Bulletin Notices

Download information for parish newsletters and bulletins here from the Diocese of Broken Bay and beyond. All information is updated on a weekly basis. 

Seventh Annual Gathering in Solidarity

In September at Terrey Hills, we will be holding our seventh annual Gathering in Solidarity with victims and survivors of abuse. As the title implies, this gathering is an opportunity for people who have experienced abuse and for those who wish to show their unity and support, to come together in a warm, accepting and prayerful space.

Wednesday 20 September 2017, St Anthony in the Fields Church, 46 Myoora Road Terrey Hills commencing at 7.30pm

RSVP not necessary - Supper will be held afterwards.

For further information relating to both events: Anne Lanyon 0408 279871 and Brian Norman 0434 852 001

The Solidarity Group at Frenchs Forest Parish

The Solidarity Group at Frenchs Forest Parish will be hosting an evening of conversations with Francis Sullivan on the impacts of the Royal Commission and would like to extend an invitation to the Clergy and members of the Diocese. Wednesday 2 August 2017, Our Lady of Good Counsel Church Hall, 9 Curry Road, Forestville commencing at 7.30pm

Click here for flyer.

RSVP to parish.office@ffcp.org.au or Phone 9457 5097 – Supper will be held afterwards.

We hope that the evening will help participants to begin to rebuild our Church, finding ways in which trust may be restored. Conscious that some may express anger and hurt, we feel drawn by the Spirit to come together to seek collaborative ways of going forward. To that end, we will encourage a spirit of respectful listening.

Sr Virginia Bourke Grandparents Retreat

To all our Parishes and Parishoners, Sr Virginia Bourke has a retreat on the 28th August to 1st September, 2017 here at Kincumber and I was hoping that you could advertise it in your Parish News.

Or if you are a Parishoner you would like to come along.

28th August to 1st September, 2017 for 4 Days $440.00 Grandparenting the Faith

"Grandparents are like the wisdom of the family, they are the wisdom of the people" - Pope Francis, October 2013

If you are interested please contact the centre on 0243682805 or email bookings@stjosephsretreat.org.au.

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: 18th to 20th August 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

Position Available | Parish Financial Services Project Manager

Parish Financial Services Project Manager

Diocese of Broken Bay

The Catholic Diocese of Broken Bay extends from Sydney’s Northern Beaches, the North Shore and up to the Central Coast.

Reporting to the Diocesan Financial Services Manager, the Parish Financial Services Project Manager (PFSPM) is primarily responsible for:

  • Assisting Parishes with Financial Analysis, Reporting and Compliance;
  • Providing Support on Parish Projects including the implementation of financial and accounting processes for newly established parishes or chaplaincies, reviewing Parish needs regarding its accounting processes, accounting compliance and regulations together with accounting support associated with the construction and development of their sites and other property related projects;
  • Delivering Accounting Services especially through managing, reporting and advising on cash flow managing banking, payroll, purchasing, accounts receivable, accounts payable, monthly balance sheet and bank reconciliations, managing creditors and debtors, as well as identifying the training needs of Parish bookkeepers;
  • Responding to Audit Recommendations by collaborating with the Internal Auditor in assisting with audits of Parish offices and in guiding Parishes to undertake remedial actions in response to internal audit recommendations and findings;
  • Undertaking Training of the Parish Priest, Parish Financial Committee and Parish staff in understanding and preparing financial reports and other documentation;
  • Identifying the need for assistance and responding to requests for assistance from Parishes.
    As the successful candidate, you will have the following skills and attributes:
  • Excellent working knowledge of MYOB and Microsoft Office suite including but not limited to Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook;
  • Excellent working knowledge of accounting systems and processes;
  • A proven record in sound financial influence, managing change and sustaining effective relationships with a broad range of stakeholders;
  • Tertiary qualifications in accounting. Current membership of CPA Australian or the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand.
  • Must have own vehicle, a NSW Driver’s Licence and be able to work across the 26 Parishes within the Diocese.

If you are interested in applying for this position and wish to receive the relevant Information Pack: Parish Financial Services Project Manager, please contact the Mr Tony Davies, Chancery Human Resources Manager at recruitment@dbb.org.au or on 02 9847 0446. | m: 0439 930 926.

Applications close on Friday 4 August 2017.

Position Available | Sydney Catholic Schools

Positions Vacant for 2018

Family Educators

Applications are invited for the position of Family Educator based in 24 systemic Catholic primary schools across the Archdiocese of Sydney.

To see locations please go to https://sydcatholicschools.nsw.edu.au Click on Employment , Positions Vacant.

Applications close August 4, 2017.

For further information contact meredith.lemos@syd.catholic.edu.au

Rachel’s Vineyard

Rachel’s Vineyard has helped many men and women to move on with hope. You are not alone, there is hope after an abortion experience. We can help, our next Rachel’s Vineyard retreat for healing after abortion will be held in Hobart, on 13 -15 2017. To speak to someone please call Anne Sherston on the confidential phone lines 03 62298739 or 0478599241 


Time: 16th July 2017 10.00 am – 12 noon

Location: Convent of Mercy, 6 Victoria Road, Parramatta

Key concerns & Signs of Hope Our Climate Future Professor Tim Flannery will present the next CCJP Seminar. Come along and bring interested friends with you.

For more information, contact CCJP
Tel. 02 9745 0820
Email: ccjp@bigpond.com
Web: http://www.ccjpoz.org


Download a flyer here ([PDF/68KB])

Peter's Pence Appeal

Next week, we are joining with others across the world by taking up a third collection for the charitable works and structures of mercy identified by Pope Francis. The funds, which are sent to the Vatican, are then allocated to 11 projects across the world this year, which support victims of war, oppression and disasters. Thank you for your consideration.

The charitable projects that will directly benefit from the 2017 collection are as follows:
• Expansion of the “Filippo Smaldone” Institute for poor and hearing-impaired children in Kigali,
• Ten scholarships to complete college for young people displaced from Iraqi Kurdistan;
• Support for the Parish school of the Immaculate Conception of Al Huson in Jordan that welcomes
young refugees from Syria;
• Funding a two-year project in the Philippines that allows 1,000 young survivors of Typhoon Yolanda
to complete their university studies;
• Aid for the humanitarian emergency in faminestruck Ethiopia;
• A reconstruction project for the coastal regions of Ecuador affected by the earthquake;
• Rebuild homes destroyed by terrorist attacks in Bangladesh;
• A new cathedral for the faithful of Moroto in Uganda;
• In support of the children at the Paediatric Hospital in Bangui, Central African Republic;
• An Appeal to alleviate the Suffering of the Ukrainian People;
• Tangible Support from the Holy See for the First Catholic University in Jordan

Good Grief Connections 2017


Position Available | Director of Youth Ministry | Pittwater Parish

Pittwater Parish

Director of Youth Ministry

An exciting opportunity has arisen to become part of the vibrant leadership team at the Catholic Parish of Pittwater.

Job Description
The Director of Youth Ministry aims to uphold the following goal for Youth Ministry in the Parish of Pittwater – ‘To develop and maintain a young Catholic community of disciples that really lives the Gospel’. The Youth Minister will work under the leadership of the Parish priest and with other parish staff and leaders, and will be responsible for the youth programs and events in the parish.

Personal attributes
It is vital that the Youth Minister:

  • has a deep faith and a strong relationship with Jesus.
  • demonstrates love in serving others through this ministry.
  • engages the young people of our parish community
  • is highly motivated and pro-active in leadership skills
  • can work effectively in a team and can work well with adults and students.

Classification: Part Time (18-20 hours)

For full job description and details please visit www.pittwaterparish.org or email office@pittwaterparish.org

Applications close Friday 28 July 2017

Mary of Magdala: Apostile to the Apostles, Missionary Disciple

Mary Star of the Sea Association warmly invites you to come and celebrate the feast day of Mary of Magdala on Saturday 22 July.

Celebrate in Scripture, prayer and conversation.

Held at Warnervale (10.30am) and Chatswood (10.30am).

All very welcome.

Click here for further details.

Complete the Youth Synod Survey!

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.

Pope Francis will lead the international conversation at the Vatican. Representatives from all over the world will be invited to Rome to share their experiences and views at a meeting in October 2018.

Australians aged between 16 and 29 years are encouraged to complete the survey.

The questions cover a range of topics including: the experience of being listened to, using social media and technology, friendships and influences in today’s world, opportunities for engagement with Church activities such as, outreach programs, youth masses, community leadership or parish events.

National Conference on Pastoral Care in a Multicultural Church and Society.

On 19-20 July 2017, the Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office and the Australian Catholic University, Melbourne will be co-hosting the National Conference on Pastoral Care in a Multicultural Church and Society.

With eight weeks to the beginning of the Conference we would like to write to you to continue to promote this event within the Diocese of Perth as well as encourage all those involved with pastoral care to migrant communities to register for the Conference.

We would like to encourage the registration of Priests and Religious who are looking after migrant communities, those who have come from overseas to minister in Australia as well as lay leaders of our communities. The Conference will provide an opportunity for formation, renewal and forming new connections. The Conference will allow our participants to come together share experiences and begin to implement concrete pastoral models.

The keynote addresses for the conference will be given by Cardinal Peter Turkson, Prefect of the Dicastery for the Promotion of Integral Human Development, and Cardinal Orlando Beltran Quevedo Archbishop of Cotabato, Philippines.

Cardinal Turkson's address is titled, Pope Francis and the Dicastery for Promoting Human Development. Cardinal Turkson will also be part of a discussion forum, Integral Human Development in our Parishes.

Cardinal Quevedo's address is titled, Pastoral Models for the care of Migrants and Refugees in our Communities. Cardinal Quevedo will be part of a discussion forum, Pastoral Care in a Multi-ethnic church, one size fits all?

Other topics covered by the Conference include:

  • Human Development in the Church in Australia;
  • The Church in Australia: make-up and composition;
  • Care for our Clergy and Religious;
  • The Church Post Royal Commission;
  • Pastoral Care in a Multi-ethnic Church;
  • Eastern Catholic Traditions;
  • Vocations from migrant communities; and many more.

I would like to again take this opportunity to invite yourself and to ask that you please promote this event as widely as possible within the Diocese. We have also attached the artwork we would like to use for the advertisement in the Broken Bay eNews.

A program of the Conference with confirmed speakers is available on the Conference website.


Registration for the Conference is available on the following link.


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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