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A SNIPPET FROM THIS WEEK'S NEWSLETTER - Jesus’ Profound Love
Both the gospel for today and that for Pentecost Sunday
come from chapter 14 of John’s gospel. They have some
versus in common, notably Jesus’ assurance to his disciples
that his Father would send them “the Advocate, the Holy
Spirit”. On each Sunday therefore we remain with Jesus’
farewell discourse to his disciples. We continue to have the sense of eavesdropping
on an intimate conversation.
Last Sunday’s extract emerged out of the darkness into which the traitor Judas had
departed. This is the setting in which Jesus opens his heart in words of boundless
affection, both for his Father and for his disciples. This “loving out loud” does not
proceed in a straight line. It spirals around as one idea suggests another by
There are several apparent paradoxes. Jesus speaks of “my word”, then says it is
not his own but his Father’s. He says that he and the Father will make their home
with the loving disciple, yet speaks of going away to the Father. Two Sundays ago
he said, “I and the Father are one”. Today he declares that “the Father is greater
While our minds might wish for clarity and linear logic, our hearts can delight in the
play of such ambiguities and find them inexhaustibly fruitful. For there is no
mistaking the profound love with which Jesus speaks. As he opened his heart to
his anxious disciples on that fateful night, so now he invites us to let his words
secure us in “a peace that the world cannot give”.
Break Open the Word
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The Parish Office
will be CLOSED until approximately 12noon this coming Friday (6 May).
HOLY SPIRIT LAND UPDATE
for the Auchenflower Holy Spirit Land”. flyer which was inserted in last weekend’s parish newsletter is available via link here and limited copies are available in rotary stands at both churches. Further information may be accessed at the following link http://stfabersgreen.com.au/ project-information
PARISH SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION PROGRAMME 2015/16
(Confirmation and First
Eucharist). Next meeting (parent & child) is Rite of Illumination on Tuesday 3 May
at 5.30pm (& session repeated at 6.30pm) at Holy Spirit Church. Also, Presentation
of Candidates at Mass will be held next weekend 7—8 May at parish Masses.
Download Meeting dates for Confirmation and First Eucharist here
VOLUNTEER NEEDED URGENTLY OVERHEAD PROJECTOR ROSTER CO-ORDINATOR
Operator at weekend Masses at St Ignatius). Caterina, parish’s most recent OHP
roster co-ordinator is leaving Brisbane & therefore we are urgently seeking someone to
take over the roster co-ordinator role, nb. roster has already been prepared through
to mid—July so there’s not much to do just yet! If you are willing to take-on this role
please contact Parish Office 3870 7818 or email: email@example.com