Liturgies

Twenty-Ninth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Sunday 20th October 2019

Gospel Reflections

We must find ways of opening our hearts and the hearts of the unforgiving in our world to God’s action of seeking and saving the lost, writes Mercy Sister Veronica Lawson.

The parables are prefaced by an account of the criticism Jesus endured for hosting “the lost” of the human community, namely the toll collectors and those who were categorized as “sinners”. The critics in the story are those who consider themselves “righteous”. They have no room in their hearts for compassion or forgiveness on the one hand, and no capacity on the other to accept the goodness of a prophet who acts in ways that cut across their expectations.

As the story unfolds, the lost sheep is sought and found and ultimately embraced by the community. The celebration that ensues is likened to the heavenly banquet of God’s reign where there is more joy over one who repents than over those who have no need of repentance.

The drachma, representing a day’s wages, is lost, sought and found, and the community rejoices. Now and then in the biblical tradition, as here, God is imaged as a woman, the diligent female householder who seeks and saves what is lost. No single image can contain the compassionate, loving God presented in these parables. The invitation to the believing community is to find ways of opening our hearts and the hearts of the unforgiving in our world to God’s action of seeking and saving the lost - here and now, not simply in the afterlife.

www.catholicreligiousaustralia.org.au/index.php/resources/gospel-reflections/item/2276-loss-and-rejoicing

Weekend Masses
Saturday: 6:30pm (Vigil Mass)
Sunday: 8:30am & 10:00am
Weekday Masses
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Tuesday: 9:00am
Wednesday: 7:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am
Friday: 9:00am
Adoration & Benediction
There is Eucharistic Adoration from 8:25am - 9:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday followed by Mass at 9:00am.

Wednesday:
7:30pm - 8:30pm

We have Eucharistic Adoration after every Wednesday evening Mass.
Adoration will begin immediately after Mass, around 7:30pm and will conclude with Benediction at 8:30pm.  

Please come spend an hour (a Holy Hour) with our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament; He is waiting for you!

Stations of the Cross

During Lent.

Come and join us walk the Way of Sorrows meditating on the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Jesus said to St. Faustina:

"There is more merit to one hour of meditation on My sorrowful Passion than there is to a whole year of flagellation that draws blood; the contemplation of My painful wounds is of great profit to you, and it brings Me great joy."
Divine Mercy Chaplet

Parishioners have expressed an interest in reciting the Divine Mercy Chaplet.

Our next Chaplet will be on Sunday 3 November 2019 at 2:45pm and will conclude at 3:15pm, followed by afternoon tea.

We look forward to your attendance. Anyone requiring transport, kindly contact the Parish Office.

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