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We are delighted to announce that the Safeguarding Office has now released online training for its Induction program. Moving forward, all Parish volunteers will be asked to complete the two online training modules. This includes volunteers who don’t work directly with children, such as readers, Eucharistic ministers etc. The online training can be done in your own time and at home, uni or work and each module takes around 20 mins. Over the coming month we will be contacting all our volunteers via email with full instructions and how to access help if it is needed. For those parishioners who prefer to attend training in person, or who are without computer/internet access, there will be an onsite training session held at the Parish during January/February. Registration forms for the in-person training will be available shortly.
If you are a volunteer within our Parish, we sincerely appreciate the time and effort you contribute to our community. Unfortunately, we don’t always have your most up to date contact details, particularly email. If you are on a roster or volunteer regularly, can you please ensure Maria has your current phone number AND an email address if you have one. Thank you for your support.
Our tour guides would love to take you through the history of our mother church in Sydney on weekdays at 10am, 10.30am and a visit at 1.45pm or 2pm. Please contact the Cathedral office at email@example.com or ring (02) 9220 0400 to book your tour. Please note: minimum tour group numbers of 10 required; also no tours on Fridays as the Crypt can be closed at short notice.
Supper will be served during the wide-ranging quiz on Saturday, 24 November at 6.00pm, in the Br Hoffman Hall. Come with a team of up to eight people, or join a team on the night. BYO drinks and knowledge! Tickets $25 members, $30 non- members, including supper. To purchase tickets please visit www.cathedralfriends.org.au.
On Friday, 14 December St Mary’s Cathedral will celebrate this special time of year with carols and an overwhelming feeling of Christmas joy for the annual, and much anticipated A Choral Christmas Celebration concert. There will be two performances at 11am & 7pm with tickets starting at $20. Visit www.cathedralchoir.sydney/accc for more information.
Just a reminder, that all Journey Catholic Radio information is always a week in advance.
Next week on The Journey, Fr Mike Delaney reflects on the Gospel of John, Sr Hilda from the Abbey shares some ancient wisdom on the Mystery of God, Marilyn Rodrigues, The Peaceful Parent, talks about “Testing Our Faith”, and Bruce Downes, The Catholic Guy encourages us in “Seeking God”. The Power Of The Spirit is our featured song this week on the Journey Catholic Radio program, 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
Calling all Men! We all need the supportive brotherhood of other good men. Come and find out more about men’s ministry in the Sydney archdiocese. Find out how you can start or join a local men’s group in your area with support from us. Hosted by Bishop Richard Umbers, speakers include Tristan Ross, former lieutenant in the army and Ben Galea from Young Men of God.
Friday night November 23, 6.30pm Mass, 7.30pm Dinner, 8.30pm Presentations. St. Paul of the Cross Parish, 532 New Canterbury Rd, Dulwich Hill. Register: www.trybooking.com/431767. More Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you looking for a different way to start the 2019 new year? Maybe to meet some new people, get fit and conclude the Christmas season on a spiritual high? The Epiphany Pilgrimage is a not-for-profit, 7 day, 110 km Catholic pilgrimage through the Blue Mountains which coincides with the Feast of the Epiphany in early January.
The pilgrimage begins at Our Lady of the Way Parish in Emu Plains on 2 January, 2019 and finishes at the Chapel of the Magi in Bell on 8 January, 2019. Throughout the journey pilgrims walk through the beautiful Blue Mountains bushland, engage in daily Mass, prayer and reflection and enjoy the fellowship and hospitality of the Blue Mountains parishes.
Registrations for the full pilgrimage close 9 December with day walk registrations available on the day. For further information and to register see www.epiphanypilgrimage.org or for general information and current news see https://www.facebook.com/epiphanypilgrimage/.