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Monday, October 15, 2012

Faith & Life News | October 2012


Faith and Life E-newsletter
Catholic Diocese of Wollongong
March 2012
In this Issue
Upcoming Events
The Gift of Family in Difficult Times
By Sean Donovan (President, Macarthur Social Justice Network)

Australian families are under pressure. Many families in our Diocese find themselves at the margins. Increasing financial pressure, including the spiralling cost of basic services and housing, threaten the role and stability of families in our society. The Australian Catholic Bishops' Social Justice Statement for 2012–13 celebrates the role of families in our society and urges all Australians to consider the pressures and challenges that families face today. 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. The Australian Pastoral Musicians Network (APMN) is holding their Annual General Meeting this coming Saturday, 13th October 2012, from 10am to 3pm, at the Rheinberger Centre, corner Weston and Loch Streets, Yarralumla, Canberra, ACT. Read more
Awaken - Advent & Christmas Daily Reflections 2012
By Daniel Hopper (Diocesan Communications Coordinator)

The Diocese of Wollongong is delighted to be producing a beautifully presented full colour 68-page pocket size Advent/Christmas resource entitled, Awaken – Daily Advent and Christmas Reflections 2012.

Advent is such a busy time of year, but it is also so important to spiritually prepare for the coming of Jesus Christ at Christmas. Therefore, Awaken contains short daily reflections from the beginning of Advent through to Epiphany inclusive primarily for personal use. Read more
Faith and Families
By Mrs Toni-Maree Sillis (Principal, Holy Family Primary School Ingleburn)

Jesus! Mary! Joseph! – These names are immediately recognisable as The Holy Family. As with any family they were able to recognise the gift of each other that was being given to them by God. We don't know much about the life of the Holy Family other than what is offered to us in the Scriptures through the ministries of Jesus. Read more
CatholicCare and Families
Here are just some of the recent initiatives which CatholicCare offers in support of families.

CatholicCare Family Support Workshops

These workshops offer practical 'hands-on' approaches which assist participants in developing and maintaining healthy family relationships. Read more
God in the Gong - with Bishop Peter Comensoli
By Loretta Brinkman (Diocesan Youth and Young Adult Coordinator)

God in the Gong - To celebrate the Year of Faith, Catholic Youth Ministry Wollongong is launching God in the Gong. Each month God in the Gong will feature an evening of live music, catechesis and discussion with an engaging guest speaker focusing on a different, thought-provoking topic. Read more
A reflection from the Australian Catholic Youth Ministry Convention 2012 - Campbelltown
Sr Louise McKeogh FMA (Caritas and Social Justice Office Coordinator for the Diocese of Parramatta) recently blogged on her reflections from the Australian Catholic Youth Ministry Convention that was hosted by the Diocese of Wollonogng on behalf of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference in September 2012.

Sr Louise highlighted the postive impact Sr Hilda Scott OSB (Jamberoo Abbey) had on the young people in attendance with her keynote address. Read more
Ten Questions With...
Sr Ruth Davis sm
(Disability Advocate, Diocese of Wollongong/CatholicCare)
Resource Spotlight
Social Justice Websites

The recent celebration of Social Justice Sunday and launch of the Australian Catholic Bishops' Social Justice Statement highlights the important place that the work for social justice occupies within our lives as Catholic Christians. The following are some websites where you will find resources and materials that will be of help in this area of parish life. Read more
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