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A SNIPPET FROM THIS WEEK'S NEWSLETTER -
To Gather, to Nourish and to Mission
The memory of Jesus feeding the crowd must have been treasured in the early Christian community. There are two stories of such an event in Matthew and Mark, and one each in Luke and John. Thus, as well as being told six times, it is the only miracle common to all four gospels.
Some might want to argue that it is an entire gospel in miniature. It echoes great stories from the Jewish tradition—God's provision of manna and meat in the desert (Ex 16) and the feeding miracle of Elijah (1 Kgs 17:8-16) and Elisha (2 Kgs 4:42-44). At the same time it reveals Jesus as the shepherd-king who gathers together the scattered children of the twelve tribes of Israel, looks after his flock, feeds them, and leads them to safety.
It has overtones that evoke the foundational event of the Last Supper, and is also a story of mission. Jesus' words to the disciples,"Give them something to eat yourselves", serve as a mandate for the mission of the Church to feed the hungers of humanity.
The six feeding stories have intriguing varations but the substance of each one is the same. In Jesus, God is gathering his people, nourishing them, and sending them out.
Extract from Break Open the Word
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SACRAMENTS OF CONFIRMATION AND FIRST EUCHARIST
53 of our young parishioners
will be confirmed by Monsignor Peter Meneely on Thursday 9th June at two ceremonies:
5.30pm and 7pm in St Ignatius Church. (Parishioners welcome). First Eucharist will
be celebrated at usual Parish Masses on weekend of 11 / 12 June. Please pray for
these candidates and their families at this time.
Will be held at St Ignatius Church on 4th-5th June after the 6pm Vigil Saturday and 7am Sunday Masses - if you are able to help serve the cuppa contact Del Doherty 3371 7746 (for 6pm Mass) or Anne Forbes (for 7am Mass). *Holy Spirit Church serves a cuppa after the 8.30am Mass every Sunday - if you are able to help and wish to join the roster please call Margaret Scally 3371 3017.
AMENDED PARISH WEEKDAY MASSES
Parishioners please note changes to parish’s
weekday Masses, until further notice (while Fr Peter is undertaking treatment and reducing his workload) are:
* Holy Spirit Church: 9am Mondays and Fridays, no 9am Wednesday,
* St Ignatius Church: 5.30pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday,
no 5.30pm Monday or Friday, and
No 9am Saturday (or Reconciliation).
Nb. Weekend Masses will remain the same and Reconciliation will be available prior
to the 6pm Vigil Saturdays or by appointment. Thank you for your understanding.
100 TREES TO MARK 100 YEARS WITH THE JESUITS
As part of Toowong Parish Jesuit Centenary our parish is holding a ceremonial tree planting - but we are not just planting a single tree at the church, or the school. You are invited to join in as we plant 100 lemon myrtles (backhousia citriodora) - one for every year of Jesuit care – across the parish. Wherever the Jesuits serve, they 'go native'. Hence the lemon myrtle, a Queensland native which is not just fragrant and beautiful but practical, with proven uses in cooking, healing and cleansing. Plants of different sizes will be available from early June and we expect them to range in price from $3—$20 depending on the size of the plant. For more information, or to go on the waiting list please email or phone:- Robyn Emerson 0416 344 714 | email@example.com or Charles Costello 0431 709 269 | firstname.lastname@example.org