Faith and Mission

MAMI Newsletter

The MAMI quarterly Newsletter gives you the opportunity to keep up with the work of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate here in Australia and abroad.

 

Vol. 50, No. 2 June 2019

 

Morning Mass

Weekday Masses begin at 8:00am in the College Chapel. Wednesday morning Mass each week is at 8:10am. This week’s Mass on Wednesday is being Celebrated by the 2020 Prefects and Captains. All parents, students, teachers and friends of the College are warmly welcomed to attend Mass in the College’s Chapel.

 

Term 3 Wednesday Mass

Week 4

6 November 2019

2020 Prefects

Week 5

13 November 2019

Year 8

Week 6

20 November 2019

Year 9

Week 7

27 November 2019

Young Vinnies

China Immersion

During the October holiday 11 students and three teachers experienced the work of the Oblate Mission in Beijing. Over the next few weeks we will be sharing some of the photos from the Immersion.

 

The Scripture of the Week

(Thirty-first Week in Ordinary Time, Sunday 3 November 2019)

Jesus said, “Today is salvation day in this home! Here he is: Zacchaeus, son of Abraham! For the Son of Man came to find and restore the lost”. (Luke 19:9-10)

 

Reflection

What do we need to change? Are we full of compassion and love, or do we have a tendency to condemn and judge others? Are we welcoming and open - would we go to Zacchaeus’ house? Or would we be among those in the crowd muttering about Jesus mixing with the wrong sort of people?

 

We are capable of compassion. You only have to look at the responses to major disasters around the world to know that we can do it. But does it have to take a tsunami? We could change our behaviour a little at a time, taking gentle steps - or we might even have a massive change of heart like Zacchaeus. But change is necessary. We each know ourselves, and we know what our own temptations are. Let’s try over the next few weeks to be ready to respond to God’s love by making a change in our life - doing something positive in response to Jesus’ call.

 

Do we recognise when we are in need of healing? If so, what do we do about it? Zacchaeus certainly went out of his way to see, and be noticed by, the Lord. His desire to be healed must have been very strong. Would we hesitate to ask for God’s mercy, too worried about being judged by others? Reflect upon these questions.

 

Damian Wallis(83)

Director of Faith & Mission