As we approach the end of the Easter season….
Let us Pray….
Sixth Sunday of Easter
"The Holy Spirit will teach you everything and remind you of all I have said to you."
Preparing to hear God's word
When you don’t know how to do something, who do you ask for help? Who do you think the disciples asked for help if they wanted to know more about God? How do you think they felt when they heard that Jesus was going to die?
The Gospel Story
In this week’s Gospel story, we hear Jesus telling the disciples that he is going to be with God in heaven. But Jesus doesn’t want them to worry, and he tells them that he won’t just abandon them. He tells them that he will send the Holy Spirit to help them and to remind them of all the things Jesus had taught.
A reading from the holy Gospel according to John 14:23-26
The Holy Spirit will teach you everything and remind you of all I have said to you.
"If anyone loves me, they will obey me.
Then my Father will love them,
and we will come to them and live in them.
But anyone who doesn't love me,
won't obey me.
What they have heard me say doesn't really come from me,
but from the Father who sent me.
"I have told you these things while I am still with you.
But the Holy Spirit will come and help you,
because the Father will send the Spirit to take my place.
The Spirit will teach you everything
and will remind you of what I said while I was with you."
The Gospel of the Lord. Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.
Reflecting on the Gospel Story
In today’s story, Jesus is getting his disciples ready for his death and resurrection.
In our families, we also spend time getting ready for important events.
Talk about some of the events that you have prepared for together – maybe a holiday, a birthday party, or the first day of school.
DATES FOR TERM 2
|22nd May, 10am|
School Mass on Sunday - Sacramental Candidates to be presented with the Our Father Prayer & Paige is being Baptised during Mass.
Cuppa after Mass - please bring a plate to share.
|1st June, 2:45pm||Launch of the Winter Appeal - Special Assembly|
|12th June, 10am||Sacramental Candidates return their booklets to Fr John at Sunday Mass|
|15th June, 9.15am||Sacramental Candidates to Parish Mass and then to take part in Reconciliation with Fr John afterwards.|
|19th June, 10am||Confirmation - First Eucharist Mass with Bishop Shane & Fr John|
|24th June, 9.15am|
Feast of the Sacred Heart Mass
Feast of the Sacred Heart Celebration at School - TBA
Sacramental Program 2022
The 15 candidates will receive a copy of the ‘Lords Prayer’ this weekend at Mass - they will also join Father on the altar to say the Prayer and will be presented with the Prayer by Ms Hindson and Father.
These children and their families are now part way through their six weeks of preparation as they journey toward their Confirmation and First Eucharist in June.
Please keep Alexia, Nicholas, Isabella, Amy, Marco, Summer, Grace, Eva, Hugh, Elisa, Kallen, Kane, Ingrid, and Sienna in your prayers as they prepare for their Confirmation and First Eucharist.
Winter Appeal - St Vincent de Paul
We will officially launch our Appeal on Wednesday June 1st at a special assembly in the afternoon with a guest speaker from St Vincent de Paul.
This Winter Appeal provides emergency relief and specialised services to families and individuals at-risk and experiencing homelessness. Your donation will help our frontline team rebuild lives.
More information to come.
National Reconciliation Week 2022
27 May - 3 June
Acknowledgment of Country
Reconciliation Australia acknowledges and pays respect to the past, present and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation and the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
The National Reconciliation Week 2022 theme, “Be Brave. Make Change.” is a challenge to all Australians - individuals, families and communities, organisations and government - to BE BRAVE and tackle the unfinished business of reconciliation so we can MAKE CHANGE for the benefit of all Australians.
Last year Reconciliation Australia encourage all Australians to take action; not just in National Reconciliation Week but every week of the year.
We saw unprecedented response to our suggested actions for everyday and for braver action.
This year we are asking everyone to make change beginning with brace actions in their daily lives - where they live, work, play and socialise.
National Reconciliation Week-27 May to 3 June- is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures and achievements and to explore how each us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia and closer to home here at Sacred Heart and Tatura.
Have a great week!