St Ignatius Church, Toowong
KENSINGTON TCE, TOOWONG
Saturday Vigil: 6pm
Sunday: 7am and 5pm
Monday to Friday: 5.30pm
Reconciliation: Saturday 9.30am & 5.15pm
Holy Spirit Church, Auchenflower
HARRIETT ST, AUCHENFLOWER
Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 9am
7.45pm SVdP Meeting - Horstmann Room
6pm Finance & Development Committee
Meeting - Horstmann Room
St Ignatius School Art Show - Hall
Expect-a-cuppa (after 6pm Mass)
5th - 6th September
Australian Catholic Campaign Weekend
Expect-a-cuppa (after 7am Mass)
8.30am Parish & School Mass - Holy Spirit
CWL meeting (after 9am Mass) Holy Spirit
2pm Craft Group - Horstmann Room
10am Koinonia (Welcome & Care) Group
Latest Parish News.......
The following is just a snippet of what's happening in the Parish.
Please read our latest newsletter for all the news.
A SNIPPET FROM THIS WEEK'S NEWSLETTER -
The Joy of the Gospel—
Pope Francis' The Joy of the Gospel has been likened by commentators to Martin Luther King's 'I have a dream' speech. Like Martin Luther King's speech and others made by Nelson Mandela it is the statement of a free man. It frees us to dream not just because of the vision it proclaims but also because it reveals so much about the man who has written it. Francis comes across as a redeemed, hopeful, purposeful and pastoral man. He has a brave and enabling dream of a more merciful and missionary church with a strong commitment to the poor.
At a time when many were growing tired and weary he has given us back enthusiasm and the ability to dream about the Church. I have given talks on Francis to perhaps 2,000 people across Australia and I am still amazed at the inspiration Catholics find in Francis and not just Catholics, even taxi drivers tell me they like "my Pope".
I believe his appeal comes from his ordinariness, his compassion, his obvious happiness and his vision. He has reminded us that we are to be "a poor church serving the poor". And although he is a Pope who likes to talk with us, he is not going to tell us precisely what to do. He wants us to be adults. He invites us to disagree and challenges us discern the signs of the times and the demands of our local situation. Fr Noel Connolly SSC.
2015-2016-2017 PARISH SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION PROGRAM
Enrolments are now being taken for those children in Year 3 & above
who wish to complete their initiation into the Catholic Faith Community.
The Programme begins with an experience of Reconciliation in
October / November this year and the Sacraments of Confirmation and
First Eucharist in the post Easter Season 2016.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be when the children are in Year 5.
Enrolment Information and Forms are available by clicking here. Enrolments close Wednesday 16th September 2015.
All enquiries to Cathy Bennett, Parish Sacramental Co-ord. P: 3870
7818 (Wednesdays only) or E: firstname.lastname@example.org
WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND
Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend for married
couples at Santa Teresa S.C., Ormiston. 4th–6th September. For bookings/details: Maria & David Murphy 3342 1456 |
E: email@example.com | www.wwme.org.au
Migrant & Refugee Sunday is held on 30th August in most dioceses across Australia. This year marks the 101st anniversary of the World Day of Migrants and Refugees. Pope Francis' message for the day sets the theme for this year: "Church without frontiers. Mother to all."
Child Protection Week Ecumenical Service at St John's Cathedral, 373 Ann St, Brisbane on Wednesday 9th September, at 10am. Enquiries and RSVP: Jayde Tinney, 3835 2285 firstname.lastname@example.org Everyone welcome.
Auslan Mass for the Deaf A warm invitation is extended to all who would like to attend this Mass, with morning tea afterwards, at St Michael's Church, 250 Banks Street, Dorrington/Ashgrove on Sunday 13th September at 8.30am.
Golden Wedding Anniversary Celebration Couples celebrating their Golden (or more) Wedding Anniversary and their family and friends, are invited to Mass with Bishop Brian V. Finnigan at the Cathedral on St Stephen on Saturday 3rd October 2015 at 10.00am. The Mass will be followed by morning tea in the Hanly Room of the Francis Rush Centre. RSVP by Friday 25th September to E: email@example.com or 3324 3030.