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A SNIPPET FROM THIS WEEK'S NEWSLETTER ~ The Faithful Departed
Abbot Odo of Cluny decided on November 2 for
the Commemoration of All the Faithful
Departed at the turn of the first millennium.
The origins of this observance go back much
further, to Isidore of Seville in the seventh
century and beyond that to the whole Christian
tradition of praying for the dead.
All Souls’ Day provides an immediate counterpoint to the
preceding day’s feast of All Saints. The feast of 1 November is
exultant, even triumphant. It celebrates the victory of the
untold numbers of God’s holy ones who in Christ have
overcome sin and death and enjoy the wedding feast of the
The tone of today’s commemoration is very different. It is
muted to the point of being somber.
Today we pray for those
who have gone before us and whose fate is unknown.
Today we hold together our complete confidence in God’s
promise of eternal life and our ignorance of how that promise
is to be realized once earthly existence comes to an end. In
the face of the unknown we reaffirm the bonds of love that
link us to all who have died, and pray trustfully for their
Break Open The Word/
PARISH WEEKDAY MASS CHANGES (IN EARLY NOVEMBER) PLEASE NOTE
Services will be held at both churches on the Mondays during Fr Gaetan’s absence
AND Masses at both churches, on Friday 14 November have been cancelled due
to the G20 Public Holiday (and the Parish Office will be closed).
ONGOING LEARNING AND RENEWAL
Ongoing Learning and Renewal on Monday 3 November at
7.30pm at Our Lady of the Rosary church, Kenmore.
Guest Speaker: Francis Sullivan, Chief Executive Officer,
Truth Justice & Healing Council, will speak on The Role
of the Truth Justice & Healing Council. All welcome.
Enquiries: 3878 6655.
This Council has been established in recognition of the
importance of the Royal Commission into the way
institutions across Australia have responded to
complaints of child sexual abuse. The imperative was
for the Church to address the past openly and honestly,
the good with the bad.
Please take a copy of the new November Brisbane West Deanery Newsletter
from the rotary stands or go to www.brisbanewestdeanery.com.au for more info.
PARISH ‘MONEY COUNTERS’
Reminder for your ‘end-of-year’ morning tea on Thursday
13 November at Botanicals (Mt Coot-tha Gardens). Many thanks to these tireless,
weekly ‘behind-the-scenes’ volunteers. — Fr Peter Quin sj and Sandy Dunne.
PARISH DATE CLAIMERS:-
Finance and Development Committee members end-of-year dinner on Wednesday
19 November, at ‘China Sea’, Milton.
Coffee and Chat Final gathering of the year will be on Tuesday 25 November at
2pm, in the Horstmann Room. NB. We would like to take up a collection (cash) to
donate to Mater Ovarian Cancer Research, in memory of Sr Jeanette Collis rsm.
PPC members please note new date for the end-of-year dinner, on Sunday 30 November,
at ‘China Sea’, Milton.
VOCAL MANOEUVRES CONCERT
Vocal Manoeuvres Concert "Then Sings My Soul" on Saturday 1st November,
8pm at St Ignatius Church. Flyers available from rotary stands. Tickets available via TryBooking.com/FZQB. More info go to www.vm.net.au or ph Vicki 0407 027 216.
Change to Mass Schedule at the Cathedral for G20 Weekend—Friday 14th, Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th November. There will be major disruptions in the CBD during the weekend of the G20, which has necessitated changes to the regular Mass and Reconciliation schedule at the Cathedral. FYI: * Friday 14th and Saturday 15th - there will be NO Masses OR Reconciliation. * Sunday 16th: 8am and 10am Mass as scheduled, but there will be NO 12 noon OR 7.30pm Mass.