Sun 22 Spaghetti Night following 6pm Mass
Wed 25 Playgroup at St Kieran's School 9.30-11am
Sun 29 Social Justice Sunday
Sun 06 Baptism Preparation Course 11am
Sun 13 HSC Blessing St Kieran's 6pm Mass
Sat 19 Learn more about Catholic Faith 10.30am-2.30pm SK
On 13 September, Pope Francis received in audience the Augustinians attending the Order’s General Chapter in Rome. Journalist Robin Gomes shares the Pope’s reflection with us….
The first basic challenge of consecrated persons is to experience God together so that they can show God to this world in a clear and courageous manner without any compromise or hesitation. ‘This is a great responsibility,’ Pope Francis told some 150 members of the General Chapter of the Order of Saint Augustine, generally called Augustinians.
Search for God - Recalling the words of Pope Saint Paul VI in his 1971 Apostolic Exhortation Evangelica Tetificatio, on religious life, Pope Francis said that the tradition of the Church offers us this privileged witness of the constant search for God, in a unique and undivided love for Christ and in an absolute dedication to the growth of his kingdom.
Without this concrete sign, St. Paul VI warned, the charity of the Church would risk cooling down, the salvific paradox of the Gospel would be toned down and the ‘salt’ of faith would be diluted in a secularized world.
SUNDAY 13th OCTOBER
6pm ST KIERAN'S CHURCH
Students from all high schools are welcome
In the Broken Bay Diocese during the month of September, our attention is drawn to the importance of Safeguarding.
This year's theme of Inclusion and Care is - 'A safe community is one in which all experience a sense of belonging'.
To learn more about the role of the Office of the eSafety Commissioner visit www.esafety.gov.au It is committed to empowering all Australians to have safer, more positive experiences online.
- Welcome to the Sacramental Program 2019-2020
- Registration Form 2019-2020
- Parish News
- Baptism of Young Children Program
- Nurturing Faith
- Stations of the Cross
Would you like to learn more about Catholic Faith and Practice or how to become a Catholic?
Volunteers needed to pack the Christmas gifts for Sri Lankan children.
- Saturday 21st and 28th September
- Monday 30th September
- Tuesday 1st -Thursday 4th October
This is an opportunity for children who are required to do school service to earn community hours.
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]
Faith and Seeing
”Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.”
On Thursday 30 May 2019 the National Catholic Safeguarding Standards were released in response to the recommendations from the Royal Commission. To read about these standards here is the link to the Catholic Professional Standards Ltd webpage
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.
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.