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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Fwd: What's Happening February 2016

February 2016

We're BACK

City Silence is back for the year, starting tonight from 6:30pm at St Mary's Cathedral*. Come and spend an hour adoring the Lord in this Weekly Holy Hour occurring every Tuesday until the end of the year, with a priest available to hear your confession. Feel free to continue on after the Holy hour with our team who will go for a meal together at a local pub or restaurant. For more information feel free to call us on 9764 4357. *Entry to the Cathedral will only be from the eastern door.  


With an anticipated number of 4 million people, WYD Krakow is not to be missed! We will be leading pilgrimages via different regions to all converge at WYD in Krakow. Register now! Click HERE for more information.

In his recent letter to young people, Pope Francis has encouraged us to study the corporal and spiritual works of mercy during this year of mercy and in the lead up to WYD in July. So that is what we are going to do!

From February to July our monthly Catholicism 101 will be called 'The Mercy Series'. Each month we will hear about a different corporal and spiritual work of mercy and importantly, how we can live that particular work in our own life. Our speakers will be engaging clergy, religious and lay people who have a very real understanding or practical engagement in that work of mercy. We really think you'll like it! So why not commit to come to the full series with a friend and really engage in the ways we can be the hands and feet of Christ in our world.

The Mercy Series is held in the Cathedral Chapter Hall following City Silence and includes a light supper. Really hope to see you there. Dates are as follows:

Tuesday 16 Feb – Corporal: To feed the hungry and give drink to the thirsty / Spiritual: To instruct the ignorant
Tuesday 15 Mar - Corporal: To clothe the naked / Spiritual: To counsel the doubtful
Tuesday 12 Apr - Corporal: To visit the sick / Spiritual: To comfort the afflicted   
Tuesday 17 May - Corporal: To shelter the homeless / Spiritual: To bear wrongs patiently
Tuesday 21 Jun - Corporal: To bury the dead / Spiritual: To pray for the living and the dead
Tuesday 12 Jul - Corporal: Visit the imprisoned / Spiritual: To admonish the sinner and forgive offences willingly

For more info click HERE

FEB 27th
We have a new NET team! Having been announced, the team is currently still in training. But they are due to hit our shores in late Feb. So come on down to CYS where we will hold a BBQ in order for you meet them!

FEB 29th
Are you involved in Youth ministry? Well come join us here at CYS HQ for a CorE Night where we will be hearing from Fr. Greg Morgan FMVD on 'Preparing for the Challenges of Youth Ministry'. For more details contact us on 9764 4357. Click HERE for more info.

This February, you are invited to come to adore the Blessed Sacrament. At 40 Hours for Vocations we will ask God to send us holy men and women who will listen and answer his call to the priesthood and religious life, marriage and single life in the church in Sydney.

To sign up for an hour  click HERE or by calling 9307 8433

If you can spare a few hours on Sunday the 14th of Feb contact
FREE Double Passes to Oscar nominated 'Brooklyn'to give away!

For more information click HERE


St Michael's in Lane Cove are celebrating the year of Mercy by holding a weekly Holy Hour in the Parish every Sunday from 4:45pm - 5:45pm. If you live within the area you might consider going along and making this year of Mercy special by spending some time with the Lord.

The Parish is also looking for volunteers to support this endeavour. For more information or to volunteer contact Deacon Joe on  


Catholic Youth Services is inviting all youth and young adults to contribute messages of support and prayer for the speedy recovery of Archbishop Anthony Fisher following his being diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome before Christmas. All messages will be compiled into a book and presented to the Archbishop. Please email your messages by mid-February to and include your name and suburb.


In this jubilee Year of Mercy Pope Francis has asked that the 24 Hours for the Lord initiative be taken up in every diocese around the world. The 24 Hours for the Lord initiative asks us to open our churches for 24 hours on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th March, for Adoration and the Sacrament of Reconciliation.


CREDO will coordinate 24 Hours for the Lord at St Mary's Cathedral in Sydney from midday on Friday 4th March until midday of the following day, Saturday 5th March.

For more information please contact the CREDO office or 9307 8477 and nominate a particular timeslot will secure it.

Youth Encountering God
FEB 6th from 9am – 3:30pm cost: $20
Who is God for you? Come and meet this God who has been waiting for you! Come down to the Abbey for a day and spend sometime with the God who wants to encounter you.  

Lenten Retreat
FEB 15th at 3pm– 19th 10am cost: Various

A three day retreat to deepen your Lenten intentions and experience. Walk to Calvary through prayer, meditation, chant and Scripture.



Regos are now OPEN via

Reasons for Hope is a weekend away for young adults to learn more about God in a relaxed and friendly environment.

This year we'll be hearing more about the Catholic vision of Love... Talks include by popular demand: Realistic Relationships, Philosophy of Love, Theology of Love, Deepening your Relationship with Christ, Men's Panel & Women's Panel and More!!!!


We are excited that Movers and Shakers 2016 is fast approaching – and that means registrations are now open. The program will run from 29 March to 2 April at the James Byrne Centre, Highfields (Toowoomba Diocese).

Early Bird Registration – closes 26/2/16, cost $370.
Applications Close – 11/3/16, normal registration $395.

For more information

To celebrate the release of this Oscar Nominated film, Catholic Youth Services will give away free double passes to this film to the first five people who emails with the words "CYS Brooklyn giveaway"

Get in fast or you will miss out!

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