News & Bulletin

The Bishop’s Blend

Looking to network with other young Catholic professionals and learn how to live your faith in the workplace? Then join the Most Reverend Bishop Richard Umbers, Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney on Tuesday, 27th February 2018 at 7:00am at the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney for The Bishop’s Blend, a quarterly breakfast series for young professionals. Online booking is essential. For more information and to purchase tickets go to https://thebishopsblendthirdedition.eventbrite.com or contact us at bishopsblend@sydneycatholic.org.

Footsteps of St Paul – Pilgrimage to Greece

Fr. Peter De Souza from Hornsby Cathedral, would like to invite you for a 14-day pilgrimage that he is leading. The group departs on 28th of May, 2018, featuring Athens, Corinth, Ephesus, Patmos, Crete, Santorini, Thessaloniki, Philippi, Meteora for an all-inclusive early-bird offer of $5,690. This fare includes a 3 Night Cruise with all meals + Return Airfares + Local Transfers + Stay in 4 Star Hotels + All Breakfasts & Dinners. For enquiries & bookings call 0385 622 246 or email pilgrimage@magiholidays.com.au.

Celebrating Saint Valentine

A MESSAGE FOR MARRIED COUPLES ON ST VALENTINE’S DAY
God does not call us to mediocrity. God calls us to be a radical witness; to bring alive within our marriage the passionate love and extravagant mercy he has for every human person. God calls us to live this reality within our own marriage and to proclaim it to our families and to the world through our lived example.

But marriage can be a challenge sometimes! We are not always easy to love, especially when hurts and disappointments accumulate.

Yet God is endlessly patient and merciful! Even when we fail, even when we settle for less, even when we doubt … God’s mercy calls us back.

This year, St Valentine’s Day coincides with Ash Wednesday. Why not make Lent a time to bring mercy more deeply into your marriage with this daily prayer:

HEAVENLY FATHER,
YOU CALL US TO RADICAL HOLINESS;
TO WITNESS TO YOUR PASSIONATE LOVE
AND EXTRAVAGANT MERCY.
FORGIVE US FOR THE TIMES
WE HAVE FAILED TO LOVE
AND HELP US TO MORE READILY
FORGIVE EACH OTHER.
INSPIRE US WITH THE AMBITION
TO GROW EVER CLOSER TO THE
FULFILMENT OF OUR VOCATION.
AMEN.