Remembrance Day 100th Anniversary
At the 11th hour 11/11/1918 the Armistice was signed in a railway carriage. We remember our
price of freedom.
Parish Morning Tea
Next Sunday 18 November after 9:30am Mass. Hosted this month by “Simply the Best” Family Group. All are invited to come for great food and company.
Parish Session for Plenary Council 2020
All parishioners are invited to attend a General Parish Plenary Session on Sunday 18 November after the Parish Morning Tea in the Parish Centre from 11am. This is your opportunity to listen and to be heard as we answer the question: ‘What do you think God is asking of us in Australia at this time?”
Catechists Urgently Needed
We have only 18 SRE teachers on a good day i.e. when no one is on holidays, sick or otherwise committed elsewhere. Some of our Catechists are doing up to 4 classes in 1 day. We desperately need more Catechists. Please call the parish office.
Mass for Parents, Relatives and Friends of Deceased Children
Tuesday 13 November 7pm St Mary of the Cross Warnervale. This Mass is for all deceased children whether unborn, a baby, a child or an adult. More info 0408 165 014.
Parish Finance Committee Meeting
Thursday 15 November 6pm in the Parish Conference Room.
Year of Youth
Saturday 24 November 5pm Closing Mass
followed by Celebration Dinner Entertainment & Awards OLR Cathedral RSVP youth@bbcatholic.
November Mass Intentions
In November the Mass intention envelopes are placed on the Sanctuary during the Masses. Please put your envelopes in the November Mass Offering box.
We meet on the third Thursday of the month at 1pm in the Muldoon Room. All welcome! Enq: Rove Varman 0411 988 394.
We need some new helpers to assist with Church cleaning on Friday mornings for a couple of hours. If you can help see Joy Delandre or office staff. Thankyou!
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.
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.
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
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/
The True Wealth of the Catholic Church
A very informative video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXO48O
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!
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 email@example.com
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.
Fr Bill's 50th Ordination Anniversary
Parishioners and friends are invited to the 50th Anniversary of Ordination to the Priesthood Mass and Celebration on Sunday 9 December at 9:30am Mass followed by 11am Luncheon. Seating availability is limited. Please RSVP to the Parish Office by 30 November .
In remembrance of all those who have died in the last twelve months and for all our deceased relatives and friends a special Mass will be offered on Friday 30 November at 11:45am to end the month for the Holy Souls. As in previous years you will be invited to light a candle in memory of your deceased loved ones, placing it with others on the sanctuary to burn brightly during the Mass as we pray for them.
Mass for People with Special Needs
You are invited to the Annual Mass for people with special needs and their families. We are blessed this year to be hosting it here in our own parish on Sunday 2 December at our 9:30am Mass. All parishioners are invited to attend and bring a plate for the hospitality for everyone in the parish centre afterwards.
Please RSVP to the parish office.
Plenary Council 2020 Assemblies
Share Your Story, Shape the Future, Speak as one Diocese to Plenary Council 2020. As our Year of Listening continues, we invite people of the Broken Bay Diocese, our parishes and faith communities to participate in Diocesan Assemblies that will shape the agenda of the Plenary Council. You can take part in this national conversation here in our Parish Centre on 1 December from 1pm-4:30pm, with afternoon tea provided. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or
8379 1625. The Plenary Council gives us all an important opportunity to listen to what the Spirit is saying to the Church in Australia. Our Diocesan Assemblies will contribute to our formal submission to the Plenary Council as the Diocese of Broken Bay.
The protection of children and vulnerable adults within our Diocese will be achieved as every member of our community strives to be a person who WANTS our children to be safe, to grow and to flourish, and have zero-tolerance to any attitude and activity that makes children less than safe.
Social Justice - News!
Your Prayers are Needed.
On 5 October 2018 after 11 months of providing mental health care on Nauru, the Nauruan government informed Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) that their services were “no longer required” and requested that their activities cease within 24 hours.
Please pray for the children and families who are mentally shutting down due to lack of any hope.
Margaret Hagan Social Justice Committee Warnervale Catholic Church.
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: 0418 522 449 or vocations.ministry@ dbb.org.au
The Pope's Prayer Intentions
Universal – In Service of Peace
That the language of love and dialogue may always prevail over the language of conflict.
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 email@example.com
Year of Youth
The Diocese of Broken Bay invites you to The End of the Year of Youth Celebration Saturday 24 November. 5pm Mass followed by Celebration Dinner which includes Entertainment & Youth Discipleship Awards Presentation. Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral - The Light of Christ Centre. RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org Event open to all people of the Diocese of Broken Bay.
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.
Come along to the OLR
Saturday 10 November from 4-6pm in the Muldoon Room (at the northern end of the church carpark). Join us for lots of fun activities, games and interaction! For children aged 5-12 years. Younger children are welcome if accompanied by parent/carer. All parents
/carers are welcome to stay. Afternoon tea is provided. Afterwards your invited to come along to Mass at 6pm with OLR children's choir. For more information contact the parish office. No need to RSVP, just turn up!
Performing live in
11am November 25 in the Parish Centre. Hosted by the OLR Music Ministry with all our local talent as well as guest artists from the Australian Institute of Music. Dutch Raffle - Lucky Door Prizes - Bring a Plate - Entry $10
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Come and pray on the first Saturday of the month at Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament following 9am Mass and continuing throughout the day to Benediction at 5:30pm, in the Prayer Room.
Adoration is also held on all Saturdays of Lent, June, September and Advent.
We have our next two lucky winners:
$50 No 36
$25 No 93
Well done and good luck next week everyone!
"If you’re a Christian, you should know your Saviour," says Mother Angelica. This series brings you vintage Mother Angelica episodes that will profit your soul and cheer your spirit. Taped in front of a live audience, each episode demonstrates Mother’s insights, wisdom and humour, which beautifully penetrate her reflection on the Old and New Testaments.
Wednesdays 10:30-11:30am and 7-8pm in the Muldoon Room.
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 Mondays after Mass in the Muldoon Room. All are welcome! Enquiries 4332 2216.
* Please note - moved to Tuesday next week due to the Public Holiday Monday.
SVDP Youth Conference
Wyong Region SVdP Youth Conference is an exciting new Youth Initiative. Our youth representatives Teaghan and Kealey Pugsley are the President and Secretary of the newly established SVdP Youth Conference for our region, meeting in The Entrance. Any young person interested in joining the SVdP Youth Conference please contact the parish office on 4332 2216 and one of our representatives will be in touch. The Youth Conference members will seek to live their faith loving and committing themselves to those in need in our neighbourhood.
St Joseph's Workshop
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, email@example.com or www.catholiccaredbb.org.au or come to an Information Evening Wednesday 28 February 6pm 1/32 Central Coast Highway West Gosford.
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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