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John 13:34

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John 13:34

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Eucharist : The Great Transformation

Late notice FYI

Theological Reflection & Eucharist Celebration by Fr. Vladimir Echalas, SOLT
Saturday 26th September 2009 at 3.30 PM, followed by 6PM Vigil Mass
Mary Mother of the Church Logos Centre
58 Edgar Street, Macquarie Fields
Fr. Vladmir Echalas is a Missionary Priest from the Society of our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity (SOLT) in the Philippines.

Fr Vlad has been a rector of a seminary and a theological lecturer and is currently the parish priest of Holy Family Parish, Lindfield.

He will discuss the great transformation whenever we celebrate the Eucharis through the eyes of faith and how we become part of this transformation. Please come and understand deeper the Eucharist which is the apex of the Christian Life.
Contact Tina Pineda on 0408 785 626 for details.

God bless
Mary Law

Monday, September 21, 2009

Social Justice Thought For The Week

"Jesus called the twelve disciples and said to them, "Whoever wants to be first must place themselves last of all and be the servant of all." Mark 9:35

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Christian-Muslim Relations Today

Christian-Muslim Relations Today

You are invited to attend our discussion next Sunday, 27th September, at 6pm in St John's Parish Hall, Dumaresq Street, Campbelltown.

Fr Patrick McInerney will talk on Christian-Muslim Relations today. Please join us for this fascinating and important topic and please bring along your friends (non-Catholics welcome).

To register your interest or for more information contact Br John on 0409 450 239.

About Fr McInerney

Fr Patrick McInerney is a Columban missionary priest from South Australia.
Ordained in 1978, he was assigned to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan for the next 20 years, where he was involved in a variety of ministries - parish, teaching, administration, leadership, and Christian-Muslim Relations.
In the mid-eighties he completed a three-year licentiate degree at the Pontifical Institute for the Study of Arabic and Islamics in Rome.
He returned to Australia in 2000 and completed a major thesis entitled Method in Reconciling Differences between Religions for his Masters in Theology from the Melbourne College of Divinity.
He is a full-time staff member of the Columban Mission Institute's Centre for Christian-Muslim Relations in Strathfield, and heads the Institute's activities focussed on Mission Studies. He is the coordinator of Missiology at the Catholic Institute of Sydney and lectures in Islam and Inter-religious Dialogue.
He is currently completing his PhD thesis Modelling the Method: A Lonergan Approach to Christian Responsibility in Interreligious Relations at the Australian Catholic University.
Fr Patrick is a member of the Australian Catholic Council for Ecumenism and Interreligious Relations (ACCEIR) (which advises the Australian Bishops Commission on Ecumenism and Inter-Religious Relations), and he is a board member of the Australian Catholic University's Asia-Pacific Centre for Inter-religious Dialogue (APCID).
He also attends the state meetings of the World Conference of Religions for Peace (WCRP). He attends interfaith and multi-faith conferences, and gives talks and lectures on Islam, Christian-Muslim Relations and inter-religious relations to a wide variety of audiences.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Social Justice Thought For The Week

"Faith without good deeds is quite dead: you show your faith by your good deeds." James 2:17

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Up Coming Social Justice Sunday September 27th

Australian Catholic Bishops Social Justice Statement
2009 Social Justice Sunday Statement
And You Will Be My Witnesses: Young people and justice
In July 2008, young people of the world gathered in Sydney to celebrate their faith in the presence of Pope Benedict XVI. During that week we saw how the Holy Spirit inspires a commitment to justice in young people.
In this year’s Social Justice Sunday Statement, the Catholic Bishops of Australia support young people’s commitment to social justice and reassert the central theme of World Youth Day:
You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses. (Acts 1:8)
The Bishops remind all Catholics of Pope Benedict’s challenge during that week:
What will you leave to the next generation? … What legacy will you leave to young people yet to come? What difference will you make?
The earliest Christians were young women and men who received the Holy Spirit, then went forth to spread the Good News and to care for the most vulnerable. Many young Australians, too, witness to the Gospel as ‘ambassadors of hope’, as the Pope called them, using their gifts in the service of justice.
Some young people, however, face injustices that prevent them taking up the challenge, leaving them disempowered, excluded and deprived of basic dignity. Of many such issues, the Bishops discuss four: the plight of Indigenous youth, those excluded from employment, the issue of mental health and the prevention of abuse. They also discuss two international concerns: the environment and global justice and development.
At the beginning of his ministry, Jesus tells us that he is sent ‘to bring the good news to the poor’ and ‘to set the downtrodden free’ (Lk 4:18–21). After his Resurrection, he offers his disciples peace and gives them the gift of the Holy Spirit – the spirit of justice, a core tenet of Christian life and faith. We seek to enhance the reign of God in our land through forging reconciliation, acting for justice and making peace. We are bound into the struggle for justice – to see, to judge and to act – and challenged to go forth in the peace of the Holy Spirit, to love and serve the Lord.
Bulletin note
The Bishops would welcome promotion of the Statement in the weeks leading up to Social Justice Sunday. A possible entry in your parish bulletin or newsletter could be:
We celebrate Social Justice Sunday on 27 September. This year’s Social Justice Sunday Statement is titled: ‘And You Will Be My Witnesses’.
During World Youth Day 2008, Australia saw thousands of young Christians inspired by the Holy Spirit. Yet many young people are marginalised, excluded and deprived of dignity. The Bishops recall the challenge of Pope Benedict – ‘What will you leave to the next generation? What difference will you make?’ – and present it again to all Australians, young and old.
For further details about the Catholic Bishops’ Statement, visit the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council website ( or call (02) 8306 3499.
Associated resourcesThe ACSJC website ( will have the following resources available for download free of charge well before Social Justice Sunday:
• Social Justice Sunday Liturgy Notes• teachers’ resources• multimedia resources.
Other resources that are very useful in parishes and schools are the Social Justice Sunday Prayer Card and ‘Ten Steps’ leaflet. These can be ordered from the ACSJC Secretariat on (02) 9956 5811 or by email:

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Social Justice Thought For The Week

"You must never treat people in different ways according to their outward appearance." (The Letter From James: 2:1)

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Invitation: FaithWorX - "Catholic-Muslim Relations Today" @ Sun Sep 27 6pm – 9pm

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You are invited to

FaithWorX - "Catholic-Muslim Relations Today"

Sun Sep 27 6pm – 9pm
(Timezone: Eastern Time - Melbourne, Sydney)
Siant John the Evangelist Parish Hall, Campbelltown (map)


A Presentaion on the current state of Catholic- Muslim Relations by Fr. Patrick McInerney, who has studied the field for decades. This evening promises to be full of insights and will clarify much, enriching the understanding of all those who attend.