Sunday 5th October 2014
TWENTY-SEVENTH SUNDAY - ORDINARY TIME - Year A
What fruit do we bear in the Vineyard of the Church?
“ You will know them by their fruit:” In today’s Gospel, Jesus tells the parable about the failure of the tenants to care for the vineyard and who persecute the stewards sent to care for that vineyard. The Vineyard is Israel. But does this mean, literally, that the failure in production of fruit, lies at the feet of the nation of Israel? We see the Church as the New Israel so the parable challenges us in 2014 just as much as it challenged the first century and the Chosen People.
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