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The Plenary Council 2020 is a gathering of the Church in Australia to make decisions for the future.
How you can be involved:
• Talk with your parish priest about becoming a parish ambassador or to know more contact 9390 5100 or email@example.com
• Look out for a listening and dialogue session near you or for more details contact 9390 5100, firstname.lastname@example.org
• Make an individual and direct response to the national Plenary Council, via:http://plenarycouncil.catholic.org.au/resources/have-your-say/
• Share your response with the Archdiocese of Sydney, via: email@example.com
Want to know more? Watch the videos at: http://plenarycouncil.catholic.org.au/resources/watch/
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.
Are you looking for a different way to start the 2019 new year? Maybe to meet some new people, get fit and conclude the Christmas season on a spiritual high? The Epiphany Pilgrimage is a not-for-profit, 7 day, 110 km Catholic pilgrimage through the Blue Mountains which coincides with the Feast of the Epiphany in early January. The pilgrimage begins at Our Lady of the Way Parish in Emu Plains on 2 January, 2019 and finishes at the Chapel of the Magi in Bell on 8 January, 2019. Throughout the journey pilgrims walk through the beautiful Blue Mountains bushland, engage in daily Mass, prayer and reflection and enjoy the fellowship and hospitality of the Blue Mountains parishes. For further information and to register see www.epiphanypilgrimage.org or for general information and current news see https://www.facebook.com/epiphanypilgrimage/.
Journey in faith. Encounter the Christ-Child. Live for Him.
Bookings for the tour to South India “Yearning for Peace” are due to close shortly. If interested, please contact Marie as soon as possible. The highlight of this tour is a five night’s retreat led by Fr Joe Pereira that includes daily mass, meditation and yoga. For further information, please contact: Marie Fonseca: 0418 265 117. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Website: www.spiceodyssey.net.au. Andre Rasquinha: 0403 569 079 Email: email@example.com.
Fr. George from Taree Parish would like to invite you for a 14-day pilgrimage that he is leading departing on 11 November 2018. This pilgrimage features Petra, Bethlehem, Jericho, Sea of Galilee and Jerusalem for an all-inclusive price of $5490. CALL NOW!!! for closing discount of $300 for Last 5 Seats ONLY! The fare includes Return Economy Airfares + Local Transfers in Deluxe coaches + Stay in Premium Hotels + All Meals + Catholic Priest + English speaking professional guides. For enquiries & bookings call 03 8513 0680 or 1300 721 561 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org.
We just successfully hosted the MSC APIA (Asia Pacific Islands and Australasia) Mass and dinner on the 17 September 2018. I was congratulated by various groups, MSCs, parishioners and guests for this successful event. Most of them said: “Well done Alo”. I was feeling good for a few days. Reading this weekend‘s Gospel, I felt something different within me. The good feeling turned to a kind of embarrassment, since knowing that all the works were done by various people not just “me”. The disciples of Jesus argued about who is the greatest among them. Jesus came up with a very clear answer to that matter. He said: “If anyone wants to be first, he must make himself last of all and servant of all”.
Looking back at the recent event I mentioned above, I would like to say that those best wishes shouldn’t be addressed to me, instead to those who have been at service for the event. They are the greatest for being servants for others and making the event a successful one. Therefore, I sincerely thank those who have been planning, preparing, contributing and working tirelessly for that event. They are Liturgy Committee (Lena and friends), Mission and Outreach Committee (Jan Nicholas and friends), Building and Maintenance Committee (Claude Khoury, Stephen Chiew and friends), donors like Niji Restaurant and personal donors who have donated money, drinks and food. Those who gave their time to decorate the church and the hall like Sr Carmel OLSH. Those who were part of the liturgy such as John Allen (Smoking Ceremony), Henry Martin from OLR Primary School, OLSH College Choir, Patricia Reyes, Lily Murcutt, Moon Dunlop, Ricardo Sanchez and Jane Marmotta, Indonesian Community Angklung Choir, Amanda Janturi and the young Indonesian liturgical dancers, John, Susana and granddaughter (Tongan Family), Maria who worked behind the scenes and all others who helped.
You are all great among us. I sincerely and humbly thank you for your dedication and commitment to the life of the parish. Well done. Good on you.
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