ARCHDIOCESAN MASS TIMES
A service for travellers and every parish in the Archdiocese is listed on it: www.Masstimes.org
ASK WEBSITES
The ASK website ask.catholic.org.au is sponsored by the Catholic Enquiry Centre and looks at some key ‘life-questions’ commonly raised by people dealing with the meaning of life and the possibility of the spiritual. ASK seeks to address such questions from a Catholic perspective. ASK also welcomes questions. The ASK website now also has a new service entitled “Talk with a Priest”.
EXPLAIN MASS TO THE KIDS
The Resources for Families section of the website of St Christopher's parish in Eastern Melbourne hosts a useful guide to help parents to explain the Mass to their children.
http://www.syndalcatholic.org.au/for_families.htm#famresou

(courtesy of Mission & Spirituality News: April 2006)

CATHOLIC AUSTRALIA WEBSITE CASTS A WIDE NET
Almost everything you ever wanted to know about the Catholic Church in Australia is now online. The site offers news, articles, thought provoking essays and accessible information of interest to any Australian wanting to know about anything Catholic.

Key areas of the site include:

  • Who is Jesus?
  • Daily Catholic News Headlines
  • Questions and Answers on Baptism, Marriage and Funerals
  • Resources for Youth and Young Adults
  • Mission and Spirituality News
  • Daily Prayer and Scriptural Reflections
  • The Saints
  • Year of the Eucharist including a web-cast of the daily Mass
  • Links to Australian Dioceses, Church Organisations and other Internet sources

The Catholic Australia Website is now on-line at www.catholicaustralia.com.au

 

CATHNEWS – STORIES FROM AROUND THE GLOBE DAILY!

CathNews is a daily digest of news about the Catholic Church. It is sourced from more than 100 news sites and other electronic sources. It includes developments from the Vatican and other international locations, as well as news from the Church in Australia. Each day there is a feature, editorial and review of a Catholic website. Over five years, CathNews has established a loyal following, with 11,000 email subscribers and 10,000 daily visitors to the website, which is one of the most popular Church websites in Australia. To subscribe to this great service visit www.cathnews.com

 

FREE SUBSCRIPTION TO CHRISTIAN NEWS ONLINE!

Christian News Online (CNO) is a weekly selection of news from the Christian Churches. Our editor scans major church and religious websites each week to produce summaries and links to the original stories. The selection includes news stories, a feature, and an editorial. In addition, there is a featured book and website each week, as well as a cartoon prayer. CNO commenced in February 2004, and is sent to a growing list of almost 2500 readers. To receive Christian News Online subscribe FREE at www.christiannewsonline.com

 

DAILY PRAYER ONLINE – FREE SUBSCRIPTION!

Daily Prayer Online is an interactive prayer service on the web at www.pray.com.au. Launched in March 2004, the site includes a reflection on the day’s Gospel, a thought for the day, a resource to help teachers prepare in the classroom, a spirituality feature, and Quiet Space. The content changes daily in order to provide users with assistance to pray every day. Subscribe now and have your very own Quiet Space daily at www.pray.com.au

Daily Verse SMS

TAKE THE WORD OF GOD WITH YOU, WHEREVER YOU ARE!

Daily Verse SMS delivers a verse from the bible every day right to your mobile handset! Available exclusively to the Telstra mobile network. To subscribe, simply SMS the phrase "ON.BIB" to 176. It's only 30 cents per verse received!

Visit our website at www.dailyverse.com.au


CATHOLIC WOMEN'S LEAGUE

Is a Eucharistic community of women within the Catholic church. They work across all levels of society -local, state, national and international- and provide a voice fo Catholic Women in the Church and society. For further information contact:

Catholic Women's League Sydney
Polding Centre
Level 8 133 Liverpool St, Sydney
Phone 9390 5153. Fax 9267 9417
Email: cwlsydney@optusnet.com.au

Website www.cwlsydney.org.au

BECOME A MISSION PARTNER
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AQUINAS ACADEMY

The Aquinas Academy, a work of the Marist Fathers was established in 1945. It is committed to high quality Catholic Adult Education, especially for lay people. The Academy offers a wide variety of studies in Religion, Theology, Christian Spirituality, Religious Education and Interfaith Dialogue.

For more information and all enquiries:

Registrar, Religious Studies Programme
Aquinas Academy
141 Harrington St Sydney
Phone: 9247-4651 Fax: 9252-2467
E mail: aquinasa@tpg.com.au
Website: www.aquinas-academy.com

ST CATHERINE'S OWN SCOUT GROUP

Is welcoming new members, male and female, to all of its Sections. Cubs ages 8-11, Scouts ages 11-15, Venturers ages 15-18. We will soon be reopening our Rover unit for ages 18-25. More information on that soon. for further details contact Kay Rae 9548-1139.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY

Needs new members (ladies and men) for its work in the Parish. If you think you could help please speak to the church Wardens or phone John Bain on 9524-7715.

CATHOLIC INSTITUTE OF SYDNEY - Courses

For further information:

Phone: 9752-9500. Fax: 9746-6022
E mail: cisinfo@cis.catholic.edu.au
W ebsite: www.cis.catholic.edu.au

A FRIEND IN NEED.....

Compeer is St Vincent de Paul's companioning program that uses the power of friendship to help ease the lonliness of adults who are receiving mental health treatment and who are socially isolated. Volunteers spend an hour each week getting to know their 'Compeer friend' and sharing activities that they both enjoy. Such a small contribution of time and care can make a world of difference to someone who has lost flexible and enjoyable!

Volunteer opportunities exist for friendly, accepting mature men and women aged 25+. Please contact Julie, Carmel or Mirjana on 9560-8666 for further information.

CATHOLIC ADULT EDUCATION CENTRE: Courses

All courses held at The Catholic Centre, 3 Keating St, Lidcombe. Phone: 9643-3660.

CATHOLIC CARE: Marriage and Relationship Education Program

All Catholic Care services are provided by qualified, skilled and experienced professionals who meet the required standards of competency. Courses are held in varying locations around Sydney, also on varying levels.

For more information about course content please visit www.catholiccare.org or phone 9390 5155.

YOUTHSPEAX

www.ccdsydney.catholic.edu.au/youthspeax.htm. The sessions in series Two explore the meaning of Lent for young people in Yrs 7 & 8.

CLUB 20

A social group for young adults in their 20s and 30s.

Meetings: 1st Sunday of the month (except January) St Declan's Parish Penshurst meeting room at 7.30pm.

More details:

Helen 9774 1987 or Julian 0414 920 512 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            0414 920 512      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Email: club20penshurst@hotmail.com

CLUB 20

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It's free! 

It's Weekly!

It's an ON-LINE MAGAZINE.

 

 

Produced by Caritas Australia and Church Resource, OzSpirit contains a wealth of material about issues of spirituality, justice and global education:

  • News
  • Feature articles
  • Opinion pieces
  • Backgrounder on current justice topics with teaching strategies suitable for students, teachers, parish and community groups
  • Reflection
  • A guide to relevant television shows and websites

 

EACH WEEK A DIFFERENT THEME!
The current issue of OZSPIRIT can be found at www.ozspirit.info

DO YOU FEEL CALLED TO BE A BROTHER OF ST JOHN OF GOD?

Like their founder, the St John of God brothers dedicate themselves to a life of Hospitable Love for all; especially the most abandoned. If you feel called to promote healing of body and soul, advocacy and reconciliation amongst those who have little, you may wish to explore the vocation of a Brother John of god. If you think you are called by God to share our vocation please contact:

Brother John clegg OH, Vocations Director
PO Box BN 1055 Burwood North NSW 2134
Phone: 9747-1699. Fax: 9744-3262
Email: jclegg@stjohnofgod.org.au

MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKENDS

http://stcaths-gymea.catholicau.com/images/marriage1.gifEconomy Affects Marriages! It takes much effort just to make ends meet in our world today. Do you wish you could talk about something besides all the stresses in your life? A Marriage Encounter Weekend gives you the time and tools to revitalize romance, deepen communication, and nourish the spirituality in your marriaage.

Phone Cavell Farley 9774 2032 or http://avoca.vicnet.net.au/~marriage

WEBSITES OF INTEREST

Useful websites of the week:

Meditations for Lent & Lenten reflections:
1) http://www.cptryon.org/prayer/season/1st.html
2) http://www.rc.net/wcc/readings/lent.htm
3) http://www.wadhams.edu/xianformation/Lent/Week1.pdf 
4) http://dmoz.org/Society/Religion_and_Spirituality/Christianity/Calendar/Lent/ 

 

Catholic answers: http://www.catholic.com/

 

For articles on various theological topics: http://www.shc.edu/theolibrary/

 

Online Christian classical books: http://www.ccel.org/index/classics.html

 

This site is a veritable theological library with links from Catholic teaching to Catholic art: www.mcgill.pvt.k12.al.us/jerryd/cathmob.htm

 

Focus On the Family: http://www.family.org/ 

 

The 1997 Catholic Internet Directory: One of the most complete sources of Catholic information available on the Internet. A must visit! http://www.catholic-church.org/cid/

 

Internet periodical of current Christian news: http://www.cruxnews.com/