Faith and Life
Catholic Diocese of Wollongong
 
March 2012
In this Issue
Liturgy Notes
Faith & Life eNews Online Survey
Links and Resources
Upcoming Events
God in the Gong with Peter Turner
Graced to Evangelise with Bish Porteous
Journey to Pentecost
Spirit Alive with Sr Hilda Scott osb
World Congress of Families
The Great Grace: Vatican II Conference
Faith In Action - Pope Francis
Lift Up Your Hearts - Liturgy Conference
 
Liturgy Notes

By Paul Mason
(Diocesan Liturgy Coordinator)


Welcome to this month’s edition of “Liturgy Notes”, the liturgy and music section of the Faith & Life e-newsletter. A significant focus for the year is the preparations for "Lift Up Your Hearts", a National Liturgy Conference to be hosted in Wollongong next January 2014. Read more

 

This month’s article on upcoming Music Selections for Mass includes recommendations for April, May and the first week of June 2013.

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Buona Pasqua!

God in the Gong with Peter Turner
at Macarthur Tavern (9 April)

Come along next Tuesday (9 April) to God in the Gong - an evening of live music, catechesis and discussion, with Mr Peter Turner (Director of Schools, Catholic Education Office Wollongong) talking about "Faith and the Future: Can we learn to be Catholic?"

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SPEAKER: Mr Peter Turner, Director of Schools, Catholic Education Office Wollongong
TOPIC: Faith and the Future: Can we learn to be Catholic?
DATE: Tuesday 9 April 2013, 7pm-9pm
AGES: 18-35 years (Age limit does not apply to Clergy, Religious and Youth Ministers)
VENUE: Macarthur Tavern (Cnr Gilchrist Dr & Kellicar Rd, Campbelltown)

Come down for dinner beforehand, grab a drink, meet old and new friends, enjoy live music and prepare for a night of great conversation as we celebrate the Year of Faith.

Proudly presented by CATHOLIC YOUTH MINISTRY WOLLONGONG
www.facebook.com/cymdow | www.dow.org.au/youth
youth@dow.org.au | 4253 0809

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Graced to Evangelise with
Bishop Julian Porteous (20 April)

Graced to Evangelise - An afternoon with Bishop Julian Porteous in Wollongong on Saturday 20 April 1pm - 4.30pm Xavier Centre, Corner Harbour & Crown St Wollongong (next to the Cathedral).

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A “New Evangelisation” Outreach to the Wollongong Diocese. Bishop Julian will provide an understanding of the vital active role that all the people of God are called to have in the church.

"The church exists in order to evangelise” Pope Paul VI, Evangelii Nuntiandi
What is this New Evangelisation?
Does it affect me as a Christian?
"This is not the time to circle the wagons” Archbishop Mark Coleridge
“A new Springtime for the Church” Pope John Paul II

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Journey to Pentecost in Wollongong (from 2 May)

"Let us rediscover, dear brothers and sisters, the beauty of being baptized in the Holy Spirit; let us be aware again of our Baptism and our Confirmation, sources of grace that are always present.” Pope Benedict XVI May 2008 Read more







Four Sessions

Thursday Evenings 7.30pm

2 May -  God’s Love - Salvation

9 May - New Life

16 May  - Receiving God’s Gifts

23 May - Baptised In The Spirit

Xavier Centre, Cnr Harbour & Crown St, Wollongong

Contact: Vince Fitzwilliam 0413 126 095 or Jude Henessy 42 222 407
(A collection will be taken to assist with expenses)

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Spirit Alive Youth Ministry Festival
with Sr Hilda Scott osb (11 May)

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear
Sr Hilda Scott!  Whenever Sr Hilda speaks to young people they walk away affirmed, challenged and inspired. Sr Hilda is a nun from the enclosed Benedictine Abbey at Jamberoo. She became known to wider Australia through the ABC TV documentary, The Abbey, in which five Australian women were invited to live a monastic life for 33 days and nights. Read more

Sr Hilda engages in spiritual direction, retreat giving, talks and formation work with the newer members of the community, not to mention the “nitty gritty” everyday happenings of kitchen, garden and housekeeping, all within a life of prayer for the world.

Prior to 1990 Sr Hilda was a member of a religious order  where she taught, worked with youth and children and did pastoral work in parishes. Immediately prior to coming to Jamberoo she lived in a caravan park among the most disadvantaged in our society. She says, “Once I dealt with people’s pain from the outside-in. Now I do it from the inside-out.”

In addition to Sr Hilda Scott, the evening will include a Youth Mass, dinner (bring some money for dinner) and an evening of praise and worship. 

SPEAKER: Sr Hilda Scott osb
DATE: Saturday 11 May 2013, 5pm-9pm
AGES: 16-35 years
VENUE: Holy Spirit College Bellambi (entry via Kent Street, Bellambi)

Proudly presented by CATHOLIC YOUTH MINISTRY WOLLONGONG
www.facebook.com/cymdow | www.dow.org.au/youth
youth@dow.org.au | 4253 0809

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World Congress of Families (15-18 May)

WORLD CONGRESS OF FAMILIES, Australian Technology Park Sydney, May 15-18, 2013 Theme: ‘Happy Families, Healthy Economy.’

The World Congress of Families is a time of teaching, learning, networking and exchange as those who seek to strengthen and promote the natural family tackle some of the most complex issues affecting family life today.

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WCF7 Sydney 2013 will bring together many of the world’s leading pro-family advocates, policy makers and academics, business leaders and professionals, educators and students, media and popular culture figures and many parents - the backbone of a healthy society. It seeks to inspire people from all walks of life to consider and implement strategies to help strengthen the natural family, the economy and civil society.

See www.wcfsydney2013.org.au or call (02) 8251 0045.

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The Great Grace - Receiving Vatican II today (20-23 May)

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the commencement of the Second Vatican Council, a national conference will be held in Sydney. "The Great Grace" will be a wonderful opportunity for Catholics involved in all fields of Church life to come together and gain a renewed appreciation of the ‘great gift’ of Vatican II.

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Featuring international speakers Cardinal Marc Ouellet, Archbishop Allen Vigneron, Archbishop Arthur Roche and more. Local presenters include Cardinal George Pell, Archbishop Mark Coleridge, Professor Anne Hunt, Professor Anthony Kelly and Professor Tracey Rowland. Lay people, clergy and religious all welcome. Register now at www.thegreatgrace.org.au. For more information download the below brochure or call (02) 9281 0284.

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Faith In Action - Through the Jesuit Spirituality of Pope Francis (1 June)

Faith in Action: Through the Jesuit Spirituality of Pope Francis
Saturday 1 June, 10-3:30pm, Xavier Centre Conference Rooms, 38 Harbour St Wollongong.

Join renowned national speaker Sandie Cornish as she helps us unpack Catholic Social Teaching through the Jesuit spirituality of Pope Francis. Read more

Learn the basic tools to move from faith into action in your everyday life.  Through prayer, reflection, sharing and input we will identify issues facing us today, discover the riches of Scripture and Church Social Teaching and explore ways of beginning to develop our understanding and response to these issues.  There are only 90 places available so RSVP is essential to darren.mcdowell@dow.org.au or phone Darren on 4222 2463.  The cost of the day is $10 and morning tea and lunch will be provided.

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Lift Up Your Hearts - National Liturgy Conference Wollongong
(15-18 January 2014)

“Lift Up Your Hearts” National Liturgy Cnference (Wollongong, NSW, Wednesday 15 - Saturday 18 January 2014) - SAVE THE DATE!

Hosted by the Catholic Diocese of Wollongong and sponsored by the Australian Pastoral Musicians Network (APMN), this conference will explore and celebrate Vatican II’s vision for “full, conscious and active participation” (SC 14), living the mission in prayer and worship.Read more

Participants will be able to choose from many learning opportunities, uplifting experiences of liturgy and music, along with showcases, exhibits and all that Wollongong has to offer in summertime!

The week will provide a wonderful opportunity to mark the 50th anniversary of Vatican II’s Constitution on the Liturgy Sacrosanctum Concilium and the inaugural Australian Pastoral Musicians Network (APMN) Convention.

Details of the full program and speakers will be announced toward the middle of the year. For more information in the meantime, contact Paul Mason, Coordinator of Liturgy, Diocese of Wollongong, phone 02 4222 2462 or email paul.mason@dow.org.au.

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