Can you please help?

There will be another Mass following the one you attend. Can you take time to:

• place hymn books in the holders at the end of each pew (two books at either end)
• take the parish bulletin with you, or return it to the foyer of the church
• place the laminated mass sheets in the containers at either entrance to the church
• check that you have taken all your possessions with you.

Your co-operation is appreciated and will ensure our Church is tidy and ready for other masses, funerals etc

House of Welcome – Border Politics

We would like to invite you to join us at the Sydney premier of Border Politics on Sunday 1 July, 4.30-6.30pm.

Directed by Rymer Childs, the film follows human rights barrister Julian Burnside as he traverses the globe examining the harsh treatment of refugees metered out by most Western democracies.

Please join the House of Welcome and RACS at this special event, where there will be Q & A with Julian Burnside and MC Tom Ballard.

Your ticket will include a donation to assist in providing legal advice, case work, employment support, emergency food parcels and financial assistance to people in Sydney who are seeking asylum and have no access to government support.

We will be at the Ritz Cinema Bar from 4pm and would love to meet you! Look out for the RACS & HOW T-shirts. See you there!

Lyn Harrison & The team at House of Welcome.

A Quiet Place Within

Written by Rev Khoi Doan Nguyen msc
A Quiet Place Within is a collection of short reflections and poems that anyone – young and old, religious or spiritual – can read, reflect upon and absorb even amid the humdrum and busyness of everyday life. The writings are the result of years of praying, reflecting and contemplating on the ordinary experiences of life as well as the social and political issues of the day. Most of all, they reflect the author’s awareness of the delicate and gentle presence of the Divine within one’s heart and soul.

Books available for sale from the Parish Office – $20 per book.

We would like to invite you to join us at the Sydney premier of Border Politics.

Directed by Rymer Childs, the film follows human rights barrister Julian Burnside as he traverses the globe examining the harsh treatment of refugees metered out by most Western democracies.

Please join the House of Welcome and RACS at this special event, where there will be Q & A with Julian Burnside and MC Tom Ballard.

Your ticket will include a donation to assist in providing legal advice, case work, employment support, emergency food parcels and financial assistance to people in Sydney who are seeking asylum and have no access to government support.

We will be at the Ritz Cinema Bar from 4pm and would love to meet you!
Look out for the RACS & HOW T-shirts. See you there!

Lyn Harrison & The team at House of Welcome.

Our Lady of the Rosary School News

Year 1M Religious Education
The Easter Season
Year One have recently completed the Easter unit. Students are more familiar with the story of the Resurrection including how the women at the tomb discovered that Jesus had risen and the story of the two disciples journeying to Emmaus. The two disciples had not recognised the man who journeyed with them until later, at the breaking of the bread, when they knew that it was Jesus. The Easter unit also introduced the stories of the Ascension and Pentecost. Students learnt about Jesus’ promise to send us His Spirit and how the Holy Spirit helped the apostles to be more courageous, kind, gentle, and good. Through these stories, students continued to engage with the mystery of God’s abiding presence.

Love one another
Year One are currently exploring the unit ‘Love one another’ which focuses on the concept of ‘Relationships’. It begins with the children’s experience of friendship and extends to the Christian way of relating to others. The children are developing their understanding of forgiveness and gratitude in their relationships, through two Gospel stories – ‘How many times must we forgive?’ and ‘The Ten Lepers’.

Year Two Maroon Religious Education
Year Two students have recently completed exploring the Easter Unit. They recalled the Resurrection story and were able to explain the instructions given by Jesus to spread the Good News. In recalling Pentecost the students examined the presence and significance of the Holy Spirit.

For the remainder of the term the students will be exploring the unit on Reconciliation. This unit reflects on the human experience of forgiving others and being forgiven. The parable of the Prodigal Son is presented and explored. It presents God as loving and forgiving. The unit considers the concept of reconciliation and living together in peace. It introduces the Sacrament of Penance, exploring how the Catholic community celebrates reconciliation with God and one another.

The Year two students will be receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation next term. We ask that the parish community keep them in their prayers.

A QUIET PLACE WITHIN

Written by Rev Khoi Doan Nguyen msc

A Quiet Place Within is a collection of short reflections and poems that anyone – young and old, religious or spiritual – can read, reflect upon and absorb even amid the humdrum and busyness of everyday life. The writings are the result of years of praying, reflecting and contemplating on the ordinary experiences of life as well as the social and political issues of the day. Most of all, they reflect the author’s awareness of the delicate and gentle presence of the Divine within one’s heart and soul.

The author acknowledges that a gift with words is a special grace in his life, a precious gift because he believes that such words – expressed as reflections or as poems represent bread for his journey and the fruits for a reflective life.

He asserts the centrality of serious, daily reflections because he believes that without reflection, life is no longer worth living. Yet he acknowledges that reflection is not done only through our own ability and effort; it is always a gifted grace in which one sees everything in the light of God and understands everything according to the Spirit.

This book is offered as a practical help for the reflective life of the reader, not only for Christians but for anyone who searches for meaning and purpose in their everyday life; and for those who genuinely want to discover fresh ways of affirming the presence of God in our world.

Books available for sale from the Parish Office – $20 per book.

AUSTRALIA’S BIGGEST MORNING TEA

Last year, Our Lady of the Rosary did its part for Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea by hosting this event after the 9:30am Mass on 28 May 2017. We were able to raise $345.50.

This year we’re hoping to get more people involved. It is expected that more than a million people across Australia will be having fun sipping their way through morning teas at work, school, home and in the community while helping raise funds for cancer research, prevention and support services for those affected by cancer.

This year, we at Our Lady of the Rosary of Kensington Parish Community will again show unity with the many members of this Parish whose lives have been affected by cancer. We are holding our morning tea on 10 June after the 9:30am Mass.

We hope that you will all be generous participants to this event by coming along, bringing your sweet morning treats and giving your donation in for a bigger and better outcome!

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Ana Corpuz on anacorpuz2202@gmail.com or mobile number 0416 166 149.

MISSION & OUTREACH

Have you ever considered supporting a seminarian as they prepare for their priestly ministry? The MSC Mission Office actively seeks to provide assistance to students in Vietnam, PNG, Fiji, Indonesia, Philippines, and many parts of Africa. As our reliance on overseas-born Priests increases (currently 1 in 4 across Australian parishes), we can do our part in ensuring that their formation and education is of the highest standard. Help us support the young men who have answered the call and chosen the path of priestly and religious life. They are the lifeline in maintaining the gift that is the Eucharist in our lives.

For more information please contact mscmisio@mscmission.org, Tel: 9697 0983 or place gifts in MSC Mission Office envelopes at the entrance to the Church. Thank you.

CONFIRMATION PHOTOGRAPHS

Confirmation photos taken on Sunday 27th May 2018 at St Mary’s Cathedral are available from AdvancedLife. Orders for photography packages can be placed securely online at www.advancedlife.com.au using the online code QEK P4V VXR. Orders can be placed up until 6th June. For further information contact Parent Enquiry Team at enquiries@advancedlife.com.au.