John 13:34

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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Attention All Men

ATTENTION ALL MEN! You are invited to hear visiting UK guest speaker Maurice Williams on Prayer for Men, Monday 28 April. You are welcome at any or all of the three venues:
 
NOWRA Breakfast session: 7.30am St Michael's Parish Centre
WEST WOLLONGONG Day Session: 1.30pm St Therese's Parish Church
CAMPBELLTOWN Evening Session: 7.30pm St John the Evangelist Parish
 
Breakfast/refreshments provided. Gold coin donation appreciated. Enquiries: Kim Mannix (Diocesan Parish Services) 4253 0985 or kim.mannix@woll.catholic.org.au

FaithWorx - The Final "Acts" - Sunday 6:30pm-8pm

Please join us this week to watch the final installment of
 
ACTS
 
from the Visual Bible
 
 
We plunge into the tempestuous years of conflict, danger and turmoil, as the young Christian church opens its arms to the "Gentile" world. Journey with Paul, Barnabas, Silas and Timothy as they teach and baptize, establish churches and plant the seeds of faith throughout Asia Minor, Greece and Macedonia. Share each success and setback. The full force and consequences of Paul's powerful commitment are now unleashed. Listen to the passionate eloquence that stirs the ancient world ... shatters old beliefs ... transcends differences of race and culture ... and opens new vistas of possibility in man's relationship with God. We return with Paul to Jerusalem. He ignores repeated warnings of personal danger to follow the call of the Holy Spirit. Witness the pivotal events that will carry the flame of faith from dusty Judea to the heart of the Roman empire. The passionate beliefs and eloquent words of this charismatic Roman Jew shakes the worldly cynicism of kings and politicians. Then living amid the splendor of imperial Rome, Paul continues to teach and baptize. He strives for harmony between Jewish tradition and Christian belief. Paul's travels and writings plant the seeds of change that revolutionize the civilized world.
 
 
Sunday 6:30pm-8pm
St John the Evangelist Hall, Meeting Room
Cost: Gold coin donation
 
 
FaithworX
 

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Techno Catholic links

Hi everyone, Pete here.

The Internet is a wide and (sometimes) wonderful place. Here are a couple of links to satisfy the techno-Catholic inside many of us.

http://www.pray-as-you-go.org/

The above site is run by the Jesuits in Britain, and offers excellent daily prayers to download and play on your computer or mp3 player. Turn a dull commute to work into a meditation with God. Great stuff.

http://sqpn.com/category/talkshows/daily-breakfast-with-fr-roderick/

The DailyBreakfast is a podcast hosted by Fr Roderich, a Dutch Priest who discusses topics ranging from cooking and movies to questions regarding our Faith. The Daily Breakfast is part of a Catholic video and audio podcast network called SQPN. Definitely worth checking out.

Enjoy!

Friday, April 18, 2008

CYC on Sunday.....Laminin- you have to see this!!!



 
 
 
Hi Guys!!
 
Hope you have all had an awesome week!!! mines been so unbelieveably busy with uni and everything!
 
BUt its that time of the week again.....CYC!!!! If you wanna come to mass (5pm )before youth group we will be sitting behind the band/choir so come and sit with us and let the parish know that we are a growing and fantastic group of young adults passionate about our faith!!!
 
OK so its at the same time, same place (6-8pm at St Johns) and we have something extra special planned for you guys so get ready!
 
Bring some friends along...let them join the awesome people we are!:D
 
Those of you who have boxes of chocolate we need the money back ASAP!!! thos e of you who have thanks a billion!
 
So hopefully you can see that picture above...that is a picture of laminin- the protein molecule that holds the whole body together- without it we would be jelly literally- its a scientific fact...and YES its in the shape of a CROSS! How Awesome...how GREAT is our GOD that he is in the very molecules of our body holding us together- so if you have ever questioned him the evidence is inside you!!! :D
 
 
Can't wait to see you all on Sunday!!!
 
Much love
 
YSIC (Your Sister in Christ)
 
Erin
 
 
 

A very Touching Movie - check it out!

Hope you'll find in it a blessing as I did....

The Bridge

This video can be viewed at:
http://www.godtube.com/view_video.php?viewkey=13a4a045cd290bc2ae2d

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Campbelltown WYD Committee Meeting


 
world youth day sydney 2008
campbelltown team meeting


====>>> Only 89 days to go before WYD08 <<<====

Sunday, 20th April, 6pm-7pm
St John's Hall Meeting Room

Agenda
 
1. Finance Report - Bro J
 
2. Homestay - Pat & Mick Webb
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Mormon Facts

We have had a lot of activity in the area from the Mormons recently. Some interesting reading on the Mormon beliefs from a Catholic viewpoint can be found at the following link -
 
 

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Anchor 08 on this Saturday!

It's only three days until Anchor 08: It's AWESOME to be Catholic! The jumping castles and sumo suits are booked, three of the best freestyle soccer players in Australia will be there, the DJ is coming, the live band is pumped, the program's ready, and there's so much more to tell you about but not enough time! Here are the details:

Anchor 08: It's AWESOME to be Catholic

Saturday 12 April 2008 (this Saturday)

9.00am to 9.00pm

Mt Carmel High School hall, Varroville

Ages 14 +

Cost = $20 (night session from 7.00pm to 9.00pm is free).

We're really excited about this Saturday, and just want to remind you all that we need everyone registered in the next couple of days. So please log on to www.wyd08woll.org (news and events page), and check out the form for more information. If you're coming make sure you email wollongong@ymt.com.au or phone Chris Brennan on 0433 636 359 as soon as possible. There are hundreds of young people already coming make sure you don't miss out!

Late registration at the door is possible, but please indicate your interest soon by emailing wollongong@ymt.com.au. If you are from Nowra, Oak Flats, Albion Park or Bellambi area, there are seats available on a bus travelling to and from Anchor 08. Cost is $15 for the return trip to Campbelltown. Contact Chris Brennan for times and details on 0433 636 359.

If you are part of a Catholic youth or young adult group in Wollongong Diocese, and would like to advertise your group through a stall or handouts on the day, you are most welcome. Please let Chris Brennan know when you register.

Can't wait to see you at Anchor08!

Christy Honeysett

Youth & Young Adult Coordinator

Catholic Diocese of Wollongong

 

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Re: FRIENDS of Campbelltown Arts Centre Inc - Trivia Afternoon 20 April Sunday 1.30pm

An update from Marcia on the cost for the Trivia afternoon -
 
People can pay on the day at the Campbelltown Arts Centre.  $5.00 per person with six per table ($30 per table).

 

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

FRIENDS of Campbelltown Arts Centre Inc - Trivia Afternoon 20 April Sunday 1.30pm

Anyone interested in making up a St John's team for this trivia afternoon on Sunday 20th April? Please contact Marcia at mpjm@tpg.com.au
 
 
From: M Majarich <mpjm@tpg.com.au>
Date: 6 Apr 2008 20:27
Greetings All,

Hope things are fine!

Are you interested in the following?

Cost $?

 

Trivia Afternoon – Sunday 20 April at 1.30pm - At Campbelltown Arts Centre Inc.

 Friends of the Gallery Event

"How good are you with your knowledge of Trivia  We are going to give you an opportunity to test yourself on Sunday 20 April.  There will be team and individual events plus prizes…Come Along…"

 

IT WOULD BE GOOD TO GET A TEAM TOGETHER – Invite your friends!

We are a talented lot!

Please let me know as soon as possible.

Marcia.

 

Friday, April 4, 2008

Upcoming diocesan events for April/May 08


Catholic Diocese of Wollongong
Upcoming Events for April/May 08 - Latest News

Welcome to another edition of our diocesan e-newsletter.

Easter Greetings and Blessings - Message from Bishop Peter
The Cross is the ultimate symbol that touches the depth of our spirit. The Cross speaks to us of service, of sacrifice, of hope, of love, of fidelity and of faith.

The Journey of the Cross and Icon is reaching its concluding stages in our diocese and we will be gathering together this Friday night in a final diocesan wide celebration. You are welcome to come along and see who else you can invite! Click here for highlights of the Journey of the Cross and Icon journey.

Upcoming Events
If your own event is missing from this list, please let us know.

Light of the Cross Festival - 04 Apr 2008 - TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR!
The Light of the Cross Festival will be held at the WIN Entertainment Centre on the evening of Friday 4 April 2008 (doors open 5:30pm, event to conclude at 10:30pm). This ecumenical event, which is anticipated to attract over 5,000 people, has secured ARIA award winner Damien Leith and his band to perform as the headline act.

Interfaith Day - 05 Apr 2008
Speakers from other faiths share the gifts that strengthen their lives.

Day Retreat - History of a Mission - 12 Apr 2008
Day Retreat-History of a Mission

Julian of Norwich - See How I Love You 6 day Guided Retreat - 14 Apr 2008
Julian Of Norwich 6 day Guided Retreat

Prayer Weekend - 18 Apr 2008
A Weekend of Prayer and Reflection

Week Retreat - The Awakened Heart - 21 Apr 2008
Grow in Love in your following of Christ.

Prayer of Mindfulness - 5 day Guided Retreat - 22 Apr 2008
Prayer of Mindfulness Retreat

Prayer Weekend - 25 Apr 2008
A weekend of prayer and reflection

Varroville OCDS Retreat - 02 May 2008
Weekend of Prayer and Reflection

Life's Journey Experience - 02 May 2008
Life's Journey Experience

Directed Retreat - 03 May 2008
Directed Retreat

Spirituality for Intimacy - 03 May 2008
Spirituality for Intimacy

Day Retreat - A Spirituality of Laughter - 10 May 2008
Spirituality of Laughter

Life's Healing Journey - 13 May 2008
Open the doors of hurt and let the goodness of God's light shed new warmth upon your pain

Directed Retreat - 13 May 2008
A Week of Prayer and Reflection

St Christopher's Parish Retreat - 16 May 2008
Parish Retreat

Directed Retreat - 23 May 2008
A Weekend of Prayer and Reflection

Catechist Retreat - 23 May 2008
Catechist Retreat

A Retreat with St Paul: "That I may know Christ" - 30 May 2008
This year we celebrate the second Millennium of the birth of St Paul.

Prayer around the Cross 2008 - 31 May 2008
Saturday Day of Reflection at Jamberoo Abbey

Wishing you joy and the peace that the Risen Lord offers to us all!

Richard McMahon | Director of Parish Services
T: 4253 0976 | M: 0437 497 526 | richard.mcmahon@woll.catholic.org.au

 

Movie night on Sunday...what movie to watch?

Heya Guys!!!
 
CYC is on again on Sunday @ 6pm....
 
MOVIE NIGHT!!!!....so bring some nibblies to share and  help me choose the movie...any suggestions? atm im thinking somewhere along the lines of step up or take the lead..
 
Also the following saturday... the 12th of April is ANCHOR 08..'Its AWESOME to be Catholic!' its $20 for a full day of fun...its going to be huge~ goes from 9am-9pm and im actually talking about our youth group and talking about my experience so please come along to show ur support for the group and stop my nerves :D
 
for those who are working there is a youth rally from 530-9m which is FREE...and i REALLY REALLY REALLY would LOVE it if you could all come....it will be fantastic--you will not be dissappointed!
 
Quick note for those of you who were on the BBQ roster for tomorrow...those BBQs have been cancelled for this week because we have Bunnings on ANZAC weekend!
 
Bring your friends with you...its time to relax and have fun in the light of the JCI!
 
Don't forget to email me suggestions otherwise we will be stuck with my choice and something to share with everyone!
 
Love YSIC
 
E :D
 
 PS PLZ bring CHOCOLATE MONEY!!!!!!!
 

ANCHOR 08 INFO....BE THERE!

Anchor 08: It's AWESOME to be Catholic
Saturday 12 April
9.00am to 9.00pm at Mt Carmel High School hall, Varroville.
 
Includes LIVE BANDS, SUMO WRESTLING, JUMPING CASTLES, TALKS & DRAMAS!
For ages 14 and over. Day registration costs $20, with the night session free.
This massive youth event is being co-hosted by the Catholic Diocese of Wollongong and the Youth Mission Team Australia.
 
Register by 7 April by emailing wollongong@ymt.com.au or text 'anchor' to 0433 636 359. For more information download a brochure from www.wyd08woll.org.