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A SNIPPET FROM THIS WEEK'S NEWSLETTER -
National Aboriginal &
Torres Strait Islander
"We all Stand on Sacred Ground: Learn, Respect and Celebrate"
Today in Chapter 6 of Mark's Gospel we hear of Jesus going to His home place with His disciples and he begins to teach in the synagogue. The listeners are astonished at what they hear. It seems to be so full of wisdom. They can't understand this. They have known Jesus and His family. They feel that the words coming from Him are too prophetic from a mere carpenter's son. They can't accept that a man from such a simple and humble background
would speak such words of wisdom and challenge them in such a prophetic way.
People still find it so hard that God can speak His wisdom through very humble instruments. This can happen even with the First Australians, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The whole of Australia has heard much wisdom from them over the years. But are their opinions taken seriously?
Perhaps in the Second Reading from Saint Paul we can gain further wisdom. He too, suffered a great deal of criticism and anger from people as he spoke the word of God to them. Saint Paul knew that he was doing God's will. Therefore this gave him enormous encouragement. He says that God's grace is all that he needs. In this beautiful passage he summarised this fact by saying, "May grace be enough for you: my power is at best in weakness."
On this NATSICC Sunday throughout Australia, let us see in the weaknesses that surround us in Australia, the strength of God to draw us forward onto a new chapter of happiness and hope in the years to come. Let us do this alongside all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.
This is our prayer. This is our hope. Archbishop Christopher Prowse, Catholic Archbishop of Canberra and Goulburn
Would you like to become an Altar Server? Any child who has
received their Confirmation and First Communion and is interested in becoming an
Altar Server, your parents can ph Tony 0438 192 298 (St Ignatius Church) or
Louise 3876 8786 (Holy Spirit Church) for more information (training provided).
ANNUAL JESUIT MISSION APPEAL
Fr Jeremy Clarke sj
will visit our parish on weekend of 4th and 5th July for
the Annual Jesuit Mission Appeal. ~ More information on Jesuit Mission available on website www.jesuitmission.org.au.
ANNUAL JESUIT MISSION APPEAL IN OUR PARISH THIS WEEKEND
Fr Jeremy Clarke sj and Ally Lynch from Jesuit Mission are visiting our parish and speaking at all Masses this weekend. This Appeal we will be focusing on Kasait, supporting the teacher training program and bursary fund. Together, we're helping shape the future of East Timor. For more information on 'Jesuit Mission' visit www.jesuitmission.org.au or 'Like' their page Facebook page— 'Jesuit Mission'. Jesuit Mission envelopes will be available on the pews and in rotary stands.
BO SANCHEZ IN BRISBANE
The Light of Jesus Family Qld invites you to its Grand Feast entitled "Lifted High" on Sunday 5th July, 2—5pm at Edmund Rice Performing Arts Centre at St Laurence's College, South Brisbane. Admission is free. Inquiries: Marie Saluta 0432 371 410 and Elvie Arpon 0432 307 992.
menALIVE — MAX 15
Is an Annual National Catholic Men's Event, now in it's 11th year. The theme this year is"REBUILD". 17th-19th July at St Leo's Catholic College, UQ St Lucia. It is not just a conference of presentations but a comprehensive experience. Cost: $245 pp. To register go to www.menalive.org.au or more info phone 3367 1402.
IGNITE YA WEEKEND - ONE LIFE
Ignite Youth are holding a Young Adults retreat and we would love for you to join us! It's a great weekend with inspirational speakers, Sacraments, prayer and a chance to connect with other young people who are keen to live an exciting life. Did we mention there'd be a bonfire? You've probably heard it over and over again: we've got One Life. But what does that even mean? And what are you doing with it? What does God want you to do with your one life? Life can get hectic and crazy way too often. Take a step out of it all and come get some well-deserved time away.
Who: School leavers – 25yo. When: 24th-26th July at Mt Tamborine Convention Centre, Mt Tamborine. Cost: Students $130 | Regular $150. For more details or to register head to www.igniteyouth.com/youngadults P: 3217 5199| E: firstname.lastname@example.org | facebook.com/igyouth