Tuesday, August 23, 2016

What's on in September? | Catholic Faith & Life Events Guide



Catholic Faith and Life Events Guide

What's on in September?

September has much on offer in faith and ministry formation. With spring upon us and the weather warming we can be encouraged to "step out" and nurture the new life of faith that, like the spring flowers, may be coming into bloom.

Of special mention is a workshop on 22 September by Mr Nick Wagner. This international speaker brings a wealth of experience and insight in the area of sharing and nurturing faith. This workshop will assist us connecting each of our ministries with the task of sharing faith and welcoming people into our communities. See below for more details.


Liturgy Notes

Liturgy Notes is now available at www.liturgydow.org.au including music suggestions for September, Children's liturgy suggestions for August, the latest information on the Year of Mercy, and the latest updates to the Liturgy Handbook.

Contact Paul Mason 4222 2462 or paul.mason@dow.org.au for info.


Being Merciful: Practical Steps in Today's World

How do we 'BE' merciful in our parishes and neighbourhoods? Feeding the hungry, sheltering the traveller, visiting the sick, to forgive, provide comfort and prayer. These workshops, led by Deacon Peter Presdee (1/9) and Mr Sean Donovan (3/9 & 8/9) will focus upon the Corporal & Spiritual Works of Mercy and how we can lead lives of practical mercy with all whom we meet. Registration essential to Helen Bennett on 4222 2403 or helen.bennett@dow.org.au

THURSDAY 1 SEPTEMBER 2016
7pm-9pm
Parish Meeting Room
St Columbkille's Parish (99 Princes Highway Corrimal)

SATURDAY 3 SEPTEMBER 2016
2pm-5pm
Parish Hall
St Paul's Parish (24 Garrett St Moss Vale)

THURSDAY 8 SEPTEMBER 2016
7:30pm-9:30pm
Parish Hall
St John the Evangelist Parish (36 Cordeaux St Campbelltown)


What do I Hear? Effective Communication Within & Beyond Parish

Communication is critical to the success of our service to the parish and community. In this practical workshop participants will explore effective communication skills for advertising, inviting, engaging & supporting those involved and not yet involved in parish life. This is a 'stand-alone' session as part of the four week Life Giving Service – Skills for Involvement and Outreach series. Registration to Helen Bennett on 4222 2403 or helen.bennett@dow.org.au

TUESDAY 6 SEPTEMBER
7:30pm-9:30pm
Parish Meeting Room
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish (193 St Andrews Rd Varroville)


I'm in, Now What? Encouraging & Supporting Ongoing Involvement

How do we encourage and support those within our areas of ministry so that they can give of their best in an enthusiastic and ongoing way.  In this practical workshop participants will look at different ways to induct, train and care for those involved in parish life. This is a 'stand-alone' session as part of the four week Life Giving Service – Skills for Involvement and Outreach series. Registration to Helen Bennett on 4222 2403 or helen.bennett@dow.org.au

TUESDAY 13 SEPTEMBER
7:30pm-9:30pm
Parish Meeting Room
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish (193 St Andrews Rd Varroville)


We Did Well, Right? Renewing, Improving and Growing our Ministries

How do we know we're doing well? Answering this questions effectively enables us to improve and grow our area of service making it more effective within the parish. This session assists us with tools to review and plan for growth in our area of ministry.  This is a 'stand-alone' session as part of the 4 week Life Giving Service – Skills for Involvement and Outreach series. Registration to Helen Bennett on 4222 2403 or helen.bennett@dow.org.au

TUESDAY 20 SEPTEMBER
7:30pm-9:30pm
Parish Meeting Room
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish (193 St Andrews Rd Varroville)


Exploring Ministry - St Paul's Letter to the Corinthians

We are all called to discipleship and ministry, whether in home, work, church or communities. Living out our calling comes with both highs and lows, challenges and successes.  Through exploring St Paul's 2nd Letter to the Corinthians we will explore how St Paul coped with the ups and downs of his ministry, defending himself and continuing to do God's work.  Lessons to learn for our own lives.  Registration to Helen Bennett on 4222 2403 or helen.bennett@dow.org.au

WEDNESDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 2016
1pm - 3pm
Parish Meeting Room
St Columbkille's Parish (99 Princes Highway Corrimal)


Evangelisation & Ministry: A Liturgical Ministry Enrichment Workshop

We are all engaged in sharing faith with others. This special ministry formation event for 2016 features our International Guest Speaker Nick Wagner whom we have secured for one night only on his Australian tour. He has over 25 years experience in leading and training people in liturgical ministries. This workshop will assist us in connecting each of our ministries with the task of sharing faith and welcoming people into our communities. A special focus on how the community as a whole and those involved in specific liturgical ministries are, through the Sunday worship experience and the Rites of Initiation (children and adult), part of the task and practice of evangelisation and initiation. For further information contact Paul Mason 4222 2462 or paul.mason@dow.org.au. Registration to Helen Bennett on 4222 2403 or helen.bennett@dow.org.au.

THURSDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 2016
7:30pm-9:30pm
Xavier Conference Centre (38 Harbour St Wollongong)


Integral Ecology: Responding Creatively & Practically Across Social, Economic & Environmental Arenas

Everything is connected – society, relationships, environment and economics – in an integrated whole.  Pope Francis invites us to consider this deep interconnection as we strive to bring about a world where respect for human life and the environment go hand in hand.  This workshop will explore these connections and through discussion and reflection we will consider some ways in which we can respond in our practical day to day lives. Registration to Helen Bennett on 4222 2403 or helen.bennett@dow.org.au.

THURSDAY 29 SEPTEMBER 2016
7:30pm-9:30pm
Xavier Conference Centre (38 Harbour St Wollongong)










                                       
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Friday, August 19, 2016

Your Weekly Journey Catholic Radio Podcast | Episode 159



Journey Catholic Radio Podcast
This week on The Journey (Ep159)

On The Journeywe're joined by Sr Hilda Scott, sharing a story about the New Dad, Bruce Downes The Catholic Guy, Fr Dave Callaghan MGL and the Call, Trish McCarthy, Marilyn Rodrigues, and our Gospel Reflection with Fr Rick Healey (Albion Park, NSW). And, as always pm the Journey, we have fantastic music!

Visit www.jcr.org.au or www.itunes.jcr.org.au where you can listen anytime and subscribe to weekly shows by email. Got friends or family who you'd like to hear this show ever week? All you've got to do is send them this email and they can subscribe by clicking here.

The Journey is a weekly program developed by the Catholic Diocese of Wollongong and is the only Catholic radio program in Australia aired on general Christian radio.

Listen to the presenter inputs this week below:

LUKE 13: 22-30 with Fr Rick Healey
THE NEW DAD - Wisdom From The Abbey with Sr Hilda Scott OSB
LIVING YOUR LIST - The Catholic Guy with Bruce Downes
HEALED BY MERCY - The Call with Fr Dave Callaghan MGL
MY PLEASURE - Milk & Honey with Trish McCarthy
OVERSCHEDULING - The Peaceful Parent with Mariyn Rodrigues

Or listen to the full show (click the below graphic):

You can also listen to all our past shows at www.jcr.org.au

You can also subsribe to the Journey Catholic Radio Podcast on iTunes and have it automatically downloaded onto your iOS Podcast app or your iTunes Store. Click the following link to subscribe via iTunes:

We love to hear feedback and comments on the show too, so drop us an email at journey@dow.org.au or call (02) 4222 2407.

Yours in Christ


Jude Hennessy
Program Director

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Association of Child Welfare Agencies, new child protection training for schools, Frankly Speaking and more



Welcome to the Truth, Justice and Healing Council eNewsletter

August 2016
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Children must be listened to and reports of abuse taken seriously

Authority and respect for trusted institutions in Australian society should never override reports of danger to young people, Justice Peter McClellan told the Association of Children's Welfare Agencies in Sydney this week.

He said allegations made by children must be appropriately heard and investigated, regardless of where they originate, and without institutions or their leaders being able to diminish the preparedness of adults to act.

Read Justice McClellan's speech to the Association of Children's Welfare Agencies
15 August 2016

Judge says children reporting abuse must be taken seriously
SMH  - 15 August 2016

   
 

Frankly speaking...

This week the Royal Commission issued a rare statement on the question of a public hearing into the sexual abuse of children in immigration detention centres. It beggars belief that as the child abuse Royal Commission was underway, both major parties sanctioned the detention of children and young people in circumstances that were far from safe. It's hard not to see the situation on Nauru as another example of the inertia of governments to deal with glaring issues of abuse.

And speaking of inertia, the Federal Government has had the Royal Commission's final report calling for a national redress scheme since September last year, and we've heard nothing, unless you call a commitment to look at the recommendations a response. 

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New child protection training for school staff

Teachers and other education professionals will be able to develop their knowledge and understanding of contemporary issues and responses to safeguarding children and young people through a unique new course developed by the Australian Catholic University at the request of Catholic Education Melbourne being launched today.

New child protection training for school staff
Media  release from Catholic Education Commission of Victoria
9 August 2016

Read course outline

 
 

Newcastle Catholic public hearing postponed

The Royal Commission's public hearing to inquire into the response of Catholic Church authorities in the Maitland-Newcastle region to allegations of child sexual abuse by clergy and religious will now commence on Wednesday 31 August 2016. 

Case Study 43 was initially scheduled to start on Monday 29 August 2016, however it has been delayed to accommodate two additional hearing days for the public hearing into the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle.

Royal Commission statement
 
 
 

RC publishes submissions to Catholic wrap-up hearing

The Royal Commission has published 44 submissions received in response to Issues Paper 11, which deals with factors which may have contributed to the occurrence of child sexual abuse in Catholic institutions and the Church's response.

The issues paper and submissions will inform the Commission's final public hearing into the Catholic Church to be held in early 2017.

Read Commission media release
12 August 2016

Read submissions

 
 

RC Statement on Immigration Detention Centres

The Royal Commission announced this week it has an ongoing investigation in relation to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection's response to allegations of child sexual abuse in detention centres. Whether or not a public hearing is warranted has not been determined.

Royal Commission Statement on Immigration detention
 

South Australia to get a Children's Commissioner

SA Premier, Jay Weatherill has released draft legislation to implement Royal Commissioner Margaret Nyland's recommendation for a Children's Commissioner in South Australia.

Mr Weatherill announced a Children's Commissioner would be able to campaign for children's rights as well as investigate system-wide complaints.

Children's Commissioner's powers and functions to follow Nyland recommendations
Media release - Jay Weatherill - 16 August 2016

Ombudsman urged to investigate Families SA reports after Nyland Royal Commission finding
The Advertiser - 16 August 2016

Coming up

18 Aug 2016: Holy Name of Mary Parish presentation Hunters Hill
25 August 2016: Catholic Theological College Royal Commission seminar
29 August 2016 to 9 September 2016: Case study 43: Diocese of Maitland Newcastle hearing
12 September: Case study 44, Fr Farrell  - Dioceses of Parramatta
20 Sept 2016: St Aloysius College staff development day
31 September 2016: St Vincent De Paul social justice meeting
8 November 2016: Spirituality in the Pub, Notting Hill, Victoria

   
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