Formation & Training Courses

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
This programme is over two Saturdays for those who, with the support of their Parish Priest, are or will soon be assisting as EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS of HOLY COMMUNION in the Archdiocese of Sydney. It is also a pre-requisite course for those men who wish to attend the Acolytes training courses.

WHEN: Saturdays 7th and 14th July 2018 9:00am – 12noon Registration from 8:30am WHERE: Parish Centre, Ryde-Gladesville 2A Charles St, Ryde.

Acolyte
This course is primarily intended to prepare lay men to be instituted by the Archbishop into the ministry of Acolyte. Prior participation in the formation course for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion is normally also required. Others involved in ministry at the altar who are not becoming Acolytes may also attend.

WHEN: Saturdays 4th, 11th & 18th August 2018, (9:0am- 12:00pm) Registration from 8:30am WHERE: Parish Centre Ryde- Gladesville 2A Charles St, Ryde.

Registration Forms available at the Parish Office.

The Journey Catholic Radio Program – 27 May 2018

Next week on the Journey, Fr Graham Schmitzer reflects on the Gospel of Matthew, Bruce Downes, The Catholic Guy encourages us to Get Spiritually Fit, and Marilyn Rodrigues, The Peaceful Parent, reminds us of the importance of One-on-One Time. Our music is selected from various talented music artists who help us to create a show about faith, hope, love and life. Go to www.jcr.org.au or www.itunes.jcr.org.au where you can listen anytime and subscribe to weekly shows by email.

Chosen Conference

“You did not choose me but I chose you and I appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last” – John 15:16. The Chosen Conference is a national conference of young people and young adults between 18 – 30 years old, from 12th – 15th July 2018 at Mannix College Clayton, Melbourne. This conference is organised by Jesus Youth, an International Catholic Association with a focus on evangelising young people and nurturing their missionary initiatives. The Chosen conference is an initiative in the Year of Youth to help young people to encounter Jesus in a life-changing way.

The conference consists of youth rallies, up-lifting talks, workshops, Theatre, Eucharistic celebrations, Vocation & Mission Expo & Live music from Master Plan, the band performed last two WYD’s. If you are interested or want to register please visit www.chosenconference.org.au. For more information about the group registration please contact: register@chosenconference.org.au or call us at 0491 002 081.

Spirituality in the Pub

Wed. 6th June 2018. 7.30 – 9pm at the PADDINGTON RSL CLUB 220-232 Oxford St, Paddington, opposite the Town Hall. Topic: “Running Charities”. Speakers: Sophie Cotton Smith, Marathon Runner, founder of Running for Premature Babies charity; and Brad Anderson, Sydney Service Manager of Orange Sky Laundries, a charity which offers a free mobile laundry service for the homeless Donation entry. Info Marea: 0414 873 910.

Walk with Christ – 3 June 2018

All are invited to participate in this year’s Walk With Christ Eucharistic Procession on the Feast of Corpus Christi, Sunday 3 June 2018.

Participants will gather at the corner of Pitt St and Martin Place in the CBD at 2:30pm. The procession will follow the Blessed Sacrament through the Sydney CBD, finishing at the St Mary’s Cathedral Forecourt with Adoration and Benediction. If you are unable to join us for the Procession, you are more than welcome to join us for Adoration and Benediction from approximately 3.30pm in the St Mary’s Cathedral Forecourt. The event will conclude at approximately 4:30pm.

The procession will help mark the 200th anniversary of a little known, but most heroic and faith-filled time in the history of the Australian Church. In 1818, the Government forcibly removed the only Catholic priest in Australia, Fr Jeremiah O’Flynn, from Sydney. Fr O’Flynn’s last pastoral act was to leave the Blessed Sacrament reserved in a faithful Catholic’s home so that the colonists and prisoners could come to adore Christ present there. For two years, the Blessed Sacrament, in this lay Sydney home, was the source and centre of worship and consolation for the priestless Catholics of the Australian colony.

Please look for the Books of Life in your parish to write your prayer intentions that will be offered at the end of the procession.

The Charitable Works Fund (CWF)

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. To continue its work, the CWF needs your financial help. Making a donation is easy: Use the appeal envelope provided or phone the Fundraising Office on 1800 753 959. For a quick and secure credit card donation, visit www.cwf.org.au. Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible. Your gift will help someone in your community who could use a helping hand or be given better opportunities, so please give generously. Thank you.

Formation & Training Courses

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
This programme is over two Saturdays for those who, with the support of their Parish Priest, are or will soon be assisting as EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS of HOLY COMMUNION in the Archdiocese of Sydney. It is also a pre-requisite course for those men who wish to attend the Acolytes training courses. WHEN: Saturdays 7th and 14th July 2018 9:00am – 12noon Registration from 8:30am WHERE: Parish Centre, Ryde-Gladesville 2A Charles St, Ryde.

Acolyte
This course is primarily intended to prepare lay men to be instituted by the Archbishop into the ministry of Acolyte. Prior participation in the formation course for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion is normally also required. Others involved in ministry at the altar who are not becoming Acolytes may also attend. WHEN: Saturdays 4th, 11th & 18th August 2018, (9:0am- 12:00pm) Registration from 8:30am WHERE: Parish Centre Ryde- Gladesville
2A Charles St, Ryde.

Registration Forms available at the Parish Office.

The Journey Catholic Radio Program – 13 May 2018

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

Next week on the Journey Catholic Radio, our Gospel this week is from Mark 16:15-20, proclaiming “Go into all the world and preach the gospel” The Wisdom from the Abbey comes to us from Sr Hilda, Pete Gilmore talks to us about tuning in the radio in his Living the Gospel God spot and Francine Pirola reminds us of Gratitude in her Smart Loving segment. With the support of our amazing musicians we create a show about faith, hope, love and life. Go to www.jcr.org.au or www.itunes.jcr.org.au where you can listen anytime and subscribe to weekly shows by email.

Bishop Vincent Long

You are invited to hear Bishop Vincent Long , an ardent supporter of Pope Francis, speaking about “the New Dawn of the Church” at ‘Winbourne’, the Edmund Rice Retreat and Conference Centre, 1315 Mulgoa Road, Mulgoa 11.00 am to 1.00 pm on Saturday 16th June 2018. Entry by donation. Registration 10.00 am. For further information contact Dennis Farrar 0425209840. Organised by the Passionist Family Group Movement.