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.
Weekday Masses begin at 8:00am in the College Chapel. Wednesday morning Mass each week is at 8:10am. All parents, students, teachers and friends of the College are warmly welcomed to attend Mass in the College’s Chapel.
Notice of the Grandparents Mass
This year’s Grandparents Mass is being in the Chapel at 8:10am on Wednesday 30 October 2019. This will be followed by a morning tea. It is always a wonderful event, so please come and join in with the boys. RSVP's need to be emailed to Mr Wallis at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 28 October 2019.
Term 3 Wednesday Mass
30 October 2019
6 November 2019
13 November 2019
20 November 2019
27 November 2019
The Scripture of the Week
(Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time, Sunday 27 October 2019)
Jesus commented, “The tax man, not the other, went home made right with God. If you walk around with your nose in the air, you’re going to end up flat on your face, but if you’re content to be simply yourself, you will become more than yourself”. (Luke 18:14)
Careful observance of religious dogma can breed pride. Believing in God is not enough. Rather, what really matters is what people believe about God and how their faith in God affects their view of themselves and of others. The Pharisees believed in a God who was quick to judge and condemn anyone who fell outside the norms of what they considered acceptable behaviour, and so they themselves were similarly quick to condemn. But Jesus teaches that those who arrogantly trust in themselves and despise others reject God, no matter how many their religious activities, or how worthy they may outwardly appear to be. Their worship tends to become self-centred, and as they reject others, they make God in their own image.
Let us learn from the tax collector the secret of worshipping in a manner that is acceptable to God. We are called to acknowledge our wrongdoings and entrust ourselves to the generous mercy of God, which is bigger than any offences we may have committed. Jesus teaches us never to look down on others but to help them in their search for God. Our faith communities are to be open and welcoming to all, especially those at the margins of society, such as ex-offenders. God always opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.
Mazenod College KeepCups
The College is proud to launch their very own KeepCups for you to purchase. This initiative was developed by the Sustainability and Environment portfolio of the College and Campus ministry.
As part of promoting KeepCups to the College, the Young Vinnies will give 30% off the price of hot chocolates when a student purchases a hot chocolate with their KeepCup.
($1 instead of the usual $1.50).
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Part of the proceeds of the sale will also go to Oblate missionary work in India, Sri Lanka and China.
KeepCup is the world’s first barista standard reusable cup. Purchasing a KeepCup for students is a practical and easy way to reduce waste and carbon emissions.
Takeaway coffee cups are lined on the inside with a plastic film, making them notoriously difficult to recycle. And most never even make it there no matter what bin you put them in because recycling streams are usually contaminated by supposedly ‘compostable’ or ‘biodegradable’ cups and lids that never actually compost or biodegrade because most places don’t have the infrastructure to do it.
Pope Francis, inspires and challenges us: “Each of us also has a responsibility for others and for the future of our planet”.
Damian Wallis (83)
Director of Faith and Mission