In this Year for Youth and Vocational Discernment, we pray for the young people of our parish and family – that our prayers and support will assist them to discern God’s plan and call for their life.

Have you ever prayed and thought about what your vocation/ calling may be? Are you looking for help in discernment?  Are you interested in vocational resources? Contact the Vocation Office of the Diocese of Broken Bay
M: 0418 522 449   E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Late have I loved You‘LATE HAVE I LOVED YOU’

 Written by
Fr Joseph Lam OSA

Fr Joseph discusses the various perspectives of the ongoing reinterpretation of Augustine’s theology and spirituality.

All proceeds go to the establishment of the new Augustinian Community in Vietnam.


COST—$20

Available from the parish office

We are hoping to start a NEW PLAYGROUP in the parish centre on either Tuesday or Wednesday mornings.

If anyone would like to bring their child 0-5 years to have some fun and meet other mums/carers, please contact the parish office 9949 4455 and we will put you in touch with a co-ordinator.

50th anniversary SK

Celebratory function following 5.30pm mass

  • Historical photos
  • Powerpoint collage
  • Finger food
  • Drinks
  • Opportunity to renew acquaintances

A Special Invitation

All the people who participated in the last Alpha program, including team members are invited to attend the 5.30pm Mass at St Kieran’s Church on 9th June, 2018, in recognition of what we have achieved in the Alpha program and to join in the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Church.  It will be the perfect opportunity to catch up with your Alpha Friends and other members of the Parish.

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Mon                  20        Wine & Cheese Catholic Faith Information Evening Parish Centre 7pm
Fri                     24        Grandparents' Day SC 9.15am
Mon                  27        Feast of St Augustine School Mass SK 10am - parishioners welcome
Tue                   28        Feast of St Augustine Parish Mass SK 8.30am
Fri                     31        Father's Day Liturgy SK 8.45am 

SEPTEMBER

Sun                   30       Youth/Teaching Mass (changed from 23rd)

 

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.

Cost is $5 and everyone is welcome

Fr John Barry osaSunday 25th February

9.30am Mass at St Kieran’s

followed by a
morning tea reception
in the parish centre

Everyone is invited to celebrate with Fr John,
Prior of the Augustinian Student Community, former 
Provincial of the Order of
St Augustine in Australasia, and resident at Manly Vale for many years.

Please bring a plate to share

lenten program bookletThe Parish Lenten Program, facilitated by Fr Paul Maloney OSA,  is every Friday during Lent at 7.30pm in St Kieran’s Church.  

3rd adventToday we are in the rhythm of both gratitude and yearning. Between the two, there is great space for hope. We are learning to be a patient people, continuing on, grateful but also impatient, in hope. We don’t give up hoping just because some of the things we long for in God’s reign of peace and justice have already happened. We’re there, and yet we’re not.  So much remains unfinished; so many have not yet experienced what has been promised.

2nd week of adventaToday’s readings urge us to prepare for and be open to God’s presence in our lives. We have been taught that this presence is ongoing, yet it doesn’t always seem so. We need to work to overcome fear and doubt, especially in challenging times, but the task need not be a frantic effort. These readings carry warnings and longings, but the operative words are comfort, tenderness and hope. We wait and prepare because of the promise.

The Parish Picnic on the 19th of November was very successful with at least 50 attendees including children of various ages including toddlers. The weather was wonderful: a bit breezy but warm enough to wear only a cardigan. The forecast rain stayed away. Unfortunately, the fire engine did not turn up. However, there were plenty of games and all the children joined in enthusiastically irrespective of age. There was tug of war, potato and spoon race (variation of egg and spoon), and the three legged race. I think the starting whistle was popular as was the posted games time table. 

Thanks to all generous donations, all the children were able to receive a prize for participation.  A big thank you also to all the attendees, volunteers, and helpers in any capacity for helping to make a very successful day.  Let’s aim for more fun next year!!

Judith D’Elmaine, Parish Council

We are in need of: 

Eucharistic Ministers

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.

 Hospitality:

Do you enjoy a cuppa and a chat after Mass on Sunday? We are looking for more volunteers to assist with the hospitality after the 9.30am Mass at St Kieran’s. If you are able to assist (usually only three times per year) please contact Kerrie-Ann This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 

Ursula This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

chrisDear fellow parishioners

It has been a pleasure and an honour serving this parish and its parishioners over the last 10 years as Parish Manager but the time has come for me to step down and let a fresh face take up the reins. I have served under 3 parish priests, Fr Pete, Fr Brian and our current PP Fr Paul. Each of them has brought their own style and personality to the parish and it has been a delight working with, and learning from, each of them. I would also like to thank the many dedicated staff members and volunteers I have worked with over the last 10 years. Our parish has been truly blessed to have such a dedicated, hardworking and committed group of people.
My time here has been marked with many highlights but there are three that readily come to mind. The first is the World Youth Day held here in Sydney in 2008. The parish hosted a couple of hundred overseas participants in St Kieran’s school and a number of events were held in the Church and grounds. There was a vibe and energy around the Church that I had never experienced before. The second is the refurbishment of our two Churches. Although the work done at St Cecilia’s was not as extensive as at St Kieran’s, I still look on the altar space there as one of the nicest and most holy spaces I have seen. The refurbishment of St Kieran’s was a long, tough job but even after three years I still feel it was worth all the blood, sweat and tears.  The third, and perhaps the best, is the many, many friendships that I have made. I could not believe the number of people who were willing to help and teach me from the first day I started no matter how many mistakes I made.
I will always treasure the people I have been lucky enough to assist and those who have assisted me. Unfortunately not all of them are still around the parish and so as I hand over to a new generation I hope that the current and future parishioners will continue to support our new Parish Manager Jacky.
This is not farewell though, Cathie and I will continue to be involved with North Harbour Parish and I hope to continue the many friendships I have made over the years. So au revoir, I’ll see you around the traps and thank you to everyone who made my time here so special.

Chris Burrows

On behalf of the parish community, we would like to wish Chris a very long and happy retirement and a big thank you for all the hard work over the last 10 years.