Canal Walk – Saturday 22nd September 2018. Come along!
At this time of year (September 1st-October 4th) churches worldwide give thanks and reflect on the wonder, beauty and mystery of God’s creation. ‘Walking together’ is the theme of this year’s Season of Creation, symbolising our journey/ pilgrimage to better care of creation.
In keeping with this theme, you are invited to join the parishioners of St Michael’s on a Canal Walk, where we will walk, chat, see and reflect on the beauty of our natural environment. This will take place on Saturday, 22nd September. We will meet at 10.30am at the 3rd Lock (Black Horse Inn). Hopefully the weather will be favourable and we will walk along the canal bank as far as Adamstown. (No penalties if anyone drops out earlier). Wear suitable footwear and bring some refreshments for the journey. Tell your friends. Spread the word. All are welcome.
Join us on Saturday 25th August for a Family BBQ and Fun Day on the grounds of the Oblate House of Retreat.
Bouncy Castles, Face Painting, Barbecue, Music, Games, Community and lots of fun.
Free Entry. All are Welcome.
Celebrating the World Meeting of Families 2018.
OBLATE PARISH OF MARY IMMACULATE
Mass Time Changes
The new mass times in the Parish of Mary Immaculate will come into effect on
Saturday 1st September 2018.
The following are the new mass times:
7:00 a.m. Monday to Friday
10:00 a.m. Monday to Friday
7:00 p.m. Wednesday to Friday
11:00 a.m. Saturday
11:30 a.m. Sunday
7:00 p.m. Sunday
Aspren lived at the end of the 1st century and in the early 2nd century, as confirmed by archaeological studies. “Aspren” was a common name during the days of the Roman Republic and the early years of the Roman Empire and afterwards fell into disuse. He was cured and baptised by St Peter and became the first bishop of Naples.
St Aspren is a patron saint of migraines.
While celebrating Mass in Malmo on a visit to Sweden this week, Pope Francis suggested six beatitudes for the modern Christian:
- Blessed are those who remain faithful while enduring evils inflicted on them by others and forgive them from their heart.
- “Blessed are those who look into the eyes of the abandoned and marginalized and show them their closeness.
- “Blessed are those who see God in every person and strive to make others also discover him.
- “Blessed are those who protect and care for our common home.
- “Blessed are those who renounce their own comfort in order to help others
- “Blessed are those who pray and work for full communion between Christians.”(source Americamagazine.com)
“Knock, And He’ll open the door
Vanish, And He’ll make you shine like the sun
Fall, And He’ll raise you to the heavens
Become nothing, And He’ll turn you into everything.”
“Your joy is your sorrow unmasked.
And the self-same well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears.
And how else can it be?
The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.
Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter’s oven?……
When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.”