OLA Bulletin/Articles

Trinity Sunday June 16, 2019

The Holy Spirit, the Wisdom of God, echoes through the first reading today. The final words are these: “I was at his side, a master craftsman, delighting him day after day, ever at play in his presence, at play everywhere in his world, delighting to be with his sons and daughters.”

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Pentecost Day June 9, 2019

“They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak foreign languages as the Spirit gave them the gift of speech.” That is how the Acts of the Apostles described the immediate aftermath of the Pentecost event.

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Ascension Day 2nd June 2019

Another week in the history of OLA has quickly slipped by. On Thursday morning we had a delightful prayer service that the Preps put on for their parents and grandparents.

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6th Sunday Easter 26th May 2019

The Federal elections are over for another three years. Labor are licking their wounds. The Greens remain a minority party. Clive Palmer got nothing despite spending millions.

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5th Sunday Easter May 19th 2019

“Now I am making the whole of creation new.” These words from the Book of the Apocalypse end our second reading in this weekend’s liturgy. They sound like a political promise. But this is more than a promise; it is a statement of fact. We are an Easter people, and always an Easter people, transforming creation and our human cultures with the reality of Easter life, with Easter hope, and love, and peace.

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4th Sunday Easter May 12th 2019

On this Mother’s Day of 2019, we thank and bless our mothers, true shepherds of our families. An interesting story about a mother came to light from the vocations office this week. Pope Pius X (1835-1914) was a very humble man and had a saintly mother, Margherita Sanson.

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3rd Sunday Easter May 5th 2019

Last January I had the privilege of being part of that pilgrimage organised by St Bede’s to Jordan and Israel. Some of our parishioners were also on that pilgrimage. Up on the north-western corner of the Sea of Galilee we saw a number of sites close to one another that are remembered in the history of the Holy Land as places associated with important events in the public ministry of Jesus.

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2nd Sunday Easter Apr 28, 2019

Every year on this second Sunday of Easter we listen to the story of Thomas, the doubter. On the day of resurrection, he wasn’t with the other disciples when Jesus appeared among them.

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Palm Sunday – 14th April 2019

The journey of Lent reaches its climax with Holy Week that begins with Passion (or Palm) Sunday this weekend. The Triduum is the high point of the Church’s Liturgical Year when we celebrate the passion, death, and resurrection of the Lord.

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5th Sunday Lent Apr 7, 2019

The school Easter holidays have begun, but Easter is still two weeks away. We wish all of you who will enjoy some holidays with your families over the next two weeks a happy and safe time for growing your family bonds more deeply and strongly. Every funeral we celebrate here at OLA is a key family event in one way or another.

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