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News in Brief 86

on Tuesday, 12 April 2011. Posted in News in brief

DIOCESAN MASS to launch the new musical setting of the Mass.
A diocesan Mass to launch the new musical setting to be sung throughout the Diocese will be held on Sunday, 15 May at 3.00pm in St Thomas Aquinas Church, Bowral. Bishop Peter Ingham will be the main celebrant. The Mass, composed by Irish priest, Fr Liam Lawton incorporates the new translation of the Mass and was introduced with critical acclaim at a Diocesan workshop in February. Parishioners from around the Diocese are invited to attend this Mass to hear how the Mass will sound with full choir and orchestra. Following the Mass food and drink will be served in the parish grounds. Anyone wishing to sing in the choir at this Mass is asked to attend a practice on Wednesday, 4 May at 7.00pm in the Parish Meeting Room, St Francis Xavier's Cathedral, Wollongong or on Thursday, 5 May at 7.00pm in St Paul's Church, Camden. To register attendance for the choir practice please contact the Diocesan Offices on 4253 0900.

MEN ALIVE BREAKFAST.
You are invited to join in fellowship with other men from 16 to 60+ for a hearty breakfast and inspiring presentation by Kelvin Simon (worked in social welfare for homeless and drug dependent populations in Kings Cross and as a child protection investigator for NSW Government agencies. Member of the Disciples of Jesus Community) on Saturday, 14 May 2011, 7.30am, Illawarra Leagues Club, Church Street, Wollongong. Registration is important. Cost: $15.00. Contact Jeff De Battista 0423 183 627, Phil Dowdell 0434 894 589 or Vince Fitzwilliam 0417 249 741.

CELEBRATING OUR JOURNEY 1873 - 2011.
St Francis Xavier’s Catholic Primary School, Wollongong is holding a gala dinner dance on Friday, 20 May 2011 at Villa D’oro Function Centre. 6.30pm for 7.00pm. Tickets: $100. A three course meal including beer, wine and soft drink with entertainment by Peppermint Jam. Payment to be received ASAP with tickets being issued on receipt of payment. Contact

COME JOIN OUR CATECHISTS FOR SOME TRAINING AND FAITH FORMATION.

The following training courses for Catechists are not far away. If you are not a Catechist but would like to complete the course of study for personal faith formation, you are most welcome to join us and will still receive a certificate on completion of the course.

LEVEL 2 COURSE.
Topics include: Child Development, Teaching Children with Special Needs, The Story of God's People, Helping Children Learn about Church and the Liturgical Year, The Christmas & Easter Story, Living our Faith, Moral Development, Values Education, Creative arts in the Classroom, Faith Development in Children and Young People, Christian Initiation of Children, Celebrating Sacraments of Initiation and Ecumenical Cooperation. Where and When: Illawarra & Shoalhaven: (Venue: Xavier Centre, 2 Bond Street Bellambi) Dates: May 13, 20, 27, June 3, 10, 17 (9.30am-2.00pm) and Macarthur/Southern Highlands: (Venue: Micah House, 35a Cordeaux St Campbelltown) Dates: May 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6 & 20 (9.30-2.00pm)

BEREKAH RETREAT:
5 day Retreat of renewal and prayer conducted by CEO Wollongong with two spots for Catechists. May 15-20 Venue: Mt St Benedict Centre Hull Road, Pennant Hills
If you are interested in attending any of these courses, please contact Illawarra Catechist Regional Coordinator Leonie Green on 4225 0137, , Peter Gilmore 4640 8549, or Helen Bennett 4253 0934
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