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Advent Faith Development

There are exciting and interesting initiatives in developing one's Faith here

Advance Notice of Christmas Masses

  

Christmas Eve.              Children’s Mass                5:00 PM at the School

                                         Vigil Mass                          8:00 PM in the Church

 

 Christmas Day.                                                          8:00 AM in the Church

                                                                                     9:00 AM in the Church

Postponement of First Reconciliation preparation till 2021. Letter and advice is here

Laurie Woods has a new tricky bit, here

'Bible and Hebrew Thought' explores difficulties in translation from the Hebrew.

If you have not looked at these before, they are a great aid to understanding difficult parts of the Christian faith.

Bishop’s Christmas Appeal.

This Christmas, let us unite in demonstrating God’s unconditional love and keep families together. Your compassionate gifts and prayers will help CatholicCare’s Project Elizabeth to support vulnerable families to build strong, loving relationships. You can help give people the emotional and practical support they need to live their lives in love and joy. Please give generously to the Bishop’s Christmas Appeal.

Social Justice COVID-19 Food and Toiletries Drive.

Jesuit Refugee Service and House of Welcome are dealing with a 400% increase in emergency assistance calls and are needing to feed over 1,000 people facing destitution each week. You can help by running a food and toiletry drive or donating yourself. For more information, contact Patrice Moriarty 0409 399 505 or, House of Welcome office@houseofwelcome.com.au or JRS amelia.savage@jrs.org.au

Please welcome Rev Fr Shinto Francis

to both OLN and STA Parishes, who will join us from 30th November, 2020.
Fr Shinto comes to us from St Bernadette’s Parish, Castle Hill.

We are looking for more readers, commentators and ministers of the altar, especially Sunday masses 
so if you are interested please talk to Len or Richard on the parish phone number 4759 1034 to discuss the ministry.

Confirmation, First Communion and Preparations in Progress are here

Note from Mark Geerligs is here

 

Len has published a new article here

Cambodian Catholic Mission Project is here

Refugee Support details are here

Laurie Woods is dealing with some tricky bits of the Bible here 

The Well, online support produced by the Parramatta Diocese is here 

Letter from Head, Religious Education commenting on changes in RE here

Parish Management Team August Report is here.

Intercessory prayer for Katarina Kabiriera and Taabeia Ibouri is here

Masses

 At Lawson, our church is open for a shortened form of Mass, restricted to 24 PERSONS, (not 30 as before).
   In accord with Diocese recommendations, it is advised that masks be worn

 There will be no music in view of the size of our church and in accordance with government regulation.

  • In addition you will need to register your attendance at OLN by emailing on olon3@bigpond.com or calling Richard on the office phone number 4759 1034 or at Springwood by calling Debbie on 4754 1052 as this detail is required by law.

  • Also required by law is that each person who attends must record their name and phone number on the attendance sheets provided as you enter the church.

  • Please bring your own pen or use the pencil provided and take it with you. 

  • Hymn books and missals are not to be used. 

  • No objects are permitted to be passed around, hence there can be no passing of the collection plate.  

  • A plate will be left on the Offertory Table for you to drop in your contribution on the way out and to collect your bulletin.

  • We may need your occasional assistance to sanitise the area after Mass.

Mass Times at OLN,

We will have Masses at

 Saturday 5.00 pm Vigil

 Sunday 8.00 am and 9.00 am

 Our weekday mass times will remain at Tuesday 5pm, Wednesday 5pm, Thursday 9.00am.

Older, Current News

 Please note most of the news is in the Bulletin available by clicking on the Bulletin link

  • A notice to Confirmation families and a Holy Spirit meditation please click on the link,  Sacramental Team

  • Masses are being recorded each week and available by clicking on the Recorded Masses link