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Sunday 16th February 2014
3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
1st Reading: Sirach 15:15-20
2nd Reading: 1 Cor 2:6-10
Gospel: Mt 5:17-37
6th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Be lights in the dark
These are dark times for many in our community. Two young women, loved deeply by many, have died before their time. There is deep and widespread sadness. “Why?” is the pervading question; silent, constructive empathy is the only useful answer. There is bewilderment, grief, powerlessness and loss. The darkness is palpable.
There is also light – the unstinting commitment of loved ones in round the clock support; the practical kindness of friends and colleagues; the compassionate dedication of health care professionals who serve beyond the call of duty; the prayers and well-wishes of countless strangers who feel connected through the bonds of faith and community. In countless ways, the selfless acts of generous people ensure that the darkness never triumphs; that the light of hope, no matter how apparently remote it may be in the present, continues to burn in readiness for that time when it may come into clearer view to illuminate the next stage of the journey.
Are you interested in the dynamics of our Parishes including employment status, age distribution, faith development etc?
Would you like to know how we compare to other Parishes?
In 2006 and again in 2011, the parishioners of SCB and OLQP completed the NLS Church Life Survey. This has facilitated valuable information about our Parishes and how we are evolving. It assists us in identifying our strengths and weaknesses as well as treats, opportunities and areas where we have seen no change.
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The Men’s Discussion Group / The Man Cave will hold its first session for 2014 at the Putney Tennyson Bowling Club on Wednesday 12th February commencing at 7:30pm.
Andrew McLachlan will lead a discussion on "Matters of the Heart" about heart health but more broadly about hype when it comes to health benefits or risks more broadly. We will explore what medicines can and cannot do.
The Man Cave is a vibrant group of about 30 blokes who gather monthly over a beer and a meal. We discuss a range of topics of interest and have a good time. The atmosphere is informal and fun.
The Man Cave provides blokes in our community the opportunity to gather on a regular basis to build friendships and share stories. Please contact Anthony Abraham (0414 272 573) if you would like to know more or just come along!
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At a recent gathering of the Men's Spirituality Group, John Watkins, parishioner and CEO of Alzheimer's Australia (NSW) spoke of the devastating impact that dementia is having on the lives of many Australians and the overwhelming effect it will have in the near future due to the projected massive increase in the number of people who will be afflicted in coming decades.
Click here to download a PowerPoint presentation with more information.
About Alzheimer's Australia NSW:
Founded in 1982, Alzheimer’s Australia NSW is a rapidly growing, non-profit organisation based in North Ryde, NSW. As the peak body for people with dementia and their families and carers, we provide advocacy, support services, education and information.
Parents/guardians of Year 2 students who wished to nominate their child for First Reconciliation in 2014 were required to attend one of two Information Evenings, from 7:30pm-8:30pm, on either:
- Wednesday, November 20th 2013 at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church; or
- Thursday, November 21st 2013 at St Charles Borromeo Church.
Offering two evenings and two venues enabled all parents/guardians to be available for at least one of them.
The content of both Information Evenings was identical, so you may have attended which ever session and venue suited your needs best.
Please contact Nadia Baker (email@example.com or +61 2 9807 2966) or the Parish Office for further information.
Please note: children were not required to attend the Information Evenings.