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Saturday, 09 March 2019 16:47

First Sunday in Lent

2018FSLWeb150Our great Lenten journey has begun! It’s a journey which begins in ash and ends in light. Fire is a profound part of our national experience. We know its power to destroy, blacken and reduce to ash. We know that evil can do the same - destroy our wholeness of spirit, blacken our lives and others’ and reduce the beauty of human life to so much ash.

We began Lent in the ash of acknowledging our own part in harbouring, creating and doing evil - those places in us where the fire of anger, bitterness, selfishness or narrowness of mind and heart has left nothing but smouldering ash.

Tuesday, 05 March 2019 14:45

Ash Wednesday

2018AWWeb150On Ash Wednesday we begin our journey to the great feast of Easter.

Wearing ashes symbolises our desire for conversion, to turn again towards God. Repentance (conversion) is not so much about being sorry for individual sins. It is about changing the direction of our hearts – away from all that limits God’s love and action in us. Conversion is about opening ourselves to a fresh experience of God’s healing love which makes us whole and restores us to our rightful place as beloved daughters and sons in the Kingdom of God. It’s about moving back into right relationship with God and neighbour.

Tuesday, 05 March 2019 13:49

Daily Lenten Reflections

2019LSDGWeb150You can download reflections for each day of Lent drawn from the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals. Based on the see, judge, act method each day features a short observation about one of the goals, the scripture readings for that day and a call to do some concrete action which will help make the goal a reality in our own local situations.

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Tuesday, 05 March 2019 13:00

Lent Carbon Fast Calendar

2018LCFCWeb150This Lent, reflect on and transform your relationship to God’s creation through simple daily gestures and commitments. Take this time as an opportunity to live more wisely, think more deeply and love more generously. “Living our vocation to be protectors of God’s handiwork is essential to a life of virtue; it is not an optional or a secondary aspect of our Christian experience.” (Pope Francis). The Calendar is made available by Catholic Religious Australia.

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Friday, 01 March 2019 13:38

Lectio Divina for March

LDWeb150You can download and save the scripture texts, reflections and prayers for Lectio Divina for each day of this month. Lectio Divina is a traditional way of praying the Scriptures. Visit our Lectio Divina page for more information about how to pray using Lectio Divina.

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pdf Lectio Divina March 2019 PDF (1.02 MB)

Friday, 01 March 2019 12:57

Stop Human Trafficking

JPIC84This month's issue of the JPIC newsletter highlights the tragedy of global human trafficking. Sr Claire Griffin talks about the work of Catholic Religious involved in alleviating suffering and rescuing victims. There's also a video on our JPIC page about the Zimbabwean Carmelite Sisters Agape Leona project helping Human Trafficking survivors in Africa, and the February Pope Video about human trafficking.

pdf JPIC No 84 March 2019 (1.64 MB)

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