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John 13:34

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Advent Program Starts Sunday November 28

 

Join us every Sunday night through Advent to reflect on the scripture.

 

Beginning Sunday November 28 from 6pm-7.30pm in the St John's Campbelltown Hall Meeting room and continuing every Sunday until Christmas.

 

As we countdown the days to Christmas, we pray that by meditating on God's Word in these Advent and Christmas reflections.

 

We will use the "Blessed: Advent and Christmas Reflections 2021" containing short spiritually rich, yet accessible, reflections, which is available from the Diocese of Wollonging (www.dow.org.au). A limited number of these will be available for purchase on the night.

 

When: Sunday 28th November

Time: 6pm-7.30pm

Where: St John the Evangelist Campbelltown Hall meeting room

 

 

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Alive in the Spirit in 2022 | Symposium Resources | Final gathering

 

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Newsletter of the Ministry Resource & Community Hub

Edition 19

 

 

Enjoy the Symposium Conversation

A great conversation was had with our panelists for the Fresh Heart, Fresh Hope Ministry Symposium last Saturday. 

Log in to the Alive in the Spirit Ministry Resource and Community Hub and watch the Symposium with panel members:

  • Fr David Catterall, Parish Priest (Wollongong Diocese)
  • Margaret Holles, School Principal (Sydney Archdiocese)
  • Emma Baker, Life, Marriage, Family Coordinator (Broken Bay Diocese)
  • Elizabeth Welsh, Parent in the School (Parramatta Diocese)
  • Ian Epondulan, Pastoral Council Representative and Young Person.(Parramatta Diocese)

You can move the slider across the bottom of the video screen to move through the countdowns or use that countdown time to reflect on the conversation shared. 

Download the Fresh Heart, Fresh Hope Workbook providing reflection questions and extra resources to accompany the conversation. 

In coming weeks, the video will be packaged in 3 individual sessions for use in communities. This will be available to Alive in the Spirit members until 31st December 2021. See below for exciting news about these resources being available in 2022.  

 

 

 

 

The Pastoral Ministry Network is excited to confirm that Alive in the Spirit will continue in 2022 with an online Conference on May 26-28th 2022. Mark your personal and community diaries now as we create an interactive event online and within your parishes and communities. 

More information will come out in coming months and see below as to how you can receive a
discounted Conference registration fee. 

 

 

 

Final Gathering for the Year:
Wednesday 17th November 7.30pm (AEDT)

Join us for our final Let's Have a Yarn gathering for the year. It runs for a bit over an hour, and offers an opening segment for a short catch up with four or five others in pastoral ministry. We then have the opportunity to share in some dreaming for the 2022 Alive in the Spirit Conference and hear about the resources available to accompany communities in 2022.
Join us for our next session by registering here.

 

 

 

Oceania Pastoral Ministry Webinar
Tuesday, 7th December 2021, 11am (AEDT)


Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor

Sr Kathleen Rushton will join us for a conversation and reflection about how we have listened to the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor in 2021. This webinar is free.

 

 

Mark Your Diaries for the Oceania Webinar Dates in 2022
March 15th
June 14th
September 20th
December 6th 

$20 per webinar or FREE for Pastoral Ministry Network members

 

 

 

Join the Pastoral Ministry Network in 2022!

https://pastoralministrynetwork.org/

The Pastoral Ministry Network is excited to extend its membership to the whole of Australia and the Oceania region and to keep the Spirit Alive in 2022.

$100 for an individual yearly membership offers the following benefits: 
- Expanding Resource Library (including Alive in the Spirit 2021 Conference Workshops and Keynote Presentations)
- Free Access to 4 x Oceania Pastoral Ministry Webinars in 2022
($20 for non-members)
- Discussion Forums
- Regular Newsletter
- Member Discount to Alive in the Spirit Conference 2022

Parish/Group and Corporate Registrations available. 
Please contact info@pastoralministrynetwork.org to enquire about these options. 

Click here to join today! 

 

 

"God asks us to dare to create something new ...
It's a task for all of us, to which each one of us is invited."

Pope Francis
"Let Us Dream"

 

 

 

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Friday, November 12, 2021

The Journey This Week – Taking Stock of Life

 

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"caring for those who can never pay us back
& taking risks with those who don't deserve it "

FR DAVE CALLAGHAN MGL

 


This week on the Journey (Ep 432)

On the Journey this week: Fr Patrick Vaughan says it's a gospel that calls us to take stock now through the eyes of faith and our destiny with the Lord. Mother Hilda wants us to hold hands with all we meet and will them to live. Michelle Vass introduces us to the four elements that make up the universe and have symbolic qualities for us. Fr Dave Callaghan tells how to focus on loving & caring for those who can never pay us back. Trish McCarthy reflects on how much simplicity we have in our life, and Bruce Downes calls us to stop rushing distractively.  Plus, more great music!

Visit www.jcr.org.au or www.itunes.jcr.org.au 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 this week's presenter inputs

Gospel Reflection—Fr Patrick Vaughan –Take Stock
Wisdom from The Abbey–Mother Hilda–Willing You to Live
Spirituality of the Heart—Michelle Vass–The Four Elements
The Call—Fr Dave Callaghan MGL– Freedom from Fear
Milk & Honey—Trish McCarthy–Simplicity
The Catholic Guy—Bruce Downes–Busyness

 

Listen to the full show

 

Listen to past shows

You can listen to all our past shows and presenter inputs at www.jcr.org.au

You can also subsribe to the Journey Catholic Radio Podcast on iTunes and have it automatically downloaded onto your iOS Podcast app or your iTunes Store:

 

Listen to past shows

You can listen to all our past shows and presenter inputs at www.jcr.org.au

You can also subsribe to the Journey Catholic Radio Podcast on iTunes and have it automatically downloaded onto your iOS Podcast app or your iTunes Store:

 

Contact

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

 

 

 

 

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Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Last chance to register for the WYD Local Celebration Mass on Christ the King 21st November!

 

Don't miss out on this opportunity to pray together as young people with Archbishop Fisher!

REGISTRATION CLOSES TOMORROW!

Thank you so much to everyone who has already registered for our local celebration of World Youth Day on the Feast of Christ the King! We are looking forward to welcoming you at St Mary's Cathedral on Sunday, 21st of November from 6:00pm.

If you are a youth leader, please bring along your young people! Or if you know any young adults who might be interested, please encourage them to come along!

Still haven't registered? NOW is the TIME! Final numbers are due by the end of the week for catering purposes, so register by TOMORROW (Thursday, 11th November) to save your place! 

 

 

Photos from World Youth Day, 2019 (From: Facebook, Sydney Catholic Youth)

COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS:

Only 400 people will be permitted in the Church at one time. Masks are mandatory indoors and communal singing is not permitted. Sydney Catholic Youth will ensure strict hygiene measures are in place and we ask that you please keep the 1.5m physical distance from others. We ask that if you are feeling unwell and/or have mild flu symptoms, that you do not attend the event. 

For more information, please contact John Nguyen: john.nguyen@sydneycatholic.org

          

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Monday, November 8, 2021

🙏 📖 Advent is only three weeks away! | BLESSED Advent & Christmas Reflections 2021

 

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Advent is only three weeks away, so now is the perfect time to order your copies of our Blessed—Daily Advent and Christmas Reflections 2021 to ensure that you get them in time to distribute to your community!

We are shipping all orders within 24 hours of placement. Don't forget that we have discount pricing for bulk orders as well as a GST free option for Australian Catholic Religious Groups!

This year has been a rollercoaster of emotions and challenges, especially in light of the pandemic. As we hopefully ease back into the routines of our lives from the advent of lockdown, may we see how our re-emergence into new life mirrors the Advent season as we await the birth of the Saviour. God chose Mary to give birth to Jesus, and Christ has chosen us as his dwelling when we meditate on his Word and receive him in the Eucharist.

As we countdown the days to Christmas, we pray that by meditating on God's Word in these daily Advent and Christmas reflections, you may be graced with moments of silence to ponder in your heart (cf. Lk 2:19) the many "blessings" in your life—inspiring you in your call to "blessedness" (that is, "holiness") where true happiness is gained (cf. Pope Francis, Gaudete et exsultate, 64).

Blessed is a 92-page pocket-size book containing short spiritually rich, yet accessible, daily reflections from the beginning of Advent (28 November 2021) through to the Baptism of the Lord (9 January 2022).

Blessed also features beautiful religious artworks from the Masters such as Murillo, Strozzi, Jouvenet, Botticelli and Reni with enlightening "Artwork Spotlight" reflections written by the popular Monsignor Graham Schmitzer.

 

 

Many of your favourite contributors are back with us this year including: Mother Hilda Scott OSB, Fr Antony Jukes OFM, Sr Anastasia Reeves OP, Fr Christopher G Sarkis, Sr Elena Marie Piteo OP, Fr Sean Cullen, Therese Mills MGL, Peter Gilmore, Trish McCarthy, Fr Mark De Battista, Fr Dan Serratore MGL, Sr Magdalen Mather OSB, Matthew Okinga, Sr Mary Helen Hill OP, Fr Richard Green OSPPE, Michelle Vass, Jude Hennessy, Darren McDowell, Seth Harsh and Ken Bryant. We also have some brilliant new contributors this year including: Katherine Stone MGL, Br Lewis Harwood DLS and Bernadette Toohey MGL.

We are excited to bring you the wisdom and spiritual direction of these wonderful contributors, so don't delay in purchasing your copies before they all sell out. Many customers buy bulk copies of the book for family and friends as an alternative to Christmas cards. We have included a page in the book for you to write your Christmas gift message.
 

Pricing

 

Qty

Catholic GST Religious
Groups (GST free) (+ post)

Retail (inc GST)
AU (+ post)

1–24

$4.00

$4.40

25–49

$3.50

$3.85

50+

$3.00

$3.30


To purchase you copies, just select whether you are purchasing as an individual or on behalf of a GST free Catholic Religious Group and you will see the discounted bulk pricing rates.

 

 

If you have any questions or you would like to place a phone or email order, call us on (02) 4222 2411 or orders@dow.org.au

Shipping of the books is expected to begin in mid-October. We will send you an email confirmation when your order is shipped.

N.B. If you live in the Diocese of Wollongong, please check with your parish, school, agency or religious order before ordering as they may be ordering copies on your behalf.

 

 

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Wollongong, Nsw 2500

Australia