THE CRY OF THE POOR

19th/20th August, 2017 (Matthew 15:21-28) This Gospel story is a strange one, one that all of us are familiar with. An encounter with a beggar, True this Canaanite woman was not begging for money. But she was begging for a favour. At one time or another all of us have been approached by a beggar … [Read more…]

“SHARING OUR TREASURE” Matthew 13, 44-52.

12th/13th August, 2017 This was the Gospel Reading of a couple of Sunday’s ago and most apt for this weekend’s sign up day as you generously gift your considered weekly contribution supporting your Church, parish and priests. An exercise in evaluating in the course of time, that which you deem as most valuable to you … [Read more…]

TRANSFIGURATION OF THE LORD (Matthew 17:1-9 )

5th/6th August, 2017 We commit ourselves in faith to a gift we’re never quiet ready for. A young seminarian soon to be ordained a priest was serving in a parish as a deacon. After he preached and in the foyer talking with parishioners an elderly person stepped forward and in the midst of them all … [Read more…]

WISDOM -Matthew 13: 44-52

29th/ 30th July 2017 Wisdom is a priceless thing and is something we all need. Search Since the beginning of time people have been looking for treasure, they search in the fields, in the hills, under the sea….if only they could find gold or diamonds or pearls they would be happy. In today’s world, people … [Read more…]

The Importance of the Word

15th / 16th July 2017 How many words were spoken to us when we were young? How many seeds were dropped into the soil of our minds and hearts? Those special words came from our parents and many others. Words of greeting and welcome, encouragement and affirmation, advice and guidance, correction and chastisement, warning and … [Read more…]

HOSPITALITY

1st / 2nd July 2017 One of the nicest things in life is to meet an open, friendly, warm, hospitable person. Hospitality is a hallmark of a true follower of Christ. After a long trying winter ends all the neighbours in your street rejoice. They draw back their curtains open their windows, fresh air, sunlight … [Read more…]

Youth Survey

17th/18th June 2017 Young people across Australia are being called to share their views about life, faith and their experience of Church through an online survey published by the Australian Bishops. The survey seeks to capture the opinions and perspectives of young people as part of a national consultation process that will inform an international … [Read more…]

PENTECOST SUNDAY

3rd/4th June 2017 A New Language Language is a great tool of communication. Language of itself is not enough to bring people together. In fact as someone once said, ‘words are a source of misunderstanding’. Just because we speak the same language doesn’t mean we are one. There may still not be a meeting of … [Read more…]

CAN YOU HELP MARTHA?

27th/28th May 2017 The combined churches of Sale region have come together and are seeking from their congregations donations in support of “Martha”. We have been moved by her story and hope you might be too. Martha and her three primary school children and husband are a young family who came by boat originally from … [Read more…]

100th Anniversary of the Fatima Apparitions

20th/21st May 2017 Dear Parishioners, As a little boy I loved the stories of Our Lady of Fatima. I loved the film that told the story so well too. I embraced the rosary. Every night before going to bed we as a family knelt in the lounge-room and prayed the rosary – “the family that … [Read more…]