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News in Brief 94

on Wednesday, 13 July 2011. Posted in News in brief

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.

Can't make it to World Youth Day in Madrid? Then let Madrid come to you. Madrid Encounter 2011 will feature all your favourite elements of World Youth Day; Catechesis with Sr Hilda Scott, Stations of the Cross, Reconciliation, Youth Festival, Youth Mass and a Spanish Fiesta. This is all happening on Saturday, 20 August at St Patrick's College, Campbelltown, only $10. For more info head to www.dow.org.au/youth, email or call 4253 0809.

Stella Maris Church in Shellharbour Village will be 150 years old on Monday, 15 August 2011. Past parishioners and friends are invited to attend a celebratory Mass at Stella Maris Church on Sunday, 14 August, 2011 at 11.00am. Lunch will follow at Sacred Heart Church hall, Cnr King Street and Bradman Avenue Warilla. Those wishing to attend please register at the parish office on 4296 3939. RSVP by Friday 22 July, 2011.

With many significant issues being debated in the public and political arena it may be worthwhile having a look at some websites which offer a Catholic social teaching perspective:
How some North Sydney parishes are responding to environmental issues: http://www.northsydneycatholics.com/ministries/ministries/environment-group
The journal Eureka Street produces two articles online daily. Good commentary on current issues. Well worth subscribing (free). www.eurekastreet.com.au

URGENTLY WANTED: VOLUNTEER WORKERS for Kimberley Catholic Volunteer Service.
The Diocese of Broome, WA requires volunteers to assist with the work of the local Church on Aboriginal missions. There are various important voluntary tasks: administration, building, gardening and vehicle maintenance. Placements are preferred for a period of six months to two years, with the possibility of an extension. For further details and an application form please contact Jo and Kevin Bell on 08 9192 1060, email or mail PO Box 76, Broome WA 6725.

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

This course is run by CCD for catechists who have completed Level I & II training and who wish to complete their Level III 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
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