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A SNIPPET FROM THIS WEEK'S NEWSLETTER
~TO APPRECIATE ALL I HAVE~
That's what a brush with cancer really teaches you. You now know, deep in your heart, that you can't escape your mortality.
I'll need these tests every year, probably for the rest of my life (because of the treatment options I took); it's going to be my own personal version of Ash Wednesday, only with different props and different personnel. Ash Wednesday comes with a priest and some ashes; my check-ups come with a radiographer and a near-coffin experience. And either way, it makes you feel uncomfortable and it makes you think.
And yet I'm grateful for it. Because it's going to mean I never can entirely take life for granted again; and each and every year, I'm going to have a big reminder of that. The truth is, of course that there isn't one of us who can take life for granted: none of us knows what is round the corner, cancer can strike any one of us and not only those who have already had a brush with it. So the funny thing is that my new normal is actually your normal as well, because the unknown that's ahead of us is everyone's normal. And life is richer, I reckon, for acknowledge that.
Joanne Moorhead— The Tablet (25 April 2015)
PARISH SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION PROGRAMME 2014/15
(for Confirmation & First Eucharist). Reminders: 1. Confirmation Reflection and practice (parent and child) is on this Sunday 24 May at 11am or 1pm at Holy Spirit Church and 2. First Eucharist Reflection (parent and child) is next Sunday 31 May at 11am or 1pm at Holy Spirit Church.
YOUNG AT HEART
Join us on Friday 29th May to attend a movie of choice at the
morning session at the Regal Twin, Graceville / Eldorado Cinema, Indooroopilly.
Followed by lunch nearby. Contact Ursula 3878 9002 or Beryl 3371 5210 for details.
OPEN THE CHURCH
St Ignatius Church will be open from 2pm Friday 29th May (staying
open through to 5.30pm Mass). All are welcome to come for as short or long a time
as suits—no structured prayer, nor formalities—it’s your quiet time with the Lord.
Enquiries: Betty Andrews 3870 8867.
(Welcome & Care) have been meeting regularly for 10 years this month. This group started with a "think tank" meeting in April 2005; then Fr Peter called the Welcoming CommunityGroup together for the first meeting on Saturday 21st May 2005 seeking to establish a 'welcoming ministry'. Subsequently the name KOINONIA was adopted (a Greek word with a rich variety of meanings, such as Community, Solidarity, Eucharist, Fellowship and journeying in Faith together). It involves reaching out to all peoples and building community. ~ New members always welcome and the next meeting is on Saturday 30th May at 10am in the Horstmann Room.
CWL TOOWONG BRANCH
Next meeting is on Monday 1 June after the 9am Mass at Holy Spirit Church. New members welcome. Enquiries: DelDoherty 3371 7746.
ST VINCENT DE PAUL, TOOWONG
Next meeting is on Tuesday 2 June at 7.45pm in the Horstmann Room.
Fr Frank Brennan sj Brisbane Book Launch for his latest
book “Amplifying that still, small voice” on Thursday 11th June, 7.30pm at St Ignatius
Toowong Parish Office.
PARISH DATE CLAIMER:- ‘Women’s Night of Spirituality’ on Tuesday 25th August. Watch this space for more information soon.