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A SNIPPET FROM THIS WEEK'S NEWSLETTER - I Will Be Lifted Up
The reading comes from Jesus’ dialogue with the
Pharisee Nicodemus who, significantly, comes to
Jesus at night. In John’s gospel Nicodemus
reappears much later with an abundance of
ointments and spices to anoint the body of Jesus.
Whether he ever became a believer is not made clear.
The reading plays with the ambiguity of the phrase “lifted up”.
Jesus is physically lifted up on the cross to die, but those with eyes
of faith know that he is really being lifted up in glory to the Father.
On the cross Jesus is already Lord. Like the Israelites of old who
found life by gazing at the bronze serpent, those who look upon the
cross will have eternal life. The instrument of death becomes the
tree of eternal life.
The text that follows contains memorable and encouraging
assertions: “God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son
…” and “God sent his Son into the world not to condemn the world,
but so that through him the world might be saved”. This is what we
celebrated several months ago in the paschal liturgies. How good to
have occasion to recapture the spirit of those days! Break Open the Word.
UPDATING PARISH’S VOLUNTEERS & BLUE CARD REGISTERS
Parish volunteers are
requested, particularly those who hold a blue card, to contact Sandy at the Parish
Office (Mon—Wed) on 3870 7818 to update your contact details & / or provide your
blue card number & expiry date. Alternatively, scan &/or email your blue card details
to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you to those who have already done so.
SPACE TO CREATE
Space to Create with Marea Richardson & Kerry Holland.
10— 13 Oct. A residential Ignatian retreat with music and
art for those who wish to have space to reflect and create.
These gentle and nurturing days begin by inviting you to
enter into the music and art through relaxation & imagery,
to be present to the moment and to allow God's life-giving
presence into the depths of who you are. Cost: $495 (incl.
ensuite accomm., all meals and simple art materials).
Held at Santa Teresa Spirituality Centre, Ormiston.
Full details &/ or bookings for any of the above P: 3368 2450 or
E: email@example.com | faberspirituality.org.au
2014-2015 PARISH SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION PROGRAMME
Enrolments are now being taken for those children in Year 3 and above
who wish to complete their initiation into the Catholic Faith Community.
The Programme begins with the Sacrament of Reconciliation
in October / November this year and the Sacraments of Confirmation
and First Eucharist in the post Easter Season 2015.
(Please note children will need to receive Reconciliation this year
before Confirmation & First Eucharist).
Enrolment packs are available Click here to download an enrolment pack. Enrolments close Wednesday 17th September 2014.
Enquiries: Cathy Bennett 3870 7818 (Wednesdays) E: firstname.lastname@example.org
ST IGNATIUS PEACE THROUGH JUSTICE GROUP
As stewards of God’s creation we
need to see nature as sacred, to be treasured & preserved. To raise our awareness
of the task & to become more sensitive to our impact on nature & our responsibilities
toward the earth our group and the Children's Liturgy Group (Holy Spirit Church) are
organizing a seed planting exercise for all children on Sunday 14 September after the
8.30am Mass. All children are invited.
Also, we planning a Book Club, starting in
October with ‘Simplicity, An Invitation to Let Go’, by renowned Franciscan, Richard
Rohr. If you are interested please call Karin on 3870 7295 or contact any member
of the group or attend our next meeting on Monday 15 September, 7.30pm in the
Horstmann Room. (we hope to make copies of the book available to all participants).
BRISBANE WEST DEANERY INFORMATION
BWD Youth & Young Adult Picnic in the Park on Sunday
12 October from 10.30am at Rocks Riverside Park, Seventeen Mile Rocks. BYO something to share ... drinks, nibblies, salads, meats, sausages, desserts. Games, fun,
and friendship. Come along for a great day out! For more info please contact Michael Doherty 0409 235 480 or E: email@example.com. Please take a copy of the new September Brisbane West Deanery Newsletter from the rotary stands or go to http://www.brisbanewestdeanery.com.au