Sunday 23rd November 2014
Solemnity of Christ the King- Year A
‘TO BE A MESSENGER OF LOVE”, is the theme that chose for my ordination and the focus of my priestly life 10 years ago. When I reflect on my life for the past 10 years of my life as a priest, I can say that much has been accomplished and much is yet to come. There was no phone call or text message or what’s app message from God. But an inner urge that He needs me.... He needs to me to work for Him. All of us do.
“Why did you become a priest”, “what you would be doing if you were not to become a priest”, “Did you have a girlfriend?”, “How do you know that God calls you?” these were some of the questions that people asked me time and again. Simple answer is that I don’t know exactly what God thinks for me. But cer tainly there is a sense of urgency deep in me that keeps me motivated each day especially on those days when I feel down and out.
From the Parish Council
The new Parish Council of OLQP has gathered and is spending the remainder of 2014 getting to know each other and becom- ing familiar with the Diocesan Pastoral Plan so that we can best serve the needs of the parish. In late November, the pastoral council will gather with Daniel Ang, Pastoral Planning Director of the Diocese to formulate some concrete actions for 2015 around the areas of Youth and Family Life following feedback from the parish in July this year. It is the aim of the ways in which we are working to grow as a community in the likeness of Christ. You are always invited to speak to your parish council members of any concerns or ideas you have about our parish.
Mens Breakfast with Robert Falzon coming up
Men! Make a note in your calendar now to join us for Breakfast with Robert Falzon. He is the founder and organiser of the MenAlive Movement and an engrossing speaker. This could be the Saturday morning that changes your life!
Admission is by whatever small donation you choose and there will be lots of egg and bacon rolls and good coffee available.
It will be held at the St George Preca Centre on the church grounds. Plan now to come along, you will be made to feel welcome...
Where: St George Preca Centre
When: 7.30 am till 9.00 am, Saturday 29th November, 2014
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.