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John 13:34

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John 13:34

Monday, September 8, 2014

REDEEM - Advent Program 2014 | ORDER NOW!

Redeem - Advent and Christmas Reflections 2014
Catholic Diocese of Wollongong

Daily Advent and Christmas Reflections 2014 - ORDER NOW!

We are delighted to announce that the Diocese of Wollongong is now taking orders for  Redeem – Daily Advent and Christmas Reflections 2014 at the low price of $3.00 per copy (incl GST) plus postage and handling.

Continuing the tradition from past years, Redeem is a beautifully presented full-colour pocket-size resource containing short daily reflections from the beginning of Advent (30 November 2014) through to the Epiphany (4 January 2015) primarily for personal use, but also appropriate for group use such as parish, Church agency, religious community and school staff/class prayer.

Many people also buy bulk copies of the book for family and friends as an alternative to Christmas cards.

These spiritually rich, yet easily readable daily reflections have been written by six clergy and religious from the Diocese of Wollongong:

  • Dean Ron Peters Adm (Lumen Christi Catholic Parishes, Wollongong)
  • Fr Bede North Adm MSC (Holy Cross Parish, Helensburgh)
  • Fr Richard Healey (St Paul's Parish, Camden)
  • Sr Sue Barker SGS (St Michael's Parish, Nowra)
  • Fr Duane Fernandez (St Michael's Parish, Nowra)
  • Sr Hilda Scott OSB (Benedictine Abbey, Jamberoo)

Redeem also features beautiful religious artworks from our rich Catholic history with enlightening "artwork spotlight" descriptions written by Fr Graham Schmitzer PP (St Columbkille's Parish, Corrimal).

Order now by downloading an order form below and email/fax/mail to Jennifer Raposio at:

F (02) 4222 2417
PO Box 1239, Wollongong NSW 2500

or contact Jennifer directly on (02) 4222 2411 to place a phone order. If you are ordering from outside of Australia, please email Jennifer before ordering so that we can provide you with a quote for postage and handling.

Delivery of the books is expected from the first week of November onwards.

Please note, if you live in the Diocese of Wollongong, please check with your parish, school, agency or religious order before ordering as they may be ordering copies on your behalf.


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

What's Happening September 2014


City Silence is a weekly Holy Hour for young adults (18-35) at St Mary's Cathedral every Tuesday from 6:30pm.

At 7:30pm Following City Silence all are welcome to a casual dinner at a local restaurant.

Straight after City Silence on the 30th of September, get back to basics with Catholicism 101, a monthly catechesis evening for young adults aged 18-35.

We are very excited to have Bill Donaghy from the Theology of the Body Institute
so be sure to RSVP so you don't miss out,

The Youth Leaders' Formation Course is a one month live in Immersion course. Through YLFC students will get the opportunity to learn more about their faith, go on a silent retreat, engage in social outreach, parish mission, hear over 30 talks from the best speakers across Australia, develop skills in leadership and form deep lasting friendships.  Since 2007, YLFC has transformed the hearts and minds of 150 young people from Sydney and across Australia. The course will run from 24th of November until the 20th of December 2014 at the Benedict XVI Retreat Centre in Grose Vale. If you are interested in taking part of this amazing opportunity this year email us at  

Join the NET team as they meet every Wednesday night from 7pm - 8pm at 108 The Crescent, Homebush West for a time of faith, fun and fellowship.

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