It is with great regret that we advise that the AFA End of Year Christmas Dinner planned for Saturday, 7 November at the Wakehurst Golf Club is cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We thought this would be the best action to take at this time to ensure our members and parishioners remain safe.
Hopefully we will be able to get back to our fundraising events in the new year but in the meantime should you wish to make a donation to AFA to help support the Augustinian students in these challenging and difficult times we would be most grateful. Donations can be left at the parish office at Manly Vale addressed to AFA C/- Adriana Bowyer, posted to Augustinian Formation Association, PO Box 7278, Warringah Mall, Brookvale NSW 2100 or you can direct deposit your donation to Account Name: Westpac, BSB No: 032 190, Account No: 10 5386
Blessings to all and may God continue to keep us all safe and healthy.
AFA Committee Members
Hello Everyone and Happy New Year!
AFA will be holding their Annual General Meeting (AGM) on MONDAY, 10 FEBRUARY 2020 at 7PM in the Parish Centre at 2 King Street, Manly Vale. At the meeting all positions will be declared vacant and a new Committee will be appointed on the night. If you would like to become a member of AFA or would simply like more information, please come along to the meeting or feel free to contact me prior to the meeting. EVERYONE IS WELCOME and it would be great to see some new people join us and share their ideas and suggestions to help fundraise and support our Augustinian Seminarians. There is no pressure to join the committee so just pop by and say hello and see what we are planning for the year ahead in terms of social and fundraising events. Hope you can make the meeting and at the same time enjoy some drinks and nibbles with us on the night.
Many thanks to all those who were able to attend the AFA Christmas Dinner Party last Saturday night at the Wakehurst Golf Club. It was a fantastic night which was well attended by 132 people raising $5,660 which is amazing. We would also like to thank all those who weren't able to attend but gave a donation or purchased a ticket for a priest or student. Also, thanks to everyone who donated raffle prizes on the night and to Liz Lovell for the beautiful Christmas hamper lucky door prizes. Many thanks to our major sponsors Ann Wilson Funerals, Cunninghams Real Estate, Matt McEwan of McGrath Real Estate Manly and Harvey Norman. A big thank you to Katja and her team at Wakehurst Golf Club who again did a wonderful job.
Congratulations to JoAnn Cabilao who won the first prize of $1,000 and also to the other top 7 prize winners who were Orla Keane, Kerry Newman, Bill Williams, Melissa Zagari, Carmel Riddington, Diane Craig and Lina Caruso and to all the other people who won other raffle prizes on the night. Our 6 lucky door prize winners were Hu-Yao, Huy, Michael Caulfield, Roxan Estanislao, Rhonda Daly & Kathleen Smith. Our “Lucky Scratchie Tree” was won by Tom Maher so congratulations to all.
AFA are extremely grateful and thankful for all your support throughout the year and we wish you a very Holy Christmas and a Joyful 2020.
God Bless from Adriana Bowyer & the AFA Committee Members
Saturday, 9th November 2019,
7pm for 7.30pm start
Wakehurst Golf Club, Upper Clontarf Street, Seaforth
Cost is $50.00 per person which includes a 2-course meal with tea & coffee
(Please advise of any dietary requirements at time of booking)
ALL Welcome to a fun night with entertainment, great Lucky Door and Raffle prizes.
Raffle tickets are on sale after Masses this weekend
Last minute bookings with payments to the Parish Office
Any enquiries please contact Adriana Bowyer on 0402 099 746
AFA would like to thank everyone who made our Christmas in July Dinner last Saturday a wonderful and fun night.
We had 136 people attend and raised $3,008 which is fantastic. Many thanks also to everyone who purchased a ticket for an Augustinian. We had 16 Augustinians attend and I am happy to say that all 16 tickets were paid for.
A big thank you to all who donated prizes for the night and to our amazing caterers, North Manly Gourmet Food thanks for all the yummy food and great hospitality. A special mention and thanks to our entertainers on the night, Miss Lillian de los Reyes, JoAnn & Marlon Cabilao, Bro Roger del Monte, Ruth Harley-Green, Nanette Mercarder, Kaye Coates, Stella Baihn, Jerry van der Veer and of course the Augustinians from the Brookvale Community who made the night lots of fun and very special.
Congratulations to all our prize winners - Tina Morris and Connie Anuat took out the lucky door prizes and the lucky balloon prize went to Stella Baihn.
Our raffle prize winners were: Ruth Harley-Green, Roxanne Estanislao, Yvonne Richardson and Janette Riddett.
AFA thanks you all for your continued support and generosity in helping to raise funds for the Augustinian seminarians.
God Bless, Adriana Bowyer (AFA President)
AFA FUNDRAISER MOVIE/MORNING TEA - "SWIMMING WITH MEN"
An enjoyable morning with a moving & funny movie about a misfit British men's synchronised swimming team.
Thank you for your support by attendance, donation & raffle ticket purchase, a total of $248 was raised.
Lyn McMahon drew the raffle with the following winners:
- Kaye Coates 2. Stella Baihn 3. Colleen Maher
AFA FUN WALK & TALK - Updated total raised: $2,745 - thank you for your support for our Augustinian seminarians.
AFA would like to thank everyone who was able to attend the Christmas in July dinner on 28 July. It was a great and fun night with 120 people attending and we raised $2,405 on the night. Many thanks also to those who weren't able to attend the dinner but purchased a ticket for a priest or student or gave a cash donation. Congratulations to all the lucky door, guessing competition and raffle prize winners and a big thank you to the prize donators. A special mention and thanks to our entertainers on the night, Fr Francis, the Filipino Choir and of course the students and priests who made the night very special showing off their great talents.
AFA would like to thank everyone for their continued support and generosity in helping to raise funds for the Augustinian seminarians.
God Bless, Adriana Bowyer
AFA THANK YOU
Many thanks to all those who were able to attend the Movie/Lunch Fundraiser on Wednesday, 20 June. Although it was only a small crowd this time everyone had a lovely day and enjoyed the movie, The Leisure Seeker. As always your support is very much appreciated and we raised $240 which is wonderful. All monies raised will go towards supporting the Augustinian seminarians. Congratulations to our raffle prize winners who were Tom Maher, Caroline Tessandier and Mary Hulme.
SOLEMN PROFESSION OF BROTHERS TUYEN AND JOHN ON SUNDAY, 1 JULY 2018 AT 6PM
Adriana Bowyer, AFA President
Many thanks for all the generous support for our Augustinian Seminarians through the AFA Fun Walk & Talk on 20 May 2018. The final figure raised is $3,003 which is fantastic.
AFA Committee Members
Many thanks to all those who were able to attend the Movie Lunch Fundraiser on Wednesday. It was a lovely day as always and the movie was very powerful and enjoyed by all. Your support is very much appreciated and we raised $305 which is great. All money raised will go to the Augustinian seminarians. Congratulations to our raffle prizes winners who were Eileen McCarthy, Linda Restuccia and Kaye Coates. Please note that our next Movie Lunch Fundraiser will be on Wednesday, 16 May and the movie is "The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society" which looks like another great movie.
On Wednesday, 21st February the Augustinian Formation Association (AFA) held its AGM and the following people were elected to the Committee for 2018. Congratulations to all and a very warm welcome to two new committee members Anne Chang and Bill Rein.
President: Adriana Bowyer
Secretary: Honorine Jarkey
Treasurer: Maryanne Guy
Committee Members: Rosemary McEwan, Carmen Miners, Trudi McFadden, Sue Colwell, Michael Halloway, Laurel Jones, Kaye Coates, Stella Baihn, Mary Hulme, Caroline Tessandier, Yvonne Rein, Anne Chang & Bill Rein.
Many thanks to all those who were able to attend the AFA Christmas Dinner Party in November. It was a lovely night which was well attended by 101 people and we managed to raise $5,815.00 which is fantastic. We would also like to thank all those who weren't able to attend but gave a donation or purchased a ticket for a priest or student. Also thanks to everyone who donated lucky door & raffle prizes on the night. As we had a great response we have kept some prizes which we will use for our functions next year.
Congratulations to Dr Peter Chang who won the first prize of $1,000 and to all the other people who won prizes on the night. AFA thank you all very much for your support throughout the year and we wish you a very Holy Christmas and a Peaceful & Happy New Year.
God Bless from
Adriana Bowyer & the AFA Committee Members
AFA will be holding their first meeting, which is an AGM, for this year on Wednesday, 8th March at 6.30pm in the Parish Centre.
At the meeting all positions will be declared vacant and a new Committee will be appointed on the night. If you would like to become a member of AFA or would like more information, please come along to the meeting or contact me prior to the meeting.
Everyone is very welcome and we would love to see some new faces join us and share their ideas and suggesstions to help fundraise and support our Augustinian Seminiarians.
Hope to see you at the meeting.
Many thanks to all those who attended the AFA Christmas dinner Saturday, 26 November 2016 at the Wakehurst Golf Club. A wonderful and fun night was had by all with a great turnout of 111 people attending. Around $4,700 was raised and AFA would like to thank everyone for their support and generosity not only for this Christmas dinner but for all the other AFA fundraising functions throughout this year. All monies raised at our AFA functions go towards helping and supporting the Seminarians at Brookvale.
AFA would also like to thank all AFA Members and parishioners who donated lucky door and raffle prizes for the night. We were overwhelmed with donations and it was greatly appreciated. Many thanks to our sponsors of the night - Ann Wilson Funerals, the Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific, Pilu at Freshwater, Garfish Manly, Fish Cafe Balgowlah, Shiralee Organic Meats, Warringah Florist, Manly Vale Pharmacy and BP North Star at North Manly. We also thank those who were not able to attend but sent in a donation and to those who sponsored a priest or student by purchasing their entry ticket.
Many thanks to all those who were able to attend and support the AFA Movie & Lunch Fundraiser last Wednesday. Thanks also goes to those who were not able to attend but donated money which is greatly appreciated. We had a great turnout as usual and everyone seemed to enjoy the movie. We raised $440.00 which will go towards supporting our Augustinian students. Congratualations to our raffle prize winners who were Liz Rush, Rosemary McKinnon and Maria Mangraviti.
Please remember if you would like to become an AFA Member just fill out a Membership Form which can be found inside the latest AFA Newsletter which is allocated at the back of our churches or you can simply contact Adriana Bowyer on 0402 099 746. Also, our next AFA Meeting will be held on Wednesday, 17th August at 6.30pm in the Parish Centre and everyone is welcome.
The AFA Committee Members
AFA - END OF YEAR GATHERING
WARRINGAH GOLF CLUB SATURDAY 15TH NOVEMBER 7PM.
ALL WELCOME. BOOK THROUGH THE PARISH OFFICE
At the Augustinian Formation Association Annual General Meeting in the Parish Centre,
Manly Vale, Tuesday 16th September, 2014, Adriana Bowyer was elected as President.
Trudy McFadden was thanked for her time in the office other the years past.
The A.F.A. Committee
20th Nov. 2014.
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. Already this year, we have received many generous donations and we extend our sincere thanks to all.
As the Order and the Church celebrate the great Feasts of St Augustine and St Monica, we invite you to continue this support. Donations are tax deductible.
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.
Other ways you can support the Province’s ministries are by donations to:
- Augustinian Volunteers Australia Trust Fund
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]