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, however, Wednesday morning Masses begin at 8:10am. This Wednesday’s morning Mass is being hosted by Gavin. Everyone from the Mazenod community is extended a warm invitation to attend any of these weekday Masses.

 

Term Two: Wednesday Mass

Week 926 JuneGavin (Feast)

Scripture reflection:

‘It is the Lord!’

GOSPEL (Luke 9: 11-17)

 

 REFLECTION (from Australian Catholics)

As I begin my prayer, I take the time to become still, aware of being in God’s presence. I breathe in his love and goodness.

When I am ready, I read the Gospel slowly a couple of times.

Perhaps I place myself in the crowd. In what ways do I need to hear Jesus’s teaching and to receive his healing? I ponder this gently for some time.

 

I then watch and listen as the disciples question Jesus. How do their responses differ? What solutions would I find easiest myself? . . . to send the people away . . . buy food . . . try and help personally . . .?

I observe Jesus forming smaller groups, small communities.

I watch his actions as he takes, blesses, breaks and gives the food.

I may spend time pondering each of these actions. I consider how they are reflected in Jesus’s life. How do I reflect them in my own life?

 

I speak to the Lord about what rises in my heart. I end my prayer giving thanks to him for his body, broken and given for me.

And I pray for all who hunger, in so many different ways, asking the Lord to help us, his disciples to be faithful followers.

Glory be . . .

 

Prepared by St Beuno’s Outreach in the Diocese of Wrexham.

From Australian Catholics June 16, 2019.

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).

 

Follow this link:

Buy a KeepCup Now

 

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