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John 13:34

love one another as I have loved you

John 13:34

Friday, August 29, 2014

CF&L Upcoming Dates of Interest

DIOCESAN ASSEMBLY Saturday 6 September 10am–2pm at Mount Carmel Catholic High School Hall

Bishop Peter Ingham and the Diocesan Pastoral Council invite Clergy, Parish Pastoral Councils, Catholic School Leadership Teams, all parishioners and other interested people to gather and participate in an assembly focusing upon parish and diocesan plans for 2015. With the approaching Synod on the Family, this Diocesan Assembly will prove an important occasion for assisting one another in responding to and developing ways of addressing the pressing pastoral concerns that face us as a Diocese. The assembly will also be a time for parishes, schools and agencies to share their own initiatives as we seek to live our call as Bearers of Christ's Love. Please contact Darren McDowell 4222 2463 or for further information. RSVP IS ESSENTIAL to Helen Bennett via by Wed 3 Sept 2014.



Wednesday 3 Sept 7:30-9:00pm Micah House, 35a Cordeaux St Campbelltown

Friday 5 September 9:45-1:00pm Parish Hall St Thomas More Parish Acacia Avenue Ruse

What can we learn about Mission & Ministry from Matthew's Gospel? Over the Sundays of this year we are listening to Matthew's Gospel. Like each of the Gospels, Matthew presents Jesus in his own unique way. In these sessions we will explore how Matthew illustrates our mission as disciples and ministers within and beyond our community. Registration is essential to Darren McDowell 4222 2463



Wednesday 10 Sept St Thomas More Parish RUSE 7:30pm-9:00pm

This workshop focuses upon how we can embrace the ability of all people who come to participate in the worship and communal life of our parish communities, especially people with disability and their families. For more information and registration contact:



Saturday, 13 September, Xavier Conference Centre , 38 Harbour Street, Wollongong 10:00am – 12:30 pm (tea and coffee provided). The ministry of Audio Visual Operator (Projectionist) is critical to the smooth running of many Masses in our Diocese. This ministry training course will provide an overview of Liturgical Ministry in the Mass. It will situate the role of the projectionist in the Order of Mass and the important relationship with the presider and the music coordinator. It will offer tools and resources for sourcing texts and recording usage for copyright purposes. The session will further provide a forum for discussion of issues among projectionists and look at a comparison of the benefits of different software solutions. Bookings are essential. RSVP to Helen Bennett 4222 2403; Paul Mason 4222 2462


INTRODUCTION TO PASTORAL CARE WORKSHOP Thursday, 18 September, 9:30am-3:30pm, Xavier Conference Centre, 38 Harbour St Wollongong

Pastoral Care is a way of responding to the invitation of Jesus to "Love one another as I have loved you" (John 13:34). This Introduction to Pastoral Care is an opportunity for people interested in visiting people who are aged in nursing home or in their own homes. For more information contact: Carmen Karauda, Diocesan Aged Care Advocate Ph: 4640 8515 or 0448 930 287 Email



Want your marriage to be the very best it can be … committed, intimate, joyful and passionate? Presented in a Catholic context, the SmartLoving Marriage Seminar is a private experience open to married couples of any faith. Whether you've been married for one year or fifty years, if you long for deep, satisfying, intimacy with your spouse, this private, confidential and fun seminar is for you. It will run at the Xavier Centre in Wollongong on September 20-21. All meals are included and the $200 Australian Government Stronger Relationship Trial Subsidy essentially covers the cost of attending! Hosted by Jude and Kerrie Hennessy, bookings are essential / 02 9319 6280 /


CATHOLIC MISSION: 'THE FRANCIS EFFECT' COLLOQUIUM Thursday 25 September 2014 Xavier Conference Centre, 38 Harbour Street, Wollongong 9.00am – 3.30pm

REGISTRATION PRICE NOW $45.00 AND WILL RECEIVE A COPY OF THE BOOK 'The Francis Effect, Living the Joy of the Gospel"

Don't miss out on your chance to be a part of the one-day colloquium on how to incorporate Pope Francis' Evangelii Gaudium, Living the Joy of the Gospel into our everyday life. We invite you to come in groups or an individual. Come along and be part of shaping our Church for our society today! Enquiries: David Harrison Diocesan Director or 02 4222 2482 Flyer Attached



Friday 10 & Saturday 11 October 9:00am-3:30pm at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Retreat Centre & Parish Flyer Attached

How do we share the joy of the Gospel with children and families either in the classroom or through parish programs and initiatives? This conference is for teachers, catechists and all those who minister with children and families. Through a range of workshops and keynote address from Dr Aoife McGrath, It will explore the many and varied ways in which we can enliven our ministry and more effectively share the Good News. Registration is essential, please go to or pick up one of the brochures at the back of the church. For further information contact Darren McDowell 4222 2463 or



CATECHIST MORNING TEA Monday 8 September 2014 to be held at CCD Resource Centre, Micah House, 35a Cordeaux St Campbelltown from 10.30am till 12 midday.


A VISIT FROM JOHN BURLAND - Catechists come join us on Monday 8 September 2014 at Xavier Centre, 38 Harbour Street, from 10.00am – 1pm.

No Cost. Morning Tea provided. RSVP by 1 Sept to Mrs Cindy Oliver in 4640 8550 or



Macarthur – Highlands: CCD Resource Centre, Micah House, 35a Cordeaux Street, Campbelltown. Start date: Monday, 15 September Time: 10am- 12.30pm

For bookings or questions please contact Cindy Oliver by 7th September, on 4640 8550 or