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Friday, March 11, 2016

What's Happening March

March 2016 

We are getting towards the pointy end of WYD registrations...that's right friends...registrations close on 15 April which is pretty much one month away! The good news is that is not the date for payment completion but if you are going to be a part of what is going to be truly the experience of the lifetime NOW is the time to make your booking. Our four amazing pilgrimages are filling up and some are reaching their capacity – and once they are full – they are full. If you have felt moved in your heart to attend then don't ignore that, this may be your time and your call for this moment. If you have yet to register, or you have yet to put down your $500 deposit don't delay! Come and experience the year of mercy in this unique opportunity!   

Don't miss out on this life changing event! Click HERE for more details!

We will be continuing with our Mercy series. Save the below dates for your calendar:

Tuesday 12 Apr
Tuesday 17 May
Tuesday 21 Jun
Tuesday 12 Jul
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Come pray for an Hour in the Cathedral with other young adults from across the Archdiocese. Then join us for dnner after!

From 6:30pm entry is via the Eastern door.
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Stay tuned for more details....
Dating and Degustation will be back due to popular demand. With the next one scheduled to be held very soon! (9th April)
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SPECIAL SCREENING: The original Image of Divine Mercy: The Untold Story of an Unkown Masterpiece
Catholic Youth Services invites all young adults to the first (and possibly only) Australian showing of the new Divine Mercy Film - We're flying in the film just for this occasion on Tuesday March 29th from 7:30pm in the Cathedral Chapter Hall.
Follow the adventurous history of the original painting commissioned by St. Faustina. Featuring Bishop Robert Barron, comedian Jim Gaffigan, Grammy award-winning musician Harry Connick Jr., and many others.
. film has been endorsed by The Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization. Watch the trailer here:
It's going to be a great night…and this is the last big pre-WYD event. You need to be at this (and you need to register for WYD).
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Join us for Y-FACTOR "SHINE" 2016! We can't even begin to tell you how incredible last year's camp was. You'll just have to pack a bag and join us this time round.

The CYS Staff and Youth Ministers from all over the Sydney Archdiocese have been working for months to make this year's camp even better (if that's possible?!) So, if you are currently in yrs 7-12, then come have the time of your life these Easter school holidays!

There'll be heaps of time for games, activities, talks, discussion, prayer and a chance to grow in your faith and relationship with God. This camp is so big we can only run it once a year so get on board now or miss out!

Being held on the 18th of April - 21st of April at Youthworks.

Y- Factor
After an great start to our Mercy Series, we are back with WEEK 2 and we are bringing in the Big Guns! Join us on March 15 as we discuss "Clothing the Naked" and "To Counsel the Doubtful" with Fr Ben Johnston OFM Cap and Sr Lydia Allen RSM. Both heavily involved with the above topics in their own ministries. Click here to go to the Facebook Event
The same deal as last year, food from 7:30pm (straight after City Silence) and the talk begins at 8pm. During this Extraordinary Year of Mercy make sure you know exactly what it all means!

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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  
Reasons for Hope is a weekend away for young adults, where you can have a great time and learn more about God.

With a Panel of great speakers, 40 hours of adoration, daily Mass, Saturday night social, and free time to meet and mingle with old and new friends!

For more information visit:
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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.

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The Day of the Unborn Child is coming up again. It falls on the Sunday closest to the feast of the Annunciation and it is a great chance for the Catholics of Sydney to show the rest of Sydney and the world that the unborn child deserves love and respect and a chance at a life!
Sunday, 3rd April, 2016
The Day of the Unborn Child will be held on the 3rd April, starting with 10.30am Mass at St. Mary's Cathedral, then the Angelus at 12pm before we proceed to process out.
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