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News in Brief 90

on Thursday, 02 June 2011. Posted in News in brief

REDKITE supporting children through cancer – Fundraising Concert.
Thursday, 23 June 2011, 7.30 pm, Wollongong Town Hall. Performers include: Pianist Ambre Hammond; Arcardians Lamplighters Male Choir; Cellist Ilir Merxhushi (the Paul Halley Quartet); Violinist Joy Liu (Sarah Hindson protégé); Illawarra Choral Society; Wollongong Conservatorium Flute Ensemble and Mark Matthews (ABC Radio presenter). Cost – donation at the door (tax receipt available).

CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE BIENNIAL DIOCESAN CONFERENCE.
Saturday, 23 July 2011, Edmund Rice College, Mt Keira Road, Mt Keira. Commences with Mass at 10.00am in College Chapel. Guest speakers Jen Charadia, Barbara Davis (Kanga Schools, Sierra Leone) and Sr Jan Barnett rsj. Cost $25.00 includes morning tea and lunch. RSVP with payment by Friday, 15 July to Anne Kelly 5/49-55 Cordeaux Road, Figtree 2525. Visit www.cwlawollongong.org.au

MARRIAGE ANNIVERSARIES MASS 2011.
If you are celebrating 25, 40, 50 or 60 years of marriage this year and would like an invitation to the Mass to be celebrated by Bishop Peter Ingham at St John Vianney's Church, Fairy Meadow on Sunday, 7 August 2011 at 2.00pm, please contact Helen Bennett at the Office of the Bishop and an invitation will be sent to you. Telephone 4253 0934 or email

NSW / ACT RCIA State Conference – Wollongong 16-18 September 2011
How do we welcome people into our Church community who are either not baptised (Catechumens) or baptised into another denomination (Candidates). This is the focus for the NSW/ACT State RCIA Conference being held here in the Diocese of Wollongong from 16-18 September 2011. The conference seeks to consider the variety of catechetical and pastoral needs of those wishing to become part of our faith communities. The conference will be an informative and valuable time for all those who minister in this area of Church life. Please see your parish priest for a registration form or visit www.ozcatechumenate.org .

Make a Friend Change a life in the Illawarra - Become a Volunteer for Compeer.
The Compeer Program matches volunteers from the community with someone who has a diagnosed mental illness in a one-on-one friendship. Help break down the stigma and loneliness that can accompany mental illness through friendship and social support. For more information contact Megan on (02) 4276 4229 or email or www.vinnies.org.au

A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO YOUTH MINISTRY.
24-26 June, 2011 (from dinner Friday to lunch Sunday). The Hermitage, Old South Rd, Mittagong | $150 (all inclusive).
Do you sometimes feel out of your depth leading your Youth Group? Running out of ideas? Not sure where to begin or what comes next? You are not alone! Come along and learn more about Comprehensive Youth Ministry, Effective use of Games, Music and liturgy, Planning and Resources. For more information contact Loretta on 4253 0809 or or head to www.dow.org.au/youth

WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND for married couples.
Friday 15 July to Sunday 17 July, St Mary’s Towers Retreat Centre, Douglas Park. A unique opportunity to recharge your relationship batteries, refocus on each other and fall in love all over again. Bookings 4283 3435 or visit www.wwme.org.au
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