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Plenary Council 2020 thematic papers are available. Click through to read the Discernment Papers https://bit.ly/2z0O9xj
The National Plenary Facilitation Team will soon release resources to assist parishes and communities to explore each the six thematic papers.
This is Reconciliation Week and we share an interview with Toni Janke, Indigenous Services Co-ordinator from Centacare Brisbane, about the importance of this week and continued progress towards reconciliation. You can read the full interview https://bit.ly/36XkBgz
Toni shared with us this reflection; “As Catholics we value the teachings of Christ and the importance of loving and serving others. Each of us is called to make a difference in the lives of others. In this way, true reconciliation is about coming together to love and respect each other despite our differences or challenges.”
With an unwavering commitment to reconciliation the St Joseph and St Anthony’s Parish at Bracken Ridge will host an Ecumenical Prayer Service tonight to round out National Reconciliation Week. Today being June 3 is the 28th Anniversary of the High Court’s Mabo Decision. You can livestream the webcast from 7.00pm on the parish page https://www.facebook.com/stjosephsbrackenridge/
How have you enjoyed the opportunity to reconnect with family and friends with the easing of COVID-19 restrictions? Share your stories of connection with us at bit.ly/3abMZeR
Aunty Ravina Waldren is a Gubbi Gubbi woman based in Brisbane and leads the Murri Catholic Ministry. In Ravina’s role she takes part in many practical ministries that perform works ecumenically to coordinate church services for National Reconciliation Week and other nationally significant dates, undertakes works in schools and prisons, coordinates funerals and advocates for Aboriginal justice; including Aboriginal deaths in custody.
Aunty Ravina’s leadership in Brisbane, and throughout Australia, supports and encourages Aboriginal peoples, as well as educates non-Indigenous peoples. Enjoy reading this piece on Common Grace https://www.commongrace.org.au/walking_together_with_solidarity
commongrace.org.au Aunty Ravina Waldren calls us to walk together with solidarity towards Reconciliation.
[06/01/20] Well done to the Vocation Brisbane team for drawing out Archbishop Mark Coleridge in a discussion on the Holy Spirit as power and presence in his life. A great comforter, a great disruptor, a great awakener – the spectrum is wide and worth dwelling on.
In line with the easing of restrictions, parishes within the Archdiocese of Brisbane have adopted new protocols for worship. We remain vigilant about social distancing and hygiene, so please follow the directions provided at your parish.
This week Lawrie Knott, Coordinator Learning and Identity at Catholic Early EdCare, reflects on the Pentecost Gospel and reminds us that even when we feel isolated and afraid the Holy Spirit empowers us and enables us to grow and change.
“The Holy Spirit will energise us and give us the courage we need to face new situations, firm in the knowledge that we are loved and supported.”
Read his reflection here https://bit.ly/2TRlL7Q
We have been kept in the locked room much longer than expected under COVID19, but the Lord still stands in our midst offering the peace that only He can and the call of Pentecost remains true as ever: “Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts if your faithful, kindle in them the fire of your love…”
This is a debut effort as a two minute homilist from New Farm Parish Priest Fr Nacho. What better day to step out bravely than Pentecost Sunday?: "The Acts of the Apostles says that the Holy Spirit empowered the apostles with different gifts and blessings transforming them from being fragile and coward, to becoming strong and brave to preach the Good News around the world."
(Sunday's readings available: https://universalis.com/20200531/mass.htm)
Pentecost is one of the most exciting days of the liturgical year. Join the Encounter Catholic Kids team as they celebrate with song, scripture and activity time. Join in from home by watching the video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/BZY2qe_uYE0
Pentecost is one of the most exciting days of the liturgical year. Join the Encounter Catholic Kids team as they celebrate with song, scripture and activity ...
With churches closed, many parishioners have felt blest that their parishes have found alternative ways to engage. Seminarian, Brian Redondo shares some of these blessings here.
Family Prayer: Week by Week: A resource for families with young children which includes reflections, Sunday gospel extracts, family activities and a children’s worksheet.
Connecting with older students through the ‘Brotherhood Initiative’ has been a game-changer for younger boys at Marist College Ashgrove who were struggling with the impacts of social distancing. This initiative recognises the importance of mental health and wellbeing and the big difference, small gestures can make.
Read the full story here
Yesterday was National Simultaneous Storytime and Brisbane Catholic Education Executive Director Pam Betts joined in by sharing the story of Whitney and Britney Chicken Divas, written and illustrated by Lucinda Gifford.
Follow along with Miss Betts on this video https://youtu.be/sFvVsR-jh2I
Pam Betts, Executive Director, reads 'Whitney and Britney Chicken Divas' by Lucinda Gifford.
Fr Stanley Orji and the young men discerning priesthood at Canali House are participating in the Vinnies CEO Sleepout this year, raising funds to help fight homelessness in Australia. You can support them by donating https://bit.ly/2X7W6de
Watch the video for a special invitation and a great prize on offer to their top donor.
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
Many international students are in need; the part-time and casual work they once relied on to pay rent and feed themselves has disappeared as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The UQ Chaplaincy and Latin American community have been working together to support these students. Latin American Catholic Community chaplain Fr Ignacio Rodriguez said over 210 students have reached out for help. “Most of them had lost their jobs, many of them were working in restaurants and were not able to work,” he said. Recognising the unique struggles facing international students the Hampers project was created. Hamper project co-ordinator Callum Woods and UQ students Hannah Doolan and Emma Carman have been packing the hampers with staples such as pasta, milk, cereal, fruit and tinned food for students in need. Such an excellent initiative to support the most vulnerable during this time.
Read more on The Catholic Leader website
Archbishop Mark Coleridge asked that on this Reconciliation Australia National Sorry Day we pray, in a very special way, for our Indigenous peoples and understand that without reconciliation Australia cannot be the land which it can be, and which God is calling it to be.
Legislation that would legalise voluntary euthanasia will not be passed by the Queensland Government this term, with the draft legislation to instead be referred to the law reform commission.
The Premier said a response would be expected by March next year; "Voluntary assisted dying is very complex and it is a deeply personal issue in which competing interests and views of Queenslanders and experts have to be carefully balanced and the lives of our elderly and the most vulnerable people protected,"
Archbishop Mark Coleridge spoke on the issue last week. “The State needs to consider health reform to address a health issue before it considers law reform to address a health issue.”
Read on to hear more on the issue from the Archbishop in The Catholic Leader article here:
catholicleader.com.au QUEENSLAND Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has wiped euthanasia from her government’s legislative agenda for this term – announcing in parliament that a scheme to allow assisted dying for the terminally ill needs “further, careful consideration”. The Premier’s decision means voluntary assi...
This week’s Gospel talks about inviting people in and showing love to one's neighbour, but how do we do this during COVID-19? In this week’s reflection Paul Jensen, Centacare’s Director of Mission and Formation, discusses this and suggests perhaps the most loving thing we can do at this time is keep our distance. Read his reflection here https://bit.ly/3bT9G8n
Although resident on the Gold Coast Fr Peter Dillon doesn't always vest so ornately, but today's celebration of the Feast of the Ascension makes it perfectly appropriate: "Each of the Gospels ends with a commissioning of some sort... today’s readings provide us with Luke’s version of that commission...You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you, and then you will be my witnesses not only in Jerusalem but throughout Judea and Samaria, and indeed to the ends of the Earth."
(Sunday's readings available: https://universalis.com/20200524/mass.htm)
If you are planning on watching the livestream of Mass on our website tomorrow you will find these Sunday readings and associated commentary helpful. https://bit.ly/2YKCkFR
To tune in to the livestream, visit https://bit.ly/3dY0mCB
As Catholics how do we respond to crisis? Peter Pellicaan shares some insight on how looking to the life of Jesus has helped him during COVID-19.
“God continues to be lovely, holy, righteous, all powerful, perfect, abounding in love, slow to anger. No matter what our crisis might be we have cause for faith, hope and life because God is still good.”
Fr Pat Dowd a retired priest of the Archdiocese shares with us some of the small blessings which have been shared by members of our community. You can share your own small blessing https://bit.ly/2zkkJdE
“The Spirit of life dwells in every living creature and calls us to enter into relationship with him” (Laudato Si’, 88)
Pope Francis invites you to celebrate Laudato Si’ Week by participating in a shared prayer, at 12PM 24th May. Download the prayer card here https://laudatosiweek.org/prayer/
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During a recent Mass Pope Francis prayed for families who have been required to isolate in the home or apart. “It is a wonderful occasion for rediscovering true affection with creativity in the family.”
Have you found creative ways to stay connected with friends and family? Perhaps facetiming grandparents or exchanging recipes for family cook ups?
Share your stories of connection with us at bit.ly/3abMZeR
A Parish Giving app created so that parishioners could continue to contribute to their local parish, despite churches being closed to curb the spread of COVID019, was recently launched. To check it out, and give to your local parish, simply visit https://parishgiving.brisbanecatholic.org.au/ and create an account. This app is available on your phone, computer or iPad.
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Join us in welcoming the new music director at St Stephen’s Cathedral, Christopher Trikilis. Christopher and his family have moved from Melbourne to accept the position. Part of what attracted him to the role at St Stephen’s was that “it is a big, busy cathedral. It’s one of our main metropolitan cathedrals in the country, and so the challenge of that was one element to it.” Trikilis and St Stephen’s Cathedral will play a special part in reconnecting us all as the community begins to ease out of the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. “One of the things I’d love to see happen in the cathedral is to build up a strong concert series both with organ concerts as well as other musical combinations and choirs,” he said. We can’t wait!
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This year’s National Volunteer Week theme is “Changing Communities, Changing Lives” and Jeanette Ayre from Kangaroo Point East Brisbane Parish is certainly among those people worth celebrating. Jeanette has been conducting a music ministry over the phone to folks from a drop-in centre which works with the elderly, those that experience disability, mental illness, or are at risk of homelessness.
Read the full story here: https://catholicleader.com.au/slideshow/jeanettes-making-a-major-difference-in-lives
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As Church we celebrate World Communications Day 2020 today. COVID-19 has had us locked down physically, but not spiritually, and our stories have refused to be contained. In fact the whole experience of the pandemic has caused a new story to be told, of how we responded with open hearts, in defiance of closed doors.
You can read Pope Francis' message for World Communications Day 2020 on our website https://bit.ly/3dSna5G
For this week's two minute homily we visit Kingaroy and Nanango parish's Fr Chukwudi Chinaka, doing his best to stay in touch with the flock even though they are temporarily dispersed: "One of the worst things that can happen to any human being is the thought of being alone and not having the adequate support that one needs, whether it be from family or from mates.This is simply because we are not created to be islands...."
(Sunday's readings available: https://universalis.com/20200517/mass.htm)
In line with the easing of restrictions, parishes within the Archdiocese of Brisbane have adopted new protocols for the conduct of faith events. We remain vigilant about social distancing and hygiene, so please follow the directions provided at your parish.
More information is available on our website https://bit.ly/2Z38H2M
Laudato Si’ Week begins this Saturday, 16 May, and runs through to the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical on caring for our common home, Laudato Si’, Sunday 24 May.
The theme for the week is Everything Is Connected and while the COVID-19 pandemic will prevent many of the planned activities going ahead there will be a host of online events held over the week. These events will come from Rome, so they will take place late in the evening our time, but by registering we understand you will be able to access the recording of each event and watch it at a more convenient time.
Information about these events and registration can be found https://laudatosiweek.org/activities/
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