Sunday 21st September 2014
TWENTY-FIFTH SUNDAY - ORDINARY TIME - Year A
The Generous Landowner who welcomes the latecomer
This summer exposed the Thai prawn fishing industry as a workplace bound up in slavery and the supply chains led to Western supermarket giants including Walmart, Carrefour, Costco and Tesco. Migrant workers are sold for as little as $300 by Thai employment agents. Forced to stay in chains without access to food they were bought and sold between the captains of prawn-fishing boats, working out for years at a time without pay. Pope Francis has pledged to eradicate modern slavery from all of the Vatican’s supply chains and has proposed an ambitious project to persuade 50 multinational corporations to render their supply chains free of slavery by the year 2020.
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 Tont Taniane)
Parishioners responded magnificently to the appeal for help the boys of Don Bosco Centre, Mannar, Sri Lanka. The target of 152 will be exceeded for sure thanks to your generosity and of course nothing will be wasted! Don't forget the deadline of Sunday 21st September to bring your gift if you have not already done so!
Our Lady Queen of Peace Greystanes and St.Paul’s Catholic College
Celebrate a Mass for Mary’s Birthday
The students of Our Lady Queen of Peace Greystanes and St. Paul’s High School came together to celebrate the birthday of Mary last Monday, September 8. The combined Mass gave the two schools an opportunity to pray together as a community and commemorate this special feast day.