TOWARDS THE MARRIAGE VOTE
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by Archbishop Mark Coleridge
A special welcome and thank you in Christ to all who are sharing their culture at Mass with us this weekend.
For this 103rd World Migrant and Refugee Day, Pope Francis has chosen the theme of “Child Migrants, the Vulnerable and the Voiceless.” The Holy Father gives us this reminder:
“ ‘Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me; and whoever receives me, receives not me, but him who sent me.’ With these words, the Evangelists remind the Christian community of Jesus’ teaching, which both inspires and challenges . . . Do not tire of courageously living the Gospel, which calls you to recognise and welcome the Lord Jesus among the smallest and most vulnerable.”
Internationally renowned preacher and retreat leader,
ANEEL ARANHA speaking on….
“Jesus, through the lens of Peter” – Repentance and Grace
“How we see Jesus keeps changing, but as it determines how we respond to him, it is vital that we see him as he wants to be seen. I will take those attending through a provocative, but light hearted and often funny journey through the life of Peter to bring people to this understanding.” Aneel Aranha
An atheist for twenty five years, a series of catastrophic events that took place in Aneel’s life in 2002 which led to a powerful encounter with Jesus, transforming him from a hedonistic unbeliever to a fiery proclaimer of the gospel across the globe. Since then he has preached to millions of people right across the world.
About Holy Spirit Interactive: Aheel is the founder and director of Holy Spirit Interactive, a Catholic lay apostolate. HSI is dedicated to strengthening the faith of Christians and spreading the Word of God around the world. Through its various ministries and activities, which include Schools of Discipleship, retreats & seminars, publishing, radio, film & TV, and an extremely popular and respected website, HSI reaches several million people each year.
When: Tuesday 19 Sept 2017
Venue: St Rita’s Church, 37-39 Benfer Rd, Victoria Point Q 4165
Contact: Angela Clarke 0407 674 373 or John Evans 0423 860 654
103rd World Day of Migrants & Refugees:
26 & 27 August 2017.
Parishioners from all cultures and countries are invited to share their culture by bringing an item from their culture or country to Mass next weekend.
Father Joseph welcomes you to join him in the Entrance Procession and then place your cultural item on the table at the front of the church OR if you prefer, you can just place your cultural item on the table before Mass.
For World Migrant and Refugee Day this year, Pope Francis has chosen the theme of “Child Migrants, the Vulnerable and the Voiceless.”
The Holy Father gives us this reminder:
“ ‘Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me; and whoever receives me, receives not me, but him who sent me.’ With these words, the Evangelists remind the Christian community of Jesus’ teaching, which both inspires and challenges . . . Do not tire of courageously living the Gospel, which calls you to recognise and welcome the Lord Jesus among the smallest and most vulnerable.” Excerpt from the ‘Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2017′ [15 January 2017]
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COME: Ignite Youth Conference 2017 is a national Catholic youth conference held in Brisbane for adults, students, kids, ministry leaders, teachers, priests and religious. It’s about encountering Jesus Christ and the Church, experiencing dynamic faith, being equipped for living the Christian life, and being empowered to impact the Church and the world. (click on the picture to see more) Thursday 21 – Sunday 24 September 2017
The Apostleship of the Sea is the Church’s official work of caring for people who work on the sea on ships or fishing vessels. Please keep all seafarers and their families in your prayers. If you wish to support their work please contact them (at details below).
Phone: 1300 236 822 | Postal Address: PO Box 90, Wynnum 4178 | Office: 88 Chestnut Street, Wynnum 4178
On Sea Sunday, the Catholic Church, along with other churches and ecclesial communities, remembers seafarers and prays for them, their families and those who support them. The Holy Father has said, “I encourage seafarers and fishermen in their work, which is often difficult and risky, as well as the chaplains and the volunteers in their precious service. May Mary, Star of the Sea, watch over you!”
Prayer to Our Lady Star of the Sea
Star of the Sea, Great Mother of God and Our Mother, you know all dangers of soul and body that threaten seamen. Protect your sons who sail the seas, and protect also their families that await their return.
Star of the Sea, Mother of the Church, give light and strength to those priests and laymen who bring the love of your Divine Son among seamen. Fill their hearts with a supernatural and life giving zeal for the apostolate.
Star of the Sea, light shining in the darkness, be a guide to those who sail amid the storms and dangers of life. Stir up in their midst the hearts of ardent apostles and bring us all to the safety of heaven’s port.
Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on all those who sail the seas.
O, Star of the Sea, help and protect us from the danger of hurricanes and floods and all perils of nature. Amen
TOGETHER WE CAN DO HEROIC THINGS: MAKE A HEROIC DONATION.
This winter, heroes can be found in the most unlikely places. Some will be finding the courage to rebuild their own lives. Others will be donating their precious time to Vinnies, volunteering to help Australians in need.
ANNOUNCING ST RITA’S ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY WINTER APPEAL – 8th & 9th July and continuing throughout July.