Sun 31 Family Colour Fun Run St Augustine's College Oval, 2-4pm
Wed 03 AFA Fundraiser Movie Cremorne Orpheum 10.30am
Wed 10 Anointing Mass SK Church 10.00am
Lenten Communal Reconciliation 7.30pm
Sun 14 Palm Sunday
Stations of the Cross each Friday during Lent SK Church 7.00pm
In the gospel today we are given two glimpses of occurrences from Jesus’ time which put him more into our everyday context, like two stories from the local paper. One story is from the political scene. Galilean patriots (or ‘terrorists’ as the Romans would call them) were murdered as they were in the very act of paying homage to God and their blood mingled with that of the animals they had slain for sacrifice. The other story concerns a natural disaster, a tower collapsing, killing 18 men.
These are examples of the two kinds of evil which have always bedevilled mankind, moral evil caused by man and natural evils caused by the laws of nature but often considered to be acts of God (even by insurance companies). So Jesus is asked to comment on these two stories. First of all, he denies the prevalent idea of his time that these evils were brought upon these people as a punishment by God for sins committed. But doesn’t God allow them all the same?
I suppose in one sense it’s easier to understand that moral evil – man’s inhumanity to man - is a result of sin, original sin. Sometimes these acts come from the evil in the heart of man as we have witnessed in Christchurch and at other times it comes as the result of our own greed or short-sightedness or foolishness as with global warming. As for natural evils, earthquakes, droughts, etc., from a scientific view they are morally neutral, neither good nor bad, they simply are just there following physical laws. However, without a doubt, they are definitely evil in human terms when human life is lost.
Monday evenings during Lent 7.30pm in the parish centre with Fr John Sullivan OSA.
Stations of the Cross each Friday during Lent, St Kieran's Church 7.00pm
Family Colour Fun Run to raise funds for the parish community centre
Works will include painting, new carpet and renovations to the toilets
Sunday 31 March, 2pm to 4pm at St Augustine’s College Oval
Please register under the name of the parish The Catholic Community of North Harbour as the ‘school’
when children register to (optionally) fund raise at www.schoolfundraising.com.au
Our RCIA participants (those in the community who want to become Catholics) attended a ceremony held at the Cathedral Parish last Sunday, the catechumens declared before the Church community their intention to receive baptism at Easter.
In family life, values are handed on from one generation to the next, often symbolized through a particular custom, document or treasured heirloom. Throughout the centuries the Church, too, has passed down its most precious beliefs, often symbolized in rituals and prayers. The Presentation of the Creed is one such example. In a short ceremony at the 9.30am Mass this weekend several weeks before their baptism, catechumens are formally presented with the Creed, a statement of Catholic belief. More than an acquisition of a document, the focus of this ceremony is on the people of the community handing on an enduring tradition of faith to yet another generation of believers.
Wednesday 3rd April 10.30am Hayden Orpheum, Cremorne.
Cost $15 per person includes movie, coffee/tea & biscuits.
Book and pay at the parish office by Monday April 1st.
- Welcome to the Sacramental Program 2019-2020
- Registration Form 2019-2020
- Parish News
- Baptism of Young Children Program
Lenten Family Resources
- Nurturing Faith
- Stations of the Cross
A copy of the 2019/2020 Children’s Sacramental Program for children in Year 2 and older can be downloaded from the parish website at https://www.northharbourcatholic.org.au/sacraments/sacrmental-program/for-parents and is available at the back of both Churches.
The program starts with a Sacramental Program Information Meeting for Parents on Tuesday 7 May or Wednesday 8 May and Enrolment on Tuesday 21 May.
Heavenly Father and Eternal Shepherd,
you watch over and govern your flock with vigilance and concern.
In your immense love, grant to your Church a pastor who will please you by his holiness and aid us with his unfailing care.
In your time, grant us the joy of welcoming a shepherd formed
after your own heart.
May he be an example of virtue to your people and, imbued with the power of the Holy spirit, fill their minds with the truth and beauty of the Gospel.
Grant wisdom, O Lord, to those now discerning your holy will in the selection of our new bishop.
We ask this is in the name of Jesus our Lord and through the intercession of our mother,
Mary Star of the Sea.
The children’s liturgy ministry is always looking for new mums, grandparents and carers to be involved in this wonderful and rewarding ministry. Being a volunteer in this ministry involves helping with children’s liturgy that takes place on Sundays at the churches of St Cecilia and St Kieran’s. You will be placed on roster alongside another volunteer who is currently doing children’s liturgy to help out about once to twice a term. Children’s liturgy only takes place within the school term and doesn’t take place when school class family masses are scheduled. All information, resources and activities are printed off and provided by the children’s liturgy co-ordinator on a weekly basis. All volunteers will be required to obtain a working with children check number, but this is simple to do, and this is something that I can help you obtain.
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]
Lord, You first sought me out and brought me back on Your shoulder
Commentary on Psalm 69, 6
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: