Dear Fellow Parishioners,
Today is Bible Sunday, an occasion to give thanks for our sacred Scriptures through which God speaks to us, and inwardly transforms us. Today’s Gospel gives us encouragement in our faith life, inviting us to keep asking, searching and knocking in the assurance that our prayers are heard and answered. The man knocking at the door late at night finally gets some bread from his friend because ‘Persistence will be enough to make him get up and give his friend what he wants’. And Abraham finally receives the promise from God that if there are even a few just men left in the city God will not destroy it.
Election of new members of Parish Council
Parish Annual Report & Budget
A presentation by International Augustinian speaker Fr Czar OSA
The purpose of conducting a parish-wide assembly is to promote ownership of pastoral planning into the future. The Parish Pastoral Council is the leadership body in the parish that is charged with fostering ongoing dialogue, creating the space for conversation to take place, and distilling the dialogue into a concrete plan to bring our shared vision to life.
This is an opportunity for our parish community to engage with the Parish Pastoral Team and Parish Council.
Morning tea will be served beforehand.
Everyone is welcome to attend the
Annual Parish Assembly
This Sunday is Bible Sunday, an occasion to give thanks for our sacred Scriptures through which God speaks to us, and inwardly transforms us. Today’s Gospel gives us encouragement in our faith life, inviting us to keep asking, searching and knocking in the assurance that our prayers are heard and answered.
Question: How open is the door between you and Jesus? Is it shut; partly open; fully open? What can you do to open the door a little more?
Reflection: “Jesus therefore encourages his disciples to ask. We may not have the wisdom to know what is good for us. We are still invited to ask, with our eyes fixed not on the object of our request but on God our Father. God is wise and God will certainly give us what we need. He will lead us to find what it is we are really seeking. He will open for us the door that leads to life. He longs to give his Spirit to us.” (Fr Michael Fallon, msc)
On Tuesday, July 26, we celebrate the feast of Sts Joachim and Anne, Grandparents of Jesus.
To all our grandparents, we thank you for all the gifts of life and faith you have given us.
- Welcome to the Sacramental Program 2016-2017
- Registration Form
- Letter to Sponsor
- When you though I was not looking
Over 180 candidates have registered for the Sacrament of Confirmation and the children and their parents will begin their Family Groups Sessions this week. The children will commence the preparation program with a Rite of Welcome at all masses this weekend. Parishioners are invited to collect a child's name from the basket at the back of the Church and pray for that child and their family.
First Communion Photos can be collected from the Parish Office.
If you would like to follow the journeys of our pilgrims, please join us on the Catholic Youth Broken Bay or the Diocese of Broken Bay Facebook pages. Alternatively, you can find a daily collection of pilgrim photos at www.dbb.org.au under News & Events, or follow the blog posts on www.dbb.org.au/wyd. Www.xt3.com/live will be live streaming a number of WYD events which you can watch individually or as a community. These include:
• AUSTRALIAN GATHERING – Tuesday 26 July: (This will be a delayed broadcast)
Krakow 11.30pm; Sydney 7.30am (27 July)
• OPENING MASS – Tuesday 26 July Krakow 5:30pm; Sydney 1:30am (27 July)
• WAY OF THE CROSS – Friday 29 July Krakow 6.00pm; Sydney 2.00am (30 July)
• PRAYER VIGIL WITH YOUTH – Saturday 30 July
Krakow 7:30pm; Sydney 3:30am (Sunday 31 July)
• FINAL MASS to mark the end of World Youth Day – Sunday 31 July Krakow 10.00am; Sydney 6.00pm
We send our best wishes and prayers to our World Youth Day pilgrims from North Harbour parish
as they travel to celebrate God’s love and mercy at World Youth Day in Krakow
Reflections on The Joy of Love
Each week we read an extract from Pope Francis' letter and reflect on how it might relate to our family lives.
“Love bears every trial with a positive attitude. It stands firm in hostile surroundings. This ‘endurance’ involves not only the ability to tolerate certain aggravations, but something greater: a constant readiness to confront any challenge. It is a love that never gives up, even in the darkest hour” (Amoris Laetitia,118).
Every family endures hard times. Recall one such hard time and try to see what good God may have drawn out of it for your family, or, if you can’t see that yet, what you hope he will draw out of it.
To those who are new to St Kieran’s or St Cecilia’s churches, you are most welcome. Please collect a green Welcome Pack from the foyer of the church, which contains parish information including a family registration form for inclusion on our database so that you may receive parish news and updates. You may also obtain further information about the parish on our website—www.northharbourcatholic.org.au
To all who are visitors to our Parish we also extend a very warm welcome and hope you have found your time with us rewarding.
THE VINE FACEBOOK GROUP - If you would like to join the group for spiritual enrichment,
MEDITATION AT NORTH HARBOUR
ST KIERAN’S CHAPEL 9.15am
EVERY TUESDAY during school term
ENCOUNTER Short Course – The Christian Life: Morality, Relationships & Faith
This course explores questions of morality such as: What is Christian morality? What is an informed conscience, and how is it best formed? What is the relationship between divine, natural, and positive law? Presenters include Dr Dan Fleming, Dean of Studies and Senior Lecturer in Theology and Ethics, The Broken Bay Institute & Dr Nigel Zimmermann, Lecturer University of Notre Dame and Private Secretary to Bishop Peter A Comensoli
Course Duration: 1 x 2.5 hours Date: Date: Wednesday 10 August 2016 7-9.30am
Venue: Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Primary School Library, 23 Yardley Avenue, Waitara
We have a variety of religious medals and crucifixes
(which can be pinned to clothing or worn on a necklace),
Bibles, rosary beads and religious cards for sale at the parish office.
Perfect for marking occasions such as
First Holy Communion/Reconciliation/Confirmation
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.
Link to the GIFT website:
Lord, those are Your best servants who wish to shape their life on Your answers rather than shape your answers on their wishes.
Confessions 10, 26
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.