Congratulation Father Robert

On Monday, the 20th August Fr Robert celebrated the 35th anniversary of his ordination.

We congratulate Fr Robert and wish him well and keep him in our prayer.

We also hope that we will be able to celebrate his 40th anniversary in 5 years time with a great party.

Why not come to the morning tea at ST Joseph's this Sunday after the parish Family Mass 9:30am at St Joseph's and take the opportunity to congratulate Fr. Robert personally.

We will also use this opportunity to formally welcome Fr Robert and Fr Bogdan to our parish

May the Lord's holy presence
 fill your heart, Fr. Robert
and may His grace and peace
be with you.

Year of Youth Webinars - Coming soon - Register Now

Mental Health and Young People
Date: August 16, 2018
Time: 3.30 - 4.30pm
Free event. Further details contact Year of Youth 2018 on

Have you remembered your August CWF Envelope?

If not, you will find envelopes on the church pews or at the back of the church.
This is the most important charity initiative by our Church of Broken Bay.
Alldonations over $2 are tax deductible.
Please place envelops in collection baskets, or drop them at the parish office.

Have you set a date to meet Fr. Robert as Yet???

Fr Robert would like to gather with parishioners in homes around the parish. This could be day or night at a mutually agreed time. You may know of Catholics who live near you whom you could invite for a cuppa  at this meet and greet.
Fr Robert would like to hear from all parishioners as to their hopes and desires for being a vibrant and welcoming parish. 
Here is a list of the suburbs that our parish covers: Warriewood, North Narrabeen, Elanora Heights, Narrabeen, Collaroy, Collaroy Plateau, Wheeler Heights, Cromer, Cromer Heights, Frenchs Forest, Oxfords Falls, Ingleside, Belrose.
If you are interested please nominate your home. 
This is a real opportunity to be heard and to meet Fr Robert.

Family Mass and Welcome

Our next family mass is 26 Aug, 9.30am at St Joseph's and we are going to follow it with a welcome  morning tea in the Fr Sobb Hall with our 2 new priests, Fr Robert Borg and Fr Bogdan Skupien. All most welcome This is our opportunity to formally welcomeFr Robert Borg (Parish Priest) and Fr Bogdan Skupien (Assistant Priest)to our parish.

St Joseph’s Church - Renovations

Following the last Liturgy Committee Meeting advice is given of the following taking place:
·The kneelers have started to be refurbished and padded. This will take approximately a month to complete.
·New carpet will be installed hopefully after some electrical work is done to enhance the lighting in the body of the church and Sanctuary.


I.T. ministry: we urgently need more volunteers to assist with operating the slideshows at our weekend Masses.  We endeavor to roster our operators on only one Mass per month; however, at present we are struggling to find sufficient volunteers. 
It is a very simple job - just follow the print-out press the buttons! 
Young people (upper primary school and upwards) encouraged to apply. 
If you can assist, please contact the Parish Office, or Sarah Webster:

Can you give an Hour on a Sunday, Once a Month?

At St Rose we have 17 volunteers, who take communion at least once a month, some  more than once a month,  to people at War Vets, Elizabeth Jenkins and Plateau View, visiting some 69 people over the month.  Some people are only visited once a month!
Can you give one hour a week? 
If not on Sunday another day maybe.? 
If you are interested and want to know more, Please contact parish office on Phone:  9982 1057—Email:

Roster Access for Parish Ministers.

Are available on the parish Website You are able to browse the rosters section by going to

Communion to the Sick Rosters for St Rose -
Visitation list (cannot be made public) - these lists will be placed Sacristy each week, pick up a copy when you come into to pick up your PIX. please let Parish Office know if list needs updating (  All contact details and personal data is not included in the roster, please contact your coordinator for a copy of contact details.

St Aloysius’ College Biennial Open Day

Sunday, 9 September 2018 St Aloysius’ College invites you to attend our biennial Open Day. We will demonstrate how St Aloysius’ educates young men of conscience, competence, compassion and commitment.This is an opportunity for you to tour our facilities and to meet our teachers and students, providing an insight into teaching and learning at St Aloysius’. A range of co-curricular activities including Sports, Drama, Music and Cadets will be on display, showcasing the well-rounded school experience the College offers. Staff and students will also be available to share with you the religious and spiritual life of the College, how we care for each student, and partner with their parents as they become “Men for Others”.  Junior School (Years 3 to 6): 9.30am - 12.00pm at 29 Burton Street, Milsons Point Senior School (Years 7 to 12): 10.30am - 1.00pm at 47 Upper Pitt Street, Milsons Point Bookings are not required. For further information, please visit the College website…

We can make a Difference.

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What is the Charitable Works Fund?
The Charitable Works Fund is a centralised fund dedicated to the support of the major charitable and pastoral activities of the Broken Bay diocese.

It is our charity and through our participation, we as community, are able to make a difference.

At the formation of the Diocese of Broken Bay, it was agreed that in this way, all parishes in the diocese, are able to contribute to a consolidated fund that can be more effectively used to reach out where funds are needed. Each Parish is committed to contribute a set annual sum to works of charity.

The CWF is administered by a committee that meets regularly to oversee the appeals conducted each year through the parishes, to set parish assessments and supervise the distribution of funds to the agencies.

The Lakes Catholic Parish, in partnership with other parishes of our Diocese, is able to assist thousands of people each year. It is a way to make sure that the money we donate is not minimi…


All paid or volunteer workers engaged in a child-related role must have a clear Working with Children Check to work in a child-related ministry. This disclosure references the legislation, Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.


Through its listening and dialogue sessions, the Plenary Council will give all people the opportunity to say what is on their mind and in their heart. It is a chance to speak boldly but also listen with an open and humble heart.

There is much pain, distress and anger to name a few of the emotions of the people of God. Socially and demographically, Church composition has changed significantly over the last 40 years. Our institutions have grown and we find people where they gather now, not where the primary points of congregation used to be in our parish churches. We are charged to hear the many voices.

So it is timely for us all to participate in this plenary process. But to do it requires imagination not only of the organisers but of the participants. Under canon law, 50% of the members of the Plenary will be ordained clergy. It is critical that the voices of many are heard gently through this initial stage so that the conversations transmitted to them reflect impetus, not just noi…

Plenary Council 2020 - Working to make sure Jesus is at the Heart of Everything

Archbishop Mark Coleridge says he will be “working to make sure Jesus is at the heart of everything” as he prepares to lead Australia’s Catholics through the sexual abuse crisis and the upcoming historic plenary council.

“This will mean helping the Church find a distinctively Gospel voice in the great social debates – not fighting ideology with ideology, but engaging issues with the power of the Gospel,” Archbishop Coleridge said.
“Throughout history, the great surges of Gospel energy have come when things looked grim. That’s where we are now,” Archbishop Coleridge said.
“The great opportunity we have is to open ourselves to the power of God in our weakness and allow God to build a new and unexpected future for us.
“That will mean a humbler, simpler and more joyful Church. It will also mean a more missionary Church.”
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Why Plenary Council 2020 Matters

The Plenary Council to be held in 2020 represents an extraordinary and unique opportunity to discover and discern, with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, the future course for the Church in Australia. It is time to ask “What do you think God is asking of us in Australia?”

The Plenary Council opens up opportunity for all of God’s people to name those issues that are important to our faith, and to share perspectives and practices that God can use to touch ordinary lives. As a gift of the Holy Spirit, the Plenary
Council has the potential to open up new horizons within ourselves and our Catholic communities, to discern ways to live our faith anew in contemporary Australian society. It will decide and legislate on matters that will shape and impact upon generations of Australian Catholics to come.

(Rev 2:7) Why Plenary Council 2020 Matters

Plenary Council 2020

is Launched today on Pentecost Sunday “Listen to what the Spirit is saying.”
Pope Francis has approved the Australian Bishops’ decision to hold a Plenary Council in Australia in 2020 and 2021. It is a significant moment for the Church in Australia to make decisions about the future. To prepare the agenda for the Plenary Council, all of God’s people are invited to reflect on the question: “What do you think God is asking of us in Australia at this time?” Find out more about the Plenary Council 2020 at the new website now online:
At the time of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit enabled all people to understand one another. The Holy Spirit transcended all languages, customs and cultures and the early communities of faith were able to listen to one another and hear the message of Jesus, of God’s great love for the world.