Suggested Bulletin Notices and Notes from the Chancery Notes from the Chancery: 1. Diocesan Council for Ministry with Young People Request Elroy Aguiar on behalf of the Diocesan Council for Ministry with Young People is trying to gather information about youth groups and initiatives in the diocese. If there are youth activities taking place in your parish it would be appreciated if you could pass on some contact information and a brief description of your youth group/activity to [email protected] 2. Closure of the parish office at Kotara Fr Greg has decided to close the parish office at Kotara. This means All Saints Blackbutt South will now only have one parish office located at St Kevin's Cardiff. This change will take place effective Monday, 3 December. The office is located at 230 Main Road, Cardiff. The office hours will be Monday - Friday, 9am to 3pm, closed 12 noon to 1pm. The postal address is PO Box 233, Cardiff NSW 2285. Phone 4957 5949 Fax 4956 7168 Email carparish[email protected] Louise Byron will be in the office Mondays-Wednesdays & Anna Bojkowski will be in the office Wednesdays-Fridays. Suggested Bulletin Notices: We suggest you add “see bulletin notice board for more information” at the end of the appropriate notices. 1. The Refugee Action Network will be holding a fundraiser on Wednesday 28 November at 7.00pm at the Croatian Bowling Club, Albert Street, Wickham. Four choirs will be performing. For more information please contact Niko P 0406 296 141 E: [email protected] 2. Prayers for deceased bishops and priests will take place on Thursday 29 November at 6.00pm in the chapel at Sandgate Cemetery, 116 Maitland Road, Sandgate. All are welcome to attend. 3. A Mass for deceased nurses will take place on Friday 30 November at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 841 Hunter Street, Newcastle West at 12.00pm. All friends and relatives are most welcome to attend this very beautiful ceremony. For more information contact Colleen Canny, P 4932 7611. 4. You are invited to a music workshop with Oliver Brett, the Assistant Director of Music for St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney on Friday 30 November from 1.00pm – 4.00pm at St Therese’s Catholic Church, 53 Royal Street, New Lambton. For further information contact the parish P 4960 8010. 5. The Dutch Society ‘Concordia’ Newcastle and Hunter Region invites you to celebrate the official arrival of St Nicholas on Saturday 1 December at Marmong Park, George Street, Marmong Point at 12.00pm. There will be a sausage sizzle, toy raffle and Dutch pancakes. Children who have been booked in will receive free sweets and a drink. For further information and bookings contact Joop de Wit, P 4954 5227. 6. You are invited to mark the ordination of Fr Paul Bird CSsR as Bishop of Ballarat in a celebration of the Eucharist led by Bishop Bird on Saturday 1 December at Corpus Christi Church, Platt Street, Waratah at 5.30pm. For further information contact the parish, P 4960 8010. 7. The Newcastle & Hunter Multicultural Choral Society will be holding its 35 th annual Christmas performance on Sunday 2 December at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 841 Hunter Street, Newcastle West at 7.00pm. All are welcome to attend. For more information contact Joop de Wit, P 4954 5227 E [email protected] 8. You are invited to celebrate International Day of People with Disability on Monday 3 December from 10.00am – 3.00pm at Maitland Town Hall, High Street, Maitland. There will be an Expo, fun activities, inspirational speeches, entertainment, lucky door prizes and a barbecue lunch. For more information E [email protected] 9. You are invited to the centenary celebrations of St James’ Parish Church in Muswellbrook from Thursday–Sunday 6–9 December. There will be a Christmas Concert at St Joseph’s High School, Aberdeen, a trip down memory lane with the pupils of St Joseph’s Primary School, Vigil Mass with Children’s Choir, family outdoor movie night and barbecue and a special Mass and picnic to mark the centenary. For further information contact Fr John Alexander, P 6543 1167. 10. Newcastle Catholic Charismatic Renewal is having a Thanksgiving Mass to thank the Lord for his work in our lives this year. It will be on Friday 7 December at 7.30pm at St Patrick's Catholic Church, 11 Macquarie Street, Wallsend. All are invited to come to Mass and share supper afterwards. For more information P 4955 9575. 11. The Church of St Brigid at Raymond Terrace is 150 years old this year and there will be a celebration on Sunday 9 December. Morning tea in the parish hall will follow the 9.30am Mass and all current and former parishioners and priests, students and teachers of St Brigid’s School and Sisters of Mercy are warmly invited. There will be a photo display, entertainment by St Brigid’s pupils, children’s activities and more! If you have photos to contribute, please contact the parish office, P 4987 1888 or E [email protected] to arrange for them to be scanned. You are invited to ‘bring a plate’ for morning tea and stay to enjoy a free barbecue lunch. Enquiries to the parish office as above. 12. Join Newcastle’s internationally acclaimed vocal ensemble, the University of Newcastle Chamber Choir, for their sublime annual Christmas event, A Christmas Carol Celebration. Featuring esteemed harpist, Miriam Lawson the choir will perform Britten’s exquisite Ceremony of Carols along with traditional and contemporary Christmas works. Directed by Dr Philip Matthias the concert also features Daniel Dries on organ and brass ensemble Just Brass, conducted by John Kellaway. The event will take place on Tuesday 18 December at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 841 Hunter Street, Newcastle West at 7.00pm. Tickets are available through www.stickytickets.com.au or at the door. Discounts available for group bookings.