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News in Brief 161

15 January 2013

BEGINNING EXPERIENCE WEEKEND
1-3 March 2013 at Mt St Benedict, Pennant Hills
The loss of a loved one through separation, divorce or death is one of life’s most traumatic experiences. It can result in deep feelings of loneliness, grief and hurt. Beginning experience...

News in Brief 160

15 January 2013

ILLAWARRA SOCIAL JUSTICE FORUM: Wednesday, 20 February, 5:00-6:30pm, Xavier Centre, 38 Harbour St Wollongong
Are you concerned about social justice issues being faced by people in the Illawarra region and wider world? Would you like support in working proactively to care...

News in Brief 159

19 December 2012

VISITING OTHERS – SHARING HOPE
Mary visited Elizabeth where they shared hope and joy. They affirmed each other in God’s
purpose for their lives. Who will we affirm in their faith journey as the year draws to a
close? What purpose does God have for you? For...

News in Brief 158

04 December 2012

WAITING ON GOD’S CALL
In the Season of Advent we hear many calls in the Gospel: Mary’s call, John the Baptist’s call, and this week, discerning the signs. Let us make space for God’s call this Advent or be an agent of God’s call for others. Priests, religious,...

News in Brief 157

27 November 2012

WAITING ON GOD’S CALL
In the Season of Advent we hear many calls in the Gospel: Mary’s call, John the Baptist’s call, and this week, discerning the signs. Let us make space for God’s call this Advent or be an agent of God’s call for others. Priests, religious,...

News in Brief 156

21 November 2012

YOU ARE CALLED TO A LIFE OF HOLINESS
Through our baptism each of us is called to a life of holiness. Vocation is God’s call inviting us to live this life to the full. Are you aware of the vocation options and what each offers? Contact your local priest or Fr Richard...

News in Brief 155

14 November 2012

YOU ARE CALLED TO A LIFE OF HOLINESS
Through our baptism each of us is called to a life of holiness. Vocation is God’s call inviting us to live this life to the full. Are you aware of the vocation options and what each offers? Contact your local priest or Fr Richard...

News in Brief 154

07 November 2012

IS GOD CALLING YOU?

What vocation does God call you to? How can you become informed about the options? Contact your local priest or Fr Richard Healey on or 0401 621 591, or visit

News in Brief 153

30 October 2012

MENALIVE DIOCESAN WEEKEND FOR MEN IS SOON! – REGISTER NOW.

At times living out your faith can be pretty tough and most of us need help. Some 8500 men throughout Australia have already been on a menALIVE Weekend. It involves a full day Saturday (go home Saturday...

News in Brief 152

24 October 2012

IS GOD CALLING YOU TO THE PRIESTHOOD?
Have you ever thought about the priesthood as a vocation for yourself or someone else? Sometimes we dismiss the idea too quickly saying that I have not got what it takes or would find it too challenging. However, amid their...

News in Brief 151

17 October 2012

IS GOD CALLING YOU TO THE PRIESTHOOD?
Have you ever thought about the priesthood as a vocation for yourself or someone else? Sometimes we dismiss the idea too quickly saying that I have not got what it takes or would find it too challenging. However, amid their...

News in Brief 150

11 October 2012

WHAT’S GOD LOOKING FOR?
Sometimes we can ponder our search in life for what brings fulfilment. Let us never forget that God is seeking us. “The word of God is alive and active.” (Hebrews) What does God want us to be? What does God want us to do? God loves us so...

News in Brief 149

03 October 2012

VOCATION AND MARRIAGE OR…?
Our readings today speak of the gift of marriage. Marriage is a special call of God for two people to surrender their lives totally to God through serving one another and the world through this sacrament. How is God calling you? Join young...

News in Brief 148

25 September 2012

LISTENING TO GOD’S CALL
When do you stop to listen to God’s call? How do you know whether you are following what God wants for you in your life? To know more contact your Parish Priest or Fr Richard Healey on

News in Brief 147

19 September 2012

BEING A MISSIONARY – WHO ME?
The visit of the relic of St Francis Xavier to our Diocese is an opportunity to celebrate a great saint and missionary. Yet St Francis Xavier only did what we are also responsible to because we are baptised: to be missionaries...

News in Brief 146

11 September 2012

PRIESTHOOD – A WAY OF LIFE WHICH COULD BE FOR YOU
Sometimes we only think of a priest in terms of what we see them do at Mass on Sunday. Priests have a rich and diverse life which includes sharing in the high and lows of families and individuals at privileged times....

News in Brief 145

05 September 2012

WANT TO HELP PEOPLE IN THE HIGHS AND LOWS OF THEIR LIVES?
Baptisms, funerals, weddings, hospital visits, and family crises are all privileged opportunities where people seek the spiritual and pastoral care of a priest. Does this way of life speak to you? To know more...

News in Brief 144

28 August 2012

WANT TO HELP PEOPLE IN THE HIGHS AND LOWS OF THEIR LIVES?
Baptisms, funerals, weddings, hospital visits, and family crises are all privileged opportunities where people seek the spiritual and pastoral care of a priest. Does this way of life speak to you? To know more...

News in Brief 143

22 August 2012

Have you considered priesthood?
Do you want to commit your life to Jesus Christ and to serve God’s people? Priesthood is a fulfilling and challenging way of life. To know more contact your Parish Priest or Fr Richard Healey on

News in Brief 142

15 August 2012

VOCATION? "Be very careful about the sort of lives you lead”
What sort of life am I leading? Am I living to God’s potential for me? Am I satisfied that my gifts are being put to the use God calls me to? Is there someone whom God is calling me to invite to consider...

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