St Catherine of Siena Parish
Caroline Springs, VIC
Canonically Erected: 18 January 2006
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THE horrific and evil events in Bourke St on Friday afternoon have shaken our city. Grief, pain, and anger are words that will readily come to mind. This incident will have far-reaching effects on many people. Friday’s evil act was entirely contrary to the Way of Jesus, contrary to all true religion, and contrary to human dignity. [Read More]
THE following guidelines are based on the Catholic Church’s liturgical norms and offered in order to encourage reverent reception of Holy Communion in the Latin Rite, under the form of consecrated bread and wine, as the highpoint of sacramental participation in the Celebration of the Eucharist, the source and summit of the Christian life [cf. Vatican Council II, Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy (1963) art. 10].
SOME 50 parishioners attended this year's Anointing Mass held last 14 November at the parish Church. Fr Richard celebrated Mass and administered the Sacrament of Anointing the Sick.
After the Mass, participants gathered for fellowship and morning tea, prepared by the Parish Social Committee. Fr Richard also thanked the Music Ministry for providing music and Parish Readers in assisting the Mass.
Parish Formation on the Liturgy
THE Church calls for the full, conscious and active participation of all the faithful in the liturgy (SC n.2). We can only achieve this if we know or understand what is going on during Mass. We are therefore presenting a series of video clips (see video below) to educate our parishioners about the liturgy with the end view of promoting reverence during Mass and be able to respond to the Church's call of full, conscious and active participation in the liturgy.
Promoting the Liturgy of the Hour in the Parish
THE Constitution on the Liturgy states that by "tradition going back to early Christian times, the divine office (or Liturgy of the Hours) is devised so that the whole course of the day and night is made holy by the praises of God. Therefore, when this wonderful song of praise is rightly performed by priests and others who are deputed for this purpose by the Church's ordinance, or by the faithful praying together with the priest in the approved form, then it is truly the voice of the bride addressed to her bridegroom; It is the very prayer which Christ Himself, together with His body, addresses to the Father."
Moreover, since the Liturgy of the Hours, is the public prayer of the Church, it is a source of piety, and nourishment for personal prayer. For this reason, we will be starting to pray Morning Prayer or Lauds whenever Mass is not celebrated on a Monday instead of the usual Communion Service.
Footprints of Jesus:
A 14-day Holy Land Pilgrimage (2-16 June 2019)
Chaplain: Rev. Fr Richard Rosse
TRACE the journey of Jesus from the land where he was born through to the way he carried his cross and gave the eternal sacrifice. See places mentioned in the Old and New Testaments and bring your faith alive as you walk through the lands reflecting on the Bible and unfolding the rich history of our faith. Indicative Cost: $5,690.00. Single room supplement: $1,150 per person.
Day 01 Departure Day 08 Bethlehem
for the Holy Land
Day 02 Arrive Amman Day 09 Masada
Day 03 Petra Day 10 Jerusalem
Day 04 Jericho Day 11 Jerusalem
Day 05 Galilee Day 12 Petra
Day 06 Nazareth Day 13 Departure
Day 07 Caesarea Day 14 Arrive Australia
There will be an Information Night on Wednesday, 7 November @ 7.30pm. For more information, please call St Catherine of Siena Parish Office: 03-8361 9822 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
by Crux Staff
ROME - In their second round of small group reports released Tuesday, participants in the Vatican’s month-long youth summit offered a clearer picture of their emerging priorities - which range from youth in gangs to the pastoral situations of same-sex couples, as well as relations between elderly and the young, outreach to the “nones,” and the risks of sexual and other forms of abuse. [Read More]