Parish Blog

+ Mon 1st June – Winter energy use plus midweek mass and church opening details

01 June 2020

Dear friends – With the first day of winter here with us I thought I’d source some advice about energy saving. The obvious benefit is in relation to costs when those dreaded bills arrive. But as well, on a very positive note, the caring use of resources is a central expression of our faith in…

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+ Weekend Mass 30th-31st May – Feast of Pentecost

30 May 2020

Welcome from us in the Emu Plains area to anyone from other places joining us in prayer this weekend. And welcome to anyone from other faith backgrounds too. We are blessed to have you with us. In our Christian tradition it’s this weekend on which we celebrate the Feast of Pentecost – the sending of the…

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+ Fri 29th – Final day before Pentecost weekend – Your take on the Holy Spirit?

29 May 2020

Dear friends – We come to the end of the Easter Season as we prepare to celebrate Pentecost this weekend. Today’s Parish Blog Post is simply a couple of brief Youtube video pieces, that might prompt  our own reflections about who the  Holy Spirit is in  our lives – and what difference we might want…

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+ Thurs 28th – Church openings info – and a question about Jesus’ yearning

28 May 2020

Dear friends – Today’s blog post is simply two things: 1. A further mention of the church opening times for prayer at Our Lady of the Way and 2. Today’s Gospel from the Mass of the day for Thursday of the 7th week of Easter – with a simple question following it. Please see the…

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+ Wed 27th – MIDWEEK MASS in the Seventh Week of Easter – plus Church opening info

27 May 2020

Happy Wednesday everyone – The images used in today’s Parish Blog post are chosen just to celebrate children and learning as our parish school students are back full time this week. (If any of you are reading this I hope you’re not feeling as exhausted as the person on the cover picture of this post!)…

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+ Tues 26th – The name of our parish – Our Lady of the Way

26 May 2020

Happy Tuesday everyone – The image on the cover of today’s Parish Blog post looks a bit scratchy! It’s because it’s a copy of a copy … It’s a screen shot snapped while playing back the Facebook live stream of last weekend’s Mass. And it was the part of the Mass when we did a…

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+ Mon 25th – Mary Help of Christians – rededication of Our Lady of the Way parish

25 May 2020

Dear friends – Yesterday was the feast of ‘Mary Help of Christians’ – which has special significance for Australia. As many would have long known, it is under this particular title that Mary is recognised (from a Catholic Christian perspective and contribution to Australia) as patron of our nation. You may have seen that during…

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+ Weekend Mass 23rd-24th May. The Ascension of the Lord

23 May 2020

Welcome from us in the Emu Plains area to anyone from other places joining us in prayer this weekend. And welcome to anyone from other faith backgrounds too. We are blessed to have you with us. In our Christian tradition it’s this weekend on which we recall the Ascension of Jesus to heaven after his life,…

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+ Fri 22nd – A parish proposal forward in COVID times – A letter to the parish

22 May 2020

Dear friends – Today’s Parish Blog post is a letter to the parish to see if there are people who would be keen to share some leadership to have the church open for a few periods each week. This letter is in written form – and is also shared via a voice recording if you…

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+ Thurs 21st – Some Scripture and Reflections

21 May 2020

Dear friends – The image on the cover of our Parish Blog reflects a theme of the Mass prayers that I thought I’d focus on today. This Parish Blog post is not the full Mass (see Wednesday for full Mass) – but has the readings of the day for each of us to reflect on…

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