Sat 28 AFA Christmas in July parish centre 6.30pm
Sun 29 Parish Assembly parish centre 11am
Sat/Sun 4/5 Ritual of the Creed
Tue 07 Confirmation Practice SK Church 4pm
Wed 08 Confirmation Practice SK Church 7pm
Sat 11 Confirmation SK church 10am, 12pm, 3pm
Sun 26 Family Colour Fun Run North Harbour Reserve 2pm
Dear Fellow Parishioners,
Australia is a country that is not used to the idea of shepherds. For a short time in our European history convicts or Emancipists were pressed into service to carry out this age old task. But with the coming of wire fencing to contain our large properties such a task faded from importance and the job was given to drovers and their dogs. We became the land of the ‘long paddock’, a historic web of stock routes linking areas of inland NSW and Queensland with emerging markets in Victoria. These broad passage ways of crown land also provided an escape from drought when the seasons failed. The Long Paddock still provides us with a link to times and landscapes that have long since altered.
What has not changed is a tendency in our national psyche to be suspicious of anyone in authority, stemming from an unwillingness to hand over our hard won independence to representatives who may let us down. In other words, we find an inherent difficulty in being shepherded. And yet, it is this method of governing the people that becomes the main topic for today’s Readings. The task of Shepherding is used to describe the special quality of “caring and protecting of each one” shown by God who tells us “I myself will gather them; no fear, no terror for them anymore; not one shall be lost – it is the Lord who speaks”. Jesus continues this theme in the Gospel where “He took pity on them because they were like sheep without a shepherd. And he set to teach them at some length”.
Many thanks to all those who have already purchased their tickets to the Christmas in July Dinner. Your tickets are now available to be collected from the parish office. For those who have booked a ticket but haven't as yet paid for it can you please pop into the parish office and do so by Monday, 23 July.
Tickets for the dinner are still available for purchase from the parish office but we do need final numbers by Monday, 23 July for catering purposes.
Please note if you have any dietary requirements please make sure you also let us know this by 23 July.
Sunday July 29th 11am
in the parish centre.
All parishioners are invited.
‘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
- Welcome to the Sacramental Program 2018-2019
- Registration Form 2018-2019
- Parish News
Baptism of Young Children Program
With the appointment of Most Rev Peter A Comensoli as the ninth Archbishop of Melbourne, the Diocese of Broken Bay will hold a Farewell Mass for him with all the faithful of the Diocese invited.
Date: Sunday 22 July 2018 Time: 2.00pm
Venue: Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, Waitara
More details will follow in the the coming weeks.
This will be the last public event that Archbishop Peter will be present at in Broken Bay before his move to Melbourne. The installation of Archbishop Peter will take place at St Patrick's Cathedral in Melbourne on Wednesday 1 August 2018.
Vinnies Winter Appeal envelopes are available in the church entrances. Please return your donations over the next couple of weeks. Thank you to all the First Communion families who have donated the hampers to Vinnies your generosity is greatly appreciated.
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]
O Lord, my God, let my soul praise You
that it may love You, and let it recount to You
Your mercies that it may praise You for them all.
St Augustine, Confessions 5, 1
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.
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
Link to the GIFT website:
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.