Dear Fellow Parishioners From time to time many of us have probably wished that we had a stronger faith to steer us confidently through life’s ‘contention and discord’ which swirls around us with such disruptive force that we sense any capacity to cope on our part can only come from a source other than our own quaking hearts. Faith is the resource promoted in the three readings this weekend, first as the promise from the Prophet Habakkuk that “If it comes slowly, wait, for come it will without fail”; next as the Gift that God lavishes on us to fan into a flame from the time we were consecrated at our Baptism; finally as the small mustard seed planted by Jesus which when exercised by us has the power to move mountains.
ORDINATION TO THE DIACONATE
THE VINE FACEBOOK GROUP - If you would like to join the group for spiritual enrichment,
MEDITATION AT NORTH HARBOUR
ST KIERAN’S CHAPEL 9.15am
EVERY TUESDAY during school term
ENCOUNTER Short Course – Christian Spirituality: Awakening the Deep
Spirituality is central to what it means to be human. This ENCOUNTER course will highlight the meaning of spirituality and how it is understood within the Catholic tradition, including the stages in the spiritual life; the insights and wisdom provided by the Doctors of the Church; and practical skills to encourage and deepen the spiritual life. Date: Friday 28 October 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 9:30pm Course Duration: 1 x 2.5 hours
Presenter: Very Rev Dr David Ranson, Parish Priest Holy Name Parish Wahroonga and Vicar General Diocese of Broken Bay.
Venue: Holy Name Parish Sunroom, Wahroonga
The Broken Bay Bible Conference is an opportunity to come to know the Bible better and discover the riches of our sacred texts.
Reflections on The Joy of Love (Amoris Laetita)
Each week we read an extract from Pope Francis’ letter and reflect on how it might relate to our family lives.
“Take time, quality time. This means being ready to listen patiently and attentively to everything the other person wants to say.” (Amoris Laetitia 137)
Share a meal or activity this week as a family without any distractions. Make an intentional effort to put away phones, turn off the television, and enjoy the company of those you love most.
PARISH SPAGHETTI NIGHTS
Dates for the remainder of the year.
Following 6pm Mass
- Sunday, 23rd October
- Sunday, 20th November - Christmas event (joint with Youth group and “Raise the Roof”)
This year, the Australian Bishops’ Social Justice Statement is titled:
‘A Place at the Table: Social justice in an ageing society’.
The Statement celebrates the value and dignity of older people in Australian life. It challenges us to recognise their significant contribution to society and emphasises that this contribution should not be valued in mere economic terms. The Statement calls for justice for those who are most vulnerable and warns about a view of older people as burdensome or dispensable. For further details about the Social Justice Statement, visit the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council website (www.socialjustice.catholic.org.au) or call (02) 8306 3499.
Copies of the statement are available in the church entrances and from the parish office.
- Welcome to the Sacramental Program 2016-2017
- Registration Form
- Letter to Sponsor
- When you though I was not looking
This year so far we have made 2020 meals for two for Link Community Food Care! After many years with Link Community Food Care, Phil is moving on to exciting new ventures with the Parramatta Mission for homeless men, where he has been giving much of his time whilst working with Link. Phil sent the following message for the GIFT Team.
“As I said on the phone we are tremendously grateful for the meals GIFT continues to supply Link Community Food Care. The provision of the meals lifted our service to a new level and blesses families every week. It is not just the food that blesses but the knowledge that someone else cares for them. They obviously know we care at Food Care but knowing that someone that doesn’t even know them cares enough to provide the meals speaks volumes for our faith.
God bless you and the team and stay in touch”
Some exciting news re Dalwood ….
In July, the GIFT Team was able to fulfil a request from Dalwood to help a young mother with equipment for her newborn. . Kerry sent the following message:
“Thanks so much to all your team for the wonderful help. The mum in need had a new baby girl last Thursday and was overwhelmed by all the gifts and goodies provided. She asked me to pass on thanks to everyone involved.”
Evelyn Paterson—GIFT Co-ordinator
We have a variety of religious medals and crucifixes
(which can be pinned to clothing or worn on a necklace),
Bibles, rosary beads and religious cards for sale at the parish office.
Perfect for marking occasions such as
First Holy Communion/Reconciliation/Confirmation
Gluten Intolerant? - The Coeliac Society NSW has issued
the following advice about low gluten Communion bread.
New parishioners are invited to take a New Parishioners Welcome Kit in the green package at the back of the church, and please make yourself known at the parish office.
Link to the GIFT website:
Lord, You strengthened me because I took refuge in You; and I took refuge because You freed me.
Commentary on Psalm 17, 3
We have a variety of bibles for sale at the parish office.
Cost: $15 for the Gift Bible, $20 for the Children's Bible and Usborne Miniature Bible, $25 for Beginners Bible.
We are always looking for volunteers to help out at St Kieran's and St Cecilia's. Children's Liturgy at St Kieran's is held every week and is on at St Cecilia's Church on the third Sunday of the month during school term.