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LENTEN RETREAT FOR YOUNG PEOPLE – JOURNEY OF MERCY

Inviting young men and women to a Lenten Retreat from 12-14 February. This retreat is designed to help you have a deep encounter with Christ during Lent and to experience the resurrection with Him at Easter.

Location: Mount Schoenstatt, 230 Fairlight Road, Mulgoa.  Date/Time: 8.00pm Friday 12th to 4.00pm Sunday 14th.  Cost: Students $180, Employed $210. Includes accommodation, all meals and retreat materials.
Further Details: Sr Julie Brcar – juliebrcar@gmail.com 0408 738 334 FB Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/541461716021878/

“Merry Christmas and Happy New Year”

Christmas BullDear Parishioners,

Christmas and New Year is a time for gratitude and celebration. It is a time of joy and peace that we celebrate with our families, relatives, and friends. Since my ordination to the priesthood, I have only once celebrated Christmas with my (immediate) family and that was in 2012. Over these years, the MSC’s and parishes where I’ve ministered have been the family that I have mostly celebrated Christmas and New Year with.

As we celebrate these two special events, I invite you to reflect on three things:

First, that this is a time to remember what God has done for us (i.e. God’s presence) in the ordinary and in the extraordinary moments of our life throughout this year. Consciously taking the time to reflect on these experiences will give us sense of gratitude.

Second, that this is a time to celebrate. A sense of gratitude that arises out of the knowledge that God is with us through the joys, the sorrows and even the humdrum of everyday life is the foundation for our reason to celebrate this season with joy and gladness.

Third, that this is a time of hope. Christmas is a season of trust and hope for a better future, because we trust that God is always with us. This trust should enable us to face the future with a spirit of optimism. Our identity as a Christian people is one of hope. So let us approach the New Year with optimism and not pessimism.

With a grateful heart I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Xmas pic

Christmas Eve, Thursday Dec 24
6:30pm – Vigil Mass (Children)
(Shepherds & angels welcome!)
8:30pm – Indonesian Community Mass
11pm – Parish Mass (Youth)

Christmas Day, Friday Dec 25
9:30am – Christmas Day Family Mass
(No evening Mass on Christmas Day)

Holy Family, Sunday Dec 27
9:30am: Mass & KidsChurch + Morning Tea
Sat 6pm, Sun 3:30pm (Indonesian), Sun 6pm

Mary, Mother of God, Friday, Jan 1
9am: Mass

Epiphany, Sunday Jan 3
9:30am: Mass & KidsChurch + Morning Tea
Sat 6pm, Sun 3:30pm (Indonesian), 6pm