OLA Bulletin/Articles

29th Sunday Year C – 20th October, 2019

PSALM REFLECTION Our help is from the Lord, who made heaven and earth What does it mean to you that God ‘watches’ over you? How have you experienced God’s protectiveness?

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28th Sunday In Ordinary Time—Year C 13th October 2019

This week saw the children return to school for term 4, amid very indifferent weather, but in good spirits, and ready for the adventure of learning. For the Grade 6 children, this term marks the end of their primary schooling.

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27th Sunday Year C - 6th October, 2019

First of all I would like to say how much I’ve appreciated the warm welcome quite a few of you have already extended to me, having commenced my appointment here at OLA this week.

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26th Sunday Year C 29th September, 2019

Eight months after turning 75 and three months after you gave me such a wonderful farewell I am finally about to ride off into the sunset. We have had a wonderful journey as a faith community, and you have welcomed me and worked with me as leader of the OLA faith community. I offer you all a final word of thanks. You are all very much part of my identity, and I fear what will happen to my identity after next Wednesday

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25th Sunday Year C 22nd September, 2019

My retirement is taking a long time to come around. Next weekend, however, will be my last weekend in the parish as parish priest. Hopefully I will be able to return from time to time for special occasions. School holidays have begun, and we wish the children, teachers and parents, a very restful and peaceful holiday.

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24th Sunday Year C 15th September, 2019

Fr. Peter has returned, renewed and revitalised and ready to journey with us these next three weeks before handing over to Fr. Alan. In this first week back, Fr. Peter will be celebrating the Funeral Mass of Ted Smith, uncle of John and a friend of many years. Ted had always wanted Fr. Peter to celebrate his funeral at OLA, so timing was perfect.

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23rd Sunday Year C 8th September, 2019

This year the Australian Catholic Church’s Child Protection Sunday again falls at the end of the National Child Protection Week campaign, stressing the importance of primary prevention to reduce child abuse and neglect in Australia. The focus is Putting Children First – Child Protection is everyone’s Business

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22nd Sunday Year C 1st September, 2019

Spring has begun and is transforming the world around us. Daffodils have moved through the darkness of the nurturing earth towards the light, the wattle is in bloom and new growth evident on our roses. The days are lighter and brighter, and we are appreciating the slightly warmer weather. Perhaps we have been prompted to take stock. The wonder of nature reminds us to be thankful and more attentive to the work of God in the world.

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21st Sunday Year C 25th August, 2019

There is a universalist note (typical of Luke) which we find in today’s Gospel. God wills that all people should be saved. People will come from all over the world to share in the messianic kingdom, and the Jews will have no advantage over the Gentiles. When asked how many will be saved, Jesus will not respond to speculations in these terms.

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20th Sunday Year C 18th August, 2019

We warmly welcome Fr. Thang Vu, who will be celebrating Eucharist with us this weekend. Fr. Peter got away safely and is currently soaking up the warm Italian sun, and sends good wishes and prayers as we celebrate our Parish Feast Day.

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