Thur 15 Alpha Reunion parish centre 7pm
Sun 18 Kindy 2019 Blessing Mass SK 9.30am
Tues 20 Friends of St Augustine gathering parish centre 7.30pm
Sat 24 In Touch mail out parish centre 9am-11am
AFA Christmas Dinner, Wakehurst Golf Club 7pm
Sun 25 Feast of Christ the King (end of Liturgical Year B)
Augustinian Volunteers presentations
Kindy 2019 Blessing Mass SC 9.00am
Andrew Hamilton is consulting editor of Eureka Street.
The government's assurance that it will move most of the remaining refugee children from Nauru by the end of the year is welcome. It came after doctors, nurses, judges, Wentworth voters and Coalition backbenchers had responded publicly to the evidence of acute mental health issues among children on the island. The policy of preventing the children of people seeking asylum from coming to Australia is increasingly seen by ordinary Australians as cruel. It is no longer an electoral asset but a potential liability.
The decision is particularly welcome as Christmas approaches. Australian Christmas focuses on children. Christmas, and particularly the first Christmas, also raises broader questions about Australian refugee policy. It makes us ask why adults are left to languish on Manus Island, Nauru and in Australian detention centres. They, too, were children once. It also makes us ask why the government had so strongly resisted transferring to Australia children so clearly at risk. What is it that enables us to pass by damaged children, untroubled?
Saturday, 24th November 2018 at 7pm for 7.30pm start at 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)
RSVP – Bookings with payments to be made at the Parish Office before 16th November
Organise a table of 8 or book as a single or couple and we will place you at a table
A fun night for all with entertainment, great lucky door prizes, guessing competition and raffle prizes
We are deeply grateful to our Parish community for supporting our Charitable Works Fund. The donations you generously share with us are helping our families, our friends and our neighbours in the Diocese of Broken Bay. To date we have raised $11,500 towards our Parish target of $40,000.
When you support the CWF, your generosity extends across five charities/agencies that receive these funds - The Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD), Catholic Care Hospital Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care Practitioners, St Lucy’s School, St Edmund’s College and the Ephpheta Centre. For more information on the beneficiaries please visit the Diocese of Broken Bay website https://www.bbcatholic.org.au/give/charitable-works-fund
Give and it shall be given to you. Luke 6:38
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]
I pray to You, God, Whom no one lets go, unless deceived; Whom no one seeks, unless taught; and Whom no one finds, unless cleansed. Come mercifully to me.
Soliloquies 1, 1
- Welcome to the Sacramental Program 2018-2019
- Registration Form 2018-2019
- Parish News
Baptism of Young Children Program
Would you like to learn more about Catholic Faith and Practice or how to become a Catholic?
‘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
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.