From October 11 to 17 2020, National Carers Week is a time to recognise the 2.65 million Australians who provide care and support to a family member or friend with disability, mental health condition, chronic condition, terminal illness, an alcohol or other drug issue or who are frail aged.
To mark the 10th anniversary of the canonisation of Mary MacKillop, Australia’s first Saint, the Sisters of Saint Joseph invite you to celebrate the wonderful life and inspirational legacy of Saint Mary of the Cross.
The theme for this celebration is “Take Fresh Courage” a quote written by Mary MacKillop on 21 May 1877. Sr Mary Cresp (rsj) has written a reflection on the theme and life of Mary MacKillop here.
The Sisters have created commemorative prayers, videos, and a global vigil to honour Mary throughout September and October.
Let us #TakeFreshCourage
Mary MacKillop join us
in our gratitude on this
10th anniversary of your canonisation.
Be with us
in this time of crisis in our world
as we gather fresh courage around us
for working in God's healing mission.
Keep us participating
as a people of the gospel
engaging with our neighbours
for the good of all
and serving with Christ
in our common home.
Holy Spirit strengthen us.
Saturday 17th October
Celebration of St Mary of the Cross
9:30am at St Brigid's Church
Students and families are invited to join in this momentous occasion and to represent our wonderful school, St Joseph's, in celebrating this amazing woman.
Saturday Vigil Mass 5pm
Sunday Mass 9:30am
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Wednesday 14th October at 3:50pm
Wednesday 21st October at 3:50pm
Wednesday 28th October at 3:50pm
Wednesday 4th November at 3:50pm
Sacrament - Thursday 5th November at 6pm
All lessons will be held in the Father Stan Campbell Hall, behind St Brigid's Church. Please be prompt.
Please keep these children and their families in your prayers as they prepare to receive the Sacrament of First Reconciliation.
Mrs Wendy Rheinberger