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John 13:34

love one another as I have loved you

John 13:34

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Parish Bulletin 22 July, 2007

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL: Next meeting, THIS Friday 27 July, 7:30pm in the Presbytery.
DIOCESAN OFFICE OF DISABLITTY: People with physical, intellectual or other disability are asked to contact Jacinta Wall re their experience accessing their local church or parish activities or requiring assistance with Sacramental preparation. Phone Jacinta 4228 9059.

MARRIAGE ANNIVERSARIES MASS: If you are celebrating 25, 40, 50 or 60 years of Marriage this year, and would like an invitation to the Mass to be celebrated by Bishop Ingham at the Cathedral on Sunday 5 August, please contact the Diocesan Offices on 4253 0900.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL ANNUAL DOORKNOCK APPEAL 18 TO 26 AUGUST: Doorknock Coordinator(s) needed Contact Robyn 4627 9299

STEWARDSHIP has many faces. As part of the Catholic Community in Campbelltown, you have a part to play. How much do you know about the Catholic Community here? Ask someone about it this week.

WYD 08: People wishing to help with World Youth Day 2008 are invited to complete the form at each Church door. You will be contacted about the area(s) in which you wish to help, later in the week.

SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM: We welcome and pray for EMILY CLARE FENTON who was baptised in our parish recently

ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST CONFERENCE OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL invite current and past members to a light luncheon and chat at noon on Sunday 29 July. Details ring Bob 4625 3930

JOHN THERRY CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL REUNION – YEAR 12 1997 & YEAR 10 1995 on 3 November2007 at Campbelltown Catholic Club. If you were a student or teach please send your contact details to or contact Melinda Haskett on 0405 392 825.

ST. JOHN SCHOOL FETE SATURDAY 22 SEPTEMBER: The Fete committee advise that they are holding donation days for White Elephant, preloved toys, books/cd, craft items and plants etc. every week starting 12 August to 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. .

Friday, July 20, 2007

World Youth Day 2008 Ideas Meeting

A group of volunteers, offering to help make WYD08 memorable, will meet on Saturday afternoon, at 2.30 pm in the Parish Meeting Room.
One of the goals of this time will be to give the youth of the parish a chance to form and strengthen enduring friendships within the environment of a caring parish.
We need everybody to spread the word, for this life enhancing opportunity.
Please use this blog to record your own ideas and plans, so that this occasion will be beneficial to the greatest number possible.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

FaithWorx - Theology of the Body - Sunday 6:30pm

Theology of the Body

Christopher West
When: Sunday 6:30pm
Where: St John's Hall Meeting Room
Dates: 15th July, 22nd July, 29th July, 5th August
You are invited to view this ground-breaking DVD series over four Sunday nights beginning this weekend.
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.

As a champion of the Popes revolutionary "theology" of the body, West points out the profound misunderstanding of what we understand male and female to mean. The Holy Father teaches that human lifes dignity and balance depends at every moment on "who woman will be for man and who man will be for woman." Gods plan of life and love is literally stamped in our bodies, and we reject this plan at our own peril.

The Theology of the Body has been called "one of the boldest reconfiguration of Catholic theology in centuries," according to the papal biographer, George Weigel. It addresses some of the most fundamental and important questions of human existence, including:

Why were we created male and female?
Where do we come from and why?
What is the meaning of life? How do we experience it?
Why is their evil in the world and how do we overcome it?
Outline of Talks:

Talk 1: What is the Theology of the Body & Why Is It So Important?

Talk 2: The Creation & Redemption of Man and Woman

Talk 3: The Resurrection of the Body & the Heavenly Marriage

Talk 4: The Sacrament of Marriage & the Language of Sexual Love


This presentation is perfect for adult formation!

Learn how Pope John Paul II's theology of the body is the answer to the crisis of our times and gain an understanding of the body as a "Theology"
Learn how Christ points us back to "the Beginning" & "Original Solitude", as we are called to live in Relationship.
Learn how Christ points us to the future, the "Beatific Vision" & Eternal Life
Learn how intertwined questions of sex are with the ultimate questions we ask about life, the mystery of God, and how to attain lasting happiness.
When: Sunday 6:30pm
Where: St John's Hall Meeting Room
Dates: 15th July, 22nd July, 29th July, 5th August
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Wednesday, July 4, 2007

FaithWorx - Movies worth Talking About - Sunday 6:30

You are invited to join the discussion this Sunday as FaithWorx explores
Movies Worth Talking About
It seems that the movies that get the big promotions or all the talk these days are either violent gore-fests or fanciful trifles. Truly engaging, thought provoking and meaningful movies only get exposure through word of mouth and recommendations.
Join the group this Sunday at 6:30pm in the St John's Hall meeting room to explore movies, both current and past, that are actually worth talking about. What do they tell us about ourselves? How can that improve our lives and the lives of others? How can we get more people to see worthwhile movies rather than the nihilistic ones.
Bring your friends!
When: Sunday 6:30pm
Where: St John's Hall meeting room
Brought to you by Fait h WorX