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You are invited to the four Christian Meditation Introduction and Renewal Days for 2015 at St Benedict’s Monastery, 121 Arcadia Rd, Arcadia. Tel: 9653 1159.
Sundays: 16 August and 15 November. Arrival: 10am for 10:30am. Presentations, Introduction to Christian Meditation, two periods of meditation, Eucharistic Celebration and information exchange. Conclusion: around 3pm. Books and CDs are available for sale, BYO picnic lunch, tea and coffee provided. Self-catering overnight accommodation may be available in the monastery guest house. Contact Br Terry on 0438 282 318. Enquires: Ann Bergman firstname.lastname@example.org or 9498 2625/Ann Lomas email@example.com or 9456 4775.
The Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney has released a Smartphone App for parishioners in the Archdiocese, featuring parish Mass times, the latest news from the Archdiocese of Sydney and the Catholic Church in Australia, information about upcoming Archdiocese events, as well as announcements from Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP, Archbishop of Sydney. Download the App for free – search for “Archdiocese of Sydney” in the Google Play and App stores.
The Charitable Works Fund (CWF) Pastoral Appeal is on this weekend. As valued members of this parish you make a real difference in helping the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney fulfil its mission in our local communities.
Through the CWF’s benefiting agencies you help:
• Support and strengthen family relationships;
• Empower refugees and migrants by providing them the means to a better future through employment training;
• Fund the training of our future priests
• Share the fruits of our Catholic faith to Parish public school children;
• Become advocates of equal access for the deaf and hearing impaired;
• Support Aboriginal Catholics grow in their Catholic faith
• Provide spiritual care wherever it’s needed
Our parish thanks you for the gifts you share to help us make a difference in our work.
We are not just the future of the Church, we are the present – Sunday 16 August 2015 6pm. Pizza and games night in the hall afterwards.
Thursday, 6 August 2015 | 7-8pm.
A parishioner, who is no longer able to drive, requires transport to and from Sunday morning Mass. If you are prepared to be on a roster one Sunday each month please contact Maria at the Parish Office 9663 1070.
From 10am – 3pm on Sunday 8 November the entire OLR school community invites you to spend the day at the OLR Christmas Fair. There will be • 7 Great Carnival Rides • Hot Food • Sweet Treats • Games • Face Painting • Entertainment • Devonshire Tea • Great Prizes • Christmas Crafts • Raffles. All funds raised will be used to update the reading resources used in the classrooms at OLR.
If you are interested in supporting the school in the lead-up to the Christmas Fair we would welcome your help. There are many ways you can get involved in The Christmas Fair. If you own a business, join other local businesses and supporters and become a sponsor. If you enjoy baking, join our group of Yr 3 parents and share your Christmas cake/pudding recipes. If you want a good day out, invite family/friends/local community members to join you at the Fair!
This Sunday is the beginning of Vocations Week. Today we are invited to explore our identity and mission as Christians: “The Christian should be a luminous person; one who brings light, who always gives off light! A light that is not his, but a gift from God, a gift from Jesus.” Pope Francis.