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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Fwd: Faith & Life News | February 2014

Faith and Life E-newsletter
Catholic Diocese of Wollongong
february 2014
In this Issue
Upcoming Events
The Joy of the Gospel – Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation
By Darren McDowell
(Coordinator Adult Faith Formation)

“I invite all Christians, everywhere, at this very moment, to a renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ, or at least an openness to letting him encounter them; I ask all of you to do this unfailingly each day. No one should think that this invitation is not meant for him or her, since ‘no one is excluded from the joy brought by the Lord.’” (Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium, 3) Read more
Bishop Peter initiates Youth Ministry Consultation
By Christy Honeysett

Have you ever heard this phrase: "I was born in 1981, so whether I am a ‘young person’ or not probably depends on your perspective. I am however passionate about youth ministry and believe that we as Church need to give our young people the best opportunity to develop their gifts and talents so they are empowered in their relationship with Jesus and their faith does not wither and fade." Read more
CatholicCare's Marriage and Relationship Education Programs
By Chiara Mammone
(CatholicCare Communications and Fundraising Officer)

CatholicCare's Marriage and Relationship Education programs prepare couples’ relationship for the future years ahead. The program provides an opportunity to make a start on building a more rewarding life together. Read more
Bishop Peter Announces Diocesan Assembly in March to continue Parishes Working Together Process
By Darren McDowell
(Coordinator Adult Faith Formation)

Bishop Peter and the Diocesan Pastoral Council invite Clergy, Parish Pastoral Councils, parishioners and other interested people to gather and participate in the continued development of Parishes Working Together and the Diocesan Pastoral Plan. Read more
ENCOUNTER: Lenten Program 2014
By Daniel Hopper
(Diocesan Communications Coordinator)

Lent is just three weeks away but it's not too late to order your copies of   ENCOUNTER: Lenten Program 2014, a 44 page weekly program designed as a six-week Lenten resource.

In most cases we are processing orders same day so you will receive your order within a day or two of ordering. Read more
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
Worldwide Marriage Encounter Celebrates 40 Years in Australia
By Ardell and Bill Sharpe

Worldwide Marriage Encounter (WWME) is a Marriage Enrichment experience for married couples, set in peaceful surroundings, away from the distractions of everyday life. During the weekend, couples have the opportunity to reconnect, rekindle and refresh their relationship. Take time out and invest in your most precious asset - YOUR MARRIAGE! Read more
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