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Bulletin 8 – 15 Dec 2018

During this season, we will hear 2 messages. One message and set of values will come to us from the media and shops: we must move faster, stay busy, and spend more money on those ‘must have’ presents so that we will have the ‘perfect’ Christmas, as if such a thing exists. We will be told…

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Bulletin 1 – 8 Dec 2018

ADVENT WREATHS have 4 candles (3 purple, 1 rose) representing the 4 weeks of Advent.  The purple candles symbolize the prayer, penance, preparatory sacrifices and good works done at this time. The rose candle is lit on the Third Sunday, when the priest also wears rose vestments at Mass.  The Third Sunday is the Sunday…

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Bulletin 24 Nov – 1 Dec 2018

THE FEAST OF CHRIST THE KING commemorates His sovereignty over allmen, women and children.  We reflect on the “last things” – death, judgement, heaven and hell – in order to change, to be converted and to enter more fully into God’s plan. We celebrate the full and final triumph and return of the One through…

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Bulletin 17 – 24 Nov 2018

Overall view of life’s purpose – that’s our focus. We are on an earthly pilgrimage and have a deep-seated longing for a better world. What is important to remember is that our own death spells the end of our particular world. At that moment, we go forward to meet Christ face-to-face. We cannot avoid a sudden death,…

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Bulletin 10 – 17 Nov 2018

WHAT MAKES the widow’s mite valuable is the heart and sacrifice behind it. The hidden value of her offering teaches us that material goods are not the most important. Today’s Gospel points to discipleship: generosity of spirit, not money. God is looking for our hearts, not our possessions. Often, our giving to worthy causes is…

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Bulletin 3 – 10 Nov 2018

RELIGION IS ABOUT going up to God and out to our neighbour at the same time. Love of God is so interwoven with love of our neighbour that it is a difficult balance to achieve. If we say our prayers and attend Sunday mass, it is living with half the Gospel. If love of neighbour…

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Bulletin 27 Oct – 3 Nov 2018

ALL THAT HE NEEDED: Jesus responds to an illness – of a blind man who shouted at Jesus to hearhim. No whispered or shy prayer here! His faith made him shout to Jesus, and to believe that he could be better. He threw away all he had – a cloak and mat – and knew…

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Bulletin 20 – 27 Oct 2018

Jesus clearly spells out a new standard of greatness and status: success in His kingdom is not measured by worldly standards. Jesus wants each of us to think in terms of service rather than of authority. By His whole life, Jesus highlighted the importance of service. We serve God best by helping one another – though we are inclined to…

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