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. 

St Anthony's Clovelly Centenary Celebrations

St Anthony’s Parish was formed in 1917, and St Anthony’s School opened in 1918.

Past parishioners, students and friends are cordially invited to the Centenary Mass on Sunday 21 May 2017 at 10.00am, at which Archbishop Anthony Fisher will be Principal Celebrant.

Refreshments will follow in the parish grounds. For more information or to indicate attendance,
email: centenary@stanthonyclovelly.org.au
Facebook: St Anthony's Clovelly Centenary

Eremos Retreat Day

Saturday 25 March 2017
10am - 4pm
Led by the the Eremos Retreat Team
Bundeena House.

See the flyer for more information

Men’s Lenten Retreat Day – Notre Dame Sydney

Saturday 8 April, 9:30am-4:30pm. The day will include: Mass; time for reflection and reconciliation; lunch; afternoon tea; and inspiring talks. This year we have three fantastic speakers who will present the sessions: • Bishop Richard Umbers • Fr Brendan Purcell • Fr James Baxter OP. The retreat will take place at The University of Notre Dame Australia on Broadway campus. Event is free, registration essential: http://www.trybooking.com/PERK or (02) 8204 4189.

Pope Francis’ Prayer Intention

 Pope Francis’ Prayer Intention for March is “Support for Persecuted Christians. That persecuted Christians may be supported by the prayers and material help of the whole Church”. This month, let’s unite our prayer with the prayer of suffering Christians around the world. For current stories, prayer ideas, and action suggestions please visit the Act Now for Persecuted Christians website and facebook page, at http://actnowforpersecutedchristians.weebly.com/ which is an initiative of the three Dioceses in our tri-Diocesan covenant.

CatholicCare - Manager Disability Futures

  • Opportunity to shape new services and build upon our person centred vision
  • Develop, lead and grow a diverse team
  • Take on the challenges of the evolving landscape in disability services
  • Circa $120k package and additional attractive Salary Packaging Options
  • NDIS transition

CatholicCare Diocese of Broken Bay is a diverse and innovative social care provider delivering children’s services education and care, disability services, a range of family support programs and therapeutic out of home care to 20,000+ children, young people, individuals and families in Northern Metropolitan Sydney and on the NSW Central Coast. Our Disabilities programs provide innovative and person centred options to support a range of participants and their carers across the Diocese. Based at Pennant Hills, this role is responsible for taking our Disability Futures business forward within the context of the NDIS.

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer and responsible for an $8 million budget and over 200 staff, you will build and shape the platform for our Disability Futures business to align with and grow alongside the requirements of the NDIS. You will:

  • Transform our service offerings to ensure we facilitate a person centred service delivery
  • Lead, mentor and develop our teams to ensure they are engaged and included in the transformation process and continue to focus on service excellence
  • Bring a sound commercial approach with a focus on engaging community, corporate and government partners to expand our reach on behalf of our participants

The role requires a commercially experienced leader with a background in change management, excellent stakeholder management skills, and an understanding of the disability sector. If you fulfil these requirements and have a passion for social care, and the desire to be part of an exciting period of change, please download the position description and instructions on how to apply from our website www.catholiccaredbb.org.au.

If you require any further information phone Lesley Arthur, HR Business Partner on 9481 2652.

Closing Date: 27 March 2017 at 9am

CatholicCare is a child-safe and child-friendly organisation – all staff must comply with our child-safe child-friendly policies and Code of Conduct. The successful applicant will be required to undergo a National Criminal History Check and comply with the relevant provisions of the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.

Annual May Procession in honour of Our Lady

The Annual May Procession in honour of Our Lady will be held at Waverley College on Sunday 7 May, commencing at 2:00pm.

All Old Boys of the College are warmly invited to attend.

A Lenten Invitation…

One of the beautiful faith traditions is the Stational Mass – a special opportunity that offers a way to greater prayer with the universal Church during particular seasons throughout the year.

Most Rev Peter A Comensoli is calling for the people of Broken Bay to join him in making the pilgrimage of Lenten Stational Masses in Broken Bay. 

Across our five Deaneries during Lent, all parishioners are invited to gather and pray as one body, We particularly welcome Parish RCIA teams to bring candidates who are being received into full communion with the Church, and their families. This is a wonderful opportunity for us all to encourage and pray for one another on this graced journey to Easter.

Please join us at one or all of the following Masses celebrated by Bishop Peter:

7 March 7.30pm Our Lady of the Rosary Church, The Entrance
14 March 7.30pm St John the Baptist Church, Woy Woy Peninsula
21 March 7.30pm St Kieran’s Church, Manly Vale
28 March 7.30pm Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, Waitara
4 April 7.30pm Our Lady of Dolours Church, Chatswood

Broken Bay Lenten lectio divina Resource

This year's Broken Bay Lenten resource features input from a number of Australian Bishops, who have generously shared with us their own reflections on the Scripture texts.

The booklet in PDF format is now available at www.dbb.org.au

The presentations have been recorded and the videos will be made available online each week during Lent. Lent commences 1 March.

Lenten Reflection Day

We warmly invite you to join us for our Lenten Reflection Day at Mount St Benedict Centre on Saturday 11 March. 10am - 3.30pm


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: 19-21 May at Mt Carmel Retreat Centre, Varroville, NSW

Bookings online at www.wwme.org.au or Bill and Ardell Sharpe on 02 4283 3435 or wsharpe@bigpond.net.au

Release of the film "Silence"

Silence tells the story of two Portuguese Jesuit missionaries who travel to Japan in search of their missing confrere at a time when Christianity was outlawed and their presence forbidden. Martin Scorsese’s Silence is a testament to the courage and conviction of those who witness to faith in Jesus Christ in the face of oppression and torture. Rated ‘MA15+’ for its contextualised violence, Silence has variously been described as “magnificent,” “beautiful,” and “masterful.” It’s a challenging reminder of the ultimate price paid by some in following Jesus, and bringing others to a relationship with him. Recommended viewing, Silence opens in theatres across the country on 16 February. For more information and to watch the trailer, go to http://www.transmissionfilms.com.au/films/silence


Light to the Nations Easter Youth Pilgrimage

Light to the Nations 2017 will be held from Holy Thursday to Easter Sunday, 13 - 16 April.

It promises to be a truly powerful renewal experience, held under a massive marquee in the beautiful bushland setting of Chevalier College, Bowral near local bush and farmland.

LTTN is for young people (16+) and the young at heart. Families are also most welcome to join in for this amazing experience.

For further details and to register Ph: 0432 228 250
Email : rego@lttn.org.au Web: www.lttn.org.au

The Royal Commission Final Hearings into the Catholic Church in Australia

The first of three weeks of final Hearings into the Catholic Church by the Royal Commission into the Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse is now coming to a close.

This first session has been a stark exposure of terrible statistics. Data tells us that over six decades, from 1950-2010, some 1,265 Catholic priests and religious were the subject of a child abuse claim.
For every entry in this overwhelming data, a child has suffered in some way through the actions of someone who should have cared for and protected them.

We recognise that as bad as this accounting is, there are many survivors of abuse that have not come forward, and perhaps never will. Our prayers remain constant for all those who have suffered.
Monday saw the first of the live-streamed Panel Sessions. Very Rev Fr David Ranson VG was invited to participate as an expert academic at the opening Panel, which sought to explore the areas of Structure, Governance and Culture within the Church in Australia. Fr David will again present on a Panel next Monday, 13 February, focusing on the formation of clergy and religious.

There is a great wealth of reporting being disseminated around the Hearings. A selection of items and summaries from the Truth Justice and Healing Council (TJHC) are updated on the Diocesan website daily for your information: www.dbb.org.au

The Hearings are streamed live, and the Commission website has full transcripts available: https://www.childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au/

Christian Meditation Introduction and Renewal Days for 2017

You are invited to the four Christian Meditation Introduction and Renewal Days for 2017
at St Benedict’s Monastery, 121 Arcadia Rd, Arcadia
Tel: 9653 1159
Sundays: 19 February, 21 May, 20 August and 19 November
Arrival: 10am for 10:30am
Presentations, Introduction to Christian Meditation, two periods of meditation, Eucharistic Celebration and information exchange.
Conclusion: around 3pm

Books and CDs are available for sale, BYO picnic lunch, tea and coffee provided.
Self- catering overnight accommodation may be available in the monastery guest house.
Contact Br Terry on 0438 282 318.
Enquires to Ann Bergman: anniebergman@hotmail.com or 9498 2625
Ann Lomas: atlomas@bigpond.com or 9456 4775

The Gospel of Matthew & John of the Cross

The Gospel of Matthew – this program offers a reflective insight into the Gospel with a view to living its message in our daily lives. It will focus particularly on how the Church had traditionally approached the reading of the Scriptures.

Dates: Tuesday Nights - 28th Feb, 7th, 21st & 28th March & 4th April
Time: 7:00pm
Course cost: $10 



John of the Cross is one of the greatest spiritual guides in our tradition. In the Spiritual Canticle he reflects on the journey to God from the beginning to its fulfilment in heaven. His wisdom for the spiritual journey has caused him to be made a Doctor of the Church.

Dates: Wednesday Nights - 1st, 8th, 22nd, 29th March & 5th April
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Course cost: $10 per night

TO REGISTER CALL OR EMAIL: Sally 9398 2211 or sally@thecentre.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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