22 Jul 2018
16th Sunday in Ordinary Time
REST IN THE LORD
For several weeks we have listened to readings that have recounted just how arduous the work of prophets and disciples can be. In today’s Gospel, the Lord Jesus listens to the reports of those he had sent out “two by two” to minister to the people. After the apostles reported what they had done, Jesus, recognizing their fatigue, says, “Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest awhile” (Mark 6:31). Perhaps this is what the Lord is telling his disciples in the year 2018 as well. We need to pause on our journey of discipleship and simply rest in the Lord. Sunday Mass provides many opportunities for quiet times, particularly during the periods of silence following the readings. Why not take the time today to allow the saving word of the Lord to penetrate your heart during those silent times? Ask the Lord to renew you in body, mind, and spirit for the arduous work of discipleship.
Parish Faith Formation
- Parables of Christ
Fri 20 & 27 Jul. By Fr. Cornelius
- Encounters with Christ
Fri 10 & 17 Aug. By Fr. Richards
Time: 8.00pm in the church.
All are welcome!
New RCIA conducted by Fr. Cornelius and Fr. Paul will begin on Tue 24 Jul 2018. We welcome new enquirers who would like to find out more about the Catholic faith.
We also invite Adult Catholics to enrol as Sponsors to accompany the Enquirers in their faith journey. All Sponsors will be required to go through an "Introduction to RCIA" training, which will be provided by the RCIA Core Team.
Registration will begin soon after weekend masses.
- SMS 97428847
- Or register your interest online at https://bit.ly/RCIA2018
- Registration forms are also available at the parish office.
Archbishop's July Prayer Intentions:
- Social Networks
That priests be shepherds after the Lord’s heart, and nurture a devotion to Our Lady to guide them in times of struggle and challenge in their ministry.