30th Sunday in Ordinary time, 23 Oct 2016

From the Dean’s Desk

This week’s Gospel [Luke 18:9-14] tells us something of Luke’s favourite theme: the reversal of order. We see in this parable that the ‘bad’ person (the Publican) goes home at nights with God while the ‘other’ (the Pharisee) does not. It also continues the theme of prayer that was presented to us last week in the parable of the unjust judge and the widow [Luke 18:1-8].

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28th Sunday in Ordinary time, 9 Oct 2016

From the Dean’s Desk

Dear Friends,

Last week’s Gospel reminded us of the importance of the gift of faith [Luke 17:5-10], when Jesus in answer to the disciples’ request to increase their faith, simply stated that if their faith were the size of a mustard seed, then they could achieve many and great things. Today’s liturgy combines the gift of faith with that of gratitude and thankfulness towards the source and origin of our faith: God.

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Sacramental Program

For Children already baptised

The next process for ’Sacraments for Children already Baptised’ will commence in October. There will be an INFORMATION evening on Tuesday 11th October at 7.30pm in the Cathedral Hall and an ENROLMENT CEREMONY during the 9.30am Sunday Mass on 16th October. Parents who are interested in presenting their child should attend both the meeting and the Enrolment Mass.

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27th Sunday in Ordinary time, 2 Oct 2016

From the Dean’s Desk

Dear Friends,

Again this Sunday we are faced with a seemingly difficult Gospel [Luke 17:5-10] for our consideration and prayer. It comes across initially as a rebuke on the part of Jesus towards the disciples as they ask to have their faith increased [v. 5]. Jesus makes the analogy that had their faith been the size of a mustard seed then they could command this huge mulberry tree to be uprooted and hurled into the sea. [v 6]. There is an assumption here that the disciples did not possess the needed small amount of faith. To appreciate and understand this passage we need to take into consideration what comes before [v 1-4] and what follows [v. 11-19].

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A Place at the Table: Social justice in an ageing society

Social Justice Statement 2016–2017 Summary

The number of Australians aged 65 and over will more than double by the middle of the century. This has been rightly described as ‘the great success story of human development’. Increasing numbers of older people have an excellent chance of enjoying good health and an active life for many years.

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