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The following is just a snippet of what's happening in the Parish.
Please read our latest newsletter for all the news.
A SNIPPET FROM THIS WEEK'S NEWSLETTER - The Suffering Servant
Today’s gospel reading might be seen as a
commentary on the final verse from last
Sunday’s text. We heard that Jesus “gave
his disciples strict orders not to tell anyone
that he was the Christ”. This directive,
repeated elsewhere, seems to be aimed at
preventing misunderstanding about the kind of Messiah
Jesus was. The need for it becomes evident immediately.
In the religious political ferment of Jesus’ time, there
were strong expectations in the land that a Messiah would
arise to throw off the Roman yoke. Memories of the
armed uprising of the Maccabees were still strong. Jesus
is determined not to be cast in the role of a violent
insurrectionist who would triumphantly restore Jewish
independence. On the contrary his destiny is to suffer
rejection and execution. His is the path of Isaiah's
To read the full article, please see this week's newsletter.
JESUIT MISSION ANNUAL APPEAL: WEEKEND 6/7 SEPTEMBER
Help the Jesuits serve
those in the developing world; whether they be school children in East Timor, landmine
victims in Cambodia, homeless as a result of the typhoon in the Philippines,
refugees in Thailand, young men & women in Myanmar, university students in India,
Aids sufferers in Africa. Fr Stephen Sinn sj will speak to our parish next weekend.
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.
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).
GOLDEN WEDDING CELEBRATION
Cathedral of St Stephen
invites couples celebrating 50 years or more wedding anniversary,
together with their families and friends, to Mass
in the Cathedral on Sat 4 October at 10am followed by
refreshments in the Hanly Room, Francis Rush Centre.
RSVP to Cathedral Office 3324 3030 by Wednesday 1 Oct.
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: email@example.com