Postal Plebiscite

It’s ok to vote NO in the postal plebiscite. Redefining marriage in Australia will have serious consequences. We have seen no safeguards for individuals of faith. Radical gay sex education will return to schools. For more info or to get involved see: www.coalitionformarriage.com.au

Marriage Plebiscite

As survey forms begin arriving in letterboxes across Australia, it is important that we are fully equipped with information about the consequences of changing the definition of marriage and the impacts this will have on individuals, families, education and churches. The Coalition for Marriage has released a comprehensive guide to some of the key consequences and questions around this important conversation. Go to www.coalitionformarriage.com.au/handbook to download your free copy.

Marriage Sunday at St Mary’s Cathedral

This event has been rescheduled from 09 October 2016 to 02 October 2016. Those married at St. Mary’s Cathedral are invited to return with their families for a special Mass of Thanksgiving, Blessing and Renewal of Vows on Sunday, 02 October at 10.30am, followed by morning tea & music in Chapter Hall. Certificates will also be presented for 25th, 30th, 40th, 50th or 60th anniversaries. Those with ancestors married at St. Mary’s Cathedral are also invited to join in this wonderful celebration. To register your interest, RSVP by 21 September to the Special Liturgies Officer on (02) 9220 0453 or email foo@stmaryscathedral.org.au.  

MARRIAGE AND FAMILY SUNDAY, 24 JULY 2016

Today in the Archdiocese of Sydney we are celebrating Marriage and Family Sunday, when we remember, honour and pray for all marriages and families. In this Year of Mercy, we reflect upon Pope Francis’s teaching in Amoris Laetitia on forgiveness in marriage. A brochure on this theme, The Joy of Forgiveness: Forgiveness & Mercy in Marriage, has been prepared for this occasion. Please take a copy home to read and to pass on to others.

Afternoon for couples hoping to conceive

Married couples (Catholic or otherwise) who are hoping for children, struggling to conceive, or who wish to better understand what the Church offers and promotes in regard to fertility awareness and assistance are invited to an afternoon of information and discussion. It is also an important opportunity for fellowship with other couples facing similar difficulties.

WHERE: Dooleys Waterview Club, Silverwater Rd, Silverwater.
WHEN: Saturday 12 March 2016, 2:00pm-4:30pm.

Please direct RSVPs and inquiries to lifemarriagefamily@sydneycatholic.org or phone (02) 9307 8403.