Month of Prayer for Marriage & Families

Heavenly Father, Give us the graces of purity and chastity. Help us to guard our thoughts and desires from impurity. Give us the courage to cleanse our lives of all harmful images and influences. Help us to remember that all people are created in your image and likeness and have profound dignity. May we carefully respect the whole being of all those we encounter.

The Journey Catholic Radio – 28 Oct 2018

Just a reminder, that all Journey Catholic Radio information is always a week in advance.

Next week on The Journey, Fr Stephen Varney reflects on the Gospel of Mark, Pete Gilmore shares his vision on the “Greater Things than I am” in his Living the Gospel God Spot, and Marilyn Rodrigues reminds us that we all have “Daily Crosses to Bear” in her segment, The Peaceful Parent. Our uplifting music reminds us of the power of the spirit and the universal language of prayer in music. Go to or where you can listen anytime and subscribe to weekly shows by email.

Michael Galovic – Iconographer Seminar

What do you know about the art of iconography? Have you ever prayed before an icon? Do you know why icons are ‘written’, not painted? The art of iconography has had an enormous influence on the culture and spirituality of the Church down through the ages. Far from being a long lost art, the practice of icon writing is alive and well today. Michael Galovic, Australia’s prolific iconographer will be visiting us to talk about this ancient art, show us examples of his work and discuss its rising popularity. You are invited to join us for this seminar held on level 5 of the Polding Centre that will be of creative, cultural and spiritual benefit. Please feel free to invite all those you think may be interested. RSVP is required to Details: Wednesday 31 October 3–5pm Level 5 breakout space. This event is being hosted by the Creative Team of the Evangelisation Project. Afternoon tea will be provided.

Month of Prayer for Marriage and Families

Creator God, We thank you for the joy we receive from those we love, especially the children in our lives. Help all children to see you by the examples that we give to them, so that their hearts are filled with joy as they come to know, love and worship you. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Be Awake National Catholic Men’s Conference

Stanwell Tops Conference Centre, 19-21 October. MenAlive and the Young Men of God Movement (YMG) have united to host a life-changing event for the men of this nation. There is nothing like the journey of growing in faith alongside your brothers. There will be great speakers, worship, prayer, sacraments, sports and brotherhood time. It is a space which will allow men to encounter Jesus Christ, be it the first time or a renewal. This is an excellent opportunity to deepen our faith and grow in Gods call and challenge for our lives. Be inspired, be transformed. This will be an extraordinary event THAT IS DEFINITELY NOT TO BE MISSED! To register go to or Promotional Video Link:

Mass for Pregnant Mothers

Are you expecting a baby or know someone who is? You are warmly invited to attend the annual Mass for Pregnant Mothers to be celebrated by Most Rev Richard Umbers, Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney, at St Mary’s Cathedral on Sunday 18th of November at 10:30am. RSVP and enquiries can be directed to or call 9307 8401.

Sydney Catholic Men’s Ministry Network Meeting

Calling all Men! We all need the supportive brotherhood of other good men. Come and find out more about men’s ministry in Sydney archdiocese. Find out how you can start or join a local men’s group in your area with support from us. Hosted by Bishop Richard Umbers, hear from Tristan Ross, former lieutenant in the Army on his experience of Catholic brotherhood. Ben Galea from Young Men of God will facilitate a discussion on growing new men’s groups. Friday night November 23, 6.30pm Mass, 7.30pm Dinner, 8.30pm Presentations. St. Paul of the Cross Parish, 532 New Canterbury Rd, Dulwich Hill. Register: More Info:

The Splendor of Truth

A Symposium on St John Paul II’s encyclical VERITATIS SPLENDOR 25 years on
To acknowledge and celebrate the 25th anniversary of VERITATIS SPLENDOR, the University of Notre Dame-Australia, will sponsor a multi-disciplinary Symposium on the legacy of this encyclical. Speakers include: Prof Renee Kohler-Ryan “Why Splendor: On the Art of the Moral Life” Dr Paul Morrissey: “Freedom, Truth and the Moral Law.” Dr Mariusz Biliniewicz: “Veritatis splendor and the Universal Call to Holiness.” Prof Isabell Naumann: “Ordered to the One who alone is good” (VS 73) and the Beauty of the Immaculata.” Dr Conor Sweeney: “The mystery of evil and the truth of the acting person.” Opening remarks from Most Rev. Richard Umbers, Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney. . Venue: The University of Notre Dame Australia, Sydney School of Philosophy and Theology Moorgate Building (NDS16) 10 Grafton Street, Chippendale. Date: 18-19 October 2018. Cost: $50 for Academics, $20 for Students.

The Journey Catholic Radio Program – 21 Oct

Next week on The Journey, our Gospel is read by Nick Weir, Sr Hilda shares her Wisdom from the Abbey, Bruce Downes and The Catholic Guy, Bruce Downes encourages us with his sage words. Our music is sourced from local artists and Australia wide Christian music artists who come together to help us make our program amazing. It is where faith, hope, love and life come together in the Journey. Go to or where you can listen anytime and subscribe to weekly shows by email.

David’s Place Community Art Show

Over recent months, Sydney artists – including Elisabeth Cummings and David Collins, as well as senior students at the National Art School – have been sketching and painting people from the David’s Place Community. Faces Of David’s Place – One Night Only on Friday 26 October at 5-9pm at St. Canice’s Church Roslyn St, Elizabeth Bay. $100 a head, includes drinks and canapés. Pre-purchase or purchase at the door.