No 7 September 2012 edition - Archdiocese of Brisbane

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No 7 September 2012 edition - Archdiocese of Brisbane

Monthly Newsletter No 7 September 2012WELCOMEOur September edition provides informationabout several upcoming Year of Graceopportunities; namely, a series of PrayerEvenings with the Archbishop, the National e-conference on Vatican II and the Pilgrimageof Grace of the relic of St Francis Xavier.I enjoyed my recent visit to Nambour for aDeanery Seminar on the Year of Grace.Archdiocesan CoordinatorVatican II – An Event of Gracee-Conference 10 OctoberHere is an opportunity to reflect on the gift of thiswatershed Council in the life of the Church 50 yearson. Speakers are Bishop Michael Putney, SrMaryanne Confoy RSC, Dr Jill Gowdie and Mr PaulPower. The 4 sessions run from 10am-3pmParishes, schools, groups and individuals wanting toparticipate in this e-conference need to register withthe Broken Bay Institute by ph (02) 9847 0726email: e-conferences@bbi.catholic.edu.aufor further details. There are no costs involved butyou do need access to the internet.Pilgrimage of GraceA relic of St Francis Xavier, agreat missionary and cofounderof the Jesuits willbe on pilgrimage aroundAustralia from 16 Sept till 3Dec. For more details visit:www.pilgrimageofgrace.org.auVisit to Archdiocese of Brisbane (13-17 Nov)13 Nov Xavier College Hervey BayStella Maris Parish Maroochydore14 Nov St Francis Xavier school Runaway BaySt Francis Xavier parish & school Goodna15 Nov St Ignatius Parish Toowong16/17 Nov Cathedral of St Stephen BrisbaneDATE Prayer Style VenuesThurs 4 October7.00-8.30pmWed 10 October7.00-8.30pmThus 25 October7.00-8.30pmWed 31 October7.00-8.30pmThurs 8November7.00-8.30pmContemplate the Face of ChristA Series of Prayer Evenings with Archbishop ColeridgeOur primary task for the Year of Grace is to take up the cryaddressed to the Apostle Philip by some Greeks on pilgrimage toJerusalem: “We wish to see Jesus” (John 12:21)You are invited to join the Archbishop as he spends time in prayerseeking to encounter Jesus afresh. Each evening will include anintroduction to the Year of Grace by the Archbishop, followed byan outline of the prayer style for that evening and then a prayerexperience that will include a reflection on a Scripture text.ExamenTaize PrayerEvening PrayerLectio DivinaPraying withImagesSacred Heart Church50 Fairway DriveClear Island WatersSt Catherine of Siena Church58 Sippy Downs DriveSippy DownsSts Peter and Paul Church25 Main Ave.BulimbaAll Saints Church4 Faheys Road EastAlbany CreekSt Bernard’s Church4 klumpp RdUpper Mt Gravatt


NEWSLETTERINSERTSMy grace is sufficient for you, for power ismade perfect in weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9)For by grace you have been saved through faithand this is not from you, it is the gift of God(Ephesians 2:8)The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.(1 Thessalonians 5:28)As each one has received a gift, use it to serveone another as good stewards of God’s variedgrace. (1 Peter 4:10)With great power the apostles gave theirtestimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus,and great grace was upon them all. (Acts 4:33)YEAR OF FAITHI have decided to announce a Year of Faith. It willbegin on 11 October 2012, the fiftieth anniversary ofthe opening of the Second Vatican Council, and it willend on the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ,Universal King, on 24 November 2013........Thepeople of today can still experience the need to go tothe well, like the Samaritan woman, in order to hearJesus, who invites us to believe in him and to drawupon the source of living water welling up within him(cf. Jn 4:14). Pope Benedict Apostolic Letter ‘TheDoor of Faith’ n.3-4Visit the website at: http://www.annusfidei.vaPARISH INITIATIVESCorinda-Graceville parish recently held a seminar to reflect, listenand ponder on the place of grace in scripture, in our lives and in ourCatholic faith tradition. Fr Bill O’Shea explored ‘The Place of Gracein the New Testament’, Br Damien Price identified the thousands ofsmall 5 second choices that we face in our lives, while Sr MonicaCavanagh RSJ explained that Mary MacKillop is a gift from God torefresh and enliven us.Have you thought of inviting a speaker to break open some aspectof grace for your local community ?GRACED LIVES‘Our lives are full of small moments of courage, risk, trust,forgiveness and more – crossroad times – and these are our ‘grace’times and God times’ Br Damien Price reminded us of this insight inhis recent talk at Corinda-Graceville parish.Are we aware of these opportunities and do we invite Jesus to be inthat moment with us ? Share you Moments of Grace story with usonline at: www.bne.catholic.net.au/yearofgraceVISIT SANTA TERESAMake time during the Year of Grace to spend a day or longer inprayer and quietness at our beautiful centre at Ormiston on thebay. For enquiries and bookings Ph. (07) 3286 4011 or visit thewebsite at: www.santateresa.org.au‘The Years of Grace and Faith fit together perfectly:grace is God’s free gift to us and our response is thefaith that accepts the gift. So the two Years fittogether as neatly as God’s gift and our response.It’s when those two meet that we have the Christianlife in all its power and beauty.’Archbishop Mark ColeridgeNEW RESOURCESThe latest resources posted on the Year of Grace website include:2 Power Point Reflections on ‘The Beginning of the NewMillennium’ the Apostolic Letter of Pope John Paul IIPraying in Time – some simple ways that we can pray inthe midst of our busy lives.Music Suggestions for planning liturgies and times ofprayer and reflection“Grace- The Favour of God’ by Sr Marie Farrell RSM latestarticle from The Catholic Leadera time of grace prayers and reflections booklet featured in lastmonth’s newsletter is available for purchase from Faith & LifePh. (07) 3336 9174 for $1 per copy

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