Write to Senators to Oppose Euthanasia

The Senate will this week vote on a Bill which would allow territories to legalise euthanasia and assisted suicide. Please contact your senators TODAY and ask them to protect vulnerable people by voting against the Bill. Visit the HOPE website to send your message http://www.noeuthanasia.org.au/sign.

Plenary Council

The 2020 Plenary Council is a gathering of the Church in Australia to make decisions for the future. Your voice is important. You are invited to contribute to the Plenary Council agenda, by sharing your experience of faith and of the Church. To be involved, visit: http://plenarycouncil.catholic.org.au/.

Become an Ambassador, facilitating listening and dialogue groups in your parish. If you want to know more, please speak with your Parish Priest, or contact 9390 5100 | email: plenarycouncil@sydneycatholic.org.

Family Spirit (By CatholicCare Sydney and Marist180)

Could you provide short-term help for long-term memories? As a new agency, combining the strengths of Marist180 and CatholicCare Sydney, Family Spirit urgently need compassionate people to provide short-term foster care.

To learn more, come to our information night: Tuesday 14th August 2018, 5.30-8pm, CatholicCare 2C West St (cnr Thomas St) Lewisham NSW 2049. Call Catholic Careline on 13 18 19 to secure your place.

The Journey Catholic Radio – 19 August 2018

Next week on The Journey, Fr Steven Varney offers us his reflection on the Gospel of John. Bruce Downes, The Catholic Guy talks to us about Honoring, Francine Pirola, in her Smart Loving segment ponders Marriage: Happy or Holy (repeat), and Sr Hilda shares her unique wisdom from the Abbey. Vibrant Christian music helps us to celebrate the Journey Catholic Radio, where faith, hope, love and life come together. Go to www.jcr.org.au or www.itunes.jcr.org.au where you can listen anytime and subscribe to weekly shows by email.

Clovelly Parish History

CLOVELLY PARISH HISTORY has recently been published to mark the parish centenary. Entitled St Anthony’s by the Sea, it is available for only $10 per copy (plus $6 postage). To order, please email centenary@stanthonyclovelly.net.au or phone 9665 2711.

Open Day – 9 Sept 2018

St Aloysius’ College invites you to attend our biennial Open Day. We will demonstrate how St Aloysius’ educates young men of conscience, competence, compassion and commitment. This is an opportunity for you to tour our facilities and to meet our teachers and students, providing an insight into teaching and learning at St Aloysius’. A range of co-curricular activities including Sports, Drama, Music and Cadets will be on display, showcasing the well-rounded school experience the College offers. Staff and students will also be available to share with you the religious and spiritual life of the College, how we care for each student, and partner with their parents as they become “Men for Others”.

Junior School (Years 3 to 6): 9.30am – 12.00pm at 29 Burton Street, Milsons Point
Senior School (Years 7 to 12): 10.30am – 1.00pm at 47 Upper Pitt Street, Milsons Point

Bookings are not required. For further information, please visit the College website www.staloysius.nsw.edu.au or contact: The Registrar – Ph: 9936 5535 | Email: registrar@staloysius.nsw.edu.au.

Please note that parking in the area is limited. The College encourages all guests to use public transport.

CWF Appeal – August 2018

This weekend is a great opportunity for you to help out your parish in a meaningful way by supporting one of its charitable appeals. The Charitable Works Fund (CWF) is the premier charity of the Sydney Archdiocese, covering social and pastoral services, education and training, and advocacy services to all sections of your community – regardless of race, religion or social status. Your gift will help someone in your community who could use a helping hand or be given better opportunities, so please give generously. Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible, thank you.

Vocations Awareness Week

From the 5th -12th August our parish unites with the catholic community in Australia to celebrate Vocations Awareness Week. During this week we concentrate our prayers in praying for more vocations to marriage, the priesthood, religious and consecrated life. What else can you do to pray for Vocations that week?

• Attend an extra Mass that week for the vocation of your children/grandchildren
• Pray a decade of the Rosary or a full Rosary for vocations from your parish
• Visit St Mary Mackillop’s Tomb and pray there
• Visit Eileen O’Connor’s tomb and offer a prayer there
• Make a pilgrimage to the Shrine of Mary Help of Christians in St Mary’s Cathedral to pray for Vocations
• Pray for Vocations as a family by praying 1 Our Father and 3 Hail Marys before dinner throughout the week
• Say a Hail Mary for more vocations when you stop at the Red Traffic Light
• Be patient with others and offer your emotions to God as an honest prayer

CatholicCare Sydney

Join the Sydney Catholic You the Team to raise funds for CatholicCare Sydney’s HOPE program in this year’s City2Surf on Sunday 12 August. We’re aiming to raise $75,000 to help vulnerable young mothers and their babies. Challenge yourself and run or walk for HOPE! Register online at https://fundraise.catholiccare.org/city2surf and join the Sydney Catholic Youth Team today! For further information please contact Ashleigh Green on 0419 954 839 or at community@catholiccare.org.au.

Bereavement Support Reflections Mornings

Third Wednesday of Every Month 10.00am – 1.00pm. For family and friends who grieve and their companions. Understanding and managing life’s changes in Loss, Grief & Bereavement. Morning tea provided. For further information please contact Bereavement Support Ph: (02) 9646 6908 / bereavementsupport@catholiccemeteries.com.au.