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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Faith and Life News October 2010

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Faith and Life News | Catholic Diocese of Wollongong

Faith & Life News in the Diocese of Wollongong

Loving and Provident God,
We give you thanks for the life and goodness of Saint Mary of the Cross MacKillop.
You placed within her heart the desire to promote the love of Jesus
in the lives of little children through education.

Her loving and compassionate heart led her to a life of service to the poor
and to the neglected men, women and children of society.
Inspired by her example may we follow in her footsteps
With a joyful heart and live by her motto:

"Never see a need without doing something about it."


In brief:

31 October
Celebrate Mary MacKillop's Canonisation. WIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong.
Join our diocesan celebration on 31 October at 2.30pm at WIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong. There will be a dramatic musical interpretation of the spirituality of Blessed Mary of the Cross, performed by young people of the Diocese. This will be followed by Solemn Mass of St Mary of the Cross. At the end of Mass there will be a special collection. Refreshments will then be served in the grounds of St Francis Xavier Cathedral. This diocesan celebration will be the principal opportunity for the Church of the Diocese - the laity, religious and clergy - to claim St Mary of the Cross as our own. Admission is free however you must register with the parish to ensure a seat. In the meantime, keep informed and inspired by signing up to e-news on Mary MacKillop via www.sosj.org.au


27 November
Vatican II Seminar – The Church and its significance for our Diocese in light of Diocesan Pastoral Plan.
Chevalier College, Bowral
Keynote speakers : Fr Frank Moloney SDB
and Bishop Peter Ingham
10.00am – 2.30pm. RSVP essential. Day includes morning tea and lunch.
Contact Jane Edwards for registration and cost on jane.edwards@woll.catholic.org.au
or 4253 0899


Calendar for October - November
18 & 25 October, 1 & 8 November
Partnership Course (Marriage and relationships)
Campbelltown. 7.00pm – 9.30pm
CatholicCare. Enquiries 4628 0044


22 – 24 October
Growing in Grace and Freedom – Weekend Retreat
We will explore with help from Henri Nouwen and St Teresa how God's love works in our actual lives.
Fr Greg Burke OCD
Mount Carmel Retreat Centre, Varroville 9603 1433


24 October
Catholic Women's League
Diocesan Meeting, 10.00am
Xavier Centre, Bellambi


26 October
Spirituality in the Pub
Bulli Heritage Hotel, Princes Highway, Bulli
7.30pm – 9.00pm
Contact Simonette Bunder 4227 5637 or wollsip@gmail.com


29 October
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.
Jamberoo, St Matthew's Catholic Church, Chapel Street
7.30pm. Contact John Brentnall 4464 1034


29 October
Healing – Sharing the Good News
A night of spiritual renewal and healing with Fr Ken Barker.
7.00pm -9.30pm. St Therese Parish, West Wollongong. Enquiries 4272 7298 or 0417 249 741.


29 – 31 October
Young Adults – Come Away to Chill
Come away for a peaceful weekend to deepen your relationship with Jesus Christ. Enjoy a time of faith-sharing, meditation and prayer with like-minded peers.
Br Bernard Hancock OCD
Mount Carmel Retreat Centre, Varroville 9603 1433


29 October – 4 November
Dark Night - Sacred Flame: John of the Cross
6 Day Guided Retreat
"How gently and lovingly you wake in my heart …and how tenderly you swell my heart with love." John of the Cross
Caressed by the dark silent night, we will enter the poetry of John of the Cross and create a silent heart ready for the sacred flame of love to awaken in our hearts.
Presented by Dr. Kerrie Hide msc.
St Mary's Towers, Douglas Park. 4630 9159


29 – 31 October
Dark Night - Sacred Flame: John of the Cross
Prayer Weekend
"How gently and lovingly you wake in my heart …and how tenderly you swell my heart with love." John of the Cross. Caressed by the dark silent night, we will enter the poetry of John of the Cross and create a silent heart ready for the sacred flame of love to awaken in our hearts.
Presented by Dr Kerrie Hide msc
St Mary's Towers, Douglas Park. 4630 9159


30 October
Men Alive Breakfast
Guest speaker: Fr Ken Barker MGL. Invitation to join in fellowship with other men from 16 to 60+ for a hearty breakfast and inspiring presentation.
Enquiries 0423 183 627 or 0434 894 589.
7.30am, Illawarra Leagues Club, Wollongong.


31 October
Commencing at 2.30pm with a dramatic musical interpretation of the spirituality of Blessed Mary of the Cross, performed by young people of the Diocese, followed by a Solemn Mass of
St Mary of the Cross. Refreshments will be served after Mass. RSVP mackillop@dow.org.au


1 November
All Saints Day


2 November
All Soul's Liturgy
7.00pm, St Patrick's Port Kembla Parish


6 November
Bus to Golf Links, The Crossroads
Good News Community
Prayer and leisure program for adults with a disability. Sr Jeanie Heininger 0405 158 763


6 November
Day Retreat
The Journey of Grief: From Loss to New Life
We grieve for loved ones and for other things that we have lost in our life. In our time today, we will see to see grief as a time of grace that opens us to living more fully.
Fr Greg Burke OCD
Mount Carmel Retreat Centre, Varroville 9603 1433


6 November
Catechist Mass and presentation of Awards
Fairy Meadow 2.00pm
(Training and Years of Service Awards)


12 November
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 – 14 November
Women's Weekend of Prayer
"I believe there is no alternative for women except contemplation, if they are to avoid the trivialization of their own religious experience... The contemplative love experience, which is beyond conscious control and is not given on demand, is concerned not for the image of God...but with God...What is critical to see is that one has to allow the experience to take place through a love that is gradually welling up from the ground of one's being." Constance Fitzgerald in Women's Spirituality edited by Joann Wolski Conn

The Retreat is for women, by women, with women. Retreatants will participate in contemplative silence, communal prayer and reflection on women's ways of prayer which enrich the weekend.

Presented by Dr. Kerrie Hide msc and Sr. Patricia Naughton SSpS.
St Mary's Towers, Douglas Park. 4630 9159


14 November
Diocesan Marriage Anniversaries Mass
St John Vianney's Church, Fairy Meadow
Contact Helen Bennett on helen.bennett@woll.catholic.org.au or 4253 0934 for more details.


14 November
Catechist Sunday


17 – 25 November
8 day Directed Retreat
"Come to me all you who labour and are heavy burdened and I shall give you rest"
Jesus invites us to enter his heart of tenderness and compassion and allow ourselves to be held there in love.
Accompanied by the Retreat Team.
St Mary's Towers, Douglas Park. 4630 9159


19 – 21 November
Memory in the Spiritual Life – Weekend Retreat
Memory should not hinder spiritual growth, we can learn to use and respond to our memory.
Fr Greg Homeming OCD
Mount Carmel Retreat Centre, Varroville 9603 1433


22
November – 18 December
Youth Leaders' Formation Course 2010
You are invited to be a part of the 4thYouth Leaders Formation Course (YLFC) from 22 Nov to 18 Dec 2010. YLFC is a unique opportunity for 20-30 young Catholics who will live community while being immersed in spiritual, pastoral, intellectual and human formation. If you want to know more about your faith and be transformed by an intense experience with Jesus Christ, then consider attending the 2010 YLFC.

A typical week includes daily Mass and Adoration, lectures, sharing of personal experiences, sport and recreation (plus great food from the YFLC French Chef)! Some of the high points include participation in a parish mission, a vocations forum and a weekend silent retreat. Over the course participants will hear presentations from over 30 high quality and dynamic Catholic speakers from around the country. The YLFC is run by an enthusiastic team from the Sydney Archdiocese and includes a full time priest chaplain. To see the video, the flyer and feedback from past participants go to www.sydneycatholic.org/ylfc or email ylfc@sydneycatholic.org for more info. Applications close 18 October. Apply now!


23, 30 November, 7 December
Partnership Course
(Marriage and relationships)
Wollongong. 6.30pm – 9.30pm.
Enquiries CatholicCare 4227 1122


23 November
Catholic Women's League
Diocesan Meeting, 10.00am
Xavier Centre, Bellambi


26 November
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.
Berry Uniting Church, Albert Street, Berry.
7.30pm. Contact John Brentnall 4464 1034


26 – 28 November
Waiting in Hope for his Coming – Advent Retreat
As the pace quickens in our world with the approach of Summer and the festive season the Church presents us with the beautiful season of Advent to prepare our hearts and homes to welcome the Word made flesh.
Fr Gerard Moran OCD
Mount Carmel Retreat Centre, Varroville 9603 1433


27 November
Vatican II Seminar – The Church and its significance for our Diocese in light of Diocesan Pastoral Plan.
Chevalier College, Bowral
Keynote speakers : Fr Frank Moloney SDB
and Bishop Peter Ingham
10.00am – 2.30pm
RSVP essential. Day includes morning tea and lunch.
Contact Jane Edwards for registration and cost on jane.edwards@woll.catholic.org.au
or 4253 0899


28 November
First Sunday of Advent


29 November – 5 December
Knit to God: Julian of Norwich
6 Day Guided Retreat
We are knit in a knot so wonderful that we are oned to God" Julian of Norwich
Nourished by the prayer of beholding, these days will be spent immersed in the prayer of Julian of Norwich, with our gaze on how God knits us and makes us one.
Presented by Dr. Kerrie Hide msc.
St Mary's Towers, Douglas Park. 4630 9159


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