Dear Fellow Parishioners,
Around this time of the year the chances are high that you or I might receive an invitation to a Christmas in July party with all the trappings of hot food and rich wine that we avoided when the temperature hovered in the mid-30’s.
Today’s Feast of the birth of John the Baptist has been celebrated like an ongoing ‘Christmas in June’ since early in the 4th century. St. Augustine was the first to point out how in the Northern hemisphere it coincides with the summer solstice which is that point of the year when the days begin to grow shorter - whereas after Jesus’ birth (set down in December) the daylight begins to increase. Augustine connects this astrological factor to the Gospel passage” He must grow greater, I must grow less”
WHAT? What is ALPHA? A chance to meet new people, share a meal, have fun and learn from one another. You don’t have to be Catholic or a Christian. ALPHA is for everyone.
WHEN? Thurs 5 July, St. Kieran’s Parish Centre 6.45pm-8.30pm
WHAT TO BRING? For those that have been before – bring a friend & plate of food to share
Your Name, *How many guests you are bringing along * The dish / contribution you will be bringing.
For catering purposes it is important that you RSVP - thankyou !!
PLEASE NOTE: Guests & Invitees are not asked to bring a plate
- Welcome to the Sacramental Program 2018-2019
- Registration Form 2018-2019
- Parish News
Baptism of Young Children Program
Congratulations to all the children and a warm welcome to their extended family and friends. After the weeks of preparation in their Family Home Groups the children will celebrate their First Communion this weekend and next at the following Masses: Saturdays 5.30pm at St Kieran’s Sundays 9am at St Cecilia’s and Sundays 9.30am at St Kieran’s. Seats will be reserved at all these Masses for the children, their families and guests.
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.
AFA THANK YOU
Many thanks to all those who were able to attend the Movie/Lunch Fundraiser on Wednesday, 20 June. Although it was only a small crowd this time everyone had a lovely day and enjoyed the movie, The Leisure Seeker. As always your support is very much appreciated and we raised $240 which is wonderful. All monies raised will go towards supporting the Augustinian seminarians. Congratulations to our raffle prize winners who were Tom Maher, Caroline Tessandier and Mary Hulme.
SOLEMN PROFESSION OF BROTHERS TUYEN AND JOHN ON SUNDAY, 1 JULY 2018 AT 6PM
Adriana Bowyer, AFA President
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,
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.
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.