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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Faith & Life News | September 2013

Faith and Life E-newsletter

Catholic Diocese of Wollongong
September 2013
In this Issue
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Living Our Catholic Faith
By Darren McDowell
(Coordinator Adult Faith Formation)

Living our Catholic Faith through involvement in our parishes and community brings many blessings. We are nourished by the support and friendship of others, we can feel energized and enthused about making a difference in the lives of those around us and as we reflect on our involvement in the light of faith can come to see God working in and through us. Read more
Liturgy Notes Gets a New Home
By Paul Mason
(Diocesan Liturgy Coordinator)

Due to the popularity and demand for Liturgy Notes, we have now created a standalone website for Liturgy Notes so that everyone can go to the one source for up-to-date music recommendations for Mass as well as upcoming liturgy and music workshops. Look out also for the development of our new Liturgy Handbook. Check it out and make sure you bookmark
Behold: Daily Advent and Christmas Reflections - ORDER NOW!
By Daniel Hopper
(Diocesan Communications Coordinator)

Due to the overwhelming success of last year's pocket-size daily Advent and Christmas reflections book, we are delighted to announce that the Diocese of Wollongong is now taking orders forBehold – Daily Advent and Christmas Reflections 2013. Read more
"Kindness – Little Acts, Big Impacts"
By Alanna Roodenrys
(Social Recreation Coordinator – Illawarra, SVdP Society)

October is National Mental Health Month, the theme this year is "Kindness – little acts, big impacts." This theme encompasses acts of generosity and altruism towards others; ways that encourage acceptance and appreciation of the things that others do for us. By bringing kindness into our own lives we can help to maximise our own wellbeing and that of others. This theme fits well into our Catholic ethos and challenges the stigma around mental health.
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The Journey - Catholic Radio on Pulse 94.1FM
By Jude Hennessy
(Director of CCD)

Have you heard The Journey - Catholic Radio Show yet? The Journey is a weekly program produced by the Diocese of Wollongong. This week features an in-depth interview with Bruce Downes, The Catholic Guy, as well as all the regular weekly spots including our Sunday Gospel Reflection, Sr Hilda's wisdom from Jamberoo Abbey, and great tips for living well from Trish McCarthy, Pete Gilmore and Fran and Byron Pirola on marriages. Read more
Valuing & Supporting Older People in our Parishes and Community
By Carmen Karuada
(Diocesan Aged Care Advocate)

Pastoral Care is a way of responding to the invitation of Jesus to "Love one another as I have loved you" (John 13:34). Pastoral care is caring companionship to others. It is about responding to the emotional and spiritual needs of others in their time of need. Read more
Celebrating Cultural Diversity
By Kathy Richardson
(Ss Peter and Paul Parish Kiama Social Justice, Ecology and Peace Committee)

Around 150-200 people took the opportunity to explore Illawarra's cultural diversity at a recent Cultural Diversity Event held on Saturday 24 August at St Peters and Paul (SSPP) Catholic Parish in Kiama. Read more

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