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UPPER ZOOM FORMATION: THE FLAWED AND THE FORMATION

Topic: The life of St Mary Magdalene with Fr Joseph Murphy.

Fr Joseph Murphy will speak on the life of St Mary Magdalene and what we can learn about the transformative encounter she had with Our Lord. Known as the Apostle to the Apostles, St Mary Magdalene came to encounter Christ after a life of sin and torment by evil spirits.

Her encounter with Jesus led to  freedom and healing from demons, to her following Christ and becoming one of His closest disciples. St Mary Magdalene’s example of faithfulness at the foot of the Cross during the Crucifixion, and being chosen by Christ to be the first witness to the Resurrection, demonstrates the total love that she had for Christ and how beloved she was in the eyes of Our Lord.

Date: Thursday, 22 July
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Platform: Online via Zoom – register here

For more information, contact Sydney Catholic Youth at info@sydneycatholicyouth.org

UPPER ZOOM FORMATION WITH ARCHBISHOP ANTHONY FISHER OP 

Topic: Choosing Death for the Dying.

Many Catholics are looking for ways to be able to navigate the changing currents of society and culture while not compromising their faith. The issue of Euthanasia and assisted suicide have once again appeared in our cultural and political landscape with dire implications for individual persons and our society as a whole.

The question we face now is ‘How do we as Catholics engage with this issue and come to understand fully why we believe what we believe on this issue?’ Our very own Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP will lead a formation session for youth on Zoom to help us understand the topic of Euthanasia from both a faith, social and political perspective.

Date: Wednesday, 28 July
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Platform: Online via Zoom – register here

For more information, contact Sydney Catholic Youth at info@sydneycatholicyouth.org

PARENTING CONVERSATIONS: THE TEENAGE YEARS!

Life, Marriage and Family team leader Steven Buhagiar chats with expert educator Katrina Alvir about the ‘Teenage’ years and the means by which parents can both understand what their children are going through at this time and how they can best support them in their endeavours

Date: Thursday, 22 July
Time: 8:00 PM
Platform: Life, Marriage and Family Facebook Page

PARENTING CONVERSATIONS: THE YOUNG ADULT YEARS  

Steven Buhagiar chats with experienced married couple Tony and Danielle Khoury about how we can best encourage our Young Adult children as they venture out into the world and establish their own career paths and families

Date: Thursday, 12 August
Time: 8:00 PM
Platform: Life, Marriage and Family Facebook Page

AN EVENING RETREAT FOR MARRIED COUPLES: IN THE BEGINNING – MARRIAGE IN THE DIVINE PLAN

An online retreat for married couples that provides for a marriage enrichment opportunity, couple’s prayer and reflection, and quiet time with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, closing with Benediction.

Date: Thursday, 16 September
Time: 8:00 to 9:00 PM
Platform: Life, Marriage and Family Facebook Page

PREPARING CHILDREN FOR THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION

An online discussion on how parents can best accompany their children in preparation for their First Holy Communion.

Date: Monday, 19 July
Time: 7:30 PM
Platform: Life, Marriage and Family Facebook Page

PREPARING CHILDREN FOR THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION

An online discussion on how parents can best accompany their children in preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation.

Date: Monday, 2 August
Time: 7:30 PM
Platform: Life, Marriage and Family Facebook Page

RCIA COORDINATORS DEANERY GATHERINGS  

An online forum facilitated by Archdiocese of Sydney RCIA Coordinator, Simon Yeak for RCIA coordinators in the Archdiocese of Sydney to network, receive formation, and to share ideas and resources for this key ministry in the mission of evangelisation.

Date: Mondays, 16, 30 August and 13 September
Time: 7.30 PM
Platform: Zoom – via email invitation

Enquiries: simon.yeak@sydneycatholic.org

SACRAMENTAL COORDINATORS DEANERY GATHERING

An online forum facilitated by Simon Yeak for Sacramental Program coordinators to network, receive formation, and to share ideas and resources as they prepare others for initiation into the life of Christ and His Church.

Date: Mondays, 9, 23 August and 6 September
Time: 7:30 PM
Platform: Zoom – via email invitation

Enquiries: simon.yeak@sydneycatholic.org

RAISING FATHERS PODCAST

A timely conversation discussing the necessity of intentional fatherhood with founder of MENAlive Robert Falzon, Director of the Sydney Centre for Evangelisation Daniel Ang, and Chris Da Silva of our Life, Marriage and Family team.

Date: Friday, 23 July
Time: 7:30 PM
Platform: Life, Marriage and Family Facebook Page

MAXIMUS: THE RIDE FOR ST JOSEPH

Join us for this fascinating conversation with three Catholic men who organised and undertook an 800km motorcycling pilgrimage in honour of St Joseph, sharing insights and experiences of living Catholic faith today.   

Date: Friday, 6 August
Time: 4:00 PM
Platform: Life, Marriage and Family Facebook Page

A MIND AT PEACE BOOK STUDY AND DISCUSSION GROUP 

The final two sessions of this course will take place during August, reflecting on ‘A Mind at Peace: Reclaiming an Ordered Soul in the Age of Distraction” by Dr Christopher O. Blum at the Augustine Institute, Colorado.

Date: Wednesdays, 21 & 28 July and 4 & 11 August
Time: 7:30 – 8:30 PM
Platform: Facebook – register here

During this time of lockdown, the Mustard Seed Bookshop offers a range of spiritual reading and resources to support your people in deepening their encounter and knowledge of Jesus through the Scriptures and our Catholic tradition. 

It seeks to serve and nourish the life of Catholics in Sydney and beyond so they might actively cooperate in the building up of the Church and the work of evangelisation. 

Explore these books, including new releases, at our online store at www.mustardseed.org.au or phone Atef and team on 9307 8350 with delivery available for your convenience.