Tue 22 Christian Meditation will resume @ 9.15am in the SK Chapel
Sat 26 Australia Day Mass 8.30pm followed by morning tea SK
Thur 07 ALPHA 2019 Launch/Reunion Parish Centre 7.00pm
Wed 13 Nursing Home Pastoral Carers/Communion to the Sick
Morning Tea/Meeting parish centre 9.30am
St Kieran’s Priory, Manly Vale
Fr Dave Austin OSA - Pastoral Administrator of North Harbour Parish (to be confirmed as Pastor when the new Bishop is appointed).
Fr Paul Maloney OSA - Assistant Priest and Prior
Fr John Sullivan OSA - Assistant Priest (residing at Brookvale Formation House)
Fr Senan Ward OSA - Chaplain at St. Augustine’s College
Fr Abel van der Veer OSA - Retired
Fr Peter Jones OSA - Prior Provincial residing at the Priory
The Catholic Youth Broken Bay dubs its WYD Pilgrimage, "Journeying with Our Lady Through Mexico to World Youth Day 2019-Panama". The sixty-five (65) WYD Pilgrims from the DBB depart for Mexico on 16 January. The highlight of the Mexico leg will be the visit to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The group will then go to Panama to be with other young people from around the world and to meet with Pope Francis on 21-27 January. The theme of the WYD gathering is taken from Luke 1:38, "I am the servant of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word."
Three (3) students and two (2) staff from St Augustine's College are going: Christopher Caruso, Benjamin Copping, Joseph Jenkins, Mr Simon Hyland, and Ms Madeleine Boyle.
Fr Francis Belcina, OSA is one of four Chaplains assisting in the pilgrimage. After the pilgrims' post-WYD recollection in the Gamboa Rainforest in Panama, the group will fly back and arrive in Sydney on 31 January.
Your St Vincent de Paul Society members wish to thank all those who contributed so generously to the Christmas Appeal. So far $6200 has been donated for assisting those from our local area who are in need of help.
Thanks also to those parishioners and school children who prepared festive hampers which, with the assistance of many volunteers, were delivered to over 90 recipients.
There are only a few St Columban Art Calendars remaining and this is the last week they will be available.
The demand for help never slackens and home visitations are continuing due to your continuing support.
Here is a New Year’s resolution that everyone can make, particularly if they have overlooked the opportunity up till now.
Why not take the decision to get to know your Faith more thoroughly by joining a discussion group called Alpha (the starting letter of the Greek alphabet)? This parish gathering meets for a meal, a topical video and a sharing of ideas for a period of several weeks in order to build community among ourselves and grow a personal understanding of who Jesus is in our lives.
Invitations are available at the back of the Church for the launching of our 2019 season to be held on Thursday February 7th in the Parish Centre at 7:00 pm. Perhaps you would like to invite a friend or family member to join the team- leaders and hospitality crew who will introduce you to the program and the other participants? Bookings can be made by phoning the parish office to confirm the numbers attending.
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 thank You, Lord, my joy and my glory, my hope and my God. I thank You for Your gifts to me. Keep them unharmed for me: they will be the making of me, and I shall be with You for my being is Your gift.
Confessions 1, 20
- 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?
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.
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.