Bulletin Highlights

December 17, 2021

COVID Update: With the continuing uncertainty around the new Covid variant, the government has once again mandated that masks be worn inside places of worship. Singing whilst not recommended is still permitted. Whilst it is recognised that these measures are inconvenient all of us must continue to take all necessary steps to protect each  other. 

Fire Safety: We have updated our fire safety and evacuation notices throughout the church.  Please make yourself aware of  our emergency procedures, particularly our emergency evacuation plan.

Alpha Come and see Pancake night: Tuesday March 1 at the Parish Hall
Alpha is a chance to explore life and the christian faith, to ask questions and to share your point of view. Come along, with a friend, for a night of pancakes, a film and discussion. Registrations via the  Parish Office  Ph: 96037373  or Email: donna.ransom@dow.org.au

Faith Resources for use at Home: There are some new adult online faith formation opportunities available on the Diocesan website – go to the new section on DoW Website – please promote this using the parish bulletin notices. Visit: https://www.dow.org.au/nourishing-our-faith/ These resources include Liturgical Prayers, Faith Circles for Small Group,   Course on Prayer, and the Catholic Faith and much more. We can assist in helping  people of all ages to access these resources and even assist with some Zoom teleconferencing support.

Get Connected with what is on around the Diocese Every week, there are many great opportunities to be part of special events, courses, free resources and to nurture and encourage you and your family in your faith. Stay informed by subscribing at subscribe https://dow.sh/stayingconnected or visit https://dow.sh/weeklybulletin to see a full list of notices sent to Parishes weekly

Youth Ministry Online: Have you seen Catholic Youth    Ministry Wollongong’s (CYMW) online version of LIVE yet? Click on the link below for some great worship and challenges as you explore faith with some very awesome leaders! Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTphLF5OdSt8V_yo7ZLrVgg

Formed (Free for DoW parishioiners) Join hundreds of other families around the Diocese of Wollongong in nurturing your faith at home, in your own time and at your own pace? FORMED.org is a large Faith Formation Resource library website containing thousands of faith formation documentaries, courses, movies, audio and books covering all aspects of our Catholic faith. Materials for both adults and children. Sign-up for Free using our Diocesan Subscription by contacting darren.mcdowell@dow.org.au or helen.bennett@dow.org,.au

The Chosen – A TV Series about Jesus. The Chosen is a new ‘free to view’, television program that creatively presents the life of Christ and his followers. The shows are of the highest quality and is receiving acclaim around the world across denominations. Go to https://watch.angelstudios.com/thechosen to watch or get the free app for use on your phone / laptop via The Chosen app (download)

Year Amoris Laetitia Family, 19 March 2021 – 26 June 2022 Pope Francis is encouraging the Church to enrich your understanding of the vocation marriage and the core role of family in the mission of the Church at http://www.laityfamilylife.va/content/laityfamilylife/en/amoris-laetitia.html.

Diocese of Wollongong Mass Online For all of the online Mass options- please visit the DoW website https://dow.sh/dailymass

Faith Circles—free small group resource: During this period of Pandemic isolation, you are encouraged to spend time in prayer and spiritual reading and faith Circles is one way that you can do this. The weekly Faith Circles resource is available for free to download. It is easy to use and could easily be done in your household or even by skype / phone with others at this time, with its questions and prayer points. It is available to download at www.faithcircles.dow.org.au or have it sent to you each month via email subscription.

CAtHFAMILY CAtHFAMILY brings you a selection of activities, prayer rituals, crafts and recipes from their website to assist parents and grandparents in being the first educators in faith for their kids. Don’t miss CathKids https://cathfamily.org/activities/