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John 13:34

love one another as I have loved you

John 13:34

Monday, August 29, 2011

Social Justice Thought For The Week

"the love of God lies more in action than in words.  The Christian is one who participates with his life in the initiative of the love of God and puts it into practice."  Archbishop Agustin Garcia-Gasco of Valencia

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Following Jesus

Following Jesus – Matthew eConference.  

Tues 6 Sept.        10.30am-2.45pm

  1. Excellent speakers
  2. Bulletin notices have already gone to parishes.
  3. Any parish or person can host the conference. All the details are on the conference website:


  1. Currently the following venues are confirmed hosts:

Magdalen Secondary College; Moss Vale, Varroville, Nowra, Kiama parishes; Marian Centre;

  1. We suggest that people bring their own lunch; parish might provide refreshments.
  2. Previous conferences are available either on line, or through the purchase of cdrom.
  3. Bellambi Resource Centre has the set of previous conferences.

It is possible to arrange the seminar at another time that better suits your local area. If you need any assistance please contact me:                Ph: 4253 0822



          The Broken Bay Institute in partnership with The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference


Following Jesus- Matthew  6th National eConference –        t: +61 2 9847 0726        

You can now register for the Following Jesus – Matthew eConference which takes place soon. Follow the link and click on the register button.

We strongly encourage you to register your site or your individual participation as we often receive enquiries from people that would love to participate with others.

On the Official Website you will find

  1. The Program
  2. Facilitator Questions (coming soon)
  3. Reading Resources
  4. How to host an eConference guide
  5. Registered eConference site listing (coming soon)
  6. Jan Hynes, The Artist

John Garratt Publishing are offering prizes of a $2000 voucher for an organisation and a $500 voucher for an individual who participates in this eConference.

I have attached a simple "What to do" to assist you.

Rhonda Andersen. Communications Office. Diocese of Broken Bay

P:  (02) 9847 0726        E: 

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Social Justice Thought For The Week

"Thus says the LORD: Observe what is right, do what is just; for my salvation is about to come, my justice, about to be revealed." Isaiah 56:1.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Madrid Encounter

Faith and Life News | Catholic Diocese of Wollongong

World Youth Day @ Home



While some people are soon to jet off to celebrate World Youth Day in Madrid, there are many more who have not been able (for a variety of reasons) to pack their bags and head to Spain, so we've planned to bring some of the flavour and excitement of World Youth Day to them. On Saturday, August 20 the Diocese of Wollongong, in association with the Wollongong Youth Mission Team and the Verbum Dei Missionaries, will be presenting 'Madrid Encounter', a day-long event filled to the brim with all the things that make World Youth Day the amazing event it is, including Catechesis with Sr Hilda Scott OSB, a dramatic Way of the Cross, Reconciliation, a Spanish Fiesta, Mass followed by a Youth Festival. We also hope to get some live updates from our pilgrims direct from Madrid, Spain. All this for the bargain price of $10, which includes all meals. Pre-registration is essential for catering purposes. Head to for more information and to register. For more information contact Chris on 4284 1635.

If you're on Facebook and want to stay in touch withall things youth, find 'Catholic Youth Ministry Wollongong' and get regular updates.

There are almost one hundred young people from our diocese heading to Spain to celebrate World Youth Day. Please keep these young pilgrims in your prayers.



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


Social Justice Meeting This Week

Social Justice Meeting This Week

Join us at St Thomas More Parish Hall , 43 Acacia Avenue, Ruse this Saturday 13th August at 2:30pm

Regular meeting this week and the chance to discuss with others current social justice issues.

"Social Justice is an integral part of the Gospel. Within an Australian context social justice means ... examining our local situation to discover structures or influences that prevent people living as people of God". Archbishop John Bathersby

Monday, August 8, 2011