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A SNIPPET FROM THIS WEEK'S NEWSLETTER - Marriage & Divorce
The section on marriage may itself be divided into two. In the first part Jesus
is engaged in public argument with the Pharisees, in the second he answers his
disciples in private. In response to the Pharisees’ question Jesus quotes from
the second creation story in Genesis to reaffirm God’s original intention that
marriage be a life-long commitment. In contrast with other New Testament
writers (see Mt 5:32, 1 Cor. 7:10-16), Mark makes no reference to any
exceptions to the norm. ... Please see the newsletter for the full article
Extract from ‘Break Open the Word’—4 October 2015
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ON THE JOURNEY TOGETHER
– THE SYNOD ON THE FAMILY
I have arrived in Rome for the Synod of Bishops on the Family in the Modern World. I’ve worked very hard
to prepare for it and, now that I’m here, I’m looking forward to it very much.
People keep asking me what do you think will happen at the Synod? All I can say is: “I’m not sure”.
I think we could be in for surprises. The Holy Spirit is like that.
No one saw the Second Vatican Council coming and I hope, at least, we’re in for a few surprises at this
Synod. Because, if we just say the same things in the same way, why bother with having two Synods as
Pope Francis has decided we’ll have? ... Please see the newsletter for the full article.
- Archbishop Mark Coleridge
Fr John Reilly sj was released from hospital and returned to Toowong
presbytery during the past week.
Frs Peter, Gaetan & Toowong Jesuit Community will be absent from
the parish this coming week. Communion Services will be held instead of daily
Masses at St Ignatius from Monday to Thursday & Holy Spirit on Wednesday and Friday.
PPC’S “DINNERS FOR 8”
It's on again! This is a chance to
experience Church in the context of superb company, excellent food and great
conversation— Saturday 17 October. We are looking for Dinner hosts and guests.
Please let Charles Costello (0431 709 269) or the Parish Office (3870 7818) know if
you would like to be part of this adventure.
|ARCHDIOCESAN AND DEANERY INFORMATION
CATHOLIC PSYCHIATRIC PASTORAL CARE invites you to a
Mass to celebrate Queensland Mental Health Week on
Friday 9 October, 1pm at St Patrick’s Hall, Fortitude Valley
(church is closed for renovations), cnr McLachlan and
Morgan Sts. Light refreshments will follow Mass. Limited
parking is available in church grounds.
CALL TO HOLINESS 17th Annual Conference
Call toHoliness joins with John Paul 11 Institute (Melbourne) to present a conference on "The Family" at St. Ignatius Hall, Saturday 10th October, 9am. 6 Talks. Registrations:- Family $35 | Single $25 | Students/Pensioners $20. Group discounts available. Info: 3277 3849 | www.calltoholiness.com.au