Newsletter May 21 | Sixth Sunday of Easter | Year A

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Marian Procession and Peace Rally – Pilgrim Peace Park this Sunday May 21. Please make every effort to attend this important Procession and Rally.

Due to the importance of the Centenary of the Fatima Apparitions and the great need we currently have to pray for world peace, Archbishop Wilson has asked if we could do all that is possible to support this work.

Also in this issue:

  • Pentecost – two vigils: adults (St Francis Xavier's) and children (Dulwich)
  • Our Lady of Fatima Centennial anniversary services at the Cathedral
  • Volunteer briefing
  • Syro-Malabar community news
  • Fr Dan Harding returning to missionary work in Chile
  • Plus more – events, community news and notices – download newsletter below.

 

 Newsletter 21 May.pdf


 

Newsletter May 14, 2017 | Fifth Sunday of Easter | Year A

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In this issue:

  • Pentecost – In preparation to commemorate the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, the Adelaide Cathedral Parish will be organising two separate Pentecost Vigils Saturday June 3
  • Vocations Movement Prayer Vigil – Friday May 19
  • Marian Procession and Peace Rally – Sunday May 21
  • Volunteer briefing
  • SFX choir
  • Our Lady of Fatima Cenetennial anniversary services
  • National Families Week 15-22
  • Upcoming events
  • Parish community news and notices

 

 Newsletter 14 May.pdf


 

Newsletter 7 May 2017 | Fourth Sunday of Easter

 7 May 2017.pdf

Newsletter 30 April 2017 | Third Sunday of Easter

 30 April 2017.pdf

Newsletter 23 April 2017 | Second Sunday of Easter

 23 April 2017.pdf

Newsletter 16 April 2017 | Easter Sunday

 16 April 2017.pdf

Newsletter 9 April 2017 | Palm Sunday

 9 April 2017.pdf

Newsletter 2 April 2017 | Fifth Sunday in Lent

 2 April 2017.pdf

Newsletter 26 March 2017 | Fourth Sunday in Lent

 26 March 2017.pdf

Newsletter 19 March 2017 | Third Sunday in Lent

 19 March 2017.pdf

Newsletter 12 March 2017 | Second Sunday in Lent

 12 March 2017.pdf

Newsletter 5 March 2017 | First Sunday in Lent

 5 March 2017.pdf

Newsletter 26 February 2017 | Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time | Year A

 26 February 2017.pdf

Newsletter 19 February 2017 | Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time | Year A

 19 February 2017.pdf

Newsletter 12 February 2017 | Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time | Year A

 12 February 2017.pdf

Newsletter 5 February 2017 | Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time | Year A

 5 February 2017 rev.pdf

Newsletter 29 January 2017

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 29 January 2017.pdf

Newsletter 22 January 2017

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

 22 January 2017.pdf

Newsletter 15 January 2017

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

 15 January 2017.pdf

Newsletter 8 January 2017

Epiphany

 8 January 2017.pdf

Newsletter 25 December 2016

Christmas Day

 25 December 2016.pdf

Newsletter 18 December 2016

Fourth Sunday of Advent

 18 December 2016.pdf

Newsletter 11 December 2016

Third Sunday of Advent

 11 December 2016.pdf

Newsletter 4 December 2016

Second Sunday of Advent

 4 December 2016.pdf

Newsletter 27 November 2016

First Sunday of Advent

 27 November 2016.pdf

Newsletter 20 November 2016

Christ the King

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 20 November 2016.pdf

Newsletter 13 November 2016

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

 13 November 2016.pdf

Newsletter 6 November 2016

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

 6 November 2016.pdf

Newsletter 30 October 2016

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

 30 October 2016.pdf

Newsletter 23 October 2016

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 23 October 2016.pdf

Newsletter 16 October 2016

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 16 October 2016.pdf

Newsletter 9 October 2016

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 9 October 2016.pdf

Newsletter 2 October 2016

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 2 October 2016.pdf

Newsletter 25 September 2016

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 25 September 2016.pdf

Newsletter 18 September 2016

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

 18 September 2016.pdf

Newsletter 11 September 2016

24th Sunday in Ordinary TIme

 11 September 2016.pdf

Newsletter 4 September 2016

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

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 4 September 2016.pdf

Newsletter 28 August 2016

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

 29 August 2016.pdf

Newsletter 21 August 2016

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

 21 August 2016.pdf

Newsletter 14 August 2016

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 14 August 2016.pdf

Newsletter 7 August 2016

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 7 August 2016.pdf

Newsletter 31 July 2016

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 31 July 2016.pdf

Newsletter 24 July 2016

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 24 July 2016.pdf

Newsletter 17 July 2016

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 17 July 2016.pdf

Newsletter 10 July 2016

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 10 July 2016.pdf

Newsletter 3 July 2016

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 3 July 2016.pdf

Newsletter 26 June 2016

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 26 June 2016.pdf

Newsletter 19 June 2016

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 19 June 2016.pdf

Newsletter 12 June 2016

11th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 12 June 2016.pdf

Newsletter 5 June 2016

10th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 5 June 2016.pdf

Newsletter 29 May 2016

Corpus Christi

 29 May 2016.pdf

Newsletter 22 May 2016

Trinity

 22 May 2016.pdf

Newsletter 15 May 2016

Pentecost

 15 May 2016.pdf

Newsletter 8 May 2016

Ascension

 8 May 2016.pdf

Newsletter 1 May 2016

Sixth Sunday of Easter

 1 May 2016.pdf

Newsletter 24 April 2016

Fifth Sunday of Easter

 24 April 2016.pdf

Newsletter 17 April 2016

Fourth Sunday of Easter

 17 April 2016.pdf

Newsletter 10 April 2016

Third Sunday of Easter

Have you caught anything friends
In days gone by it was a practice to walk the length of the Grange jetty when the fish were biting and this question often brought a yes with the trophies displayed. Not so today. Few dangle a line as it’s not often the fish are there. Why? Because of the over fishing, pollution and loss of sea grasses. There have been efforts to reverse the situation, but the return of the fish numbers may never be as they were.
 

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 10 April 2016.pdf

Newsletter 3 April 2016

Second Sunday of Easter

 3 April 2016.pdf

Newsletter 27 March 2016

Easter Sunday

 27 March 2016.pdf

Newsletter 20 March 2016

Palm Sunday

 20 March 2016.pdf

Newsletter 13 March 2016

Fifth Sunday in Lent

 13 March 2016.pdf

Newsletter 6 March 2016

Fourth Sunday in Lent

 6 March 2016.pdf

Newsletter 28 February 2016

Third Sunday in Lent

 28 February 2016.pdf

Newsletter 21 February 2016

Second Sunday in Lent

 21 February 2016.pdf

Newsletter 14 February 2016

First Sunday in Lent

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 14 February 2016.pdf

Newsletter 7 February 2016

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 7 February 2016.pdf

Newsletter 31 January 2016

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 31 January 2016.pdf

Newsletter 24 January 2016

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

 24 January 2016.pdf

Newsletter 17 January 2016

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

 17 January 2016.pdf

10 Jan 2016

Newsletter 10 January 2016

Baptism of the Lord

  • The opening of the Cathedral’s pipe organ has been delayed.
  • The opening and lunch time recitals on 22 February, 7 March and 14 March have been postponed.
  • The Australia Day Mass.
  • A six week prayer and reflection series being offered in the Cathedral hall during Lent.
  • A workshop on the Holy Week and Easter ceremonies.
  • The ordination of Deacon Joseph Long Hai Nguyen to the priesthood on 6 February.

 10 January 2016.pdf
 Invitation to 100 year anniversary Mass - Queen of Angels.pdf

24 Dec 2015

Newsletter 24 December 2015 - 3 January 2016

Christmas - Epiphany

 27 December 2015.pdf

20 Dec 2015

Newsletter December 20, 2015

Fourth Sunday in Advent

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There will be a special collection for Catholic Charities Appeal at all Masses this weekend.

 

‘I am coming to obey your will’
AS WE prepare to we celebrate the birth of Jesus, this historical event is as definite as our own birth.  The fact that Jesus was “born in Bethlehem during the reign of King Herod” is not questioned by his followers nor historians.  Why did God become human in Jesus the only Son of the Father?  The Father willed that the Divine relationship with the human race and with the world created for us, would be expressed in ways that we could understand and freely accept, in the birth, life, death and resurrection of Jesus.
 

 20 December 2015.pdf

13 Dec 2015

Newsletter December 13, 2015

Third Sunday in Advent

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A sensational success
By Fr Dan Harding
IN SPITE of a heat wave that climbed up to 40 degrees at times, the Australian Catholic Youth Festival, held at the Adelaide Convention Centre, from 3 to 5 December, was an overwhelming, outstanding and sensational success.


The Door of Mercy
“Be merciful as your Father in Heaven is merciful …” (Luke 6:36).
THE "Door of Mercy", at the south eastern side of the Cathedral is a symbol designed to encourage us to “step into the presence of God”. It’s a reminder to us of the ever gracious mercy and forgiveness of the Father, fully revealed in the person of Jesus, the Son of God.  Jesus came to live as we live, and it is in him that we can glimpse the reality and the depth of the love God has for each person and all creation. 
As human beings we struggle to put into words our

 13 December 2015.pdf

06 Dec 2015

Newsletter December 6, 2015

Second Sunday in Advent

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It’s all about love

by Deacon Nick Kerr

EVELEEN and I recently went to Rome for an international deacons’ conference. There were 600 of us at the conference, mainly deacons and their wives, with a handful of bishops and priests as well. We came from 35 countries from all around the world.
It was framed by two local events. Just before the world conference we’d been to a conference of the National Association of Deacons in Melbourne. And we were home in time to take part in the Ministry Formation Program end of year Mass in the Cathedral. We were with people who are preparing for various forms of ministry in the archdiocese, including the permanent diaconate.
Pope Francis sent those of us at the Rome conference a message. He called us “Brothers in the Diaconate”. All priests, of course, are ordained deacons. He told us we are “ambassadors of Jesus Christ”. Jesus “rejects anything related to authority”, Pope Francis said. Jesus “puts human hierarchies upside down, like anyone who serves”. We are “ambassadors of our incarnate God”. God “shows solidarity up until death and beyond death”. We are called “to accompany other people on their way to incarnation, in solidarity, everywhere in the world”.
Two other images of the deacon came up frequently in the Rome conference. One was the deacon as a messenger. This fits well with the ordination service when the bishop presents the newly ordained deacon with a Book of the Gospels and says, “Receive the Gospel of Christ, whose herald you now are.”

 6 December 2015.pdf

29 Nov 2015

Newsletter November 29, 2015

First Sunday in Advent

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Stay awake, praying for the strength to survive’
 
THE bushfires this week are a reminder for us of the forces of nature that can combine and threaten to overwhelm us. A person we know and love can suddenly die and change our lives from that moment. The pressures of life have the power to bring anxiety and loss of confidence to so many in our society today.
Then on top of that, the very words of the gospel can been used to portray a God that uses catastrophes and disasters of nature, and the personal grief of those who suffer loss and pain, as punishment for our sins.
 

 29 November 2015.pdf

22 Nov 2015

Newsletter November 22, 2015

Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

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To bear witness to the truth!

“I CAME into the world for this: to bear witness to the truth.” This response of Jesus to Pilate’s questioning brought the retort “What is truth?” A question that is surely on the lips of most of us in the aftermath of the terrorists’ massacres in Paris and Beirut.
The “truth” that Jesus speaks of is the reason he came into our world. He came to reveal how much God loves each person. He “laid down his life” as one who trusts in the love of his Father. When all else failed and the odds were stacked against him, when nothing was going right for him, no matter what he said or did, he put himself in his Father’s hands. It is in God that he trusts. He proclaims and lives out the ultimate truth, the depth of God’s mercy and forgiveness in the face of the injustice caused by “man’s inhumanity towards man”!

15 Nov 2015

Newsletter November 8, 2015

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Heaven and Earth will pass away

Religion is all about understanding this saying of Jesus.

For instance a common view describes that human life on earth is only fulfilled in heaven, and others aim to accomplish the perfect state of living on earth as the goal of the spiritual journey. Thus, the reward of human life is either given to us in heaven or is achieved here in this life. There are many examples of building up treasure for the next life or here in this life.

In fact for many people the difficulties of this world are to be endured, with the promise of a reward, either in the persistence of the here and now or the sacrifices made to gain in heaven.

 15 November 2015.pdf

08 Nov 2015

Newsletter November 8, 2015

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Nostra Aetate

The 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council’s Declaration on the Relation of the Church to Non-Christian Religions, known by the title Nostra Aetate, occurs this year.

The Archdiocese celebrated this landmark declaration by holding an Inter faith  Service in St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral on Thursday October 29 at 7pm to which people of all faiths were invited. Members of different faiths made their own contribution to the celebration by sharing their prayers and thoughts with the congregation.

This celebration highlighted the role of faith communities cooperating together to promote peace and positive relations in our community.

 8 November 2015.pdf

01 Nov 2015

Newsletter November 1, 2015

All Saints

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Mercy and Forgiveness in the teaching of the Church

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In the Beatitudes Jesus speaks to us about the way we are called to live the Gospel, and He identifies the poor in spirit, the gentle, those who mourn, those who hunger and thirst for what is right, the merciful, the pure in heart, the peacemakers, those who are persecuted in the cause of right, “when people abuse you and persecute you and speak all kinds of calumny against you, on my account”. 
 

 1 November 2015.pdf

25 Oct 2015

Newsletter October 25, 2015

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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October – Mission Month

Over the month of October we have celebrated the joy of being Catholic through World Mission Sunday, the ‘feast of Catholicity and universal Solidarity’. We have heard from Pope Francis reminding us of the importance of Mission in today’s world and a reminder of the most important and prominent role that Catholic Mission, which does the work of the Pontifical Mission societies in Australia, plays in our World.

 25 October 2015.pdf

18 Oct 2015

Newsletter October 18, 2015

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Mission Sunday

Today on Mission Sunday, we celebrate the ‘feast of Catholicity and universal solidarity’ and we pray for the conversion of the entire World. We are invited to reflect on our joint Baptismal call to live the gospel and evangelise the entire world.

 18 October 2015.pdf

11 Oct 2015

Newsletter October 11, 2015

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

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No one is good, but God alone

Where does that leave us humans? Jesus is making a point, that as humans we all make mistakes and that so often it is our mistakes that produce the most harm. “Sorry, I didn’t mean to hurt you!” Hopefully these words comes to our lips when we realise we have inflicted hurt! We experience hurt, harm, distress and despair around us everyday, in our personal lives sometimes, but more often via the media we are confronted with “man’s inhumanity towards man”.

 11 October 2015.pdf

04 Oct 2015

Newsletter October 4, 2015

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

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Why Pope Francis loves missions

THE “One Holy Catholic Church” celebrates World Mission Day on the third Sunday in October. We’re asked to prepare for this liturgical celebration especially by way of praying for missionary activity, undertaking penitential sacrifices (fasting etc.) and making financial offerings towards Jesus’ commission to establish the Kingdom of God to the ends of the world.

 

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 4 October 2015.pdf

27 Sep 2015

Newsletter September 27, 2015

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

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We return to the Cathedral on October 17

On Tuesday I was able to inspect the progress of the installation of the new organ in the Cathedral. It was an eye opening experience to see the complexity of the infrastructure that is needed for the installation of the 3,500 plus pipes and the bellows, the pumps and the mechanical and electrical connections.

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 27 September 2015[1].pdf

20 Sep 2015

Newsletter, September 20, 2015

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

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Welcoming the children

“Anyone who welcomes one of these little children in my name, welcomes me; and anyone who welcomes me welcomes not me but the one who sent me.” (Mark 9:30-37).

What stands out for me in this Gospel is that children are just as important as everyone else and they are to be welcomed in Jesus’ name. I love it that Jesus puts his arms around them.

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 20 September 2015.pdf

06 Sep 2015

Newsletter, September 6, 2015

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

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The deaf hear and the dumb speak

The miracle of giving people back the gift of hearing and sight is linked with the Divine. The personal impact is profound. It opens other worlds to silent or colourless experiences. The touch of Jesus or the skills of the surgeons are gifts that produce these changes. We who look on from the outside are in awe before the transformation.

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 6 September 2015.pdf

30 Aug 2015

Newsletter, August 30, 2015

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

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Better Lives by Katrina Suzara

We migrate to another country for different reasons. Some circumstances are more challenging and life threatening than others, like those of our refugee brothers and sisters. Regardless of our backgrounds and circumstances, one thing is certain, we want to make our lives better and reshape the destiny of the next generations.

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 30 August 2015.pdf

09 Aug 2015

Newsletter, August 9, 2015

19th Sunday of Ordinary Time - Year B

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We each have a vocation

Today is the second Sunday in National Vocations Awareness Week and hence an appropriate time to speak about vocations and the responsibility we all have in fostering them in the Church.

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 9 August 2015.pdf

Newsletter 17 January 2016

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

 17 January 2016.pdf