Tue 19 1st Reconciliation Practice SK 4.00pm
Wed 20 1st Reconciliation Practice SC 7pm
Friends of St Augustine Meeting parish centre 7.30pm
Sun 24 AFA Fun Walk & Talk, Manly
Sun 31 Family Colour Fun Run St Augustine's College Oval, 2-4pm
Wed 10 Lenten Communal Reconciliation 7.30pm
Stations of the Cross each Friday during Lent SK Church 7.00pm
‘Transfiguration’ – when we hear that word, what image does it conjure up in our minds? A change in appearance maybe? We say that someone was ‘transfigured with joy’. We can see a change in their face as it ‘lights up’ and their body is alert and attune to what’s going on in the face because it’s happening to the whole person, inside and out. We also refer to certain saints when they have an intense experience of God as being ‘transfigured’ or as being ‘in ecstasy’, a word which means being ‘outside of oneself’ – we even have a drug named after this effect which it produces. In Rome there is the famous statue of St Teresa of Avila in ecstasy by Bernini. She is in a type of swoon with a young angel standing above her about to pierce her heart with the love of God. She is definitely transfigured, even in stone. Try googling it.
But with Jesus not only his face but even his clothes were transfigured. What can we make of this? Creation itself will also be transfigured in Jesus, perhaps? Some scholars thought that this was really an account of one of the appearances of Jesus which took place after his resurrection and it somehow made its way into the gospel story before Jesus’ resurrection by mistake.
Monday evenings during Lent 7.30pm in the parish centre with Fr John Sullivan OSA.
Stations of the Cross each Friday during Lent, St Kieran's Church 7.00pm
Family Colour Fun Run to raise funds for the parish community centre
Works will include painting, new carpet and renovations to the toilets
Sunday 31 March, 2pm to 4pm at St Augustine’s College Oval
Please register under the name of the parish The Catholic Community of North Harbour as the ‘school’
when children register to (optionally) fund raise at www.schoolfundraising.com.au
Wednesday 3rd April 10.30am Hayden Orpheum, Cremorne.
Cost $15 per person includes movie, coffee/tea & biscuits.
Book and pay at the parish office by Monday April 1st.
- Welcome to the Sacramental Program 2019-2020
- Registration Form 2019-2020
- Parish News
- Baptism of Young Children Program
Lenten Family Resources
- Nurturing Faith
- Stations of the Cross
First Reconciliation Practice for the children and parents Tuesday 19 March at 4pm in SK Church OR Wednesday 20 March at 7pm in SC Church.
2019/2020 Children’s Sacramental Program
A copy of the 2019/2020 Children’s Sacramental Program for children in Year 2 and older can be downloaded from the parish website at https://www.northharbourcatholic.org.au/sacraments/sacrmental-program/for-parents and is available at the back of both Churches.
The program starts with a Sacramental Program Information Meeting for Parents on Tuesday 7 May or Wednesday 8 May and Enrolment on Tuesday 21 May.
Heavenly Father and Eternal Shepherd,
you watch over and govern your flock with vigilance and concern.
In your immense love, grant to your Church a pastor who will please you by his holiness and aid us with his unfailing care.
In your time, grant us the joy of welcoming a shepherd formed
after your own heart.
May he be an example of virtue to your people and, imbued with the power of the Holy spirit, fill their minds with the truth and beauty of the Gospel.
Grant wisdom, O Lord, to those now discerning your holy will in the selection of our new bishop.
We ask this is in the name of Jesus our Lord and through the intercession of our mother,
Mary Star of the Sea.
The children’s liturgy ministry is always looking for new mums, grandparents and carers to be involved in this wonderful and rewarding ministry. Being a volunteer in this ministry involves helping with children’s liturgy that takes place on Sundays at the churches of St Cecilia and St Kieran’s. You will be placed on roster alongside another volunteer who is currently doing children’s liturgy to help out about once to twice a term. Children’s liturgy only takes place within the school term and doesn’t take place when school class family masses are scheduled. All information, resources and activities are printed off and provided by the children’s liturgy co-ordinator on a weekly basis. All volunteers will be required to obtain a working with children check number, but this is simple to do, and this is something that I can help you obtain.
Each year, supporters of the Augustinians from our ministries and elsewhere contribute generously to the work of the Province, particularly to the formation of our seminarians and our social justice outreach. Augustinian Seminary Trust Fund – These funds are used exclusively for the ongoing provision for our seminarians. Envelopes are available in our parishes and you can make a donation by cash, credit card, or direct deposit to
BSB: 082-146 Account No: 13-610-4220.
Other ways you can support the Province’s ministries are by donations to:Augustinian Volunteers Australia Trust Fund, or Bequests. Mailing address is:
Order of St Augustine , PO Box 7278, Warringah Mall, Brookvale NSW 2100.
Donations are tax deductible
He Who has given us the gift of being also gives us the gift of being good. He gives it to those who have turned back to Him. He even sought them out before they were converted and when they were far from His ways. [St Augustine, On Psalm 103 (4), 2]
Lord, You first sought me out and brought me back on Your shoulder
Commentary on Psalm 69, 6
We are in need of:
We’re in need of more Eucharistic Ministers to the Sick to visit our parish nursing homes. If you have an hour to spare, just once a month, please contact the parish office.
Share the Journey has at its heart the vision of a united global human family. We are a global confederation, run by Caritas Internationalis, of 165 national development agencies.
We are the charitable arm of the Catholic Church and our confederation works at diocesan, national, regional and international level on issues such as poverty, migration, climate change, hunger, health and emergencies.
Pope Francis launched the 2 year campaign from Saint Peter’s Square on 27th September 2017 when he invited everyone around the world to “Share the Journey” with refugees and migrants.
If you are passionate about migration and interested in what’s happening in our world, then this is a campaign where you can make a difference at all levels. This is an opportunity to share something of yourself and offer it up in friendship in exchange for friendship and a journey of discovery.
For more information visit
OUR PARISH PIETY SHOP, located in a stunning glass merchandise cabinet in the foyer of St Kieran’s parish centre is open during office hours Mon-Fri 9am-4pm.
Come in and have a browse next time you're passing.
THE VINE FACEBOOK GROUP - If you would like to join the group for spiritual enrichment,
MEDITATION AT NORTH HARBOUR
ST KIERAN’S CHAPEL Tuesdays at 9.15am during school term
Link to the GIFT website:
Gluten Intolerant? - The Coeliac Society NSW has issued
the following advice about low gluten Communion bread.
New parishioners are invited to take a New Parishioners Welcome Kit in the green package at the back of the church, and please make yourself known at the parish office.