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News in Brief 92

on Wednesday, 22 June 2011. Posted in News in brief

DEDICATION OF CO-CATHEDRAL
St John Vianney Church, Fairy Meadow. Join with Papal Nuncio Archbishop Giuseppe Lazzarotto and Bishop Peter Ingham on Friday, 5 August 2011 to celebrate the dedication of St John Vianney Church, Fairy Meadow and its designation as Co-Cathedral of the Diocese. Mass commences at 7.30pm.

INVITATION to celebrate with Duane Fernandez and Geoff Allen who will be ordained to the Diaconate on Wednesday, 6 July at St John the Evangelist Parish, Cordeaux Street, Campbelltown. Mass will commence at 7.30pm. All welcome.

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 1.30pm on Sunday, 3 July. The theme for this year's celebration is: "Change – The Next Step is Ours." All are welcome.

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.

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

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

DATE CLAIMER: The ANNUAL VATICAN II CONFERENCE
will be held on Saturday, 19 November 2011, 9.30am – 3.30pm at Chevalier College, Bowral. Keynote: Richard Leonard sj

E-CONFERENCE: THE GOSPEL OF MATTHEW
will be held on Tuesday, 6 September 2011, 10.00am – 4.00pm. Venues to be organised. (NB. June 15 eConference: The Holy Spirit can be watched at any time: http://holyspirit.vividas.com/. Highly recommended)

PALMS AUSTRALIA
Timor-Leste Encounter, Monday 19 September – Saturday 1 October 2011. Palms Australia is the largest Catholic agency recruiting, preparing, sending and supporting volunteers in the Pacific, Timor-Leste, Africa and Asia. For more information visit www.palms.org.au or contact Palms Australia on (02) 9518 9551 or email
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