used as a retreat centre until its refurbishment in early 2000. It is now used as a Spirituality and Education Centre providing accommodation and conference centre for all walks of life.
Since then thanks to our loyal staff and local volunteers, we have found a little gem inside our hidden oasis the "St Joseph's Museum".
They have brought back to life the history of Kincumber South, the story of Mary MacKillop at Kincumber and the wonderful journey of the boys here including photos, furniture from the old classrooms, utensils and the tools used on the working farm.
A must to see!
So I invite you to come along either for a day trip or just a visit but it's a must to book in for our famous morning/afternoon teas including our well known scones, jam and cream.
The Centre for Christian Spirituality talks for May
Bishop David Walker presents Epistle to the Romans (Tuesday nights) and Catherine of Siena (Wednesday nights) in May.
The Cooking Priest
Parousia Media are hosting Fr Leo Patalinghug - EWTN's "Cooking Priest" between 28 April and 2 May in Sydney and Melbourne.
Fr Leo's message combines faithful Catholic theology presented in a way that everyone can understand and appreciate. You can see Fr Leo in action here: https://vimeo.com/renegadeproduction/review/105347982/b975258773
Tickets can be booked at: http://parousiamedia.com/events/
ENCOUNTER Series - The Faith We Believe: Breaking Open the Creed
Recited on all Sundays and solemnities, the Creed acts as a measure of correct belief, having been developed as a response to conflict concerning doctrine lasting several centuries. What were the controversies, and how were they resolved?
This two-session course will explore these questions and the meaning of the Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed, giving participants a sense of the underlying themes that run through the entire Catechism of the Catholic Church. Please come along for a deeper appreciation of what it means to state, “I believe…”
Course Duration: 2 x 2 hour sessions
Presenters: David Patterson & Pina Bernard, Catholic Life & Faith Formation
Date: Session 1: Thursday 25 May 2017; Session 2: Thursday 2 June 2017
Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm
Venue: St Patrick’s Hall, Victoria Street Primary Campus, East Gosford
RSVP: By Monday 22 May 2017 to firstname.lastname@example.org or 4332 9825 / 9847 0448
Date: Session 1: Tuesday 30 May 2017; Session 2: Tuesday 6 June 2017
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Venue: Fr Patrick McMaugh Hall, St Patrick’s Church, 1 Royston Parade, Asquith
RSVP: By Friday 26 May 2017 to email@example.com or 4332 9825 / 9847 0448
Date: Session 1: Wednesday 31 May 2017; Session 2: Wednesday 7 June 2017
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Venue: St Kieran’s Parish Centre, 2 King Street, Manly Vale
RSVP: By Monday 29 May 2017 to firstname.lastname@example.org or 4332 9825 / 9847 0448
Click here to download flyer.
CYBB Training Day
CYBB Training Days are an opportunity to gather young people and youth leaders interested and involved in local ministry to network and receive essential spiritual and practical formation. Potential and present leaders will receive training and background on the Australian Mission & Vision for Youth (as found in Anointed & Sent). Our topic for term 2 will be “Making the most of Mass”.
Date: Saturday 29 April 2017
Time: 9:30am – 2:00pm
Venue: The Light of Christ Centre, Hornsby Cathedral Parish, 23 Yardley Avenue, Waitara
For more details and RSVP: email@example.com
Download the Training Day flyer
Twilight Talks 2 May
Catholic Youth Broken Bay invites you to Twilight Talks. Join Young Adults from around the Diocese to connect, share a meal, pray and be nourished by inspiring speakers. Our theme for our next evening will be “Joy of Love” which will feature Luke and Philipa Caulfield as our guest speakers for the night.
Theme: The Joy of Love
Date: Tuesday 2 May 2017
Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Venue: Hotel Pennant Hills, 344-352 Pennant Hills Road, Pennant Hills
For more details: firstname.lastname@example.org
Divine Mercy Sunday at the Divine Retreat Centre
St Brendan's Church 10th birthday celebration
Position Vacant - Team Leader - Life, Marriage and Family, Office for Evangelisation
Full time Permanent
The Catholic Diocese of Broken Bay extends from Sydney’s Northern Beaches, the North Shore and up to the Central Coast. Reporting to the Director of the Office for Evangelisation, the primary responsibility of the Team Leader of Life, Marriage and Family, is to develop a culture of life, marriage and family within the Diocese and in the wider community.
The Team Leader will provide leadership and parish support by advocating the value and inviolability of human life, the sacramental nature of marriage, and family life as gift; implementing practical strategies for formation and engagement in these areas. Life, Marriage and Family is a team within the Office for Evangelisation. A Sacramental Formation and RCIA Coordinator, and a Natural Family Planning Education Officer report to this role.
For more information, see Catholic Jobs Online
If you are interested in applying for this position please access reply to : email@example.com
Closing date: Monday 24 April 2017
Pope Francis’ Prayer Intention
Pope Francis’ Prayer Intention for April is:
That young people may respond generously to their vocations and seriously consider offering themselves to God in the priesthood or consecrated life.
Nigerian Catholic Community Masses and Retreat
The Nigerian Catholic Community in Parramatta Diocese have monthly Masses and also have an upcoming retreat. For more information please contact Rev Fr Chukwunonyerem Akamadu 0451 174 438 or Stella Nwosu 0405 478 472
Nigerian Igbo Catholic Community Mass
198 Old Prospect Road Greystanes - Click here for Liturgical Calendar
Nigerian Catholic Women's Group Retreat 2017 Theme: Mary our model
Sunday 30 April - St George Precca Centre, Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish, Greystanes. Click here for further information.