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John 13:34

love one another as I have loved you

John 13:34

Monday, July 27, 2020

How to Live Miraculously starts Monday

Do you ever feel that something is missing from your life? It doesn't matter whether you have much or little, a powerful job, work hard, or whether you are young or older, you just seem to come up against things and have a sense that life is not all it could be?
Starting tomorrow, Monday 26th July is our new daily series, 'Living Miraculously' as part of our Walking Daily with God series.
How do we live powerfully with God in our lives in practical and spiritual ways?
Each day you will receive a short 5 minutes video where you will be encouraged to tap into the power of God personally in a manner that will affect your day-to-day life. You can listen or watch it anytime throughout the day.

If you have not received a daily devotional email from us in a while go to this link and you can also share it with  your family and friends;  
This is going to be a truly spiritual and life-changing series. Starts Monday July 26th. Register now.
God bless
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Creating Successful Ministries - Following Jesus' Example


Dear Friends,

Thanks for all you do in supporting and coordinating a ministry or ministries within your parish community.  
As we know, the way we do church is changing. With the ramifications of Covid-19, along with our broader society and culture changes, the way in which we guide and support those in ministry is becoming a new and different prospect from what we’ve known in past decades.  How will we meet the challenges we face moving into the future?
It is for this reason that I would like to extend a special invitation to you to participate in the following opportunity, focusing upon the way we inspire, empower and equip those whom we serve as coordinators or ministry leaders. 
This short course has been run a number of times now with various groups with participants finding:

·         Renewed and deeper relationship with Jesus

·         Greater awareness and understanding of how to follow Jesus' example in supporting and guiding those in ministry

·         A valuable space to share their story and experience of guiding ministries 

·         Improvement in how they support ministries.

The short course is as follows:

Creating Successful Ministries - Following Jesus' Example

Vibrant and successful ministries don’t just happen - they need care and attention. In this 6 part series we’ll look at the principles and practices that Jesus followed in inspiring, empowering and equipping his disciples for mission and ministry. Following Jesus’ example we’ll discover some of the ways in which we can better support our parishes and ministries. 

Dates & Times:

·         Every 2nd Thursday - 6th August - 29th October, 7:30pm-9pm

·         Every 2nd Friday - 5th August - 30th October, 9:30am-11am

(Excluding school holidays)


Please know this series uses the resource called Lead Like Jesus Revisited by Ken Blanchard, Phil Hodges and Phyllis Hendry which you will need to acquire either in book or e-book format. This book has a white cover with maroon writing.

The book / e-book can be acquired from the following suppliers:

·         Koorong Books - Book / e-book

·         Amazon - Book / e-book

Hope you can join us,


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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

FAITH CIRCLES August 2020 | Download Now!

"For where two or three meet in my name,
I shall be there with them."


In this midst of physical distancing and isolation, sharing faith and hope with one another becomes even more important. As always, we are pleased to provide you with your monthly batch of Faith Circles for the five weeks of August 2020 spanning from the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A) to the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A),

Many groups are temporarily meeting in their Faith Circles groups online. If you have not done this (or are unsure how) you might like to check out our Zoom Resource Guide. We have also created a new section on our diocesan website—Nourishing Our Faith which has links to many faith formation opportunities.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time and we keep our trust and hope in the risen Lord Jesus.

Grant me, O Lord my God, a mind to know you, a heart to seek you, wisdom to find you, conduct pleasing to you, faithful perseverance in waiting for you, and a hope of finally embracing you. Amen.  —St Thomas Aquinas


Prayer – 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Yr A)

Trust – 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Yr A)

Faith – 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Yr A)

Who is Jesus? – 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time (Yr A)

The Cross – 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Yr A)


We have published a  resource giving tips on how to start and run a Faith Circles small group in your community setting. Click here to download the resource.


If you know someone who would like to receive Faith Circles, ask that they sign up at


If you have any questions or feedback, we would love to hear from you! Please contact our coordinator of evangelisation and discipleship, Darren McDowell on (02) 4222 2463 or
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Thursday, July 9, 2020

Register for Mass Online

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

With the number of Mass Attendances based on one person per 4 square meters, now St John’s Church can accommodate 90 people plus with our ministries people.  We have used the Eventbrite Program for Registration Mass Online.  We have placed this program on our Parish Website and Facebook to make it easier for you to register Mass online.  You can access our Parish Website or Parish Facebook StJohnCampbelltown then go to RegisterForMass Button click it then click Register for Mass and follow the prompts.  All Masses have been posted on this Eventbrite Program.  You can book any mass that you would like to.  If you have internet or mobile phone you can Register for Mass Online.  The Weekend Masses Registration will close at 3.00pm on Friday before the weekend Masses.  Only those who have no internet can ring the Parish Office to register for mass.  It will make it easier for our Parish Office.





Fr John Ho

Parish Priest

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

TERM 3: Resume Face-to-Face Sessions

CatholicCare Courses 2020

Strengthening Relationships 

Would you like some support to achieve change in your life right now?

You may find what you're looking for in our new series of face-to-face group sessions. Group sessions are available to adults who would like to strengthen relationships, support children's development and build resilience within a supportive environment, alongside others who share similar life experiences.

All of our 2020 courses are listed on our website. Click below to view the 2020 group work schedule. 

For more information or to make a booking please contact our Intake Service on 4254 9395 or email

All of our Term 3 Courses have implemented Covid Safe Protocols.
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SCY News | From Doubt to Trust


July edition

Are you someone who struggles with doubt when it comes to things about the Catholic faith?

"Doubting Thomas" has had this moniker attached to him for thousands of years because of his questioning of Jesus' resurrection in the Gospel of John (20). But to be fair, shouldn't we all be called Doubting Thomas? Doubting Chris, Doubting Elizabeth, Doubting Gelina? Like St. Thomas haven't we all doubted our Catholic beliefs at some point?

This is where faith is pivotal. Listen to last night's Live Formation Session with special guest speaker, soon-to-be-ordained Deacon Noel Custodio.

(12 mins)

We've got a few new events in this coming month, both on location (yay!) and online.
Check out our calendar (above), on socials and on our website.

1697210.png  Online Youth Ministry Resources

Sydney Catholic Youth is here to support you in your ministry. Visit our Online Hub of resources for continuing youth ministry both online and offline (in person).
What's New

TUESDAY.  Soul Sessions

Tune in to Soul Sessions and set aside some time to listen to Our Lord and give thanks. Tonight's session features Abbel and Kristela Gaspi, who'll be leading us into reflective prayer and music with a solemn touch. This is a SPECIAL session that's not to be missed!

Head to Facebook tonight at 7pm another great night of encounter ✨ LIVE from Facebook

SATURDAY. Adoration Night | Feast of St Benedict

This Saturday night, join us for prayer and Adoration between 7pm to 12am on the Feast of Saint Benedict at St Joachim's Parish Lidcombe.

Sign up for an hour (or two!) by clicking 'Register'

Sr Mary Helen Hill OP will begin our night with a talk on 'A Rule of Life' and youth leaders Alina and Rachel will accompany our prayer with music.


THE UPPER ROOM: Lectio Divina | Thurs July 23

Youth Leaders! The Upper Room is your reminder that you're NOT alone, and our faith and ministry shouldn't be done alone. Lectio Divina, Praise/ Worship and sharing a meal with a group of young Catholics. If this sounds like something you need, we WELCOME you!

Join the
SCY Team for the RETURN of The Upper Room! No more Zooms. Just us. In person. REAL people. A life-giving night of prayer, community and renewal.

Thursday, 23rd July, 6:30 - 9:00pm at St Joachim Parish Hall, Lidcombe

Come early to celebrate a private Mass at 6pm with Fr Chris de Sousa CRS

Register on Facebook or e-mail
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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