Newsletter August 19 | 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time| Year B

My flesh is real food and my blood is real drink.

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Anniversaries Mass

If you or anyone in your parish or community is celebrating an ordination, profession or marriage anniversary of 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 50, and 60 or more years please contact Archdiocesan Events with names, year of anniversary and address by September 7.

Mass will be held at St Patrick’s Church, 268 Grote St, Adelaide on Sunday September 30 at 2pm. RSVP by September 7 by contacting Archdiocesan events on 8210 8220 or email events@adelaide.catholic.org.au.

 

Migrant and Refugee Sunday – August 26
Mass in St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral, 2.30pm
Following Mass light refreshments and entertainment will be held in St Aloysius College Hall (Angas Street entrance). All welcome.
More info: Sr Nien 8210 8204

 19th August 2018 No 2.pdf

Newsletter August 12 | 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time| Year B

I am the living bread come down from heaven.

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Vocations Appeal

 

Vocation is a term which affirms the Christian vocation of every baptised person. We are all called to be committed followers of Jesus, who calls all of us to develop to our fullest potential, in order that we may be empowered to share our own individual gifts, talents, abilities and blessings as fully as possible, for the sake of  others.

Catholic Vocations Ministry Australia

 12th August 2018.pdf

Newsletter August 5 | 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time| Year B

Whoever comes to me will never be hungry; whoever believes in me will never thirst.

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  • Learn about the history and development of the Mass – why we do what we do each Sunday
  • Gain insight and knowledge about church space & architecture
  • Find out about Eucharistic devotions outside of Mass and  adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
  • Develop practical skills in preparing for Sunday Mass

NO PRIOR LEARNING REQUIRED                              

When: 7 – 9pm, Thursdays 23 August – 27 September
Where: Cathedral Hall, Wakefield Street, Adelaide
Cost: $50.00 (includes book of readings)
Presenter: Mrs Jenny O’Brien

To enrol, please phone Jenny on 8210 8286 or email  worship@ow.adelaide.catholic.org.au by Friday August 17 2018.

This course counts as a unit towards the Certificate of Pastoral Liturgy or for teachers in our Catholic Schools it is a Systems Accredited Module (SAM)

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URGENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  

Write to senators to oppose euthanasia. The Senate will soon vote on a Bill which would allow territories to legalise euthanasia and assisted suicide. Please contact your senators TODAY and ask them to protect vulnerable people by voting against the Bill. Visit the HOPE website to send your message http://www.noeuthanasia.org.au/sign

 Circular - Archdiocese of Adelaide 730 200718.pdf
 Letter to Faithful of the AA the DPP - 18.752.pdf
 5th August 2018.pdf

Newsletter July 29 | 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time| Year B

He distributed to those who were seated as much as they wanted

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Walk a Mile in My Boots

The Hutt St Centre invites you to join in their “Walk a Mile in My Boots” event to walk a mile for one of the 6,000 people experiencing homelessness and disadvantage in SA this winter. There are two events held on August 3 and August 10. 

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Join Fr Maurice Shinnick on a 15-day pilgrimage to the Holy Land (October 1-15 2018). Walk in the footsteps of Jesus, see the very places where He lived, performed his ministry, died and rose again. Option to travel on to Paray-le-Monial, the City of the Heart of Jesus in France to celebrate the feast day of St Margaret Mary Alacoque. Dead Sea (2 nights) / Bethlehem (2) / Caesarea Maritima / Haifa / Sea of Galilee (3) / Nazareth / Cana / Jerusalem (5). Optional 3 night extension to Paray-le-Monial (France). Call Harvest for more details: 1800 819 156 or visit harvestjourneys.com

 29th July.pdf

Newsletter July 22 | 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time| Year B

They were as sheep without a shepherd.

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RCIA National Conference 2018

The RCIA National Conference will be held in Melbourne from October 11-13 2018.  The conference has been organised by the national committee of the RCIA. Presenters have extensive experience in evangelisation. As it was not possible to have a local conference last year this conference will be a great opportunity to reignite our spark to evangelisation and the RCIA.

Details can be found on the attached flyer.  For more information please contact Deacon Michael Moore E: mchmr50@gmail.com T: 0423 371 201. 

 

 

 22nd July 2018.pdf


 

Newsletter July 15 | 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time| Year B

He called the Twelve, and began to send them out.

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Course on The Eucharist

Discover why we do what we do each Sunday and about Eucharistic devotions outside of Mass. No prior learning is required. Cost is only $50 for six Thursday nights from August 23 to September 27, 7-9pm in the Cathedral Hall. Presented by Jenny O’Brien from the Office for Worship.

For more info or to enrol, contact Lyn on 8210 8287 or email: worship@ow.adelaide.catholic.org.au.

 

 

 

 15th July 2018.pdf


 

Newsletter July 8 | 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time| Year B

A prophet is despised only in his own country.

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Plenary Council 2020

As you may be aware Pope Francis gave his approval for the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference to hold a Plenary Council in Australia in 2020. The involvement of our local church is crucial and further details will follow in the coming months. In the meantime, please check the website which has many useful resources: www.plenarycouncil.catholic.org.au. If you are keen to know more, feel free to contact Sarah Moffatt smoffatt@adelaide.catholic.org.au

 8th July 2018.pdf


 

Newsletter July 1 | 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time| Year B

Young girl, I say to you, arise

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Dear Brothers and Sisters,
It is with delight that I write to congratulate Father
Charles Gauci on his appo intment as Bishop of the
Diocese of Darwin.
This welcome news was announced by Pope Francis in
Rome last night. It coincides with the Holy Father’s
acceptance of the resignation of Bishop Hurley who is retiring
after serving the people of the Northern Territory so graciously
and diligently over the past 11 years and prior to that the
Diocese of Port Pirie for nine years.


This is a time for much rejoicing and thanksgiving for Fr
Gauci’s gifts as a priest and the opportunity he has been given
to be the shepherd of the faithful in our sister Diocese of
Darwin.
I know you will join me in offering your prayers and best
wishes to Fr Gauci, and to Bishop Hurley on this next stage of
their lives as disciples of Christ.
Yours in Christ
+Greg O’Kelly SJ
Apostolic Administrator

 1st July 2018.pdf

Newsletter June 24 | Nativity of John the Baptist| Year B

John is his name

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Holy Father’s Appeal – June 23/24

The Holy Father’s Appeal or Peter’s Pence Collection enables the Holy Father to respond with emergency financial assistance to requests of aid for the neediest throughout the world – those who suffer as a result of war, oppression, natural disasters and disease. 

 

 

 24th June 2018.pdf

Newsletter June 17 | Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time| Year B

The mustard seed, the smallest of all the seeds, grows into the biggest shrub of all.

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Eucharistic Celebration of the Feast of St Thomas the Apostle

St Francis Xavier Cathedral

Wakefield Street, Adelaide

Friday 29th of June 2018 at 7pm

 

 

 

 

 17th June 2018.pdf

Newsletter June 10 | Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time| Year B

Anyone who does the will of God, that person is my brother and sister and mother

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PROPAGATION OF THE FAITH APPEAL 2018

The 2018 Catholic Mission Church Appeal focuses on the work of the Church in supporting teachers working in remote communities in Myanmar, giving children a quality, child-centered education.

The Scripture quote from Isaiah 52:7  "How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of the messenger who announces peace, who brings good news ..."captures the essence of this work of mission in Myanmar, proclaiming peace and bringing good news.

Further information is available at:

http://www.catholicmission.org.au/wmm 

 

 10th June 2018 amended.pdf

Newsletter June 3 | Body and Blood of Christ | Year B

This is my body. This is my blood.

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157. Meeting Jesus in the Scriptures leads us to the Eucharist, where the written word attains its greatest efficacy, for there the living Word is truly present. In the Eucharist, the one true God receives the greatest worship the world can give him, for it is Christ himself who is offered. When we receive him in Holy Communion, we renew our covenant with him and allow him to carry out ever more fully his work of transforming our lives.

Apostolic Exhortation GAUDETE ET EXSULTATE of the Holy Father Francis on The Call to Holiness in Today's World.

 

 

 

 3rd June 2018.pdf

Newsletter May 27 | Trinity Sunday | Year B

Glory to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit: to God who is, who was, and who is to come.

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Would you like to know more about why we do what we do at Mass?  “Making the most of the Mass” is a simple one hour presentation to be offered around the Parish in the month of June.  Presented by Jenny O’Brien, it looks at the history, the meaning and the structure of the Mass.  Guaranteed enlightening and entertaining.  Tea and coffee to follow.

Thurs 7th June, 7pm – Cathedral Hall, Adelaide Cathedral

Thurs 14th June, 7.30pm – St Mary’s Church

Tues 19th June, 7pm – Dulwich Parish Hall, Dulwich

Wed 20th June, 10am - Dulwich Parish Hall, Dulwich

A presentation will also be offered at Queen of Angels Church, Thebarton later in the year.

 27 May 2018.pdf

Newsletter May 20 | Pentecost Sunday | Year B

The Spirit of truth will guide you into all the truth.

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Marian Procession and Peace Rally

The 2018 Marian Procession and Peace Rally will be held on Sunday, May 20 in Pilgrim Peace Park in the South Parklands, situated between South Terrace, Peacock Road, Greenhill Road and Sir Lewis Cohen Avenue, where adequate parking should be available.

The Procession commences at 2pm and you are asked to assemble behind your parish or community notice by 1:30pm at the starting point adjacent to Sir Lewis Cohen Avenue. The event is expected to end shortly before 4pm.

  • Remember to wear a hat, and bring an umbrella.
  • Siebert Funeral Directors will kindly provide water on the day.
  • Should the weather be so inclement that a decision is made to cancel the event, every effort will be made to broadcast on local ABC radio 891 during the morning along with an email to each Parish Priest.

In honour of Our Lady, there will be a collection to support the work of Caritas.

For more information contact Archdiocesan Events – T: 8210 8220 or E: events@adelaide.catholic.org.au

 20 May 2018.pdf

Newsletter May 13 | Ascension Sunday | Year B

Go teach all people my Gospel

Please find details below about the Funeral Liturgies for Emeritus Archbishop Leonard Faulkner.

• The Vigil Liturgy will take place on Sunday May 13 at 7.30pm at St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral.
• Night prayer will be offered at 10.00pm at St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral.
• Morning prayer from the Office of the Dead will be offered at 8.00am, Monday 14 May at St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral.
• The Mass of Christian Burial then commence at 11.00am at St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral followed by a procession and guard of honour in Victoria Square.
• The Rite of Committal at the Catholic Cemetery at West Terrace will take place at 2.00pm.

 13 May 2018 - Archbishop Faulkner.pdf

Newsletter May 6 | Sixth Sunday of Easter | Year B

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 6 May 2018.pdf

Newsletter April 29 | Fifth Sunday of Easter | Year B

Upcoming events

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  • May 19 – Youth Pentecost Vigil, Queen of Angels, Thebarton 4pm until late. Catholic Office for Youth and Young Adults and the Cathedral Parish invite young people across the archdiocese to come together and celebrate their faith. The event will feature much-loved American musician and and evangelist Steve Angrisano, who will lead youth aged 16-35 in praise and worship. Click here to read The Southern Cross story.
  • May 20 – Marian Procession and Peace Rally, Pilgrim Peace Park, South Parklands, assemble: 1.30pm, procession 2pm – To mark the historic apparitions that took place in the town of Lourdes, France in 1858. Click here to read The Southern Cross story.
  • May 26 – Diocesan Service for Christian Unity at St Francis Xavier's Cathedral, 2pm – 4pm – Archbishop Philip Wilson would like to invite all parishioners to participate in the inaugural event – he will address the importance of Ecumenism for Catholics and its connection to renewal. Refreshments will be served later in the Cathedral Hall where participants can share some reflections. RSVP by May 4 to Events office 8210 8220.

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Newsletter April 22 | Fourth Sunday of Easter | Year B

Upcoming events

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED at the Marian Procession and Peace Rally – Sunday May 20, 2018 – Pilgrim Peace Park (next to Veale Gardens in South Parklands), Assemble 1.30pm—Procession 2pm
We need of volunteers to fill a range of roles including to help us unload chairs in the morning from 10.30am. We are looking at setting up almost 4000 chairs so any help would be much appreciated. Food and drink will also be provided for volunteers. For more info phone events office on 8210 8220.

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Also in this issue:

Pentecost Vigil (Saturday May 19) – Queen of Angels Church, Thebarton from 4pm to late, including 6pm Mass and 7.30pm concert
– an opportunity for young people across the Archdiocese to come together and celebrate their faith one big community! The event will feature a concert from Steve Angrisano, a fan favourite from multiple World Youth Days and Australian Catholic Youth Festivals! Enjoy an evening full of live music, inspiring testimonies, delicious food and prayer as a community. More info: www.cathyouthadelaide.org.au
 

 22 April 2018.pdf


 

Newsletter April 15 | Third Sunday in Easter | Year B

Lord Jesus, make your word plain to us

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ROAD CLOSURE: “TASTING AUSTRALIA”
On Monday 16 April, a full road closure of Reconciliation Plaza will occur from 4pm until midnight for the Australian Tourism exchange welcome evening.

DONATIONS TO SUPPORT THE HOMELESS
Thanks to all who donated bed linen and towels for the Adelaide Day Centre for Homeless Persons. The Centre was delighted with the amount donated by our parishioners.
"Thank you very much for your donation of linen, towels and household necessities. – Sr Janet (Mead) Joyce (CEO) and all at the Adelaide Day Centre are very grateful for your support."
Some more single sheets would be greatly appreciated. And as winter approaches, men’s beanies, socks and gloves are also needed – items must be clean and in good condition.
Please place your gift in the labelled containers in the porches of our churches over the weekends of 22 and 29 April. Members of the parish’s Umbrella Christian Social Action Group will deliver them to the Centre.

ANZAC DAY EVE MASS AT SFX – each year we celebrate ANZAC Day with a Vigil Mass. Please join us on Tuesday April 24 at 5.45pm followed by a procession to War Memorial on North Terrace for a Youth Vigil. For more info: contact events office events@adelaide.catholic.org.au or 8210 8220.

 15 April 2018.pdf


 

Newsletter April 8 | Second Sunday in Easter | Year B

Divine Mercy Sunday

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FAREWELL
This week we say goodbye to both Fr Fredy and Fr Biju John. We thank them for their strong commitment to the Adelaide Cathedral Parish and the Syro-Malabar community. We wish them well in their future ministries. They will be greatly missed.

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY
This year, the Divine Mercy Sunday celebrations will start at 1.30pm on Sunday 8 April at St Patrick’s Church, Grote Street. We start with devotions, prayers and the sacrament of Reconciliation followed by Mass. All welcome.

THE WORD IN THE CHURCH’S LITURGY
This course, offered by Jenny O’Brien from the Office for
Worship, will help you to understand the role of the Scriptures in the Church’s liturgy and how the Word of God is a source of ongoing nourishment for faith. Six Tuesday nights, 7–9pm, 8 May to 12 June 2018 at the Ministry & Liturgy Centre, Thebarton. Cost (including book of readings) is $50, payable on first night. Suitable for Ministers of the Word, RCIA team leaders, teachers and Mass-goers. Contact Lyn: 8152 7806 or email worship@ow.adelaide.catholic.org.au to enrol or for more info.

ROAD CLOSURE: “TASTING AUSTRALIA”
On Monday 16 April, a full road closure of Reconciliation Plaza will occur from 4pm until midnight for the Australian Tourism exchange welcome evening.

 8 April 2018.pdf

Newsletter April 1 | Easter Sunday | Year B

Easter

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A time of hope, a time of great hope! In a world so often rattled, so often struggling to make sense of the violence, the injustices, illness, poverty and death, Christ brings hope.
In Jesus Christ, God has become truly one of us, experiencing all that is truly human, our joys, our sorrows, betrayals, rejection, tempted with despair, experiencing great physical pain so that we would know that we are never abandoned and betrayed by our God. The resurrection of Jesus really happened and reveals to us that we also share in that
resurrection no matter how bad things can get in life, we still matter absolutely to God and he will always hold us in the palm of his hand, loving us more than any parent or human lover can ever love us.
Thanks be to God for Jesus Christ, in this knowledge that nothing can come between us and the love of God made
visible in Jesus the way, the truth and the life.

Father Charles Gauci.

 

 1 April 2018.pdf

Newsletter March 25 | Palm Sunday in Lent | Year B

Project Compassion 2018

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A Just Future Starts with Opportunity– Psyche Mae

When Psyche Mae featured in Project Compassion 2008, she was living in a squatter settlement, on the edge of a giant rubbish dump outside Manila in the Philippines. Her family was forced to pick through the rubbish to sell what they could to survive.
In 2018, Psyche Mae is now a young social worker, achieving her dream of helping others struggling to leave poverty behind them – with plans to study a Master’s degree.
Thanks to the support of individuals and Caritas Australia through Project Compassion, the Faithful Companions of Jesus (FCJ) program helps people like Psyche Mae to learn job and income-generating skills, encourages education, addresses health and runs programs that enable members to save money and take out small, low interest loans. It’s estimated around 5000 people are assisted directly or indirectly by this program.
Psyche Mae’s mother is now a full-time sewer at home and her father works with the House Repair program, run by FCJ. Her brother, Franklin has graduated from tertiary education and is working in IT, while her other two brothers and her sister are studying hard. With their jobs and the help of a community savings plan – Psyche Mae’s entire family managed to lift themselves out of poverty and build a just future.

 25 March 2018.pdf
 2018 Holy Week Times Booklet.pdf
 Good Friday Children Stations Poster.pdf

Newsletter March 18 | Fifth Sunday in Lent | Year B

Project Compassion 2018

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A Just Future Starts with Education– Ditosa, Mozambique

Ditosa is a young girl from Mozambique who hopes to go to university and become a police officer. Featured in Project Compassion 2013, Ditosa faced a challenging future with food scarcity, little education and few job prospects. Cared for by her grandmother and aunt, after her parents died of AIDS-related illnesses, they also lost their home and livelihoods in severe flooding.
Thanks to the support of Project Compassion, Caritas Australia and Caritas Regional Chokwe (CRC) helped Ditosa’s family to build a new house and assisted with transport fees, school materials and fees, to help Ditosa to stay at school.
Ditosa attended the Matuba Children’s Centre (set up by Caritas in 2007) which provides vulnerable children, like Ditosa, with lunch, study help, and computer and income-generating skills training.

In 2018, Ditosa has graduated from school and is ambitious for the future.
“Without the support of the people from Australia and Caritas I would not have been given this opportunity to continue my schooling.”
Ditosa dreams of going to university to continue studying and secure an even brighter future.

 18 March 2018.pdf
 2018 Holy Week Times Booklet.pdf
 Good Friday Children Stations Poster.pdf

Newsletter March 11 | Fourth Sunday in Lent | Year B

Project Compassion 2018

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A Just Future Starts with Culture – Evangeline, Australia
Evangeline is strengthening Aboriginal culture, while making a living for herself and creating opportunities for her community. Featured in Project Compassion 2016, Evangeline was employed by the Caritas Australia supported Djilpin Arts Aboriginal Corporation and quickly rose to the role of Senior Artsworker.
Her work at Djilpin Arts has supported the organisation’s growth from a multi-media project to a multi-level contemporary arts and culture centre. An example of excellence in Indigenous tourism, it’s now a key employer for young people in the remote Northern Territory community of Beswick (Wugularr).
This year, in 2018, Evangeline is busy guiding tourists, coordinating cultural activities and helping community members to practice and market their arts, such as weaving and jewellery-making.

“Now we have a new gallery up. And we have our new kitchens, we look after these and we now maintain this to make sure it’s running okay and in good condition. We’re also trying to open up another tour for tourists to go around the waterfall, we’re just planning that now.”

Evangeline’s career has flourished and she has become an inspirational youth leader.

Evangeline says that Caritas Australia’s support for Djilpin Arts, through Project Compassion, is vital for all Wugularr’s young people. Although their families do their best to pass on knowledge, Elders are dying and she is keen to spearhead the preservation of culture and lore for future generations.
 
“It’s good for them to learn and to keep their culture strong,” Evangeline says.

 11 March 2018.pdf
 2018 Holy Week Times Booklet.pdf
 Good Friday Children Stations Poster.pdf

Newsletter March 4 | Third Sunday in Lent | Year B

Project Compassion 2018

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Bayani's Story

Bayan started attending one of Jordan’s Caritas Schools which operates on Saturdays, providing tuition to disadvantaged students. The school enables young people like Bayan to catch up and integrate into the Jordanian school system, providing them with the opportunity to further their education.
“There are 8000 refugee students who study in our 25 schools,” says Abeer, Caritas Education and Protection Co-ordinator.
“The school brings them back to a normal life, as they start to dream again.” Bayan’s mother says school changed Bayan’s psychological state, giving
 her a sense of tranquillity.
“I would not be able to read and write,” says Bayan. “I would feel lost, as if I
 knew nothing about the world. School has the power to lift us up, so we can
 reach our goals and learn quickly.” Bayan’s teacher says many of
 the refugee children are thriving in the school environment.
“We have a group of students who need us. They love the school, were afraid but found safety, security and tranquility,” Butheina, her teacher, says. “At first
 Bayan was quiet... and did not have any participation. Afterwards, she has
 become active and has given her best.” Caritas provides a broad range of
 other education services, including preparing pre-school children for school
 and supporting students who have missed out on schooling to return to the
 education system. The program includes counselling and nutritious meals and
 snacks whilst students attend school. It also funds the bus which transports the children safely to school. The drivers and bus monitors are trained in how to protect the students – and the children enjoy the journey, singing and talking along the way.

 4 March 2018.pdf
 2018 Holy Week Times Booklet.pdf

Newsletter February 25 | Second Sunday in Lent | Year B

Project Compassion 2018

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RATTANAK'S STORY

Rattanak is a skilled young barber, living an independent life in rural Cambodia. But it wasn’t always that way. As a child he contracted polio and also became deaf. Like many people who are deaf or hard of hearing, Rattanak faced isolation at home, with a lack of opportunity to escape poverty.
His sister discovered the Deaf Development Program (DDP), run by Caritas Australia partner, Maryknoll Cambodia. It provides sign language, job training and interpreting services to people aged 16 and over who are deaf or hard of hearing and aims to raise awareness about deafness in the hearing community.
So far, it’s helped over 430 deaf or hard of hearing people with their education and more than 200 people to find jobs.  It has also trained more than 300 people without deafness as sign language interpreters
Rattanak graduated from its education program in 2010, returning the following year to train as a barber. The DDP then helped him to set up his shop in his parent’s house in the village.
Having emerged from his isolated world at home, Rattanak is now running a successful business, supporting himself and his wife...and now a baby.
 

 25 Feb 2018.pdf
 2018 Holy Week Times Booklet.pdf

Newsletter February 18 | First Sunday in Lent | Year B

Project Compassion 2018

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This year our Project Compassion theme is: A Just Future.

Through your generous support of Caritas Australia you are empowering young people to build a just future for themselves, their families and their communities.

A Just Future starts with You.

Holy Week and Easter Timetable PDF below in booklet form


 

 18 Feb 2018.pdf
 2018 Holy Week Times Booklet.pdf

Newsletter February 11 | Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time | Year B

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The St Mary's Church Community enjoyed a shared supper in the car park on Friday evening, 2nd of February.  This was an opportunity to meet new parishioners and catch up in general over some delicious food and wine.

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Newsletter February 4 | Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time | Year B

Upcoming events:

Saturday February 10, 11.30am – Our Lady of Lourdes Mass and Sacrament of the Sick
St Patrick's Church, Grote Street, Adelaide

Sunday February 11, 2.30pm – Feast of St Josephine Bakhita
St Francis Xavier's Cathedral

Wednesday February 14 – Ash Wednesday and launch of Project Compassion
St Francis Xavier's Cathedral – Mass 12.10pm followed by fish burger lunch
in Mary MacKillop Plaza.

Sunday February 18, 2pm – Rite of Election
St Patrick's Church, Grote Street, Adelaide

Wednesdays, 1pm to 1.30pm: February 28, March 7 and 14 – Adelaide Fringe event
free lunchtime concerts – click here for more info.

Lenten Stational Masses begin February 22click here for the full list.

 4 Feb 2018.pdf


 

Newsletter January 28 | Fourth Sunday Ordinary Time | Year B

And his teaching made a deep impression on them because, unlike the scribes, he taught them with authority.

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The people were so astonished that they started asking each other what it all meant. 'Here is a teaching that is new' they said 'and with authority behind it: he gives orders even to unclean spirits and they obey him.' And his reputation rapidly spread everywhere, through all the surrounding Galilean countryside.

 

AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY Adelaide Campus, Event dates for 2018
Gospel Series
Wednesday 7 March, 7–9pm: Preparing for Easter
Wednesday 17 October 10am–12pm: Gospel of Luke
Wednesday 17 October, 7–9pm: Gospel of Luke (repeated)
May Short Courses
Four-week series on the Theology of Childhood
Presenter: Rev Dr James McEvoy
ACU Annual Public Lecture
Tuesday 7 August, 7.30–9pm
Presenter: Prof Philip Cunningham (immediate past president of the International Council of Christians and Jews)
August Short Courses
Four-week series on the Bible
Presenter: Rev Dr Michael Trainor

 LNewsletter 28 Jan 2018.pdf

Newsletter January 21 | Third Sunday Ordinary Time | Year B

The Kingdom of God is near, believe the Good News!

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As he was walking along by the Sea of Galilee he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net in the lake - for they were fishermen. And Jesus said to them, 'Follow me and I will make you into fishers of men.' And at once they left their nets and followed him.

 

AUSTRALIA DAY MASS
Friday, 26 January 2018 at 9am in St Francis Xavier Cathedral
For more than 60 years a special celebration of the Eucharist has been held in St Francis Xavier Cathedral to celebrate Australia Day. We come together to celebrate and give thanks for this wonderful country and to recognise the richness and diversity of the people who call Australia home. All are welcome to join us on this special occasion.

 

Free Lenten Reflection Booklet
Renewing through Lent 2018

Ways to use the Lenten reflection booklet

Besides making copies available to individual parishioners, you might consider other ways to use the Lenten reflection booklet:

• Run a Lenten reflection group
• Distribute copies to housebound individuals
• Share copies with your local parish school for use with staff and/or parents
• Distribute to PPC, PFC members—anyone sharing in parish ministries
• Share copies with those loosely connected to the worship community

 

 21 Jan 2018.pdf


 

Newsletter January 14 | Second Sunday Ordinary Time | Year B

We have found the Messiah: Jesus Christ, who brings us truth and grace.

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Free Lenten Reflection Booklet
Renewing through Lent 2018

The Office for Renewing Parishes, in collaboration with the Office for Worship, is offering a free Lenten reflection booklet to parishes, schools, and communities in the Archdiocese.

The A5 full colour, 20-page booklet features brief, easy-to-read reflections for Ash Wednesday and five Sundays in Lent.  As well, the booklet features Eight Gospel Characteristics of a Healthy, Vibrant, Renewing Parish—a fundamental lens guiding the outlook of leadership teams across the Archdiocese.  Each parish, school, and community has been invited to give individual expression to the Eight Gospel Characteristics, hence we are encouraging creative reflection during this renewing ‘season of grace’ so that all Catholics might better understand and support this central priority for the Archdiocese.

Order Information

A PDF of the Lenten reflection booklet will be available to review by Wednesday, 17 January (the booklet will have a similar format to our popular Advent booklet).  So that the Office for Renewing Parishes can print these booklets in time for distribution prior to Lent, we must receive orders by Friday 19 January.

Please order via email renewing@adelaide.catholic.org.au or phone Denise on 8210 8269.  Please provide details of your name, contact number, parish, and number of booklets.

Ways to use the Lenten reflection booklet

Besides making copies available to individual parishioners, you might consider other ways to use the Lenten reflection booklet:

• Run a Lenten reflection group
• Distribute copies to housebound individuals
• Share copies with your local parish school for use with staff and/or parents
• Distribute to PPC, PFC members—anyone sharing in parish ministries
• Share copies with those loosely connected to the worship community

 14 Jan 2018 - .pdf


 

Newsletter December 31 | Holy Family | Year B

Jesus, Mary and Jospeh

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Prayer for the Family

Jesus, Mary and Joseph, in you we
contemplate the splendour of true love,
to you we turn with trust.
Holy Family of Nazareth,
grant that our families too
may be places of communion and prayer,
authentic schools of the Gospel
and small domestic churches.
Holy Family of Nazareth,
may families never again
experience violence, rejection and division:
may all who have been hurt or scandalised
find ready comfort and healing.
Holy Family of Nazareth, make us once more mindful
of the sacredness of the family,
and its beauty in God’s plan.
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, graciously hear our
prayer. Amen.
Glory be to the Father, and to the son, and to the
Holy Spirit:  As it was in the beginning, is now and
ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

 Newsletter for weekend of 30-31 Dec 2017.pdf


 

Newsletter January 7 | Epiphany | Year B

We have come from the east to worship the king.

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Some of the notices featured this week:

Annette Heinemann accepted a position as Hospital Chaplain at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. This means that Annette will not continue her ministry as Pastoral Associate with our
Parish. Annette has given many years of faithful service to our community. We wish her well in her new ministry. Annette’s many years of experience in nursing ministry will enhance her ministry in this new role.


At present, a lot of work is being done to ensure that our confessionals are updated to contemporary standards involving safety for everyone.


A special collection was taken up to support the work of the Aboriginal Catholic Mission on Christmas Day. The Cathedral Parish raised $13,025, a record high amount. Thank you for supporting this cause.

 Newsletter 7 Jan 2018.pdf

Newsletter December 24 | Fourth Sunday of Advent | Year B

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

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Please Note that the Catholic Archdiocesan Office and the Adelaide Cathedral Office is now closed and will reopen on Tuesday, the 2nd of January.

The emergency number for a priest is printed in the newsletter.

A Christmas Timetable has been included with this submission.

Enjoy a peaceful, prayerful, joyful and safe Christmas.

 

 

 

 Christmas Mass time parish 2017.pdf
 Newsletter 24 Dec-2.pdf

Newsletter December 17 | Third Sunday of Advent | Year B

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St Francis Xavier's Cathedral Family Christmas Eve Mass – December 24, 6pm
Families who wish to participate in the preparation for the Family Christmas Eve Mass at the Cathedral please contact Debbie on 8210 9318 or email dripley@acp.adelaide.catholic.org.au

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Also in this issue:

  • Parish office closure
  • Change of venue for Holy Hour
  • Cathedral parish infant and baptism program
  • Message from Fr James Valladares re 75th birthday, golden jubilee and 30th anniversary of ministry in Adelaide archdiocese
  • plus more, please download pdf below.

 Newsletter 17 Dec.pdf


 

Newsletter December 10 | Second Sunday of Advent | Year B

Blessing the Nativity Cribs

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Many children brought their Nativity Cribs to the Cathedral last Sunday evening to have them blessed in preparation for Christmas.  Each child also took a small bundle of blessed straw home with them.

Novena of the Christ Child will be held at the Cathedral.  All young families are welcome to participate and attend.  See details attached.

Family Christmas Eve Masses across the parish will welcome children to come dressed as their favorite Nativity Character.

 Newsletter 10 Dec.pdf
 Novena.pdf


 

Newsletter December 3 | First Sunday of Advent | Year B

FEAST IN HONOUR OF OUR LADY MARY

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FEAST IN HONOUR OF OUR LADY MARY
IMMACULATE CONCEPTION: SUN 10 DEC
Queen of Angels Church, South Road, Thebarton
Programme — Wed 6 Dec: 7.15pm Rosary and Confession, 7.30pm TRIDUUM Mass with Teaching on Vocations Thu 7 Dec: 10.30am Rosary and Confession, 11am TRIDUUM Mass of the Anointing of the Sick
Fri 8 Dec: 7.15pm Rosary and Confession, 7.30pm TRIDUUM Mass of the
Deceased
Sun 10 Dec: 10am Solemn Mass Feast Day for The Immaculate
Conception and the Thebarton Community of the Adelaide Parish, 11am Procession with the Statue of Mary within the grounds of Queen of Angels, 12pm Lunch consisting of three courses, sweets & coffee, includes beer, wine & soft drinks at Thebarton Community Centre, Cnr Ashwin Pde & South Rd. $40 Adults/$15 Children (under 15)/$100 Families of five.

 

 Newsletter 3 Dec (2).pdf
 Thebarton Festa Flyer 2017.doc
 Christmas Mass time parish 2017.pdf


 

Newsletter November 26 | Our Lord Jesus Christ, Universal King | Year A

New! Advent Reflection Booklet: Renewing through Advent 2017

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The Office for Renewing Parishes, with the assistance of the Office for Worship, is offering a free Advent reflection booklet to parishes, schools and communities in the Archdiocese.

The A5 full colour, 16-page booklet features brief, easy to read reflections for each of the four Sundays in Advent.  As well, the booklet features Eight Gospel Characteristics of Healthy, Vibrant, Renewing Parish—a fundamental document informing the work of leadership teams throughout the Archdiocese. 

 Newsletter 26 Nov (2)ph.pdf
 Advent Booklet (a).pdf


 

Newsletter November 19 | 33rd Week in Ordinary Time | Year A

First World Day of the Poor

His Holiness Pope Francis has designated the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, 19 November 2017, as the First World Day of the Poor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Newsletter 19 Nov (2).pdf


 

Newsletter November 12 | 32nd Week in Ordinary Time | Year A

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"The bridegroom is here! Go out and meet him."

In this week's newsletter:

  • Cathedral closure Saturday November 18
  • Vinnies Appeal Sunday November 19
  • Memorial Mass at St Peter Claver Church
  • Catholic Charities Thanksgiving Mass and Expo – Tuesday December 5
  • Altar servers needed
  • Family parish sacrament program for school-aged children (2017/2018 cycle)
  • Plus more information - please download newsletter below.

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Photo: The millions of people starving in East Africa and Yemen were in the prayers and close to the hearts of those who attended the feast of St Daniel Comboni at St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral on October 15 – click here to read online version.

The November issue of The Southern Cross is now available in Church porches.

 Newsletter 12 Nov (2).pdf


 

Newsletter November 5 | 31st Week in Ordinary Time | Year A

Happy Golden Jubilee of Episcopal Ordination Archbishop Leonard Faulkner

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The greatest among you must be your servant. Anyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and anyone who humbles himself will be exalted.

 

 

 

 Newsletter 5 Nov (2).pdf


 

Newsletter October 29 | 30th Week in Ordinary Time | Year A

A day to commemorate the joint Christian fellowship of the Lutheran Church and the Catholic Church in Australia.

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Lutheran Reformation – Tuesday October 31 2017
What it is?

A day to commemorate the joint Christian fellowship of the Lutheran Church and the Catholic Church in Australia. Please find the day program attached. General public are invited to all activities including breakfast that will be available outside Bethlehem House after Morning Prayer and dinner which can be registered for at $15 per head via www.50500.lca.org.au  There will also be a bus available for participants to travel between venues. Please register ahead of time if you wish to utilise this service as spaces are limited. Please note mobility impaired or disabled participants will have priority.  Tickets can be purchased at the door.

 

 

 

 

http://www.adelaide.catholic.org.au/__files/f/24979/1.%20Calendar%20of%20Events%20(1).pdf

 Newsletter 29 Oct (2).pdf


 

Newsletter October 22 | 29th Week in Ordinary Time | Year A

Feast of St Daniel Comboni of Sudan and Central African

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Tuesday October 10, 2017: was the “Feast of St Daniel Comboni of Sudan and central African” and the African Catholic Community had a Mass on Sunday 15/10/2017, at 2:30 PM in the Cathedral. At the mass 4 children and one adult were baptised and one confirmation during the mass. The mass was well attended by the African Catholic community. Saint Daniele Comboni was an Italian Roman Catholic bishop who served in the missions in Africa.

Clem Kuek

 Newsletter22 Oct (2).pdf


 

Newsletter October 15 | 28th Week in Ordinary Time | Year A

2017 World Mission Appeal

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Catholic Mission’s National Director, Father Brian Lucas, says the Sisters’ challenge to minister in a Vietnamese community is immense. ‘Under the communist government in Vietnam, Church activities are limited to within the walls of the church itself,’ he says.

‘What the Sisters are doing is extraordinary under the circumstances, as they reach out to Vietnam’s forgotten farming families living in isolated communities like Xuan Son,’ Father Lucas says. ‘One third of the children living in these communities suffer from stunted growth and other birth defects due to polluted water and malnutrition.’

Throughout World Mission Month in October, the appeal will specifically raise funds for the various aspects of the Sisters’ program, including a new water filter for the kindergarten and pastoral centre from where the program is operated.

https://www.catholicmission.org.au/news/mediareleases/946-world-mission-month-to-launch-this-week-with-vietnam-focus

 

 Newsletter 15 Oct (2).pdf

Newsletter October 8 | 27th Week in Ordinary Time | Year A

October edition of the Southern Cross now available

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'A Taste of Italy at Carnevale' – cover story of the October issue of The Southern Cross, click on this link to read the online version.

Some photos of this event can be viewed now – click here.

 

 Newsletter 8 Oct (2).pdf


 

Newsletter October 1 | 26th Week in Ordinary Time | Year A

First Collection Renewal

First Collection Renewal - During the month of October
The first collection renewal aims to raise awareness of the importance of the First Collection and the need to increase our contribution.
Thank you to those many generous parishioners who support our priests and deacons through the First Collection.
We offer support to our priests by our prayers and encouragement as well as by ensuring their well-being.

There will be a special collection across the parish on Sunday October 8.

http://www.adelaide.catholic.org.au/__files/f/24812/First%20Collection%202017.pdf

 

 

 Newsletter 1 Oct (2).pdf


 

Newsletter September 24 | 25th Week in Ordinary Time | Year A

Social Justice Sunday

Drawing inspiration from the teachings of Jesus and the unswerving vision of Pope Francis, this year’s Statement is a response to calls for economic justice and for societies that are founded on justice, offering dignity and inclusion to every person. Further, it makes links with the 1992 Statement, ‘Common Wealth for the Common Good’, acknowledging that whilst many have enjoyed a quarter century of continuous growth, inequality has been increasing, particularly in recent times.

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http://www.socialjustice.catholic.org.au/.

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 Newsletter 24 Sep (2).pdf


 

Newsletter September 17 | 24th Week in Ordinary Time | Year A

Catholic Charities Month

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Jesus said, 'You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. The second resembles it: You must love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang the whole Law, and the Prophets also.'


Matthew 11:25-30

There will be a special collection throughout the parish next Sunday, September 24, in support of Catholic Charities

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http://www.adelaide.catholic.org.au/charity-and-giving/catholic-charities/about-catholic-charities-

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 Newsletter 17 Sep (2).pub.CURRENT.pdf


 

Newsletter September 10 | 23rd Week in Ordinary Time | Year A

Child Protection Sunday

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Child Protection Sunday provides us with an opportunity to celebrate the presence of children and young people in our parish and communities as we continue to encourage a community to be a safe environment for all. 

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Picture: This Sunday children will decorate the churches with their colour-in sheets.

Read also ’See me, hear me’ theme for Child Protection Sunday published on The Southern Cross news site.

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 Newsletter 10 Sep (2).pdf


 

Newsletter September 3 | 22nd Week in Ordinary Time | Year A

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In this newsletter:

  • RCIA meetings start Sept 7
  • Child Protection Sunday Sept 10 – pick up colouring in sheets to be diso
  • September is Catholic Charities month
  • Young adults "witnesses" meeting every Sun 7pm
  • RCIA State Confrence - register Sept 13
  • Pilgrimage to India
  • Gospel series - Engaging in the Gospel of Mark by Rev Dr Michael Trainor starting October
  • plus more events, community news, rosters and notices – please download newsletter below.

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Photo: The Archdiocese celebrated the rich diversity of the Catholic community at the annual Migrant and Refugee Sunday Mass in St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral and at a multicultural celebration in the adjacent St Aloysius’ College gymnasium on August 27. Full story – click here.

To hear Archbishop Wilson's podcast – A moment for Australia to respond to refugees – again: click here

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 Newsletter 3 Sep (2).pdf


 

Newsletter August 27 | 21st Week in Ordinary Time | Year A

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Re: Formed - The Catholic Faith on Demand - would you like to better know, live and share your Catholic faith? Download newsletter below for more info.

Dear Friends – This resource has a lot of valuable information on many aspects of our faith. We are all at different places in our faith journey within our Catholic church family. These many presentations cover many spiritualities and accordingly some will find some articles more helpful than others. Anyone who wants to follow up any questions from any of the presentations are welcome to talk to me. Fr Gauci

Also in this issue:

  • Message from Archbishop Wilson re Spring Ember Day Friday Sept 1
  • Temporary change to Mass times due to priests attending clergy retreat days - Sept 29, 30 and 31.
  • RCIA meetings start Sept 7
  • Child Protection Sunday Sept 10
  • September is Catholic Charities month
  • Blackfriars Priory school 2018 music and organ scholarships
  • plus more events, community news, rosters and notices – please download newsletter below.

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Photo: Migrant and Refugee Sunday 2016 celebration in St Patrick's Church, Adelaide.

2017 Migrant and Refugee Sunday will be celebrated on Sunday August 27 at 2.30pm in St Francis Xavier's Cathedral and this year's celebration will include a book launch – Journeys of Faith – in the Judith Redden Hall at St Aloysius College - entrance off Angas Street. All welcome.

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 Newsletter 27 August (2).pdf


 

Newsletter August 20 | 20th Week in Ordinary Time | Year A

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So many events coming up – save these dates:

Migrant and Refugee Sunday - August 27, 2.30pm in St Francis Xavier's Cathedral followed by light refreshments in Judith Redden Hall at St Aloysius College – also the launch of book "Journeys of Faith".

Feast of Madonna Di Loreto – August 27, 9.30am Mass in Queen of Angels Church, Thebarton.

Child Protection Sunday – September 10.

CWL Opening Mass for 48th Biennial National Conference – September 11 at 5.45pm in St Francis Xavier's Cathedral.

Annual Anniversaries Mass – October 1, 2.30pm in St Patrick's Church, Grote Street, Adelaide.

Also in this issue:

  • Mass change of venue on Thursday August 24
  • RCIA meetings start September 7
  • Faith Matters Week
  • Postal plebiscite on same-sex marriage announced
  • Conversation English program
  • Looking for women and men to join roster for Altar Society at St John Vianney Church.
  • plus more events, community news, rosters and notices – please download newsletter below.

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Photo: Students from St Michael's College joined the Sisters of St Joseph and members of Adelaide's Catholic community at Mass in St Francis Xavier's Cathedral on the feast of Australia's first saint on August 8.

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 Newsletter 20 August (2).pdf

Newsletter August 13 | 19th Week in Ordinary Time | Year A

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August is deacon's month

Archbishop Wilson has nominated August as deacons’ month. On Thursday he celebrated the feast of the deacon, St Lawrence, with the deacons of the  archdiocese. There are now about 160 deacons in  Australia. They serve in a wide variety of ministries. Some are in parishes. Some are in education as chaplains at universities or schools. Some are school principals. A number are with the armed forces, others with police, fire service, ambulance, country fire authorities and state emergency services. Some are involved in chaplaincies in hospitals, aged care and nursing homes, with people with disabilities, with ethnic communities, and missions to  seamen. Others are involved in areas like interfaith work and ecumenism, spiritual direction and parish  administration.  Deacon Nick Kerr

Also in this issue:

  • Special collection for vocations
  • Fatima devotions
  • Capuchin Franciscan Friars Vocations inquiry evening
  • Feast of Mother Teresa procession, Mass and festivities – Mater Christi Church, Seaton
  • plus more events, community news, rosters and notices – please download newsletter below.

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Photo: Archbishop Wilson and Emeritus Archbishop Faulkner pictured with deacons after the Mass on St Lawrence's feast day on August 10.

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 Newsletter 13 August (2).pdf


 

Newsletter August 6 | Transfiguration of the Lord | Year A

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NATIONAL VOCATIONS AWARENESS WEEK (August 6-13) – This first Sunday of National Vocations Awareness Week is centered on the fact that each person is called into the fullness of life by God. As baptised Christians, each of us is called by God and has a unique vocation to be another Christ in the world, bringing forth God’s love and  goodness. The focus this Sunday is on all vocations within the Church for the sake of God’s Kingdom and so, we acknowledge the vocations of all the baptised and explicitly pray for marriage and family life, the single life, and the call to Ecclesial Ministry in the Church.

Photo: Fr Josy Sebastian MSFS is the director of the Vocations office.
Click here to read his story and other vocational stories published in The Southern Cross Vocations feature.

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Also in this issue:

  • Appeal knocked back.
  • Appeal for Vocations August 12/13
  • Vinnies migrant and refugee centre thanks you
  • Change of venue for confirmation practice on Aug 24.
  • Conversational English program
  • plus more events, community news, rosters and notices – please download newsletter below.

 Newsletter 6 August (2).pdf


 

Newsletter July 30 | 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time | Year A

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SILENCE

When we try to express communion with God in words, our minds quickly come up short. But, in the depths of our  being, through the Holy Spirit, Christ is praying far more than we imagine. Although God never stops trying to communicate with us, this is never in order to impose. The voice of God is often heard only in a whisper, in a breath of silence. Remaining in silence in God’s presence, open to the Holy Spirit, is  already prayer. The road to contemplation is not one of achieving inner silence at all costs by following some technique that  creates a kind of emptiness within. If, instead, with a  childlike trust we let Christ pray silently within us, then one day we shall discover that the depths of our being are inhabited by a presence. (Source: www.Taize.fr)

Yours in Christ, Fr Charles Gauci

Also in this issue:

  • East Africa Famine collection
  • National Vocations Awareness Week (Aug 6-13)
  • Works at Holy Name Church, St Peters
  • Film night – Hampstead, at Regal Cinema August 13.
  • plus more events, community news, rosters and notices – please download newsletter below

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Photo: Students from Cardijn College singing at the Cardinal Joseph Cardijn 50th anniversary Mass held in St Francis Xavier's Cathedral on July 24.
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Homily: click on file below to listen to Archbishop Wilson's homily from the Cardinal Joseph Cardijn 50th anniversary Mass.
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 Newsletter 30 July 2017.pdf
 Cardijn Mass July 24.mp2


 

Newsletter July 23 | 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time | Year A

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Help stop deportation

A Cathedral parishioner, Koku Wotodzo, his wife and three children (pictured) are in danger of being deported. Koku and his family have been coming to 11am Sunday Mass at the Cathedral since the family first came to Australia 11 years ago. The three children were baptised in the Cathedral. The eldest, Perpetua, is an altar server at the Cathedral.

Australia is the only home the children have ever known. If forced to leave they will be sent to a country where they don’t even speak the language! Koku is a tutor and casual lecturer at Flinders University. Mrs Wotodzo has casual contract work as an interpreter.

You can help fight their deportation by signing a petition – links below.

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Also in this issue:

  • East Africa Famine
  • Caritas Climate Change petition
  • PPC meeting
  • plus more events, community news, rosters and notices – please download newsletter below.

 Newsletter 23 July (2).pdf


 

Newsletter July 16 | 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time | Year A

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Youth Listening Forum Pre-Synod Information Gathering

  • 16 July, 4pm to 6pm – St Ignatius Parish Hall
    – 137 William St, Norwood, SA
  • 23 July, 7pm to 9pm – St Margaret Mary Parish Hall
    – Croydon Park Parish, 286 Torrens Rd, Croydon Park
  • 30 July. 7pm to 9pm – John XXIII
    – Para Hills/Modbury parish 50 Reservoir Rd, Hope Valley

The Pre-Synod Youth Listening Forum is an opportunity for the Archdiocese of Adelaide to hear directly from young people their deep responses to questions asked in the Preparatory Document for the 2018 Synod of Bishops. The forum will not only inform our Archdiocesan pre-synod report, but it will also influence the ongoing work and development of the Catholic Office for Youth and Young Adults (COYYA).

Click here to read news story on The Southern Cross online news service.

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Also in this issue:

  • Cathedral parish infant Baptism program
  • Caritas Climate Change Petition
  • Cathedral parish Scripture Study sessions
  • PPC meeting for Cathedral community
  • plus more events, community news, rosters and notices – please download newsletter below.

 Newsletter 16 July (2).pdf


 

Newsletter July 9 | 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time | Year A

This week we have two special celebrations – all welcome

Monday July 10, 5.45pm Mass – Archbishop Philip Wilson's 21st Anniversary of Episcopal Ordination.

Tuesday July 11, 12.10pm Mass – Anniversary of the Dedication of the Cathedral.

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Photo: On July 2 to we celebrated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday and the start of NAIDOC Week events. Click on the image to view more photos from that event. Photo courtesy of The Southern Cross/Ben Macmahon

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Also in this issue:

  • RCIA
  • Timor-Leste Petition
  • NATSICC Appeal
  • Parish Pastoral Council meeting details
  • Works at St Peter Claver and St John Vianney
  • Youth listening forum pre-Synod information gathering
  • Youth ministry development officer position – (COYYA)
  • plus more

 Newsletter 9 July (2).pdf


 

Newsletter July 2 | 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time | Year A

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National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday July 2

At St Francis Xavier's Cathedral this weekend the 11am Mass will celebrate
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday.

'Anyone who welcomes you, welcomes me'
The theme is a reminder to keep an open mind and heart to not only Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, but anyone that faces challenges including refugees, the disabled and impoverished.

NATSICC have provided a resource booklet which has been carefully developed to assist parishes and schools to celebrate the gifts and contributions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholics to the Church in Australia. Visit the NATSICC website for more information on their work here in South Australia at www.natsicc.org.au 

Picture: Artwork Three Crosses by Yvonne Tjintjiwara Edwards. Used with permission from Christobel Mattingly 

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Also in this issue:

  • Holy Father's Appeal
  • RCIA
  • Timor-Leste petition
  • Cathedral parish infant Baptism program
  • Blackfriars Priory School scholarships
  • plus more events, community news, rosters and notices – please download newsletter below.

 Newsletter 2 July.pdf


 

Newsletter June 25 | 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time | Year A

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RCIA is for those who wish to explore the possibility of becoming a Catholic.

We are getting ready to start a new group for anyone interested in joining us on a journey to explore our Catholic faith.

If you or anyone you know who may be interested please contact me at the Parish Office – you would be most welcome.

Fr Charles Gauci
8232 8688

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Also in this issue:

  • Survey of Young People - deadline June 30, 2017
  • Holy Father's Appeal
  • Vinnies says thank you
  • SFX Cathedral trading table
  • Parish roast lunch
  • Invitation to celebrate 50th anniversary of ordination to the priesthood of St Francis Xavier's Seminary Adelaide class of 1967
  • plus more events, community news, rosters and notices – please download newsletter below.

 Newsletter 25 June.pdf


 

Newsletter June 18 | Corpus Christi Sunday

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A survey for young people – ages 16 to 29

Late last year, Pope Francis called for a global meeting of Bishops to be held in October 2018, in Rome, to discuss Young People, Faith, and Discernment for Vocations and wants young people to be a part of the conversation. To accomplish this, each diocese around the world is providing ways for young people to share their thoughts and opinions.

In Australia, the Australia Catholic Bishop’s Conference put together an online survey for young people. In Adelaide we will use the survey results to write our own Pre-Synod report and also to guide the strategic planning for the Catholic Office for Youth and Young Adults. (Download newsletter for more info.)

Click here for online survey – www.catholic.org.au/youthsurvey  Deadline end of June 2017.

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Also in this issue:

  • Volunteering briefing
  • Training for readers and extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist
  • Dulwich knit-in – June 22, 10.30am
  • Refugee week June 18-24 – request for donations of basic items
  • plus more events, community news, rosters and notices – please download newsletter below.

 Newsletter 18 June.pdf


 

Newsletter June 11 | Trinity Sunday

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Two great events last weekend – below is a snippet from Julie Dow, read more in the newsletter.

Congratulations to the Witness Young Adults Group who helped to coordinate last weekend’s Pentecost celebrations at the Cathedral beginning with prayers at 7.30pm and concluding with the beautiful Pentecost Vigil at 10pm. 

Children's Pentecost Vigil – The children listened to the Scripture readings, practised acting out the stories, made tongues of fire for their headbands which they wore for the Mass, wrote Prayers of the Faithful, some of which were spoken in other languages, and made cards for the birthday of the Church.
Photo: Fr Dan and children at the Pentecost Vigil in St Peter Claver Church, Dulwich, on June 3.
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Also in this issue:

  • Survey for young people
  • Training for readers and extra-ordinary ministers of the Eucharist
  • What is a CLC team?
  • plus more events, community news and notices – please download newsletter below.

 Newsletter 11 June (2).pdf


 

Newsletter June 4 | Pentecost Sunday

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Volunteer briefing

As per Archdiocesan Policy, all Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are required to provide certification of attendance at Child Safe Environments Training. (The training is quite separate from the Police Checking requirement for all volunteers). We invite any volunteers who have not yet participated in Child Safe Environments Training or an equivalent course to attend a 90 minute volunteer briefing session run by the Archdiocesan Child protection Unit. Check newsletter for dates, times and more info.

Also in this issue:

  • Notice from Multicultural office about upcoming events.
  • PPC commissioning and farewell lunch for Fr Dan Harding – June 4.
  • Syro-Malabar Community News – Mega Bible Quiz
  • Our Lady of Fatima 100 year anniversary devotions at St Peter Claver Church – dates and times listed.
  • Training for Readers and Extra-Ordinary Ministers of the Eucharist – June 24
  • plus more – events, community news and notices – please download newsletter below.

 Newsletter 4 June.pdf


 

Newsletter May 28 | Ascension of the Lord

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In preparation to commemorate the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, the Adelaide Cathedral Parish will be organising two separate Pentecost Vigils on Saturday 3 June 23.

– for adults and young adults in St Francis Xavier's Cathedral
– for children in St Peter Claver Church, Dulwich
check details and activities planned for these two events in this newsletter.

Also in this issue:

  • Volunteering briefing – all Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are required to provide certification of attendance at Child Safe Environments Training - check out the training dates and more info.
  • PPC commissioning and farewell lunch for Fr Dan Harding – June 4.
  • Syro-Malabar Community News – Mega Bible Quiz
  • Our Lady of Fatima 100 year anniversary devotions at St Peter Claver Church – dates and times listed.
  • Training for Readers and Extra-Ordinary Ministers of the Eucharist – June 24
  • Plus more – events, community news and notices – download newsletter below.

 Newsletter 28 May.pdf


 

Newsletter May 21 | Sixth Sunday of Easter | Year A

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Marian Procession and Peace Rally – Pilgrim Peace Park this Sunday May 21. Please make every effort to attend this important Procession and Rally.

Due to the importance of the Centenary of the Fatima Apparitions and the great need we currently have to pray for world peace, Archbishop Wilson has asked if we could do all that is possible to support this work.

Also in this issue:

  • Pentecost – two vigils: adults (St Francis Xavier's) and children (Dulwich)
  • Our Lady of Fatima Centennial anniversary services at the Cathedral
  • Volunteer briefing
  • Syro-Malabar community news
  • Fr Dan Harding returning to missionary work in Chile
  • Plus more – events, community news and notices – download newsletter below.

 

 Newsletter 21 May.pdf


 

Newsletter May 14, 2017 | Fifth Sunday of Easter | Year A

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In this issue:

  • Pentecost – In preparation to commemorate the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, the Adelaide Cathedral Parish will be organising two separate Pentecost Vigils Saturday June 3
  • Vocations Movement Prayer Vigil – Friday May 19
  • Marian Procession and Peace Rally – Sunday May 21
  • Volunteer briefing
  • SFX choir
  • Our Lady of Fatima Cenetennial anniversary services
  • National Families Week 15-22
  • Upcoming events
  • Parish community news and notices

 

 Newsletter 14 May.pdf


 

Newsletter 7 May 2017 | Fourth Sunday of Easter

 7 May 2017.pdf

Newsletter 30 April 2017 | Third Sunday of Easter

 30 April 2017.pdf

Newsletter 23 April 2017 | Second Sunday of Easter

 23 April 2017.pdf

Newsletter 16 April 2017 | Easter Sunday

 16 April 2017.pdf

Newsletter 9 April 2017 | Palm Sunday

 9 April 2017.pdf

Newsletter 2 April 2017 | Fifth Sunday in Lent

 2 April 2017.pdf

Newsletter 26 March 2017 | Fourth Sunday in Lent

 26 March 2017.pdf

Newsletter 12 March 2017 | Second Sunday in Lent

 12 March 2017.pdf

Newsletter 5 March 2017 | First Sunday in Lent

 5 March 2017.pdf

Newsletter 26 February 2017 | Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time | Year A

 26 February 2017.pdf

Newsletter 19 February 2017 | Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time | Year A

 19 February 2017.pdf

Newsletter 12 February 2017 | Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time | Year A

 12 February 2017.pdf

Newsletter 5 February 2017 | Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time | Year A

 5 February 2017 rev.pdf

Newsletter 22 January 2017

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

 22 January 2017.pdf

Newsletter 15 January 2017

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

 15 January 2017.pdf

Newsletter 8 January 2017

Epiphany

 8 January 2017.pdf

Newsletter 25 December 2016

Christmas Day

 25 December 2016.pdf

Newsletter 18 December 2016

Fourth Sunday of Advent

 18 December 2016.pdf

Newsletter 27 November 2016

First Sunday of Advent

 27 November 2016.pdf

Newsletter 6 November 2016

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

 6 November 2016.pdf

Newsletter 30 October 2016

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

 30 October 2016.pdf

Newsletter 23 October 2016

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 23 October 2016.pdf

Newsletter 16 October 2016

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 16 October 2016.pdf

Newsletter 9 October 2016

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 9 October 2016.pdf

Newsletter 2 October 2016

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 2 October 2016.pdf

Newsletter 18 September 2016

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

 18 September 2016.pdf

Newsletter 11 September 2016

24th Sunday in Ordinary TIme

 11 September 2016.pdf

Newsletter 21 August 2016

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

 21 August 2016.pdf

Newsletter 14 August 2016

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 14 August 2016.pdf

Newsletter 31 July 2016

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 31 July 2016.pdf

Newsletter 24 July 2016

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 24 July 2016.pdf

Newsletter 17 July 2016

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 17 July 2016.pdf

Newsletter 10 July 2016

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 10 July 2016.pdf