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News in Brief 170

on Wednesday, 20 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 , 7.00pm – 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.

to remember the Dharawal people killed in the massacre of 1816 will be held at Cataract Dam picnic area on Sunday, 14 April 2013, 12noon – 3.30pm. Sausage sizzle lunch will be provided. Please note: the ceremony involves a short walk to the site. Appropriate footwear, hats, sunscreen and bottled water are highly recommended. As the site has limited seating available, feel free to bring your own fold-up chairs. The event will take place regardless of weather conditions.

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 April 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

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, Director of Schools, Catholic Education Office
Topic: Faith and the Future: Can we learn to be Catholic?
Dinner available at the venue from 5:30pm
Enquiries: or 4222 2460

Catechist SMARTBoard TRAINING:
for ILLAWARRA-SHOALHAVEN 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

STEWARDSHIP CORNER 24 March 2013 - Passion Sunday
Today we read the Passion of our Lord according to Luke. “Father,” says Jesus “if you are willing to take this cup away from me. Nevertheless, let your will be done, not mine.” As a good steward of the many gifts God has given us, we too will have to say on many occasions, “Let your will be done, not mine.”

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 http://www.mn.catholic.org.au/

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