Get Ready

“I am the Alpha and the Omega’ says the Lord God, who is, who was, and who is to come…” – Rv 1.8 The Solemnity of Christ the King, concludes our liturgical year. The end of the year draws our minds to final realities and we are presented with an image of Jesus Christ as…

Something Worth Sharing

“You will show me the path of life, the fullness of joy in your presence…” – Ps 15.11 Over the past months, I’ve had a number of encounters with people who want to know more about the Catholic faith and even desire to join the Catholic community. At a time when everywhere we look, our Church…

Advent – A New Beginning

Starting in the new liturgical year, we will be implementing the planned changes to our weekend celebrations and other aspects of parish life. On the First Weekend of Advent (1/2 Dec), we will be sharing the vision for the community. In December, the Parish Office will change its opening hours to: Monday 9am-2pm Tuesday 9am-2pm Wednesday 9am-2pm These will…

Generous Giving

“Jar of meal shall not be spent, jug of oil shall not be emptied…” – 1Kgs17.14 I am always inspired the Jewish concept of tithing and almsgiving. There is a certain radical trust in God that our lavish generosity will be so blessed that we would never be in need. Everything belongs to God anyway,…

The Greatest Commandment

“Listen, Israel…” – Dt 6.4 In today’s gospel, Jesus affirms that our relationship with God needs to occupy first place in our hearts, and out of this love, we are to prioritise our relationships with others. Loving God and loving others. This is who we are.

Living Prayer

During the month of November, in a special way, we continue to remember in prayer our deceased friends, family members and loved ones. Eternal rest, grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Encounter Jesus In Others

“…He is calling you.” – Mk 10.49 We have been blessed in the office this week to have one of the younger members of our community doing work experience with us. I asked Angus if he would like to write his response to today’s gospel. This is what he shared: In this week’s gospel, a…

A Servant Heart

“For the Son of Man himself did not come to be served but to serve.” – Mk 10.45 As we seek to follow Jesus example, may we find opportunities to serve each other. Let us welcome, encourage, accompany, support, assist, help, console, mentor, comfort, sponsor, defend, guide, teach, witness to and pray for each other…

Living Prayer

God of all truth, teach us to love you with heart and mind. Bless our schools, and the ministry of Special Religious Education within them. May this opportunity for ministry to children remain open. We ask that you sustain and equip all who currently teach and raise up sufficient new SRE teachers and we ask that principals, parents, churches…

Following Jesus

“…Come, follow me.” – Mk 10.21 Today’s Gospel presents the heart of the Christian experience: we are called, above all, to follow Jesus. By this, we are to enter into a relationship with Jesus Christ in such a way that our lives are transformed. We share in the divine life of God. That’s a big thought. In…