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A SNIPPET FROM THIS WEEK'S NEWSLETTER -
India Immersion 2015 - University Volunteers in India
Three Kingsmen and five Leonians will spend a month in India in November-December 2015 serving the poor. This is the inaugural joint India Immersion for both colleges.
The three Kingsmen are Sean Dauner, Andrew Lynch and Braden Tonakie, and the five Leonians are Blake Alexander, Clint Caldicott, Jackson Hersee, Lachlan Stocks and Hugh Winten. The students will be accompanied by Br Rob Callen and Mr Gerard Keating.
These young men will spend two weeks in Calcutta working with Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity in centres like Prem Dan, Kalighat and Nabor Jibon. In Chennai, they will work at MITHRA and Prema Vasam with severely disabled children from the slums of Madras.
This is St Leo's fifth India Immersion trip, but are delighted to make this a combined colleges initiative. Each student has paid his own fare with some assistance from a UQ Advantage grant. To read more click here.
St Ignatius Parish Toowong will bless and commission these young people at this Sunday's (22/11) 5.00pm Mass.
What is Advent? What is Christmas? Click here for an explanation of what it's really all about.
Click here to read the Archbishop of Brisbane's Pastoral Message for Advent 2015 "A Road of Mercy".
ST. IGNATIUS PEACE THROUGH JUSTICE GROUP
1. Annual pre-Christmas Fair Trade promotion - hand-made goods from the Sisters of the Good Shepherd + Christian books and baked goods — Stall at St Ignatius Church next weekend, 28/29 November to be held after Saturday 6pm Vigil and Sunday 5pm Masses and at Holy Spirit on Sunday 6th December.
2. From this weekend we will have a box at the back of both churches for donations for Christmas hampers for refugees ie non-perishable food items, baby things, etc, practical everyday necessities. Please see full flyer on church noticeboards. For more information or if you need item collected please contact Karin 3870 7295.
PARISH GROUPS ‘END OF YEAR’ GATHERINGS
Koinonia (Welcome & Care) Group members end-of-year lunch has been postponed until early February 2016.
Finance & Development Committee members will have their end-of-year dinner
on Wednesday 25th November, 7pm at Il Locale, Rosalie.
PPC members will have their end-of-year dinner at Covet Restaurant (Jephson
Hotel), Toowong on Friday 27th November at 7pm.
SAUSAGE SIZZLE AT ST FABER'S GREEN, HOLY SPIRIT AUCHENFLOWER
St Faber's Green is a new Care Village being planned on the land surrounding the Holy Spirit Church, Auchenflower as a partnership between the parish and Greengate Retirement Villages. Join us for a Sausage Sizzle on Sunday 29th
November from 11.30am to 1.30pm to learn more about the proposed Retirement Village and to give us your feedback.
BRISBANE WEST DEANERY INFORMATION
G1 – God First. Youth and Young Adults invited to attend on Sunday 29th November, 12noon-9pm, St Mark's Mercy Hall, Eucalypt St, Inala. Guest Speaker: Archbishop Mark Coleridge. Praise and Worship, Testimony Sharing, talk by Archbishop: Mercy of God, Mass, supper and entertainment. All welcome! Info: 3372 5658.