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Diocese responds to the bushfire crisis

Diocese responds to the bushfire crisis

Bushfire crisis, Parish life, Bishop Brian Mascord - January 8, 2020
Bishop Brian Mascord travelled to St Mary Star of Sea Parish in Milton this morning to see first-hand the devastation of the recent bushfires. Bishop...
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A prayer for the Shoalhaven

A prayer for the Shoalhaven

Bushfire crisis, Parish life - January 3, 2020
We continue to pray for the Shoalhaven region that encompasses the parishes of St Michael's Nowra (including the church communities of Vincentia, Culburra Beach, Bombaderry,...
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Bishop Brian’s letter to bushfire affected parishes in the diocese

Bishop Brian’s letter to bushfire affected parishes in the diocese

Bushfire crisis, Parish life, Bishop Brian Mascord - January 3, 2020
My Dear Brothers and Sisters I write these words at a time when many within your communities have lost so much and many grieve the...
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Milton church saved in fire

Milton church saved in fire

Bushfire crisis, Parish life - December 31, 2019
Please keep your prayers going for those in the Shoalhaven region of our diocese. There have been reports that our St Mary Star of Sea...
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Fires in the diocese

Fires in the diocese

Bushfire crisis, Bishop Brian Mascord - December 21, 2019
My Sisters and Brothers in Christ We are all aware of the catastrophic weather conditions across the country which have caused so much devastation and...
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ACYF Perth 2019 | Day 5

ACYF Perth 2019 | Day 5

ACYF2019, Youth and Young Adults - December 14, 2019
The open-air Mass at Trinity College Perth was the culmination of the Australian Catholic Youth Festival, which attracted 5,500 young people from across the country....
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ACYF Perth 2019 | Day 4

ACYF Perth 2019 | Day 4

ACYF2019, Youth and Young Adults, Bishop Brian Mascord - December 10, 2019
American speaker, evangelist and author Katie Prejean McGrady has told 5,500 young Australian Catholics that they are made “not only for something great” in this...
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ACYF Perth 2019 | Day 3

ACYF Perth 2019 | Day 3

ACYF2019, Youth and Young Adults - December 9, 2019
ACYF 2019 has officially started! Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB welcomed pilgrims and encouraged them to bring every part of themselves to the gathering. “You...
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ACYF Perth 2019 | Day 2

ACYF Perth 2019 | Day 2

ACYF2019, Youth and Young Adults - December 8, 2019
Welcome to Day 2 of the Diocese of Wollongong ACYF 2019 pilgrimage coverage! Pilgrims from around Australia have well and truly started arriving in Perth...
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ACYF Perth 2019 | Day 1

ACYF Perth 2019 | Day 1

ACYF2019, Youth and Young Adults - December 7, 2019
The Australian Catholic Youth Festival (ACYF) is a national gathering of Catholic young people established by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC). It exists to...
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John Pridmore in Wollongong: The Gift of Our Lady

November 24, 2019 John Pridmore in Wollongong: The Gift of Our Lady

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In cooperation with Parousia, the diocese is hosting international speaker John Pridmore. John is an ex-gangster and bestselling author of book From Gangland to Promised...
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One bell of a restoration!

One bell of a restoration!

St Francis Xavier Cathedral - November 22, 2019
How many of you have looked skyward at St Francis Xavier Cathedral in Wollongong over the past three months and noticed that the bell has...
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