From the Dean’s Desk

First Sunday of Lent

Dear brother and sisters in Christ,

Lent is a time when we are encouraged to reflect on our need for God when we are asked to practice the three traditional actions of Prayer, Fasting and Alms giving; when we are advised to celebrate the healing gift of God to us all called the Sacrament of Penance or Reconciliation.

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Lenten prayer intention

Lent is a penitential season of prayer, self denial and helping others. In this way the whole church prepares for Easter with those who are to be baptised. During Fridays in Lent we are expected to do some penitential act, e.g abstaining from meat is one of the options.

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From the Parish Priest’s desk

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ

Fr. Suresh Kumar is leaving us after 5 years of ministry here as both Assistant Priest and then as Priest-in-Residence while he worked full time as Director of Youth for the Diocese. Suresh will be heading to the parish of Winston Hills this weekend. We wish him all the best as he commences a new chapter in his life - and we will farewell him in style soon.

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From the Parish Priest’s desk

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ

As we read today’s Second Reading taken from St. Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians, let us substitute the word “I” for the word “Love” in Paul’s text. In this way, we are gently challenged to reflect on our lives and the way we live in obedience to the Father’s Will.

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From the Parish Priest’s desk

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ

With today’s scene from Luke’s Gospel Jesus announces his mission and embarks upon his proclamation of the Good News of the Kingdom.

Utilizing this text from Isaiah, how can we, as contemporary followers of Jesus, bring in the year of God’s favour for others? How can we help those blinded by contemporary agnosticism, those made lame from addictions of various kinds, those deaf to the joys of God’s Kingdom, those who remain mute in the face of suffering and torment?

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