- 21. Apr, 2019
- 14. Apr, 2019
A good preparation for Easter entails reflecting upon Jesus' Passion. The following exercise is recommended during Holy Week taken from the Spiritual exercises of Saint Ignatius.
Colloquy. Imagining Christ our Lord present and placed on the Cross, let me make a Colloquy, how from Creator He is come to making Himself man, and from life eternal is come to temporal death, and so to die for my sins.
Likewise, looking at myself, what I have done for Christ, what I am doing for Christ, what I ought to do for Christ.
And so, seeing Him such, and so nailed on the Cross, to go over that which will present itself.
The Colloquy is made, properly speaking, as one friend speaks to another, or as a servant to his master; now asking some grace, now blaming oneself for some misdeed, now communicating one's affairs, and asking advice in them.
And let me say an OUR FATHER.
- 7. Apr, 2019
Fifth Sunday of Lent
Jesus straightened up and said to her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” She replied, “No one, sir.” Then Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you.
Go, and from now on do not sin anymore.”
This week we listen to the Special Lenten Message from Archbishop Costello, ""We are facing a crisis of faith. The only way through this crisis is a return to fidelity, a return to the Gospel, a return to Christ"
- 31. Mar, 2019
Fourth Sunday of Lent
In the story of the prodigal son we hear the father declare to his eldest son, "your brother here was dead and has come to life."
Jesus uses this parable against the Pharisees and Scribes who thought they had first dibs on religion thinking they were more like the eldest son whom Jesus exposes as falsely righteous and with a heart full of malice. So, are you like the elder son? I mean of course we are told this Gospel so we identify ourselves in the story as either the falsely righteous or the prodigal son/daughter. I am a prodigal son who squandered much on a life of debauchery
- 24. Mar, 2019
Third Sunday of Lent
"Unless you repent, you too will all perish”
The message of Medjugorje is a call to repentance, or to conversion back to God. Our Lady gives us five Stones or Weapons –
1. Prayer: Our Lady insists upon prayer
2. Fasting: Another stone in your sack, is fasting from cigarettes, from television, from an evil thought, from a negative project, and from food
3. The Eucharist: You must not just listen to the Holy Mass but live it
4. The Bible: To be read every day!
5. Confession: Monthly
- 17. Mar, 2019
Second Sunday of Lent
" Moses and Elijah appeared and were speaking of his departure”
Our life is transfigured as we grow in the Love of God, as we become more like Christ by sharing in his victory over selfishness, sin, suffering and even death. Our journey of faith is a journey of light … a journey of darkness undertaken in light of God’s promises to us, in light of the resurrection, and in light of the coming kingdom!
The journey of faith is by nature darkness to the one walking in faith, but for all around, as we walk with Jesus, we ourselves become light for the world
- 10. Mar, 2019
First Sunday of Lent
Lent is a period of forty days (not Sundays) devoted to prayer, fasting, abstinence and penance. It is a penitential season of prayer and self-denial. Its purpose is our conversion and spiritual renewal by means of enforced acts of self-control and detachment whilst at the same time praying for God’s help to amend our lives. Our conversion finds expression through our helping others
- 8. Feb, 2019
Special Calendar Events
• 1st Reconciliation 9am Wednesday 29th May
• Ascension Mass 9am Thursday 30 May
• CONFIRMATION MASS 10.30am Sunday 23rd June
• Mary McKillop Mass 9am Thursday 8th August
• Assumption Mass 9am Thursday 15th August
• 1st Holy Communion Mass 10.30am Sunday 25th August
• All Saints Mass 9am Thursday 1st November
• School Mass 9am Friday 13th December
• Maundy Thursday Communion service/adoration 7pm
• Good Friday, Stations 3pm CWA Hall
Fr Chris' annual holidays: 3rd September-3rd October 2019
- 23. Jul, 2018
- 3. Jun, 2018
- 19. Feb, 2018
What are the Holy Days of obligation in Australia? Is missing Mass a sin?
- 11. Jul, 2017
- 26. Jun, 2017
Is Missing Mass a Mortal Sin?
Given how precious the Mass is the Code of Canon Law (#1246) proscribes, "Sunday is the day on which the paschal mystery is celebrated in light of the apostolic tradition and is to be observed as the foremost holy day of obligation in the universal Church." Moreover, "On Sundays and other holy days of obligation, the faithful are bound to participate in the Mass..." (#1247).
Therefore, the Catechism teaches, "Those who deliberately fail in this obligation commit grave sin" (#2181), and grave sin is indeed mortal sin. http://www.catholiceducation.org/en/culture/catholic-contributions/is-missing-mass-a-mortal-sin.html
- 17. Oct, 2017
- 23. Feb, 2018
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