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John 13:34

love one another as I have loved you

John 13:34

Saturday, April 18, 2020

New update CDF Direct Debit Form 2020

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Please find the new form of CDF Direct Debit Form 2020 and the letter sent to me from the CDF Wollongong.


Best Regards,


Fr John Ho



Dear Fathers,

Please find attached an updated form for parishioners to use for regular planned giving to your parish.

We have had the form redesigned so that it is easier to complete and includes options for giving to the priest and clergy (first collection) and parish community (second collection).

The option of savings account direct debits to occur on the 10th day of the month and credit card direct debits to occur on the 21st day of the month has been left in place for ease of receipting by your parish secretary. Of course if a parishioner wants to give on any other day or frequency that suits their budget, we would always accept that alternative date or payment frequency to ensure the donation is received.


The forms do need to be printed both front and back, as the giver must sign that they have read and understood the service agreement – CDF are happy to print forms for you to have on hand, simply tell us how many you would like and we will print and post to your office. Could you ensure all old copies of previous forms are removed from display and replaced with this new version.


Finally, a reminder that if a donor uses their Visa Card or MasterCard for planned giving, the card number has to be removed from the form after entering into the BPoint card payment system; simply use a black permanent marker to cover the card number or cut the number out of the form leaving signatures etc in place.

For those parishes that do not have the BPoint credit card payment system we can set this up easily and there are small bank transactions fees for the base version; the web version to allow a Donation or Payment button on your parish website can be arranged with a monthly bank fee of $29.50 and then small transactions fees in addition.


Please contact me or any of the staff of the CDF if we can be of any assistance.





Manager – Business Development



Thursday, April 16, 2020

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April edition

 The Mass - a sacrifice?
What does it mean to call the Mass a sacrifice? and even to link that sacrifice to the one unrepeatable sacrifice of Jesus on the Cross at Calvary? One helpful way to understanding this is looking at the Last Supper event, especially through the context of the Jewish Passover. Learn more in last Monday's formation streamed live from our Facebook page.
Watch the replay of our Monday Formation with Fr Daniel Russo

Fr Daniel Russo is a young priest of the Archdiocese of Sydney

1697210.png  Online Youth Ministry Resources

Due to Public Health Orders and the danger of the recent COVID-19 virus pandemic, youth groups across Sydney have moved their groups online. It is a time where we're all being challenged to get creative with the way we do ministry, using newer tools and methods than we might be used to.

Sydney Catholic Youth is here to support you in your ministry and have created an ONLINE HUB of resources for doing youth ministry online.


With sadness, due to the current pandemic and Public Health Orders, we've had to postpone all our upcoming events that were scheduled over the coming months.

GOOD NEWS is we continue to meet, pray and form our youth leaders through regular online gatherings you may be familiar with as 'THE UPPER ROOM'.

The Upper Room
Small Groups Online every Thursday

The Upper Room is now an online gathering for youth leaders in Sydney, where we come together for conversation, prayer and community.

We're keeping everyone updated via our main social media platform Facebook so make sure you give us a LIKE and a FOLLOW to get connected!


For more info on Easter live streams in Sydney, visit

Get social!

Connect with us on FB, IG or Twitter to see what our team is up to and what's happening around Sydney


Find an event in and around Sydney for Catholic youth and young adults

Want to join a group?

We'll connect you with a group of like-minded young people for you to journey deeper in your faith with

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

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Friday, April 10, 2020

FW: 🙏 Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion with Bishop Brian starts in 30 minutes!



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🙏 Commemoration of the Lord's Passion with Bishop Brian starts in 30 minutes!


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Commemoration of the Lord's Passion with Bishop Brian Mascord starts in 30 minutes!

In an effort to continue the practice of our faith during the coronavirus outbreak, Bishop Brian Mascord will be livestreaming Holy Week Masses and ceremonies giving parishioners throughout the Illawarra, Macarthur, Shoalhaven and Southern Highlands (and everyone else watching from around the world) the opportunity to join with their bishop and make an act of spiritual Communion together as a diocese.

Where can I watch it?

The Commemoration of the Lord's Passion at 3pm AEST today will be livestreamed on three sources:





Electronic parish planned giving

In support of your local parish community during these times, please consider electronic planned giving.



Prayer and spiritual resources for you at home

The diocesan website has a COVID-19 page with links to assist parishioners with their home worship including LiturgyHelp, liturgy and prayer resources from the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, daily Mass readings, Journey Catholic Radio podcast, Faith Circles small groups resource, Lenten Program and a Novena for a World in Need—St Mary of the Cross Mackillop.








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Family Prayer Week by Week

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Holy Week Timetable

Monday-Thursday Campbelltown Presbytery Mass 9am + Adoration 3pm-6pm

Maundy Thursday 7pm Mass of the Lords Supper from Diocese of Wollongong

Good Friday 10am Stations of the Cross from St John's Church

Good Friday Passion of the Lord 7pm from Diocese of Wollongong

Saturday Easter Vigil 7pm from Diocese of Wollongong

Easter Sunday 9am at St John's Church

St John's Live Stream at

Diocese of Wollongong Live Stream at

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Please find the Updated Pastoral Statement & Directives from Bishop Brian Mascord as the results of Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Please find the Updated Pastoral Statement and Directives of Bishop Brian Mascord.


Fr John Ho
Parish Priest

Saturday, April 4, 2020

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