Christmas greetings from the Diocese of Wollongong!
A big thank you to everyone for your support of our Daily Advent and Christmas Reflections Book, REDEEM. We hope that the reflections are bringing you closer to our loving God this Advent and Christmas.
We would normally wait until the New Year to begin advertising our upcoming Lenten Program for 2015 entitled ARISE. However, Lent begins early next year (18 February), so we thought it was a good idea to put it on your radar that we will be taking orders for ARISE in early January 2015.
ARISE: Lenten Program 2015, will be a 44-page weekly program published by the Diocese of Wollongong designed as a six-week Lenten resource for small groups, prayer companions, staff reflections, families and individuals containing Gospel Reflections by Sr Moya Hanlen OLSH (Chancellor of the Diocese of Wollongong and respected Canon Lawyer), and Spiritual Direction by Fr Michael Fallon MSC (world renowned Scripture Scholar) and Sr Hilda Scott OSB (Vocations Director, Jamberoo Abbey).
There will be an accompanying Triple CDResource available for purchase (physical CD and digital downloads) containing professionally recorded weekly Responsorial Psalms written and performed by Tracey Coombes . Check out a sneek-peak of Tracey's beautiful Psalm for Week 4 of the program at the following link:
The CD Resource will also contain narrations of the Gospels by Jude Hennessy (Host of the "Journey Catholic Radio Show") and Gospel Reflections by Sr Moya, Spiritual Direction by Sr Hilda and Fr Michael , and back by popular demand, Guided Meditation led by Sr Hilda.
As in previous years, the whole is contained within the beautiful artwork of Nelson Colo Matoma who has painted six new watercolour expressionism artworks for the program.
Further information including a sample of the program and order forms will be emailed to you in early January. Thank you again for your support of our programs and may the birth of the Child Jesus bring peace to you and your loved ones this Christmas.