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Mass Times

Weekends
Saturday : 6.00 PM (Vigil)
Sunday : 9.30 AM (Family), 6.00 PM

Weekdays
Monday : 9.00 AM
Wednesday : 9.00 AM
Thursday : 6.00 PM
Friday : 9.00 AM

Indonesian Mass
Sunday : 3.30 PM

French Mass
Every Third Sunday 11.00 AM

Reconciliation
Monday 9.30 AM or by appointment

Reconciliation
Thursdays during Lent at 5:30 PM, followed by Mass 6pm

Baptism
First Sunday - 11am, bookings required

Weddings
By Appointment

Sacraments
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Centum Octoginta Lecture III OF XII

To celebrate the 180th Anniversary of St Benedict’s Parish, Broadway, the third lecture titled ‘SILENCE – WHAT IS IT?’ given by Fr. Ed Trevors MSC, will be on 27 Sep (Thurs) in St Benedict’s Building-Level 2 Theatre starting at 7pm. RSVP for catering: https://tinyurl.com/stbenedictlecture3. Enquiries: stbenedictsyoungadults@gmail.com.

Vocations Camp for Men

“Discover what the Lord wants of you” (EPHESIANS 5:10)
Join us for a weekend camp of Mass, good food, bush walks, swimming, sports including archery onsite and hear talks from priests from the various dioceses including keynote session from Most Rev. Bishop Terry Brady. You will have the opportunity for a Q&A session with a vocations panel of seminarians from the Good Shepherd Seminary, Homebush and Holy Spirit Seminary, Harris Park. This weekend is for young men who are seeking an adventure and a deep exploration of their spiritual life. You don’t want to miss out! COST: $75 | RSVP by Friday 28 Sept 2018. Note: Participants of this retreat must be 18-30 years old. For more details on the program visit us at vocationcentre.org.au or to register Online Registration. Have some questions or simply want to inquire? Call us on (02) 9307 8424 or email vocations@sydneycatholic.org.

Parent Line (By CatholicCare Sydney)

Are families in your community struggling or experiencing a crisis? Parenting can be stressful at times. Our Parent Line counsellors can help with strategies to manage these concerns. Call us 7 days a week on 1300 130 052.

WHO DO WE SAY THAT HE IS?

In the Gospel this weekend, Jesus is asking his disciples who people say that he is, then who they (the disciples themselves) say that he is. Jesus moves from a general question, seeking public impression, to a personal question directed at his followers. Peter, on behalf of the disciples, has a perfect answer: “You are the Christ.” However, having a correct answer does not mean a correct understanding. The image of the Christ manifests in Jesus does not fit Peter’s preconception. The Christ in Jesus is a suffering servant. The Saviour in Jesus is a crucified lamb. The God in Jesus is a lovingly vulnerable God. What a shock to Peter and his followers. I personally still find this difficult to grasp and understand.

Today we might have a correct answer to the question of Jesus for us: Who do you say that I am? – You are the Christ, the Saviour, who saved us through your passion, death and resurrection. But do we really believe in what we profess? Do we really believe that in Christ we are saved, not through peaceful, blessed and hardship-free experiences, but through the way of the cross? “If anyone wants to be a follower of mine, let them renounce themselves and take up their cross and follow me.” This is Jesus’ way of redemption and salvation, this is God’s way of transformation and transcendence of self to eternity.

If we believe and say that Jesus is the Christ, like Peter, what understanding do we have about this Christ? How much do we know him personally? We might like to talk to him in quiet prayer so to let him to reveal who he really is to us.
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Also, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all, every one of you, for being present at my ordination to the priesthood and thanksgiving mass last weekend, praying for me over these times leading up to such an important celebration, and helping me in many ways in preparation and the celebrations. My sincere gratitude and blessings to all.

Furthermore, for those who have not heard about my appointment for next year (starting from January 2019), that I have been appointed by the Provincial Superior to be the Pre-novitiate Director (being in charge of the first year MSC candidates) and the assistant priest at Blackburn parish in Melbourne.

It is a great sadness for me leaving this parish community but at the same time I have been called to serve the MSC Australian Province in a different role. However, I will be in the parish until after Christmas. So I still have a few months to serve and be with you all. Let’s be content in the present moment.

Fr Khoi msc

Rosary in the Rosary Room

Join us on Saturday 6th October at 3pm in the Rosary Room for the Rosary followed by afternoon tea. Children welcome.

St Canice’s Kitchen

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.

Spirituality in the Pub

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.