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News in Brief 87

on Wednesday, 04 May 2011. Posted in News in brief

The Broken Bay Institute is hosting the fifth national eConference on Thursday, 19 May 2011.
Official website for the latest eConference is http://holyspirit.vividas.com

Hand in Hand for Social Harmony.
The Affinity Intercultural Foundation is organising a dinner to be held on Friday, 27 May 2011 at Portofino Function Centre, Atchison Street, Wollongong. $35.00 per person (includes three course meal). Vegetarian meal available. Booking and payment due Sunday, 15 May at or telephone 9702 0789 during business hours.

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 and hear how the Mass will sound with full choir and orchestra. Following the Mass food and drink will be served in the parish grounds. EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO ATTEND.

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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