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A SNIPPET FROM THIS WEEK'S NEWSLETTER - Life-affirming —
The season of Lent, is a gift. It offers us
the time and space to stand back and
look at the big picture—the big picture of our human
condition within the horizon of divine love. We survey the
whole story of salvation from the dawn of creation to the
climax of Jesus’ mission among us. At no other time of the
year do we engage is such a sustained exploration of our
vocation as human beings.
Our guides on the way are the great story-tellers of the
Old Testament, the dynamic an provocative preacher
Paul, and above all Jesus himself via the evangelists
Matthew and John. Today’s ensemble of readings
challenges us to reflect deeply on the choices that confront
us daily, just as they have since the dawn of time. Do we
choose what is life-affirming or what is life-denying, and
what are the implications?
(First Sunday of Lent—Break Open the Word)
WELCOME VISITING JESUITS
Fr Cao SJ is making a ‘flying’ visit to our parish this
weekend, while back in Australia visiting family and Fr Mark Raper SJ is also here
this Saturday for a visit and a chat
PARISH LENTEN REFLECTION 2014
“EVANGELII GAUDIUM” Frs. Quin, Pereira & Reilly
will lead a series of discussions on Pope Francis’ recent exhortation “Evangelii
Gaudium, The Joy of the Gospel”. We would love as many parishioners as possible
to join us on Wednesday 12 March from 7.30-8.30pm in Horstmann Room (and then 19 & 26 March & 9 April).
CATHOLIC PSYCHIATRIC PASTORAL CARE
The Archdiocese has a Pastoral Care Ministry for the
psychiatric area. We are looking for volunteers to be
trained to work within this Ministry.
Could this be your Ministry?
The team need mature committed Catholics with an
ability to relate pastorally to those who are suffering a
mental illness. The training course is held at the CPPC
Centre each Wednesday from 7 May to 26 November from
9am-3.30pm. We require a voluntary commitment of
8 hours per week on completion of the Course in the
various ministries e.g. Day Care, Hospitals & Hostels.
Final date of applications is Friday 25 April.
Please apply now in writing to: Fr Jim Smith, Catholic
Psychiatric Pastoral Care, 58 Morgan Street, Fortitude
Valley Qld 4006 or Email: email@example.com or 3252 5461 (Mon-Fri 8.30am-4pm) or F: 32571 885.
BRISBANE WEST DEANERY INFORMATION
DATE CLAIMERS: Fundraising Event: Interior Design Master Class by James
Robertson. Saturday 22 March, at St Joseph’s Hall, Clewely St, Corinda, 9.30am—
3.30pm. Cost: $50. To register please ph Anne Delsorte 3379 6267. All proceeds
to the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.
Deanery Day of Growth — Worldwide Marriage Encounter Qld are presenting
a one day relationship enrichment seminar in deanery designed especially for
Married Couples, Engaged couples, Single Adults, Priests and Religious. Theme: Men are like Waffles, Women are like Spaghetti — Saturday 3 May, 10.30am-3.30pm.
Donation: $5 p/p. Lunch: bring a plate to share. Contact: Melville & Maria Norhona
0422 916 553.
The old boys and community of St. Laurence's
College warmly invite you to a concert at St. Ignatius on Monday 17 March at 7pm.
Choral and instrumental groups will perform an entertaining selection of works by a
range of composers, including compositions by one of our parish musicians, William
Brown. Entry is free, & a collection will be taken to assist Jesuit Mission.
ST IGNATIUS PRIMARY SCHOOL
DATE CLAIMER: GOLDICOTT NOTES ON HIGH ~ Saturday 29th March, 5pm.
The premier fundraising function for the year. We have again secured the talents of
Tenorissimo, 3 former members of the Ten Tenors, to entertain us. No need to be
an opera buff, the night is all about enjoying food, wine & friends under the stars at
the beautiful Goldicott. Check out our website www.goldicottopera.com for all of the
‘need to know’ info. or email the Goldicott Committee on firstname.lastname@example.org