Welcome to St Mary's Parish
I like to think of Easter as the time of anniversary. It is the time in which we remember not only the anniversary of our Lord’s Resurrection, but also the anniversary of our own Baptism. Thus on the second Sunday of Lent, the Church invites us to join the disciples in looking beyond the cross to: the glory of Easter, the glory of the Resurrection and the glory of the baptised.
At the Easter Vigil we renew our Baptismal promises to remind us of our Baptism day. Accordingly, anytime we are preparing for an anniversary, such as a wedding anniversary or any special event in our life, it is good to remember the promises that we made on that original occasion. For example, when a married couple renew their promises they are remembering the original promises and vows that they made. Lent is like preparing for an anniversary of our Baptism. So our prayer during Lent should focus around these questions: in what way have I lived up to my Baptismal promises? In what way have I failed in my Baptismal promises? In what way have I not walked with the Lord? Prayer is a vital practice to help us focus on our Baptismal promises and also to reflect on these questions.
A common practice of prayer during Lent is the Stations of the Cross, which we have at St Mary’s every Friday at 7pm. This is an appropriate meditation during Lent because we are reflecting on the love of Jesus for us in the Stations of the Cross. Please see the newsletter to read the full article.
Fr Lam Vu OFM Cap
SACRAMENTS OF RECONCILIATION & EUCHARIST.
ST MARY'S CHURCH
The Immaculatine Sisters will be running a Sacramental
Program to prepare our children to receive
the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist. The
program will be conducted before the 9am Sunday
Mass at St Mary’s, following a prepared program of
instruction If you would like to enrol your child
(from Grade 3 or older) please contact the parish
office. Date of commencement Sunday 15th March.
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE BAHAMAS
World Day of Prayer is a world-wide movement
led by Christian Women of many traditions
who call the faithful together to observe a common
day of prayer each year. This year’s prayer
service will be on Friday 6th March 10am at St Andrew’s
Anglican Church, 160 Vulture St, South Brisbane.
YOUTH EVANGELISATION COORDINATOR
Evangelisation Brisbane invites applications for the fulltime
position of Youth Evangelisation Coordinator. For
the full details of the position or to find out more, log
on to www.seek.com.au and search Youth Evangelisation
Coordinator. Applications close on Friday 13th March.
PROJECT COMPASSION Please give generously and support the world's poorest people by offering your financial support through the envelopes or money box provided at the back of the church.
|Regular Mass Times
Saturdays 8am and Sundays: 9am and 5pm
Daily Mass: (Monday to Friday): 7am