Sunday 19th October 2014
TWENTY-NINTH SUNDAY - ORDINARY TIME - Year A
Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s
As Christians we are dual citizens. By birth we become citizens of the country of our birth, and by Baptism we become the citizens of Heaven.
As Christians and citizens we pay taxes to build roads and infrastructure; we also contribute by electing politicians and we submit to the laws of our country. This is how we render service to Caesar. On the other hand, since everything is God’s, we must give ourselves to Him 100% not just 10% on Sundays. The Christian gives wholeheartedly back to God what He has entrusted to us i.e. we contribute our time, talent and treasure to God as an expression of our gratitude to God.
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