St Catherine of Siena Parish

Caroline Springs, VIC
Canonically Erected: 18 January 2006

 

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Parish Update

Carols by Candlelight @ St Catherine

PARISHIONERS of St Catherine of Siena were treated to an early Christmas celebration with different choirs in the parish and school community performing Christmas carols during our Carols by Candlelight event last 9 December.

Fr Richard thanked all the different choirs for their contributions.

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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.

PROPOSED ITINERARY

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: carolinesprings@cam.org.au.

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The Vatican

From ‘nones’ to gangs, synod ponders the vicissitudes of youth

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]