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Fr. Stan writes . . .

We welcome into our Christian community through the Sacrament of Baptism  Evelyn Antoinette Grech, Eleni Gullo, Leo John Quigley and Matilda Watkins and congratulate their families.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to Eden & Ramon Palma as they celebrate their 25th Wedding Anniversary.

On this special occasion we pray God’s blessings on you and all the family. Well done!

On this special occasion we pray God’s blessings on you and all the family. Well done!

One hundred years ago this month, Pope Benedict XV released the encyclical Maximum Illud, which called on Catholics to bring the Good News to all peoples. To commemorate this anniversary, Pope Francis has declared October 2019 to be an Extraordinary Month of Mission (EMM). For the EMM, Pope Francis has chosen the theme ‘Baptised and Sent: The Church of Christ on a Mission in the World’.  This special month of prayer and action calls us all to renew our missionary commitment. We are called to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with all peoples.

Over the course of this month I invite you to consider new ways in which you might meet the Pope’s challenge to renew our missionary commitment. Perhaps it could be as a Catechist in our parish state schools, or getting involved in our parish sacramental programs, or taking Communion to our elderly and infirm parishioners? Whatever you discern, I encourage you all to take the time to renew our baptismal call to be agents of the Gospel in our community of North Ryde and our world

PRAYER FOR THE EXTRAORDINARY MONTH OF MISSION

Heavenly Father, when your only begotten Son Jesus Christ rose from the dead, He commissioned His followers to ‘go and make disciples of all nations’ and you remind us that through our Baptism we are made sharers in the mission of the Church.

Empower us by the gifts of the Holy Spirit to be courageous and zealous in bearing witness to the Gospel, so that the mission entrusted to the Church, which is still very far from completion, may find new and efficacious expressions that bring life and light to the world.

Help us make it possible for all peoples to experience the saving love and mercy of Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
One God, forever and ever.

Amen.