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John 13:34

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John 13:34

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Youth & Young Adult Updates - Oct 2008

ST MICHAEL'S NOWRA YOUNG ADULT GROUP welcomes everyone to their next gathering with guest speaker James Cross. James is a cancer survivor and great bloke (all the way from Darwin!). You may have heard him speak previously at WYD Catechesis in Sydney Entertainment Centre. Where: St Michael's Parish Centre, Nowra. Date: Monday 27 October. Time: 7pm - 8pm with supper.
The story of his battle with aplastic anaemia is incredible - and what is truly inspirational is hearing about his inner pilgrimage during that time with God.  James Cross' book titled 'Pilgrimage to Life' will be available to purchase on the night. Contact Christy Honeysett on or 0439 260 200 if you would like a lift from Wollongong.

LIVING OUR FAITH IN CHRIST - VATICAN II SEMINAR (poster attached) Everyone over 18 years is welcome to an annual seminar on the relevance of the Second Vatican Council in living our faith in contemporary life. Keynote speaker Dr Bill Connell. The day includes catechesis, music and workshops. Workshops will be focused on Social Justice; Liturgy; Leadership and Service; and Family Life. Saturday 22 November 2008, Chevalier College, Bowral, 9.30am – 3.30pm. Cost: $20/$10 or by donation. Day includes morning tea and lunch. To register email or phone 4253 0900 by Friday, 14 November 2008.

ANCHOR YOUTH FESTIVAL (poster below) Saturday 15 November 10.00am to 9.00pm Mount Carmel High School, Varroville. For ages 14 to 18 years. This event will be similar to the World Youth Day catechesis and youth festival events and includes great bands, jumping castles, gladiator challenge, prayer, dramas, sport, talks and more! Early-bird cost: $20 (before 7 Nov), Pay-on-the-day rate: $25.The night session from 7.00pm to 9.00pm is free and young adults and parents are welcome. Contact or 4284 1635 to register or download a brochure from Hosted by the Catholic Diocese of Wollongong and the Youth Mission Team Australia.

STEWARDSHIP GATHERING You are invited to attend a special gathering which offers support to those living stewardship as a way of life as well as to those who may wish to come and see. Bishop Ingham has encouraged our diocese to embrace a stewardship approach to our faith. It is an opportunity to explore our giftedness together and how we live that in our Christian journey. Tuesday, 18 November PICTON: 10:30am-12:30pm, St Anthony's Parish Hall, 20 Stratford Road, Tahmoor and CORRIMAL: 7:00pm-9:30pm St Columbkille's Parish Hall, 99 Princes Highway, Corrimal. To RSVP email or telephone Helen Bennett on 4253 0900.

WAITING IN JOYFUL HOPE - 2008 ADVENT RESOURCE GUIDE This diocesan guide offers a series of reflections and prayers based around the Sunday liturgies for Advent, year B. It includes questions for reflection and group discussion. Price $1 per copy for the complete set (excludes postage). Available by contacting Jane Edwards on 4253 0900 or

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