26th Sunday in Ordinary time, 25 Sep 2016

From the Dean’s Desk

Dear Friends,

The Gospel for today [Luke 16: 19-31] presents us with a second parable dealing with wealth and riches. Last week we read the Gospel that dealt with the wasteful steward [Luke 16:1-13], with the challenge from Jesus that we cannot serve two masters. We need to either serve God or money. This parable urges us to be astute with the elements of God, rather than money and worldly items. Luke tells us in that parable that the steward was shrewd enough to use money in order to win him some friends after he was dismissed from his position. He had asked his master’s debtors to write off the amount they owed him (the steward) so that he may be accepted by the people when he was eventually dismissed from service. He used his own money and wealth in order to better his position among his peers.

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25th Sunday in Ordinary time, 18 Sep 2016

From the Dean’s Desk

Dear Friends,

Today’s Gospel [Luke 16:1-13] poses a very difficult scenario. It seems at first glance that Jesus is praising the dishonest steward for his astuteness. Perhaps this praise is based on self-centred motives on the part of the master in the parable, since the reduction in the amount that the debtors had to pay was indeed an unnecessary excess that the master had placed on them initially. However, when we consider this strange parable as a whole it says something quite deep about our Christian life and the values we attach to it.

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Happy birthday Teen Credo

1st Anniversary, 11 Sep 2016

A special invitation to all teenagers to join in the first anniversary celebration of Teen Credo (13-17 years) this Sunday 11 September.

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Credo Young Adults

Come join us

Credo invites young adults (18-35 years) to join us at Adoration in the Chapel every first Friday of the month usually starting at 6.30pm.

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24th Sunday in Ordinary time, 11 Sep 2016

From the Dean’s Desk

Today’s liturgy presents to us an entire chapter of Luke’s Gospel [15:1-32].  In its entirety this chapter gives us three parables concerning the mercy of God: all three centering on the joy of having found something or someone who was lost - the lost sheep [vv 4-7], the lost coin [vv8-10] and the lost son [11-32]. One overwhelming characteristic of these three parables is the extraordinary (or perhaps extravagant) joy and celebration that occurs when the object or person is found. As with all parables we need to appreciate the reason for Jesus’ telling of these stories and ask ourselves which of the characters in the parables we associate with best.

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