In this week of the Ascension of Mary….
Let us Pray….
Hail Mary, full of grace,
the Lord is with thee;
blessed are thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death.
TWENTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Year C Sunday 21 August
"They will come from east and west to take their places at the feast
in the kingdom of God"
Preparing to hear God's word
Jesus spent much of his life helping people and wants us to do what we can to build up his kingdom on earth. We can be peacemakers, and we can forgive others. What else can you do?
The Gospel Story
Jesus challenges the idea of who will and who will not be welcome in the kingdom. Outward appearances are not what count. Genuine compassion, working for justice, and helping those in need is what is important to Jesus.
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke 13:22-30
They will come from east and west to take their places at the feast in the kingdom of God.
As Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem, he taught the people in the towns and villages.
Someone asked him, "Lord, are only a few people going to be saved?"
Jesus answered: "Do all you can to go in by the narrow door!
A lot of people will try to get in, but will not be able to.
Once the owner of the house gets up and locks the door, you will be
left standing outside.
You will knock on the door and say, 'Sir, open the door for us!'
"But the owner will answer, 'I don't know a thing about you!'
"Then you will start saying, 'We dined with you, and you taught in our streets.'
"But he will say, 'I really don't know who you are! Get away from me, all you evil people!'
"Then when you have been thrown outside, you will weep and grit your teeth because you will see Abraham and Isaac and all the prophets in God's kingdom.
People will come from all directions and sit down to feast in God's kingdom.
There the ones who are now least important will be the most important,
and those who are now most important will be least important."
The Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.
Reflecting on the Gospel - discussion
Jesus 'saves' people in many ways and calls us to be involved too. If someone was sick, Jesus healed them; if someone was in need of forgiveness, he forgave them. He gave sight to a man born blind, he cured lepers, and he brought a young girl back to life.
So what can we do today? Talk together about the ways of improving the lives of those with whom you live and work, through acts of kindness and thoughtfulness, through real concern and outreach.
DATES FOR TERM 3
|Week of 22nd August||Fourth week of Reconciliation Sacramental Family meetings|
|Sunday 28th August||Sacramental books returned to Fr John at Mass|
Wednesday 31st August
|6:30pm RECONCILIATION Liturgy at Sacred Heart Church|
|Friday 2nd September|
7.15am Father’s Day BIG Breakfast
9.15am Father’s Day Mass
|Sunday 11th September||10:30am Children's Mass|
Sacramental Program 2022
RECONCILIATION CANDIDATES & FAMILIES
STEPS IN FAITH - RECONCILIATION
Our children and their families continue their journey this week.
In the first week of the program they looked at the importance of ‘love’ in our lives. The session looked at building their awareness of the love they give and receive in their families and to come to a deeper understanding of God’s love through their experiences of being loved and loving others.
In the second week children built on their awareness of the choices they are constantly making and to understand the effect their choices have on ourselves and others. They are brought to the realisation that to deliberately choose to do wrong is a ‘sin’ and that the values and teachings of Jesus help us to make strong choices.
Please keep our Candidates in your prayers:
|Annie Aikman||Albert Borzillo||Blake Bunfield||Mietta Crawford|
|Anabella Cricelli||Sophia Cricelli||Lucia Marquina||Eva Hernandez|
|Harlow Jones||Nate Jones||Tyrelle Marquez||Evie Maskell|
|Kate McCarthy||Luca Mercuri||Leo Nihill||Kane Organ|
|Kallan Organ||Paige Sanford||Sebastian Tedesco||Belle Tracey-Glover|
|Alfio Trazzera||Harrison Whitford||Hamish Worm||Lucas Worm|
As our children prepare for the Sacrament of Reconciliation we remember them in this prayer…..
Loving God help us to teach our children
that you love us totally and unconditionally.
Help us to encourage our children to grow in love and to learn how to say sorry,
knowing that you always forgive.
Give us the courage to pray with our children and to share our faith with them as we journey together.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
We were blessed again last weekend to welcome Ollie and his two younger brothers Darcy and Finn into our Parish Community. They were baptised by Fr. Jackson at the 10.30am Mass.
CONGRATULATIONS OLLIE, DARCY & FINN!
Our baptisms are an important first step in our faith journey, but what is begun at baptism takes a lifetime for us to grow into. It makes us children of God, washing away our sins and brings us into God’s family, the Church, where we become members and partakers of the divine life of God through his gifts of grace.
This weekend we will welcome Mietta into our Catholic family and the Parish of Sacred Heart Tatura. Good luck Mietta, enjoy your day!
The Feast of the Assumption
On Monday August 15th we celebrated this Mass with Father John and our fellow Parishioners.
“Mary, give me your Heart: so beautiful, so pure, so immaculate; your Heart so full of love and humility that I may be able to receive Jesus in the Bread of Life and love Him as you love Him and serve Him in the distressing guise of the poor.”
~ Saint Mother Teresa
Prayer for this week
Keep warm and stay well!