Sunday 2nd November 2014
The Commemoration of All The Faithful Departed - Year A
All Souls and All Saints Day
There is something innately personal about a local saint wherever they hail from. It took over a century to ha an officially recognised saint in Mary MacKillop. The cause took many years but in the end it was a triumph for our local Church to have its own saint. When we know that Mary MacKillop actually set up convents and schools in our own Diocese at St.Marys and Penrith, her presence somehow becomes much more tangible.
Children receiving the Sacraments
The beginning of the Reconciliation/First Communion Sacramental Preparation of our young parishioners, will begin in Term 4 this year, 2014.
The children involved will be those currently in Year Two and above.
For parents of the children there is an Invitation for you to attend an Enquiry Meeting regarding your child’s continuation of the Sacraments of Initiation. This will take place through a Parish Based and Family Centred process. This means that it is you who do the preparation with your child -but- we help you with this through a process of guided reflection and children’s workshop.
Thank you for helping Sri Lankan boys
Fr Paul and members of the Parish Peace Justice and Environment Group look over some of the many gift packs
(L to R: Fr Paul, John Abdel-Ahad, Imelda Taniane, Ron Hassarati, Sue Brown and Tony Taniane)
Thanks so much to all those loving people who put together gift packs and brought them to the church! We well and truly exceeded our quota and are finding more deserving kids for the extra packs. Your generosity is heart-warming.
Thoughtful reading from Eureka Street