The Journey Catholic Radio Program – Airs 23 Dec 2018

Christmas edition then we enter the summer series until February.

Next week on The Journey, the Gospel reflection is from the Dioceses of Wollongong Advent reflection booklet, Sr Hilda shares her Wisdom from the Abbey with her Christmas reflection, Bruce Downes the Catholic Guy reminds us to be still before God, and The Pirolas encourage us to Make A Change For The Better. It is with great pleasure and gratitude that we say thank you for your support with Journey Catholic Radio for another year. God Bless, and Merry Christmas from all of us here at the Diocese of Wollongong . Go to or where you can listen anytime and subscribe to weekly shows by email.

Pray for the Plenary Council

Across Australia, Catholics are gathering to pray, talk and listen to one another about our experiences of faith and the Church. Many parishes within the Archdiocese have commenced their journey towards the Plenary Council 2020, sharing and reflecting on the future of the Catholic church in Australia. Please continue to pray for the community of the Sydney Archdiocese that we will respond well to the call of the Holy Spirit, by engaging in the preparatory phase of the Plenary with open and humble hearts, listening to what the Spirit is saying to each one of us as we share our experiences of faith towards the preparation of the agenda of the Plenary Council. The Plenary Council Prayer: Want to know more or on how to become involved, please contact 9390 5147 or email .

A Choral Christmas Celebration Concert

On Friday 14 December, St Mary’s Cathedral will celebrate with carols and Christmas joy for the annual, and much anticipated A CHORAL CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION concert. There will be two performances at 11am & 7pm with tickets starting from $15. Visit for more information.

Catholic Cemeteries and Crematoria – Twilight Carols

Catholic Cemeteries and Crematoria warmly invites you and your family to join them at the annual Twilight Carols.

Where: Mary, Mother of Mercy Chapel, Rookwood Catholic Cemetery
When: Thursday 13th December 2018 Commencing at 6:30pm. Fireworks at 9pm.

An Advent App – Christmas!

Walk the journey to Advent on your mobile device. Each day delivers a new video, podcast or written feature to assist you prepare for Christmas and meet Jesus in the silence, despite the busyness of the Christmas season. The Advent Calendar App is free and available on your iPhone, iPad and Android devices. Search for “Xt3 Advent” in the Google Play store or the App store, or visit

Drawing and Giving Life – NSW Pastoral Ministry Conference

How do we renew our pastoral structures to draw and give life in the post Royal Commission Church? In what ways are we called to move forward and strengthen our ministries to serve the mission of Jesus Christ?

The day includes networking with ministry leaders around NSW and two opportunities to engage with a variety of workshops with on the ground practitioners who offer strategies for renewing and strengthening our pastoral mission.

Conference Rates: Early Bird $65 (booking made prior to 17 December 2018). Normal rate $75 (bookings after 17 December 2018). Dooleys Catholic Club Lidcombe. Tuesday 26th February 2019 / 9.30am To 4.30pm.

The Journey Catholic Radio – 9 Dec 2018

Next week on The Journey, the Gospel reflection is from the Dioceses of Wollongong Advent reflection booklet, Marilyn Rodrigues, The Peaceful Parent reminds us of the importance of “One On One Time” and the Pirolas in their “Smart Loving” God spot encourages us to make a change for the better. Our music selection goes hand in hand with our Journey Catholic Radio program, where faith hope, love and life come together. Go to or where you can listen anytime and subscribe to weekly shows by email.

Footprints of Jesus

Trace the journey of Jesus from the land where he was born, through to the way he carried his cross and gave the eternal sacrifice. See places mentioned in the Old and New Testaments as the Bible comes alive in this 14-day pilgrimage that features Petra, Mt. Nebo, Bethlehem, Jericho, Sea of Galilee, Jerusalem, Dead Sea, Masada, Nazareth, Caesarea Philippi for an all-inclusive price of $5690. The fare includes Return Economy Airfares + Local Transfers in Deluxe coaches + Stay in Premium Hotels + All Breakfast & Dinners + Catholic Priest + English speaking professional guides.

For enquiries & bookings call 03 03 8839 6615 or 1300721561 or email us Departures Dates: Fr. Sebastian (24 March), Fr. Kenneth (26 May 19), Fr. Colin (31 May 19). Get $200 discount for bookings before 15 Dec 19 for all departures till June 2019. Get special discount of $200 additional for 24 March departure. Other Departure Dates available: 18 Aug 19, 8 Sep 19, 17 Sep 19, 13 Oct 19, 10 Nov 19.