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Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017

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October 19, 2017

An update from Mr. Greg Donnelly MLC regarding the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017…. Parliament of New South Wales The Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017 is currently before the Legislative Council. The following link will take you to the webpage relating to the bill https://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/bills/Pages/bill-details.aspx?pk=3422. Further debate on the bill was expected yesterday, but did not… Read More ›

Waiting for Gabriel-Seminar for Couples hoping to conceive

Waiting for Gabriel-Seminar for Couples hoping to conceive The Life, Marriage & Family Office will be hosting a seminar entitled Waiting for Gabriel – A seminar for Couples Hoping to Conceive. This topic is of particular interest to couples that are trying to conceive a child where they may have infertility issues and are seeking… Read More ›

Weekly Prayer Intention for the Month of October

Nationwide Month of Prayer & Fasting for Marriage & Families Visit http://www.acmfc.org.au  for more information.  Week 1 Month of Prayer and Fasting for Marriage and Family: This week we pray for the flourishing of marriages and families in Australia. Please make this your intention during Mass, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, parish rosaries and prayer… Read More ›

Bishop Vincent Long’s Pastoral letter on the same-sex marriage postal survey

Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv Pastoral letter on the same-sex marriage postal survey Dear sisters and brothers, As I write to you, the national debate on same-sex civil marriage is in full swing. It is an issue that many feel passionate about and hence, it has potential to polarise the community. I appeal to all Catholics in… Read More ›

Postal plebiscite on “same-sex marriage” announced

The Australian Government has announced there will be a postal plebiscite on whether the definition of marriage in the Marriage Act 1961 should be changed to include “same-sex marriage”. Ballot papers will be sent out to households on Tuesday, 12 September and all votes must be received back by Tuesday, 7 November. (ABS strongly encourages… Read More ›

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd: Invitation to a keynote dinner

What is the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd? “The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (COGS) (Montessori methodology in R.E) can now be found in parishes and schools in every continent of the world and has been adopted by the Missionaries of Charity in its work with children. It is an immensely powerful method of faith… Read More ›

Break Free-Exploring the Natural Alternatives to the Pill

Have you or do you know anyone who have experienced any side effects of The Pill and is there a natural alternative that’s just as effective? Yes there is! Come to this event and: * Get empowered with knowledge about your fertility. * Hear from accredited educators in natural fertility awareness methods * Hear practical… Read More ›

St Patrick’s Family Festival, 2-5pm March 18

On March 17 we celebrate St Patrick’s Day. It is celebrated in more countries than any other national festival. In Ireland, March 17 is a public holiday. Celebrations also occur in Great Britain, the US, Canada, New Zealand, Argentina, Russia, the Caribbean, and in various parts of Asia. St Patrick’s legacy has had a profound impact… Read More ›

Newfound Hope through LMF’s Inaugural Seminar for Married Couples Hoping to Conceive

The Diocese of Parramatta held its first seminar for couples hoping to conceive, entitled “Waiting for Gabriel” on Sunday 20th November, in Blacktown. Couples from various stages of life attended, whether engaged and preparing for marriage, recently married, married for several years, or married with some children. Catherine Bourne, who coordinates Natural Fertility Services within… Read More ›