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News in Brief 169

on Tuesday, 12 March 2013. Posted in News in brief

Bishop Peter Ingham invites parish communities in each region to now gather and have our say about what we believe is the best way to configure ourselves to be bearers of Christ’s love. Come along to consider Mass times, the number of priests, parish boundaries and support for sacramental preparation and the many ministries and services in our region. Let us gather with other Catholics in our region to celebrate the strength of our unity, and the many gifts we can offer to share God’s love and build up the church:
• Shoalhaven 2 April , St Michael’s Hall, Nowra, 7.00pm – 9.00pm
• Southern Illawarra 4 April , All Saints Parish Hall, 19 College Ave, Shellharbour City
(Parking in Church grounds with access to hall through the Church carpark), 7.30pm – 9.30pm
• Central Illawarra 9 April , Xavier Centre, Wollongong, 7.30pm – 9.30pm
• Northern Illawarra 11 April , St Joseph’s Church, Bulli, 7.00pm – 9.00pm
• Southern Highlands 16 April , St Thomas Aquinas Hall, Bowral , 7.30pm – 9.30pm
• Eastern Macarthur 18 April , St John’s Hall, Campbelltown, 7.30pm – 9.30pm
• Western Macarthur 23 April , St Paul’s Hall, Camden, 7.00pm – 9.00pm
• Can’t make your regional time? 24 April , Xavier Centre, Wollongong, 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Please RSVP to Jane Edwards email or 4222 2404 and indicate which venue you will attending.

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.

on Friday, 5 April 2013 at Xavier Centre, Wollongong and MACARTHUR-HIGHLANDS on Monday, 8 April 2013 at Micah House, Campbelltown. 9.30am – 12noon. Please contact Cindy on (02) 4640 8550 or email

coming to St Michael’s Parish, Nowra for five inspiring and life changing sessions. Experience the power of God in a real and relevant way through Scripture, music and the arts. Expect to laugh, learn, reflect and be changed by this truly powerful Catholic experience. No matter your age or background this event is for you. Come and have an amazing experience without being asked to do anything. An event for everyone!
Session 1: either Sunday, 7 April 7.30pm or Monday, 8 April 9.30am
Session 2: either Monday, 8 April 7.30pm or Tuesday, 9 April 9.30am
Session 3: Tuesday, 9 April 7.30pm or Wednesday, 10 April 9.30am
Session 4: Wednesday, 10 April 7.30pm or Thursday 11 April 9.30am
Session 5: Thursday 11 February 7.30pm
All sessions will be in St Michael’s Hall, North Street, Nowra and will run for approx 1½ hours with tea/coffee afterwards. Please contact the parish on (02) 4423 1712. More information available at www.TheCatholicGuy.com

DATE CLAIMER: RCIA NSW State Conference 2013.
Theme: To know Jesus and to make him known! Hosted by the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle from Friday 14 June to Sunday 16 June, 2013 at Diocesan Centre, 841 Hunter Street, Newcastle West. Contact Loretto Lynch, RCIA Coordinator for the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle on (02) 4933 7425, email or visit www.mn.catholic.org.au

GOD IN THE GONG – Tuesday 9 April 2013
For ages 18-35 years (Age limit does not apply to Clergy, Religious and Youth Ministers)
Venue: Macarthur Tavern (cnr Gilchrist Drive & Kellicar Road, Campbelltown)
Speaker: Peter Turner
Topic: Faith and the Future: Can we learn to be Catholic?
Dinner available at the venue from 5:30pm
Enquiries: or 4222 2460

Here is an opportunity to grow in your faith, experience the work of the Holy Spirit in your life and make great friendships with other Catholics. Come along to the Life in the Spirit seminar, an eight week course run by the Disciples of Jesus Catholic Community starting on Sunday, 17 March at 11.00am, St Therese Parish Hall, West Wollongong. Enquiries to Derek or Melanie Pyrah on (02) 4260 8251

STEWARDSHIP CORNER 17 March, 5th Sunday of Lent
In his book, What Do I Own and What Owns Me? Dan Conway asks, “Have we freely given over our life and our will to the Lord?” or are we being held back by illusions of “status, wealth, or control”? Isn’t this exactly what St Paul speaks about in today’s second reading?

iSTAND NIGHTS Regional Youth Group
from 7.30pm – 9.30pm on Friday nights at St Columbkille’s Parish Centre, 99 Princes Highway, Corrimal (enter from the rear laneway). This group is for youth aged 14 – 18 years old and includes music, games, friendship, talks, camps, and a lot of fun. Everyone welcome. For more information contact Wollongong YMT manager, Christopher Brennan email or 0433 636 359.

The Diocese of Broome, WA requires volunteers to assist in its important work and is currently seeking a Finance Officer with experience in all aspects of finance including payables, receivables and payroll. Must be computer literate and have specific skills in MYOB, Excel and Word. Other positions currently available include Receptionist and general maintenance. Placements are preferred for a period of one to two years. For further details and an application form please contact Volunteer Coordinator on (08) 9192 1060, email or visit www.broomediocese.org

a musical by Theodore Dubois re-telling Christ’s final moments on the Cross will be presented at St John the Evangelist Church, Cordeaux St, Campbelltown on Friday 22 and Saturday 23 March, 2013 commencing at 8.00pm. Entry is free or by note donation with all proceeds going to Project Compassion.

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