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Thursday, February 28, 2008

CYC/WYD youth group meeting Sunday 2nd March 2008


     Sunday, 2nd March:  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

Light of the Cross Festival

Hello Everyone

The Catholic Diocese of Wollongong along with the World Youth Day Cross and Icon presents THE LIGHT OF THE CROSS FESTIVAL on April 4 at the WIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong.  This event is all part of the 13 days, 63 events we have planned for our Diocese from March 24 – April 5.

ARIA Award winner DAMIEN LEITH is special guest along with Australian Idol finalist Joseph Gatehau, Emmanuel Worship and 100's of local dancers and the WYD band and choir. 

Tickets are $10 each and are available from Ticketek 132849 from March 4.

Hope to see you at this great event!  All proceeds will help young people from Kiribati attend WYD 08

Regards,
Christy Honeysett
Youth & Young Adult Coordinator

 

Thursday, February 21, 2008

WYD BBQ ON THIS SATURDAY and CYC on THIS SUNDAY

HI All!

Hope your week has been fantastic! WE have a bumper weekend coming up
starting this SATURDAY!

Our FUNDRAISER WYD BBQ starting at 9am THIS SATURDAY at Strathfield
Car Radio ( near officeworks)- come and help fundraise for YOUR WYD
costs ( remember if you don't help we cant help you reduce your costs
like it says in the bible- what you sow, so shall you reap! - so pitch
in- it will be fun!)

WE need professional snag turners, bun stuffers and sauce people so
make contact with me be to get invovled- pop down for a couple of
hours or as many as you can do- fun times ahead guys!

Then on Sunday aka the next night we have our regular CYC
meeting...6pm- 8pm @ da hall! numbers have really grown and I think
that it is so awesome!!! remember to bring games ideas, music whatever
so we can make the meetings as fun as possible.. bring a few friends
with you!!! I'm writing the WYD rego info as we speak so they will be
given out on Sunday night so we can really get this WYD thing on the
run.

WE only have TWO meetings ( this sunday and the next) before the CROSS
and ICON come to us....so we need to practise music and whatever...so
if your a muso or have muso friends bring the instruments with you on
Sunday!!! We also need to get names on paper for carrying the cross,
icon, readings etc...this is truly a fantastic once in a lifetime
experience so be part of history this 21 year journey across the
world!

Can't wait to see you all on Saturday and Sunday- please email me
about Saturday if your coming!

YSIC

ERi

:D

Monday, February 18, 2008

CYC Dates to Remember


CYC Meets in the St John the Evangelist Hall in Cordeaux St Campbelltown every first and third Sunday night at 6pm (after 5pm Mass).

Activities:
  • scripture
  • music
  • games
  • meeting friends.

Special outings and service activities are also done at other times.


Friday, February 15, 2008

Lenten Program 2008 :: UPDATE

Just a reminder that the Lenten Programme continues with week 2 on Sunday night from 7pm in St John's Hall Meeting Room. If you missed the first week, you are welcome to come along and join in this week.
 
Per the below update from Richard Healy, as the Lenten booklets have all sold out the programme is now available on the Wollongong web site at http://www.dow.org.au/lent for download. There is also a large print edition.

 
Journey to the Heart
Lenten Program 2008 :: UPDATE

Some older people, especially when reading the Lenten Program in a poorly-lit room (like most lounge rooms) have expressed that they find reading some of the text of the Journey to the Heart reflections difficult on those pages that have background images. In an attempt to make the program accessible to all, we have prepared a text-only larger-print edition of the Program (attached to this message).

We have now sold-out all 10,000 copies of the Lenten Program (including over 3,000 that we sent as gifts to Catholic Churches around Oceania and the South Pacific, as well as copies to many parishes around Australia and New Zealand) so the full six-week program is now available on the Diocese of Wollongong website (previously, we only included one sample week).

Visit the website to find resources that will help you in your own Lenten journey: http://www.dow.org.au/lent

On the website, you will also find Bishop Peter's comments about the Apology to the Stolen Generation as well as Archbishop Phillip Wilson's response on behalf of the Australian Bishops: http://dow.org.au/page.php?lang=en&p=54&item=189

You might also like to read the full text of Prime Minister Rudd's speech, as well as the opposition leader, Dr Nelson, here: http://www.aph.gov.au/hansard/index.htm

Blessings for your journey,
Fr Richard Healey

 

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

FUNDRAISING BBQ Saturday 23 February

·         Saturday, 23rd February:  Catholic Youth Campbelltown,
a
World Youth Day Youth Group, is hosting a World Youth
Day fundraising BBQ. The fundraising BBQ will be hosted
next to the Strathfield Car Radio car park, 34 Queen Street, Campbelltown, from 9am to 2pm.


FUNDRAISING BBQ Saturday 23 February

·         Saturday, 23rd February:  Catholic Youth Campbelltown,
a
World Youth Day Youth Group, is hosting a World Youth
Day fundraising BBQ. The fundraising BBQ will be hosted
next to the Strathfield Car Radio car park, 34 Queen Street, Campbelltown, from 9am to 2pm.


Friday, February 8, 2008

Lenten Programme


You are invited to join the Lenten Programme commencing on Sunday 10th February and running every Sunday through until Easter.

Begins: Sunday 10th February

Time: 7pm-8pm

Location: St John the Evangelist Hall,

Meeting Room

Bring: A Catholic Bible, a note pad

Cost: Donation


Give your time to God this Lent.


Take a “Spirituality Check” and learn to

Pray with Scripture During Lent


world youth day sydney 2008
campbelltown team meeting


Only 161 days to go before WYD08


Sunday, 10th February, 6pm-7pm


You are invited to join the Campbelltown WYD08 team on Sunday 10th February 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.

Cross and Icon in Campbelltown

At St John's 26th-27th March



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

http://www.dow.org.au

http://stjohncampbelltown.blogspot.com/

Monday, February 4, 2008

Healing Mass

Subject: A GOLDEN GOD-GIVEN OPPORTUNITY

There will be a Healing Mass at St. John's Catholic Church Campbelltown by Fr. Mathew Elavunkal, who is a famous evangelist from Potta Retreat centre, Kerala, India.
Date: Monday 4th February 2008 at 7 PM
Where: 35 Cordeaux St, Campbelltown
All are welcome.
Please contact Fr. George Condookala 0421 69 6609 for more details.
p.s. "CAN'T YOU TAKE ONE DAY LEAVE FOR ME?"

Saturday, February 2, 2008

CYC WORLD YOUTH DAY MEETING

·         Sunday, 10th February:  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