IF YOU NEED A PRIEST URGENTLY, PLEASE CALL THE APPROPRIATE NUMBER:
Business hours – Parish Office – 9949 4455
After hours (Evenings and weekends) – 0490 898 464
Pope Francis has been a remarkable pastor, particularly in his emphasis on Mercy as the Name of God, reminding us that we are never lost, that our God seeks us out to show us mercy, forgiveness and healing – a refreshing reminder of the God who is Love and never stops loving us. Yet, both our Church and our World face great challenges in addressing the evil of sexual abuse.
My ministry experience covers a variety of ministries in different dioceses and states and I have never doubted the goodwill and affirmation of those I have come to know during those years. That being said, I also know that the sexual abuse crisis has scarred us all, caused scandal and confusion. Even where we know that our children are safe, the spectre of public figures accused of abuse continues to haunt us and keep alive doubts within us.
Please give generously to the final CWF appeal of the Financial Year 2020/21. Donations are 100% tax deductible and support five charities: -
Hospital Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care – where Hospital Chaplains and Pastoral Care ministers reach 3,500 patients and 700 families each year in our local hospitals.
Confraternity of Christian Doctrine – materials, training and support for almost 1,000 catechists who take the gospel to students in our State schools.
St Lucy’s School – serving primary school students with disabilities.
St Edmund’s College – serving secondary school students with disabilities.
Ephpheta Centre – serving the Catholic deaf community.
Donate to CWF by:
CWF envelope in your pew, Online at www.bbcatholic.org.au/give
Or scan the QR code.
Thank you to the many parishioners who came along to the talk on Monday evening and thanks to Fr Tony for his presentation. Social Justice has been on the Parish Council agenda for some time and we hope to arrange further presentations later in the year.
Sacramental Program News
Celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation –
Friday 13 August at 7.30pm in SK Church
Saturday 14 August at 10.00am in SC Church
Saturday 14 August at 12 noon in SC Church
Saturday 14 August at 3.00pm in SK Church
Bookings via TryBooking the link will be sent to all parents who have enrolled, via email after the Confirmation Information Session for Parents.
Important information about changes to the Children’s Sacramental Program
The next Parish Youth Mass at St Kieran’s Church will be on Sunday 13 June at 6.00pm. All parishioners are welcome, especially families and youth. Students from local colleges and schools together with their families have been invited to attend. This liturgy is tailored specifically for young people with vibrant music, an engaging message and of course Augustinian community. Fr Tony Banks OSA will be the Presider
The parish needs your help with providing hospitality after the 9.30am mass on Sundays at St Kieran’s Church.
We would like to get back to providing morning tea to our parishioners and to come together as a parish community.
I am looking for volunteers to put a roster together and need people who can commit to 2-3 times per year or once a term or more if you like.
The parish would be responsible for providing the morning tea and the volunteers are simply required to set up, serve and pack away.
During the COVID 19 epidemic, the Government’s Jobkeeper and Jobseeker Schemes supported many people who would normally turn to the SVDP for help. During this period, we assisted people who were not entitled to assistance, an increase in domestic violence, accommodation assistance and quite complex situations. Since the cessations of the assistance Schemes, there has been a gradual increase in people seeking our assistance.
The SVDP stores are now open and operating profitably but they were closed for many months. Your financial support, should you be in a position to assist, is urgently needed to assist those struggling in the present environment. Once again thank you for your past generosity and your future support.
John McCarney, SVDP Manly Vale President
Augustinian student Br Hoang Huy Nguyen will profess his Solemn Vows on Sunday 27 June in St Kieran’s Church at the 9.30am Mass.
Huy is no stranger to the North Harbour Community, having assisted with liturgical ceremonies over the years and spent several weeks here on a ministry placement last year. All parishioners are invited to attend the Profession Ceremony.
0404 865 241 (Marianne) 9949 4455 (Parish Office)
Approach any member of the ministry or see Fr Dave
NEED HELP ON THE FOLLOWING MASSES:
- ·St Kieran’s 6pm (4th Sunday)
- ·St Cecilia’s 9am (1st and 2nd Sundays)
On a chilly Sunday morning on 16 May AFA held its Annual Fun Walk Fundraiser where we had around 20 people join in the walk from Queenscliff Lagoon to Shelley Beach. It was a great morning and with your generosity and support we have raised $4,200 which is fantastic.
AFA would like to thank all those who were able to walk and got their own sponsors and for everyone who donated money or sponsored one of the students or a priest. We are incredibly grateful for all the support and sponsorship the community is giving our Augustinian Seminarians. If you missed the walk this year, you can walk with us next year!
DATE FOR YOUR DIARY: AFA’s next Fundraiser will be the Christmas in July Dinner on Saturday, 24 July 2021. So put this date in your diary now and we will get details to you shortly.
Many thanks, The AFA Committee Members
SUNDAY HOMILIES are online - this weekend, Fr Senan is the homilist.
You can watch the video on the parish YouTube channel:
To all parishioners who volunteer their gifts and time, you truly make our parish a better place and we are very grateful to you.
Congratulations to Fr. Lê Tuấn Anh OSA, ordained to the Priesthood by Most Rev Mark Coleridge, Archbishop of Brisbane, lastt weekend. We wish him well in his life and ministry.
The Year Amoris Laetitia Family has begun! As part of journeying together as a Church, the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life has released the first of a series of 10 videos reflecting on various aspects of family life. The video is accompanied by a print resource to be used as an aid to small group or family discussion.
Please find a link to the video and print resource here.
In Pope Francis’ message for the commencement of the “Amoris Laetitia Family” Year, the Pope indicated the main intention of the Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia is “to communicate, in a profoundly changed time and culture, that today there is the need for a new outlook on the family on the part of the Church”. The Pope suggested “it is not enough to reiterate the value and importance of doctrine, if we do not become protectors of the beauty of the family and if we do not take compassionate care of its frailties and its wounds.”
(The Joy of Love) 2016 Apostolic Exhortation
Each week we read an extract from the Pope's letter and reflect on how it might relate to our family lives.
Vinnies is proud to announce the 2021 edition of the Mini Vinnies Formation Program (MVFP) for students in Years 4 – 6, who wish to undertake Social Justice Formation in their own time. For more information please go to https://bit.ly/VinniesMVFP
This is the link to the Vinnies Metropolitan Schools and Youth April 2021 Newsletter: https://youthnsw.vinnies.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Vinnies-Metro-Schools-Youth-Newsletter-Term-2-2021.pdf
The parish ALPHA program will recommence on 16th September 2021 at 7pm.
Everyone is welcome and light refreshments are provided.
Bookings can be made through the parish office on 9949 4455.
IF POSSIBLE, PLEASE ASSIST THE PARISH STAFF WITH RECORD KEEPING BY DOWNLOADING THE SERVICE NSW APP AND SIGNING IN TO MASS WITH IT. Thanks
The Service NSW app is recommended by NSW Health and it can be downloaded via the following link:-
or go to the App Store on your mobile phone.
The app is very easy to use and you only need to verify your information once, subsequent uses only require you to click one button.
The QR Code is in the church entrances. There will be several available for use to reduce crowding.
We have a Tap ‘n’ Go terminal at the back of each Church for donations to the Parish 2nd Collection
The amount is set at $10. Funds donated here go toward the main source of income (2nd Collection) for our Parish and are used for the day to day running of our Parish, including altar and church requisites, pastoral programs, repairs & maintenance, wages, insurance and utilities. It is also used to fund any shortfall in the Charitable Works Fund and the many, many other expenses incurred in keeping our Parish vibrant and functioning.
Thank you to all who supported the Augustinian Order in Australia through the Augustinian Appeal last weekend. Donations can be made to our Community in Vietnam, the Augustinian Seminary and Augustinian Volunteers Australia. You are welcome to choose to which of these you may wish to contribute. Donation envelopes are available in the churches and can be placed in the collection basket. Details of account numbers are on the flap of the envelope in case you wish to donate by direct deposit. We thank you for your generous support!