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News in Brief 164

on Tuesday, 05 February 2013. Posted in News in brief

YOUR VOCATION
Each of us is precious in God’s eyes, and for each of us, God invites us into fullness of life. What is God calling you to be? Priests, deacons, religious, single, married – we all are called to special vocations. Speak to your priest today to find out more.

CATHOLICCARE
are running some great Family Support Programs to help parents and kids have a positive start to the year. Pick up a timetable including all the upcoming program details, dates and costs at the back of the church. You can also download the timetables at http://tinyurl.com/bdqy6nr
Attachments: Term 1, 2013 programs for Wollongong, Campbelltown and Nowra

THE CATHOLIC SUPPLY SHOP HAS MOVED
and now fronts Lower Crown Street, Wollongong (formerly the SFX School entrance). Goods such as piety items, sacramental supplies, bibles, missals, rosaries, etc can be purchased at the new-look shop which is open Monday to Friday, 9.00am – 4.30pm and Saturday, 9.00am – 12noon. Tel 4222 2484. Wheelchair access via Crown Street.

THANK GOD FOR EVOLUTION – RECONCILING FAITH & SCIENCE
with Fr Eduardo Scarel on Wednesday, 6 March 2013 at St Paul’s Parish Hall, Tongarra Road, Albion Park from 7.00pm. Fr (Dr) Eduardo is a Carmelite priest from Argentina who is highly qualified in the Sciences and a renowned expert on the areas of Science and Faith, Science and Philosophy and Spiritual Ecology. He has participated in numerous international conferences and seminars and has received several awards for his studies, research and work on earth climate and climate change. Program: 5.30pm Liturgy followed by light meal and Fr Scarel from 7.00pm. Cost: $10. To assist with catering please confirm your attendance by calling Marie Milne 4232 1535 or email

STEWARDSHIP CORNER
10 February, 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Lord, help me answer your call just like Isaiah, “Here I am, send me.” If we trust Jesus like Peter did when he payed out his nets, we will hear Jesus say the words he said to Peter, “Do not be afraid.” Dear Lord, help me to make a difference.

CATECHIST COURSES – ILLAWARRA/SHOALHAVEN.
The LEVEL 1 BASIC Course will be run on Friday, 8 & 15 February from 9.30am – 1.30pm at Xavier Centre, Wollongong. The full LEVEL 1 Course will continue on Friday, 22 February and 1 & 8 March from 9.30am – 1.30pm, also at Xavier Centre, Wollongong. Please contact Cindy on 4640 8550 or email

CATECHIST COURSES – MACARTHUR/HIGHLANDS.
The LEVEL 1 BASIC Course will be run on Monday, 11 & 18 February from 9.30am – 1.30pm at Micah House, Campbelltown. The full LEVEL 1 Course will continue on Monday, 25 February and 4 & 11 March from 9.30am – 1.30pm, also at Micah House, Campbelltown. Please contact Cindy on 4640 8550 or email

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