The Cursillo Movement offers separate three-day weekends for men and women. The program presents a way of living as a Christian in the world, deepening a personal relationship with God, and evangelising to others. After the weekend participants are invited to continue involvement through Cursillo small groups.
These groups are characterised by expressive, joyful praise, an openness to the spiritual gifts including prophecy and healing, and an expectancy that God will speak and work in power within the meeting. Music is an important element, helping to lift the hearts of those present. There are also talks, testimonies and prayer, and prayer ministry is always available. There are groups throughout the diocese.
An international community of people united in mutual commitment to each other and the Catholic way of life. Our membership comprises of families, single men and women, as well as priests and religious. We aim to renew and serve the Church by bringing the Good News of Jesus Christ to others, by fostering a missionary outlook in its members and encouraging participation in local works of evangelisation, service and mercy.
A beautiful range of hand crafted Australian cards is available from a designer in our own diocese. Cards include Baptism, Communion, Confirmation and in Sympathy and ar made with special paper and felt designs.
As Josephite Associates we respond to the call to living the charism of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop in our daily lives in our own unique way. This call focuses on friendship, prayer and service. In the Wollongong Diocese, some Associates meet Monthly and some a little less frequently, depending where the meeting is held.
The Knights of the Southern Cross (KSC) is an Order of Catholic men committed to promoting the Christian way of life throughout Australia. Branches currently operate in many Catholic parishes and membership is open to all Catholic men over the age of 18. Goals include: fostering the Christian way of life throughout Australia, promoting the welfare of its members and their families, encouraging social and intellectual activities amongst its members and conducting and supporting educational, charitable, religious, and social welfare work.
The rule and life of the Secular Franciscan Order is to observe the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ by following the example of St Francis of Assisi, who made Christ the inspiration and the centre of his life with God and people.
The Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites are called to be witnesses to the world of the transcendent value of the Gospel and especially of prayer as it was taught by Jesus in the spirit of the Beatitudes.