Juniors Jan 3-6
Seniors Jan 9-12
Juniors Jan 16-19 Poster
1 Sun. Mary Mother of God
8 Epiphany of the Lord
15 Sun 2A
22 Sun 3A
24 Francis de Sales
26 Australia Day
29 Sun 4A
31 John Bosco
2 Presentation of the Lord
5 Sun 5A
12 Sun 6A
19 Sun 7A
22 Chair of peter
26 Sun 8A
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Children's Liturgy10.30 Mass, 1st & 3rd Sundays, with Virginia & Jennifer Sacramental Program for Children
At the Parish
Centre behind St Johnís Presbytery at 4 pm (enter
from Hodgkinson Street).
Those parents of children wishing to attend are asked
to ring Jenny Perry on 9481 8282 or Janice OíRourke
on 0408 556 862 for more information.
The joy of love - of love in the
family Full text and summary can be found
Parish of Our Lady of the Southern Cross Clifton Hill - Collingwood
Gospel Reflection 2017 Mary, Mother of God
Jan 1 [Catholic Answers]
Since Mary is Jesusí mother, it must be concluded that she is also
the Mother of God: If Mary is the mother of Jesus, and if Jesus is
God, then Mary is the Mother of God. There is no way out of this
logical syllogism, the valid form of which has been recognized by
classical logicians since before the time of Christ.
Although Mary is the Mother of God, she is not his mother in the
sense that she is older than God or the source of her Sonís
divinity, for she is neither. Rather, we say that she is the Mother
of God in the sense that she carried in her womb a divine
personóJesus Christ, God "in the flesh" (2 John 7, cf. John
1:14)óand in the sense that she contributed the genetic matter to
the human form God took in Jesus Christ. >More
January 8 Epiphany of the Lord The Feast of the
Epiphany of Our Lord Jesus Christ is one of the oldest Christian
feasts, though, throughout the centuries, it has celebrated a
variety of things. Epiphany comes from a Greek verb meaning "to
reveal," and all of the various events celebrated by the Feast of
the Epiphany are revelations of Christ to man. >More
January 15 Sunday 2A Who Is
David Hollenbach, S.J. Todayís gospel passage is from the beginning of Johnís
gospel. It raises a question that John asks throughout his writing.
Just who is this Jesus? This was a key question for Jesusís first
followers. And it is for us Christians today too, and for anyone who
wonders what to make of the Christian story. Who Is this Jesus?
Before we decide whether we really believe in him or could even
consider believing in him, we need to ask who we think he is.
Archbishop Denis Hart's Christmas Message
With a focus this year on Lukeís infancy
narrative, the Archbishop points us towards the wise men, moving
towards Jesus, and invites us to consider the direction of our own
We lead busy lives, he points out, where we are always moving,
moving, moving. But does this incessant movement, asks the
Archbishop, move us in the right direction or the wrong? Are we
moving towards God, or away from God?
These are the questions which Archbishop Hart invites us, like Mary,
to ponder in our hearts this Christmas time.
[Updated Dec 21]
Meditation at St
John's Meditation will resume in February, 2017.
If you are interested in participating next year contact Lorenza
Nolan by email on lorenzanolan@ bigpond.com.au
Alternate Masses for 2017 Because we will have a shortage of priests over the holiday
season, we will again have to resort to the following Mass times ...
St Josephís : Wednesdays and Fridays at 9 am
St Johnís : Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9.15 am
As from Tuesday, 27th December through to Friday, 3rd February.
Jan 1 Mary, Mother of
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