John 13:34

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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/.

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