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John 13:34

love one another as I have loved you

John 13:34

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

What's Happening OCTOBER

October 2016

Registrations Close 7 October

This October, Catholic Youth Services will host the second YOUTH MINISTRY TRAINING CONFERENCE! With over one hundred young leaders at last year's Conference, we are ready to empower and equip even more young people in youth ministry!

This year we are bringing out our friends from Life Teen again! While this is not a conference about Life Teen (you don't need to know anything about Life Teen and you don't need to sign up to anything), Life Teen is the largest parish based youth ministry movement in the English speaking world and will bring their expertise to share with our conference participants.  

Our Youth Ministry Training Conference is the perfect event for parish and community youth coordinators, youth leadership teams, music ministers, school youth ministry coordinators and clergy. This is an event for ALL those in parish based youth ministry.

For more info and to book your spot click HERE

The modern world has sought - with rapid success  - to redefine human sexuality. The Result has been not only a new sexual ethic, but a new definition of our humanity and a new social order.

Founded by Christopher West and inspired by John Paul II's Theology of the Body. The Cor Project aims to reframe questions of human existence in such a way that the divine plan for man and woman can be perceived and embraced in all its beauty and splendour. This is a project of the heart, attracting men and women who are yearning for more than what our culture's approach to happiness and fulfilment has to offer.

Join Christopher West for this very special afternoon on Saturday October 22nd at the Seymour Centre in Sydney.

Don't miss out on this great opportunity! Grab your tickets HERE
Weekly Holy Hour held at St Mary's Cathedral from 6:30pm. Entrance is via the Eastern Door of the Cathedral.    

For more information on what is happening...

and how to get involved, visit our Catholic Youth Services page. or our Facebook page 

To find your local youth and young adults group click HERE 

 This special remembrance service to be held on the 5th of October from 7pm, honours the lives of those who have lost their lives through suicide or misadventure. This gentle and peaceful service offers hope and counsel to those who are also grieving the loss of loved ones.


The prayer service is open to people of all faiths, and so please feel free to invite your friends and family, as well as those within your agency or community who may wish to attend.


For more information, please click HERE  

For more information on this event click HERE
For more information contact the Servants of God's Divine Mercy on 0404 881 811
"If you, O Lord, should mark our guilt, Lord, who would survive?
But with you is found forgiveness." – Ps 129:3-4

On behalf of the Christus Rex Society I warmly invite you to the 26th Christus Rex Pilgrimage. Once again we will make the journey from St. Patrick's Cathedral in Ballarat to Sacred Heart Cathedral in Bendigo offering our prayers and sacrifices in honour of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ our King.

For more information click HERE

Calling all WYD PILGRIMS! I know many areas have had WYD meet ups! Now its my parishes turn! Come for a morning tea reunion at my parish where we can share with the community the life of the young people that attended WYD! Everyone is welcome!
When: 2nd of October @ 11am
Where: St Joseph's Parish Oatley
Click HERE for more info.  
The Notre Dame Sydney Law Society invites you to our 4th Annual Social Justice Lecture. All proceeds from the SJL will be donated to a charity supporting refugees.

We are very privileged to have Fr. Frank Brennan S.J. AO presenting the keynote lecture this year​ ​on Human Rights and Asylum Seekers.

Tickets will be LIMITED and are available for purchase HERE

If you have any queries, please email our Social Justice Director (
The first Ukrainian Catholic Catechism in more than 500 years will be launched by Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP with Bishop Peter Stasiuk at the The Mustard Seed Bookshop in Lidcombe on 5th of October.

The Sydney Ukrainian Catholic community wants all Sydney Catholics to share in the historic event.
For more information on this event please click HERE
For more information click HERE
Commemorating Shakespeare's 400th anniversary (1616-2016), Artes Christi are pleased to present The Tragedy of HAMLET Prince of Denmark in a brand new production directed by Eugene Raggio.

With a cast & crew of almost 50 people, this is HAMLET on an truly epic scale.

For more info and to purchase your tickets click HERE
For more information on the Campion Ball Click HERE

The Cardoner Project

The Cardoner Project is a young adult ministry of the Jesuits  which offers 2016 School Leavers and University Students an Immersion Program to Cambodia, Thailand/Vietnam, Nepal, and Mexico. These Immersions involve community service working in construction, schools, orphanages, and communities, as well as spiritual reflection in the Ignation tradition, whilst experiencing the culture of the country visited. The Nepal Immersion includes an inspiring trek high into the Himalayas! Immersions are priced from $4500- $5500, and places are limited & booking out quickly. Upcoming Immersions include:

Cambodia 21 November- 6 December 2016  

Nepal 5 December- 22 December 2016 

Thailand/Vietnam 5 January- 22 January 2017 

Mexico 14 January- 31 January 2017  SOLD OUT

Mexico 1- 18 February 2017

Nepal 8-26 February 2017  

For more info:  or call Cathy Hammond on 0427 960 918.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

5 Weeks until Pray For Someone You Love

 It's now only 5 weeks until we begin Pray For Someone You Love 2016.

 As promised, our team will be sending helpful videos every week as we prepare for this special month of prayer, and this week we kick off our 'pre-season'.

 Register now for Pray For Someone You Love 2016 to receive these free videos every week until November 1 here:
 Bruce Downes
 The Catholic Guy Ministry

he Catholic Guy, P.O. Box 1564, Osborne Park, AU_WA 6916

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Your Weekly Journey Catholic Radio Podcast | Episode 164

Journey Catholic Radio Podcast
This week on The Journey (Ep164)

This week on The Journey, we bring you another fantastic interview from the Proclaim Conference with Ajesh Abraham, founder of Servistore, who make ethically-sourced apparel. Of course, we've got some of your favourites as well! We welcome back Fr Graham Schmitzer (Unanderra, NSW) back for the Gospel Reflection, as well as Sr Hilda Scott OSB, and Francine Pirola. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!

Visit or where you can listen anytime and subscribe to weekly shows by email. Got friends or family who you'd like to hear this show ever week? All you've got to do is send them this email and they can subscribe by clicking here.

The Journey is a weekly program developed by the Catholic Diocese of Wollongong and is the only Catholic radio program in Australia aired on general Christian radio.

Listen to the presenter inputs this week below:

INTERVIEW - Ajesh Abraham
GOSPEL REFLECTION - Luke 16: 19-31
HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY - Wisdom From The Abbey with Sr Hilda Scott OSB
PASSION & DOMESTICITY - Smart Loving with the Pirolas

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We love to hear feedback and comments on the show too, so drop us an email at or call (02) 4222 2407.

Yours in Christ

Jude Hennessy
Program Director

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