Dear Fellow Parishioners,
If you are like me, the first thing I do at breakfast is to scan the morning paper for the latest news on events around the world that have occurred overnight. And each evening I watch at least one news bulletin on T.V. to catch up on what has been happening throughout the day. Whether it be hard news, fake news or just infotainment, by scanning these items I gain a perspective on the myriad variety of events that are constantly swirling around our ever shrinking planet. Quite often the journalists put into better words what I might be thinking myself or else they take me deeper into the subject as a result of the research that has gone into a particular topic.
In many ways I find the same thing happens when I read the Scripture passages that are selected for us at each of our Sunday liturgies. Whether it be in folk stories, snatches of history, songs, letters or anecdotes, it is like reading a newspaper that never becomes outdated but is always current, relevant and contains nothing less than the truth. I think the headlines in today’s readings are telling us how badly God wants to establish his kingdom in our hearts and in our world. This kingdom is freely given and is available to all who are open to receive it.
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.
Fr. Paul Maloney, O.S.A. has scheduled FIVE introductory lessons for anyone who might be interested in learning a simple method of Christian Meditation. These will take place in the North Harbour Parish Centre on consecutive Thursdays, with the option of a morning or evening session. The cost will be $5:00 per session (with a pensioner’s concession of $3:00). Commencing August 31st: through / Sept. 7th / Sept. 14th / Sept 21st. / to Sept. 28th.Thursday Mornings: from 10:30 - 12:00. Thursday Evenings: from 7:30- 9:00 pm. Bookings can be made through the parish office 9949 4455.
“Meditation is in essence a way of learning to become fully awake, fully alive and yet still”
- Welcome to the Sacramental Program 2017-2018
- Confirmation 2017
- Registration Form
- Letter to Sponsor
- When you though I was not looking
- Parish News
CONFIRMATION SACRAMENTAL PROGRAM
Confirmation Practice with Fr Paul on Tuesday 22 August at 4pm or Wednesday 23 at 7pm both in SK Church. Parents are requested to check their child’s Confirmation details are recorded and correct at the practice.
Confirmation Working Bee Thursday 24 from 10am n the Parish Centre. Any assistance you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Janette on 0408 866 521 if you can assist.
WINE AND CHEESE INFORMATION EVENING
Wednesday 13 September at 7.00pm in the Parish Centre for those who would like to learn more about the Catholic faith. This will be an opportunity to discover you are not alone in your yearning to be a follower of Christ who transforms our lives with love.
For further information please contact
Wednesday 13 September at 7.00pm in the Parish Centre
For those who would like to learn more about the Catholic faith.
This will be an opportunity
to discover you are not alone in your yearning to be a follower of Christ
who transforms our lives with love.
For further information
to assist with hospitality after 9.30am mass
(or whichever mass you regularly attend) just a couple of times a year.
Tea, coffee, milk, sugar and biscuits are provided by the parish.
You just need to set out a couple of tables, hot water, cups etc,
to provide an opportunity for a cuppa after mass.
Please contact the parish office if you’re able to assist.
THE VINE FACEBOOK GROUP - If you would like to join the group for spiritual enrichment,
DAY OF GROWTH—relationship enrichment
MEN ARE LIKE WAFFLES—WOMEN ARE LIKE SPAGHETTI
UNDERSTANDING AND DELIGHTING IN YOUR DIFFERENCES
As part of our Year of Compassion, we have invited Worldwide Marriage Encounter, Eastern Unit to present a one day relationship enrichment seminar especially for Married Couples, Engaged Couples, Single Adults, Priests and Religious
When: Saturday 9th September 2017 Time: 11.30am—4.00pm
Where: The Catholic Parish of Pittwater, 1 Keenan Street, Mona Vale 2103
Register with the parish office 9997 7311.
Catholic Youth Broken Bay invites you to Twilight Talks. Join Young Adults (18+) from around the Diocese to connect, share a meal, pray and be nourished by inspiring speakers. Jodie Crisafulli & Anita Biddle from the Diocese of Broken Bay Team will be breaking open our theme and facilitating a conversation on Safeguarding Experiences.
When: Tuesday 19 September 2017, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Where: Narrabeen Sands Hotel, 1260 Pittwater Rd, Narrabeen NSW 2101
MEDITATION AT NORTH HARBOUR
ST KIERAN’S CHAPEL Tuesdays at 9.15am during school term
AUGUSTINIAN APPEAL NEXT WEEKEND
As the Order and the Church celebrate the great Feasts of St Augustine and St Monica next weekend, we invite you to support the Augustinians. Bank details and envelopes will be available next weekend., and donations are tax deductible .
Of course, you can make your donation at any time. As the end of the financial year approaches, you may wish to make a donation now. Donations are tax deductible.
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.
We need help collecting 3000 cakes of soap, toothbrushes and toothpaste to donate to the orphans of Sri Lanka. We will be collecting until mid September. Donations can be left in the boxes in the church entrances or at the parish office.
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.
From St Augustine
God examines rich and poor, not according to their lands and houses,
but according to the riches of their hearts.
Commentary on Psalm 48, 3
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.
Bible usage can be HABIT forming! Regular reading can cause loss of anxiety and fear, decreased appetite for lying, cheating, stealing, hating, anger and envy. SYMPTOMS include: increased sensation of love, joy, peace, compassion and contentment. IF SYMPTOMS PERSIST, just praise the Lord!