NEWSLETTER AND EVENTS
“With Lamps Ablaze: Apostolic Priorities for the Archdiocese of Brisbane from 2023”
An extract from the Letter of Archbishop Mark regarding restoring the Sunday obligation.
“When the COVID pandemic struck, I joined other bishops in deciding for a dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass. Now that the pandemic seems to be receding” (to keep dispensation active doesn’t make any sense).
“Therefore, in the Archdiocese of Brisbane from Pentecost Sunday of this year (28 May), the pandemic dispensation will be withdrawn, and the Sunday obligation will be restored, so that all of us, responding to the Risen Lord’s call, may say with one heart and voice, “This is the day which the Lord has made: let us rejoice and be glad” (Psalm 118:24).”
Holy Triduum Thank You from Fr Jan
Every year the Holy Triduum brings in the beauty and richness of the Liturgy of Holy Thursday (the Lord’s Supper), Good Friday (The Passion of the Lord) and Easter Vigil (Resurrection of the Lord). In the Rituals and Ceremonies of these three days, we meet the merciful Father, who has saved us through His Son, the Crucified and Risen Lord. The Liturgy is this privileged space and time when God comes to us in the Sacraments of the Church. I thank the Parishioners of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart and the Twelve Apostles who generously prepared the Holy Week Liturgies’ Sacred Space, Rituals, and Ceremonies.
My big thank you goes to the Liturgical Ministries. I thank our Musicians, Mass Coordinators, Readers, Sacristans, and Ministers of the Holy Communion, Altar Servers, Collectors, and others who prepared the Holy Triduum Liturgies behind the scenes. Many thanks also go to the Parishioners who, with beautiful flowers, have decorated the Altar area and Sanctuaries. I thank Elizabeth for preparing the Altar of the Repose for the Holy Thursday Adoration after the Lord’s Supper Mass. What Parishioners and Visitors see and experience in these last three days at Darra and Jindalee is the result of the hard work of many Parishioners. What a splendid job they have done for us. So, my sincere thanks for all you have done in preparing the prayerful, sacred and beautiful environment for our greatest Celebration in the Liturgical year.
Blessings Fr Jan
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE RCIA CATECHUMENS AND CANDIDATES
RCIA Candidates and Sponsors have been travelling a road of discovery over the last few months. This year’s Easter Vigil marks the beginning of a Catholic journey for our RCIA candidates: Linda, Jennifer, Leila, Jenna and newly Baptised Myles & Hugo, Jay & Hannah and Laiken.
Welcome and congratulations to the newly Baptised and the Candidates who were received into the full communion of the Catholic faith and tradition. Again I thank their sponsors, Rosie, Barbara, Peter & Angeles. A special thank you to Anna, who coordinated the whole process of the RCIA Program this year. I am very grateful for her great generosity that she has given to this vital Ministry in our Parish.
In a very special way I would also like to thank our gifted Parishioners Natania Nat Image and Vishwa Snaps by Lucas for capturing these special moments over the Holy Triduum.
Blessings Fr Jan
NEW PARISH BANK ACCOUNT DETAILS
The ADF has changed banking details for those who have been direct depositing periodically:-
The New Bank Account details are:-
Darra Jindalee Catholic Church
BSB: 064 786