TODAY — after morning tea:
|Discussion on the Parish’s Future, its Mission & Ministry
You are Invited!
I really want to hear your ideas about what the parish should be doing in the future. Everything is on the table so come along and have your say. It would be great to have some ideas in writing before the meeting to talk about in table groups.
Possible topics include: Liturgy – Morning service and other services; Other issues about life at Church; Social life; Youth and children; Christian Education; Mission – local and traditional; and Pastoral Care.
Maybe you have other areas to talk about. The best ideas that emerge from this meeting will go forward to another gathering to consider further and flesh out and then to parish leadership for consideration.
Next Sunday – 5pm Evening Service.
Another Cautious Step forward — Those home cooked treats that we have enjoyed in previous years at morning tea are now able to return. After carefully examining the current covid-19 restrictions we are now able to be confident that provided home cooks observe good hygiene practices, we can enjoy these treats again with safety. In taking this decision, we must be serious about hygiene.
On Wednesdays after Eucharist and Morning Tea — we will be listening to an audio course entitled The Gospel of Mark 101 - How to read and Understand the Gospel of Action. [The Gospel According to Mark].
It has been put together by Ian Boxall, Associate Professor of New Testament, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC. This series of talks is very accessible to anyone interested in going deeper into the gospel.
I have personally found it enlightening and enjoyable to listen to. So a warm invitation to all. If you have Audible at home, the course is available through that platform.
Cinema Paradiso: - 3.45pm for a 4pm start on Saturday, 29 May 2021 in the Church Hall, wine at interval.
RSVP required by 23 May 2021 to Brett via firstname.lastname@example.org or Mob: 0431 133 193.
Should you wish to contribute to catering, please let Brett know by 23 May.
Film: 1987 Danish film Babette’s Feast, which won the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film in that year.
Synopsis: Beautiful but pious sisters Martine (Birgitte Federspiel) and Philippa (Bodil Kjer) grow to spinsterhood under the wrathful eye of their strict pastor father on the forbidding and desolate coast of Jutland, Denmark, until one day, Philippa’s former suitor sends a Parisian refugee named Babette (Stéphane Audran) to serve as the family cook. Babette’s lavish celebratory banquet tempts the family’s dwindling congregation, who abjure such fleshly pleasures as fine foods and wines.
Lea MacNeil has jam to sell and various sauces; please email her email@example.com if you would like to give her an order. You may, of course, ask her what type of jam and/or preserve or sauces she has on hand. Donald, her husband can deliver your specific order to the Opshop where you are able to pay for it.
Food for our worms – Food scraps (no dairy, citrus or meat) can be left in the bucket provided. This is part of our Parish environmental initiative.
Weekly Intercessions for our Community:
Sunday: Christine Thurley, Troy and family; John Tonetti; Stuart Veitch, Jo Burton & Laurence; and Nadia Wheatley.
Monday: Janet Walmsley; Janet Widmer & Cliff; and Sally Woellner.
Tuesday: Kay Younie, Natasha & Timothy; Shirley Allen, Barbara & Jade.
Wednesday: Victor Anyarisi; Beth Armstrong; Ian Barnett; Kenneth Barongo.
Thursday: Jennifer, Peter, Elise & Blake B.; and John & Joanne Bowen.
Friday: We pray for Fr John Bunyan’s pastoral care ministry at Bankstown Hospital and all those he ministers to.
Saturday: Dear loving Father, please deliver us from the coronavirus and limit its impact on Australia and the world. In your mercy bring a swift end to this crisis. Please protect with your loving care those we love — our families, friends and neighbours. Let your fatherly hand guide, shelter and strengthen them. Cast out all anxious fears and doubts. Give us an increasing trust in you and fill our hearts and minds with your peace. We pray for those around the world now struggling with COVID-19. Heal and comfort those who are sick and suffering. Protect and guide the health professionals who are at the front line. Please give wisdom and courage to those who bear responsibility for confronting this challenge. We ask these things through the powerful name of Jesus. Amen.
Prayers for the sick: Colin Spokes; Kristen Harley; Maureen Clunas; Peter Cinelli; John Can Pahali; Alex Regos; Amanda Cowley; Fr Phillip Carter; Peter Knox; Sr Colleen Crook; Nada G.; Br William; Ron Clarke & his family; Lyndall McCarron; Maurice Pope & his family; Christine Pickard; Raul (Skid Row Radio) & Family; Barry McKay; Ronald Saunders; Ruth Dodd; Christina Rees (CBE); and Deepika & Deepshika.
Anniversaries of the Departed: Herbert Heck; William Keating; Annie Roberts; Terry Ogg; Rupert Coombes; and Elsie Lowe.
Saints Commemoration: 26th April: Mark, Evangelist and Martyr; 29th April: Catherine of Siena, Spiritual Teacher; and 1s May: Philip and James, Apostles and Martyrs.
Long Term Pastoral Prayer list: Stephen Thurley; Wolf Winter; John Dickson; John Hardy; Andrew Reddy; Shirley, Barbara & Jade Allen; Br Noel Jeffs (SSF); Kiki Chun; Beth Armstrong; Ann Jeffs; Rhiannon Henry-Edwards; Marissa; Jude, Isla, Meg & Al Donnell; Suzanne Campton; Pauline Newell; Barbara Beecroft; Ann Connolly; Dayalan Saminathan; Kuwert; Grace & Hannah Ashton; Anaisha, & her parents Anu & Digvijay; Ron Nath; Ronan Nath; Veronica Nath; and Rev Laurie McIntyre.
Readings for the coming week: Evening Prayer
|Sunday||Ezekiel 34.1–10, 25–31||Ps 100||Hebrews 13.7–19|
|Monday||Joshua 10.40–43; 11.10–23||Ps 139||1 Corinthians 3.18–4.5|
|Tuesday||Joshua 21.41–22.12||Pss 141; 142||1 Corinthians 4.6–21|
|Wednesday||Joshua 22.13–34||Ps 119.153–176||1 Corinthians 5|
|Thursday||Joshua 23||Ps 147||1 Corinthians 6.1–11|
|Friday||Joshua 24.1–15||Ps 144||1 Corinthians 6.12–20|
|Saturday||Joshua 24.16–33||Pss 3;4||1 Corinthians 7.1–11|
Readings for Next Sunday — Fifth Sunday of Easter: First Reading: Acts 8.26–40; Psalm: 22.26–32; Second Reading: 1 John 4.7–21; and Gospel: John 15.1–8