In your loving providence, send abundant rain and restore our burnt bushland and parched earth. Father of all compassion, hear our prayer through Jesus Christ your Son, in whom the promise of new life has dawned, and through the power of the Holy Spirit, the Lord the giver of life:Renew your faithful people; Renew the face of the earth.
Our Lady of the Southern Cross, Mary, help of Christians – pray for us.
St Mary of the Cross MacKillop – pray for us.
From the Parish Office . . .
We welcome into our Christian community through the Sacrament of Baptism Lucia Karim and Matthew Tsen Stokes and congratulate their families.
In our Liturgical Calendar we have now entered the Season of Ordinary Time. The excitement of Christmas and New Year is over and we would like to take this opportunity to, once again, thank everyone who helped to make our Liturgical Celebrations so well organised and spiritually enriching. Thanks to Fr Stan, as well as his helpers, for the work they did to create our wonderful crib, which reminded us of the humble beginnings and joyous occasion of the birth of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Thank you also to those who put up the Christmas trees and ribbons to make our church truly festive. What goes up must come down, so a big thank you too to those who undertook the tedious work of dismantling the crib and decorations and packing them away. Your effort is much appreciated.
The term “Ordinary Time” may be misleading. In the context of the liturgical year, the term “ordinary” does not mean “usual or average”. Ordinary here means “not seasonal”. Ordinary Time is that part of the Liturgical Year that lies outside the seasons of Lent-Easter and Advent-Christmas. In Ordinary Time, the Church celebrates the mystery of Christ not in one specific aspect but in all its aspects. The readings during the liturgies of Ordinary Time help instruct us on how to live out our Christian faith in our daily lives.
SUMMER HOLIDAYS WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE
Effective from 26th December & throughout January 2020
Monday – Saturday 8:30am
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Tuesdays and
First Friday Devotions will resume in February.