We are now entering Eastertide, the season of joy in the Lord's resurrection which give us hope and courage for the future. The message of Easter impels us outwards, to those on the margins, to spread the news of joy that life will overcome even death itself. The following is an extract from Pope Francis' exhortation The Joy of the Gospel where he speaks of what it means to be an evangelising community:
The Autumn edition of Journey Magazine featured a report on the recent Diocesan Assembly held on Saturday 1 March in Wollongong. The day focused upon how all of us can work more closely and collaboratively in sharing the 'Joy of the Gospel." The Our next Diocesan assembly will be held at Mount Carmel Catholic High School Hall, Varroville on the 6 September."
Christian Initiation and Marriage Annulment Workshop
This workshop, aimed at those involved in initiating people into our faith community, will focus on the Marriage Annulment process and its implications for Christian Initiation.
Being led by staff from the Wollongong Office of the Marriage Tribunal, participants will develop an understanding of:
Exploring the Gospel of Matthew Session
Over the Sundays of this year we will be listening to Matthew's Gospel. Like each of the gospels, Matthew presents Jesus in his own unique way. Jesus is the one who fulfills 'the law and the prophets', he is the Messiah of Israel, the king and saviour of the world. He comes before us as the teacher & lawgiver, greater even than Moses. And of course he is presented as the son of man giving his life for us all.
25 Year Jubilee at Rosemeadow Parish School
Please join Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Parish Primary School in celebrating its 25th anniversary (1989-2014) on Friday 23rd May 2014
Stalls, rides, games and food! Come for one event or come for all:
Discovering my Personal Spirituality Workshop
A Workshop on enhancing my relationship with God and others. Developing our personal spirituality can assist us greatly in tackling the joys and sorrows, options and decisions we face in our lives. This workshop, facilitated by Carmen Karauda from CatholicCare will explore questions such as:
CatholicCare Workshops - Term 2
CatholicCare run a number of workshops in Wollongong, Campbelltown and Nowra to help children, parents and families. The Term 2 workshop timetable has been released and CatholicCare are now taking bookings. Click the below links for the Term 2 workshop timetable and booking details:
Growing Lay Pastoral Ministry Workshop with Dr Aoife McGrath
What is Lay Pastoral Ministry and how can it help parish life?
As part of our Parishes Working Together process, the Diocese is hosting a dynamic workshop especially for clergy, pastoral councils and ministry coordinators involved in supporting and coordinating volunteers within the parish environment. All welcome.
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, great tips for living well from Trish McCarthy and Pete Gilmore, and Fran and Byron Pirola on marriages.
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