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||Holy Week Service Times
|Holy Thursday 2nd April
Altar of Repose after Mass in Parish Hall until 9pm
|Good Friday 3rd April
Stations of the Cross
|Easter Vigil 4th April
|Easter Sunday 5th April
|7am and 5pm
A SNIPPET FROM THIS WEEK'S NEWSLETTER ~ HOW WELL WE HAVE LOVED
In Lent comes the Gospel of John with its
surprising—indeed shocking—declaration, a
blazing new light into what the Christian life
is really about: God did not send the Son to
judge the world, but save it.
The idea is overwhelming, Jesus does not judge us or
Jesus save us—from our pettiness, our pride, our smallness.
Jesus does not reject us; he embraces us. Jesus does not label
us; he liberates us from ourselves, so that we might live the
life that Jesus did: raising the dead of soul to life; accepting
outcasts; making women disciples; curing the sick of heart.
An astonishment. The Gospel of John shines a burst of light
on another kind of relationship with Jesus, one based on
love—on trying with all our heart—rather than on obedience
to law and on winning, on getting the right score, on passing
a set of lifelong tests.
By Joan Chittister, extract from The Tablet, March 2015.
The old boys and community of St. Laurence's College warmly invite you to a concert at St. Ignatius Church 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).
MASSES OF REMEMBERANCE FOR ANZAC DAY 2015
100th Anniversary of the Landing at Gallipoli. Parishioners can submit names of
their family members who served at Gallipoli during WW1, please write names on
the front of an envelope and placed in the basket on the altar from next weekend
until Anzac Day weekend (similar to process used for November Masses).
The St. Ignatius Peace through Justice Group & PPC invite parishioners
to celebrate Easter with a shared dinner in the Parish Hall following Holy Saturday
Easter Vigil Mass (at St Ignatius Church) on Sat 4 April. Please join us, bring the
kids, and a plate of savouries (preferably finger food) and/or some drink to share.
CONCERT VOCAL MANOEUVRERS
Presents "Heavensong" at St Ignatius Church on Saturday 28th March from 7.30pm. Artists: Vocal soloists, Choral Ensembles. Repertoire: Renaissance, Baroque and Contemporary Sacred repertoire of the masters ranging from Aichinger, Bach to Paart (predominantly a capella). Info 3319 6147.
PARISH LENTEN RECONCILIATION
Will be held on Tuesday 31st March, 7pm at Holy Spirit Church.
PARISH SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION PROGRAMME
Attention families with child/ren enrolled (who received the Sacrament of Reconciliation last year). The Preparation Programme for the Sacraments of Confirmation & First Eucharist will begin next month. Click here for Meetings for Confirmation and First Eucharist 2015 dates.All meetings are vital, please transfer to your family diary — the first one is a Parent Meeting on Tuesday 28th April at 7pm in the Parish Office (nb. repeated Wednesday 29th April at 9.30am in the Parish Office).