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Are you a young adult Catholic (18-35) wondering what direction you want to take in life? If you are why not come along to our Vocations’ Retreat at Mount Carmel Retreat Centre (SW Sydney) on July 24th-26th. If you want more information or to speak with one of the team giving the retreat contact the Centre: 02 8795 3400
Celebrating the contribution of refugees and asylum seekers. The Asylum Seekers Centre is holding an evening of stories, music and inspiration on Thursday 18 June from 6.30-8.30pm in Lower Town Hall. Guest speakers will include
Thomas Keneally, Hugh Mackay and artist Wendy Sharpe. Asylum seeker Gerald Magala Mukiibi and refugee Prosper Gateretse will share their stories and there will be entertainment by singer songwriter Miriam Lieberman. Tickets are $10, please visit asylumseekerscentre.org.au for more information and tickets.
Compeer is the St Vincent de Paul Society’s friendship program which trains volunteers to be matched with someone who is lonely and experiencing mental illness in their local community. Compeer volunteers provide friendship to their new friend by catching up regularly for simple social activities, such as having a cuppa, going for a walk or attending a community event. We currently need male and female volunteers from across Sydney. Training and ongoing support are provided, as well as the opportunity to connect with like-minded people at social events. An hour a week of your friendship can have a big impact on your new friend’s quality of life. To find out more call 9568 0295, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.compeer.org.au.
The Academy will be holding courses on spirituality and the Gospels including retreats throughout 2015. More information can be obtained from www.aquinas-academy.com. To register please ring 02 9247 4651 or by email: email@example.com.
If you know anyone in need of support through domestic violence, the following organisations can help:
NSW Domestic Violence Helpline
1800 656 463
National Domestic Violence Service
1800 RESPECT (24 hours a day)
Parent Line (Catholic Care)
1300 130 052
St Mary’s Cathedral has three Masses every weekend led by a solo cantor. This is a vital part of the Cathedral’s liturgy and is carried out by volunteer singers. If you think you would like to serve the Cathedral in this important role as part of our team of cantors please contact the music department on 9220 0481 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We are looking for people who have good voices and are keen to be involved with the liturgical life of the Cathedral. A basic knowledge of how to read music and some singing experience would be an
Domus Australia is a 32 room guest house established by the Australian Catholic Church, welcoming travellers to Rome seeking comfortable accommodation and an ideal base from which to explore historical and cultural sites of the Eternal City. Centrally located with a magnificently restored Chapel featuring daily Mass in English, Domus Australia is the perfect oasis in the heart of Rome for Aussie pilgrims. Enquiries: email@example.com
THE BENEDICT XVI RETREAT CENTRE now offers a series of fun, innovative facilitated activity programs to complement and enrich any group retreat. Whether you are looking for adventure, team building, opportunities for reflection or simply to have fun with your group, our specially trained facilitators can tailor a program to meet your needs and budget. Activities include flying fox, archery, bushwalking, leadership challenge, communications challenge, camp craft, environmental programs and more. Contact Danielle Puhlmann on (02) 4572 2899 / email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more or visit www.benedictxvicentre.org.au.