AFA christmas in july2AFA would like to thank everyone who was able to attend the Christmas in July dinner on 28 July.  It was a great and fun night with 120 people attending and we raised $2,405 on the night.  Many thanks also to those who weren't able to attend the dinner but purchased a ticket for a priest or student or gave a cash donation.  Congratulations to all the lucky door, guessing competition and raffle prize winners and a big thank you to the prize donators.  A special mention and thanks to our entertainers on the night, Fr Francis, the Filipino Choir and of course the students and priests who made the night very special showing off their great talents.

AFA would like to thank everyone for their continued support and generosity in helping to raise funds for the Augustinian seminarians. 

God Bless, Adriana Bowyer

(AFA President)

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

AFA is very excited with the upcoming Solemn Profession next weekend of Tuyen and John where everyone is welcome to attend at the 6pm mass on Sunday, 1 July followed by refreshments in the Parish Centre.  If you are able to make it and would like to bring a plate of sweet or savoury food to share it would be greatly appreciated.  Please make sure to RSVP to either Kay Stenner on 9938-0200/This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or myself ASAP.  Also, please remember to keep both Tuyen and John in your prayers as they prepare for this very special day.

Many thanks

Adriana Bowyer, AFA President
0402 099 746   or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

AFA fun walk

Many thanks for all the generous support for our Augustinian Seminarians through the AFA Fun Walk & Talk on 20 May 2018. The final figure raised is $3,003 which is fantastic.

AFA Committee Members

Many thanks to all those who were able to attend the Movie Lunch Fundraiser on Wednesday. It was a lovely day as always and the movie was very powerful and enjoyed by all.  Your support is very much appreciated and we raised $305 which is great.  All money raised will go to the Augustinian seminarians. Congratulations to our raffle prizes winners who were Eileen McCarthy, Linda Restuccia and Kaye Coates. Please note that our next Movie Lunch Fundraiser will be on Wednesday, 16 May and the movie is "The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society" which looks like another great movie.

On Wednesday, 21st February the Augustinian Formation Association (AFA) held its AGM and the following people were elected to the Committee for 2018.  Congratulations to all and a very warm welcome to two new committee members Anne Chang and Bill Rein.

President:  Adriana Bowyer

Secretary:  Honorine Jarkey

Treasurer:  Maryanne Guy

Committee Members:  Rosemary McEwan, Carmen Miners, Trudi McFadden, Sue Colwell, Michael Halloway, Laurel Jones, Kaye Coates, Stella Baihn, Mary Hulme, Caroline Tessandier, Yvonne Rein, Anne Chang & Bill Rein.

AFA Christmas 2017Many thanks to all those who were able to attend the AFA Christmas Dinner Party in November. It was a lovely night which was well attended by 101 people and we managed to raise $5,815.00 which is fantastic. We would also like to thank all those who weren't able to attend but gave a donation or purchased a ticket for a priest or student. Also thanks to everyone who donated lucky door & raffle prizes on the night. As we had a great response we have kept some prizes which we will use for our functions next year.

Congratulations to Dr Peter Chang who won the first prize of $1,000 and to all the other people who won prizes on the night. AFA thank you all very much for your support throughout the year and we wish you a very Holy Christmas and a Peaceful & Happy New Year.

God Bless from

Adriana Bowyer & the AFA Committee Members

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AUGUSTINIAN APPEAL 

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

For further information, please contact the Province Office on (02) 9938 0200 or Anna Heath at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Thank you for your generous support!
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]

AFA will be holding their first meeting, which is an AGM, for this year on Wednesday, 8th March at 6.30pm in the Parish Centre. 

At the meeting all positions will be declared vacant and a new Committee will be appointed on the night.  If you would like to become a member of AFA or would like more information, please come along to the meeting or contact me prior to the meeting. 

Everyone is very welcome and we would love to see some new faces join us and share their ideas and suggesstions to help fundraise and support our Augustinian Seminiarians. 

Hope to see you at the meeting.

Adriana Bowyer AFA President 0402 099 746 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

AFA christmas dinnerMany thanks to all those who attended the AFA Christmas dinner Saturday, 26 November 2016 at the Wakehurst Golf Club. A wonderful and fun night was had by all with a great turnout of 111 people attending. Around $4,700 was raised and AFA would like to thank everyone for their support and generosity not only for this Christmas dinner but for all the other AFA fundraising functions throughout this year. All monies raised at our AFA functions go towards helping and supporting the Seminarians at Brookvale. 

AFA would also like to thank all AFA Members and parishioners who donated lucky door and raffle prizes for the night.  We were overwhelmed with donations and it was greatly appreciated. Many thanks to our sponsors of the night - Ann Wilson Funerals, the Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific, Pilu at Freshwater, Garfish Manly, Fish Cafe Balgowlah, Shiralee Organic Meats, Warringah Florist, Manly Vale Pharmacy and BP North Star at North Manly.  We also thank those who were not able to attend but sent in a donation and to those who sponsored a priest or student by purchasing their entry ticket.

THANK YOU

Many thanks to all those who were able to attend and support the AFA Movie & Lunch Fundraiser last Wednesday.  Thanks also goes to those who were not able to attend but donated money which is greatly appreciated.  We had a great turnout as usual and everyone seemed to enjoy the movie.  We raised $440.00 which will go towards supporting our Augustinian students.  Congratualations to our raffle prize winners who were Liz Rush, Rosemary McKinnon and Maria Mangraviti.

Please remember if you would like to become an AFA Member just fill out a Membership Form which can be found inside the latest AFA Newsletter which is allocated at the back of our churches or you can simply contact Adriana Bowyer on 0402 099 746.  Also, our next AFA Meeting will be held on Wednesday, 17th August at 6.30pm in the Parish Centre and everyone is welcome.

The AFA Committee Members

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AFA - END OF YEAR GATHERING

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WARRINGAH GOLF CLUB SATURDAY 15TH NOVEMBER 7PM.

ALL WELCOME. BOOK THROUGH THE PARISH OFFICE

 

At the Augustinian Formation Association Annual General Meeting in the Parish Centre,

Manly Vale, Tuesday 16th September, 2014, Adriana Bowyer was elected as President.

Trudy McFadden was thanked for her time in the office other the years past.

 

The A.F.A. Committee

20th Nov. 2014.

Augustinian LogoEach 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. Already this year, we have received many generous donations and we extend our sincere thanks to all.

As the Order and the Church celebrate the great Feasts of St Augustine and St Monica, we invite you to continue this support. 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.

Other ways you can support the Province’s ministries are by donations to:

  • Augustinian Volunteers Australia Trust Fund
  • Bequests

Mailing address is: Order of St Augustine, PO Box 7278 Warringah Mall, Brookvale NSW 2100. Please contact the Province Office on (02) 9938 0200 or Anna Heath at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information. Thank you for generous support!

 

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]

ORDINATION TO THE DIACONATE

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