Wed. 3rd October 2018. 7.30 – 9pm at the PADDINGTON RSL CLUB 220-232 Oxford St, Paddington, opposite the Town Hall. Topic: “Conquering Cancer. Dealing with the Enemy”. Speakers: FRAN BOYLE, Prof Medical Oncology Sydney University; & DAVID MONCK, specialist Nurse in pain management at RPA Hospital. Donation entry. Info Marea 0414 873 910.
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Next week on The Journey, Fr Mark Delaney reflects on the Gospel of Mark, Bruce Downes, The Catholic Guy encourages us about “Staying Fresh in our Faith”, the theme of Love is carried through with Sam Clear in his Walking the Walk God spot with “Agape”, and continued with Fr Dave Callaghan encourages us to “Free the Love in his segment The Call. Go to WWW.jcr.org.au or www.itunes.jcr.org.au where you can listen anytime and subscribe to weekly shows by email.
We are blessed to have one of God’s servants to be ordained a priest to the Catholic Church. Fr Khoi Nguyen MSC has responded to God’s call to be missionary of His Heart. Khoi’s ordination to the priesthood reminds us of our own call to be God’s people and to be shepherds in our own way of life. Priesthood is only one of the ways of shepherding God’s flock. However, in the midst of our secular society, responding to the radical call to leave everything to follow Jesus is a big step. We congratulate Khoi for such a big decision.
While thanking and congratulating Khoi, we also thank God for looking after “his flock” by sending shepherds in the middle of little hope. Inspired by Prophet Jeremiah, Pope John Paul II in his Apostolic Exhortation “Pastores Dabo Vobis” which means “I will give you shepherds after my own heart” (Jer. 3:15), said: “In these words from the prophet Jeremiah, God promises his people that he will never leave them without shepherds to gather them together and guide them: “I will set shepherds over them [my sheep] who will care for them, and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed” (Jer. 23.4)”.
Today we are witnessing that God’s promise through Prophet Jeremiah has been fulfilled. Some people may say that being a shepherd is not necessarily limited to the call of priesthood. And I agree with that since we could see so many people who are playing the role of shepherd in our families, communities, and the society at large. It doesn’t reduce the meaning of the prophet’s message: “I will send you shepherds”.
As we particularly thank God for the gift of Khoi, we pray that his priesthood will be a blessing for God’s flock. That he may be a good shepherd, a priest who is sanctifying; a prophet who is proclaiming the Good News and King who is governing God’s flock with a compassionate heart.
Congratulations Khoi…..Good on you!
Twice a year, Our Lady of the Rosary Parish Kensington helps in the roster to prepare and serve free meals at St Canice’s Kitchen in Kings Cross. This roster is filled up by other groups across all of Sydney working different days so that those who need this service are able to access it free.
Our team of around 10 people reserve one Sunday in around July and another Sunday in November to cook and serve snags, mash and veggies to anyone that comes into the Kitchen. We wish to extend the opportunity for more members of the OLR community to do the same. Having done this for many years, the members will attest how much this service has given them more than they give to the service. Twice a year for around 4 hours each roster is all the service asks from you. Notices for the schedules are sent months ahead to allow people to squeeze this in their hectic calendars.
So if you wish to experience the bliss of doing something good and something different, contact Dennis Fenech, Coordinator, St Canice’s Kitchen, OLR Kensington on 0400 810 400.
In this case, it is not true that too many cooks spoil the broth!
Hope to welcome you to the team for the next roster in November.