Sacrament Of First Holy Communion 2021
On behalf of the Parish Community, I would like to extend our CONGRATULATIONS to the children who made their First Holy Communion last weekend March 20th/21st 2021.
A big shout out to our parents and guardians who worked hard with their children during the sessions. We hope that your experience of sharing in the faith journey with your children, in this Sacramental Program, has been helpful in supporting your role, as parents and guardians, as their first teachers of the Christian faith.
I would also like to commend the wonderful energy and effort of the sacramental team, Justine, Donna and Kelli for leading the sessions this year. Our sincere thanks for your hard work and commitment in sharing your love of God and the Church to our Children and to Vicki for coordinating behind the scenes.
We are also grateful for all of you. Once again, to our kids our sincere CONGRATULATIONS!
Weekly Update NET Team
This past week we have been involved in ministry that brought us so much joy. We went into Unity College and attended some Christian ministry classes. We helped out with the dramas that the kids will be running for Holy Week in front of the rest of the school. We also went into the Year 1 classes and taught them about how Jesus is a teacher, forgiver, and healer. With the year 1s we broke them up into 3 groups and did activities with them to help them understand how Jesus Teaches us, Forgives us, and Heals us.
On Thursday we had an Encounter night at OLR Parish. There were testimonies, worship music, prayer teams, and reconciliation provided. It was an amazing night and we saw how God was moving through people that night.
The 2021 NET team
Jubilarians Of 2020 And 2021
Last week at the Priest’s Convocation we had the chance to honour the jubilarians and recognize their many years of faithful service and witness. It was a double celebration because last year we did not get the chance to gather because of Covid. The Priest Jubilees have a special significance for us as we celebrate the Silver Jubilee of Fr Joseph and the Golden Jubilee of Fr Dudley.
|Jubilarians for 2020
60 years Frs Bill O’Shea & Dan Carroll
50 years Bishop Brian Finnigan, Mons John Grace,
Fr John Garrahy
25 Years Frs Huong Van Nguyen, Joseph-Hien Van Vo
Jubilarians for 2021
60 years Frs Terry Hegarty, Clem Hodge, Ted Houlihan,
50 years Frs Dudley McMahon, Graham Gatehouse,
John Ponting, Pat Richards
40 Years Fr Gerry Kalinowski
A great big thanks for all who have helped launch our new Kid’s Club. We had an amazing 29 children at our first Sunday. This Sunday 28 March will be our last Kid’s Club before school holidays.
KID’S CLUB WILL RESUME SUNDAY 25th APRIL, 2021