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FEAST OF ST ANTHONY OF PADUA

posted 21 Jun 2017, 23:27 by Parish Bulletin at FFCP

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‘Actions speak louder than words…..
let your words teach and your actions speak. ‘
St Anthony of Padua

SUNDAY 25 JUNE 9.00 AM MASS

All welcome to join us for this whole-of-parish event as we celebrate the 

Feast of St Anthony one of our parish’s three patron saints.

PLEASE NOTE: There will be no 10am Mass at OLGC and no 8.30 am Mass at St Martin’s on that day. 

However, the Vigil and Sunday evening Masses remain unchanged. 

Please bring a plate.

“St Anthony, we call upon you to be our protector and guide as we place all our thoughts, words and deeds in your sight .”
St Anthony pray for us.

Sacramental Program 2017_2018 Information Night

posted 21 Jun 2017, 23:24 by Parish Bulletin at FFCP

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An information night for parents wishing their children to complete their Sacraments of Initiation 
is being held on Tuesday 27 June at 7.30pm in OLGC Hall. 

Confirmation is the first Sacrament after Baptism. 
The order of Sacraments of Initiation in Broken Bay Diocese is 
  1. Baptism, 
  2. Confirmation and
  3. Eucharist, with the Sacrament of Reconciliation taking place before Eucharist (First Holy Communion). 

If you are interested to hear more about the Sacraments you are welcome to join us. 

Your child should be 7 years old or older and in Year 2 or above to join the program. 

At this meeting there will be an overview of the program, including details of the participation and commitment required by families in preparing their child to receive the Sacraments, for this reason at least one parent should attend the meeting. 
This meeting is for parents only and children are not expected to attend.
 
You can find further information on the parish website www.ffcp.org.au and click on Sacraments.

Catechist News

posted 21 Jun 2017, 23:20 by Parish Bulletin at FFCP

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Catechists please come along to the following workshops, 
they will be worthwhile and a good opportunity to attend in the school holiday’s.

SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN & CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

  • Date: FRIDAY 7 July 2017 
  • 9.30 am – 2.30 pm
  • Venue: Northern Beaches Region - St Kieran’s Parish Centre, North Harbour, 
  • 2 Kings Street, Manly Vale 
Please Register by: Friday 30 June 2017

CATECHIST GEM - Thank You

posted 21 Jun 2017, 23:18 by Parish Bulletin at FFCP

...Last weekend our Parish children 
came together to celebrate Corpus Christi Mass and Procession. 

After the Mass the social committee served Sausage sizzle and we had a huge cake to congratulate the children. 
It was wonderful to see the children dressed in their First Communion outfits with a sausage in one hand 
and cake in the other hand and huge smiles on their faces. 

Thank you to all those 
who helped make this possible.

PLANNED GIVING ENVELOPES FOR 2017/2018

posted 21 Jun 2017, 23:15 by Parish Bulletin at FFCP

...are now available in the churches. 
Please make sure your address details are up to date. 
If you are unable to find your envelopes in the church you attend please ring the parish office as they would be at another church. 
If you would like to join our PLANNED GIVING PROGRAM 
complete the form at the back of the church.

Peter's Pence

posted 21 Jun 2017, 23:13 by Parish Bulletin at FFCP

The Peter’s Pence Appeal takes place on or near the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul (JUNE 29) to support the Works of Mercy of the Holy See. 
The Appeal this year will be on Sunday July 2 .
Bishop Peter Comensoli is inviting our parish to join with other parishes across the world in this voluntary collection to support such works as, 
  • scholarships for young people displaced form Iraq Kurdistan; 
  • assistance to hearing impaired children in Rwanda; 
  • University assistance for survivors of Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines; 
  • aid for famine-struck Ethiopia; 
  • aid for a parish school in Jordan that supports Syrian refugees 
  • & reconstruction project for earthquake devastated regions in Ecuador. 
Visit www.peterspence.va

Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

posted 15 Jun 2017, 01:39 by Parish Bulletin at FFCP

 
...In celebration of the Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus 
parishioners are warmly invited to Mass 
on Friday June 23
at OLGC 7.00 pm.

Cuppa will follow.


Important Changes to Mass Times

posted 15 Jun 2017, 01:30 by Parish Bulletin at FFCP

..During the forthcoming Broken Bay Clergy Conference 

COMMUNION SERVICES will be at OLGC 
    • Tuesday June 27, 
    • Wed June 28 & 
    • Thursday June 29. 

There will be no Masses at St Martin’s on
  • Tuesday 27/6 or 
  • Thursday 29/6.

Congratulations

posted 15 Jun 2017, 01:24 by Parish Bulletin at FFCP

..To Barry Finch who was awarded an OAM 
Medal of the Order of Australia in the general division - 
as a recipient of the Queen’s Birthday Awards for 
service to the community through social welfare groups. 

A recognition very well deserved.

YOUTH NEWS

posted 15 Jun 2017, 01:09 by Parish Bulletin at FFCP   [ updated 15 Jun 2017, 01:19 ]

...Our next Flame night is on 18th June after the 6pm Youth Mass at Davidson.
 
Dino Nuggets and a Coin hike are planned for the night.

Our next Spark night
will be 1st July after the 5.30pm Spark Mass at the OLGC parish centre. 
Bring your PJ’s and blankets for a movie night spectacular.

Our next Combined Youth Retreat 
will be held on Friday 7th July from 6pm to Sunday 9th July after the 9.00 am mass. 
The Retreat is for all high school aged youth. 
The program includes...games...campfires…a hike...a time of reflection and …...a sleep out in the church. 
Bring along a friend 
Registration is OPENED via Try booking at https://www.trybooking.com/288672 or contact Jez  youth@ffcp.org.au.



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