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A SNIPPET FROM THIS WEEK'S NEWSLETTER - Called in order to be sent
Jesus begins his ministry in Galilee where he was
brought up—a region at the crossroad of trade,
and of mixed population of Jews and Gentiles.
More than seven hundred years before, the prophet Isaiah had already
called it “the District of the Gentiles” (Isa 8:23). This suggests that,
from the outset, Jesus’ manifestation is destined not just to the Jews
but to the pagans as well.
Early in his ministry, Jesus calls the four first disciples. He is a man in a
hurry. Unlike the rabbis of his time, he does not wait for men to choose
him as their teacher; he himself chooses and calls them. The call of
the disciples means that Jesus wishes to share the task of preaching
Jesus tells the fisherman, “Follow me and I will make you into fishers of
Jesus teaches them the values of the kingdom that oftentimes are a
contradiction of their all-too-human ways. Their discipleship has its ups
and downs. But at the end of the Gospel we find them being
commissioned to go to the whole world and proclaim the gospel to
every creature (Mk 16:15) - to catch men and women for the kingdom.
Extract from St Paul Daily Reflection
Expect-a-Cuppa will be held this weekend. Parishioners are invited to stay after the 6pm
Saturday & 7am Sunday Masses at St Ignatius Church for a cup of tea or coffee.
URGENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to serve cuppa after “The Catholic Guy” sessions this
coming week. Two or three volunteers needed for each session; if you are available
to join a roster to serve the cuppa for the sessions listed on page 2 of newsletter please contact Betty Andrews 3870 8867 to nominate the session day and time you
can assist (nb. you do not need to be available to attend all sessions). Thank you.
PEACE THROUGH JUSTICE GROUP
Our first meeting of the year is Monday
22 February at 7.30pm in the Horstmann Room. New members always welcome.
PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL
Currently there are vacancies for new members of the
PPC. Please contact Fr Peter Quin sj P.P. (3870 7818) if you are interested in being
considered to become a member (meetings are normally held on the 2nd Thursday
of the month, from 7.30pm in the Horstmann Room).
ALSO, please note date change for the PPC’s 1st meeting of the year, now on Thursday
18 February at 7.30pm in the Horstmann Room (postponed due to clash with next
week’s “The Catholic Guy’ sessions).
IGNATIAN SPIRITUALITY INFORMATION
Full Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius Loyola, from mid-March 2016. Accompanied
individually over 30 weeks in daily life. A prayer pilgrimage. For further
information and application forms contact below (by Feb 2016).
Aust. Centres of Ignatius Spirituality— 2016 Program is available online now
via link on parish website and hard copies available from rotary stands.
For info. and / or bookings please phone 3368 2450 or
E: email@example.com | www.faberspirituality.org.au