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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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/