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Cross and the setting sun
12th Sunday in Ordinary Time
This weeks articles and resources below
 
Dear Friend

Our author of the prayers of the people provides this insight into Sunday’s gospel:

 

The festivals of Trinity and the Body and Blood of Christ have eased our transition from Easter back to Ordinary Time. Now for the long haul through to the end of the church’s year. The evangelist Matthew returns as our principal guide. Escorting us through the drama of Jesus’ mission, he alternates action and teaching through to the climax of the cross and ultimate triumph. The demands of discipleship and the complex inter-relationship between the emerging Christian community and its Jewish matrix are a special focus. Jesus has the last word: “I am with you always, to the end of the age” (28:20).
 

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Until next week,
Damien Nolan
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Reflection for Sunday
Flower bloomiing in desert
 

Today’s liturgy recognises the presence of adversity in life, the power of God’s love to bring us through adversity to the fullness of life, and the invitation to trust that powerful love.

 
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A letter to Dorothy Day
Dorothy Day
 

I can remember the day at the end of November in 1980 when you died. You were 83 years of age and living in New York; I was a callow youth of 18 helping homeless people in the inner parts of Melbourne and trying to find my way in the world. 

 
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Prayers of the people
Praying hands
 

The festivals of Trinity and the Body and Blood of Christ have eased our transition from Easter back to Ordinary Time. Now for the long haul through to the end of the church’s year. The evangelist Matthew returns as our principal guide.

 
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Homilist notes
Bible
 

Any lingering joy of Eastertide seems to have receded this Sunday. The readings focus rather relentlessly upon the phenomenon of evil in the world and the fate that appears to await those who would seek to confront it in fidelity to the Gospel.

 
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Music: Suggestions for Sunday
Musical Notes
 

The liturgy team in Wollongong have developed an excellent site for music liturgy. Click to see suggestions for sacred music for this Sunday and beyond..

 
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Daily Prayer
Calendar
 

At pray.com.au we offer resources to guide you everyday through gospel readings, reflection and prayer. Visit the site and please share the link with your friends and fellow parishoners.

 
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Digest of Catholic News
 

1. Puritanical citizenship changes promote less inclusive Australia

 

2. June 20: World Refugee Day

 

3. Stepping out onto the bridge: Father James Martin responds to conversation surrounding his L.G.B.T. book

 

4. Pope sends videomessage for inauguration of mosaics in Malta

 

5. Vatican group considers excommunicating Catholics convicted of corruption or mafia-related crimes

 

6. Letter from Rome

 

7. Filipino Catholics launch signature drive for environment

 

8. Bishop Columba Macbeth-Green discusses the challenge of riding 250km through Cambodia for Catholic Mission

 
 
 
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