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Key Concerns & Signs of Hope: Our Climate Future

Catholics in Coalition for Justice and Peace (CCJP) invite you to join us at our July Seminar, Key Concerns & Signs of Hope: Our Climate Future, to be presented by Professor Tim Flannery.

Professor Tim Flannery is one of Australia’s leading writers on climate change. An internationally acclaimed scientist, explorer and conservationist, Professor Flannery was named Australian of the Year in 2007.

Professor Flannery is Chief Councillor at The Climate Council, an independent non-profit organisation funded by donations by the public. The Council’s mission is to provide authoritative, expert advice to the Australian public on climate change.

Date: Sunday, 16 July 2017.

Time: 10am - 12 noon.

Venue: Convent of Mercy, 6 Victoria Road, Parramatta (opposite St Patrick's Cathedral).

Parking: Street parking is available with the exception of Victoria Road and O'Connell Street.

Donation: A $10 donation is appreciated.

Refreshments: Morning tea will be provided.

For more information, contact CCJP:
T: (02) 9745 0820. E: W:

Download the flyer (PDF)

All are welcome!

Do come along and bring interested friends with you.

Those distant from the Christian faith: July 2017 Prayer Intention of Pope Francis

We are all invited to join with Pope Francis and his worldwide prayer network in praying this month's intention: Those distant from the Christian faith.

Text of July video:

'Let us never forget that our joy is Jesus Christ - his faithful and inexhaustible love. When a Christian becomes sad, it means that he has distanced himself from Jesus. But then we must not leave him alone! We should offer him Christian hope - with our words, yes, but more with our testimony, with our freedom, with our joy.

Let us pray that our brothers and sisters who have strayed from the faith, through our prayer and witness to the Gospel, may rediscover the beauty of the Christian life.'

We invite you to post a reflection or prayer in our prayer space.

Invitation: Make Friends with People of Other Faiths.

We will share with others,
including people of different faiths
 and no religious faith,
the joys and struggles of this spiritual journey.
(Chapter Statement 2016)

On 14 June 2017, twenty-two of the world’s most prominent religious leaders, including Pope Francis, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and the Dalai Lama, made a joint statement encouraging people everywhere to make friends across religions. Friendship and getting to know one another are the antidotes to negativity and divisions in society, enhancing understanding and unity. 


The video statement was compiled from a series of in-depth standardised interviews made exclusively for this purpose. These interviews can be found here

 Further information about this initiative and additional resources can be found here

Take the Laudato Si' Pledge and Make a Difference

We will live simply, in a way that
takes into account the fragility of
Mother Earth by using her
resources more sparingly and,
where possible, living with less.
Chapter Statement 2016)

Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM) is undertaking a campaign to raise awareness of the Laudato Si’ message and to encourage the Catholic community to take action with the urgency required by the climate crisis.

The pledge has three aspects to it:

Pray for and with creation;
• Live more simply;
• Advocate 
to protect our common home.

Sisters of Mercy International Association of which Parramatta Congregation is a member, is a signer of the pledge. Our Chapter Statement commits us to action on behalf of the needs of Earth and Earth's people.

We invite you to consider signing on and taking action to protect our common home. Further information about the pledge can be found on the Live Laudato Si' website

Programmes on offer at Marymount Mercy Centre 2017/2018

Marymount Mercy Centre is our Spirituality Centre, offering attractive and comfortable facilities in a heritage-protected bushland setting, approximately 35 kilometres north-west of Sydney city centre.

Programmes are on offer in 2017/2018 for those preparing for perpetual profession, Formators and for clergy, religious and lay people interested in renewal.

A list of all programmes on offer in 2017 and 2018 can be downloaded here (PDF) Brochures for each of the individual programmes can be downloaded here

We welcome your inquiry and look forward to welcoming you to Marymount.

Messages to: Margaret Jones rsm - Director Marymount Mercy Centre

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