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News in Brief 95

on Thursday, 21 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.
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While some are soon to jet off to celebrate World Youth Day in Madrid, many more of us have not been able to attend, but we can still enjoy some of the flavour and excitement of World Youth Day. On Saturday, 20 August the Diocese of Wollongong, in association with the Wollongong Youth Mission Team and the Verbum Dei Missionaries, will be presenting 'Madrid Encounter', a day-long event filled to the brim with all the things that make World Youth Day the amazing event it is, including Catechesis with Sr Hilda Scott OSB, a dramatic Way of the Cross, Reconciliation, a Spanish Fiesta, Mass followed by a Youth Festival. We also hope to get some live updates from our pilgrims direct from Madrid, Spain. All this for the special price of $10, which includes all meals. Pre-registration is essential for catering purposes. Head to www.dow.org.au/youth for more information and to register. For more information contact Loretta on 4253 0809.
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to celebrate the Feast of Saint Mary of the Cross MacKillop will be held on Saturday, 6 August 2011 at 11.00am. Ss Peter & Paul Parish, Manning Street, Kiama. Lunch to follow.

At the beginning of 2011, Fr John Ho, had the privilege of visiting the Holy Land and seeing many of the places where Jesus lived and carried out his ministry. It was a great experience. Fr John will lead a group to visit Jordan and the Holy Land for 10 days from 5 –14 February 2012. Total package, depending on participants will be: $4,490 for 10-14 pilgrims, $4,390 for 15-19 pilgrims and $4,290 for 20 or more pilgrims. Single supplement is $AU750. To secure a place, a deposit of $350 per person is required however this will be refunded if numbers don't meet expectations. If you would like to join the pilgrimage please contact Fr John on tel (02) 4683 2230, mobile 0408 671920 or email .

A weekend for married couples. Take time out of your busy schedule to invest in your most precious asset - your Marriage! This is a unique opportunity to recharge your relationship batteries, refocus on each other and fall in love all over again! Weekend of 21 – 23 October, 2011 at Winbourne, Edmond Rice Centre, Mulgoa NSW Bookings: Ardell & Bill Sharpe tel. (02) 4283 3435 or . For more information visit http://www.wwme.org.au

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
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