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News in Brief 168

on Wednesday, 06 March 2013. Posted in News in brief

Bishop Peter Ingham invites parish communities in each region to now gather and have our say about what we believe is the best way to configure ourselves to be bearers of Christ’s love. Come along to consider Mass times, the number of priests, parish boundaries and support for sacramental preparation and the many ministries and services in our region. Let us gather with other Catholics in our region to celebrate the strength of our unity, and the many gifts we can offer to share God’s love and build up the church. 7.30pm – 9.30pm:
• Shoalhaven 2 April , St Michael’s Hall, Nowra, 7.30pm – 9.30pm
• Southern Illawarra 4 April , All Saints Parish Hall, 19 College Ave, Shellharbour City
(parking in Church grounds) , 7.30pm – 9.30pm
• Central Illawarra 9 April , Xavier Centre, Wollongong, 7.30pm – 9.30pm
• Northern Illawarra 11 April , St Joseph’s Church, Bulli, 7.00pm – 9.00pm
• Southern Highlands 16 April , St Thomas Aquinas Hall, Bowral , 7.30pm – 9.30pm
• Eastern Macarthur 18 April , St John’s Hall, Campbelltown, 7.30pm – 9.30pm
• Western Macarthur 23 April , St Paul’s Hall, Camden, 7.30pm – 9.30pm
• Can’t make your regional time? 24 April , Xavier Centre, Wollongong, 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Please RSVP to Jane Edwards email or 4222 2404 and indicate which venue you will attending.

Each of us is precious in God’s eyes, and for each of us, God invites us into fullness of life. What is God calling you to be? Priests, deacons, religious, single, married – we all are called to special vocations. Speak to your priest today to find out more.

STEWARDSHIP CORNER 10 March, 4th Sunday of Lent
Gratitude is at the heart of stewardship. The prodigal son was ungrateful and, hence, terribly wasteful. “Then he came to his senses” and realised many things, including how ungrateful and wasteful he was of the good things he had been given. An attitude of gratitude for all God has given us is a fundamental requirement of our life as disciples, otherwise we too could become wasteful, ie prodigal.

a musical by Theodore Dubois re-telling Christ’s final moments on the Cross will be presented at St John the Evangelist Church, Cordeaux St, Campbelltown on Friday 22 and Saturday 23 March, 2013 commencing at 8.00pm. Entry is free or by note donation with all proceeds going to Project Compassion.

PRAYER DAY: Theme “Seeing with Easter Eyes”
on Saturday, 16 March 2013, 9.30am to 3.30pm at Hartzer Park, Eridge Park Road, Burradoo. Telephone 4861 3223, email or visit www.hartzerpark.org.au

GOD IN THE GONG – Tuesday 12 March
For ages 18-35 years (Age limit does not apply to Clergy, Religious and Youth Ministers)
Venue: Illawarra Brewery (Cnr Crown and Harbour Sts, Wollongong)
Speaker: Sr Patty Fawkner sgs
Topic: Faith and the Church: The role of certainty and doubt
Dinner available at the venue from 5:30pm
Enquiries: or 4222 2460

CATECHIST CRAFT MORNING. You are warmly invited to attend a Catechist Craft Morning. This is a chance for Catechists to meet other Catechists in the Diocese in a fun way, exchange ideas and explore the Resource Centre for things that will help in your important ministry with children. Venue: CCD Resource Centre, Campbelltown, 35a Cordeaux Street, Campbelltown 2560. 10.30am – 12.00pm. Monday 18 March, 2013. Please RSVP to Cindy by Monday, 11 March 2013 on: (02) 4640 8550 or email:

THE PROMISE, A LENTEN CONCERT on Sunday, 24 March 2013, 3.00pm – 4.30pm at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, 193 St Andrews Road, Varroville. The concert is a community and parish event with proceeds from donations going to the St Vincent de Paul Society, the Australian Pastoral Musicians Network and Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish. Everyone is welcome. Donations only or free entry. To assist with catering please book through Concettina Gangemi at email

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