Tuesday, 13 October 2015

28th Sunday of the Year

"Stay with us Lord on our Journey"

Please remember in your prayers:

Sick and housebound: June McCaffrey, Janet Smith, Vincent Walsh, Jessica Whelan (3year old)

Anne Barton

Lately Dead: Fr Patrick Earley, Fr Michael Fasnacht (priests of this Diocese), Jacquie Cirino, Anne Doolin, Jimmy Long, Vera Turner (Catlow)

Anniversaries:  Patrick Doolan, Margaret Kenyon, Joan Davison

 

Masses this week.

Tues – 10.15 am Requiem for Raffaela Jacquelina (Jacquie) Cirino

Wed – 6.30pm followed by Exposition

Thursday – 9.30am Mass in St Oswald's School

Friday – 7.30am Mass followed by breakfast

 

There will be a second collection this Sunday for Catechesis in Prisons

 

Next Sunday is World Mission Sunday and the Holy Father invites all Catholics to contribute to a special collection for Missio, his official charity for overseas mission. World Mission Sunday is a special day that unites Catholics all over the world in prayer, celebration and care for the mission of the Church. Thanks to your support, the Catholic Church is growing and many parishes can now take care of themselves. However, 40% of the Universal Church is still too new, young or poor to survive without our help, just like the Church in Mongolia. By supporting World Mission Sunday you are directly helping missionaries in over 1,000 dioceses bring hope and new life to people who do not yet know that they are precious in the eyes and heart of God. You will be able to Gift Aid all donations by using enveloes provided by Missio. Thank you.

 

There will be an appeal at the end of Masses for volunteers to assist with the Parish Centre Children's Christmas Party.

 

Monthly Coffee Gathering will be happening Monday 19 Oct at an earlier time of 12.30 at Ossie Mills

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The parish I not an outdated institution; precisely because it possesses great flexibility, it can assume quite different contours depending on the openness and missionary creativity of the pastor and the community.

 

While certainly not the only institution which evangelizes, if the parish proves capable of self-renewal and constant adaptivity, it continues to be "the Church living in the midst of the homes of her sons and daughters."

 

This presumes that it really is in contact with the homes and the lives of its people, and does not become a use;less structure out of touch with people or a self-absorbed group made up of a chosen few.

 

The parish is the presence of the Church in a given territory, an environment for hearing God's word, for growth in the Christian life, for dialogue, proclamation, charitable outreach, worship and celebration.

 

In all activities the parish encourages and trains its members to be evangelizers.

 

It is a community of communities, a sanctuary where the thirsty come to drind in the midst of their journey, and a centre of constant missionary outreach