PO Box 1239 Wollongong NSW 2500 Phone: (02) 4222 2400 Email: S U B M I S S I O N S & A D V E R T I S I N G Phone: (02) 4222 2400 Email: Journey is a bi-annual publication and welcomes submissions of articles, photographs and advertisements. Regretfully, we cannot guarantee publication or replies to unsuccessful submisisons. Submission deadline for the Winter 2018 edition is 14 May 2018. D I S C L A I M E R & C O P Y R I G H T 26,000 copies of Journey are printed and distributed through 32 parishes and 44 schools in the Illawarra, Macarthur, Shoalhaven and Southern Highlands of NSW. Views expresssed in published articles are not necessarily those of the publisher or editor. The editors may refuse to accept copy or other material, including advertisements, for publication. Inclusion of an advertisement in Journey does not reflect endorsement or responsibility from the publisher or editors. Material in Journey is copyright and may not be reproduced without the permission of the editor. E D I T I O N N O . 6 4 S U MM E R 2 0 1 7 ISSN 1835-7024 Publisher Catholic Diocese of Wollongong Editors Daniel Hopper Jude Hennessy Graphic Design Jeremy Yuen Administration Helen Bennett Lisa Metcalfe Proofing Daniel Hopper Lorraine Tobin F ROM T H E B I S HO P 3 Practising what we preach E D I TO R I A L 4 Reasons for hope D I O C E S AN & PA R I S H L I F E 6 “He must increase, I must decrease” An interview with Bishop Peter 14 Introducing Anna: An interview with our new director of professional standards and safeguarding 16 Youth Ministry: From discontent to progress 17 Youth Ministry: Live Youth Alive 18 An (extra)ordinary life: An interview with Patricia Reynolds OAM 20 Love has no alibi: Pope Francis’ message for the world day of the poor 24 Worth sharing? Let your religion be less of a theory and more of a love affair 28 Five minutes with Robert Falzon: An interview with the co-founder of menALIVE 30 Art inspiration: Advent art reflections inspire thousands 34 For the good of our common humanity: Euthanasia bill defeated in NSW Parliament 36 Renewal for mission: Divine renovation in action 37 Winner, winner, chicken dinner: Journey Magazine wins award 39 Here to stay: volunteer catechists to stay in government schools 40 A manifestation of living stones: Work commences on a new church for Rosemeadow 41 Cassandra strikes the right chord: Australian Pastoral Musicians Network Conference 44 Christmas 2017: Mass & Reconciliation Times C AT HO L I C E DU C AT I ON 12 Studio5: Smart place, Heart space 21 Africa immersion 26 The challenges of being a young carer 32 Celebrating success in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education 35 Reverse mission C AT HO L I C C A R E 22 I get by with a little help from my friend: A story of friendship that transcends time and the challenges of an intellectual disability 38 Good practice is universal: CatholicCare shares insights with the USA 6 17 14 24 32 28 12 30 22 COVER PHOTO: DANIEL HOPPER