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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Social Justice Thought For The Week

"Never look down on anyone unless you are helping them up." Rev Jesse Jackson

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Clemente Australia

The Nagle Centre and the Australian Catholic University are offering a free university course for people who would like to learn more about themselves and the world in which they live.
Information Session: Wednesday 3rd March 2010, The Nagle Centre, 22 Iolanthe Street Campbelltown. Evening meal provided at our Community Kitchen.
To confirm attendance please ring Hazel or Jenny on 4628 2928

Social Justice Thought For The Week

"When a poor person approaches, always remember that they come in the name of Christ, who assumed our poverty" Saint Francis of Assisi.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Faith and Life News - February 2010


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Faith and Life News | Catholic Diocese of Wollongong

March 2010

5, 12 & 19 March, 10.00am OR 4, 11 & 18 March, 7.30pm
The Year of Luke - Lucan Literature
Fr Ron Peters
St Francis Xaviers Cathedral, Wollongong
4228 6511 OR office@sfx.org.au


2, 9, 16 & 23 March
Ideas for Parents
This four session program covers communication, understanding childrens behaviour and how to manage it.
CatholicCare 35a Cordeaux Street, Campbelltown
Four Tuesday mornings. 10.00am - 12.30pm.  Course fee: $40


4, 11, 18 & 25 March
Parenting Teens
This four session course will explore many ways a family can handle parent-teen issues. 
Parents can attend the entire course, or individual sessions.
Session 1: Understanding your teenager
Session 2: Communicating with your teenager
Session 3: Setting boundaries and discipline
Session 4: Conflict management and self esteem
CatholicCare 35a Cordeaux Street, Campbelltown
Four Thursday evenings.  7.00pm - 9.30pm  Course fee: $10 per session


4 & 11 March
Parenting Children with Challenging Behaviours
This two session course will help you to understand your child with challenging behaviour and explore communication and behaviour management strategies.
CatholicCare 25-27 Auburn Street, Wollongong
Two Thursday afternoons. 12.30pm - 3.00pm  Course fee: $20


5 March
World Day of Prayer

5 March
Born For This
From the earliest times, Christians have enacted the Stations of the Cross. 
Born For This is a moving, modern theatrical interpretation of this ancient
tradition performed by a cast of young people from the Diocese of Wollongong.
Bowral, St Thomas Aquinas Church, Bendooley Street, Bowral.  7.30pm
Tickets dow.org.au/youth or 4253 0900


5 & 12 March
Parenting Toddlers
Two sessions full of information, skill building and sharing.  The course will look at growth and development of toddlers and pre-schoolers and what parents can realistically expect and do.
CatholicCare 
Albion Park Uniting Church Cnr Terry & Russell Sts, Albion Park
Two Thursday mornings.  10.00am - 12.30pm Course fee: $20


5 - 7 March
Prayer in St John of the Cross
We will practice the method of prayer taught by St John a prayer which makes a deep impact on ones spiritual life and physical health.
Fr Luis Gonzalez OCD
Mount Carmel Retreat Centre, Varroville 9603 1433


7 March
International Women's Day


8 March
Spirituality in the Pub
Spirituality and The Secular State
Dr John Honner
Jamberoo Hotel, 7.30pm.  Meals available 6.00pm
Contact Gabrielle Fogarty 4232 2735 or email gfogarty@exemail.com.au


9, 16 & 23 March
Partnership Course
(Marriage and relationships)
Wollongong.  6.30pm - 9.30pm.  Enquiries 4227 1122


10 March
Grandparents Caring for their Grandchildren
A single session module which covers child and adolescent development,
parenting and discipline of grandchildren, communication and negotiation
skills, establishing boundaries and building support networks.
CatholicCare  25-27 Auburn Street, Wollongong
One Wednesday morning.  9.30am - 2.30pm  Course fee: $10


12 March
Taize Worship for Lent
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7.30pm-8.30pm, Holy Cross Church, 4 Macmillan St Helensburgh. 
You are invited to a simple Taize  service providing an opportunity for
candlelight prayer, meditation and singing.  It is a time to stop, reflect,
and rejuvenate during Lent. With periods of silence, there is time for
personal contemplative prayer. The Holy Cross music ministry will lead
us in the prayerful, simple, repetitive songs of TaizƩ. Gathered in the
presence of Christ we allow the mystery of God to become tangible
through the beauty of simplicity. Please come along and invite your
friends of all faiths to join us. A simple supper will follow in Mary MacKillop House.  
For information contact the parish on 4294 1009.


12 March
Born For This
From the earliest times, Christians have enacted the Stations of the Cross. 
Born For This is a moving, modern theatrical interpretation of this ancient
tradition performed by a cast of young people from the Diocese of Wollongong.
Camden, St Pauls Church, John Street. 7.30pm
Tickets dow.org.au/youth or 4253 0900


12 - 14 March
Carmelite Conversations
Mr Mark Davis
Mount Carmel Retreat Centre, Varroville 9603 1433


12 - 20 March
Directed Retreat
The depth of the silence enables ones spirit to rest deep within ones body. 
We are invited in this place to listen to the voice of God and allow God to
hold us in love.  St Marys Towers, Douglas Park.  4630 9159
Due to re-roofing at St Marys the retreat will be conducted
at Hartzer Park Centre, Eridge Park Road, Bowral.


12 March
Life Ascending Bookclub
10.00am - 12noon
Life Ascending is for Catholics and all Christians in their middle and later years.  Spirituality to deepen awareness of God in their lives.  Friendship to create and enjoy close and lasting friendships.  Loving Service to share their wisdom and concern for all those in need.  Our Bookclub tries to achieve the above by sharing our insights in the books we have decided to read.
Contact Simonette Bunder 4227 5637


12, 19 & 26 March
123 Magic & Emotion Coaching
This time tested three session course provides easy-to-follow steps for
disciplining children aged 2-12 without yelling, arguing or hitting.
CatholicCare
Macquarie Fields Public School Field Road, Macquarie Fields
Three Friday mornings.  10.00am - 12.30pm.  Course fee: $30


12, 19 & 26 March
123 Magic & Emotion Coaching
This time tested three session course provides easy-to-follow steps for
disciplining children aged 2-12 without yelling, arguing or hitting.
CatholicCare
Macquarie Fields Public School  Field Road, Macquarie Fields
Three Friday mornings.  10.00am - 12.30pm.  Course fee: $30


16 & 23 March
Parenting Children with Challenging Behaviours
This two session course will help you to understand your child with
challenging behaviour and explore communication and behaviour management
strategies.
CatholicCare  35a Cordeaux Street, Campbelltown
Two Tuesday mornings. 10.00am - 12.30pm.  Course fee: $20


16 & 23 March
Parenting Toddlers
Two sessions full of information, skill building and sharing.  The course will look at growth and development of toddlers and pre-schoolers and what parents can realistically expect and do.
CatholicCare  25-27 Auburn Street, Wollongong
Two Tuesday mornings. 10.00am - 12.30pm  Course fee: $20


17 March
Catholic Womens League
St Patricks Day Cruise on Shoalhaven River


19 March
Born For This
From the earliest times, Christians have enacted the Stations of the Cross. 
Born For This is a moving, modern theatrical interpretation of this ancient
tradition performed by a cast of young people from the Diocese of Wollongong.
Nowra, St Michaels Parish Hall, North Street, Nowra. 7.30pm
Tickets dow.org.au/youth or 4253 0900


19 March - 21 March
WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER for married couples  at Mulgoa, NSW. 
Bookings (02) 6379 1125 or (02) 4283 3435.  Information www.wwme.org.au

20 March
Day Retreat
Lent, Easter and Second Isaiah
Second Isaiah is both poet and prophet.  His voice in the liturgy inspires us as our Lenten journey nears the climax of Cross and Resurrection.
Fr Tadgh Tierney OCD
Mount Carmel Retreat Centre, Varroville 9603 1433 


21 March
Y God.  Topic: Neighbourhood Watch: Asylum Seekers & Refugees.  3.00pm
Venue information at www.dow.org.au/youth
Y God is a series of gatherings for young people in the Diocese; a chance to discuss and ponder the issues of today and the challenge of living Christian values in a world of competing values.  Together we will seek answers to the eternal question - Y God?


24 & 31 March
Parenting Toddlers
Two sessions full of information, skill building and sharing.  The course will look at growth and development of toddlers and pre-schoolers and what parents can realistically expect and do.
CatholicCare  35a Cordeaux Street, Campbelltown
Two Wednesday mornings. 10.00am ā€" 12.30pm  Course fee: $20


25 March
The Annunciation of our Lord


26 - 28 March
Palm Sunday Prayer Weekend
This prayer weekend includes a morning reflection presented by the
Retreat Team and a sharing in the Palm Sunday procession and liturgy.
St Marys Towers, Douglas Park.  4630 9159
Due to re-roofing at St Marys the retreat will be conducted
at Hartzer Park Centre, Eridge Park Road, Bowral.


26 March
Prayer Around the Cross
Drawing inspiration from the prayers and music of Taize in France
reconciling people from across faith denominations to offer a
quiet atmosphere for prayer and reflection.
Cambewarra Union Church, Main Road, Cambewarra  7.30pm. 
Contact Les Ambrus 4421 0988


26 March - 3 April
Easter eight day Directed Retreat
We invite you to enter into the mystery of Holy Week and the
Triduum, as you pray in the silence and participate in these
profound liturgies of the Church.
St Marys Towers, Douglas Park.  4630 9159
Due to re-roofing at St Marys the retreat will be conducted
at Hartzer Park Centre, Eridge Park Road, Bowral.


26 March
Mass for the Unborn, 12.10pm
Catholic Womens League
St Francis Xaviers Cathedral, Wollongong

27 March
Born For This
From the earliest times, Christians have enacted the Stations of the Cross. 
Born For This is a moving, modern theatrical interpretation of this ancient
tradition performed by a cast of young people from the Diocese of Wollongong.
Wollongong, St Francis Xavier Cathedral, Harbour Street.  3.00pm followed
by the 2010 World Youth Day Mass at 6.00pm.
Tickets dow.org.au/youth or 4253 0900


27 March
Gathering Community Day
A spacious Quiet day offering a balance of quiet reflection and community sharing. There will be the opportunity to look closely at some of the writings of John Main OSB, to reflect on them and see how they speak to us. There will be two periods of meditation and the chance to walk the labyrinth in the beautiful grounds.
Offered by the Australian Christian Meditation Community (NSW).  10.00am - 4.00pm. 
All enquiries to Penny Sturrock 0409 309 344. torlonia@bigpond.net.au
Kerever Park Spirituality Centre, Burradoo.  4861 2075


28 March - 3 April
Six day Guided Retreat
As we enter into the mystery of Easter and celebrate the Holy Week and Triduum liturgies, we are supported by prayerful reflections.  Accompaniment is available for those who wish.
St Marys Towers, Douglas Park.  4630 9159
Due to re-roofing at St Marys the retreat will be conducted
at Hartzer Park Centre, Eridge Park Road, Bowral.


31 March
Chrism Mass
St Francis Xaviers Cathedral, Wollongong, 7.30pm.


31 March - 4 April
Holy Week & Easter Retreat
The Carmelite community invites you to celebrate with them
Jesus death and resurrection.
Mount Carmel Retreat Team
Mount Carmel Retreat Centre, Varroville 9603 1433



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For more information, please call (02) 4253 0900 or email info@dow.org.au



Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Bishop Peter Ingham Lenten Pastoral Letter 2010

Born for This - opens Tuesday 16 February 2010


BORN FOR THIS –
OPENS TUESDAY NIGHT!

Don't miss your chance to see this youth production, presenting a contemporary Way of the Cross across our diocese throughout Lent.
Tickets are $10/$5 (Concessions) and can be booked online (www.dow.org.au/born-for-this)
or by contacting Jane Edwards (jane.edwards@woll.catholic.org.au or 4253 0899) or depending on availability, at the door.

All profits will go directly into supporting the Diocesan Pilgrimage to World Youth Day 2011 in Madrid, Spain.

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A guide for making an online purchase of tickets.

Once you are on the Born for This page, you'll see a list of all the venues and times and under each ticket type (normal or concession)
an "Add to Cart" box - type in the number of tickets that you want to buy, and click 'Add to Cart".
That will bring up a pop-up box confirming that you have added the items to the cart.

On the top right of the screen you'll see (under the image banner) a box labelled "Online Shop" - one of the options in that box will be "Show Cart". Once you have finished shopping, click that. That will give you a summary screen for your purchases. Click "Checkout."

If you haven't logged in you will be prompted to do so now or to create a new user name and password.

You will then be given the Checkout Screen with the option to pay by either Credit Card or Cheque. Credit Card payment will be the easiest and will allow you to instantly download your tickets. Click Next.

Then click "Confirm Order".

You will then be taken to the Commonwealth Bank payment website.
Select either Visa or Mastercard, then you will be given a payment screen. Complete your card details.

Once you have completed the payment you will be brought back to the Diocese of Wollongong website, and then you will be sent an email giving you the code that you need to download the tickets. Use the links that are contained in that email to download the file(s).

This may seem a little complicated, but it is really quite straight forward!
All your details are safe, and your credit card payment is processed directly by the Commonwealth Bank, and we never see the details of your credit card.

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Catholic Diocese of Wollongong, 86-88 Market Street (PO Box 1239), Wollongong NSW 2500.
For more information, please call (02) 4253 0900 or email info@dow.org.au

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Sunday, February 7, 2010