Under the care of the Discalced Carmelite Friars
You are welcome to drop into our parish centre to sample our weekday activites:
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Today the theme of journeying is all around us. In the Gospel, we hear how Jesus journeyed into the desert to prepare Himself for the beginning of His Ministry, which was the first step on His long journey to the cross. Read more..Continue Reading →
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Season of Lent. It is a season of penance, reflection, and fasting which prepares us for Christ’s Resurrection on Easter Sunday, through which we attain redemption.
Why we receive the ashes
In the tradition of penitents of old, who put on sackcloth and rubbed their skin with ashes, our foreheads are marked with ashes to remind us that life here on Earth is passing. We remember this when we are told: ”Remember, Man is dust, and unto dust you shall return.” It is an opportunity for us to turn our hearts back to God and the mark on our forehead professes our faith in the power of the Cross to bring us eternal life.
Our way of life here in Australia is so different from the life experienced in many nations around the world. Here, our Year One and Two school children are provided with ipads and laptops to help their studies. Read more..Continue Reading →
I am very grateful to the people who have come forward to offer to host a small group for the Lenten programme. Read more..Continue Reading →