John 13:34

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Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas 2007

WISHING YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND

A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR

 

SEAN

 

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Christmas Mass Times

Monday - Christmas Eve
11am-12:30am - Reconciliation
7pm and 9pm - Vigil Masses
Midnight Mass

Tuesday - Christmas Day
7:30am, 9am, 10:30am

Please note that there is no evening mass on Christmas Day.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Reminder World Youth Day Stall New Years Eve



            Monday, 31st December:  Catholic Youth Campbelltown, a World Youth

Day Youth Group, is calling out to all young CHRISTIANS from ages 16

to 35 to be part of World Youth Day stall. Volunteers at the stall must

arrive between 5pm
and 6:30pm at the Campbelltown Library Car Park,

entrance via Hurley Street.



Sunday, December 16, 2007

Theatre Group - Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

Would you like to join a theatre group to see Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat at the Seymour Centre?

A Faithworx group will be going to the 2pm matinee on Saturday 22nd December.

RSVP to Sean on 0416 377 477 or email smp.donovan@gmail.com by Wednesday 19th.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Campbelltown City New Years Celebrations


       Monday, 31st December:  Catholic Youth Campbelltown, a World Youth

Day Youth Group, is calling out to all young CHRISTIANS from ages 16

to 35 to be part of World Youth Day stall. Volunteers at the stall must

arrive between 5pm
and 6:30pm at the Campbelltown Library Car Park,

entrance via Hurley Street.

World Youth Group Meeting


     Sunday, 16th December:  Catholic Youth Campbelltown, a World Youth

Day Youth Group, is calling out to all young CHRISTIANS from ages 16

to 35 to be part of World Youth Day 2008. A meeting is being hosted in

the St John the Evangelist Parish Hall, 35 Cordeaux Street, from 6pm.

Visitors Welcome. FREE ENTRY

World Youth Day Wollongong Celebrations

       Saturday, 8th December:  Catholic Youth Campbelltown, a World Youth Day Youth

Group, is calling out to all young CHRISTIANS from ages 16 to 35 to be part of World Youth

Day 2008. A FREE bus is departing the Campbelltown Catholic Club at 4pm this Saturday. It

will be going down to Wollongong for a dinner and concert with the Cross and Icon. The bus

will be arriving back to the Catholic Club around 10pm.


                 

      There will also be car rides departing St John's Car Park @ 9am and

5pm on Saturday traveling to Wollongong


Thursday, November 29, 2007

Advent Programme - Called and Gifted by Christ

Sunday 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd December

6:30pm-7:30pm

Where: St John's Hall Meeting Room

 

Our lives can become consumed with what we have to get now for ourselves and others. We can almost become defined by what we do, what we give and get. But Advent reminds us that we are defined by the great love of our God, incarnated in the extravagant gift of Jesus Christ to our world, a gift which could never be bought.

Join Marcia Majarich as she leads us through this four week Advent programme.

WYD 2008 Meeting



world youth day sydney 2008
campbelltown team meeting

Only 229 days to go before WYD08

Sunday, 2nd December, 6pm-6:30pm

You are invited to join the Campbelltown WYD08 team this Sunday at 6pm (right after 5pm mass) to discuss fundraising, WYD costs and registration, Homestay, and plans for the visit of the cross and icon to Campbelltown in March 2008.


Upcoming events:
* Saturday 8th December - Cross and Icon in Wollongong. Rock Mass 7pm @ St Mary's College, Wollongong. Overnight vigil at St Francis Xavier Cathedral.
* NYE - Koshigaya Park
* January Bunnings BBQ (Date TBC)

Next Year

* 26 January - Australia Day, Koshigaya Park

* 17 March - Ingleburn Alive Festival
* 26/27 March - Journey of the Cross in Campbelltown, Overnight vigil at St John's
* 4-6 April - Campbelltown Show
* 15-20 July - WYD week


Check out the web sites at
  http://www.wyd2008.org
  http://www.dow.org.au/wyd2008/home/



WYD Cross and Icon in Wollongong - would you like to help?

The WYD08 Cross and Icon are nearly in Wollongong.

We are looking for volunteers to help to ensure the smooth running of the program. If you would be able to help in any of these time slots please contact me as soon as possible. Contact Christy Honeysett, Youth and Young Adult Coordinator, mobile 0439 260 200, christy.honeysett@woll.catholic.org.au

VOLUNTEERS DURING THE BEACH WALK – SATURDAY MORNING 8 DECEMBER

1.       7.30am on the 8 December - Helping to set up and serve drinks (provided by McDonalds) at Bellambi Surf Club (need 2 people)

2.       8.30am on the 8 December - Helping to set up and serve drinks (provided by McDonalds) at Towradgi Surf Club (need 2 people)

3.       9.00am on the 8 December - Helping to set up and serve drinks (provided by McDonalds) at Fairy Meadow Surf Club (need 2 people)

4.       9.50am on the 8 December - Helping to set up and serve drinks (provided by McDonalds) at North Wollongong Surf Club (need 2 people)

 

VOLUNTEERS FOR CATHEDRAL MASS & LUNCH

1.       11.30 – 2.00pm: serving sandwiches with Catholic Women's League, setting up marquee and packing up afterwards (need 6 people)

2.       11.30 – 2.00pm: WYD Information table – answering questions about WYD08, help with clean up afterwards (2 people)

 

DINNER WITH THE CROSS AT MARKET PLACE

1.       3.00pm – 4.30pm: Assembling marquees, and food tables. Help with serving food (need 5 people)

 

YOUTH ROCK MASS   

1.       4.50pm – 6.30pm: Setting up St Mary's College hall- chairs, environment, altar etc (need 10 people)

2.       9.00pm – 10.00pm: Pack up after Mass (need 10 people)

3.       8.30pm – 9.00pm: Set up tea, coffee and biscuits for after Mass (someone who is not attending the Youth Rock Mass) (need 2 people)

 

LIGHTHOUSE DIOCESAN PICNIC - SUNDAY MORNING 9 DECEMBER

1.       10.30am – 2.00pm: Set up marquees, food and drinks etc and pack up afterwards (need 4 people)


We would GREATLY appreciate any help you could give us!

Warm Regards,

Christy Honeysett
Youth and Young Adult Coordinator
christy.honeysett@woll.catholic.org.au


Tuesday, November 27, 2007

World Youth Day Meeting


       Sunday 2nd December:  Catholic Youth Campbelltown, a World Youth

Day Youth Group, is calling out to all young CHRISTIANS from ages 16
 
to 35 to be part of World Youth Day 2008. A meeting is being hosted in
 
the St John the Evangelist Parish Hall, 35 Cordeaux Street, from 6pm
.

Visitors Welcome. FREE ENTRY

Friday, November 23, 2007

St Johns Bush Dance

        Saturday 24th November, 7pm:  Catholic Youth Campbelltown, a

WorldYouth Day Youth Group, is holding a world youth day stall as part of 

the
St John's Bush Dance to Celebrate Advent. The Bush Dance is being

hosted in the St John the Evangelist Parish Hall, 35 Cordeaux Street, Visitors

Welcome. FREE ENTRY

Youth Mission Team 2008!

The Youth Mission Team are looking for young Catholic men or women to join their ministry in 2008. This is a great opportunity! Please have a look at the information below, and to find out more about the details of the team see http://www.dow.org.au/93 or www.ymt.com.au.


Thursday, November 22, 2007

Upcoming Events at St John's

Upcoming Events at St John's

___________________________________________________________________________

Saturday 24th November , 7pm

St John's Bush Dance to Celebrate Advent
Where:  St John's Hall, Cordeaux St, Campbelltown

You're invited to celebrate Advent, the Church's New Year, with us! RSVP: Del Edwards on (02) 46 262 413

___________________________________________________________________________

Saturday 24th November, 7pm-late
Battle of the Bands - CYC Event

At the UniCentre, Wollongong Uni. A great night with some 15 youth bands competing for great prizes. $5 at the door.

Contact: Greg Simoni at simoni1@iinet.net.au or Brother John on 0409 450 239.

____________________________________________________________________________

Sunday 25th November, 6:30pm-7:30pm
Faithworx Jesus' Sermon on the Mount
Where: St John's Hall, Meeting Room

In part two of our look at the New Testament Gospel of Matthew Chapters 5 to 7, Father George Condookala will explain the meaning and answer questions about this essential text. All welcome.

____________________________________________________________________________

Sunday 2nd December, 6pm-6:30pm
WYD Meeting
Where: St John's Hall Meeting Room

Come along to help plan and be a part of the WYD 2008. Join the team! Contact Brother John on 0409 450 239.

_____________________________________________________________________________

Sunday 2nd December, 6:30pm-7:30pm
Faithworx Advent Programme - Called and Gifted by Christ
Where: St John's Hall Meeting Room

Join Marcia Majarich as she leads us through this four week Advent programme.

Our lives can become consumed with what we have to get now for ourselves and others. We can almost become defined by what we do, what we give and get. But Advent reminds us that we are defined by the great love of our God, incarnated in the extravagant gift of Jesus Christ to our world, a gift which could never be bought.

_____________________________________________________________________________

Sunday 2nd December, 6pm-8pm
CYC Meeting
Where: St John's Hall

Calling all catholic youth! Come along to Catholic Youth Campbelltown to join in praise and worship of Our Lord, Jesus, and make new friends. Help to ACTiV8 the Spirit in Campbelltown.

Contact: Greg Simoni at simoni1@iinet.net.au or Brother John on 0409 450 239.

Monday, November 19, 2007

St John's Bush Dance to Celebrate Advent - Saturday 24th November - 7pm

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

You're invited to celebrate Advent, the Church's New Year, with us!

When:  Saturday, 24th November 2007
            at 7pm (immediately after vigil mass)
Where: St John's Hall, Cordeaux St, Campbelltown
BYO:    Nibblies and Drinks
Dress:  Country and Western

A bush band will provide the evening's entertainment.

Hot finger food, tea and coffee will be available.

RSVP: Del Edwards on (02) 46 262 413 by Wednesday 21st November


Thursday, November 15, 2007

WYD 2008 - Meeting Notes 20071104

Notes from combined CYC & WYD team Meeting
Sunday 04.11.2007
6pm
St John's Parish Hall Meeting Room

1. Opening Prayer

2. Attendance - Check book **
Apologies -

3. Reports
a. CYC and YouthFest events - Successfully run. Thanks to everyone concerned. Also thanks to organisation of accomodation for the NET Ministry team. Feedback: Bands and testimonials were a good feature.

4. Promotions/Fundraisers
a. Shirts/Hats - Now selling. Still awaiting bucket hats.
b. Merchandise - Now selling.
c. Bunnings BBQ - Insurance certificate obtained. CD/YD will book for four Saturdays from January. CD has written a list of the public liability requirements and contacts for future reference. CD to type up and send to SD to distribute and put on the web so everyone can access.
d. Cadbury Chocolate boxes - 20 boxes received (1 already sold). Please take a box for sale and pay DB $48. Decided to sell after each mass next weekend: 6pm - Ivanna, Daniel (poss.), Nicole G; 7:30am Dianne B; 9am+10:30am CD, YD; 5pm - Nicky L, Cathryn
e. Fisher's Ghost Parade - A small contingent participated in the parade. In addition a stall was staffed for the Combined Churches Family Fun Festival at Koshigaya Park.

5. Publicity
a. As above.

6. HomeStay - MW/PW
a. Homestay talk given at masses on 3/4 November. Thanks to presenters. 7 forms taken today, 6 logged online, 2 at festival. 13 have requested more information and 19 completed applications. 40 beds confirmed on existing support, and looks like 100 with those from this weekend. The total requirement/request is for 600 beds in Campbelltown.
b. MW suggests at follow-up at masses in 5-6 weeks
c. The Homestay information has been added as a permanent note to the bulletin.
d. There was a discussion of the process for Homestay evaluation. It was suggested that CYC members may like to host people from overseas to make contacts for future travel.

7. Upcoming Events
a. Fishers Ghost Street Fair Saturday 10th November - CB.
- JV noted that although the insurance certificate was obtained, we were advised that all stalls had already been taken.
- It was agreed to meet at the church at 11:30am wearing shirts and walk down through the street fair to be visible and possibly sell chocolates.
(subsequent note: On Thursday 8th we were advised that a stall had become available. Hasty arrangements were made and we did indeed have a merchandise stall at the Street Fair. Thanks to all.)

b. CYC - Sunday 18th November 6pm

c. Parish "New Year" Bush Dance - Saturday 24th November
- This is now confirmed. Promotion at next week's masses.

d. January Bunnings BBQ (Date TBC)

e. Ingleburn Alive Festival - 17th March
- Contact to be made with Macquarie Fields, Holy Family church

f. Journey of the Cross in Campbelltown - Wednesday 26th March
- It was noted that an organising meeting for Campbelltown was held on Monday 22nd October but we did not find out about this until afterwards. We have been forwarded notes from the meeting. St John's is indicated only as "overnight - low key". It has been previously suggested that we will have an all-night vigil with exposition and possibly a mass in the evening and/or morning. It was noted that Fred Borg would be the person to discuss any matters/logistics associated with the journey from the Arts centre to St Johns. GS suggested a procession down Queen St and up Cordeaux St.

g. Campbelltown Show - 4-6 April

h. WYD08 week - Monday 14th July to Sunday 20 July
- It was noted that pilgrims need to register individually or as a group from the Parish in order to get a place in the venues during the week. There is a cost of arounf $300+ dollars per person depending on the programme chosen to pay for transport, seminars, food, etc. Fundraising activities, once costs are paid, will help to defray (or perhaps cover fully) these costs.


8. Positions Vacant
a. Transport co-ordinator - Still vacant

9. Other Business
- Suggestions for future CYC meetings: (i) Excursion to Sculptures by the Sea at Bondi - It is noted that permission consent forms for U18's need to be completed before an excursion can be undertaken. (ii) Green Church project - Details provided of speakers who are available to come and present on global warming and green church opportunities.

10. Closing Prayer - WYD Song

Next Meeting Sunday 18th November 6pm

French Christmas Concert

The youth of the French-speaking community invites you to a Christmas Concert on Sunday December 9 from 1-3 p.m. at St. Raphael's Church, 82 George Street, South Hurstville. Cost is $10. This event will include:

* Christmas carols performed by the different French-Speaking Catholic Communities throughout Sydney.

* Information about World Youth Day and how to register.

* Information about the Homestay Programme.

* Information about the French-Chaplaincy in Sydney

* Prayers and testimonies

* Food on sale after the event.

All proceeds from the event will go towards sending our French-speaking youth to World Youth Day. Donations welcome.

Please contact

Fr Jan Chrzczonowicz 0412 786 245 OR Dominique Farah 0404 087 378 for bookings and additional details.


Friday, November 9, 2007

Fishers Ghost Street Fair

Greetings All!

The Spirit has worked in our favour and provided an opportunity to have a stall at the street fair on Saturday. We know this is short notice, but we can do with some people to help out through the day, particularly the afternoon.

The stall is site Number 3 at the start which is near the entrance to Queen St where it meets Cordeaux, it is on the left hand side of the road going down Queen St. Hours of operation are from 10am to 4pm, and we need to be set up before 9am. We have the banners from Wollongong and our Campbelltown banner.

If you are interested in helping out can you email smp.donovan@gmail.com and indicate which of the following times you can come.

8:30-10:30 Setup + start
10:30-12:30
12:30-2:30                                   *** Help needed
2:30-4:30 Close and pack up         *** Help needed

If you aren't able to help out, please still come and visit the stall on Saturday.

Peace
Sean

 

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Fisher's Ghost Fair

Catholic Youth Campbelltown, a World Youth Day Youth

Group, is calling out to all young CHRISTIANS from ages 16 to

35 to be part of World Youth Day stall. Volunteers at the stall

must arrive between 10am
and 4pm at stall site No: 3, near the

entrance to Queen St where it meets Cordeaux Street.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Vote 1 Jesus - Sunday 11th November - 6pm

Vote

1

Jesus


Why you should give Jesus your vote for the future of Australia in 2007 and beyond


"Love One Another"


A Fair Go for All

Law and Order

Economic Sense

Better Health

Social Policy and Education

Trustworthiness


For a full text of Jesus' policy launch open your bible to the New Testament Gospel of Matthew Chapters 5 to 7.


Or come along to hear the message for yourself this Sunday at 6pm in the St John's Parish Hall.




Fwd: WYD Battle of the Bands - Applications due soon!



---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Christy Honeysett <christy.honeysett@woll.catholic.org.au >
Date: 5 Nov 2007 16:27
Subject: WYD Battle of the Bands - Applications due soon!
To: Christy Honeysett <christy.honeysett@woll.catholic.org.au >

Applications to perform at the World Youth Day Battle of the Bands on 24 November close THIS FRIDAY!

If you know any musicians (bands or solo) aged 12-35 years from Wollongong Diocese who can perform 2 songs (original or copies) that are in the spirit of World Youth Day, invite them to apply! Prizes include a 3 day studio recording package and EP, guitars, heaps of music shop vouchers etc. Check out www.myspace.com/wydbandcomp for more details and the application form.

 

 

Christy Honeysett

 

Friday, November 2, 2007

WYD 2008


world youth day sydney 2008
campbelltown team meeting

Only 256 days to go before WYD08


Saturday, Fishers Ghost Parade - You are invited to join the Campbelltown WYD08 team  for the Fishers Ghost parade on Saturday. Our march order number is 63 and our assembly area is the Old Campbelltown Showground - Entry via Queen Street into KING Street, Campbelltown. You must arrive at the assembly area before 12:00 noon.

Sunday, Campbelltown team meeting - You are invited to join the Campbelltown WYD08 team this Sunday 4th November at 6pm, right after 5pm mass. Join in the Youth Group, Promotions, and Home Stay teams. Organising for the upcoming events and Journey of the Cross and Icon (JCI).

WYD Merchandise - Show your support by purchasing some of the variety of fundraising merchandise available from the WYD team. Money raised by the WYD HQ goes toward sponsoring youth from less affluent countries to attend WYD. Money raised locally goes toward paying for WYD and Catholic Youth activities and promotions in Campbelltown.


Upcoming events:
* Saturday 3 November - Festival of Fisher's Ghost Street Parade
* Saturday 10 November - Festival of Fisher's Ghost Street Fair
* Satuday 8 December - JCI Workshop

Next Year
* 26/27 March - Journey of the Cross in Campbelltown, Overnight vigil at St John's
* 15-20 July - WYD week


Check out the web sites at
  http://www.wyd2008.org
  http://www.dow.org.au/wyd2008/home/



Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Fishers Ghost Parade - Saturday

Calling all Catholics!

If you are up to a little walking, you are invited to come with us in the Fisher's Ghost parade this Saturday, the 3rd of November. We also need plenty of fit young people to carry the banners. We want as many people as possible to turn out for Jesus, so pass this message on to everyone you know.

Our march order number is 63 and our assembly area is the Old Campbelltown Showground - Entry via Queen Street into KING Street, Campbelltown. You must arrive at the assembly area before 12:00 noon.

Look for the bright blue WYD shirts! Bring water and wear comfortable shoes.

The parade will finish with the Combined Churches Family Fun Festival at Koshigaya Park.


Monday, October 29, 2007

Catholic Youth Campbelltown meeting


·         Sunday, 4th November:  Catholic Youth Campbelltown,

a
World Youth Day Youth Group, is calling out to all

young CHRISTIANS from ages 16 to 35 to be part of

World Youth Day 2008. A meeting is being hosted in the

St John
the Evangelist Parish Hall, 35 Cordeaux Street,

from 6pm. Visitors Welcome. FREE ENTRY

See you there on Sunday after the 5pm mass,

Greg


FISHER'S GHOST PARADE

·         Saturday, 3rd November:  Catholic Youth Campbelltown, a World Youth Day Youth Group, is calling out to all young CHRISTIANS from ages 16 to 35 to be part of World Youth Day Parade. Participants in the Parade must arrive before 12 noon at the old Campbelltown Showground (via Queen Street into King Street, Campbelltown)



See you all there on Saturday,

Greg.

Friday, October 26, 2007

FaithWorx - Understanding the Mass - Sunday 6pm


You are invited to attend a discussion on

Understanding the Mass

lead by Kevin Davies



Come along at 6pm on Sunday to join a discussion with Kevin Davies looking at the background and meaning of various parts of the Catholic Mass. This evening Kevin will continue to look at a couple of selected areas of particular interest.

Copies of the reference book sections will be available to reflect upon during the discussion.

Date: Sunday 26th October
Time: 6pm-7pm
Place: St John's Hall, Meeting Room





Monday, October 15, 2007

CYC Meeting 21st October 6pm


WYD 2008 - Meeting Notes 20071007

Notes from WYD team Meeting
Sunday 07.10.2007
6pm
St John's Parish Hall Meeting Room

1. Opening Prayer - WYD Song

2. Attendance - Sean Donovan, Greg Simoni, Yuti Diack, Clayton Diack, Dianne Byrnes, Carolyn Baragry, Kylie Moody, Marylyn Elias, Ivanna Goodall, John Verhoeven
Apologies - Mary Law, Erin Byrnes, Kerry McDonald, Pat and Mick Webb, Craig Cockroft

3. Reports
a. Prohibited Employment Declaration Forms - JV
b. Treasurer's Report - CB. Cash at hand from shirt sales $400.
c. Media Report - GS. Examples of local media coverage tabled. Dates for Youth Events distributed to local churches, schools and media. Noted that the term break at the schools hampered getting the message out.

4. Promotions/Fundraisers
a. Shirts/Hats - SD. Shirts now available. Noted the need to order additional small and medium sizes as these have run out. Will enquire about  bucket hats with embroidered logo.
b. Other materials/hats - JV. Advised still need to follow up on these items. Another source for some fundraising items was also found at Brookvale and will be contacted.
c. Bunnings BBQ - CD advised that the Bunnings BBQ can be booked for Saturday or Sunday for fundraising. Bunnings provide BBQ and gas, the group would provide all food and drink. Would need to staff from 9am to 3pm and clean-up. $50 deposit required which is returned following return of the cleaned BBQ. Need to show parish public liability insurance to book. JV to provide to CD. Agreed to book a Saturday each month starting from January.
d. Fundraising Week - YD suggested a fundraising week, perhaps a chocolate drive or Krispy Kreme. DB to investigate Cadbury Chocolate fundraisers.
e. Banner - CB/CD. Agreed on the CYC name and design. Will proceed to organise banner prior to YouthFest.

5. Youth Group
a. Veritas Shirts - CD. Agreed to proceed with a few of these screen printed shirts ahead of the YouthFest. Estimated sale price about $20.
b. Future Youth Group Dates - JV provided a list of all the future CYC dates to the end of 2008.


6. Upcoming Events

a. CYC Event 21st October
- Estimate 25 people will attend.
- Talk to be given by WYD team members following masses next weekend with handouts following mass. WYD shirts to be worn so people recognise the team. JV will prepare an overhead slide. Vigil - GS, 7.30am - EB, 9am - KM, 10am - CD/YD, 5pm - GS
- CD/YD will organise food. It was noted that food purchased could be frozen and may cover both the CYC and YouthFest. "Oldies" to handle BBQ while the youth group meeting is in progress.
- CD advised that Karin Ransden and Sari Blenkinsopp will give testimony and run the central hour of the meeting.
- GS advised that the church rock group had agreed to play. It was suggested that the band could play prior to the testimonies, as people arrive, and then during the BBQ.
- GS/YD to complete an agenda for the evening and circulate.

b. YouthFest 27th October
- Tabled letters from Christy Honeysett outlining the format of the evening. Estimated 80 people to attend. Need for us to cater and youth group members to meet/greet arrivals.
- We need to find accomodation for the 12 members of the NET ministry for the Saturday night. JV to raise with MW/PW to see if homestay volunteers can provide.

c. Fishers Ghost Parade Saturday 3rd November and Street Fair Saturday 10th November - CB.

d. Parish "New Year" Bush Dance - Saturday 24th November

e. Journey of the Cross in Campbelltown - Wednesday 26th March

f. WYD08 week - Monday 14th July to Sunday 20 July


6. Positions Vacant
a. Transport co-ordinator - Still vacant

7. Closing Prayer

Next Meeting Sunday 21st October 6pm (during the youth group meeting)

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Theology of the Body

You are invited to a Cafe-style presentation on the

Theology of the Body

with
Christopher West
 

This highly recommended series will run each Friday night at 7:30pm throughout October in St John's Hall.
 
Drawing on Pope John Paul IIs Theology of the Body, Christopher West shares Gods original plan for marriage and sexuality. Christopher provides an understanding of this plan and how it gives profound meaning to all our lives – married, single, and consecrated celibates.

Bring along your friends. For catering purposes please book your place by contacting Br John on 0409 450 239

For more information: http://www.christopherwest.com/theologyofthebody.asp





Friday, October 5, 2007

WYD Shirts Now Available

Hi!

Just to let you know that the Campbelltown WYD team shirts have arrived and look fantastic! There are only 20 of the first run left, be quick to reserve yours if you haven't already - only $40.

Sean

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Inaugural Against the Grain World youth day meeting

The Inaugural Against the Grain World Youth Day meeting will be held at:

     St John the Evangelist Parish Hall (35 Cordeaux Street  

     Campbelltown)


·         Sunday, 21stOctober, 6pm-7:30pm.

SEE ATTACHMENT

YOUTHFEST: ‘You will receive the power’- What Power??


A YOUTHFEST will be hosted in St John the Evangelist Parish Hall
Saturday, 27th  October, 7:30pm- 10:30 pm

SEE ATTACHMENT

Against the Grain World Youth Day Christian Group meeting


Against the Grain, a World Youth Day Youth Group meeting is being hosted in the St John the Evangelist Parish Hall, 35 Cordeaux Street, from 6pm

SEE ATTACHMENT


YouthFest October 27


Wednesday, October 3, 2007

WYD 2008 meeting



world youth day sydney 2008
campbelltown team news

Only 286 days to go before WYD08


campbelltown team meeting - You are invited to join the Campbelltown WYD08 team this Sunday at 6pm, right after 5pm mass. Join in the Youth Group, Promotions, and Home Stay teams. Organising for the upcoming youth event and Fisher's Ghost.

team shirts and caps - Campbelltown WYD team shirts and caps are on the way.  Shirt and cap pack only $40 in sizes XXL, XL, L and M. Please send your order to Sean Donovan at smp.donovan@gmail.com and payments to Carolyn Baragry.


Upcoming events:
* Saturday 27th October - Youth Event Macarthur
* Saturday 3 November - Festival of Fisher's Ghost Street Parade
* Saturday 10 November - Festival of Fisher's Ghost Street Fair

Next Year
* 26/27 March - Journey of the Cross in Campbelltown, Overnight vigil at St John's
* 15-20 July - WYD week


Check out the web sites at
  http://www.wyd2008.org
  http://www.dow.org.au/wyd2008/home/



Wednesday, September 26, 2007

FaithWorx - Understanding the Mass - Sunday 6pm

You are invited to attend a discussion on

Understanding the Mass

led by Kevin Davies



Come along at 6pm on Sunday to join a discussion with Kevin Davies looking at the background and meaning of various parts of the Catholic Mass. This evening will look at a couple of selected areas of particular interest.

Copies of the reference book will be available to reflect upon during the discussion.

Date: Sunday 30th September
Time: 6pm-7pm
Place: St John's Hall, Meeting Room





Tuesday, September 25, 2007

WYD 2008 - Meeting Notes 20070923



world youth day sydney 2008
campbelltown team

Only 294 days to go before WYD08

Notes from team Meeting
Sunday 23.09.2007
6pm
St John's Parish Hall Meeting Room

1. Opening Prayer

2. Attendance - Sean Donovan, Greg Simoni, Mick Webb, Pat Webb, Yuti Diack, Clayton Diack, Erin Byrnes, Dianne Byrnes, Carolyn Baragry, Kylie Moody, Craig Cockroft, Michael Healy, Mary Law.
Apologies - Marylyn Elias, John Verhoeven, Kerry McDonald

3. Prohibited Employment Declaration Forms

4. Reports

a. St John's Fete
GS and CB reported that the stall promoting WYD at the St John's Fete was good practice for future events and provided visibility. WYD posters around the stall and the WYD song and other young Christian music played through the day. WYD Materials handed out. 15 new people interested in participation with the youth group. Free competition for two childrens/seniors movie vouchers drawn at 3pm (winner Lisa Van Loon). Visitors book. It was noted that for the future we should have more signage/banner(s) and merchandise to sell. Unfortunately the uniforms and merchandise were not delivered in time for the Fete.

Two quotes have been obtained for banners (a smaller one for ~$165 and a larger for ~$360). CB and CD will decide on an appropriate banner (or banners) and order.

b. T-Shirts and Hats
SD reported that an initial 25 shirts have been ordered. Thanks to Fr Michael for providing the cheque to pay for the shirts (Please pay $40 for shirt and hat ASAP so that we can pay this back). The embroidery is still being worked on. SD advised that he was not yet happy with the sample provided on Thursday and has asked for some further changes. The hats have been ordered from the WYD site, however they will not despatch these until they have received payment. We are awaiting the invoice.

CD presented some designs for youth T-Shirts, etc and the Youth Group Logo. It was noted that "Against the Grain" seems to have a negative connotation among young people approached, and it was agreed that "Catholic Youth Campbelltown" would be an appropriate youth group name. Use of the wording "Libera Veritas" or "Veritas" with the images was agreed.

c. Youth Group
GS advised that the first official meeting is planned for the 21st October and will be promoted through schools newsletters, parish announcements, newspapers and radio. A permission consent form for under-18's has been reproduced from the Wollongong Diocese youth group manual. Suggestions from the previous meeting included a 6pm start, 2 hour duration, guest speaker (testimony), live band, trivia, raffle, and BBQ with free entry. YMT in Wollongong will be approached to assist. Outcomes from this meeting will include future youth group events, group excursions, world youth day planning, and the filling of youth roles (office bearers).

MW suggested that the personal approach targeting specific potential youth leaders would help a successful outcome.

d. Media
GS advised that the Chronicle, C91.3 and MCR-FM had all run promotional community items for the WYD stall at St John's fete. Samples of media releases for the Youth Group meeting were circulated.

e. Home Stay
MW and PW will attend a training session at the Polding Centre in Sydney on Thursday week. A number of forms have been distributed and information from the WYD Homestay manual.

5. Upcoming Events

a. Macarthur Youthfest - 27th October
This is to be run on Saturday 27th October (clarified, not 17th) by the Wollongong Diocese as part of the WYD lead-up. The parish hall has been booked for this on the 27th. GS to contact Christie Honeysett to confirm details.

b. Fishers Ghost Parade Saturday 3rd November and Street Fair Saturday 10th November
It was agreed that we should walk behind the banner(s) and hand out material rather than have a float. Groups in other Campbelltown parishes will be asked to walk with us in the parade. It was suggested that we could carry a cross in the parade. CB to make enquiries about how to book for the parade and street fair.

c. Journey of the Cross in Campbelltown - Wednesday 26th March
MH advised that he attended a planning meeting at the Catholic Club. UWS did not seem interested in hosting the cross on the day. St John's Parish will be responsible for hosting the cross from the Arts Centre to St John's and overnight. This will require fit people to carry the cross from the arts centre, a group (several strong people needed) to erect the cross in its stand for the evening and to unmount it again in the morning, and people to partake in an all-night vigil. Possibly also a mass in the evening, morning, or both. Some ideas from Broken Bay were circulated.

d. WYD08 week - Monday 14th July to Sunday 20 July
It was noted that some youth expressed an interest in sleeping out at Randwick during the week.


6. Positions Vacant
a. Treasurer - CB volunteered to take on the role of Treasurer
b. Transport co-ordinator - Still vacant

7. Other Business
a. MW moved a vote of thanks to all who helped at the Fete

8. Closing Prayer

Next Meeting Sunday 7th October 6pm


Tuesday, September 18, 2007

WYD 2008




world youth day sydney 2008
campbelltown team news

Only 301 days to go before WYD08


st john's school fete wyd stall - Please help out at the WYD stall. Contact Carolyn at cbaragry@marsdens.net.au
 
campbelltown team meeting - You are invited to join the Campbelltown WYD08 team this Sunday at 6pm, right after 5pm mass. Join in the Youth Group, Promotions, and Home Stay teams.

team shirts and caps - Campbelltown WYD team shirts and caps are on the way.  Shirt and cap pack only $40 in sizes XXL, XL, L and M. Please send your order to Sean Donovan at smp.donovan@gmail.com


Upcoming events:
* Saturday 22 September - St John's Fete
* Wednesday 17th October - Youth Event Macarthur
* Saturday 3 November - Festival of Fisher's Ghost Street Parade
* Saturday 10 November - Festival of Fisher's Ghost Street Fair


Check out the web sites at
  http://www.wyd2008.org
and
  http://www.dow.org.au/wyd2008/home/



Thursday, September 13, 2007

St Peter’s Anglican Church, at our 5th Annual Ecumenical Service on 16th September 2007 at 7.00 pm

Dear Friends,

Here is your invitation to make great use of your next Sunday Night.

The Anglican Church of Campbelltown is hosting a prayer Service from 7 pm this Sunday (16th September)

You are encouraged to attend. Attached is their official invitation.

Brought to you by F ai t h WorX

 

An Invitation To You.

An invitation is extended to you to join the Congregation of St Peter's Anglican Church, at our 5th Annual Ecumenical Service on 16th September 2007 at 7.00 pm.

 It will be a time of worship and Prayer for unity between Catholics and Anglicans,

but all denominations are welcome.

Our guest preacher will be the Catholic Bishop of Wollongong "Bishop Peter Ingham".

Fifty members from "The Macarthur Singers" will be leading us in worship and the whole service will be recorded.

Other guests will include the Poor Clare Nuns and the Lutheran Evangelical Sisters of Mary.

Please join us in this wonderful celebration. Supper will be provided afterwards.

The Service will be:-

The ORDER

for

EVENING

PRAYER

From

The BOOK of

COMMON

PRAYER

(1662)

 

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Notes from WYD08 Meeting

Notes from WYD08 Meeting
Sunday 9th September 2007 at 6pm
St John's Parish Hall Meeting Room
 
Next Meeting Date: Sunday 23rd September at 6pm
 
1. Receive the Power Anthem
 
2. Brother John reprised the timetable and activities for WYD08
 
3. Group split into three teams
a. Youth Group
b. Home Stay
c. Promotion
 
Notes of Promotion Meeting
c1. Prohibited Employment Declaration forms distributed for completion to Br John before the next meeting.
 
c2. Four people from Campbelltown attended the youth leadership training day on Saturday 8th September. The morning was spent discussing the duty of care requirements for youth groups. Afternoon covered public testimony skills.
 
c3. Upcoming Events
 
*** 22nd September Saturday - St John's Fete
Carolyn Baragry advised that a stall has been booked for the Fete. Materials and volunteers now required. Please contact Carolyn at cbaragry@marsdens.net.au
 
*** 17th October Wednesday - Youth Event Macarthur
Probably to be held in the St John's Hall. Details to be finalised.
 
*** 3rd November Saturday - Fisher's Ghost Street Parade
*** 10th November Saturday - Fisher's Ghost Street Fair
Carolyn Baragry to investigate how we can register for these events. Call for anyone who has a truck that would be available as a float for the Street Parade.
 
*** 26th March 2008 Wednesday - Journey of the Cross
 
*** April 2008 - Campbelltown Show
 
 
c4. Campbelltown WYD Banner
Kerry McDonald will follow up with her brother-in-law.
 
c5. Use of Logo
Sean Donovan advised that we have approval to use the logo for promotional events and correspondence. There are restrictions on the use of the logo with any other corporate or sponsorship logo's. A file has been provided by WYD of the official logo.
 
c6. Fundraising
Sean Donovan advised that the fundraising code has been obtained. However, much of the merchandise at the WYD shop is not available when using this code. A printout of available fundraising items was provided by Brother John. The team selected items to be purchased (hopefully to be delivered in time for the Fete) by Brother John.
 
c7. T-Shirts
Sean Donovan advised that no discount is available on the WYD shirts selected at the previous meeting. It will therefore be cheaper to have our own shirts made. Sean will organise these. If anyone knows a local Catholic supplier please let Sean know, otherwise he will use his usual supplier in Botany.
 
c8. Draft promotional letters
A list of local groups and media for promotion was provided by Greg Simoni. It was suggested that Brother John may be able to provide a longer list of local Christian and Catholic contacts.
 
Greg also provided sample media releases. Some improvements were suggested and passed on to Greg.
 
 
4. The full meeting reconvened with closing comments and prayer.
 
Next Meeting Date: Sunday 23rd September at 6pm
 

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

WYD 2008




world youth day sydney 2008
campbelltown team meeting



You are invited to join the Campbelltown WYD08 team this Sunday at 6pm, right after 5pm mass.

There are only 314 days to go before WYD08 in Sydney. Be a part of this global event of praise and worship. Use your talents for God! Youth and adults are welcome to participate.

Upcoming events:
* 8th September Saturday - Youth Leadership Training at Bellambi - Contact Christy Honeysett for further information on youth@dow.org.au
* 22nd September Saturday - St John's Fete
* Saturday 3 November - Festival of Fisher's Ghost Street Parade
* Saturday 10 November - Festival of Fisher's Ghost Street Fair


Check out the web sites at
  http://www.wyd2008.org
and
  http://www.dow.org.au/wyd2008/home/



Sunday, September 2, 2007

Parish Bulletin 2 September 2007

PARISH TIMETABLE THIS WEEK
MONDAY 9:30am Mass – St. Gregory the Great
TUESDAY NO MASS
WEDNESDAY Liturgy of the Word & Holy Communion at 9:30am
THURSDAY Liturgy of the Word & Holy Communion at 9:30am
FRIDAY 8:30am Mass
SATURDAY 8:00am Mass – Birth of the Virgin Mary

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION: Saturday 11:30am –12:30pm
5:00pm – 5:30pm

Twenty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
VIGIL Saturday 6:00pm
SUNDAY Masses at 7:30am, 9:00am, 10:30am & 5:00pm

CHILDREN’S LITURGY: 1st, 2nd & 3rd Sundays at 9:00am Mass

FRS. MICHAEL & GEORGE will be on ANNUAL CLERGY RETREAT from Monday to Friday this week. Please refer ALL Parish matters to the Parish Office between 9am & 3:30pm on 4625 8044

PLEASE PRAY FOR: ANNE HAGLEY; FRANCIS DONOVAN; BILL ZILLMAN; PAT COLLINS who died recently and for KIERAN DUNNE; BERNARD DALLI; GAITAN FARRUGIA; NICHOLAS GAVAGHAN; whose anniversaries occur at this time

Faith WorX will examine the Church in China this week. Sean Donovan, who recently spent a few weeks there, will present a paper on his findings. Come and hear the latest about this ‘Sleeping Dragon’ THIS Sunday 6:30 pm in the Hall.

A YOUTH GROUP is being set up in the Parish. A Meeting for Youth and Adults wishing to support the youth met today at 3 pm in the Parish Hall. Bring your friends to the OPENING MEETING on October 21st at 6.00 pm. Ring the Presbytery for if you can help prepare.

STEWARDSHIP cannot happen unless we care. What do you CARE about? If it doesn’t involve God, it won’t last very long! Bring your CARE to God this week. Eternity awaits…….

DIOCESAN LAUNCH OF WORLD MISSION MONTH: Theme “All the Churches for All the World”. An invitation is extended to Launch with Bishop Peter Ingham DD & Dr. Philip Gibbs svd, priest-theologian, film-maker & missionary, at 2pm Sunday 9 Sept at Campbelltown Catholic Club. Fr. Gibbs will show his documentary on HIV/aids in PNG “Mist in the Mountains”. Afternoon tea will be provided, RSVP Campbelltown Catholic Club on 4625 0000.

NEO-CATECHUMENAL WAY The talks are continuing in the Parish Hall on Monday & Thursday nights at 7:30pm. We invite you to come and listen and to have a concrete meeting with Jesus Christ. If you have any transport or babysitting needs then phone Mario/Margaret 4626 1423.

INVITATION to join a Diocesan Choir, any parishioner who would like to join a Diocesan choir for the Orchestral Mass at Bowral on 30 Sept. (Part of Tulip Festival) is invited to do so. Rehearsals will be conducted by Mr. Geoff Harvey, at Camden on Thursdays 13, 20, 27 Sept. at 7:30pm. RSVP Church Offices 4253 0900 by THIS Monday 3 September, 2007.

FRENCH SPEAKING MASS to celebrate the feast of Blessed Fr. Jacques Desiree Laval on Sunday 9 Sept at St. Therese’s Church 15 Garong Road, Lakemba at 3.00pm. Fr. Jan Chrzczonowicz will concelebrate the Mass.

INDONESIAN SPEAKING MASS at Mary, Mother of the Church, Macquarie Fields Sunday 9 Sept. at 5pm. Please bring puki syukur

ST. JOHN SCHOOL FETE SATURDAY 22 SEPTEMBER: The Fete committee advise that they are holding donation days for White Elephant, preloved toys, books/cds, craft items and plants etc. every SUNDAY until 9 Sept. from 10:30am – 12noon. Donations can be dropped off at the P & F shed behind the Presbytery (access via bottom car park) OR left at the School Office.

OFFICE OF DISABILITY The Good News Community is calling for interested volunteers to join us once a month (usually the first Saturday of the month 1pm-5pm) for social activities and/or outings such as ten pin bowling, golf driving range, Fisher’s Ghost Parade. For more details contact Sr. Jeanie Heininger sgs 0405 158 763 or email jeanieh@materdei.org.au

ROSTER: The roster of those able to help with DATA PROJECTION AT MASS is needing more volunteers. Thorough training is provided. Experience with power point is NOT essential, a monthly commitment is… Contact Bro. John if you can help.

THANKS TO THE CATHOLIC DEVELOPMENT FUND which recently assisted our Parish with the reimbursement of $3,000 to cover the cost of our recent parish computer update. The CDF is a financial ministry the Catholic Church in the Diocese of Wollongong and parishioners are asked to consider opening a savings or term deposit account with the Fund. Choosing the CDF, rather than a profit-oriented commercial organisation, provides an opportunity for a conscious commitment to support the many pastoral works of the Church. For further details call Trevor Kellam, Business Development Manager on 1800 047 703 or view details on the website http://www.cdfwollongong.org.au/.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

The Catholic Church in China




The Catholic Church in China
presented by Sean Donovan


The Holy Father issued, in late May 2007, his letter to Chinese Catholics calling for unity between the 'underground' and 'state sanctioned' members of the Church.

Sean Donovan has recently returned from two months study in Chinese International Relations at Fudan University in Shanghai where he wrote two papers on China's position in the globalised group of nations. As part of this work he completed a case study looking at the current situation of the Catholic Church in China. He also experienced the Catholic Church life in Shanghai and Beijing.

You are invited to come to a presentation and discussion of the history and status of the Catholic Church in China. Sean will discuss the  operation of the communist system in controlling Church activities and the ongoing persecution of Church members.

Where: St John's Hall Meeting Room
When: Sunday, 2nd September
Time: 6:30pm





Monday, August 27, 2007

WYD08 Meeting Notes

Notes from the WYD08 Meeting
Sunday 26 August 2007 at 6pm
St John's Parish Hall Meeting Room

Please let me know if there are any amendments required.
Next Meeting Date:  Sunday 9th September at 6pm


1. "Receive the Power" anthem - lyrics distributed and sung

2. The home stay co-ordinators will be Pat and Mick Webb. Anyone wishing to offer their homes for visiting pilgrims should contact Pat or Mick.

3. Calendar - Upcoming events

***  8th September Saturday - Youth Leadership Training

Youth Leadership Training - a day to inform and train people of any age interested in Catholic youth or young adult ministry. This is particularly important for those currently involved in leading a Catholic youth group, youth events or youth retreats or those intending to be involved in leading in the future.

Saturday 8 September 10.00am - 4.00pm at Xavier Centre Bond Street Bellambi

The day will include: Child Protection Information for youth groups, youth weekends & youth events, and Public Speaking and witnessing to your faith - a workshop on sharing your faith journey. Cost – gold coin donation. Lunch is provided. Contact Christy Honeysett for further information on youth@dow.org.au


*** 22nd September Saturday - St John's Fete

A stall is to be organised and manned through the day. Carolyn Baragry will make enquiries about getting a stall. Youth required to man on the stall.


*** 26th March 2008 Wednesday - Journey of the Cross (Heads Up)

The WYD cross will be in the Campbelltown area from 24th to 28th March 2008, but specifically in Campbelltown on 26th March. It will move from St Gregory's in the morning, to UWS at lunch, St Patrick's in the afternoon, then the Art Gallery for the main celebrations at 6pm, and then overnighting at St John the Evangelist. The cross will then move on to Narellan.



4. Support Teams - Co-ordinators

Home Stay - Pat and Mick Webb
Publicity/Fundraising - Greg Simoni - simoni1@iinet.com.au
Auxilliary/Functions - Carolyn Baragry - cbaragry@marsden.net.au

Positions still to be filled
Treasurer - Anyone good with accounts?
Transport - Arranging transport for those with no car

5. Promotions

*** Kerry McDonald will investigate contacts and opportunities for in-school promotions. Past WYD attendees to be asked to speak (please contact us if you know anyone who has attended).

*** Shirts - The WYD shirt selection was viewed and it was agreed that Campbelltown would use the bright blue collared shirts. These stand-out and will be readily identifiable as WYD. The Youth Group will also use these shirts until after WYD for consistency. Sean Donovan will lodge a request for a fundraiser code which will entitle us to a discount (percentage to be confirmed).

*** Greg Simoni tabled a draft WYD letter to be sent. We will apply for approval to use the WYD logo for the youth group. Greg advised that the Youth Group will meet next Sunday at 3pm. Greg will also contact the youth group co-ordinators at neighbouring parishes to find out what they are doing and arrange joint events.


6. Other items

*** Various newsletters and notes distributed
*** Prohibited Persons declaration forms will be available at the next meeting
*** It was agreed that meetings will be held each fortnight on Sunday at 6pm

Next Meeting Date:  Sunday 9th September at 6pm


PS.
Following the WYD meeting there was a talk by members of Cursillo ahead of their retreat next weekend. It was suggested that this may also be a good option for those wishing to experience grass-roots Christianity. The WOLLONGONG CATHOLIC CURSILLO will be running a weekend for MEN from 30 August to 2 September, and for WOMEN from 28 September to 1 October. Further details ring Kevin & Margaret French on 4628 9250.