Parish Blog

+ Wednesday 10th June – Midweek Mass online – and Year 6 students in the church

10 June 2020

Dear friends – (cover image credit: Unsplash collection – connecting to the fire theme in the first reading) As written about last week, with the 50 people guideline for religious gatherings, we’re reserving the physically present Wednesday time slot for connection with our parish school children. From 9.45am the church will be open again for…

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+ Tues 9th June – to go ‘back’ or to renew?

09 June 2020

Greetings everyone – Hope you were able to enjoy a different kind of day in some way with the holiday Monday. I was able to have a welcome free day and catch up with a couple of friends as well as take a motorcycle ride in the glorious winter sun. As you might have seen…

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+ Weekend Mass 6th-7th June – Feast of The Holy Trinity

06 June 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. Thank you for enriching us with  your presence. In our Christian tradition it’s this weekend on which we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Trinity – that central…

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+ Thurs 4th June – 70th blog, easing back blog posts, some criticism, full schedule of church opening

04 June 2020

Dear friends – Welcome to the 70th Parish Blog post on the day we also welcomed people to morning Mass – It’s only by chance that this big round number is also the blog post to say that we’ll begin reducing the blog frequency. It’s been five posts each midweek plus one or two posts…

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+ Wednesday 3rd June – Midweek Mass for our friends in classrooms and other places

03 June 2020

Dear friends – You’ll notice a large red section near the top of the website that’s now showing an updated next step and plan for church opening and Masses at Our Lady of the Way. See yesterday’s Parish Blog post, 2nd June, for a full outline including Midweek times for Prayer/Adoration church openings, Masses, Communion…

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+ Tues 2nd – CHURCH TIMES, SACRAMENTS AND CONSIDERATIONS

02 June 2020

Dear friends – Today’s Parish Blog post focusses on the up to date arrangements for church opening and Mass at Our Lady of the Way. Obviously there will be further changes to this as government advice is updated – AND as we see what’s working well or what needs tweaking in terms of our times…

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+ 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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