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Friday, 20 October 2017

Feast Days Coming UP

All Saints Wednesday 1st November

  • 9.15am – St Rose Church
  • 7.00pm – St Joseph’s Church                  

All Souls Day – Thursday 2nd November

  • 9.15am – St Joseph’s 


At its September Meeting the PPC agreed to trial Morning Tea in the Parish Hall after the 9.30am Mass at St Josephs. This came about after much discussion and taking into consideration the safety of the younger children running around, climbing the tree, etc.

The issue with kettles of boiling water on the tables under the Portico outside the main doors of the church and our obligations, which is the responsibility of all parishioners under the Work Health and Safety Act, is to ensure that all care is taken to avoid injury, especially to young children.
Last Sunday was the first trial and I believe it went well. A sizeable crowd came over. The older members had somewhere to sit and chat with each other over a cup of coffee and cake. This in itself is a big plus.

Also being entertained by the Choir during Morning Tea was an added bonus. With Advent just six weeks away Christmas Carols has the promise of being big in Narrabeen this Christmas!
It was suggested that the PPC consult with Family Group Leaders to work together to make whatever necessary improvements need to be made to improve Sunday Morning Tea in the Parish Hall.

We already have a proposal before the PPC that we have a path laid directly between the Church and the Hall as a means of easier access to both venues.

On another matter, all co-ordinators of Parish Ministries will be receiving correspondence from various members of the PPC regarding Job Descriptions of the various ministries they co-ordinate. If you are a co-ordinator and do not receive a request from the PPC within the next three weeks please phone Danka, our parish secretary, on 9982 1058 or email her on

Tom Colman,
Chair Parish Pastoral Council

Parish Ministries and Volunteers

Dear Parishioners,

According to parishioners who attended our evening with Tony Davies in May this year we have over 40 ministries currently in our parish….listed below.   We have many who volunteer in these ministries and we thank you for your time and talent.  Our records, unfortunately, are not up to date so if you coordinate or lead a ministry can you please provide the following details by email to Danka at the parish office ( :
Name of Ministry / church or location / your first and last name / your contact mobile and email
Thank you on behalf of the Parish Pastoral Council.

Read full article to see Ministries identified.

This Sunday’s Gospel Challenge

Jesus’ response to his questioners makes me wonder ‘what belongs to God’ in my life.

Does God truly get what rightfully belongs to God, or just the leftovers in my busy schedule?

If only giving God what belongs to God was as simple as paying taxes.

My God asks more of me than that.
© Mary Coloe

Pope Francis@Pontifex

Along with the Saints,

let the joy and beauty of living the Gospel 

shine through the witness of our lives.


The weekend is a unique opportunity for dads and their teenage sons (12-15 yrs) to embark on a quest of discovery. This fun weekend is facilitated by Robert Falzon of MenAlive.
Cost:  $150 per father and $130 per son.

  • This includes 2 nights’ accommodation, 
  • meals from breakfast on Saturday to lunch on Sunday (including morning and afternoon teas and supper) 
  • and two shared adventure activities for both of you. 

When & Where:   3-5 November at Lutanda Yarramundi Conference Centre, 761 Springwood Rd, Yarramundi (15 mins South West of Richmond)  Enquiries: Encounter Office, 9307 8477 /  Click here for further details and Registration Flyer.
To register go to: 

Catholic Youth Broken Bay

CYBB Training Days are an opportunity to gather young people and youth leaders interested and involved in local ministry to network and receive essential spiritual and practical formation.

This training day will give attendees the chance to look forward to the Year of Youth, open discussion and create concrete plans for your parish and the greater diocese for 2018.

When:  Saturday 28 October, 9:30am – 2:00pm
Where: Holy Name, Wahroonga Parish, 35 Billyard Ave, Wahroonga. RSVP:

Mass for People with Special Needs

When: Sunday, 19 November at 9.30am
Where: Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral Yardley Ave, Waitara
Contact: Steven Buhagiar 0415 600 290 for  more information.

Lakes Catholic Parish Playgroup

When:    Mondays 9:15am 10:55am
Where:   Lakes Parish Hall, Lagoon St, Narrabeen
Contact : Nuala 0451944474 or Amy 0421981485
Donation $2 per child $4 per family 
All Welcome


Our next catechist meeting is this coming Wednesday, 25 October, 12.30pm ]
in Lakes Parish Hall in Narrabeen.  

Bring a plate to share.       


In Bujuni, a remote parish deep in the heart of Uganda, bringing life into the world is often fraught with danger. Many women take great risks to get to the nearest affordable maternity ward at St Luke Bujuni Health Centre. Despite the tireless work of Sister Mary Goretti and her small staff, the health centre does not have the capacity to deal with the influx of high-risk pregnancies amongst the many expectant mothers. Sadly, the potential consequences can be tragic. With your support through Catholic Mission, Sister Goretti is hoping to expand St Luke’s and provide essential services for women and children. 
Please give generously to support women and children’s health through Jesus’ life-giving mission today.   Envelopes are on church pews and can be placed on the collection plates during Mass.  Freecall: 1800 257 296

Friday, 13 October 2017

Neighbourhoods of Grace

“The church is not a building we visit, or a structure we fit into,
or an organisation we join and belong to.  Even though the Church has aspects of all of these elements, the substance of the local Church is the common fellowship of persons in grace”  
(Most  Rev Peter A Comensoli)

Free copy of October Broken Bay News is out now. 
Take one home with you and read the special Neighbourhoods of Grace / Divine Renovation article on our parish. 


  are all WELCOME
The St Vincent de Paul Conferences of St Rose of Lima and St Josephs will be holding a clothing drive commencing this weekend and for the next two weekends.

Only saleable or wearable items are to be donated. Clothing only Please!
our donations may be left in the foyer of the church.

Our new shop at 22-24 Roger Street Brookvale is well worth a visit for anyone who is looking for a bargain and a pleasant shopping experience.

Thank you for your impending assistance to our needy brothers and sisters in Christ.