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John 13:34

love one another as I have loved you

John 13:34

Friday, September 26, 2008

FaithworX - Theology of the Body - CREATED AND REDEEMED: Ep 7

You are invited to join us for

Theology of the Body
by Christopher West

Theology of the Body expert Christopher West looks at the difference between Natural Family Planning and contraception, and explains why the latter is a contradiction of the marital vows.

When: Sunday 28th September 6pm
Where: St John's Hall Meeting Room, Cordeaux St, Campbelltown
Cost: Gold coin donation


Friday, September 19, 2008

Social Justice Sunday

As a Church we celebrate Social Justice Sunday on 28 September. This year’s Social Justice Sunday Statement is "A Rich Young Nation: The challenge of affluence and poverty in Australia."

Australia has experienced spectacular economic growth and prosperity in recent years, and increasingly our international economic status has become a symbol of our national identity.

Yet poverty persists; in Australia there are many who are wealthy, but live in spiritual poverty, and there are those who have been bypassed by the economic growth and live in material poverty.

For further details about the Catholic Bishops’ Statement, visit the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council website or call (02) 8306 3499.

Ride for MS


A friend of mine, Serge, has signed up for the Bike ride from Sydney to Wollongong to raise money for the MS Society.

If you would like to see what it is about, and perhaps sponsor (or even register to ride!) , please have a look at


Thursday, September 18, 2008

Some things on this weekend ...


Some things you or someone you know might be interested in this
weekend at St John's:

- WYD REUNION: PICS AND FLICKS - A film and photography competition
with live music, dinner and dessert
Where: McKinnon Theatre (67:107), University of Wollongong.
Date: Friday 19 September
Time: 6.00pm to 9.30pm
RSVP: Christy Honeysett, or 0439 260 200

- If you can't make it to Wollongong, why not come to a Trivia night
in Campbelltown?

Nagle Centre Trivia Night - Supporting for Camps for Disadvantaged Youth
Where: St John's Hall, Cordeaux St, Campbelltown
Date: Friday, 19th September
Time: 7pm
Cost: $10 per person

- CYC Catholic Youth Campbelltown

Where: St John's Hall
Date: Sunday, 21 September
Time: 6pm


Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Pics and Flicks....Anchor and CYC night out

heya all you great people!!!!!!
just wanted to remind you that thw wollongong WYD reunion Pics and Flicks @ UOW (MY UNI) is on this Friday night food, fun and catch up, meet new people and hang with our awesome bishop!
bunch of us are going down...let Christy know ASAP so that she knows pooling available is you need it...must call me before thursday k!!!
anchor camp is on in these holidays...1-3rd October...$ much new people, meet and grow closer to our awesome God
CYC NIGHT OUT....iCE SKATING OR MOVIE/DINNER...let me know what you want and where!
Outreach opportunities with other youth groups- Lewisham...Clayton a dn Yuti have the down low on that
Phils group is ministry this alpha omega etc is hospitality, C laytons group = music and keith/simon= games!
I need to know what you guys wanna do...EMAIL BACK ASAP!!!
Thanks to my beautifuL helpers on saturday at the FETE...LOVE YOU GUYS!!!!
keep our Yr 11's (cendrine and Ivvy) in your prayers...they are doing prelim finals this week... Goodluck...we love you!
Pray and keep in mind all our graduating Yr 12s...simon, josh and sel! We love you and hope the final weeks are awesome! start to study ok!!!! :)
Love you all and in my prayers!
Your Sis in Christ always

Monday, September 15, 2008

WYD Reunion on this Friday!


A film and photography competition with live music, dinner and dessert on this Friday 19 September 6.00pm to 9.30pm at McKinnon Theatre (67:107), University of Wollongong.

All WYD08 participants are welcome! Come and enjoy a great free night with Bishop Peter, seeing the short films and photographs created by World Youth Day participants in our diocese. There are heaps of lucky door prizes that you could win - ranging from mobile phone credit, a Harley Davidson ride and a Wests Tigers Rugby League pack.

Please email, sms or phone me if you can make it on 0439 260 200 or 4253 0809, so that we have a vague idea of numbers for catering purposes (my apologies if you have already received this message via sms).

Bring anyone you know that had an experience of World Youth Day 2008. Hope to see you there!

Christy Honeysett

Youth & Young Adult Coordinator

Catholic Diocese of Wollongong

Friday, September 12, 2008

St John's Fete - CYC Outreach!

Hi all CYC Friends!

As you probably know the St John's Fete is on Saturday (Tomorrow) and CYC has a stand to man!

If you haven't already, call Bro J on 0409 450 239 to book a time to be there, or feel free to drop in through the day and hang out. Also a great meeting point if you're going to the Fete anyway.

See you there!


Sunday, September 7, 2008

WYD08 Items for sale

Dear WYD08 enthusiasts,

Post WYD, Sydney office have a few items for sale, this offer is available to parishes, schools, agencies and groups in the Catholic Diocese of Wollongong.

Below is a summary item for sale.  Attached is letters to schools and parishes, order forms and some images of sale items.  Please note that Monday 15 Sept is the cut off date for orders, any enquiries, please contact WYDSYD office using the details on the order form.

On sale NOW (order forms attached):

  1. IT Items - computers, printers, faxes and more
  2. Liturgical Items
  3. Backpacks and or Contents
  4. Food Items
  5. Microwaves
  6. Memorabilia


Soon to be available:

Relive WYD08 – Official DVDs, book & photos!


World Youth Day DVD Collection

With much demand, World Youth Day 2008 will be releasing a pastoral DVD collection available for sale from 15 September 2008. A commemorative book will also be available for sale in late November.

The DVD collection is not only for people wishing to relive the great event, but will be a pastoral tool for Churches, schools, youth groups and communities to help spread the word about the power of Christ's love.



The set of eight DVDs contain:

  • Highlights of the Journey of the Cross & Icon through Australia
  • Opening Mass celebrated by Cardinal Pell
  • Papal Arrival including Boat-a-cade, official welcome at Barangaroo and Motorcade through Sydney's streets
  • Stations of the Cross
  • Dedication of the Altar at St Mary's Cathedral with the Holy Father
  • Evening Vigil with the Holy Father
  • Final Mass celebrated by the Holy Father
  • Highlights package of WYD08



The DVDs can be purchased as a boxed set for $79.95 (plus postage). The Stations of the Cross and Highlights Package can be purchased individually for $24.95 (plus postage). Click here to register your interest for DVDs now!  

All registrants will be contacted when the DVDs are available to purchase.

The World Youth Day commemorative book will be a beautiful hardcover souvenir book, available towards the end of the year, in time for Christmas. Published in conjunction with The Catholic Weekly, this collector's book will serve as an official account of the event week, coupled with stunning photos and addresses from His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, His Eminence, Cardinal Pell, plus other religious leaders.

Click here to register your interest for the commemorative book now! St Pauls Publications has released a book to mark the one month anniversary of the Final Mass containing a collection of all the sermons and addresses given by Pope Benedict XVI entitled Dear Young People. It sells for $12.95 and copies can be obtained from religious book centres or direct from St Paul's Publications at


Purchase your official WYD08 souvenir photos

Don't forget you can still purchase WYD08 photos online. Click here to purchase your momentos. You might even feature in the photos!


Kind regards,
Carla Brookes

PURCHASE Catholic Diocese of Wollongong limited edition t-shirts, beanies and scarves while stocks last. 

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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

september Youth Enoticeboard

Please click on the link below for the monthy youth enoticeboard which lists upcoming youth and young adult events and opportunities in the Catholic Diocese of Wollongong:

For all those that attended World Youth Day, make sure you keep Friday night 19 September free for our Diocesan WYD Reunion: Pics and Flicks. It will be a fantastic free night to hang out with Bishop Peter while enjoying short films and photographs created by WYD08 participants from our diocese. Dinner and dessert will be provided. All ages welcome. Click the link above for details.

Hope to see you there!

Christy Honeysett
Youth & Young Adult Coordinator
Catholic Diocese of Wollongong