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A SNIPPET FROM THIS WEEK'S NEWSLETTER ~ The Stony paths of Palestine
Pope Francis’s inspiration is the historical Jesus: Jesus
is the Son of God who became incarnate in our lowly
human condition. Tradition has given him such
magnificent titles that we can barely see him any longer
as the preacher of the kingdom of God walking the
stony paths of Palestine. What attracts Pope Francis of
Rome, as it attracted Francis of Assisi, is the Jesus who
preached a great hope for the people—the kingdom of God—and who
taught us to all call God Abba, dear Father, who had compassion for the
hungry and satisfied their hunger, who saw Jairus’s daughter dead and
restored her to life, who wept over the death of his friend Lazarus and
raised him to life again, who embraced children and raged against the
Pharisees” ill will. Because of his practice and preaching this Jesus faced
two trials, one religious and the other political, which resulted in his
crucifixion. Inspired by Jesus, the pope says clearly: “The Church
sometimes has locked itself up in small things, in small-minded rules.
The most important thing is the first proclamation: Jesus Christ has saved
you”. He saved us by teaching us how to live—not just by being pious
adherents of a religious institution. ... To read the
full article, please see the newsletter.
Extract from “What Pope Francis Is — The Reform of the Papacy by Francis” - America magazine.
PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL currently has vacancies for new members and Fr Peter
is calling for expressions of interest from parishioners, including youth or young
adults, who would be interested in joining the PPC. Phone Fr Peter on 3870 7818.
EASTER CEREMONIES CHOIR
All are welcome to help with the singing for the Easter
Ceremonies. If you would like to join the choir for the ceremonies, simply join us
one hour early to run through the music. If you know of any singers who have left
the church or who might like to join, please take this opportunity to evangelise.
MUSIC CONCERT The old boys and community of St. Laurence's College warmly
invite you to a concert at St. Ignatius on Monday 30th March at 7pm. Choral and
instrumental groups will perform an entertaining selection of works by a range of
composers, including compositions by one of our parish musicians, William Brown.
Entry is free, however a collection will be taken with all proceeds going to Jesuit
Mission (for Fr Cao in Burma).
PARISH LENTEN RECONCILIATION on Tuesday 31st March, 7pm at Holy Spirit Church.
ST IGNATIUS SCHOOL “Goldicott Opera” on Saturday 2nd May
|Brisbane West Deanery Information
Flower Arranging Workshop by James Robertson on
Saturday 14th March, 9—11.30am at Corinda Graceville parish
centre 19 Randolph St, Graceville. Cost $50. Will include
some basic wiring of flowers and a demonstration using a
difficult vase. Everyone will be doing their own arrangement
but interaction will be encouraged. BYO container,
not too big and definitely not a 'normal' vase. There will be
a selection of flowers & oasis provided. It will be helpful if
people could bring some things from their own garden
(greenery, ivy, camellia leaves etc). For full details / RSVP
- Anne Delsorte 3798 635. All proceeds to Catechesis of
the Good Shepherd Graceville atrium and our outreach to
PNG and China.
|Please take a copy of the March Brisbane West Deanery Newsletter
from the rotary stands or go to www.brisbanewestdeanery.com.au