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Sunday 1st December 2013
1st Sunday in Advent
1st Reading: Is 2:1-5
2nd Reading: Rom 13:11-14
Gospel: Mt 24:37-44
2nd Sunday in Advent
Christ: a unique kind of King
If Christ is King, why doesn’t he eradicate suffering? Why doesn’t he smash people who do despicable things? Why doesn’t he show his divine power so more people will believe? These are faith questions. They relate to the Kingdom of God and how God exercises Kingship.
For a long time, the Church promoted Christ the King in military and triumphal terms. Jesus, the Christ or Messiah, the Son of God, was leading his army, the Church, to victory against a world dominated by sin and evil. His resurrection assured the Church of final victory. Sharing in this victory was a matter of signing up and obeying orders.
All parishioners and friends are invited to join Fr Paul on Sunday 1st December to celebrate his 25 years of ordained ministry.
Celebrations will begin with 10:00am Mass in St Charles Borromeo Church.
Light refreshments will follow in the church grounds.
Christmas Eve Family Mass (SCB & OLQP)
Family Mass on the front lawn of Holy Cross College. A faith celebration led by the children of the combined Parishes.
Bring your own rug/chair. There will be plenty of parking on the grounds of the College.
St Charles Borromeo Ryde (SCB) Our Lady Queen of Peace Gladesville (OLQP)
Christmas Eve: Christmas Eve:
9:00pm: Christmas Night Mass 7:30pm: Carols
11:45pm: Carols 8:00pm: Vigil Mass
Midnight: Midnight Mass 10:00pm: French Mass
Christmas Day: Christmas Day:
8:00am: Mass 9:00am: Mass
10:00am: Mass 10:45am: Italian Mass
Please note: There will be no Mass on Christmas Evening.
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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.
A gathering for anyone in Year 4 - 6, that meets on the 3rd Friday of every month between 6:00pm and 8:00pm in Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish Hall (Cnr Westminister Rd &, Victoria Rd Gladesville).
Each night is about fun, games and building a community where everyone feels welcome.
The next Ignite Event is on:
Fri 20 Dec - End of School Year Party
Upcoming events include:
Spark is a gathering for anyone in Year 7-10, that meets on the 1st Friday of every month in Borromeo Hall. It is run by the youth and is an opportunity to meet other young people in a safe and fun environment.
The next SPARC Event is on:
13th Dec - Final Event of the Year!
We will heading to FX Zone (entry via Uhrig Road, Sydney Olympic Park) for some trampolining fun. The session is for 1hr 6:00 – 7:00pm at a cost of $17.
Upcoming events include:
The next Young At Heart event is:
Wednesday, 11 December: Christmas Finale Evening Cruise on Sydney Harbour.
Delicious BBQ Buffet, lots of goodies. Cost: $80pp. Pick up and return transport included. Bookings ASAP to Marcella: 9808 1062.
Don’t be shy. Come join the fun!
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