Link to Lectio Divina mentioned in sermon today

https://ocarm.org/en/prayer/lectiodivina You will need to download the first (pdf) in the list. On the first of each month it is necessary to download that month’s readings. Two comments: As mentioned in the sermon, this is a resource from the Roman Catholic tradition so occasionally the comments reflect this, particularly  in relation to the prominence given to Mary.  Having said this, the peculiar Catholic teaching about Mary is rarely highlighted.  Today (August 15th) is a case in point where Mary’s example of self-less faith and joy in God is the focus. The resource itself comes from the church in Latin America […]

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Op Shop News

Here’s some good news!  Our Op Shop is Re-Opening on Wednesday November 4th! Op Shop volunteers met this morning and agreed on a number of important measures to make the shop COVID safe. This includes a limit of 6 customers in the shop at any one time, using one entrance only (park end), changes to the layout of shelves and stock as well as other requirements. The shop will be accepting donations from Monday November 2nd. Please pray for a good opening and that our volunteers and customers will be able to keep to the rules and stay safe.

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The Big Reveal

TV trailer ads for reality shows often use exaggerated language like ‘The Big Reveal’ to get our attention so we’ll watch the next episode.  But how often does the actual episode fail to deliver on the hype of trailer?  But here’s a Big Reveal that you might just think lives up to the promise.  Daniel Zabihi reveals a wonderful truth as he reflects on the words of Jesus to the dying thief hanging on a cross alongside him……   The story I have always found beyond remarkable in scripture is the brief description of the thief dying beside Christ on […]

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