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Vatican Astronomer Br Guy Consolmagno SJ

The Diocese of Broken Bay welcomes Br Guy Consolmagno SJ, the Director of the Vatican Observatory, for a series of presentations in April. Br Guy holds a PhD in Planetary Science, and will explore the fascinating topic of how faith and science co-exist. Be enriched by this stimulating conversation about the connectedness of life, science and faith. Br Guy has published a number of books, the latest titled “Would You Baptise an Extraterrestrial?”

Saturday 28 April: "In Awe of the Universe: Connecting Science and Faith"
10.00am – 12.30pm
The Light of Christ Centre, Waitara
RSVP: www.trybooking.com/UCJJ

Monday 30 April: "Looking Up at the Stars: We’re all Connected"
7.00pm – 9.30pm
St Peter's Catholic College, Tuggerah
Includes a viewing of the night sky with telescopes (weather permitting)
RSVP: www.trybooking.com/UCJL

Enquiries: faith.formation@dbb.org.au or 9847 0428

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The Father Factor

If there were some practical things I can do to build my relationship with my children as a father, what would they be? How much of my life is affected by a good relationship with my father? To find some answers to these questions and more, come and see Robert Falzon, acclaimed author and speaker of the ‘Father Factor’ seminars. He will be addressing the important role of fathers in society, providing practical information on being an intentional father and recovering from absent fathering. All most welcome, in particular, fathers.

Date: Tuesday 8 May
Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Venue: The Light of Christ Centre, end of Yardley Avenue, Waitara

Date: Wednesday 9 May
Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Venue: Harrington Hall, 94A Archer Street, Chatswood

Date: Thursday 10 May
Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Venue: Holy Spirit Church, 55 Kincumber Street, Kincumber

RSVP: faith.formation@dbb.org.au or Cristina Gomez 9847 0428 by 4 May

Catholic Youth Broken Bay Volunteers & Supporters Thanksgiving Dinner

The Diocese is extremely blessed to have so many creative, talented and (most importantly) generous people who are so willing to help and serve. In the Year of Youth, we would like to acknowledge all of the leaders, volunteers and supporters of CYBB for their constant service.

So it doesn't matter how much you think or don't think you've given or served, we cordially invite YOU to join us as we offer this thanksgiving dinner to all our amazing volunteers and supporters!

Where: Caroline Chisholm Centre, 423 Pennant Hills Road, Pennant Hills
When: Friday, 27 April 2018
RSVP: youth@dbb.org.au

Catholic Youth Broken Bay - Twilight Talks

Did God create the Universe, or was there a Big Bang? Find out why we say “yes” to both and how the glory of the Maker of the Stars can be found in understanding the science behind how He did it.

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 our very special guest Br Guy Consolmagno, Director of the Vatican Observatory, as he speaks on the 'Maker of the Stars'!

Where: Hotel Pennant Hills, 352 Pennant Hills Rd, Pennant Hills
When : Tuesday 24 April 2018, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
RSVP: youth@dbb.org.au



Position Vacant - Digital Communications Officer

Digital Communications Officer
Office for Communications
(P/T 25 hours per week) Based in Pennant Hills, Sydney NSW

The Catholic Diocese of Broken Bay extends from Sydney’s Northern Beaches, the North Shore and up to the Central Coast. Reporting to the Manager, Office for Communications, the Digital Communications Officer’s primary purpose is to coordinate the digital communications for the Diocese, including social media, website and intranet, photography and videography.

As the successful candidate you will have the following skills and attributes:
 • A thorough understanding of the Catholic Church and a personal commitment to the mission of the Church;
• Experience working in close collaboration with parishes, agencies and religious orders and congregations of the Catholic Church or similar stakeholders;
• A proven ability to develop strategies and campaigns for online content across websites, intranet, EDMs and social media engagement;
• A comprehensive knowledge of web content management systems and social media platforms;
• Expert experience with HTML | CSS | Wordpress;
• Experience in Adobe | InDesign | Illustrator | Photoshop;
• A demonstrated ability to effectively use photography and videography to undertake story capturing;
• A demonstrated ability to track new and emerging trends in using social media to engage communities;
• Ability to moderate and escalate key issues that develop across social media;
• Strong communications and stakeholder management skills, including excellent written skills;
• Photography and video skills
• A keen eye for design and user experience;
• Relevant tertiary qualifications in digital development and marketing, or equivalent experience;
• Hold a current NSW driver’s licence.

If you are interested in applying for this position please apply online via Seek.com.au or recruitment@dbb.org.au and include a cover letter, statement as to the selection criteria (which explains how you meet the requirements of this role) and a current CV.

Applications close Friday 27 April 2018.


Petition for Banning Single Use and Heavy Retail Plastic Bags

NSW is the only state that has not banned the plastic bag. Sophia Skarparis, a Year 10 Monte Sant Angelo, North Sydney student is trying to achieve 10,000 signatures on a petition to ban the plastic bag. 10,000 signatures guarantees a conversation in NSW Parliament.
The Petition can be double sided (to save paper). It is important that we capture name, address, and signatures. The signing is not valid if there is no address obtained. The address has to be an address in NSW.  In checking with the NSW Petition Committee children can sign the Petition as long as they understand the Petition. 
Attached is the Petition. Please download it and print  and have it available for signing in the parish.

The petition sheets need to be completed before Friday 13 April 2018.
Please mail the signed petitions back to:

Sophia Skarparis
33 Tyneside Avenue,
Willoughby North NSW 2068
Many thanks for your support on this environmental initiative which is in line with the Pope's Laudato Si'


Pope Francis has approved the Australian Bishops’ decision to hold a Plenary Council in Australia in 2020 and 2021.This gathering of all the local churches or dioceses of the nation will invite us to reflect on the question: “What do you think God is asking of us in Australia?”

Find out more about the Plenary Council 2020 at the new website now online: www.plenarycouncil.catholic.org.au and in the upcoming April Broken Bay News with a message from Bishop Peter and a special four page guide highlighting our local plans here in the Diocese of Broken Bay, to play our part in this national conversation.

Through its listening and dialogue sessions, the Plenary Council will give all people the opportunity to say what is on their mind and in their heart. It is a chance to speak boldly but also listen with an open and humble heart. The official launch of the Plenary Council will be at Pentecost this year, May 20. That gives us time to prepare, to “Listen to what the Spirit is saying” and to consider how we can take part in this important process.

The Experience of Wonder and the Mystery of Nature

You are invited to an evening talk presented by two prominent scientists.

Presented by Dr John Honner and Dr Fabien Delerue

Where:The Lakes Parish Hall, Narrabeen

When:Wednesday 4 April 2018

Time: 7.30pm until 9.00pm.
Please join us from 7pm for tea and coffee. All welcome.




MOUNT ST BENEDICT CENTRE – Discovering Your Sacred Voice

“Let everything that breathes sing praises to the Lord” Ps 150

This one day workshop offers a deep exploration into prayer through music discovering sacred languages in song. Free your sacred voice with gentle breathe meditations and choral singing, learn to really open your hearts and voices to prayer. No previous singing experience necessary. The day will be facilitated by Carmella Baynie.

Date: Thursday 5 April and Saturday 7 April
Time: 10am-3.30pm
Cost: $30 Morning Tea provided, BYO Lunch.

Reserve your place by email mtstbenedict@goodsams.org.au or ph 8752 5390
Where: 449D Pennant Hills Road. Entrance off Hull Road


PROCLAIM 2018: National Conference on Parish Renewal and Evangelisation

12 – 14 July 2018 - Early Bird Registrations and Group Discounts now available

This year the Archdiocese of Brisbane, in collaboration with the ACBC’s National Centre for Evangelisation, will host PROCLAIM 2018. This national conference will engage parishes and faith communities in a conversation focusing on five key areas: Leadership, Culture Change, Young People, Belonging and Evangelisation.

During the conference, participants can attend keynote presentations, expert panel sessions and discussions facilitated by leaders with ‘on the ground’ experience. Ideally, this will help those participants to contribute to the formulation of some practical strategies to assist your parish or faith community’s own goals in the areas of renewal and evangelisation.

Keynote speakers include Cardinal John Dew (Archdiocese of Wellington, New Zealand), Ron Huntley (Divine Renovation – Canada), Ms Lana Turvey-Collins (Plenary Council 2020 Facilitator), Mons Enrique Fiqaredo SJ (Cambodia) and host of PROCLAIM 2018 Archbishop Mark Coleridge (Archdiocese of Brisbane).

To find out more visit www.proclaimconference.com.au and register at the early bird rate.

Mary Magdalene Movie

A new film starring Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix opens on 22 March. Go to www.marymagdalene.com.au  to watch the trailer, find resources and more.
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Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend

A Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend is a Marriage Enrichment experience for married couples – set in peaceful, picturesque surroundings, away from the distractions of everyday life. During the weekend, couples have a unique opportunity to reconnect, rekindle and refresh their relationship. Take time out of your busy schedule, to invest in your most precious asset . . . your Marriage!

Weekend date: 27 – 29 April at Mt Carmel Retreat Centre, Varroville, NSW
Bookings online at www.wwme.org.au or
Adrian and Janet Sullivan: on 0490 774 419 or adrian.janet1@bigpond.com



Grief to Grace

Healing the Wounds of Abuse – is a spiritual retreat for anyone who has suffered degradation or violation through physical, emotional, sexual or spiritual abuse.

The retreat will be held April 8th – 13th 2018. To request an application contact Anne by emailing info@grieftograceaus.org.au or phone 0407704539. For more information visit www.grieftograce.org

Celebrate Youth: The Life You're Living!

Jessie Manibusan
Catholic Evangeliser, Iternant Witness, Music Missionary, Comic Storyteller, Catholic Ninja, Joy Cultivator is touring Australia next year to celebrate the Year of Youth.

Download the flyer for more information.

POSITIONS VACANT - 2 Positions Available

Receptionist/ Senior Customer Service Officer, Pennant Hills Full-Time
Receptionist/Customer Service Officer, Pennant Hills Part-Time Monday-Friday 8.30am-1.30pm

The Catholic Diocese of Broken Bay seeks two highly personable Customer Service Officers to welcome and assist visitors and colleagues in the Diocesan offices at Pennant Hills as well as providing general administration support, including purchasing of supplies and mail room duties. Applications can be made by email recruitment@dbb.org.au 


Catholic Diocese of
Broken Bay

Building 2, 423 Pennant Hills Road
Pennant Hills NSW 2120

PO Box 340
Pennant Hills NSW 1715

Phone 02 9847 0000
Fax 02 9847 0001

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