Novena Week 6
Tuesday 24 July after 9am Mass in preparation for Feast of the Assumption.
Catholic Ladies Friendship Group
Come along on Wednesday 25 July to the
Parish Centre after 9am Mass for a nice cuppa, morning tea and chat.
CCD Training Level 3 Course
All parishioners and friends are welcome to attend this 8 week course on the Apostolic Exhortation Gaudete et Exsultate - Rejoice and be Glad, which qualifies as Level 3 Certificate in CCD training. Mondays 6 August to 24 September at Our Lady Star of the Sea Terrigal. Register by 30 July to 8379 1643 or firstname.lastname@example.org
New Ministry Rosters
Please notify the office of any changes to the roster by the end of July.
Hope of a New Springtime Conference
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Humanae Vitae and its enduring message of life and love. Hear nine expert speakers Saturday 21 July 8-5pm Caroline Chisholm Centre 423 Pennant Hills Road Pennant Hills. Register: www.trybooking.
com/VEUS or steven.buhagiar@bbcatholic.
org.au or 0415 600 290.
SmartLoving Engaged Online
Engaged Online leads couples through a comprehensive experience that educates,
inspires and deepens their relationship, with the flexibility of the online delivery. Go to www.SmartLoving.org
Extraordinary Ministers Needed
Extraordinary Ministers are needed to take Communion to parishioners in Killarney Court
Hostel one or two Sundays a month preferably, or on weekdays. Contact the parish office on 4332 2216.
Ron Huntley at the Diocese of Broken Bay
Ron Huntley is the Divine Renovation Ministry Director of Coaching and Development, working with Fr James Mallon, in coaching parishes to be passionate about renewal in the Church today. Join Ron on Sunday 22 July 11-3pm at Caroline Chisholm Centre 423 Pennant Hills Road Pennant Hills. Enq: 9847 0474.
We meet on the third Thursday of the month at 1pm in the Muldoon Room. All welcome!
Enq: Rove Varnam 0411 988 394.
Be a Volunteer Out There
Palms Australia volunteers immerse themselves in overseas communities. Contact Palms on 02 9560 5333 or go to www.palms.org.au/volunteer
Christian Meditation Group
We meet every Friday 10:30am-11:30am in the Muldoon Room. Come and share the gift of meditation. We look forward to seeing you.
Catholic Bushwalking Club
Did we meet you at the ACYF? We are waiting to hear from you. Come bushwalking and camping, on canyon and skiing trips. Apply via our website www.cbcnsw.org.au
Son of God: The Daily Gospel. These daily gospel reflections may be downloaded for free to your computer, tablet or phone, courtesy of Fr Ted Tyler of Leura. Go to www.catholic-thoughts.info/ebook/
The True Wealth of the Catholic Church
A very informative video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXO48Ow40n0
World Meeting of Families
Dublin Ireland has been chosen by Pope Francis to host the next World Meeting of Families from 21-26 August 2018, guided by the theme “The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World”. Held every three years, this major international event brings together families from across the world to celebrate, pray and reflect upon the central importance of marriage and the family as the cornerstone of our lives, of society and
of the Church. Contact the Australian Catholic Marriage & Family Council 9319 6280,
email@example.com or acmfc.org.au
Please support the shops in the Carnival Hall building in the shopping centre. These shops support our Parish.
Welcome New Parishioners
If you are new to our parish please contact us at the office so we can send you a welcome pack with all our parish information!
Pilgrimage to Poland and the Holy Land
This pilgrimage will be led by Fr Tadeusz of St Patrick’s East Gosford. 29 August to 18 September 2018 $6,600pp all inclusions. For an information pack call 4325 1042 or go to www.gosford.dbb.org.au/
Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends
Relationship enrichment for married couples at Mt Carmel Retreat Centre Varroville NSW. Bookings online at www.wwme.org.au or Adrian and Janet Sullivan on 0490 774 419 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Pro-Life Pregnancy Help
Do you have a phone? Do you want to help those worried by pregnancy issues? Can you work from home? Contact Pregnancy Help Sydney now to find out about their free training course you can do by mail from your own home and 2 in-service weekends in Sydney. You can make a difference. Phone Carmel Jeffreys on 9730 0258 for more info.
SmartLoving Marriage Seminars
Enrich and empower your marriage with our seminars. Go to www.smartloving.org or 9319 6280.
The Billings Ovulation Method can assist you to understand your fertility and health naturally. For more information call 1800 335 860 or www.billings.life
Could You Be a Friend to Someone?
Compeer, a special work of St Vinnies, matches volunteers in friendships with someone who is lonely and in the recovery process of a mental health challenge. Training is provided. Contact 0436 111 102 or 4341 0432 or www.compeer.org.au
Going to Hospital?
When you or a relative need to go to hospital remember to register as a Catholic on your admission form. This will help your Church community to serve you while you are sick. If you, on the other hand, would like to help serving the sick in hospital please contact the parish office for details.
Any parishioner, and especially families, is invited to take part in the Offertory Procession. If you would like to participate please inform the Acolytes prior to Mass.
Marriage Preparation Programme
Catholic Engaged Encounter offers a preparation weekend for couples contemplating marriage. It is held at Mt Saint Benedict Centre Pennant Hills. Contact 4329 1223.
Farewell Mass for Archbishop Peter
All parishioners of the Broken Bay Diocese are invited to a Farewell Mass for our new Archbishop Peter Comensoli as he leaves our diocese to take up his new appointment as Archbishop of Melbourne. Sunday 22 July 2pm Waitara Cathedral. The Parish Bus will be going if we have sufficient numbers. Contact the parish office on 4332 2216.
Youth Invitation to Information Night
We invite our youth who have a passion for social justice in our area from The Entrance through Wyong up to Warnervale to come along to an historic meeting at The Entrance in the Common Room at the back of the Our Lady of the Rosary Church on Friday 27 July at 8pm. Dinner will be provided. Youth speakers from the Northern Beaches St Vincent de Paul Conference will be there to talk about their work for social justice and their experience as members of the Youth Conference. The meeting will be conducted by Michelle (NSW State Vice President for Youth Members, Volunteers and Youth). Michelle has grass roots experience in setting up Youth Conferences. There are only two qualifications required for attendance at this meeting; firstly, an interest in social justice and secondly, aged between 16-25 years.
PLEASE COME ALONG AND BRING A FRIEND! For more information contact Michelle Chahine 0424 191 449. RSVP for Information Evening: Kay Taylor email: email@example.com
Charitable Works Fund Appeal
On the weekend of 4/5 August we will be holding our CWF Appeal. When you make your donation to the Charitable Works Fund, you help the people in the Catholic Diocese of Broken Bay. The CWF mainly supports:
The Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD). Donations go towards training catechists and developing authorised curriculum materials for up to 21,000 Catholic students in public schools in the Diocese.
CatholicCare Hospital Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care Program. Donations provide training and Pastoral Care Practitioners to support staff, patients and their families in seven hospitals in our Diocese. Every dollar helps and 100% of your donation is tax deductible.
Vocations Ministry News
Holy Hour for Vocations
Join our gathering for an hour of adoration, reflection, prayer and music at St Agatha’s Parish Pennant Hills on the first Friday of each month from 7-8pm.
Join us once a month in order to pray, reflect and discover individual vocations or a lifetime call from God. Last Wednesday of the month from 7-9pm.
For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 0418 522 449.
Broken Bay Bible Conference
St Paul: Persecutor to Preacher
We warmly invite you to participate in what will be an engaging and informative two days with excellent speakers on the life of St Paul: Rev Nicholas King SJ, Dr Catherine Playoust and Bishop David Walker. Friday/Saturday 27-28 July at The Heritage Function Centre Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club 117 Ryedale Rd West Ryde. Full Conference $110; Single Day $55. Register: www.trybooking.com/UFJU by 11 July. Enq: Bible Conference Event Page E: email@example.com Ph: Pina Bernard 8379 1627.
Catholic Social Justice
This school holidays enjoy the skill of the next generation. Have a bit of fun with your children and grandchildren. On the internet search for houses made from recycled plastic and 3D printed houses.
Admire the inventiveness of Nev Hyman, surfer turned builder, who has produced cyclone proof dwellings from plastic bricks. New Zealand, America and Mexico use and export these products. 3D houses can be made from mud or concrete! Houses can be made from shipping containers! Could any of these house the 116,427 homeless people in Australia?
Margaret Hagan, Social Justice Chairperson Mary MacKillop Parish Warnervale.
The Pope's Prayer Intentions
Evangelisation: Priests and their Pastoral Ministry
That priests, who experience fatigue and loneliness in their pastoral work, may find help and comfort in their intimacy with the Lord and in their friendship with their brother priests.
The FertilityCare System is a medical approach to assisting couples plan their families naturally with confidence and also to assist them, where possible, to restore their fertility when reproductive issues are found to be holding them back from starting a family. For more information call Katie Fullilove, Natural Family Planning Educator for the Diocese of Broken Bay on 9847 0486 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Year of Youth
The Catholic Bishops of Australia invite all Catholics to celebrate a Year of Youth where we will seek to open new horizons for spreading joy for the young Church and our communities. All the people of God are invited on this journey, a journey for the entire Body of Christ. Information is available at www.youth.catholic.org.au and www.dbb.org.au and youtube/-TloGCRa7HI
Live Daily Mass
Mass is streamed live from our Cathedral in Waitara each day at 9:30am. Check the Diocese of Broken Bay website for details: www.dbb.org.au
Mass is also streamed each day, live, from St Mary's North Sydney through the Cathnews YouTube channel.!
Serra Mass, Morning Tea & Meeting
Central Coast Serra Club-In-Formation meets monthly with Mass, followed by morning tea (provided by Serra) and a short meeting. Please come and see and consider making a contribution to the encouragement and support of new and existing vocations on the Central Coast. Enquiries John Smith 4384 1946.
Supporting God's Work
Financial support to the parish may be made through Planned Giving weekly envelopes, Credit Card, Direct Debit or Special Bequest. Drop in to the office with your details and we will make arrangements for you. Have you ever considered a bequest to your parish in your will? Your generosity and your final gift to your Church can have a huge impact on your parish's future. Speak with Fr Stevens or the parish office staff on 4332 2216.
St Vincent de Paul Needs You
The Saint Vincent de Paul Conference is looking for new members who are prepared “to live their faith loving and committing themselves to their neighbour in need.” The society makes no distinction regarding gender, wealth, occupation, social status or ethnic origin. To indicate your interest, please leave your details with the Parish Office on 4332 2216 or any member of The Entrance Conference, or speak to Micheline Yardin as soon as you can.
God the Father of All Mankind
In honour of God the Father of All Mankind we have a special celebration on the first Saturday in August (4 August). There will be Mass at 9am followed by prayers and consecration.
There is also an eight day Octave in preparation for the celebration which recommends daily Mass, the formal chaplet, a litany and meditation on a daily theme. This Octave begins Saturday 28 July.
New Kids Club Coming to OLR!
A new Kids Club is starting up for children in our parish! We will explore Scripture through fun activities and games. Afternoon tea will be provided. It is for ages 5-12 years. Younger children are welcome but parents must remain present. We start on Saturday 11 August 4-6pm in the Muldoon Room (prior to the Children’s Choir Mass). Contact 4332 2216 for more information.
Thank you for the great response to the 100+ Club. If you can’t pay at the office you may put an envelope in the poor box or on the plate with your name on it, by 4 August. First draw 8 August!
(Please note: names and numbers on noticeboards)
Bible Study - New Group
We have a new Bible Study Group in our parish. Fr Kevin conducts a short Bible Study of the next Sunday’s Gospel. We meet each Tuesday after Mass/Novena in the Muldoon Room. All are welcome! Enquiries 4332 2216.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Join us each first Saturday for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Adoration is held in the Prayer Room following 9am Mass and continuing through the day until Benediction at 5:30pm.
Adoration is also held on all Saturdays of Lent, June, September and Advent.
Plenary Council 2020
Listen to what the Spirit is saying. Pope Francis has approved the Australian Bishops’ decision to hold a Plenary Council in Australia in 2020 and 2021. It is a significant moment for the Church in Australia to make decisions about the future.
To prepare the agenda for the Plenary Council, all of God’s people are invited to reflect on the question: “What do you think God is asking of us in Australia at this time?” Find out more about the Plenary Council 2020 at www.plenarycouncil.catholic.org.au or contact Pina Bernard from the Diocese of Broken Bay Plenary Council Working Group on 8379 1627 or email@example.com
All are welcome to join us at Bible Café for Seek First the Kingdom. In this 13-part series,
Fr Benedict Groeschel leads us to understand that the search for holiness should be our primary purpose in life. All the daily anxieties of life and all temporal goods, even legitimate and necessary ones, pale in comparison to the primacy of this spiritual demand to seek personal sanctity. Fr Groeschel wants everyone to know how to organise and focus all the powers of your personality and life in
responding to the Gospel and the Call of Jesus Christ.
A Very Loud Cry for Help
St Joseph’s Workshop is at 18 Dignity Crescent off Mann’s Road West Gosford. Hours are 7am to 12 noon Monday to Friday. We are always looking for help with our projects. For example, making wooden items to sell and generate funds to help St Vincent de Paul in the vital work they do. If you feel moved to join our happy and productive team, we will welcome you aboard. If you have skills great, if not, we would love to teach you. Work done willingly is service, work done lovingly is Christlike. Come and see. For details ring Charles on 0451 445 886.
Diamond Women's Support
Diamond Women's Support is a not-for-profit organisation that seeks to provide help and support to women and families facing an unplanned pregnancy.
No woman should ever feel that she is cornered, or that there are no options left for her except to terminate her pregnancy. Lack of support and education, alongside continual bombardment by the media, instils fear - that an unexpected pregnancy is ‘the end’. But we believe everyone is entitled to support, respect and compassionate care.
If you are pregnant, or think you might be and want to talk, give us a call. We can give you and your family support and help for free. Call us on 4399 7099.
Transport to Mass
The Parish Bus is available for transport to the 6pm Saturday & 9:30am Sunday Masses. Contact the Parish Office on 4332 2216 to book.
Help a Child feel Safe, Happy & Secure
There are children in our community who have been through experiences few of us could begin to fathom and who, without our help, will go through a childhood without the love and support of a family. CatholicCare Broken Bay is looking for everyday families who might consider taking a child or young person into their home - to love and support them, whether for one or two nights, a few weeks, months, or long term. This just might be you. If you have room in your heart and space in your home contact one of our team at CatholicCare Foster Care 4320 7700, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.catholiccaredbb.org.au or come to an Information Evening Wednesday 28 February 6pm 1/32 Central Coast Highway West Gosford.
June Safeguarding Message
“A child safe institution pays attention to equity by taking into account children’s diverse circumstances.” (Royal Commission, 2017)
Working in a Child-Related Ministry
Paid and volunteer workers who have direct face to face contact with children (under 18 years) are required by law to obtain a Working with Children Check number. Please note though exemptions may apply in some cases. The Parish is the employer of the paid or volunteer worker and therefore is required by law to verify the Working with Children Check number. All paid or volunteer workers engaged in a child-related role must have a cleared Working with Children Check to work in a child-related ministry. This disclosure references the legislation, Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.
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