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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Youth Ministry eNews - March 2010




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Born for This, Lent, WYD 2010 and more...


News for Young People in the Catholic Diocese of Wollongong


Greetings to you all!

2010 is certainly racing by with such speed that it is hard to believe that Lent is nearly over and Holy Week and Easter just around the corner. How are you going with your Lenten promise? This Lent has seen our diocese blessed with the tour of 'Born For This', a powerful telling of the story that is at the heart of our faith as Christians. If you haven't seen this youth production yet, don't miss out! This young cast have performed for thousands of people in schools and parishes and will have staged 33 performances by the time their final show comes around.

World Youth Day 2010 will be celebrated in dioceses around the world on Palm Sunday and this year we will be celebrating in the Wollongong Diocese on the eve of Palm Sunday at our Cathedral. Make sure you're there to get the details of our trip to Madrid 2011!

The diocese has also launched its consultations for Pastoral Planning. This is your chance to have your say about the future of our Church in your own backyard. If you can hear about a consultation happening near you... GO! It's important that young people are heard in these important conversations.

I pray that your Lenten journey will lead you to the beautiful season of Easter as we celebrate the grace and joy of the Resurrection.

Loretta Brinkman
youth@dow.org.au


NB. The Y God scheduled for Sunday March 21 has had to be cancelled. Apologies for any inconvenience that may have been caused.

MARCH

Friday 19
7.30pm
BORN FOR THIS
St Michael's Parish Hall, Nowra
Thousands across our diocese have already witnessed this powerful Way of the Cross. Don't miss out on your chance to be a part of the 'Born For This' journey. Tickets are only $10/$5 for all public performances and are available online at www.dow.org.au/born-for-this or at the door.

Friday 19
7pm
VOICE OF THE YOUTH
"Without God We Are Nothing"
His Eminence George Cardinal Pell, Archbishop of Sydney
Sacred Heart Parish, 13 Park Road, Cabramatta

Sunday 21
4-6pm
AFTERNOON TEA WITH THE GOOD SAMARITANS
Have you ever wondered about a vocation to Religious Life? The Sisters of the Good Samaritan invite you to an afternoon tea to meet some Sisters and our novices. To let the know if you are coming, or if you need more information, please email ritafitt@hotkey.net.au or phone/text 0419 169 400.

Friday 26
7.30pm
BORN FOR THIS
St John Bosco Parish, Engadine
Tickets are only $10/$5 for all public performances and are available online at www.dow.org.au/born-for-this or at the door.

Saturday 27
3.00pm
BORN FOR THIS
St Mary's College Hall, Harbour Street, Wollongong*
Don't miss your last chance to be a part of the 'Born For This' journey. Tickets are only $10/$5 for all public performances and are available online at www.dow.org.au/born-for-this or at the door. Refreshments will be served in the Cathedral Meeting Room following the performance.
*NB. Venue has been changed to enable better viewing.

Saturday 27
6.00pm
DIOCESAN WORLD YOUTH DAY MASS
St Francis Xavier Cathedral, Wollongong
Celebrate World Youth Day 2010 with this year's theme, "Good Teacher, What must I do to inherit eternal life". Come along and be a part of this milestone on the journey towards WYD 2011 in Madrid. The Diocesan Pilgrimage to WYD Madrid will be launched at the end of Mass – be one of the first to see where we are headed on our pilgrim route.


Read Pope Benedict's message for World Youth Day 2010 - attached to this email.


APRIL

Sunday 18
3pm
Y GOD
– "Lest We Forget – The Anzac Spirit in a War Torn World"

MAY

15-29
'TEST DRIVE THE BROTHER'S LIFE'
by signing up for a two week challenge program to Balgo Hills, WA with the De La Salle Brothers
Cost: Travel, insurance and personal expenses (meals and accommodation provided)
Applications close Monday 29th March
Contact: info@delasallebrothers.com

Sunday 16
3pm
Y GOD
– "Mum's the Word – The Demands of Family Life"


Have a blessed Lent and Holy Week.
See you at Born for This or the Palm Sunday WYD Mass...



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

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