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Faith and Life News May 2011

 
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Faith and Life News | Catholic Diocese of Wollongong

May 2011


1 – 9 May
Spirituality of Journey – Walking with Jesus
The Spirituality for Journey – Walking with Jesus retreat explores our relationship with God within the context of the moment of our life's journey. This retreat is composed of: daily input session, the opportunity of a daily meeting with a Prayer Companion; daily celebration of Eucharist and opportunity for individual sacramental Reconciliation. All retreats commence with the evening meal at 6.00pm followed by the Eucharist on the first day.Retreats conclude following an early afternoon Eucharist on the last day. Accompanied by the Retreat Team. St Mary's Towers, Douglas Park. 4630 0233. Email towersretreat@bigpond.com


1 – 9 May
8 Day Directed Retreat
Come to the silence, there to hear your God speaking deep within. All retreats commence with the evening meal at 6.00pm followed by the Eucharist on the first day. Retreats conclude following an early afternoon Eucharist on the last day. Accompanied by the Retreat Team. St Mary's Towers, Douglas Park.
4630 0233. Email towersretreat@bigpond.com


2, 9 & 16 May
Partnership Course (Marriage and relationships

Wollongong. 6.30pm – 9.30pm.
CatholicCare. Tel 4628 0044. 35a Cordeaux Street, Campbelltown


7 May
Day Retreat
Eucharistic Spirituality
We celebrate Mass frequently but how does our celebration connect with our life? Today we will explore the mystery of the Eucharist and its consequences for our lives as disciples.
Fr Aloysius Rego OCD. Mount Carmel Retreat Centre, Varroville. Tel 9603 1433


7 May
Good News Prayer and Leisure Program
Good New Community. jeanieh@materdei.org.au


9 May
Spirituality in the Pub
Changing Consciousness – clinging to history or grasping the future.
Fr Kevin Burke
Jamberoo Pub. Commencing at 7.30pm. Meals are available from 5.30pm – 7.30pm.


9, 16, 23 & 30 May and 6 & 22 June
Level 2 Course for Catechists
CCD Centre, Micah House, Campbelltown.
9.30am – 2.00pm. Jude Hennessy 4253 0987


11 – 19 May
8 Day Healing Retreat
Open the doors of hurt and let the goodness of God's light shed new warmth upon your pain.
The Healing Heart - life's healing journey is a silent retreat which draws on the spirituality of the Heart of Jesus. Any hurtful life experience, loss or painful memory can be headed and transformed through the grace and power of God. There is no hurtful or limiting experience of ours which Jesus has not shared. The Life's Hearing Journey Retreat is a blend of: daily input session; daily meeting with Prayer Companion; daily celebration of Eucharist; celebration of Reconciliation and celebration of Anointing. All retreats commence with the evening meal at 6.00pm followed by the Eucharist on the first day. Retreats conclude following an early afternoon Eucharist on the last day. Accompanied by the Retreat Team.St Mary's Towers, Douglas Park. 4630 0233. Email towersretreat@bigpond.com


May 11 – 19
8 Day Directed Retreat
Let God take you deeper into love. Accompanied by the Retreat Team.
St Mary's Towers, Douglas Park. 4630 0233. Email towersretreat@bigpond.com


13 May
World Union of Catholic Women's Organisations (WUCWO) Mass at 12.10pm. (Catholic Women's League). St Francis Xavier's Cathedral, Wollongong


13 May
L
ife Ascending Bookclub – study of books related to religion
Life Ascending is for Catholics and other Christians in their middle and later years. Spirituality: to deepen awareness of God in their lives. Friendship: to enjoy and create close and lasting friendships. Loving Service; to share their wisdom and concern for all those in need. Simonette Bunder 4227 5637


13 – 15 May
G
od's "Absence" in our Culture! How does one believe? The Focolare spirituality of "Jesus forsaken and Mary desolate" can give meaning to a secular world.
Fr Brendan Purcell. Mount Carmel Retreat Centre, Varroville. Tel 9603 1433


13, 20 & 27 May and 3, 10 &17 June
Level 2 Course for Catechists
Xavier Centre, Bellambi.
9.30am – 2.00pm. Jude Hennessy 4253 0987


15 May
DIOCESAN MASS to launch the new musical setting of the Mass. A diocesan Mass to launch the new musical setting to be sung throughout the Diocese will be held on Sunday, 15 May at 3.00pm in St Thomas Aquinas Church, Bowral. Bishop Peter Ingham will be the main celebrant. The Mass, composed by Irish priest, Fr Liam Lawton incorporates the new translation of the Mass and was introduced with critical acclaim at a Diocesan workshop in February. Parishioners from around the Diocese are invited to attend this Mass to hear how the Mass will sound with full choir and orchestra. Following the Mass food and drink will be served in the parish grounds. Anyone wishing to sing in the choir at this Mass is asked to attend a practice on Wednesday, 4 May at 7.00pm in the Parish Meeting Room, St Francis Xavier's Cathedral, Wollongong or on Thursday, 5 May at 7.00pm in St Paul's Church, Camden. To register attendance for the choir practice please contact the Diocesan Offices on 4253 0900.


17 – 23 May
Guided Retreat
An Unfathomable Love
A guided retreat exploring the depths of God's love for us.
Fr Chris Chaplin MSC. Hartzer Park Centre, Eridge Park
Tel 4861 3223 hartzprk@bigpond.net.au


May 21 – 29
8 Day Directed Retreat
Listen in the silence, with no other light but that which in your heart burns for God.
Accompanied by the Retreat Team. St Mary's Towers, Douglas Park
4630 0233. Email towersretreat@bigpond.com


24 May
Pilgrimage to Marian Shrine, Unanderra
Catholic Women's League


27 May
Prayer Around the Cross
Drawing inspiration from the prayers and music of Taize in France. A key element of Taize prayer is that it is ecumenical Christian prayer, a prayer for which Christians of all traditions are given an opportunity to gather together in the spirit of the Risen Lord …to offer a quiet atmosphere for prayer and reflection. Cambewarra Union Church, Main Road, Cambewarra. 7.00pm. Contact Gabrielle Fogarty 4232 2735 or email gfogarty@exemail.com.au


27 – 29 May
A
rt Retreat – Nurture Growth in the Spiritual Life
What seeds need to be sown to nurture growth in the spiritual life? This question will be explored through the artistic process in conjunction with encountering the teachings of the mystics. No previous experience in artistic work is required. Cost: $170.
Mr John Charadia and Fr Greg Burke OCD Mount Carmel Retreat Centre, Varroville
Tel 9603 1433


31 May
Wollongong Spirituality in the Pub
We are believers who are attempting to establish a forum for conversation within the Catholic Church in Australia. Our aim is to prompt open exchanges among the community of believers, mindful of the diversity of expression of faith in contemporary Australia. Catalyst for Renewal Mission Statement. Bulli Heritage Hotel, Bulli. 7.30pm – 9.00pm.
Simonette Bunder 4227 5637 or wollsip@gmail.com



CONFRATERNITY OF CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE

Come join our Catechists for some Training and Faith Formation. The following training courses for catechists are not far away. if you are not a catechist but would like to complete the course of studyfor personal faith formation, you are most welcome to join us and will still receive a certificate on completion of the course.

Level 2 Course. Topics includeChild Development, Teaching Children with Special Needs, The Story of God's People, Helping Children Learn about Church and the Liturgical Year, The Christmas & Easter Story, Living our Faith, Moral Development, Values Education, Creative arts in the Classroom, Faith Development in Children and Young People, Christian Initiation of Children, Celebrating Sacraments of Initiation and Ecumenical Cooperation. Where and When: Illawarra & Shoalhaven: (Venue: Xavier Centre, 2 Bond Street Bellambi) Dates: May 13, 20, 27, June 3, 10, 17 (9.30am-2.00pm) and Macarthur/Southern Highlands: (Venue: Micah House, 35a Cordeaux St Campbelltown) Dates: May 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6 & 20 (9.30-2.00pm)


Berekah Retreat
: 5 day Retreat of renewal and prayer conducted by CEO Wollongong with two spots for Catechists. May 15-20 Venue: Mt St Benedict Centre Hull Road, Pennant Hills

If you are interested in attending any of these courses, please contact Illawarra Catechist Regional Coordinator Leonie Green on 4225 0137, leonie.green@woll.catholic.org.au, Peter Gilmore 4640 8549, peter.gilmore@woll.catholic.org.au or Helen Bennett 4253 0934 helen.bennett@woll.catholic.org.au


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