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Here is this week’s Parish Bulletin with the readings for Sunday.
Word document: Year A 22nd Sunday
Pdf document: Year A 22nd Sunday
This week’s newsletter commentary is taken from Fr John Speekman’s blog over at Sunday Homilies and Reflections from Australia. Fr John is the administrator of Howlong parish on the NSW/Victoria border.
In other news, I have been on the phone to the Archdiocesan Office and the Catholic Education Office (CEO). Tanya Davies from Strategy Policy Governance has informed me that the CEO has not yet been able to secure land in Yanchep or Two Rocks. They would like to secure about 4 ha in both suburbs and are intending to build a K-12 Catholic school in Alkimos/Eglinton. Theresa Carroll from the Archdiocesan Property Office explained that negotiations had been under way with Tokyu Corporation, but had ‘fallen over’. Apparently it is a matter of convincing individual developers to allocate land for a Private School , as it is more lucrative to sell off the land as individual housing lots, and only land for State Schools is written into the Local Structure Plan unalterably. If anyone would like to help me advance our case for a Catholic school and church here, please let me know. If you can’t help physically, at least keep praying for our pastoral area’s growth in the Lord. Stay tuned for further updates!
The Archbishop has requested that we pray and fast for Iraq (hence Fr Augustine’s additional prayer in the Prayers of the Faithful). Read the Archbishop’s letter here. The Archdiocesan website also has a media release on the prosecution of Fr Glenn Humphreys here. And, to read all the latest local Catholic news, The Record is available here.