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Friday, August 3, 2012

Faith & Life News | August 2012


 
Faith and Life E-newsletter
Catholic Diocese of Wollongong
 
March 2012
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Following Jesus in Mark's Gospel
By Fr Leo Duck (Priest in Residence, Vincentia)

Mark, the author of the gospel with this name, was the apostle Peter's interpreter in Rome and one of his closest collaborators. Early Church writers tell us that Mark wrote his gospel at the request of the Christians living in Rome and that he based it on the preaching of Peter. We are told also that Peter personally approved Mark's work. To read Mark's gospel, therefore, is to be drawn to the side of Peter and to experience the person of Jesus as Peter experienced him. Read more
Liturgy Notes
By Paul Mason (Diocesan Liturgy Coordinator)

Welcome to this month's edition of "Liturgy Notes", the liturgy and music section of the Faith & Life e-newsletter. Read more
Catholic Schools as centres of the New Evangelisation
By Tim Gilmour (Professional Assistant to the Director of Schools, CEO Wollongong)

The 2007 pastoral letter of the Bishops of NSW and ACT, Catholic Schools at a Crossroads, calls on Catholic schools to be centres of the New Evangelisation. In Crossroads, the bishops called on all Catholic school communities to connect faith and life by dedicating themselves to being authentically Catholic in identity, Read more
Ten Questions With...
Jeannine Ashton
(Youth and Young Adult Coordinator,
St Vincent de Paul Society, Wollongong Diocesan Central Council)
Resource Spotlight
Website for Year of Grace
By Richard McMahon (Director Parish Services)

We are in the Year of Grace, a time set aside by our Australian Bishops for us to encounter Jesus Christ more deeply. How do we start afresh from Christ and what does it mean to experience grace? The Year of Grace website provides a great starting point. Read more
Helpful Hints
Praying with Scripture
By Sr Hilda Scott OSB (Benedictine Abbey, Jamberoo)

"Do not fear, for I am with you, do not be afraid, for I am your God." (Isaiah 41:10) "You are precious in my eyes and I love you." (Isaiah 43:4) Read more
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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Watch ACA bullying story online


 
Faith and Life E-newsletter
Catholic Diocese of Wollongong
 
March 2012

Watch A Current Affair's story on the Diocesan Anti-Bullying video online

Due to the Oylmpic Games coverage, viewers in the Illawarra and South Coast were unable to watch A Current Affair (ACA) last night which aired a story on the Catholic Education Office's Anti-Bullying DVD resource, Fix You.

You can view the ACA story at the below link:

 

 

CLICK HERE TO WATCH A CURRENT AFFAIR'S STORY ON THE ANTI-BULLYING VIDEO

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE ANTI-BULLYING VIDEO CLIP ON YOUTUBE

For comments and further media information contact:

Tim Gilmour
Professional Assistant to the Director of Schools
Catholic Education Office, Diocese of Wollongong
02 4253 0938
0438 669 677
Tim.Gilmour@dow.catholic.edu.au




 

 

Anti-Bullying Video on ACA!

 
Faith and Life E-newsletter
Catholic Diocese of Wollongong
 
March 2012
 

Diocesan Anti-Bullying video featured on A Current Affair tonight

A Current Affair is airing a story tonight on the Catholic Education Office's Anti-Bullying DVD resource, Fix You . This resource was released in Catholic schools in the Diocese of Wollongong in February this year. The response from students, teachers and parents has been overwhelmingly positive and has subsequently generated significant media interest nationally.

The story features interviews with three young people from Catholic schools in our Diocese, as well as comments from the Director of Schools, Peter Turner.

Peter Turner said: "I'm delighted that A Current Affair has decided to focus on the Anti-Bullying resource. This is more than just a good news story. We are aware that this video has already had a profound effect on the lives of a number of young people and I am hopeful that this resource will have a positive impact on the lives of many more. Our aim is that many young Australians will view this video clip and take a positive stand against bullying, in all its forms.

"I encourage all involved in our Catholic schools, and all in our Diocese, to raise awareness about tonight's show amongst their family, friends and work colleagues. I also urge people to promote and share the video clip through their social networks. You can watch the video clip in full at www.youtube.com/ceowollongong."

It is anticipated that more than 1.5 million Australians will view tonight's screening.

Using the music of Coldplay's, Fix You, the three minute video clip was produced by students for students, to focus on the deep and lasting impact of bullying and to provide practical strategies for youth to deal with this complex issue. It is designed to engage young people to be courageous and take an active stance in their response to bullying in their school and in the wider community.

The video resource is part of the Catholic Education Office's Student Anti-Bullying Policy that was launched this year in response to the growing concern in schools relating to bullying and the impact on our young people.

The story is scheduled to be aired tonight, Tuesday 31 July, on A Current Affair (ACA) on the Nine Network at 6.30pm (Channel 9 Sydney). Unfortunately, ACA is not airing on WIN TV due to the Olympic Games coverage. For those living in the Illawarra and South Coast, you can view the story online at 7pm on ACA's website: www.ninemsn.com.au/aca

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE ANTI-BULLYING VIDEO CLIP NOW!

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For comments and further media information contact:

Tim Gilmour
Professional Assistant to the Director of Schools
Catholic Education Office, Diocese of Wollongong
02 4253 0938
0438 669 677
Tim.Gilmour@dow.catholic.edu.au




 

 


Invitation 7 Sept: Peace with People, Peace with our Planet - AFranciscan Perspective

Dear friends

 

On Friday 7 September, the Archdiocesan Justice and Peace Office, in collaboration with the Franciscan Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Office is hosting a seminar with Fr Joseph Rozansky OFM at the Polding Centre in the City. Fr Joe serves at the Franciscan General Curia in Rome as Director of the Secretariat for Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation (JPIC).  He co-ordinates activities in JPIC around the globe and animates Franciscans and others in JPIC. Joseph was the leader of the Franciscan group at the Rio +20 Summit this year.

We would love you to join us for what we're sure will be an valuable conversation on the topic Peace with People, Peace with our Planet : A Franciscan Perspective. More information will follow but in the meantime, please claim the date in your diaries and pass this notice and flyer attached on to your your networks.

 

Warm regards

Chantelle

 

 

Chantelle Ogilvie-Ellis

Promoter of Justice and Peace
Justice and Peace Office

Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney

T: 02 9390 5319

F: 02 9261 8312

M: 0439 584 221

Level 12, Polding Centre,
133 Liverpool St, Sydney, NSW 2000

 

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Peace with People, Peace with our Planet : A Franciscan Perspective.

Friday 7 September, 6:30-8pm (including supper)

Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney, Level 5, Polding Centre,133 Liverpool St, Sydney

 

 

Joseph Rozansky OFM serves at the Franciscan General Curia in Rome as Director of the Secretariat for Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation (JPIC).  He co-ordinates activities in JPIC around the globe and animates Franciscans and others in JPIC. Joseph was the leader of the Franciscan group at the Rio +20 Summit this year.

 

Joseph has a background as a missionary, having spent many years among the landless of Brazil in Goias and in formation work for his home Province accompanying young friars prior to making their final commitment of vows.

 

RSVP: Chantelle (9390 5319 / chantelle.ogilvie-ellis@sydneycatholic.org) or Sarah (9369 9309 / jpic@franciscans.org.au)