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|AMENDED PARISH WEEKDAY MASSES
Please note changes to
weekday Masses, until
notice (while Fr Peter is undertaking treatment and
reducing his workload), are:-
* Holy Spirit Church: 9am Mondays and Fridays (no 9am Wednesday),
* St Ignatius Church: 5.30pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays,
(no 5.30pm Monday or Friday, and no 9am Saturday or Reconciliation).
SUNDAY MASS TIMES
*St Ignatius Toowong Saturday 6.00pm (Vigil); Sunday 7.00am & 5.00pm.
Reconciliation: Saturday from 5.15pm to 5.45pm, or by appointment.
*Holy Spirit Auchenflower: Sunday 8.30am.
A SNIPPET FROM THIS WEEK'S NEWSLETTER - The Narrow Door
This gospel text is hardly likely to ever be voted a favourite. It's not too much to imagine that Jesus spoke these hard sayings more in sorrow than condemnation.
Luke has assembled material found in different places in Matthew and prefaced it with the reminder that Jesus is on his way to Jerusalem. This provides an interpretative key for these sayings of Jesus. Facing increasing opposition and eventual denial and rejection he has made his choice. He know how high the stakes are. He will not flinch, he will not flee. He has chosen to go through the narrow door. He will not settle for easy companionship. Nor must those who want to enter the realm of God.
Extract from 'Break Open the Word' - 21 August 2016.
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WOMEN'S NIGHT OF SPIRITUALITY
Tuesday 23rd August ~ 7.30pm at Stuartholme School Chapel. Robyn Emerson will introduce this year's Guest Speakers -
*ANDREE RICE, is Deputy-Principal Boarding at Stuartholme. She spent a number of years living in remote aboriginal communities in NT.
*SUE BUCKINGHAM, from St Canisus Parish, Kings Cross and works at David's Place—a place of prayer and care for marginalised people.
*ADELE RICE AM, appointed a member of the order of Australia for her significant service to secondary education, and to the migrant and refugee community and Chair of FHEAL (Friends of HEAL).
* No Booking required. * Donation at the door. * Supper provided. * Parking Available
(refer to www.stuartholme.com for details on the day).
2016-2017 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 Confirmation in October /
November this year and the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Eucharist in
the post Easter Season 2017.
Enrolment Packs are available here. Enrolments close Wednesday 14th September 2016.
All Enquiries: Cathy Bennett 3870 7818 (Wednesdays)
or E: firstname.lastname@example.org
TOOWONG JESUIT CENTENARY EVENTS - BREAKING NEWS!
Announcing performers for the next Centenary Concert to be held on Sunday 25th September, from 2.30—3.30pm at
St Ignatius Church. Groups involved: Sydney Conservatorium
High School Choir, Avondale College Choir, Mount Alvernia
Choir, St. Aidan’s Choir, St. Laurence’s College Choir.
All choirs will perform separately and then will join to sing
under the direction of Dr Laszlo Nemes, Director of the Kodaly
Institute of the Liszt Academy of Budapest. Entry is free,
however a collection will be taken up for Jesuit Mission.