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

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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

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By Appointment

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Big Kid’s Reading Training

Every 4th Sunday of the month at 9.30am Mass, we will have children reading at the Mass. We are inviting children (confident reader from primary school Year 2 and above) to join us for New Reader’s Training on Sunday, 29th July after 9.30am mass with Brother Khoi Nguyen MSC. Please fill up the form at the back of the foyer if your child/children would like to participate. Contact Lena on 0416 679 888 for more info.

The Journey Catholic Radio

29 July 2018 – On The Journey, Fr Mike Delaney returns to reflect on the Gospel of John, Trish McCarthy returns with a great segment on Motivation & Discipline in our lives, and much more! Your regulars, Bruce Downes the Catholic Guy returns with a brilliant piece all about Seeking God in our lives, and Sr Hilda Scott OSB speaks to us about the face of God. We’ve also got a great selection of brilliant Christian music that we’re very excited to bring you! Faith, Hope, Love, and Life, you’re on The Journey. Go to www.jcr.org.au or www.itunes.jcr.org.au where you can listen anytime and subscribe to weekly shows by email.

Yearning For Peace

An Information Evening for “Yearning for Peace”, the Meditation/Yoga tour to India in February 2019 is being held on Thursday, 23rd August, at 6pm, at the Aquinas Academy, 5th floor, 141 Harrington St, The Rocks, Sydney 2000. RSVP by 17th August. Contact: Marie 0418 265117 Email: info@spiceodyssey.net.au.

Europe Pilgrimages

PHOCT18: HOPE PILGRIMAGE – PORTUGAL, SPAIN, FRANCE & ITALY
Fr. Stephen from Highett Parish would like to invite you for a 17-day pilgrimage that he is leading departing on 7th October 2018. This pilgrimage features Avila, Fatima, Santiago, Medjugorje, Lourdes, Milan, Padua, Assisi and Rome for an all-inclusive price of $7200.

SMSEP18: MERCY PILGRIMAGE – POLAND, AUSTRIA, CROATIA, BOSNIA & MEDJUGORIE
Fr. Jerald from Doncaster East parish would like to invite you for a 14-day pilgrimage that he is leading, departing on 2nd September, 2018. This pilgrimage features Warsaw, Krakow, Vienna, Zagreb, Sinj, Medjugorje for an all-inclusive price of $5,990. Call now for a closing discount of $500 ($5490) on the price available. Last 4 Seats only!!!

The fare includes Return Airfares + Local Transfers + Stay in 4 Star Hotels + All Breakfasts & Dinners. For enquiries & bookings call 03 8513 0680 or 1300721561 or email us pilgrimage@magiholidays.com.au.

REFLECTION….

Being Shepherds Today

Fr Alo and I have just come back from the bi-annual live-in clergy conference of Archdiocese of Sydney. The conference focused much on ongoing formation for clergy – bishops, priests and deacons – who are called essentially to be shepherds to the people they serve. The conference was like a bit of time away from ministry and pastoral commitments to review, refresh and revive our pastoral zeal and life.

However, in all due respect to my own call to be a pastor and shepherd to the parish community, I believe that the call to be shepherd today needs to be shared among us all. We are all called to be shepherds in different ways, in different circumstances and circles of community.

When we were baptised, we are given the right to share in Christ’s servant leadership (to replace the notion of the kingship), and this is the call to be shepherds as God is our ultimate shepherd.

But let me first define who a shepherd is. A shepherd, simply put, is a caregiver, a leader and a servant. I chose these three words with clear purposes. A shepherd is obviously a person who gives care to their sheep. Shepherds are leaders because they are the ones who lead the sheep to find good, green pastures and water. A shepherd is a servant because shepherding is culturally not a highly respected job but a job of a slave or a lowly servant back in the time of Jesus, and probably today as well.

Pope Francis consistently calls the church’s leaders to be shepherds who are close to the sheep to the point of having their smell. I wonder how many of us, as pastors, would take it seriously. But I do know that there are many good shepherds out there smelling like the sheep they are caring. They are parents who are shepherding their children with unconditional and compassionate love. They are friends who are caring for each other with tender understanding and consoling presence. They are strangers who are taking compassion on those who are suffering for fleeing their home countries, for being stolen of their lands, cultures and lifestyles, for financial, physical and mental disadvantages, for being isolated and cut-off from the faith community, the list can go on.

In today’s complex and complicated context of our society, I trust that the Good News of Jesus calls us to be wise, but deeply compassionate and healing shepherds to those under our care.

Let me imitate what the Pope has many times urged, I do believe, with his whole heart. “I ask you: Be shepherds.”

Br Khoi msc

Big Kid’s Reading Training

Every 4th Sunday of the month at 9.30am Mass, we will have children reading at the Mass. We are inviting children (confident reader from primary school Year 2 and above) to join us for New Reader’s Training on Sunday, 29th July after 9.30am mass with Brother Khoi Nguyen MSC. Please fill up the form at the back of the foyer if your child/children would like to participate. Contact Lena on 0416 679 888 for more info.