From the Principal
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Dear Parents and Carers ,
I write to you with an update on the progress of the school building program that is part of the extension of St Agnes Catholic High School into Year 11 and 12. This is a very exciting time for our school community.
As has been communicated previously, in this first stage, we are creating a modern and innovate hub for our new senior students. The area will have state-of-the-art learning spaces as well as places where students can work collaboratively and gather socially.
I can confirm that the design for the new senior hub has been completed and the project’s builder, Steve Watts Constructions, engaged. I can also confirm that the demolition work has been completed in preparation for the transformation of the San Damiano Centre and the creation of the Senior Hub. The timeline sees the project ready for handover to the school by 10 January 2019. The only variable at this stage is the delivery of the new furniture for the new spaces. Given that this arrives by the scheduled date, senior students will be able to begin 2019 in the new spaces.
I am delighted that the new building is expected to be ready in time for the first cohort of Year 11 students at St Agnes in 2019. This is a unique opportunity to provide students with the opportunities and the learning environment that they deserve. Of course, any building project will mean some changes and adjustments to school routines and processes. Every effort has been made in the planning process to ensure that disruptions are kept to a minimum. At the same time, I want to assure every parent that while these changes are underway, the focus at St Agnes will remain, as it always has been, on the learning of every student in every grade.
Indeed I am very proud of the way that all members of our community have responded to this short-term inconvenience. We expect to take delivery of some temporary spaces over the coming weeks, which will alleviate some of the current pressure.
I will continue to provide you with updates on the building project in the months ahead. Information will also be posted on the school website and continued to be updated on our social media pages.
Thank you for your continued support,
Term: Three | Issue 2 | Date: 17 August 2018
Year 7 Science incursion
Launch of St Vincent De Paul Winter Appeal
Year 9 Science incursion
Year 10 Science Incursion
August 27 - 31
Naplan Online readiness test week
Western Sydney Finals day - Girls
Chess Club Semi Finals
Fathers Day Liturgy
PDSSSC Athletics Carnival
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From the Assistant Principal
Today 82% of Australian teens access social networking sites on a regular basis. Research conducted by the Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner found that teens spend, on average, 33 hours a week outside of school hours! This may not surprise many parents who find it difficult to separate their child
from a device.
The easy and seemingly unlimited access to the internet most young Australians enjoy allows them to be more exposed to both inappropriate content posted by their friends and also media coverage of
possibly traumatic events.
In regards to the possible inappropriate content they may see or post themselves, most parents would readily see this as a danger. But what about news reports? Many parents would be happy to know their
children are keeping abreast of what is going on in the world. Where is the problem?
Researchers agree that viewing extreme trauma indirectly through the media affects children’s mental and emotional health. In the past, young people learnt of tragedy only through the radio or TV news or newspapers. Today, internet access brings worldwide events instantly to all and often in a crude way because of the rush to be first. It can involve intrusive, unedited images portraying extreme acts of
violence and terror or intense images of natural disasters.
Young people often lack a sense of spatiality and rarely understand the concept that these events may have occurred far from their current location. It is possible that these events can cause feelings of helplessness, hopelessness and a lack of safety. Watching graphic and scary images via the media can cause distress and worry for children and adolescents. They will also discuss it with their friends so
even if some did not see it themselves, they are exposed to it through their peers.
Parents and teachers have a vital role to play in assisting children to mange the effects of exposure to disaster media. It is important to give young people a sense of security and safety. They need to know that there are good people in their lives who can make them feel safe and secure and that they live in a strong country and will be looked after. Some of the major protective factors for young people are a close relationship with at least one dependable adult outside the family and the perception that
meaningful opportunities exist in the adult world.
Being able to help children understand and get through hard times is important and to do this, adults must manage their own wellbeing effectively. This means ensuring we have our own support network in place and communicating regularly to those we care about.
World Vision 40 Hour Famine -
Backpack Challenge 2018 is this weekend!
Globally there are 68.5 million refugee and displaced people - and more than half are under 18. Every year St Agnes staff and students participate in the Backpack Challenge by raising awareness and money towards the refugee crisis in our world.
To donate to the St Agnes Catholic High School page, go to https://bit.ly/2KQ0ioy. Every dollar makes a difference to the lives of those dispatched from their country or living in refugee conditions by providing food, shelter, clothing and other necessities. Our call is to hear this cry of help and do our part in upholding the dignity of our brothers and sisters by donating to organisations like World Vision
who are on the ground as our hands.
This weekend we wish our St Agnes participants all the best and look forward to hearing about
their reflections from this experience.
Year 7 visit the Central Synagogue and St. Mary’s Cathedral
In Week 2, 31st July Year 7 RE classes embarked on a pilgrimage to Jewish and Catholic sacred sites - The Central Synagogue in Bondi and the St. Mary’s Cathedral. This was a valuable learning opportunity for students to be introduced and to see for themselves the symbols and places of worship for the Jewish and Catholic faith community that compliments the learning in the current unit “The Life and
Times of Jesus”. I’d like to formally acknowledge Mrs Shula Jaffe-Krimhand
The difference between Jews and Catholics
On a bleak Winter morning on the 31st of July, Year 7 began our day lined up in our RE classes. We were separated into A and B line, I was in the A3. The teachers stood in front of the class lines and marked the class roll. We sat patiently watching as all 4 buses arrived at the front of the school. We were going to visit The Central Synagogue and the St. Mary’s Cathedral to get a better understanding
of Jewish life and Catholic life.
We were the second group to get onto a bus, I sat next to the window and Kanha was on my left. Before we knew it we were walking through the fancy doors of The Great Synagogue. I wasn’t
expecting such a modern looking place.
The Synagogue was humungus and could fit more than 2,000 people! We met Rabbi Lewin who welcomed and introduced us to the Synagogue. The Great Synagogue was a very welcoming place and the people who taught us did a good job at making us feel comfortable and welcomed. It was now
time to go into the Synagogue.
I saw the Bimah, The Star of David, The Ten Commandments, and many more Jewish symbols. Rabbi Lewin talked about and explained what the symbols meant and what they meant to Jews. He told us that there were really 613 commandments but because 6+1+3=10 we recognise the main 10 commandments. Rabbi Lewin ended his talk by showing us the Torah. Jewish people dress up the Torah with a crown, necklace and more! I was extremely excited to see the Torah, and I vividly
remember waiting in line.
The writing on the Torah was perfect and looked like it had been printed. The Torah was written in Hebrew and although I couldn’t understand it I could tell how important it was to Jewish people. After looking at the Torah we went back into the main lobby area to get our bags and we quickly took a
photo before boarding the buses that would take us to St. Mary’s Cathedral.
When we arrived at the Cathedral we ate our lunch and recess then we got back into our RE classes ready for a tour with our RE teacher, unfortunately Mrs Reyes wasn’t able to be with our class but
luckily Mrs Chapman took our class.
We started by looking at the crypt. We walked down the stairs and we worked in our booklets. On the floor there was a massive mosaic in the shape of a cross. At each point of the cross there was a scene from the creation story. In the crypt were buried Australia’s Catholic leaders as well as objects that
were special to the priests.
Next we went upstairs and looked at the altar and again we filled out our activity booklets. The altar was amazing and very beautiful. I could see the statues of the 12 apostles and in the stained glass window behind the altar there was beautiful imagery. After we finished our tour we went outside for a photo and shortly after we got our bags and lined back up in our RE classes ready to board the buses.
This time I sat in the corridor next to Mariam. The ride back to school was as short as the ride from school and it went by fast. When we arrived at school the teachers stood in front of the classes and
marked the roll for the last time.
I think that visiting the Synagogue and the Cathedral was an amazing experience and one to remember. I think that the two religions are similar in some ways but completely different in other ways. The experience was amazing and I learnt a lot from it.
(Charlotte Menolotto 7.6)
Young Christian Students (YCS) is starting at St Agnes!
This term, It is with excitement that I welcome Young Christian Students
(YCS) to St Agnes, a student run organisation that has already attracted
What is YCS?
(Taken from the Official YCS Website https://aycs.org.au)
The Young Christian Students is an international Movement, present in over 80
countries, that empowers secondary school students to take action based on what they
believe, in their student reality.
WE ARE RUN ENTIRELY BY SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS! YCS gives students the chance to be agents of change themselves. When they as students take ownership and responsibility for their Movement it allows them to develop the skills needed to lead an organisation as well as those needed to play an active leadership role in their community with other secondary school students.
They use the Joseph Cardijn inspired method, “SEE, JUDGE, ACT” which enables students to SEE what is happening in the world around us and analyse the facts. We then JUDGE this in light of our beliefs and the Gospel, and take ACTION to transform not only the world around us
Over the past 3 weeks, Sarah Agbulos, a Parramatta YCS Worker has visited our school and conducted an Introduction session on what YCS is all about, and a ‘Review of Life’ session where students were able to put their minds together and reflect on their own context about a social issue. YCS is open to all students and will be meeting fortnightly during Wednesday lunch time. I encourage all students who want to make a change in the world to come to YCS meetings and turn this want into a reality.
Here are two student reflections on being a part of YCS so far:
When I first heard of YCS (Young Christian Students), I was really amazed. It involves social justice activities, that other students (like me), can join in. Honestly, I joined so that I can be involved in social justice work once again, and to be able to meet other people. I expected that as a member, we would be able to access anything to make our ideas come into a reality. For example, another Catholic school went to Parliament House, making a statement to free children in detention facilities. This fact made me think that, there are endless possibilities to what we can do in YCS. Also, I expect by being a member, I get to speak up to what I believe. We were able to share topics that we truly care about. The topic that appealed the most was gender equality.
Speaking of gender equality, Sarah (from YCS Parramatta) recently held a meeting to share our experiences about gender inequality. Then we all wrote down things about gender equality on a piece of paper. In this experience, my eyes were opened to the many instances that people were mistreated, due to their gender. This is because, in order for all of us to be in the same page, we have to share our experiences and empathise with others. I started thinking about how unfair it is for some people, and that being discriminated can be overwhelming for them. How gender can have a certain power for you, and the different people that stand up to this. This is something that made me think about those people that were discriminated, and how they feel inside. I’ve enjoyed the first few days on YCS, and learning about different things in every meeting.
(Amarra Bumactao 7.2)
I had chosen to join YCS to make a huge difference and impact on the subjects and topics shared around the whole world such as gender equality and judgement that is being discussed around the school. I joined YCS to make a big difference on the way that people visually see and hear about this topic.
As a member of YCS, I expect to help the communities to join as one and help teach each other
understand the social issues we all face.
In YCS we have meetings as a whole team and discuss the topics that need to be solved and we began with the issue on gender equality. In our recent meeting, we had contributed to an exercise and discussed what we can do to help solve this problem around the community. At the end of the meeting it had all of us thinking what we can do to improve and gather more ideas to further understand this problem without it having a negative impact on our school community.
(Year 8 Student )
Year 9 RE - Project Based Learning
Over the past 5 weeks, Year 9 RE classes have embarked on our first Project Based Learning project for the “Images of Jesus” unit. Students have been working towards answering the PBL project driving question:
How can we as students of St Agnes Catholic High School create, present and explain a contemporary visual presentation of Jesus Christ , based on the Gospels, so that we can engage our St Agnes community to respond to Jesus’ question “Who do you say I am?”.
As part of the PBL Project, an art exhibition of these artworks, known as ‘Christ Express’ will be open to our families, friends and community members on Friday, 24th August 2018. There are two sessions
available to view these artworks and to meet the artists:
Session 1: 10.30 am to 11.30 am
Session 2: 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm
To RSVP for Christ Express, please contact myself via email email@example.com or call 8882 0700 to make your booking for one or both of the sessions by Tuesday, 21st August. These details are
also available on the poster overleaf.
On behalf of the Year 9 RE teachers Mr Szczygiel, Mr Sadsad, Mrs Chapman and Ms Henderson, we look
forward to showcasing the wonderful artworks of our students with you all.
Sacramental Program 2018
This year, the St Agnes Formation Goal for students is for a deeper understanding and appreciation of the sacraments. We’ve been working towards this goal through our weekly Mass available at Recess with
Confessions available right after.
The Sacramental Program is our commitment to our students to ensure that Catholic formation is available to all students each year, particularly for students that as they mature choose to be a member of the Catholic Church. The formation sessions with cover the Sacraments of Initiation - Baptism, Reconciliation, Holy Communion and Confirmation and will include Scripture, teaching and discussions.
To our parents and guardians, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like your child to be a part of the Sacramental Program by no later than Wednesday, 22nd August. I look forward to sharing this wonderful journey of faith with you and your family
Pace e bene,
Religious Education Coordinator
On the 31st of July, all of year 7 and RE teachers went to an excursion to the Great Synagogue and St Mary’s Cathedral. We went there to understand Jesus’ background and what his culture actually means to us and Him. Another reason why we went there was so that we could get a deeper understanding of what we are learning in class. It was a very bright day which had no rain and barely any clouds in the sky. During the whole trip, I was astonished by the scenery and took every little detail in.
We first started at the St Agnes bus bay. The teacher arranged us in our class lines then separated us into A Line and B Line. The reason why they did this was because having all of Year 7 in one place would be too much, and having A Line go to one place while B Line at another was much easier. There were 4 buses and A Line split up into A1 and A2 being in one bus, and A3 and A4 in another bus. The bus ride to out first destination, The Great Synagogue, was very fun
and wasn’t boring at all.
A Line arrived at The Great Synagogue and we set down our bags in one corner. We were then lead to the actual Synagogue and it was massive. We were told by Rabbi Lewin that the whole place could hold 2000 people. Rabbi Lewin is very kind and is a very funny man. Me and my friends were always laughing whenever he made a joke, even if it wasn’t very good. The whole stage area which The Ark, The Torah, The Ner Tamid, The 10 Commandments, the Menorah, and the Bimah are located in is designed in a very fancy way and
has unique stone carvings.
We then left the Synagogue straight after we saw the Torah and went back outside of the Synagogue. We then hoped back onto the bus and went to the St Mary’s Cathedral. Once we arrived we had a little snack and toilet brake. While all of A line were about to go inside the St Mary’s Cathedral, there was an ibis that was pecking at all the food scraps that was leftover. The front of the Cathedral was very grand and looked like its design took its inspiration from
The 2 main things that I found interesting in the Cathedral were the different glass windows and the Crypt. Inside the crypt was where the bodies of different archbishops are kept. On the ground, there is a massive cross which stretches across the whole room. The second thing I found interesting was the Baptismal font and the gate that keeps that place secure. The actual gate is golden and Baptismal Font is surrounded by windows that have images of Jesus, Mary and other characters
from the bible.
The entire day was full of fun and not one dull moment. Everything that I did on that day was very memorable and I would love to go back there someday. I learned a lot on that day and discovered many new things about the Jewish faith.
(Christian Ramos 7.7)
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Bede 20 St. Agnes 10 - PDSSSC JUNIOR RUGBY LEAGUE GRAND FINAL
On Thursday 9/8 the Junior Rugby League team travelled out to Windsor Leagues Club to play against Bede Polding in the Grand Final. The team was strongly supported by the Inter team and their coach Mr. Dempsey
alongside numerous parents who proudly watched the team play.
Pre Game photo
Bede have been the benchmark of the competition, regularly defeating teams easily by 20 -30 points per game throughout the season. During the competition rounds, we lost to them by ten points but the commitment and effort of this team was a key factor in producing a highly competitive Grand Final.
With our usual team of 15 player (only 2 reserves), Bede turned up with what looked to be an NFL team, interchanging 3-4 players at a time to keep fresh legs on the park. They got to an early 10-0 lead which wasn't ideal, but desperate and committed defence allowed us to stay in the game. As soon as we put some points on the board, Bede started to feel some pressure as they rarely had team challenge them the way the St Agnes team had by 'staying in the game'. Our first points came through a try to Dwayne near the posts which was converted to make it 10-6 at half time.
Again Bede scored early in the second half to increase their lead before a try down the left hand side of the field to Samuel put us back in the game and only behind by 4. Unfortunately every time we were able to claw our way back into the game, handling errors ensured that we were not able to keep enough 'pressure' on Bede. Great commitment by all players particularly in defence allowed us to keep the opposition nervous. An unfortunate incident of the game by one of our key players turned out to be a one of those 'key turning moments' of a game. Bede took full opportunity of their new found advantage to grab an unassailable lead with only a few minutes remaining.
Key efforts were exhibited by our experienced players again, as they have produced all season in the forwards, Billy, Samuel and Dwayne, but the defence of players (who do not play regular rugby league) in the backline like Anish, Michael, George and some slippery runs from Izayah were highlights of yesterday.
The boys were upset and really disappointed when the siren sounded, and they were entitled to be after turning up every week with only 2 (sometimes 1 or 0) reserves, showcasing the commitment in reaching the final game of the season. It was a strong proud season from the team. Well done to the following players:-
Hohepa Witehira, Michael Piliae, Anish Khadka, Viliami Vunipola, Jordan Klessattel, George Salloum, Samuel Fuimaono, Sosefo Mafi, Jarvis Paluch, Billynishan Taupau, Tomasi Tupou, Dwayne Tukala, Isayah Gonzales and 3 other team members (media restricted).
Also, special thankyou to the following helpers:- Katalina Vave, Solo Tafau, Selenna Fuimaono
Dee Why Long Reef Excursion
On the 7th of August, the Year 10 cohort visited Long Reef peninsular and Dee Why beach. This was the compulsory fieldwork component of Stage 5 Geography.
Students are studying Environmental Change and Management this semester and visiting the beach during winter is a prime opportunity for students to witness the destructive nature of nature. This coupled with human activity in our coasts make sustainable management of this particular environment vitally important as it generates tourism dollars and suits the Australian preference for coastal living. 80% of Australians live on our coast.
Students were given a worksheet to complete, which included viewing and sketching various aspects of the coast from the top of Long Reef peninsular. This was followed by a thorough examining of the how the dunes and beaches are managed. They also visited the rock platform, which delighted the students but caused some anxious moments for teachers who were supervising them Thankfully there were no slips or falls.
The final part of this excursion involved sketching and describing the human impact of the beach. These include recreational parks, showering and toilet facilities, a seawall on which to sit, the maintenance of the grassed area and the businesses that support both residents and tourists alike.
Most of the students were well behaved and even maintained their good spirits when one bus forgot to collect two classes at the top of the peninsular. Students were complimented on polite behaviour while on the buses too and from the venue.
Special thanks go to Mr Szczygiel who agreed to attend the excursion as a last minute replacement teacher. Thanks also to Mrs Campkin, Mrs Millwood, Mr Azzopardi, Miss Clark, Miss Celima and Mr Sadsad, who helped supervise the excursion.
Elective History Museum Site Study
On the 2nd of August, students from the Stage 5 elective History class conducted a site study of the Museum of Natural History in Sydney.
This is the oldest museum in Australia and students were able to explore the entire museum. Students noted the various additional and original building and marvelled at the reconstructed or reserved examples of Australian fauna and fauna from around the globe.
Of particular interest was the Diprotodon (a giant wombat) from Australia’s ancient past. The wombat was the size of a small car. The reconstructed Thylacine and Marsupial lion were also popular exhibits. Students were able to interact with and view live exhibits as well.
Unfortunately, the dinosaur exhibition was closed for remodelling, however there were plenty of other pieces of interest including examples of Australian mineral wealth and meteorites.
On the second level of the museum students learned about Australian culture and cultural icons, including a large indigenous exhibit.
The students were all very well behaved while traveling to and from the exhibit on the train.
Before returning to Rooty Hill, students opted to have a Korean BBQ lunch having developed a craving for this after studying Korean History, the previous term. Although the restaurant was difficult to find, we eventually found it and discovered that Sydney not only has a Chinatown but a Korea town as well. Some students were challenged by the use of chopsticks but all had a very good day.
My thanks go to the Year 10 students who attended and represented St Agnes so well; Micah Fernandez, Nitish Kumar, Kylah, King, Abul Deng Tuil, Jaden Tamayo, Mikaella Manalo, Shreya Maharaj, Kimie Obrero and Angelene Concepcion. Thanks also to Jake Lennox our teacher in training who helped supervise on the day.
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What’s On at Penrith Observatory in September
Date: Saturday 8 September 2018
Event name: Public Astronomy Night: Working and Observing at the Largest Telescopes in the World
Speaker – Dr Caroline Foster
$50.00 Family (2 adults + 2 children)
Children under 3 years of age free.
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Time: 7pm – 9pm
Venue Address: Penrith Observatory (Building AO), Western Sydney University, Werrington North campus, Great Western Highway, Werrington 2747
Date: Saturday 22 September 2018
Event name: Astronomy Night: From Chaos to Cosmos: How the Ancient Greeks saw the Universe
Speaker – Dr Chris Matthew
$50.00 Family (2 adults + 2 children)
Children under 3 years of age free.
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Time: 7pm – 9pm
Venue Address: Penrith Observatory (Building AO), Western Sydney University, Werrington North campus, Great Western Highway, Werrington
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Catechesis for young adults
Drug and alcoholism abuse, marriage breakups, home violence and the destruction of the family are realities our community experience. The Parish of Baulkham Hills will be conducting a series of Catechesis for adults and teenagers (14 years onwards) starting on 6 of August until the end of September. These talks will help whoever listens to discover the meaning of life, create a sense of belonging and see the immense love God has for them. The talks are free and will be held on Monday and Thursday evenings from 7.30pm at 1 Canyon Rd, Baulkham Hills. More info from Lucas on 0428 813 256.
Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta is seeking a Nurse to attend World Youth Day 2019 in Panama. The role will be responsible for encouraging and coordinating healthy practices and the preliminary identification and assessment of medical, health and wellbeing needs of pilgrims. More information at: http://www.parra.catholic.edu.au/positions-vacant
If you’re studying or recently graduated from accounting and looking to get your foot in the door in finance, the Diocese of Parramatta Diocesan Development Fund is looking for a casual Trainee Assistant Accountant with an immediate start. For more information contact email@example.com
Concert at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta: 17 August
Sydney Philharmonia - Chamber Singers: TALBOT Path of Miracles - Tickets via
www.sydneyphilharmonia.com.au – More details at: www.stpatscathedral.com.au
Holy Spirit Seminary Open Day: 19 August
"Come and See Day" at Holy Spirit Seminary, Harris Park on 19 August 2018 is a whole-day event, inspired by Our Lord’s invitation to the two disciples of John the Baptist to “Come and see”, found in the Gospel of John. Open Day provides single men open to a priestly vocation with the opportunity to experience seminary life, beginning with Holy Mass at St Oliver’s Parish Church at 10 am, followed by talks, a tour, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and dinner with Bishop Vincent. RSVP essential. Please contact Fr John Paul Escarlan via firstname.lastname@example.org or 0420 310 771
Nigerian Mass in Igbo: 26 August
Rev Fr Chukwunonyerem Akamadu, Chaplain to the Nigerian Catholic community, will celebrate Mass at 12.30pm at Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish, 198 Old Prospect Road, Greystanes. Contact Fr Akamadu tel 0451 174 438, Stella Nwosu 0405 478 472.
Dad’s Support Group: 14 August
D.A.D.S MyTime Group is a group aiming to connect fathers and other male carers of children with a disability, developmental delay, ASD or a chronic illness to a support network of other fathers, helping the whole family. This is a free, government funded service. 7pm – 9pm at St Margaret Mary’s Parish Centre, 5 Chetwynd Rd, Merrylands. Call 0438 878 355 for more information or visit playgroupnsw.org.au or mytime.net.au. Tea & Coffee provided.
Feast of the Assumption Walk: 15 August
THE ANNUAL WALK ON THE FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION will take place on Wednesday 15 August, beginning at Noon with Mass at the Shrine of the Holy Innocents (8 Greyfriar Place, Kellyville). The walk starts after Mass at 1pm, continues along Windsor Road to St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta (14km). Refreshment stops occur along the way. All are welcome. Join us at any point of the walk. Contact the parish office to register on 9629-2595.
Marriage Enrichment Weekend: 17-19 August
Take the time to step back from everyday distractions and rediscover your relationship! 17 - 19 August at Mt Carmel Retreat Centre, Varroville, NSW. Book online at www.wwme.org.au - alternatively contact Adrian and Janet Sullivan: on 0490 774 419 or email@example.com
Australian Catholic Historical Society Lecture: 19 August
Senator Susan Ryan AO - Catholic Social Justice and parliamentary politics. Visit the ACHS website www.australiancatholichistoricalsociety.com.au for more information.
Christian Meditation: 19 August
The next Christian Meditation Introduction and Renewal Day at St Benedict's Monastery, 121 Arcadia Rd, Arcadia is on Sunday 19 August. Arrival is 10am for 10:30am. Presentations, Meditation and Mass. BYO picnic lunch, tea and coffee provided. Books and DVDs available for purchase. Registration on arrival. Voluntary Donation to the monks. Day closes around 3pm. Accommodation may be available at the monastery guest house ring: Br Terry 0438 282 318. Enquires: Ann Lomas 9653 2637
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