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Thursday, 12 November 2015 17:19

Remembering the Santa Cruz Massacre

SantaCruzMassacre2015On this day in 1991 more than 250 mainly young people were shot as they sought refuge in the Santa Cruz Cemetery, Dili. The pro-Independence demonstrators had begun a peaceful march from a local Church to the Cemetery. Pursued by Indonesian soldiers as they approach the Cemetery many sought refuge within its walls. An estimated 200 Indonesian soldiers opened fire on hundreds of unarmed civilians.

We remember and pray for the victims, their families and friends.

 

Wednesday, 11 November 2015 17:09

Remembrance Day 2015

RemembranceDay2015Today we remember all those Australian service men and women who gave their lives in the pursuit of freedom.

 We remember those who mourn them and those who were left to battle on alone. 

We remember those who returned home scared in body, mind or spirit and those who loved and supported them. 

We remember courage, dedication, sacrifice, mateship and service.

We pray that the world may never again see the massive violence and loss of life experienced in world war.

Our Lady of Mt Carmel, Middle Park Saint Joseph, Port Melbourne REMEMBRANCE DAY CELEBRATION11NOVEMBERRememberingCel:                Today  is  the  feast  of  Saint  Martin  of  Tours  and  Remembrance  Day.  Saint Martin was himself a member of the Roman Army around the year 400 before becoming  a  monk.  He  was  elected  Bishop  of  Tours  and  renowned  for  his efforts in spreading the Gospel in rural areas. Today on this Remembrance Day we recall the signing of the armistice which officially brought the hostilities of the First World War to conclusion. Today we remember all those service men and women who gave their lives in the pursuit of freedom. We  remember  especially  over  one  hundred  thousand  Australian  service  men and women killed in all wars.                       We  remember  their  families  and  friends  -  those  who  were  left  to  battle  on alone.                       We  remember,  too,  those  who  returned  home  scared in  body,  mind  or  spirit and those who loved and supported them.                       We remember courage, dedication, sacrifice, mateship and service. We pray that the world may never again see the massive violence and loss of life experienced in world war.
Friday, 06 November 2015 14:44

Carmelite Christmas Cards & Gifts

Christmas2014Web200When you order Christmas gifts from The Carmelites, you are not only giving the joy of Christmas to those around you, you are also helping children and young adults in East Timor go to school, drink clean water and get basic medical care.

Click on Read more to order your Carmelite Christmas Cards, Fr Matthew's beautiful CD and our special East Timor Organic Coffee.

Friday, 30 October 2015 12:51

JPIC Newsletter - November 2015

JPIC47Web200Newsletter of the JPIC Commission of the Carmelites in Australia & Timor Leste.

In this issue:

An encounter with Aboriginal Culture & the NT Intervention
Interesting Websites
Carmelite Tradition
Simple actions you can take
Prayerful Reflection
Prevention of Violence Against Women
JPIC Calendar for this month

JPIC No 47 November 2015

Thursday, 29 October 2015 11:11

Remembrance Mass 14 November

RM2014Web200You, your family and friends are warmly invited to join us for this year’s Mass of Remembrance at 6.00pm on Saturday 14 November at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, cnr Richardson and Wright Streets, Middle Park, Vic.

In this special mass we remember, give thanks and pray for those who are now in God’s care. We draw strength from each other as we gently continue the journey of entrusting our loved ones into God’s care.

You can  pdf send us the names (113 KB) of those you would like remembered in this special Mass.

Thursday, 29 October 2015 09:30

Carmel Contact - October 2015

CC100In this issue we commemorate the lives of 3 Carmelites who have died this year: Fr Noel Kierce, Fr Frank Shortis and Fr Jim De Laurier.

We also share the stories of 2 young Carmelites, Br Agedo Bento and Br Martinho Da Cruz Lemos, and their work with homeless people and refugees.

Many people around Australia support the work of the Carmelites. You can read more about what's happening in our parishes at Coorparoo QLD, Wentworthville NSW and Port Melbourne/Middle Park, VIC, and at Whitefriars College, Donvale VIC.

With Christmas fast approaching, don't forget to order your special Carmelite Christmas Cards & Gifts. All proceeds help our work in both Australia and East Timor.

CC No 100 October 2015

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