2019 Connections Term 2

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4-5 RESOURCES

2019

8-9 TRAINING & FORMATION

TERM 2

10 CATECHIST FORMATION 12 REGISTER FOR SHERRY WEDDELL

PENTECOST SUNDAY 9 JUNE 2019

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‘Jesus Christ loves you; he gave his life to save you; and now he is living at your side every day to enlighten, strengthen and free you.’ Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium

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New Beginnings

In this Easter season and in our Christian life we rejoice in the Risen Christ who is our hope. The privilege and invitation of ministry within the Church is to serve as a bearer of this hope to others, to serve as witnesses of a new life of grace made possible by the Resurrection of Jesus. This divine hope is needed now more than ever, both within the Church and in our wider society. Where scandal, division and discord reigns we are called to be agents of reconciliation and healing, unfailing in our commitment to Gospel love and compassion, and ambassadors of a radical way of life and self-giving patterned on the life and mission of Jesus. In taking the Gospel to children and families in our State schools, the ministry of the catechist affirms that Jesus is a hope not simply given to ourselves but is a gift intended for others. Hope, like love and faith, is authentic only when it is shared. It has been my own privilege to share in this ministry of service and hope within the Office for Evangelisation over these four years. In late May, I will leave the service of the Diocese of Broken Bay with a profound sense of gratitude for the gifts that this time has brought. TERM 2 Liturgical Calendar 2019 Year C

In this respect I want to give particular thanks to Alison Newell, Michael Tebbutt, Joe Pulis, Colleen Smith and Sharon da Roza for their dedication and unfailing support over this time. The Diocese of Broken Bay is so well served by their professionalism and unmistakeable Christian leadership. It is their gifts which have raised the Diocese up to be a leading influence across Australia in Special Religious Education and which provides daily confidence to coordinators and catechists in their mission. I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to the CCD team for sharing their gifts with me. In taking leave of the Diocese of Broken Bay, I take up the offer of an appointment in evangelisation in the Archdiocese of Sydney, commencing with the role of Director of Parish 2020, a project of parish renewal and revitalisation. This role will provide advice and support to Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP in the progress of this work and its integration into the structures and ministries for evangelisation within the Archdiocese.

28 April

2nd Sunday of Easter

29 April

Term 2 commences

3 May

Feast of Sts Philip and James Apostles

Week 2

5 May

3rd Sunday of Easter

I assume this role with thanksgiving for the strength, vitality and inspiration of the Broken Bay Diocese, its communities and people who have, throughout this time of blessing, deepened my love for the Church.

Week 3

12 May

4th Sunday of Easter

With my personal gratitude and best wishes,

14 May

Feast of St Matthias Apostle

Week 4

19 May

5th Sunday of Easter

Week 5

26 May

6th Sunday of Easter

31 May

The Visitation of The Blessed Virgin Mary

Week 6

2 June

The Ascension of the Lord

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9 June

Pentecost Sunday

Week 8

16 June

The Most Holy Trinity

Week 9

23 June

The Most Holy BODY and BLOOD of Christ

24 June

Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

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The Most SACRED HEART of Jesus

29 June

Saints Peter and Paul

30 June

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

3 July

Feast of St Thomas Apostle

5 July

End of Term 2

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MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR, OFE

Week 1

I give thanks for the trust and leadership of now-Archbishop Peter Comensoli, the opportunity to develop and serve within the Office for Evangelisation and wider life of the diocese, and above all for the friendship and extraordinary dedication of colleagues, for our parish coordinators and catechists who exercise their ministry with a faithfilled passion for the Gospel and our people.

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Daniel Ang Director, Office for Evangelisation


New Life

The New Life of Easter in your Classrooms

In these days more than ever before, children and young people need to know the love of Christ. They need to know that they are loved immeasurably. Our lessons must deliver a message of love and of forgiveness, mercy and peace. Christian faith brings hope for the future and the children will be inspired with hope if you bring the love of the risen Lord into your classes. In doing so, it is important to model Christ’s love to them. Don’t bring a mixed message with you. When you see them, greet them with a smile. Model always the joy that faith can bring into their lives through your example in the classroom. Even when disciplining children, do so in a spirit of Christian love.

A Catechist’s checklist  Have I diligently prepared my lesson using the authorised Diocesan CCD curriculum: Walking with Jesus Pathways of Discipleship?

 Am I aware of teaching materials and resources available to support my lessons?

 Are my additional resources age-appropriate?  Do I teach with sensitivity, conscious of the learning ability of the children?

 Am I aware of the diverse range of students in my class?  Do I value the dignity of each child?  Do I understand the developmental stages of children?  Do I respect the students’ personal space?  Do I use the students’ names when speaking to them?

Those children who acknowledge you when they see you in the street, the supermarket or in Church, do so because they feel connected with you in a spiritual sense. You are the face of Christ to them! We know from Matthew’s Gospel what Jesus thinks of children: “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” (Matt 19:14). May the Holy Spirit guide you as you bring the love of Christ to children and young people. I wish you all a very happy and holy Easter season.

Alison

Diocesan Coordinator CCD, Office for Evangelisation

Always remember to

 Sign the attendance book for visiting SRE teachers upon arrival at the school

 Attend classes regularly and punctually - arrive at least 10 minutes before the lesson begins

 Greet the classroom teacher and find out his/her name  Discover and observe the school rules concerning discipline, toilets, and use of equipment and technology and be familiar with school procedures

 Never leave the class unattended and avoid activities that are dangerous

 Leave the classroom tidy and don’t keep the teacher of the next class waiting

 Notify the appropriate person if unable to attend class  Attend ongoing training courses, in-services and

FROM THE DIOCESAN COORDINATOR

In his Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel), Pope Francis tells us, “On the lips of the catechist the first proclamation must ring out over and over: ‘Jesus Christ loves you; he gave his life to save you; and now he is living at your side every day to enlighten, strengthen and free you.’” (EG 164)

You can bring the Walking with Jesus lessons to life by using storytelling, drama, music, meditation and craft to assist the learning process. For the Easter season, bring yellow and white flowers from the garden to adorn your sacred spaces and holy water to bless the children. Use the language of ‘new life’. Light a candle (battery in the classroom). Talk about Easter eggs that are a symbol of new life. Easter is the greatest story every told. It shaped the history of the world. Let the children see your joy as you spread this message.

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The season of Easter gives rise to new life and provides us with the opportunity to spread the joy of Easter in our SRE classes and breathe new life into hearts and minds of the children and young people we teach.

reflection days

 Co-operate with Parish Priest, Parish Catechist Coordinator and CCD Coordinators

 Keep a record of the number of students in the class – this will assist your Parish Coordinator

ENJOY YOUR WORK IN THE SRE CLASSROOM AS YOU BRING THE GOOD NEWS TO GOD’S CHILDREN CCD Newsletter Term 2, 2019 | Vol 24 Issue 2


Walking with Jesus Lesson Planner As you begin: Read the Unit Focus in the Teachers Manual and reflect on the lesson plan LESSON NO.: __________________________

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Resources: List the resources you will use to help you achieve the lesson aim. Sacred space items and a choice of SmartBoard USB, Bible stories, music, pictures, craft items, props, etc

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Concluding the lesson: Activity books closed Recap of lesson, prayer, song Farewell and dismiss students

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After the lesson: Did I achieve the aim of the lesson? What worked? What didn’t work? What would I do next time?

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LESSON PLANNER

Steps to Plan and Review

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* The aim of the lesson cannot be altered. You can use a variety of teaching strategies, methods and resources, but always come back to the aim of the lesson to ensure you stay on task. A template of this lesson planner can be found at https://www.bbcatholic.org.au/parish-community/ministries/ccd/curriculum CCD Newsletter Term 2, 2019 | Vol 24 Issue 2


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Frequently asked questions about training: Training is an important component of any volunteer work, including SRE. Training is designed to support catechists into the classroom. You learn in a safe, fun environment and meet new people. If you can’t attend training sessions, online training is available.

ongoing professional development every three years, as do all other catechists.

Q. Why do I have to do training?

A: NO! All new catechists must complete all 8 units of the compulsory CCD Ministry Induction course within the first 12 months of joining the ministry. The 3 units mentioned above must be completed by all SRE volunteers every three years.

A. The Bishop/Administrator of the Diocese of Broken Bay must sign a letter of assurance to the NSW Department of Education every year to confirm that all Catechists receive initial and ongoing training. The Department of Education and the NSW Heads of Christian Churches (including the Catholic Bishops) recognise a basic SRE training standard which all Christian Churches adhere to. In the Diocese of Broken Bay, this standard is known as the CCD Ministry Induction Course. The course covers 72 competencies across 8 topics. It is required to be completed for full authorisation. Better Balanced Futures (an initiative of the Inter Church Commission on Religious Education in Schools and All Faiths SRE certify the training programs of SRE Providers) Q: I am only a helper. Do I still need to attend training? A: Yes! Everyone is referred to as a catechist/SRE Teacher in the eyes of the NSW Department of Education, therefore any volunteer in a classroom must complete all 8 units of the compulsory CCD Ministry Induction Course.

Q: I am a new catechist and I have been told I only need to do 3 units of training, i.e. Child Protection, Authorised Curriculum and Classroom Management. Is this correct?

Q. I am not sure if my training is up to date or if there is something I need to attend? A. Please feel free to contact the registration desk either by email: registrations@bbcatholic.org.au with the details of your enquiry or phone: 8379 1643. Please leave a message if the phone is unattended and someone will return your call. Q. I need to complete the compulsory CCD Ministry Induction course, but I cannot attend all 8 units as advertised on the flyer. What should I do? A. The best thing to do is to contact the registrations desk and they can assist with planning a training schedule to suit your needs. For example, you could complete some units online and some face-toface.

Q: I have been a teacher and as I am qualified. Do I need to complete training?

Q. I have been doing my training online, but I have been told that the unit, Teaching the Authorised Curriculum, must be completed in a face-to-face class. Why is this?

A: Training exemptions are available for qualified teachers for units that relate specifically to teaching strategies. Some units may need to be completed depending on each individual case. Please contact registrations to discuss. Qualified teachers will need to undertake

A. The unit online is a ‘generic’ curriculum course, it gives insights to what an authorised curriculum is, but it does not train you in the use of the Diocese of Broken Bay’s authorised curriculum, Walking with Jesus, Pathways of Discipleship.

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From the CCD Training and Formation Registration Desk It was a pleasure last term to assist so many people into training that was suitable to their needs and accommodate their busy time schedules. It was wonderful to see so many of our catechists receive full (green) authorisation cards after completing the compulsory CCD Ministry Induction course. It is our aim this year in 2019 to transfer as many catechists from provisional (yellow) authorisation to full (green) authorisation cards and to ensure that we are compliant with the requirements of the NSW Department of Education. To do this, we require those on yellow authorisation cards to complete the compulsory training in full, as soon as possible. If you are unsure of what you need to do please contact the registrations desk for assistance. All catechists/helpers are required to complete the compulsory CCD Ministry Induction course. The CCD Ministry Induction course is compulsory training for all new catechists and those returning to teach after an extended break from teaching. It consists of eight 2-hour units. The CCDMI is also available to complete online except for the two units, Lesson Planning: Teaching the Authorised CCD Newsletter Term 2, 2019 | Vol 24 Issue 2

Curriculum and Teaching Strategies: Using the Interactive Whiteboard Resources which are both required to be completed ‘face to face’. The compulsory CCD Ministry Induction course will be held at 2 locations in Term 2, at St Ives and at The Entrance. We encourage all those on yellow provisional cards to contact the registrations desk to either register to attend one of these venues or register to complete online. If you have completed part of the CCDMI, you only need attend the remaining units. For more information about CCD training requirements and offerings please go to our CCD webpage www.bbcatholic.org.au/parish-community/ministries/ccd/ sre-training-and-formation or if you would like to know more about your personal training requirements please contact the registrations desk directly on PH: 8379 1643 or Email: registrations@bbcatholic.org.au Happy Training! Colleen


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Children’s Choir Games is a fun event for kids who love to sing. Anyone from Year 2 to Year 12 can come and join in the fun, singing and moving to music, meeting great new friends, playing games and learning lots of new skills. All the participants are divided into three choirs, and the choirs compete against each other for great prizes. There are workshops to learn the competition songs and polish your skills, so that your choir will be unbeatable! This year the Choir Games are being held at St Patrick’s church at Asquith, on Sunday 22 September. Registration opens at 12.30pm, workshops and rehearsals will follow, and then the GAMES begin at 3pm. Bring your friends and family to the Games to cheer you on, because People’s Choice points count towards the final tally! Their vote could make your choir the winners! Afternoon tea for everyone will follow. For further information or to register early, ph. 9456 2450 or email parishkccp@bbcatholic.org.au. Choir Games is an inclusive activity that catechists may wish to share with their classes. We can provide flyers for anyone who may be interested. Please contact Jenny Hildebrandt at jenny.hildebrandt@bbcatholic.org.au for flyers.

CHILDREN’S CHOIR GAMES Hosted by Kuring-gai Chase Catholic Parish

At St Patrick’s Church, Asquith 22 September 2019, from 12:30pm Open to any young person from Year 2 to Year 12 Registration fee: $5.00

DUTY of CARE

SAFEGUARDING KIDZ CORNER

Creating a Safe Working Environment in the SRE Classroom

all your actions are open and transparent.

 Demonstrate professional relationships with

students that cannot be misinterpreted as overly personal or inequitable.

 Seek advice from the CCD Coordinator if “grey” areas or ethical issues arise.

 Follow procedures re: reporting “risk of harm” to students or concerns of inappropriate conduct by anyone to school principal and to CCD.

 Know who to contact with your concerns or questions and CONTACT THEM.

with any student nor inappropriately pursue relationships with former students.

SAFEGUARDING

 Do not engage in a personal relationship

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 Be pastoral, but within your role and ensure that

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PROFESSIONAL BOUNDARIES

 Do not facilitate student access to materials that are unsuitable or age-inappropriate.

 Do not take photos of students.  Do not provide drugs or alcohol to students.  Do not give personal gifts or provide special favour to individual students including spending “special time”.

 Do not engage in private tuition of students outside the SRE classroom.

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CCD Training and Formation Offerings CCD training and formation opportunities serve those involved in the mission of Special Religious Education (SRE) in our State Schools but are also open to those in catechesis and evangelising outreach in our Diocese. The Office for Evangelisation offers CCD training to all interested people providing formation that enables the Gospel to be taken into the lives of others.

CCD Ministry induction course is compulsory for all new catechists and those catechists returning to teach after an extended break from teaching. The CCDMI is also available to complete online except for Teaching the Authorised Curriculum which is required to be completed ‘face to face’ along with Using the Interactive SmartBoard. Please contact registrations for more details. The CCD MI is being offered at two venues during Term 2.

 The Mission and Ministry of the Catechist  SRE Teacher in the Parish and the School  Safeguarding Children  Lesson Planning: Teaching the Authorised Curriculum  The Development of the Child and Adolescent I  Classroom Management: Positive Discipline  Introduction to the Bible  Teaching Strategies: Using the Interactive SmartBoard

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CCD TRAINING AND FORMATION OFFERINGS

*For catechists commencing their ministry in 2019, Safeguarding Children must be undertaken before going into the SRE classroom.

TERM 2

CCDMI Term 2 2019

Compulsory training for new catechists and helpers

Central Coast Region Location: Lecture Room, Our Lady of the Rosary, 12 Ashton Ave, The Entrance Morning Tea Provided, BYO Lunch Date: Thursday 16, 23, 30 May, 6, 13, 20, 27 June & 4 July 2019 Time: 9:30am to 12.00pm Register by: Thursday 9 May 2019 North Shore Hornsby and Northern Beaches Region Location: Corpus Christi, St Ives Parish Hall, 263 Mona Vale Road, St Ives Morning Tea Provided, BYO Lunch Date: Tuesday 14, 21, 28 May, 4, 11, 18, 25 June & 2 July 2019 Time: 9:30am – 12:00pm Register by: Tuesday 7 May 2019

Level 1

Tools for teaching in the SRE Classroom

WORKSHOP DAY

1. Miracles and Parables 2. Teaching Strategies: Using Music in the Classroom

Level 1 consists of 6 x 2-hour units and is complementary to the CCDMI. The units offered provide tools and strategies for the SRE classroom. During Term 2 there are two units on offer. North Shore Hornsby Region Location: Caroline Chisholm Centre, 423 Pennant Hills Road, Pennant Hills (Entry Via City View Road) Morning Tea Provided, BYO Lunch Date: Friday 31 May 2019 Time: 9:30am – 2:30pm Register by: Friday 24 May 2019

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Central Coast Region Location: Leo Mahon Room, St John the Baptist Parish, 125 Blackwall Rd, Woy Woy Morning Tea Provided, BYO Lunch Date: Friday 17 May 2019 Time: 9:30am – 2:30pm Register by: Friday 10 May 2019

Northern Beaches Region Location: Our Lady of Good Counsel, 9 Currie Road, Frenchs Forest Morning Tea Provided, BYO Lunch Date: Friday 24 May 2019 Time: 9:30am – 2:30pm Register by: Friday 17 May 2019


Northern Beaches Location: Lakes Parish Hall, 21 Lagoon Street, Narrabeen Date: Friday 12 July 2019 Time: 9:30am – 12:00pm Register by: Friday 5 July 2019

This level consists of twelve 2-hour units. Units offered cover the teachings of the Catholic Church. A certificate is awarded on successful completion of Level Two. 1. Catechist Spirituality

Reflection Mornings

CCD offers Reflection/Spirituality mornings for catechists and their friends. North Shore, Hornsby and Northern Beaches Regions Location: Corpus Christi, St Ives Parish Hall, 263 Mona Vale Road, St Ives Date: Monday 27 May 2019 Time: 9:30am – 12:00pm Register by: Monday 20 May 2019 Central Coast Region Location: Leo Mahon Room, St John the Baptist Parish, 125 Blackwall Rd, Woy Woy Date: Monday 3 June 2019 Time: 9:30am – 12:00pm Register by: Monday 27 May 2019

Level 2

The Church in the 3rd Millennium

Term 3 2019

2. Vatican II and Renewal in the Church 3. Development of the Child and Adolescent II 4. Catholic Sacraments of Initiation 5. Tools for Catechesis: The Catechism and General Directory for Catechesis 6. The Natural World and Religion 7. The Old Testament: The Story of the Faith Community - Exodus/Sinai 8. The History of Liturgy 9. The New Testament: Jesus the New Covenant 10. Catholic Social Teaching 11. Interfaith Dialogue and Ecumenism 12. An Australian Perspective on World Religions

For ALL registrations and training enquiries please phone: 8379 1643 or Email: registrations@bbcatholic.org.au

North Shore, Hornsby and Northern Beaches Regions Location: Corpus Christi, St Ives Parish Hall, 263 Mona Vale Road, St Ives Morning Tea Provided Date: Monday 5, 12, 19, 26 August and 2, 9, September 2019 Time: 9:30am – 2:30pm Register by: Monday 29 July 2019

CCD TRAINING AND FORMATION OFFERINGS

North Shore & Hornsby Region Location: Caroline Chisholm Centre, 423 Pennant Hills Road, Pennant Hills (Entry via City View Road) Date: Wednesday 10 July 2019 Time: 9:30am – 12:00pm Register by: Wednesday 3 July 2019

SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN

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Central Coast Region Location: Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish Hall, 165 Serpentine Road, Terrigal Date: Monday 8 July 2019 Time: 9:30am – 12:00pm Register by: Monday 1 July 2019

In-Service Training

REFLECTION/SPIRITUALITY MORNINGS

School Holiday In-Service: Safeguarding Children Experienced catechists are required to attend In-Service Training every three years in 1) Classroom Management, 2) Authorised Curriculum and 3) Safeguarding Children. During the winter school holidays, the training being offered is Safeguarding Children.

Central Coast Region Location: Lecture Room, Our Lady of the Rosary, 12 Ashton Ave, The Entrance Morning Tea Provided Date: Friday 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 August and 6 September 2019 Time: 9:30am – 2:30pm Register by: Friday 26 July 2019

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Being a Disciple of Jesus

How do I become a disciple of Jesus? When we received the Sacraments of Initiation, we were called to live a life of holiness and to become part of the evangelising mission of the People of God, the Church. Our Baptism is a co-missioning for proclaiming the Word, an invitation to a relationship through prayer and contemplation with the Trinity and to work for justice and the stewardship of the whole of creation. The challenge for each of us who has been baptised is, “How do I grow as a disciple?” Once again the sacraments of Initiation confer all the graces that are required for each of us to grow in a life of holiness and to be an active member of the team that evangelises the world. (CCC n 1533) We must step out in faith.

While maybe not as dramatic as the task that Moses or the prophets were given when God said “Go”, it is just as important. We are not travelling to the ends of the world as the apostles were instructed but we still know that Jesus is with us in all we do. In Evangelii Gaudium, Pope Francis writes about the delightful and comforting joy of evangelizing and he reminds us that “an evangelizer must never look like someone who has just come back from a funeral!” and urges us to “… recover and deepen our enthusiasm, that delightful and comforting joy of evangelizing, even when it is in tears that we must sow…“ n10 Evangelii Gaudium

We belong to a Church that is called to go forth

We belong to a Church that is called to go forth. It is in going forth that we do what Jesus did. Jesus is the Word of God made flesh and as such, he travelled the length and breadth of Palestine proclaiming the coming of the Kingdom of God, in both His words and His actions.

When we read the Sacred Scriptures, time and again we hear God calling forth individuals, giving them a task and then telling them to “Go!” The word of God constantly shows us how God challenges those who believe in him “to go forth”. Abraham received the call to set out for a new land (cf. Gen 12:1-3). Moses heard God’s call: “Go, I send you” (Ex 3:10) and led the people towards the promised land (cf. Ex 3:17). To Jeremiah God says: “To all whom I send you, you shall go” (Jer 1:7). n 20 Evangelii Gaudium

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Pope Francis goes on to say in Evangelii Gaudium that each of us needs to discern the direction in which the Lord is sending us. We are all asked to listen to God with ‘the ear of heart’ and to answer God’s call to from our own comfort space and “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.” Matt 28:18 - -20 So, what does all this mean for us who go into our local state schools and teach Special Religious Education to the Catholic children attending? We have already discerned which path we are to follow as disciples of Jesus. Our ministry takes us to the schools to proclaim the Good News of Jesus.

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As an SRE teacher and disciple of Jesus then, we must convey the joy of the message that we are proclaiming to the children. We need to be enthusiastic and welcoming We not only teach by what we say but also what we do, how we relate to the children and the way we interact with all the other SRE teachers at the school. We also need to be in relationship with the Trinity. We need to be a people who are generous of heart and filled with a spirit of joy. We are, after all, proclaiming the Good News, that God, the Father loved us so much, He sent His Son, Jesus to tell us of that love. Jesus ultimately gave His life for us and won for us eternal life and restored our relationship with the Father. Jesus promised us His Holy Spirit and it is through that Holy Spirit we can continue Jesus’ work of telling all the Good News. Loving Father, You sent your Son Jesus to lead us back into relationship with You. May your Holy Spirit enlighten out minds, warm our hearts and enliven our spirit that we may be joyful witnesses of Your love for every person. Help us to take up our cross each day As we strive to walk with Jesus. Help us to joyfully proclaim Your Good News By what we say and what we do. Intensify our faith in You and may our hunger for your Word never cease. We pray this through Jesus, Your Son, in union with the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Michael Tebbutt Regional Co-ordinator - Central Coast


CONFRATERNITY OF CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE BROKEN BAY Caroline Chisholm Centre 423 Pennant Hills Rd PENNANT HILLS NSW 2120 PO Box 340 PENNANT HILLS NSW 1715 ALISON NEWELL CCD Diocesan Coordinator P: 8379 1637 M: 0424 737 911 E: alison.newell@bbcatholic.org.au SHARON DA ROZA Diocesan CCD Admin (NSH & NB Regions) P: 8379 1638 E: sharon.daroza@bbcatholic.org.au

Central Coast CCD Resource Centre 12 Ashton Ave THE ENTRANCE NSW 2261 (Behind OLOR Church) PO Box 390 THE ENTRANCE NSW 2261 MICHAEL TEBBUTT Central Coast Region P: 8379 1641 M: 0407 218 677 E: Michael.tebbutt@bbcatholic.org.au COLLEEN SMITH Central Coast Admin P: 8379 1642 E: colleen.smith@bbcatholic.org.au Registrations for CCD Training P: 8379 1643 E: registrations@bbcatholic.org.au WWJ Curriculum Resources P: 8379 1642 E: ccdresources@bbcatholic.org.au

“From Scripture to Pope Francis: Church Tradition and the Call to Justice” A formation morning for all involved in justice and social engagement in the Diocese of Broken Bay, and for all those interested in joining the conversation. Social justice is the great call to action within the Church. Presented by Dr Anthony Maher, (Visiting Professor at Charles Sturt University and Education Officer for the Catholic Schools Office Diocese of Broken Bay), this event will explore the call to justice and mercy arising from sacred Scriptures, through to Vatican II, and as demonstrated by Pope Francis. The reflection will include discussion on how each parish in the Diocese may respond to the Pope’s ‘Call to Holiness’ through social justice.

Saturday 25 May 2019 10:00am – 12:00pm Venue: Magnificat Room, Chatswood Parish Meeting Rooms, Kirk St, Chatswood

AROUND THE DIOCESE

JOHN DONNELLY Northern Beaches Region P: 8379 1640 M: TBA E: john.donnelly@bbcatholic.org.au

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JOE PULIS North Shore Hornsby Region P: 8379 1639 M:0438 229 541 E: joe.pulis@bbcatholic.org.au

RSVP: By Wednesday 22 May 2019 to Natalie Moutia Natalie Moutia faith.formation@bbcatholic.org.au 8379 1626 CCD Newsletter Term 2, 2019 | Vol 24 Issue 2


Sherry Weddell, author of “FORMING INTENTIONAL DISCIPLES”

and Co-founder of the Catherine of Siena Institute

An invitation to all Catechists in the Diocese of Broken Bay

Friday 13 September 2019

Discerning Discipleship in the Practice of Ministry A day for Catechists, Sacramental Coordinators and those involved in children’s or family ministries Topics include:

• Exploring Intentional Discipleship • Thresholds of discipleship, in particular in ministry to children and families • Discern our own calling as disciples, and identify our gifts Morning Tea and Lunch provided Enquiries: Colleen Smith registrations@bbcatholic.org.au or 8379 1642

Time: m 0p 10am - 2:3 Venue: olm hish Caroline C, Bldg 2, Centre ills Road nt H 423 Penna ills Pennant H

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