IF YOU NEED A PRIEST URGENTLY,
PLEASE CALL THE APPROPRIATE NUMBER:
Business hours 9am-4pm Mon - Fri – Parish Office – 9949 4455
After hours (Evenings and weekends) – 0490 898 464
The Gospel readings during the Easter Season focus on relationships – the relationship between Jesus, the disciples and the women at the tomb; Jesus’ showing himself to the disciples on the shore of the lake; shepherd and sheep; the community of the Trinity; love as the essence of discipleship; and today our being drawn into the hospitality of God’s own life – the remarkable promise that God will come to us and make his home with us.
Each of us knows well the need to feel at home. Much as I have enjoyed my periods of overseas study in the US and Ireland and participation in conferences in Rome and the Philippines, returning home brings a sense of relief - even boarding a Qantas flight with its familiar décor and Aussie crew. In our time as we offer a new home to those from overseas, we should not underestimate the effects of dislocation on migrants and refugees, especially those from the Ukraine escaping the trauma of the war, and the demands on us to extend ‘thoughtful hospitality’.
Our sense of ‘being at home’ suffered a jolt during the pandemic, particularly the separation from family members and community. The impact on various groups is currently being documented, particularly school children. While efforts to help people remain connected have been very important, we are now in the process of rebuilding our families and communities, including our Parish Community.
This weekend’s Homily will be by Fr Paul and available to view via the following link
Link on Parish Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/NorthHarbourCatholic
The Diocese of Broken Bay has provided information and comment from Bishop Anthony Randazzo on the Assisted Dying Legislation passed by the NSW Parliament.
‘Euthanasia and assisted suicide are a defeat for all. We are called never to abandon those who are suffering, never giving up but caring and loving to restore hope.’ —Pope Francis
Read more below:
Please note the date of the next Parish Youth Mass at St Kieran’s on Sunday 12 June at 6pm. All parishioners are welcome, especially families and youth. This is an important opportunity for all young people and their families to deepen their spiritual connection and strengthen their relationship with God. This Youth event is held twice a term.
At present the Diocese of Broken Bay Catholic Schools Office is conducting a review of Catholic Education in the Lower Northern Beaches area. This review is focused on North Harbour and Manly-Freshwater Parishes and will involve consultation with parents, school personnel, parishioners and priests in the parishes and diocesan primary and secondary schools in the area. Already, CSO consultants have met with Fr Dave and the Principals of St Kieran’s,
St Cecilia’s and St Paul’s. Strategy Lead Brenton Gurney met with the North Harbour PPC last Monday evening to inform them about the project and what they hope to achieve in the promotion of Catholic Education.
The Catholic Community of North Harbour Presents
ALPHA every Thursday 7pm
Everyone is welcome. Free
For more details contact the Parish office 99494455
The May edition of The Augustinian magazine, available in the church entrances, to catch up on all the news from the Order, or click on the link:
Sacramental Program News
CONFIRMATION INFORMATION SESSION FOR ALL PARENTS WITH CHILDREN IN THE PROGRAM (approx. 1 hour): Tues 7 June, 9.30am OR Wed 8 June, 7.00pm both in St Kieran’s Church.
A copy of the program is available at the back of both Churches and will be available shortly on the new parish website.
Online Enrolment from 23 May.
Extensive resources on St Augustine and the Augustinians, as well as materials on the church, theology and philosophy etc. suitable to support personal reading and tertiary study.
Our catalogue is on the internet:
Resources are available to the school teaching staff and parishioners for research or loan.
I am here to assist on a Wednesday between 9 and 3.30.
Please ring or email to organise a time to visit the library on a Wednesday.
Robyn Alexander, Library Manager
Each year at this time of the year, the Order in Australia promotes the Augustinian Appeal. The Appeal is being held over 2 Sundays.
We are very aware that many individuals and families in our ministries are struggling so this informing you of the 2021 Appeal is done with sensitivity. There are three causes for which the Order invites assistance – 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, however our greatest need is support for the community in Saigon, Vietnam. Frs Phu Tran, Minh-Tan Hoang, Quang Tuyen Pham and Michael Sullivan are doing great work in hosting young vocation enquirers learning about Augustinian community life and guiding pre-novices and professed in the formation programme. While of our three causes, this Vietnam Mission Appeal is not able to attract a tax deduction, we hope you will consider helping us in supporting this mission.
Donation envelopes are available in our parishes and can be placed in the collection basket or mailed to the Province Office, or you may wish to make a direct deposit as detailed below:
We are the social care agency of the Catholic Church in the Diocese of Broken Bay
Since 1987 CatholicCare has served the communities of Northern Sydney, Northern Beaches and Central Coast, providing services and supports to more than 26,000 people every year to create a brighter future.
We welcome everyone, regardless of circumstances, religion, ethnicity, age, gender or ability. Our services are as diverse as the people we serve. The common thread is our commitment to quality and to you, recognising your individual talents and challenges. Whatever assistance you need, we will serve you in justice and love.
Our door is open – come on in and find out how we can help.
Thank you wonderful Parishioners for your words and acts of support and encouragement as we travel together through lockdowns and restrictions. We hope this short video brings you joy.
As our candles burned during our livestream masses & prayers we were reminded of Christ burning in our hearts and in our community.
Feedback on the Parish Annual Report and the short video containing highlights and information on the past year’s activities has been very positive. Parishioners should have received an emailed copy of the Report by now along with the video link. Some hard copies are available in our churches this weekend. Our thanks again to Ed Coney and Jacky Worthington for their work on the video production.
Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgQ36J332S4
Link to written report:
If any of our parish families would like some online Catholic resources for their children to use, please go to The Broken Bay Diocese Website (www.bbcatholic.org.au). The CCD Team have created some beautiful online lessons based on the Catechist “Walking with Jesus” learning program. They are very easy for the children to use and beautifully created. The lessons are on Power Point so children can scroll through the lesson independently.
To access all activities, click on the link : Catholic SRE Online
O Lord, we are Your little flock. Keep possession of us. Spread forth Your wings and let us take shelter under them.
Confessions 10, 36
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.
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)