Dear Fellow Parishioners,
In the next few weeks a series of farewells and blessings will take place for the 2,500 pilgrims who will be travelling from Australia to participate in the World Youth Day celebration to be held in Kraków, Poland, from July 26th - 31st. Our own farewell of the young people from this parish will be at the 6:00 pm Mass this Sunday evening along with the adults who will be accompanying them as coordinators, mentors or resource personnel.
Before their actual meeting with Pope Francis on World Youth Day itself, each will be embarking on a pilgrimage to various locations such as a the Holy Land, Greece, Rome, or in the footsteps of St. Paul, as a means of making tangible the person of Jesus by their contact with the actual places where he has been revered for 2000 years.
We who are their family and friends in Australia are invited to join this international event by watching the major ceremonies via live streaming on the Xt3 website. This website, hosted by the Archdiocese of Sydney, will give us the capacity to view all of the events as they happen simply by logging into Xt3.com/live/
It is a credit to the many parishioners who have participated in the various events arranged by the Parish Council to show our support for the young people who will be representing us at this WYD celebration. Our prayers and best wishes go with them and we look forward to the enrichment they will bring back to the North Harbour community by the very process of embarking on this pilgrimage.
May God guide every step of their journey.
We send our best wishes and prayers to our World Youth Day pilgrims from North Harbour parish
as they travel to celebrate God’s love and mercy at World Youth Day in Krakow
- Welcome to the Sacramental Program 2016-2017
- Registration Form
- Letter to Sponsor
- When you though I was not looking
FIRST COMMUNION CELEBRATION
This weekend we welcome the newest members of our parish family, the children who have received their First Communion during
the month of June at a special morning tea following the 9am Mass at St Cecilia's and 9.30am Mass at St Kieran's.
All are invited to stay after Mass to celebrate with the children and their families.
Each week we read a part of the letter and reflect on how it might relate to our family lives.
“To be open to a genuine encounter with others, ‘a kind look’ is essential… [it] helps us to see beyond our own limitations, to be patient and to cooperate with others, despite our differences. Loving kindness builds bonds, cultivates relationships, creates new networks of integration and knits a firm social fabric… In our families, we must learn to imitate Jesus’ own gentleness in our way of speaking to one another” (Pope Francis Amoris Laetitia,100).
It can be very difficult to look kindly at a child who is acting out, or at our spouse when he/she tunes out to your chatter. This week, look at your family members and say to yourself, “Jesus is looking at them right now too.” That may help change the way that you see them.
To those who are new to St Kieran’s or St Cecilia’s churches, you are most welcome. Please collect a green Welcome Pack from the foyer of the church, which contains parish information including a family registration form for inclusion on our database so that you may receive parish news and updates. You may also obtain further information about the parish on our website—www.northharbourcatholic.org.au
To all who are visitors to our Parish we also extend a very warm welcome and hope you have found your time with us rewarding.
THE VINE FACEBOOK GROUP - If you would like to join the group for spiritual enrichment,
MEDITATION AT NORTH HARBOUR
ST KIERAN’S CHAPEL 9.15am
EVERY TUESDAY during school term
Diocesan Pastoral Care Course
Volunteer Catholic Eucharistic Ministers visit hospitals throughout the Diocese of Broken Bay providing comfort and care to Catholic patients. NSW Health requires that 40 hours of training is completed to perform this important role. The Diocesan Pastoral Care Course is open to those who already volunteer in a hospital context, or in local health and aged care facilities, and also to those who might be deciding if they are suited to this ministry.
This FREE course, will be offered on the five consecutive Wednesdays in August, between 9:00am and 3:00pm. It will be held at St Leonard’s Catholic Church Hall, Naremburn (cnr. Donnelly & Willoughby Roads). Morning tea and lunch will be provided.
Please speak to your Parish Priest for more information about the course and how to apply, or contact Peter Brown, Coordinator, Hospital Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care, CatholicCare Diocese of Broken Bay on 0418 616 602.
We have a variety of religious medals and crucifixes
(which can be pinned to clothing or worn on a necklace),
Bibles, rosary beads and religious cards for sale at the parish office.
Perfect for marking occasions such as
First Holy Communion/Reconciliation/Confirmation
Gluten Intolerant? - The Coeliac Society NSW has issued
the following advice about low gluten Communion bread.
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.
Link to the GIFT website:
From St. Augustine:
Lord, You truly gave me free will, but without You my effort is worthless. You give help since You are the One Who created, and You do not abandon Your creations.
Commentary on Psalm 26 (2), 17
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 .