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News in Brief 91

on Thursday, 16 June 2011. Posted in News in brief

POSITION VACANT – Internal Audit / Compliance Officer, Diocese of Wollongong.
Responsibilities include the development of risk based internal audit and compliance programs for the Office of the Bishop, Catholic Education Office, CatholicCare and Catholic Development Fund. For an information package please contact Jane Edwards on 4253 0900 or email Applications close Friday, 8 July 2011.

CELEBRATING NAIDOC WEEK – Change, The Next Step is Ours
NAIDOC stands for the National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. Its origins can NAIDOC be traced to the emergence of Aboriginal groups in the 1920s which sought to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of Indigenous Australians. Today, NAIDOC is a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and an opportunity to recognise the contributions of Indigenous Australians in various fields. Our Diocese encompasses the traditional lands of the Dharawal, Tharawal, Gundungurra and Yuin nations. We acknowledge the enduring stewardship of our traditional aboriginal owners. There will be a Diocesan Ecumenical Service for NAIDOC week celebrated by Bishop Peter Ingham at St Michael's Church, 20 North Street, Nowra at 2.00pm on Sunday, 3 July. The theme for this year's celebration is: "Change – The Next Step is Ours." All are welcome.

WEEK OF PRAYER – CELEBRATING THE GIFT OF THE EUCHARIST
During last year’s diocesan pastoral planning consultation, there was very strong feedback regarding the desire to deepen our understanding and experience of the Eucharist. As one way of honouring this desire, our Diocese is encouraged to focus our prayer and reflection on the Eucharist and Eucharistic life during the week of 26 June to 3 July. We hope to take to heart the words of St Augustine, “you are what you have received” and the words of the fourth Eucharistic prayer “that they may truly become a living sacrifice in Christ to the praise of your glory.” Spend time with God reflecting on how you may deepen your experience of the Eucharist.

CHILD PROTECTION TRAINING.
CCD is offering a course this month for catechists and others involved in working with children at the Xavier Centre Bellambi on Friday, 24 June. To enrol in the course please contact Leonie Green on 4225 0137 or CCD recommends that catechists update their training every three years.

LEVEL III CATECHIST COURSE.
This course is run by CCD for catechists who have completed Level I & II training and who wish to complete their Level II Diploma Course. It is also open to others who would like to complete this course for their own faith development. Various presenters will cover topics that include CREATION: Work of the Trinity, MORALITY: Life in the Spirit, RECONCILIATION: Forgiveness of Sins, Healing, COMMUNION: Eucharist – Source and Summit: CHRIST: Heart of Catechesis, CHURCH: Mission of Holy Spirit. Course Dates: Illawarra / 9.30am - 2.00pm July 22, 29, Aug 5, 12, 19, 26 (Xavier Centre /2 Bond Street Bellambi) and Campbelltown: 9.30am - 2.00pm / Aug 8, 15, 22, 29, Sept 5, 12. (Micah House, 35a Cordeaux St, Campbelltown). Enrolments: Please contact Helen Bennett at 4253 0934 or

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

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
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