“It is not easy to find a name that will suitably express so great an excellence, unless it is better to speak in this way: the Trinity - one God, of whom are all things, through whom are all things, in whom are all things. Thus, the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit - and each of these by Himself is God and at the same time they are all one God; and each of them by Himself is a complete substance and yet they are all one substance.” [On Christian Doctrine I.V.5]
Tues 18 Confirmation Information Session St Kieran's Church 9.30am
Wed 19 Confirmation Information Session St Kieran's Church 7.00pm
Sun 20 Feast of Corpur Christi
1st Holy Communiions Sat 5.30pm, Sun 9am, 9.30am
Sun 23 State of Origin Night parish centre 7pm
Sun 30 Solemn Profession of Br Tuan Anh OSA 6pm Mass
1st Holy Communiions Sat 5.30pm, Sun 9am, 9.30am
Last Sunday, we celebrated Pentecost and gave thanks for the gift of the Holy Spirit, the gift of God’s own self, present in our midst – the unifying Spirit which provides us with a strong religious identity in our world of easy values and flexible standards. We need to know who we are while still respecting the diversity of our fellow citizens.
We are baptised with water into the life of the Trinity – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Baptism is the ‘biggest sacrament’ during which the sign of the Trinity, the Cross, is made several times – on the forehead at the reception of the child, on the breast at the anointing with the Oil of Catechumens, and on the crown of the head at the Anointing with Sacred Chrism.
The Trinity is the mystery of three persons in one God, so let’s not try to ‘explain’ it. In fact we can’t so let’s focus on our call to be part of the inner life of the Trinity. The Trinity isn’t just the community of God, it is the community into which you and I are invited and to which we now belong.
Next financial year’s Planned Giving envelopes are available for collection at the back of both churches. If you cannot find your envelopes please call the parish office, leave your name and tell us which church you would like to collect your envelopes from.
We thank all those who make a financial contribution to our parish. If you would like to join the Planned Giving program please contact the parish office.
Join us for the second State of Origin match on the big screen in the St Kieran’s Parish Centre from 7pm Sunday 23rd June.
BYO drinks and enjoy a sausage sizzle provided by Manly Catenians
Donations gratefully accepted go to the Augustinian Seminary in Vietnam.
175 children are participating in our 2019 First Communion program. The children and their parents have been attending Family Group Preparation Sessions around the parish during May and June and will celebrate their First Communion at Mass over three weekends; 15/16 June, 22/23 June and 29 June/30 June. Many of the families have relatives and friends attending from near and far (including from overseas) and will not be part of our regular worshipping community. We ask for your presence and your prayers for the children as they journey toward full initiation into our parish community and that a warm welcome be extended to the families, relatives and friends who will join us on this memorable day.
- Welcome to the Sacramental Program 2019-2020
- Registration Form 2019-2020
- Parish News
- Baptism of Young Children Program
- Nurturing Faith
- Stations of the Cross
Sacramental Program News
How do we accompany our children in the Confirmation Program as parents, parish and school?
Session for Parents (1 hour)
Tuesday 18 June at 9.30am OR Wednesday 19 June at 7.00pm at St Kieran’s.
Group Facilitator Training (after the parent meeting) Tuesday 18 June at 10.30am OR Wednesday 19 June at 8.00pm
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]
On Thursday 30 May 2019 the National Catholic Safeguarding Standards were released in response to the recommendations from the Royal Commission. To read about these standards here is the link to the Catholic Professional Standards Ltd webpage
After 10 months of Listening and Dialogue and a period of analysis and prayerful discernment, the National Themes for Discernment for the Plenary Council 2020 are being announced at Pentecost – this weekend. More information on each of the National Themes for Discernment will be available in the coming weeks. Find out more at: www.plenarycouncil.catholic.org.au
Low gluten hosts re now available on the table with the offertory gifts in both churches. Parishioners wishing to receive a low gluten host are asked to place a low gluen host in the pyx or glass dish marked low gluten before Mass. These hosts will be consecrated at Mass and available from the priest at Communion time. Alternatively, parishioners are welcome to follow our current practice and speak to the priest or senior server ahead of time to request a low gluten host.
Gluten Intolerant? - The Coeliac Society NSW has issued the following advice about low gluten Communion bread.
The low gluten hosts contain traces around 6 parts per million (ppm) and in Australia, the Food Advisory Board say that no detectable gluten must be found in order to label foods gluten free which is why the communion wafer is called low gluten. If low gluten products were on the supermarket shelves we wouldn’t be able to consume them.
Because communion is taken in such a tiny amount, it is an exception to the rule and therefore safe for Coeliac’s.
If you are gluten intolerant, low gluten hosts are available at the church. Let the priest know prior to Mass to receive one at Communion.
We have gaps in our music roster
St Cecilia’s 1st Sunday 9am,
St Kieran’s 2nd Sunday 6pm.
If you know of someone who can help out please contact the parish office 9949 4455
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.
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,
St Kieran’s Parish Office at 2 King St, Manly Vale (ample parking in the school carpark)
Open 9am – 4pm Monday to Friday - our Piety shop stocks Bibles for all ages; Mass Missals; Baptism, Confirmation, Holy Communion Candles; Jewellery/ Bracelets & Necklaces with crosses/ medals; photo frames; Rosary beads; hand painted nativity scenes from Peru; a lovely range of inspirational books, and lots lots more – it really is worth a drive to pop in & have a browse at this very eclectic mix of religious gifts for all those special and Sacramental occasions.
Ph 9949 4455 cash & Credit cards accepted