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|AMENDED PARISH WEEKDAY MASSES
Please note changes to
weekday Masses, until
notice (while Fr Peter is undertaking treatment and
reducing his workload), are:-
* Holy Spirit Church: 9am Mondays and Fridays (no 9am Wednesday),
* St Ignatius Church: 5.30pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays,
(no 5.30pm Monday or Friday, and no 9am Saturday or Reconciliation).
SUNDAY MASS TIMES
*St Ignatius Toowong Saturday 6.00pm (Vigil); Sunday 7.00am & 5.00pm.
Reconciliation: Saturday from 5.15pm to 5.45pm, or by appointment.
*Holy Spirit Auchenflower: Sunday 8.30am.
A SNIPPET FROM THIS WEEK'S NEWSLETTER - SOCIAL JUSTICE SUNDAY
We celebrate Social Justice Sunday on 25th September. This year, the Australian Bishops' Social Justice Statement is titled: 'A Place at the Table: Social justice in an ageing society'. It celebrates the value, dignity and significant contributions of older people to the life of the community.
The Statement celebrates the value of dignity of older people in Australia life. It challenges us to recognise their significant contribution to society and emphasises that this contribution should not be valued in mere economic terms. The Statement calls for justice for those who are most vulnerable and warns about a view of older people as burdensome or dispensable.
Improvements in technology, health and community services have all played a part in increasing the longevity of the Australian population. More and more, the years following retirement are characterised by continued participation in the labour market, leisure and ongoing contributions through charitable giving, volunteering and care of family members. The ageing of the population also brings a concern for the dignity and wellbeing of the most vulnerable.
Where governments are encouraging older people to extend their working lives, we must ensure the benefits are shared equitably and that the needs of people enduring poverty are addressed. WE are also concerned for those experiencing declining health and approaching the end of their lives. The most vulnerable must be protected from isolation, ageism, abuse and any circumstance in which they may feel, or be made to feel, a burden on their families or society. This Social Justice Statement calls for communities of mercy and love, ministering to the vulnerable, building bonds between generations and ensuring everyone has a place at the place.
The statement is available to download from either Australian Catholic Bishops Conference—
www.catholic.org.au or Australian Catholic Social Justice Council—www.socialjustice.catholic.org.au
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INVITATION TO PARISHIONERS THIS WEEKEND:
1. Please stay after 6pm Vigil Mass this Saturday to watch Riverfire from St Ignatius Church balcony and enjoy a light supper.
2. CENTENARY CONCERT is on Sunday 25th September from 2.30—3.30pm at St Ignatius Church. Groups involved: *Sydney Conservatorium High School Choir, *Avondale College Choir, *Mt Alvernia Choir, *St Aidan's Choir, and *St Laurence's College Choir. All choirs will perform separately and then will join to sing under the direction of Dr Laszlo Nemes, Director of the Kodaly Institute of the Liszt Academy of Budapest. Entry is free however a collection will be taken up towards a special Centenary project (for the parish). All welcome. Please stay afterwards for a BBQ.
COFFEE AND CHAT
All ladies are invited to come along on Tuesday 27th September at 2pm in the Horstmann Room—if you have not come before please do and if you are a 'regular' please bring a friend with you.
FINANCE & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
Meeting on Wednesday 28th September at 6pm in the Horstmann Room.
YOUNG AT HEART
Join us on Friday 30th September to attend a movie of choice at the morning session at the Regal Twin, Graceville / Eldorado Cinema, Indooroopilly. Followed by lunch nearby. Contact Ursula 3878 9002 or Beryl 3371 5210 for details.