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Faith and Life News May 2010

Faith and Life News | Catholic Diocese of Wollongong

MAY 2010

 NATIONAL eCONFERENCE: MARY – FIRST DISCIPLE. Do not miss THIS GREAT FAITH OPPORTUNITY! Fr Frank Moloney will engage you as he shares his insights into Mary as disciple, woman and mother. Tuesday, 18 May, 10.15am – 3.15pm at the following locations: Campbelltown Catholic Club, 20 – 22 Camden Road, Campbelltown; St John's Catholic High School, John Purcell Way, Nowra; The Venue, Bellambi (Byron Street school carpark). Entry is free and lunch is included. Please rsvp to Jane Edwards on
or 4253 0899.

SUPPORTING PARISH LIFE - INTERNATIONAL SPEAKER. Ministry in parishes requires many skills including the ability to work well together as a team with other people. This interactive workshop will explore how we can work together more collaboratively within our parishes in order to make parishes places of welcome, hospitality, mission and outreach. International keynote speaker Br Loughlan Sofield, ST, is an author and highly sought after presenter in the area of collaborative ministry. Please see attached. When? Monday, 31 May, 7.30pm – 9.30pm, Campbelltown Catholic Club, 20 -22 Camden Road, Campbelltown. Entry: Gold coin donation.

PRAYER SERVICE AND LUNCHEON FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY. The NSW Ecumenical Council invites us to join in prayer and fellowship with fellow Christians. Lunch (at own cost) is at Campbelltown Catholic Club, 20 - 22 Camden Road, Campbelltown on Saturday 22 May at 12.00 noon. The Prayer Service is at 2.30pm with the Poor Clares at Bethlehem Monastery, Narellan Road followed by afternoon tea. For more information please see attached or contact Richard McMahon on 4253 0976.

BEGINNING THEOLOGY.  Do you want to study your faith at a deeper level? This certificate level course requires no previous theological background. Find out more at information sessions to be held on Thursday, 27 May 2010 at Albion Park, St Paul's Parish meeting room, 4.00pm OR 7.30pm and Thursday, 3 June 2010 Campbelltown, St John the Evangelist Parish hall, 4.00pm OR 7.30pm. Contact Jane Edwards at or 4253 0900. 

HAVE YOU HAD YOUR SAY? Bishop Peter Ingham has initiated a wide consultation process to give opportunities for people to prayerfully consider and share their views on how we journey ahead together. Our Diocese is inviting you to offer your feedback via local consultations. In addition, there is an on-line way of offering responses via . Please present your own response, and encourage family members and friends to offer feedback.

DATE CLAIMER – DIOCESAN GATHERING ON PASTORAL PLANNING. By the end of May, over 70 consultations will have been offered across our Diocese. These responses will be brought together and shaped into draft pastoral goals which will be presented at a diocesan gathering on Saturday, 26 June 2010 from 10.00am to 2.30pm, at St Mary Star of the Sea College, Wollongong, 15 Harbour Street. Please note this date in your diary. Further information will be available shortly, including how to register.

Please let others know what is happening and find out more by visiting .


Richard McMahon
Director of Parish Services
Catholic Diocese of Wollongong

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