What you need to know from this weekend’s bulletin:
Pope to Iraqi clergy, religious: Violence and hate are incompatible with religion – New
“The love of Christ,” said the Pope, “summons us to set aside every kind of self-centredness or competition; it impels us to universal communion and challenges us to form a community of brothers and sisters who accept and care for one another.”
“How important is this witness of fraternal union in a world all too often fragmented and torn by division,” he said. “Every effort made to build bridges between ecclesial, parish and diocesan communities and institutions will serve as a prophetic gesture on the part of the Church in Iraq and a fruitful response to Jesus’ prayer that all may be one.”
Start Acting More Like Christ — Even (and Especially) When Others Do Not – New
We’re living in an age when political and social life have become rancorous. Insults and ad hominem attacks are rife. Cancel culture celebrates character assassination by frenzied mobs, often regardless of the veracity or gravity of accusations. Various tabloids, websites and television programs peddle nothing but gossip. Twitter and other forms of social media ooze with hatred and misanthropy, from non-stop political cyberbullying to caustic criticism by vituperative virtual vultures.
It’s hard in such a mordant culture not to descend into the gutters. The stakes are high. Those pushing radical agendas often don’t even feign civility. If they’re driving bulldozers on what seems to be a narcotized rampage, many Christians feel justified, even called, to commandeer tanks to beat them at their own infernal game.
But this is not Christ’s way.
Let’s listen anew to what Jesus says in… read more
24 Hrs for The Lord (March 12-13) – New
Bishop McGrattan & CCCB highly encourage everyone to participate in the “24 Hours for the Lord” initiative from Friday, March 12 to Saturday, March 13, 2021, with the theme, “Who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases” (Psalm 103:3).
St. Michael Catholic Community will be opened for 24 Hrs Adoration from March 12 at 9.30 am—March 13 at 10.00 am. Anyone who wants to come for Adoration is
encouraged to register here.
Catholic Christian Outreach Founders – Virtual Event
Does your family sometimes put the fun in dysfunction? Join the rest of us as we try to piece things back together in three sessions with CCO founders André & Angèle Regnier, with their family, on building Fearless families. If you are looking for some practical tips on how to make your home a place your kids want to be, the gift of forgiveness in keeping the mistakes we make out of the next generation, and how to give your kids the courage they need to be the movers and shakers of this world, then these are the sessions for you! click here to register
Stations of The Cross
During lent, Fridays Eucharistic Adoration will end at 6.30pm, followed by Stations of the Cross and Daily Mass. We welcome all parishioners to spend Fridays Lent with us. To register please click here
Third Sunday of Lent video can be found here. Video is scheduled to be premiered every Saturday at 5.00 pm.
A L P H A O N L I N E – N E W
Wednesdays at 7 p.m. beginning March 3, 2021 via Zoom
Alpha is an opportunity to explore life and the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment. Gathering once a week over an eleven-week period, Alpha welcomes people from every walk of life, wherever they are on their faith journey. We will have time for connection, a talk, and small group discussion. Many are looking for meaning in their lives during this time and Alpha is a great place to start! Register below for this free online program. Come and bring a friend!
3rd Sunday of Lent, 07/03/2021, 1.12 MB