12 Aug 2018
19th Sunday in Ordinary Time
STRENGTHENED BY THE BREAD OF LIFE
Today we resume the “Bread of Life” discourse from John’s Gospel that began two weeks ago. He makes reference to the Jews’ ancestors who ate manna in the desert. These days we would think primarily of Israel wandering in the desert, but faithful Jews would also have known the story of Elijah that we hear today. Strengthened by food and drink in the desert, the angel of the Lord sends him on his forty-day and forty-night journey (the biblical number for a preparation time). Like the food given to Elijah in the desert, Jesus tells his listeners that he is bread for the life of the world. It is very important that we not stop listening to Jesus after his promise of eternal life—a marvelous promise, but this “reward” is not the only reason we feast on the Bread of Life. We also come to the table to be made strong for the journey of mission, that the whole world might have life in the fullness of Christ. We are compelled, if we have eaten of the bread of life, to go forth in service to all.
Parish Faith Formation
- Parables of Christ
Fri 20 & 27 Jul. By Fr. Cornelius
- Encounters with Christ
Fri 10 & 17 Aug. By Fr. Richards
Time: 8.00pm in the church.
All are welcome!
New RCIA conducted by Fr. Cornelius and Fr. Paul will begin on Tue 24 Jul 2018. We welcome new enquirers who would like to find out more about the Catholic faith.
We also invite Adult Catholics to enrol as Sponsors to accompany the Enquirers in their faith journey. All Sponsors will be required to go through an "Introduction to RCIA" training, which will be provided by the RCIA Core Team.
Registration will begin soon after weekend masses.
- SMS 97428847
- Or register your interest online at https://bit.ly/RCIA2018
- Registration forms are also available at the parish office.
Next Infant Baptism will be held on:
- Sun 2 Sep, 12.45pm
- Application closes on Sun 19 Aug
- Sun 26 Aug, 1.30pm in room #02-01
- Registration begins at 1.15pm
- Compulsory for 1st time parents and godparents
Download application form and guidelines here.