FAMILY GROUPS We are looking to find a few more brave people to take the plunge! We would like to invite anyone who isn’t currently involved in a family group, but would like to join, to complete a registration form. ALL are welcome whether you are young or old, single or married, divorced or widowed, from another denomination or a family unit blended or otherwise. The emphasis is on low cost enjoyment and allowing everyone to feel part of a family. Family Group registration-form
St John’s Primary School Parents & Friends are running a Cake Stall at Scoresby Bunnings on Saturday 2nd September. If you can help by baking some goodies ( muffins, cupcakes, slices, fudge, rum balls, scones etc…) please fill out the form and return your goods to the Parish Hall by 9am on Friday 1st September. All assistance gratefully received.Fathers Day Cake Stall _ Request for bakers
The Family Group aims are simple:
• to allow people to get to know each
• to support each other in joy and
• to accept and love each other, and
• to seek and find Christ in others.
• Each family group tries, in its own way, to
realise the basic ideals of Christian living, to be
A Family for All.
Activities are simple, low cost or no cost. Members
of a group are invited to meet once a month to share a social activity, whether in a member’s home or a park or a parish venue, bringing along food and drink to share.
If you are new to the Parish and would like to join up with an existing Family Group in your street or area, please contact the Parish Office on 9758 1029
Dear brothers and sisters, good evening!
It gives me much joy to see all of you! Thank you for having made the pilgrimage to be here! I think of the Virgin Mary, who also travelled, in order to visit Elizabeth: “Mary set out and went with haste” (Lk 1:39). We might ask, why did Mary set out and go with haste to visit her cousin? Certainly, Mary had just learned that Elizabeth was pregnant, but so was she; so why go, if no one had asked her to? Mary does something that was not asked of her, and that she did not have to do. Mary goes because she loved, and “whoever loves flies, runs and rejoices” (The Imitation of Christ, III, 5). That is what love does to us.
Mary’s joy is twofold: she had just received the angel’s message that she would welcome the Redeemer of the world, and she was also given the news that her cousin was pregnant. This is interesting: instead of thinking about herself, she thinks of the other.
You can view video of the event by clicking on this Youtube link: https://youtu.be/WWURKpQsb7s
Feast of Australia’s St Mary of the Cross – Tues 8th August, 2023
MaryMacKillop Feast Day Flyer
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