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.
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.
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,
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!
URGENT NEED FOR HELP
A couple of our public schools are in urgent need of catechists this term.
If you think you can help, please contact the parish office .
PLAYGROUP/KIDSTIME is a fantastic way for mothers, fathers, grandparents, carers and children (aged 0-5 years) to interact and get to know others in your community and for your child to meet other children who will eventually attend the local primary schools. Kidstime meets weekly during school term on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the Parish Centre, 2 King Street, Manly Vale from 9.30am to 11.30am.
Everyone is most welcome to come along.
Need a Priest Urgently and don't know who to call?
Call 1300 PRIEST (1300 774378)
If you know of anyone in need of a home visit, because they are too unwell to attend Mass, please contact the parish office to organise for Communion or Anointing
Gluten-free Hosts for Communion can be organised for anyone who has an intolerance.
Please contact the parish office on 9949 4455 if this is a requirement.