Archdiocese of Adelaide
Recently Archbishop Pat O’Regan presented the newly constructed Vision and Mission statements for the archdiocese. This was one of the recommendations from the 2021 Diocesan Assembly.
The Catholic Archdiocese of Adelaide strives to be a welcoming, Christ-centred community of believers, serving others.
As missionary disciples, we are committed to building up the Body of Christ by listening,
discerning and growing in the Spirit, journeying together.
As followers of Jesus Christ, loved by God, nurtured and formed in community we are called to be:
• Sharers of faith, hope and love
• Builders of bridges
• Healers of broken relationships
• Agents of transformation in our world.
The New Parish of Aberfoyle Park/Blackwood
The responses to the recent survey about the formation of the new parish have been collated and will be distributed to parishioners this weekend. Also, in the coming week, there will be an opportunity for your voice to be heard regarding Mass times via a survey. Details about the survey will be released next week.
Made In the Image of God (MITIOG)
Catholic Education South Australia’s Human Sexuality curriculum is taught across all year levels. This is taught in year levels by class teachers. A letter outlining the content for your child will be emailed to you next week.
The staff retreat at the end of last term focussed on Pope Francis’ letter to humans all over the world, called ‘Laudato Si’’. We viewed the part of the film, ‘The Letter’ (available on Youtube) which showed five people who represented the poor, the world’s indigenous peoples, the youth and the natural world meeting with the Pope at the Vatican. They discussed the health of the earth and the effects of climate change. We also viewed the artwork of iconographer Angela Manno. Through group discussions, our staff looked at different initiatives that we could do as a community to care for our common home. In partnership with our Youth Environmental Leaders and the Student Leadership Team, we hope you will see and hear about changes that we are undertaking.
Our day ended with Mass as we prayed and gave thanks for God’s world:
We pray for the church: That the Body of Christ listens attentively and responds with transformative practical action to the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor. Let us pray to the Lord.
We pray for our church and civic leaders: That all leaders respect and partner with the lived wisdom of First Nations People in actively caring for Country and nurturing healthy, integrated communities. Let us pray to the Lord.
We pray for environmentally degraded parts of the earth, and for those living in poverty: That government, business, and community policies and practices at the local, national, and international level honour, reflect and protect the sacredness of all places, creatures, and people. Let us pray to the Lord.
We pray for our school and parish: that God will give us the grace to work for the things we pray for. Let us pray to the Lord.
We pray for all of us here: That we be trustworthy stewards, active protectors, and reverent carers of our earth and her people through conscious and just living. Let us pray to the Lord.
Blessings to you all
Assistant Principal Religious Identity and Mission