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Sunday, September 23rd, 2012, is the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B. Lectio: Read the Gospel text from Mark 9:30-37.  Read it slowly and reflectively, and maybe a second time. Try to read aloud rather than with the mind. Listen to the text as

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Unique and special

18-Sep-2012

I'm special. In all the world there's nobody like me. Since the beginning of time, there has never been another person like me. Nobody has my smile. Nobody has my eyes, my nose, my hair, my voice. I'm special. No one can be found who has my

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Praying 4 U 2day

18-Sep-2012

A little while ago I asked Fr Joseph Lamb, Senior Lecturer in Theology at ACU, to write an introduction to a resource book on Jesus. His final paragraphs really hit home to me the power of parents to influence and shape the lives of their

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The NSW Government is planning to slash millions of dollars from Catholic schools in what has been described as an unprecedented threat and a breach of trust. Without any consultation the cuts will mean a savage blow to parents, many of whom are dependent

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BY PAUL DOBBYN 33-year-old Youth Mission Team Australia (YMTA) member Samuel Clear once sold his possessions and between 2006 and 2008 covered 15,500 km over 568 days on a mission for Church unity. He started walking in Brazil and went on to cover parts

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BY JANE BROTHERTON After spending the better part of the last decade searching for “Mr Right”, I suddenly found myself in the unfamiliar position of being able to say that I had found him.  Now what? Well having been involved in quite a

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BY CATHERINE O’CONNELL-CAHILL Don’t swat away the birds and the bees. Start the conversation early with your kids. The only test I ever failed was in my freshman year of Catholic high school, when after being out sick a few days, I returned to

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John had a dream as a nine year old. In the dream, he saw some boys fighting. The dream influenced his whole life. This is one of a series of 34 heart warming stories produced especially to inspire children. Each highlights how a particular saint followed

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Finding Nemo 3D

11-Sep-2012

BY PETER W. SHEEHAN FINDING NEMO 3D. Voiced by Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould, and LuLu Ebeling. Directed by Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich. Rated G (Some scenes may frighten young children). 107 min. This is a return of the same film

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Gospel for Sunday September 16: Mark 8:27-38 Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” 28And they answered him, “John the Baptist; and

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BY SR HILDEGARD RYAN OSB Sunday, September 16th, 2012 is the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B. Lectio: Read the Gospel from Mark 8:27-35. Meditatio: Some background to the text, so that we understand its meaning. This Gospel contains Peter’s

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BY DR JOHN FRAUENFELDER As I was waiting to buy some fish at the supermarket my attention was drawn to the oysters neatly arranged in lots of twelve and I began to think…an oyster is soft, tender and vulnerable. Without the sanctuary of its shell it

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BY DR CARMEL BENDON DAVIS For a variety of social reasons, including the rise of the mendicant orders and their preaching of the gospel directly to the people in simple, straightforward terms, the High Middle Ages saw an intensification of focus on the

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Almost 700,000 students will enrol in Australia in the next eight years resulting in an additional 1700 schools being built. A report in The Australian, “Schools to chalk up massive growth” indicated that the federal Department of Education is

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No place like home

04-Sep-2012

BY CLARE HOWLETT There is a place in our home where the secrets of life unfold on a daily basis. Joys are shared, patience is learned, tears are shed, kindness is applauded, sorrow experienced, my mental health challenged, discipline taught, love

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BY PHIL FOX ROSE Let’s say you invited me to a dinner party and I had no intention of going. Odds are I’d say, “I’ll try to make it.” You’d get enough food and refreshments to include me. Not lying is a good practice in

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A total of 83,112 people are employed in our Catholic schools, the majority of them teachers. Teachers in Catholic schools are committed not only to the highest academic standards for students, but also to the development of the whole person, within the

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The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a Christian formation process for children aged 3 to 12 years, in which they experience and form an authentic, faithful relationship with God. The Catechesis is grounded in scriptural and liturgical study framed by

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Moonrise Kingdom

04-Sep-2012

BY PETER W. SHEEHAN MOONRISE KINGDOM. Starring: Bruce Willis, Edward Norton. Directed by Wes Anderson. Rated PG (Mild violence, sexual references and coarse language). 94 min. This is a comedy-drama that takes place on a fictional New England Island

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Gospel for Sunday September 9 – Mark 7:31-37 Then Jesus returned from the region of Tyre, and went by way of Sidon towards the Sea of Galilee, in the region of the Decapolis. 32They brought to him a deaf man who had an impediment in his speech; and

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Mass on Demand

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From St Mary’s, North Sydney. The first Mass of the day on YouTube

Mass Online

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Live streamed from Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, Waitara

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Daily Prayer

Daily Prayer

All your daily readings, reflections and prayers can be found here... 

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