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Position Vacant - Director, Catholic Earthcare Australia

• Sydney-based, full-time permanent role.
• Leading Church-based Environmental Advocacy role.
• Highly respected International Aid Agency.

We are seeking an experienced Senior Manager to advocate for environmental and ecological sustainability and deliver educational programs to schools, parishes and related forums.

Our Organisation

Caritas Australia is the Catholic agency for international humanitarian relief and development in Australia. Through effective relationships with the Church, partners and communities in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Pacific and Australia, Caritas Australia helps to end poverty, promote justice and uphold dignity. Our programs promote the good of every person and of the whole person, regardless of people’s religious, political or cultural beliefs. We envisage a world in which children, women and men most vulnerable to extreme poverty and injustice are agents of their own change and architects of their own development.

Catholic Earthcare Australia was recently incorporated into Caritas Australia and it has a leading role in implementing the Laudato Si’ Encyclical on ecology and the environment.

Your Role

Your focus in this role includes:
• Leading and managing ecological and environmental projects including education and advocacy on behalf of people affected by pollution and the adverse impacts of climate change.
• Delivering educational programs within the Catholic schools and parishes and at environmental forums.
• Building relationships with Catholic communities, Clergy, Church agencies, the media and the wider Australian community on various environmental issues to support the work of Catholic Earthcare.

Your Capabilities

For this role, your capabilities and experience will include:

• Strong interpersonal, presentation, verbal and written communication skills.
• A thorough knowledge of ecological and environmental initiatives and a passion for environmental sustainability.
• A strong commitment to the Catholic ethos.

How to Apply for This Role
To enquire about this role, please contact David Armstrong on (02) 8306 3439.

To apply for the role, please visit www.caritas.org.au/jobs/positions-vacant and view the full Position Description. Please send your application to jobs@caritas.org.au by COB on Monday 04 December 2017.

Applications must specify Residency or Work Visa Status and include a CV and a Cover Letter which addresses the Selection Criteria set out in the Position Description.

Caritas Australia is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Caritas Australia welcomes and encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants for all advertised positions.
Caritas Australia recognises the personal dignity and rights of children towards whom it has a special responsibility and duty of care and respect. The successful candidate will be required to undergo a National Criminal History Record Check.

Handel's Messiah


Position Vacant - Director, Professional Standards Office NSW/ACT

Applications are being considered for the position of Director, Professional Standards Office NSW/ACT. Full time role based in the Sydney CBD. For further information please contact Anthony Spata at REACH Human Resources on 0402 210 055 or anthony@reachhr.com.au


The Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima’s Visit to Chatswood Parish

To mark the centenary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima, the members of the Confraternity of Christ the Priest (http://christthepriest.com/pilgrim-statue-of-our-lady-of-fatima) are making available to the Parish the 1950s pilgrim statue from Portugal.

There will be an opportunity for devotions promoting the messages of the Blessed Virgin Mary from 1917. All are encouraged to take advantage of this particular time by hearing about the Fatima messages of the Immaculate Heart of Mary during this centenary anniversary of the apparitions, and one of the great miracles of modern time.

Special devotions will be held with an original statue from Fátima of Our Lady of the Immaculate Heart at Our Lady of Dolours Church, corner Kirk and Archer Streets, Chatswood. The statue will visit the parish on Saturday 2 December 2017. All are welcome.


Details of program as follows:
8.45 am Morning Prayer
9.00 am Mass
9.50 am Rosary 
10.15 am Fatima talk by Fr Gerard Ryan CCP, (with consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and prayers of healing)
11.00 am Benediction 


Westmead Old Boys Reunion

Members of the St Vincent's Westmead Old Boys Association are invited to the Annual Mass and 96th reunion.

Date: Sunday 26 November 2017

Time: 11.00am

Venue: Sacred Heart Church, 14 Ralph Street, Westmead

Lunch: BBQ lunch @ 12.30pm

Enquiries: Bob McDonald on 0417 214 822.


Mission to fight poverty

Catholic communities all over the world are looking for teachers, health and community development workers, administrators and others to mentor workers in their fields of expertise. See more than 40 volunteer positions at www.palms.org.au/projects/

The positions would suit anybody with the appropriate qualifications. Healthy retired people find it a most gratifying and stimulating mission. Australian donors cover your costs and outstanding support is provided through the church’s single biggest global volunteer mission agency.

Want to hear more from returned volunteers?
Information Session: Time: Wednesday 29 November, 5:45 - 7:00 pm
Place: Save the Children office,
Suite 302 (Level 3), 418a Elizabeth St, Surry Hills
Entrance to the building is on Devonshire St.

St Benedict's Monastery - Christian Meditation and Renewal Day

The last Christian Meditation Introduction and Renewal Day for 2017 at St Benedict's Monastery, 121 Arcadia Rd, Arcadia is on Sunday, 19th November.

Arrival is 10am for 10:30am. Presentations, Meditation and Mass. BYO picnic lunch, tea and coffee provided. Books and DVDs available for purchase.

Registration on arrival. Voluntary Donation to the monks. Day closes around 3pm. Accommodation may be available at the monastery, ring: Br Terry 0438 282 318

Other enquires: Ann Lomas 9456 4775 / atlomas@bigpond.com or Ann Bergman 9498 2625 / annie_bergman@hotmail.com


PRAISEFEST at Wahroonga 24 November

Join young people from across the Diocese at Wahroonga Parish for our next CYBB PRAISEFEST! Get a chance to catch up with friends while enjoying our pre event Festival, encounter God through vibrant & honest worship, and join us as we have our CYBB pilgrim blessing for ACYF! This evening will also serve as our CYBB launch for the 2018 Year of Youth. A light dinner will be provided from 6:00pm before our night begins.
When: Friday 24 November 2017, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: Prouille Primary School Hall, 5 Water St, Wahroonga
RSVP: youth@dbb.org.au

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For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me … Matthew 25:35

There are children in our community who have been through experiences few of us could begin to fathom and who, without our help, will go through a childhood without the love and support of a family.
There are families too who struggle daily, and as a result face the prospect of short and even long-term separation from their children.

We believe all children deserve a safe home, and by providing one we can help them build their self-esteem and develop the skills they need to succeed in life.

CatholicCare Diocese of Broken Bay is looking for everyday families who might consider taking a child or young person into their home - to love and support them whether for one or two nights, a few weeks, months, or long term. This just might be you …

If you have space in your home and room in your heart, please reach out now. You can attend our information evening, speak to one of our team or check out our website for more information.

Please help us help these children.
Thursday 23 November 7.00pm
Suite 1, 32 Central Coast Highway, West Gosford
CatholicCare Foster Care
P: (02) 4320 7700
E: catholiccarefostercare@dbb.org.au
W: catholiccaredbb.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: 24 - 26 November, 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.

Kimberley Catholic Volunteer Service


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 to manage the Warmun Retreat Centre in February. There are several other roles also available including a couple in Balgo to assist the priest in the running of the parish.

Placements are preferred for a period of 6 months.
For further details, and an application form, please contact:
Volunteer Coordinator Anneliese Rohr: 0415 526 142
Email: volunteers@broomediocese.org
Web: www.broomediocese.org
Mail: PO Box 76, BROOME WA 6725


Australia's First Religious Colouring-in Book for all ages

Based on the Passion of our Lord, this one of a kind hand illustrated adult colouring book, is a personal retreat for anyone who would like to take the time to walk with our Lord. There are no guidelines, and each experience will be as unique as the colour choices you make.

Illustrated and designed in Australia, this 88 page book with an amazing holographic cover and 40 pages to colour, can be a wonderful gift to a friend, relative, colleague or associate.

To order your copy visit www.40fied.com.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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