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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

What's Happening May 2016

May 2016

If you are a Youth Leader, then join us for our corE Night, where you can gain some useful tips about how to speak to young people about Relationships and Chasity! Monday 2 May (Tonight!) dinner from 6pm at the CYS Office - 108 The Crescent, Homebush West. Click HERE for the facebook event
Join us at Catholicism 101 for our 4th installment of our "Mercy Series" where we'll focus on the Corporal work of Mercy of Sheltering the Homeless and the Spiritual work of Mercy, of bearing wrongs patiently. We'll be joined by Elizabeth Lee from the Mathew Talbot Hostel. Tuesday 17 May, 7:30pm. Click HERE for more information!
We're looking forward to our second WYD Formation Evening, to be held on Tuesday 31 May from 6:30pm. This night will be full of practical information, so if you are joining us for WYD, then make sure you don't miss this night!
City Silence is cancelled for MAY 3 (tomorrow) but fear not, we'll be back the following Tuesday on 10th of May. Join us for adoration and then a meal afterwards! From 6:30pm at St Mary's Cathedral.
A tour through the confusing world of modern sexuality. Three nights, different locations!

Dates & Locations:
Thursday 5th May
Our Lady of the Rosary, 18 Vine St, Fairfield.

Tues 10th May
Our Lady Star of the Sea, 50 Kiora Rd, Miranda.

Thursday 12th May
Catholic Adult Education Centre, 3 Keating St, Lidcombe.

For further information check out the facebook EVENT

Brought to you by the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney's Life, Marriage & Family Centre and University Chaplaincies.
For the first time, together with Parousia Media, St John XXIII Parish presents a one day conference for all to explore Mercy, in light of the Year of Mercy. 

Guest speakers will share their insights and experience to draw us closer to God's desires for us, especially this year.

Save the date and invite your family and friends! This is a free event, with donations welcomed. 
May 7th Reflection Day for Women - Presented by Sr. M. Isabell Naumann.  "Give me a Drink (Jn.4:7) – Charity and Mercy". All women are invited to attend this day where we will reflect on the gifts of God's merciful love and charity. The day will include Holy Mass and the opportunity for reconciliation. Email: or Ph: 4773 8338 – Mount Schoenstatt Spirituality Centre, 230 Fairlight Road, Mulgoa
WEDNESDAY MAY 11: "The Two Wolves: Community Cantina" presents the third installment of the   Contemplative Leadership Series, where we aim to inspire students to be transformative leaders through human, spiritual and intellectual formation.
They will be hosting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, Mr Mick Gooda speak on 'Closing the Gap: The Challenges of Indigenous Exclusion'. For more information click HERE
THURSDAY MAY 12: The Cardoner Project invites its friends and families to the Friends of Cardoner Social. This is an opportunity to hear about the happenings of the Project, both overseas and within Sydney; as well as catch up with those many familiar faces.

There will be a brief presentation from our Director, Fr David Braithwaite SJ and some of our young volunteers at 6 PM, whereafter you're invited to join us for drinks in The Two Wolves: Community Cantina. For the facebook event, click HERE
Date: Thursday 12th May 2016
Time: 6.30pm (refreshments available from 6.00pm)
Venue: St Benedict's Hall, The University of Notre Dame Australia, Sydney Broadway Campus. More info HERE
Catholics of the Fairfield/Revesby Deanery and throughout the Archdiocese of Sydney are invited to an evening of Adoration to place ourselves before the Lord, featuring meditation and prayer with Fr. Epeli Qimaqima and Sr. M. Luka Juenemann and a short testimony from Noel Custodio, who is in formation at the Seminary of the Good Shepherd. More information HERE
Feel like tapping into one of the most popular social events in Sydney? Check out the facebook event HERE
Date & Time: Wednesday 18 May 2016, 6pm
Venue: University of Sydney
Room: Footbridge Lecture Theatre
Talk Topic: How to Save Your Marriage Before Meeting Your Spouse
"Can you divorce-proof a marriage before it begins? Marriage preparation doesn't start with the engagement. To build the foundation for lasting love, learn what to do before saying "I do."
Registration: Free Entry (booking required - limited seating available - ticket must be presented upon entry)

For Bookings please phone, email or register online at
Proudly sponsored by The University of Sydney Catholic Society
To register for "Finding your Calcutta" - 
NightFever begins with Holy Mass at 7:30pm followed by the exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 8pm on the altar, well adorned with lanterns and candles. The St Peter's, Surry Hills Choir sing beautiful sacred music on the steps of the church while the street team offer a coffee and an invitation to passer-bys to come in and light a candle. To volunteer for the street team email

Men's Breakfast | 8am Saturday June 4
Parish Hall of St Joseph, Enfield [enter via Baker Street]
Speaker: Robert Falzon, Founder of menALIVE and co-author of "The Father Factor"

$20 at the door
$15 early bird*
All proceeds towards the Pakastani orphans appeal
Phone: Kevin Smith 0470 284 590

*early bird registrations required by May 31
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