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Sunday, December 4, 2016

What's Happening December 2016

December 2016

City Silence has finished for the year, we will be back on the 7th of Feb 2017 and look forward to seeing you there! In the mean time there are lots of events coming up to prepare you for Christmas and to help you end your year with a spiritual bang, so read further for more...

Xt3 Advent Calendar
'Prepare your heart to receive Christ' is the theme for the Advent Calendar 2016


The Xt3 Advent Calendar is a website and App that contains a variety of videos, meditations and podcasts for the Christmas season, providing people with the means to encounter the true spirit of Christmas in their everyday lives.


Missing City Silence?....

Well, it's not exactly City Silence, but we are hoping may of you who regulally attend City Silence will join us at the Cathedral on December 22 to welcome others into the Cathedral for the Light A Candle for Christmas Appeal.

As many of you may know, the Lights at the Cathedral have become a new Christmas tradition to add to the calendar and each year 1000's of people walk by the Cathedral to see the lights and hear the carols, but we want them to experience the beauty that's within the Cathedral too. We are getting together the City Silence crowd to INVITE people in where there will be music and adoration (just like City Silence) CREDO will be running a training workshop before we head out or there is other ...ministries you can be a part of too -

If you are interested in helping out and for more information Click HERE and Click attending!
iWitness 2016
iWitness is a conference for young adults who are keen to meet other young people, learn more about the Catholic Faith and have a whole lot of fun. With 300 participants at each of the previous conferences, this year is not to be missed.

With an incredible program and speakers lined up, come along and hear from a range of religious and lay speakers ranging from the Catholic Institute of Sydney's Dr. Robert Tilley, to Dominican sister, Sr. Mary Rachel and three of our Sydney Bishops including Bishop Richard Umbers, Bishop Tony Randazzo and Archbishop Anthony Fischer.

Spend some time in the sun and at the beach with new and old friends to truly end the year on a spiritual high. For more information and to register click HERE

Join the Artes Christi Choir to celebrate the season of Christmas at one of their performances or as they lead the music of the Mass.   

3rd Dec - 7pm Following 6pm Mass - Our Lady of Victories, Horsley Park

4th Dec - Regina Coeli, Beverly Hills – 7pm carols

8th Dec - St Mary's Cathedral steps– 8pm carols

11th Dec – St Peter's Surry Hills, carols – 4pm more details HERE

14th Dec – St Joseph's Camperdown, Mass + Handel's Messiah – 7pm

The Thirteenth Annual Christmas Carols - Holy Family Maroubra
The World Youth Day Orchestra invites you to the thirteenth annual Carols and Readings. Come and join us for a beautiful evening of music as we prepare for the Feast of Christmas.

11th Dec from 7pm at Holy Family Maroubra
Come and celebrate the Christmas season with a concert featuring the St Mary's Cathedral Choir and The Orchestra of The Antipodes, performing a selection of your favourite carols and christmas reflections.

Due to sold out performances in 2015, there are now two performances, 11:00am and 7:00pm

For all details and to purchase tickets, please visit
For more information click HERE
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Come along for a Christmas dinner including; Leg ham and Roast Turkey!

This will be followed by reflection and discussion time surrounding the nativity story and Christmas for Christians and it's relevance in today's world.

When: 4th Dec 7pm, after 6pm mass
Where: Holy Spirit Parish Centre, North Ryde

Encourage all to come along for a great evening of food, friends, faith and fun!
Please RSVP for catering purposes

For more information click HERE
5th Dec from 6:30pm at Campion College Toongabbie

Join us for our end of year celebration! We would love to celebrate and share the achievements of the Culture Project for 2016 with you! Please bring your friends for a fun night of games and festivities. We will share the highlights of 2016 as well as the exciting plans and vision for 2017. Dinner, drinks and dessert will be supplied. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements!

The cost is $25 per person or $20 per person for a group of 6.

For more information click HERE
For more information click HERE
QndA: Euthanasia and Palliative Care will take place again on Wednesday, 7 December


QndA draws pollies, priests and professors - of different faiths and traditionns - to UNDA to thrash out (what should be) the hot issues of the day. It's about faith and reason in action. QndA lets the audience ask the questions: on anything, from anyone.

Going beyond the sound-bite and the narrowly political, QndA brings together people of depth to discuss issues of depth. It's open, passionate, and respectful.
For more Information Click HERE

Advent Recollection Day for Women: Prepare the Way of the Lord

You are invited to join the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia for a day of recollection, prayer and fellowship on Saturday December 17th 2016 at St. Peter Chanel's Parish Hall.

The day will include: Mass (8am); Adoration and Confession (9am); Welcome and morning tea (10am) followed by talks given by the Sisters and time for personal recollection. The day will end at 4.30pm and 5pm Vigil Mass is available. Please bring a plate to share for lunch. For more information please contact Dominican or 9644 2786.  

23rd Dec: Christmas in the Streets
The Knights of the Immaculata are hosting their 5th Annual Christmas on the Streets Procession throughout the streets of Sydney!
The theme for the walk is "Jesus is the reason for the season". We will walk spreading the JOY of the coming Birth of Our Savior and remind people what Christmas is about, with song, prayer and a LIFESIZE statue of Jesus!!!
The walk will begin in St. John Paul II Chapel at Sydney University (150 City rd, Darlington) and continue to St. Mary's Cathedral, then back to the St. John Paul II chapel for Exposition and Bendiction of the Blessed Sacrament!
Bring family and friends, of all ages and remember, JESUS is the REASON for the SEASON!

For more information click HERE
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