Tues 21 Enrolment 2019/20 Sacramental Prog Parish Ctr 9-10am or 6-7pm
Wed 22 St Rita of Cascia
Fri 24 Our Lady Help of Christians
Sat 01 Augustinian Volunteers Thai Dinner Parish Centre 7.00pm
Wed 05 AFA Fundraising Movie "Rocketman" Orpheum Cremorne 10.30am
Fresh from our reflection on Mothers’ Day and the World Day of Prayer for Vocations against the backdrop of Jesus as the Good Shepherd, this Sunday’s Gospel is taken from another of Jesus’ discourses in John on his ‘new commandment’ to ‘love one another, just as I have loved you’ – the virtue by which all will recognise us as Jesus’ disciples.
‘Climate’ is a trigger word today, perceived by some as defining one’s political leaning when paired with the word ‘change’ to describe the plight of our environment. By the time most of you read this, we’ll have some idea of the outcome of the Federal Election and the persuasive power of the arguments for and against climate change, among a host of other issues. Today’s column is not about the environment though I recommend the Pope’s challenging Encyclical Letter Laudato Si on ‘Care for Our Common Home’ written in 2015.
The word ‘climate’ sits easily with the Gospel – the climate in the Church, the climate of love, trust, mercy, openness, justice, transparency, forgiveness and reconciliation – each a dimension of Jesus’ new commandment of love, signs of his promise in today’s second reading from Revelation, ‘Behold, I make all things new!’
At times in the Church, things may not feel new at all but rather bogged down and stale - perhaps because the Church is too much about ‘the Church’ when the focus Jesus gives us is the Kingdom of God. Much as I love the hymn City of God, in fact we don’t ‘build’ anything – God is the Builder and our task is to bring forth the fruits of the Kingdom. The vision of John in Revelation is of a real place – the ‘new heaven and the new earth’, the new and transformed Jerusalem where we are at home with God.
"How marvellous it would be, if at the end of the day, each of us could say: today I have performed an act of charity towards others” - Pope Francis
The Charitable Works Fund is working every day to support faith-based services for the people of the Diocese of Broken Bay. In the video this week, you may recognise some of the churches and parklands, schools and hospitals that we are privileged to share with our neighbours.
Supporting the CWF puts your gift to work in our local faith community. Thank you for your kindness, your thoughtfulness and your generosity.
CatholicCare Hospital Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care Practitioner Program – where five Pastoral Care Practitioners reach over 3,000 patients, 700 families and over 180 hospital staff each year across seven hospitals in our Diocese.
Our next Movie Fundraiser will be on Wednesday, 5 June and the movie showing will be “Rocketman”. More details to follow shortly.
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
- Welcome to the Sacramental Program 2019-2020
- Registration Form 2019-2020
- Parish News
- Baptism of Young Children Program
- Nurturing Faith
- Stations of the Cross
First Communion Program
TryBooking Link for First Communion
The link will be sent to all parents on Sunday 19 May or Monday 20 May and will be open from Monday 19 May at 8.00pm.
Ritual: Presentation of the ‘Our Father’
Saturday 25 May Vigil 5.30pm or Sunday 26 May any Mass in the parish;
Families should attend one of these. Children are presented with an Our Father scroll during mass and will ask the community to pray for them.
Enrolment for 2019/2020 Children’s Sacramental Program
Tuesday 21 May Parish Centre 9-10am OR 6-7pm
Documentation: Handing in of completed registration form, copy of baptism certificate (unless baptised at SK or SC), photo (with child’s full name and Church for display noted on back) and Christian name only on the front, and a donation (usually $100).
Forming Family Preparation Groups: Parents are asked to confirm membership of groups (that have been organised) or to sign up for a group.
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]
"Beg God for the gift to love one another. Love all people, even your enemies, not because they are your brothers and sisters but that they may become such. Love them in order that you may be at all times on fire with love, whether toward those who have become your brothers and sisters or toward your enemies, so that by being beloved they may become your brothers and sisters.” [Sermon on John 10,7]"
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
News from GIFT - March 31
Recently the commercial freezer at Link Community Food Care stopped working, this freezer was used to store the GIFT meals we prepare so cook-offs were on hold until it could be replaced.
A huge THANK YOU to Darren Coleman at Winning Appliances Brookvale for sourcing a new freezer at a great price and donating $500 towards the cost – our community coming together to help our marginalised neighbours on the northern beaches.