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May 28
THE ASSUMPTION
MARY: TAKEN UP TO HEAVEN
"Mary has gone to heaven in both body and soul, and the angels rejoice. I can imagine, too, the delight of St. Joseph, her most chaste spouse, who awaited her in paradise. Yet what of us who remain on earth? Our faith tells us that here below, in our present life, we are pilgrims, wayfarers. Our lot is one of suffer­ing, of sacrifices, and privations. Nonetheless, joy must mark the rhythm of our steps. ‘Serve the Lord with joy' -- there is no other way to serve him."

Let us offer to our Mother today:

A smile when someone corrects us or misjudges us.

Archdiocese of Brisbane

Tonight, at the Cathedral of St Stephen, leaders from a number of local Christian Churches will pray for unity among Christians and reconciliation in the world. Join us at 7PM for the live stream on our website https://bit.ly/3dY0mCB

[05/27/20]   "You are witnesses of these things. And see, I am sending upon you what my Father promised; so stay here in the city until you have been clothed
with power from on high." Luke 24,48-49.

Evangelisation Brisbane

In today’s Gospel reflection, Mike Humphrys talks about truth.

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May 27
MARY: MOTHER OF FAIR LOVE
"This is what explains Mary's life -- her love. A complete love, so complete that she forgets herself and is happy just to be there where God wants her, fulfilling with care what God wants her to do. That is why even her slightest action is never routine or vain but, rather, full of meaning. Mary, our Mother, is for us both an example and a way. In the ordinary circumstances in which God wants us to live, we have to try to be like her."
Let us offer to our Mother today:

The resolution to say, before going to sleep every night, three Hail Marys.

St Kieran's Primary School

Today, we at St Kieran's acknowledge National Sorry Day. This day gives us the chance to share the steps towards healing for the stolen generations, their families and communities.

May 26
MARY: THE WAY TO JESUS
"Mary does the immense favor of bringing to the cross, of placing face to face with the example of the Son of God, those who come close to her and contemplate her life. It is in this confronta­tion that Christian life is decided. And here Mary intercedes for us so that our behavior may lead to a reconciliation of the younger brother -- you and me -- with the firstborn Son of the Father.

"Many conversions, many decisions to give oneself to the ser­vice of God have been preceded by an encounter with Mary. Our Lady has encouraged us to look for God, to desire to change, to lead a new life."

Let us offer to our Mother today:

Teaching someone how to say the Holy Rosary.

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Where others left Jesus' side, Mary stood at the foot of the cross 'and there she stands forever' | The Catholic Leader

catholicleader.com.au BRISBANE Archbishop Mark Coleridge said it was Mary who understood the “suffering of her children like no one else can” during his homily at the re-dedication Mass of Australia to the patroness Our…

Today is the feast of Mary, Help of Christians.

May 25
MARY: OUR MOTHER
"Find out for yourself by personal experience the meaning of Mary's maternal love. It is not enough just to know that she is our Mother, and to think and talk about her as such. She is your Mother and you are her child. She loves you as if you were her only child in this world. Treat her accordingly. Tell her about every­thing that happens to you; honor her and love her. No one will do it for you or as well as you."

Let us offer to our Mother today:

Many affectionate thoughts and prayers, by saying "Mary, my mother" each time we pause in our work.

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Izzy is making each word count, using her public speaking gifts to call out injustice | The Catholic Leader

catholicleader.com.au ISABELLA Hollewand is a typical 16-year-old – ploughing her way through exams towards the end of high school, catching up with friends whenever she can and generally enjoying life – but there’s…

Ascension of the Lord

May 24
MARY: HELP OF CHRISTIANS
"Yes, we are still pilgrims, but our Mother has gone on ahead, where she points to the reward for our efforts. She tells us that we can make it. If we are faithful, we will reach home. Not only is the Blessed Virgin our model, but she is also the Help of Christians. And as we besiege her with our petitions -- 'Show that you are our Mother' -- she cannot help but watch over her children with motherly care."

Let us offer to our Mother today:

In addition to the mysteries of the day, one more part (five decades) of the Holy Rosary.

God mounts his throne to shouts of joy: a blare of trumpets for the Lord.
Ps 46:2-3, 6-9. R.v.6

Evangelisation Brisbane

Discovering the mysterious presence of the Kingdom of God in our midst has been a fascination of Mike Humphrys his whole life. When asked “What do you do?” He says, “My joy is to promote spirituality and evangelisation, which for me is searching for the seeds of God’s action in our world and then nurturing these seeds to flourish in my own life and the lives of others”.

‘Because we do not always see these seeds growing, we need an interior certainty, a conviction that God is able to act in every situation… and that those who entrust themselves to God in love will bear much fruit.’ (The Joy of the Gospel n.279)

As Associate Director of the Santa Teresa Spirituality Centre, Mike and the staff provide a beautiful place for groups and individuals to encounter God amidst the beauty of creation. Their task is to help guests, whether it be for a day, a weekend, or a longer stay, to slow down and take time to reflect and detect Christ’s resurrection presence in their lives.

To enquire about bookings contact the Santa Teresa Spirituality Centre on (07) 3286 4011 or visit the website at: www.santatersa.org.au.

All are invited to join Fr Joseph as he celebrates Holy Mass for the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord

May 23
MARY: QUEEN OF THE APOSTLES
"If we take our Lady's hand, she will make us realize more fully that all men are our brothers -- because we are all sons of that God whose daughter, spouse, and mother she is. Our neighbors' problems must be our problems. Christian fraternity should be something very deep in the soul, so that we are indifferent to no one. Mary, who brought up Jesus and accompanied him through his life and is now beside him in heaven, will help us recognize Jesus as he crosses our path and makes himself present to us in the needs of others."

Let us offer to our Mother today:

A kind word, a friendly conversation, a helping hand to persons with whom we live or work.

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Australian bishops will entrust the country to our patroness Mary, Help of Christians on her feast day | The Catholic Leader

catholicleader.com.au AS the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect Australians’ lives, including their worship, the Catholic bishops will entrust the country to the care of Mary Help of Christians on her feast day next…

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Feast of the Ascension

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May 22
MARY: EVER VIRGIN
"The purity, humility, and generosity of Mary are in sharp con­trast to our wretchedness and selfishness. To the extent that we realize this, we should feel moved to imitate her. We too are crea­tures of God, and if we strive to imitate her fidelity, God will surely do great things in us. Our small worth is no obstacle, be­cause God chooses what is of little value so that the power of his love may be more manifest."

Let us offer to our Mother today:

The prayer "Blessed be your purity"

May 21
MARY'S PRAYER
"Let us ask the Blessed Virgin to make us contem­platives, to teach us to recognize the constant calls from God at the door of our heart. Let us ask her now: Our Mother, you brought to earth Jesus, who reveals the love of our Father God. Help us to recognize him in the midst of the cares of each day. Stir up our mind and will so that we may listen to the voice of God, to the calls of grace."

Let us offer to our Mother today:

A visit to Jesus truly present in the Blessed Sacrament.

[05/19/20]   “HEAVEN AND EARTH ARE FILLED WITH YOUR GLORY “
Ps: 148.

May 20
MARY: OUR HOPE
"Our Lady, a full participant in the work of our salvation, fol­lows in the footsteps of her son: the poverty of Bethlehem, the everyday work of a hidden life in Nazareth, the manifestation of his divinity in Cana of Galilee, the tortures of his passion, the di­vine sacrifice on the cross, the eternal blessedness of paradise.
"All of this affects us directly, because this supernatural itiner­ary is the way we are to follow. Mary shows us that we can walk this path with confidence. She has preceded us on the way of im­itating Christ; her glorification is the firm hope of our own salva­tion. For these reasons we call her ‘our hope, cause of our joy.' "
Let us offer to our Mother today:

A smile when we do not feel like smiling.

Evangelisation Brisbane

It’s amazing how often scripture’s ancient words speak so profoundly in the present.

Teresa McGrath shares her insights on how scripture has spoken to her during COVID-19.

[05/19/20]   “YOUR RIGHT HAND HAS SAVED ME, O LORD”
Ps: 137

MARY: HER FAITH
"If our faith is weak, we should turn to Mary. St. John tells us that it was because of the miracle that Christ performed, at his mother 's request, at the marriage feast at Cana, that ‘his disciples learned to believe in him.' Our Mother is always interceding with her Son, so that he may attend to our needs and show himself to us in such a way that we can cry out, ‘You are the Son of God!' "

Let us offer to our Mother today:

The "Memorare" for the person in our family who most needs the help of our Lady.

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Tom Cullen has a heart for liturgy and a passion to help everyone access their God-given gifts | The Catholic Leader

catholicleader.com.au THE presence of Tom Cullen is enough to calm the soul. Even isolation restrictions, prompting an online interview, were unable to mask his quiet wisdom and unassuming holiness. But Tom would be last to recognise his gentle yet inspiring impact, instead allowing God’s Spirit to speak. “Do you min...

[05/17/20]   “THE LORD TAKES DELIGHT IN HIS PEOPLE”
Ps: 149.

May 18
MARY: THE CO-REDEMPTRIX
"It is with good reason that the popes have called Mary co-redemptrix. ‘So fully, in union with her suffering and dying Son, did she suffer and nearly die; so fully, for the sake of the salvation of all souls, did she abdicate the rights of a mother over her Son, and im­molate him, insofar as it was in her power, to satisfy the justice of God, that it can rightly be said that she redeemed mankind to­gether with Christ.' This gives us a deeper understanding of that moment in the Passion of our Lord on which we shall never tire of meditat­ing: Stabat autem iuxta crucem Iesu mater eius, ‘There, standing by the cross of Jesus, was his mother.'"

Let us offer to our Mother today:

Five small hidden sacrifices in honor of the five major wounds of our Lord.

6th Sunday of Easter

May 17
MARY: THE SORROWING MOTHER

"Our Lady is there listening to the words of her Son, united to him in his suffering, when he cried out ‘My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?' What could she do? She united herself fully with the redemp­tive love of her Son and offered to the Father her immense sorrow, which pierced her pure heart like a sharp-edged sword."

Let us offer to our Mother today:

The mortification of keeping quiet about any pain or discomfort, any inconvenience or disappointment, uniting it with her pain as she stood by her crucified Son.

Saturday of the Fifth Week of Easter

May 16
MARY: AT THE FOOT OF THE CROSS
"We find her on Calvary, at the foot of the cross, praying. This is nothing new for Mary. She has always acted like this, in fulfil­ling her duties and looking after her home. As she went about the things of this earth, she kept her attention on God."

Let us offer to our Mother today:

An act of contrition, said many times, asking her to offer our sorrow for our sins to Jesus crucified.

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Northern Territory churches open alongside pubs, bars and restaurants as Top End leads the way with no new cases | The Catholic Leader

catholicleader.com.au IN true Northern Territory spirit, churches are reopening today, alongside pubs, bars and restaurants, as the Top End becomes the first Australian jurisdiction to greatly relax COVID-19 restrictions. “Good news brothers and sisters, not only are the pubs opening from Friday the 15th, but the churc...

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