August 27: 7th Annual Blessing of Our Land

The Catholic and Anglican Parishes of the Kurri Kurri and Cessnock areas warmly invite to the 7th Annual Blessing of Our Land – ‘Walking Together’.

As an expression of the Tri-Diocesan Covenant between the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle and the Catholic Dioceses of Maitland-Newcastle and Broken Bay, the Catholic and Anglican Parishes of the Kurri Kurri and Cessnock Areas invite people of all Christian Churches, and those who do not belong to any religious group, to this liturgy and picnic.

Please arrive at 11.30am for 12 Noon on Sunday, 27th August 2017 at Pokolbin Community Hall, 128 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin, in the beautiful Vineyards of the Hunter Valley.

Beginning with an Aboriginal Smoking Ceremony, the liturgy will last about 30 minutes and we will give thanks for the blessings bestowed on us over the past 12 months, acknowledge our sins, pray for what we need and invoke God’s blessing on our land.

A shared picnic lunch will follow. BYO everything. Activities will be provided for the children. Pokolbin Community Hall has nice grounds and the hall is modern and well-appointed with a good kitchen and toilet facilities.

Time: 11.30am for 12noon
Date: Sunday 27th August 2017
Venue: Pokolbin Community Hall, 128 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin
RSVP: 2 August 2017
A: 6 Cumberland St (PO Box 12) Cessnock NSW 2325
E: cesparish@mn.catholic.org.au P: 4990 1551