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Friday, 20 December 2019 15:00

Getting ready for Christmas

2019GRFCWeb150In our parish at Coorparoo (QLD) our Timorese Carmelites have been getting the Church ready for Christmas. They have constructed a Christmas Crib in traditional Timorese style. Fr Janu and Brs Donato, José and Anacleto worked late into the night yesterday assembling the crib and adding a few contemporary features like Christmas lights. Well done, brothers! More photos

Friday, 20 December 2019 12:53

6 New Novices

2019NNTLWeb150On 10 December our 6 Pre-Novices, André da Costa, Antonio Preito da Costa Soares, Honorio Pereira Bobo Lobato, Natasio de Jesus Maia, Ponciano Norberto de Deus and Virgilio de Jesus Brites, were received into the Novitiate at Hera, Timor-Leste. The Novitiate is a special year of spiritual development and learning more about the Carmelite Way under the guidance of Fr Bruce Clark (Novice Director). Our thoughts and prayers accompany these brothers on this next step in their journey. See more photos

Friday, 20 December 2019 12:45

2020 Carmelite Liturgical Guide

2019CLGWeb150The 2020 edition of the Carmelite Liturgical Guide is now available. 

The Guide integrates the Carmelite Liturgical Calendar with the liturgical calendars of Australia and Timor-Leste to provide a guide to the Seasons, Solemnities, Feasts, Memorials and Carmelite celebrations for every day of the year.

  pdf Download the Guide here (774 KB)

Friday, 20 December 2019 12:32

7 Novices make first vows

2019FPTLWeb150On Friday 6 December, Januario Maria Soares, Calisto Pereira Rodriguês, Pedro Rodriguês Ximenes, Zebedeu de Jesus Vidigal, Donanciano Batistuta da Costa Alin, Aleixo Cole de Deus and Gaudênçio do Rosario made their First Vows as Carmelites. A large gathering of Carmelite religious (male and female) and laity, along with other priests and religious, family and friends were present for the morning Mass and Profession ceremony and afterwards enjoyed lunch, music, dancing and other entertainment until late into the afternoon. Many thanks to all who worked extraordinarily hard to ensure the success of the celebrations. Congratulations to Januario, Calisto, Pedro, Zebeseu, Donanciano, Aleixo and Gaudênçio! See more photos

Saturday, 14 December 2019 20:41

Third Sunday in Advent (A) 2019

advent19a3 150This Sunday marks the turning point in the Advent Season.

Traditionally called “Gaudete Sunday” it is a day of rejoicing that the Saviour is near. The focus shifts from the final coming of Christ at the end of time to the first coming of Christ at Bethlehem. The note of joy is symbolised by the inclusion of the colour rose among the purple of the Season.

Saturday, 14 December 2019 16:59

English Studies Completed!

2019ELSPMFGWeb150Three young Carmelites graduated from the English Language Studies Program yesterday. Fr Pedro Amaral graduated from the General English Studies program and will now return to Timor to be Assistant Priest in Zumalai Parish. Brs José Natalino Freitas and Anacleto Guterres Da Costa graduated from the English for Academic Purposes program and will begin their Bachelor of Theology studies at the University of Divinity, Melbourne next year. José and Anacleto provided much of the music for the Graduation Ceremony. Congratulations Pedro, José and Anacleto! See more photos

Calendar

27 Feb
Thursday Evening Weekly Meditation
Date 27.02.20 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
28 Feb
Lectio Divina
Date 28.02.20 9:30 am - 10:30 am
5 Mar
Thursday Evening Weekly Meditation
Date 05.03.20 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
6 Mar
Lectio Divina
Date 06.03.20 9:30 am - 10:30 am

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