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Calendar of events for July

4 July

Feast Day of Saints Peter and Paul

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Sunday
(NAIDOC Week commences).

5 July

Theology on Tap
“Left to Tell”. Immaculée Ilibagiza will share her moving story of surviving the 1994 Rwandan genocide where she lost her family and many of her friends. Today she is regarded as one of world's leading speakers on peace, faith, and forgiveness. Immaculée will sign copies of her books purchased on the night. TOT is for young people agef 18-35. Time: 6.30pm. Where: PJ Gallagher’s Irish Pub, 74 Church St, Parramatta. Details: 

7 July

Blessed Peter To Rot

12-16 July

Sydney Congress Embracing the New Evangelisation. Bishop Julian Porteous, Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney and chair of the congress, welcomes people of all ages, especially youth, to come together and learn about the New Evangelisation, called for by Pope John Paul II. Details:

13-17  July

Looking Beyond Division
The Centre for Ecumenical Studies is offering a five-day winter school introducing the study of ecumenism. The Centre’s academic co-ordinators are Rev Prof Emeritus Robert Gribben and Rev Dr Ray Williamson; international guest lecturer Rev Dr John Gibaut, Director of the World Council of Churches’ Faith and Order Commission. Where: United Theological College, 16 Masons Dve, North Parramatta. Details: Rev Dr Ray Williamson (02) 6272 6213, 0417 447 981

16-18 July

'The Road to Emmaus' Diocesan Youth & Young Adults Camp
Relive the Emmaus experience; by Journeying with Christ, Receive life from the Word, Reconciliation, and discover Christ's presence and love in the Eucharist. Meet other young people, make new friends, share ideas & experiences, grow spiritually and more Where: Galston Gorge Conference Centre, 8 Crusader Rd, Galston. Details and registration at the Diocesan Youth Website: events/diocesan-events/

19 July

Theology on Tap
Franciscan Friars of the Renewal from New York. Fr Stan Fortuna and the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal will be back in Sydney, speaking and performing at TOT. Their mission is to serve the poor and evangelise through teaching & preaching the Holy Gospel. Starts 6.30pm at PJ Gallagher’s Irish Pub, 74 Church St, Parramatta. $10 steaks before 7pm. TOT is for young adults 18-35. Details: 

30 July – 1 August

Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend
For married couples. Where:  Winbourne, Edmund Rice Retreat Centre, Mulgoa. Bookings: (02) 6379 1125, (02) 4283 3435,

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