Dear Fellow Parishioners,
Half way through this second week of Easter Pope Francis released an Exhortation or Letter to the whole world entitled “Gaudete et Exsultate”, (Rejoice and be Glad) in which he encourages all people to hear the call God is making for us to find our own down to earth ways of achieving holiness. This is how he begins his letter:-
What follows is not meant to be a treatise on holiness, containing definitions and distinctions helpful for understanding this important subject, or a discussion of the various means of sanctification. My modest goal is to repropose the call to holiness in a practical way for our own time, with all its risks, challenges and opportunities. For the Lord has chosen each one of us “to be holy and blameless before him in love” (Eph 1:4).
- I like to contemplate the holiness present in the patience of God’s people: in those parents who raise their children with immense love, in those men and women who work hard to support their families, in the sick, in elderly religious who never lose their smile. In their daily perseverance I see the holiness of the Church militant. Very often it is a holiness found in our next-door neighbours, those who, living in our midst, reflect God’s presence. We might call them “the middle class of holiness”.
We are urgently in need of a scripture teacher or helper for a delightful group of only 10 little Kindergarten students on Fridays 11.30am to 12pm at Brookvale PS. Even if you could do this for term 2 only it would be greatly appreciated. They will be without an SRE teacher and will have to go to the NON-SCRIPTURE GROUP for the remainder of the year.
- Welcome to the Sacramental Program 2018-2019
- Registration Form 2018-2019
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Baptism of Young Children Program
Baptism of Young Children Program
Is your child interested in becoming a Catholic or would you like your child to become a Catholic and participate in the 2018/2019 Children’s Sacramental Program?
Our Baptism of Young Children Program (for children aged 7yrs – 11yrs) will be offered in Term 2 2018 on Sunday 6, 20 and 27 May. The program can be downloaded from the parish website at
under the Sacramental Program – Additional Resources tab Copies also available from the parish office.
2018 – 2019 Sacramental Program for Children in Yr2 (and older) – Key Dates
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.
At popular request Fr Paul will be offering his ‘How to Meditate’ classes over four Thursday nights in June at the parish centre at 7.30pm, beginning June 7th and concluding June 28th with a reunion of all interested parties on July 19th.
Everyone is welcome
NOTE IT IN YOUR DIARY !!
The parish working bee will be held Sunday May 27 : start 10.30am followed by BBQ lunch. SK Focus will be outside / grounds / garden clean up !!
SC details to follow - watch this space !!
At SK we will be in need of garden tools rakes, shovels, secateurs, etc.
Please RSVP parish office for catering purposes
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, in case I would falter, You gave me a remedy through Your admonishments. You established the law of forgiveness, so that as I forgive may be forgiven.
Commentary on Psalm 129, 3
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,
CATHOLIC MINDFULNESS WORKSHOP
THIS ASH WEDNESDAY: Join Catholic USA psychologist, Dr Gregory Bottaro at his workshop where he will teach you new skills to help support the people in your communities. Gain more peace in your life by trusting God, letting go and becoming more present with his Mindfulness strategy.
When: Wednesday, February 14
Where: Notre Dame University, Broadway Campus
MEDITATION AT NORTH HARBOUR
ST KIERAN’S CHAPEL Tuesdays at 9.15am during school term