Mon 20 Wine & Cheese Catholic Faith Information Evening Parish Centre 7pm
Fri 24 Grandparents' Day SC 9.15am
Sun 26 Youth/Teaching Mass for August and blessing for celebrations
Mon 27 Feast of St Augustine School Mass SK 10am - parishioners welcome
Tue 28 Feast of St Augustine Parish Mass SK 8.30am
Fri 31 Father's Day Liturgy SK 8.45am
Sun 30 Youth/Teaching Mass (changed from 23rd)
Dear Fellow Parishioners,
The first reading from the Book of Proverbs gives an account of Lady Wisdom’s banquet. Like a cultured woman of Jerusalem’s upper class, Wisdom has built herself a fine house whose seven pillars suggest timeless stability. She celebrates its completion with a banquet to which anyone who wishes to learn from her – the uneducated, the young, the inexperienced, the world-weary – are invited. She tells them “Come and eat my bread, drink the wine I have prepared”, which is to say “Come and share in an aspect of the divine life which is mine to give”. It is much more than bread and wine she is offering but a share in God’s Spirit by which we are inspired to look at life from a completely different perspective, an elevated or heightened point of view - which St. Paul tells us in the Second Reading we should celebrate by “always and everywhere giving thanks to God who is our Father, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ”- “for those who seek the Lord lack no blessing”.
Our families thank you!
The August CWF Appeal focuses on two brave young families sharing their experience of the CatholicCare Hospital Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care Practitioner Program (one of the charities supported by the CWF). You can read more about their stories in the August edition of Broken Bay News available at the back of the Church.
The Charitable Works Fund is 100% tax deductible and 98.25cents of every dollar goes to the following five beneficiaries:
CatholicCare Hospital Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care Practitioner Program – where five Pastoral Care Practitioners reach over 3,000 patients, 700 families and over 180 hospital staff each year across seven hospitals in our Diocese.
Confraternity of Christian Doctrine – creating and updating the curriculum and training catechists who minister to public school students across the Diocese.
Friends of St Augustine
Social gathering to celebrate the Feast of St Augustine
Lunch 12.30 pm
Tuesday 28th August
Everyone is welcome and bookings are essential.
We will be conducting a Clothing Appeal on the weekend of 25/26 August at both St. Cecilia’s and St. Kieran’s. Please take a plastic bag (or two) located at the rear of the Church and return it with clean and saleable clothing the following weekend. In the event that no bags are left just bring your own bag of clothing.
Regards and thanks Pat Cooper and John McCarney
Looking for motivation or company on your morning walk?
Why not join our group at 7am every Tuesday and Thursday as we walk from Queenscliff Surf Club to Shelley Beach and back, it’s 5km and takes an hour.
Exercise your mind and join our group of men and women for dinner and trivia every first Tuesday of the month at Balgowlah RSL at 6:30 for dinner then trivia, no need to worry about skill level, we have two tables battling it out for last place, any help is appreciated and it’s a fun night.
Manly Catenians meet at Manly Golf Club for dinner and a guest speaker every third Wednesday of the month.
0410 311 376 for more information or to be added to our email list.
- Welcome to the Sacramental Program 2018-2019
- Registration Form 2018-2019
- Parish News
Baptism of Young Children Program
Thank you to all who made the preparation for and the celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation such a memorable family occasion for the children and their families. To the children and their parents who participated in the program so enthusiastically, the group facilitators and co-facilitators who generously gave time to lead the family home sessions, and all those who supported the children and older candidates in their preparation for the sacrament including staff of our parish schools, catechists, Fr Paul and our parish clergy.
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
‘LATE HAVE I LOVED YOU’
Fr Joseph Lam OSA
Fr Joseph discusses the various perspectives of the ongoing reinterpretation of Augustine’s theology and spirituality.
All proceeds go to the establishment of the new Augustinian Community in Vietnam.
Available from the parish office
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
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]
Lord, You first loved me,
so that I might love You.
Commentary on Psalm 118 (27), 15
OUR PARISH PIETY SHOP, located in a stunning glass merchandise cabinet in the foyer of St Kieran’s parish centre is open during office hours Mon-Fri 9am-4pm.
Come in and have a browse next time you're passing.