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Faith & Life E-newsletter update for September 2009


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Faith and Life News | Catholic Diocese of Wollongong
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Welcome to our September edition of Faith and Life News.

Faith & Life E-newsletter update
for September 2009

2 September
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults
St Patrick's Parish, Port Kembla
To be held in Old Convent, Kembla Street
(in school grounds).  7.00pm

3, 10, 17 & 24 September
Parenting Teens
This course will explore the many ways a family can handle parent-teen issues including teen behaviour, parenting styles, communication, problem solving and discipline.
Dapto High School Cleveland Road Dapto
Four Thursday mornings 9.30am – 12noon
Course fee: $40.00.  Bookings essential on 4227 1122

4, 11, 18 & 25 September
Keeping Kids in Mind
A post– separation parenting programme
For parents of children two and above.  Learn how to deal more effectively with the emotional and practical issues of parenting after separation: loss and grief for parents and children; communicating with your ex-partner; anger, assertiveness, power grabs and impact on the children.
Four Friday afternoons 12:30pm – 3.00pm.  Albion Park Rail School Community Centre
Albion Park Rail Public School Tongarra Road, Albion Park Rail
Course fee: $40.  Bookings essential on 4227 1122

5 September
Good News Community meet at St John's Parish Hall
, 35 Cordeaux Street, Campbelltown.
1.00pm – 5.00pm.  Come along and have some fun and make new friends.
Activities include ten pin bowling, golf driving range, karaoke, snooker, craft and boot scootin'. Contact Sr Jeanie 4654 8709 or email jheininger@materdei.org.au

5 – 6 September
The Psychology of Human Personality
Presenter: Dr Patricia Moroney
Hartzer Park Centre, Burradoo
Contact 4861 3223 hartzprk@bigpond.net.au

7, 14, 21 & 28 September
Partnership Course
(Marriage and relationships)
Campbelltown.  7.00pm – 9.30pm.  Enquiries 4640 8519

8 September
Stewardship Gathering
Stewardship offers a simple and powerful way to live out our faith.  This evening is particularly for those new to stewardship.  All welcome.  7.30pm - 9.30pm includes supper. 
St John the Evangelist Parish Hall, Cordeaux Street, Campbelltown.
Please rsvp to Helen Bennett on 4253 0934 or helen.bennett@woll.catholic.org.au

8 September
Devotion to Our Lady Mary Night
St Patrick's Parish, Port Kembla.  7.00pm

8 & 12 September
Partnership Course
(Marriage and relationships)
Wollongong. Tues 8 Sept, 6.30pm – 9.30pm and Sat 12 Sept, 9.30am – 4.30pm
Enquiries 4254 9316

8, 15, 22 & 29 September
Parenting Teens
This course will explore the many ways a family can handle parent-teen issues including teen behaviour, parenting styles, communication, problem solving and discipline.
Airds High School Briar Road Airds
Four Tuesday mornings 10.00am – 12.30pm
Course fee: $40.00. Bookings essential on 4628 0044

10, 17 & 24 September and 1 October
Building Confident Families
For parents of children two and above.  Explore strategies for building self esteem and confident families covering issues such as learning self esteem, positive communication, parent-child relationships and assertiveness.
Four Thursday mornings.  10.00am – 12.30pm.
John Warby Public School Deans Road Airds
Course fee: $40.00.  Bookings essential on 4628 0044

10, 17 & 24 September and 1 October
Parenting Children with Challenging Behaviour
For parents of children two and above.  Realistic behaviour management for difficult children including ADHD, oppositional and defiant children, Aspergers or children who are simply extra challenging.  A very worthwhile program which assists parents with understanding managing behaviours.
Four Thursday evenings.  7.00pm – 9.30pm.
CatholicCare 35a Cordeaux Street Campbelltown
Course fee: $40.00.  Bookings essential on 4628 0044

10, 17 & 24 September and 1 October
Building Confident Families
For parents of children two and above.  Explore strategies for building self esteem and confident families covering issues such as learning self esteem, positive communication, parent-child relationships and assertiveness.
Four Thursday mornings.  10.00am – 12.30pm.
Nowra Family Support Cottage 1, 80 Park Road East Nowra
Course fee: $40.00.  Bookings essential on 4421 8248

11, 18 & 25 September
Three Choices (1-2-3 MAGIC)
Managing Children's Behaviour
This time tested three week course provides easy-to-follow steps for disciplining children aged 2-12 incorporating 123 Magic and emotion coaching.
Three Friday mornings.  10.00am – 12.30pm.
Unanderra Public School Derribong Drive Cordeaux Heights
Course fee: $30.00.  Bookings essential on 4227 1122

12 September
Life Ascending Bookclub
Study of books related to religion.  Life Ascending is specifically for the age group (over 45). Insights are shared on books which the group have decided to read.  Contact Simonette Bunder 4227 5637

12 September
Introducing St John of the Cross
Day Retreat focussing on Fr Iain Matthew's book,
The Impact of God.  Br Bernard Hancock OCD
Mount Carmel Retreat Centre, Varroville 9603 1433

13 September
MARRIAGE ANNIVERSARIES MASS, 2.00pm
If you are celebrating, 25, 40, 50 or 60 years of marriage this year and would like an invitation to the Mass to be celebrated by Bishop Peter Ingham at the Cathedral on Sunday, 13 September 2009 at 2.00pm, please contact Helen Bennett at the Office of the Bishop and an invitation will be sent to you.   Phone 4253 0934 or email helen.bennett@woll.catholic.org.au.

14 September
Spirituality in the Pub
Jamberoo Hotel.  7.30pm
Contact Gabrielle Fogarty 4232 2735 or email gfogarty@exemail.com.au

14 – 20 September
Exploring the Mystery of Eucharist
Six day guided retreat
Fr Frank Anderson msc
St Mary's Towers, Douglas Park. 4630 9159

14, 21 & 28 September
Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) Seminars
For parents of children three to eight years, Triple P is a parenting program for all families that provides practical answers to everyday parenting concerns.  CatholicCare is offering three seminars: The Power of Positive Parenting (14 Sept),
Raising Confident and Competent Children (21 Sept) and Raising Resilient Children (28 Sept)  Monday mornings.  10.00am – 12noon.
Family Relationship Centre 38-44 Berry Street Nowra
Cost: $10.00 per seminar.  Bookings essential on 4421 8248

18 & 25 September and 2 October
Three Choices (1-2-3 MAGIC)
Managing Children's Behaviour
This time tested three week course provides easy-to-follow steps for disciplining children aged 2-12 incorporating 123 Magic and emotion coaching. Three Friday mornings.  10.00am – 12.30pm.
CatholicCare 35a Cordeaux Street Campbelltown Course fee: $20.00.
Bookings essential on 4628 0044

20 September
AWARENESS/INCLUSION MASS
will be celebrated at 6.00pm at St Michael's Church, Nowra. 
Further details contact Sr Jeanie 4654 8709 or email jheininger@materdei.org.au

21 – 25 September
Heart-Centred Leadership
Chevalier Institute
St Mary's Towers, Douglas Park. 4630 9159

22 – 30 September
"A Balanced Life" – a group
Contemplative conversation.  Directed.
Presenter: Ruth Morgan
Hartzer Park Centre, Burradoo
Contact 4861 3223 hartzprk@bigpond.net.au

22 – 30 September
Trinitarian Mysticism – Our Common Life with God
Guided retreat.  Presenter: Anthony Arthur msc
Hartzer Park Centre, Burradoo
Contact 4861 3223 hartzprk@bigpond.net.au

23 & 30 September
How To Raise Resilient Kids
For parents of children five to twelve years.  Practical ideas shared about creating emotional connection, problem solving, valuing your child, developing your parenting style, family belonging and traditions.
Two Wednesday mornings, 10.00am-12:30pm.  CatholicCare 25-27 Auburn Street Wollongong
Course fee: $20.00.  Bookings essential on 4227 1122

23 & 30 September
Parenting Toddlers
This course includes information, skill building and sharing.  Explores ages and stages of pre-schoolers and what parents can realistically expect.  Two Wednesday mornings, 10.00am - 12:30pm
CatholicCare.  35a Cordeaux Street Campbelltown
Course fee: $20.00.  Bookings essential on 4628 0044

25 September
Prayer Around the Cross
Uniting Church, Jamberoo
Whyalla Road
Drawing inspiration from the prayers and music of Taize in France.  7.00pm. 
Contact Gabrielle Fogarty on 4232 2735 or email gfogarty@exemail.com.au

25 September
Retreat Day
Confraternity of Christian Doctrine
Illawarra and Shoalhaven contact Leonie Green on 4285 0916. 
Macarthur and Southern Highlands contact Marie Dubay on 4640 8550

25 September – 1 October
Spirituality of Aging: The Soul's Journey
Six day guided retreat
Fr Chris Chaplin msc
St Mary's Towers, Douglas Park. 4630 9159

27 September
2009 SOCIAL JUSTICE SUNDAY
And You Will Be My Witnesses: Young People and Justice. 
Official launch of the Social Justice Statement at St Francis Xavier's Cathedral, 10.30am Mass.


OCTOBER 2009

ONE LIFE: WHY JESUS? WHY THE CHURCH?
Evenings to be held on
Tuesday, 29 September Mary Immaculate Parish, Aquamarine Drive, Eagle Vale
Tuesday, 20 October All Saints Catholic Parish, College Avenue,  Shellharbour
Thursday, 22 October Ss Peter & Paul Parish, Manning Street, Kiama
Tuesday, 27 October St John the Evangelist Parish, Cordeaux Street, Campbelltown
Thursday, 29 October Mary Mother of the Church Parish, Edgar Street, Macquarie Fields.

Gatherings include music, supper and discussion.  7.30pm – 9.00pm. These are great opportunities to deepen your own faith and understanding. You are also encouraged to bring along a friend who may want to know more about Jesus Christ and our Catholic faith. These diocesan evenings are being run in conjunction with the Jesus. All About Life Campaign.

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