Congratulations to Alannah, Madeline, Ashleigh, Miracle and Luke who celebrated their Confirmation last Sunday. It was a wonderful celebration lead by the Parish, thank you to Bianca Cotton and Paul Mensforth for all of their hard work and dedication in preparing our children for their sacraments.
Father Philip Marshal lead the Sacrament and reminded us all how we are infinitely loved by God.
God invites every one of you to be a living symbol of God’s presence, love and grace.
This week students in Year 5 celebrated their Class Mass joined by a number of parents and members of the Nativity Parish. I wish to thank everyone associated with Holy Mass and encourage parents to attend these celebrations. You are all invited for a cuppa and morning are available after masses.
Sacred Heart of Jesus
Today the church celebrates the Sacred Heart of Jesus which teaches us about God’s great love for us.
Religious imagery showing the Sacred Heart is frequently featured in Catholic churches and homes. Sometimes images display beneath them a list of family members, showing that the entire family is entrusted to the protection of Jesus in the Sacred Heart. The prayer “O Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in Thee” is often used.
The Gospel for the day is the parable of the Lost Sheep. In the days when Jesus lived, shepherds looked after their sheep and knew them well. So when one became lost it was a time of great stress. Jesus is telling us that if we become lost there is great concern. Being lost today, can take on many forms. He is reminding us that no matter what we have done, he is always there to love us. Jesus said ‘I tell you, there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one repentant sinner than over ninety nine virtuous men who have no need for repentance.’ Luke 15: 3-7
Saint Vincent de Paul Winter Appeal
With over two million people living below the poverty line in Australia, including over half a million children, St Vincent de Paul Society provides more than immediate help, it provides something much more valuable – the opportunity of a better life.
Thank you for sending in blankets, sleeping bags and other items to keep people warm this winter. Please continue to send in items.