Mark, the author of the gospel with this name, was the apostle Peter's interpreter in Rome and one of his closest collaborators. Early Church writers tell us that Mark wrote his gospel at the request of the Christians living in Rome and that he based it on the preaching of Peter. We are told also that Peter personally approved Mark's work. To read Mark's gospel, therefore, is to be drawn to the side of Peter and to experience the person of Jesus as Peter experienced him.
The 2007 pastoral letter of the Bishops of NSW and ACT, Catholic Schools at a Crossroads, calls on Catholic schools to be centres of the New Evangelisation. In Crossroads, the bishops called on all Catholic school communities to connect faith and life by dedicating themselves to being authentically Catholic in identity,
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Jeannine Ashton (Youth and Young Adult Coordinator, St Vincent de Paul Society, Wollongong Diocesan Central Council)
We are in the Year of Grace, a time set aside by our Australian Bishops for us to encounter Jesus Christ more deeply. How do we start afresh from Christ and what does it mean to experience grace? The Year of Grace website provides a great starting point.
"Do not fear, for I am with you, do not be afraid, for I am your God." (Isaiah 41:10) "You are precious in my eyes and I love you." (Isaiah 43:4)
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