Third Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year B
25th January 2015
Pope Francis’ mission trip to Sri Lanka and Philippines
Pope Francis – a name that is being spoken or used a lot these days by the mainstream media. He seems to be making headlines often with his simple lifestyle and the way that he goes about doing his job as the Supreme Pontiff. People who thought that his ‘honeymoon’ will be over soon have been faced with disappointment. He goes about doing his day to day activities but with a difference to his predecessors.
Tell the Church how you feel about Family
By Diocesan Family & Life Office Director Ben Smith
In October this year, a number of married couples from around the world gave their testimonies on the joys and challenges of their family life at the Extraordinary Synod on the Family in Rome. These testimonies were an important part of the dialogue at the Synod that helped focus discussion on how the Church should shape its pastoral efforts to support marriage and family life in the modern world. The Extraordinary Synod was also drawing on responses from a global survey conducted at the end of 2013 that was used to develop the preparatory document for the Extraordinary Synod.
In the spirit of dialogue, Pope Francis wishes to receive further feedback from Catholics on the outcome of the Extraordinary Synod to help the Church prepare for the Ordinary Synod on the Family that is scheduled for 4-25 October 2015. The Catholic Diocese of Parramatta would appreciate some of your time to fill in this survey so that we can help shape the response that the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference will send to Rome in April 2015. Feel free to answer all or only some of the questions that most interest you.
Participate in the Survey for the Ordinary Synod on Family 2015 here.
Survey closes Friday 30 January 2015.
Thoughtful reading from Eureka Street
Weekend Retreat in our Parish
Lalith Pereira is the founder of the Risen Lord Community in Sri Lanka, which has thousands of people coming to its meetings every week and is planting communities round the world, including in London, He will hold seminars in late January at Kellyville, Greystanes, Toobgabbie, St Clair and Stanhope Gardens. Read about a number of seminars to be held in our area.