The use of QR Codes to record attendance at venues is strongly encouraged by NSW Health and use of the code will make record keeping for the Parish less onerous.
The Parish will be using the Services NSW app as 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.
Please check church entrances for the code. There will be several available for use to reduce crowding. Thanks
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
- Welcome to the Sacramental Program 2019-2020
- Registration Form 2019-2020
- Parish News
- Baptism of Young Children Program
- Nurturing Faith
- Stations of the Cross
PARISH SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMME – IMPORTANT INFORMATION!
The celebrations of the Sacrament of Confirmation for children in Year 3 (and older) have been scheduled for Wednesday 11 August, Friday 13 August and Saturday 14 August. At this stage we have been allocated 8 sessions due to the possibility of COVID 19 restrictions remaining in place until next year.
The full program dates for the 2021/2022 Children’s Sacramental Program will be available in coming weeks.
We now 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.
The Parish Annual Report has been circulated to parishioners by email and some hard copies are available in our churches this weekend or at the Parish Office. Special thanks to the many parishioners who provided material on various ministries for the Report. A short video containing highlights and information on the past year’s activities will be shown at all Masses.
Link to the video from the Parish Pastoral Council: https://youtu.be/hrQaC29KzFY
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!
Recently, we viewed a short video containing excerpts from our livestreamed Masses during the past few months and film clips from contemporary events during that period from Australia and overseas. Much positive feedback has been received. To view this video, please follow the links below:
Direct link to the Covid video:
Link to the Parish YouTube channel where all the Masses (except the first few) and the Covid video sit:
Almighty and merciful God, refreshment in our weariness, support in our weakness, comfort in our sadness.
We come to you to invoke your mercy, since today we still experience the fragility of the human condition
in the presence of a new viral pandemic. Listen to the prayer we offer, comfort your children,
save us from the present distress and open our hearts to be people of hope.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
O God, come to me in Your kindness. For You are the good and the beautiful in Whom,
by Whom, and through Whom all things are good and beautiful.
Soliloquies 1, 1
Low gluten hosts re now available on the table with the offertory gifts in both churches. Parishioners wishing to receive a low gluten host are asked to place a low gluen host in the pyx or glass dish marked low gluten before Mass. These hosts will be consecrated at Mass and available from the priest at Communion time. Alternatively, parishioners are welcome to follow our current practice and speak to the priest or senior server ahead of time to request a low gluten host.
Gluten Intolerant? - The Coeliac Society NSW has issued the following advice about low gluten Communion bread.
The low gluten hosts contain traces around 6 parts per million (ppm) and in Australia, the Food Advisory Board say that no detectable gluten must be found in order to label foods gluten free which is why the communion wafer is called low gluten. If low gluten products were on the supermarket shelves we wouldn’t be able to consume them.
Because communion is taken in such a tiny amount, it is an exception to the rule and therefore safe for Coeliac’s.
If you are gluten intolerant, low gluten hosts are available at the church. Let the priest know prior to Mass to receive one at Communion.
OUR PARISH PIETY SHOP,
St Kieran’s Parish Office at 2 King St, Manly Vale (ample parking in the school carpark)
Open 9am – 4pm Monday to Friday - our Piety shop stocks Bibles for all ages; Mass Missals; Baptism, Confirmation, Holy Communion Candles; Jewellery/ Bracelets & Necklaces with crosses/ medals; photo frames; Rosary beads; hand painted nativity scenes from Peru; a lovely range of inspirational books, and lots lots more – it really is worth a drive to pop in & have a browse at this very eclectic mix of religious gifts for all those special and Sacramental occasions.
Ph 9949 4455 cash & Credit cards accepted
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
News from GIFT - March 31
Recently the commercial freezer at Link Community Food Care stopped working, this freezer was used to store the GIFT meals we prepare so cook-offs were on hold until it could be replaced.
A huge THANK YOU to Darren Coleman at Winning Appliances Brookvale for sourcing a new freezer at a great price and donating $500 towards the cost – our community coming together to help our marginalised neighbours on the northern beaches.
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.
We have a variety of bibles for sale at the parish office.
Cost: $15 for the Gift Bible, $20 for the Children's Bible and Usborne Miniature Bible, $25 for Beginners Bible.
We are always looking for volunteers to help out at St Kieran's and St Cecilia's. Children's Liturgy at St Kieran's is held every week and is on at St Cecilia's Church on the third Sunday of the month during school term.
Thanks to everyone who has donated used stamps to the parish office. Please keep the donations coming! Over the past year, over $12,000 has been raised!! These stamps are trimmed, sorted and sold the proceeds going to Sisters Mission in Peru.
If anyone has a business or access to large numbers of stamps please contact Carmel 9938 1103 to arrange for collection.
Bible usage can be HABIT forming! Regular reading can cause loss of anxiety and fear, decreased appetite for lying, cheating, stealing, hating, anger and envy. SYMPTOMS include: increased sensation of love, joy, peace, compassion and contentment. IF SYMPTOMS PERSIST, just praise the Lord!