Posted by admin - 04/07/15 10:53AM - -
Karntilmun Angela Ninnal of Yek Nangu clan and Yilimu Bernadine Kungul of Rak Dirringara clan worked on the logo with the theme:
The Heart of Jesus beats within us all. Kandji Michael Parmbuk of Rak Wambu clan was then asked to undertake the work. The image of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is central in the presentation and picks up an image in the spirituality that has been particularly prominent in the history of the Catholic Church at Wadeye and for that matter throughout the NT.
You might note though the lines surrounding the heart which indicate that, along with the theme, the heart beats and is a living heart; a blazing fire also rests upon the top of the heart. It is a strong image using the fire, the blood from a wounded heart, the crown, all symbols that have been strong symbols for the Catholic Community here.
The heart is surrounded by a band indicating the Aboriginal clans and family groups that have gathered together from the many different directions to know the love of God found in the
heart of Jesus.
Blue is very much the colour that people in these parts associate with Mary, the mother of Jesus, and who is closely associated with the Sacred Heart under the title of Our Lady of the Sacred
Heart and the name of the Wadeye Parish. Mary under this title is prominent in the prayer and devotions of the people of Wadeye. Our Lady of the Sacred Heart is also the patroness of the
Diocese of Darwin.Full Story
The "Same-Sex Marriage" Debate
Posted by admin - 04/06/15 06:12PM - -
At this time in history there is much discussion about the meaning of marriage. Some suggest that it is unjustly discriminatory not to allow people with same-sex attraction to marry someone of the same sex. Others believe that marriage is an institution uniting a man and a woman. We wish by this pastoral letter to engage with this debate, present the Church’s teaching to the faithful, and explain the position of the Catholic faithful to the wider community.
The Catholic tradition teaches that every human being is a unique and irreplaceable person, created in the image of God and loved by Him.
Download the full text on the following link:
Dont Mess With Marriage
The Church's Truth Justice and Healing CEO to Visit Deanery
Posted by admin - 26/05/15 11:59AM - -
At the invitation of the North Coast Deanery, Francis Sullivan is coming to meet us and to speal to us.
Francis Sullivan is CEO of the Truth, Justice and Healing Council set up by the Australian Catholic Bishop's Conference and teh Catholic Religious of Australia to assist Catholic Church agencies to give an authentic and co-operative response to the Royal Commission into institutional child abuse.
The Venue: Stella Maris Church, Baden Powell Street Maroochydore.
The Time: 7.00pm
The Day: Wednesday 10th June.
Like Tongues of Fire!
Posted by admin - 01/05/15 12:18PM - -
A Vision of Pentecost
You are invited to contribute to an installation in St Joseph's celebrating the gift of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.
Can you create a symbol of the Holy Spirit out of card or cloth or plastic?
Tongues of fire, doves, hearts on fire made out of that material and decorated need to be received by the 14th May, in two weeks time. So get working!
It needs to be at up to 25 cm in height.
If we can get about 400 such items we will have a spectacular sight.
Some of the school students are already working on the project.
The plan is to have it in place for the Confirmations on the 16th May and the 5th June.Full Story
Posted by admin - 19/04/15 11:16AM - -
The Parish Mass for Anzac Day on Saturday, 25th April will be held at 7.45am. and not at the time advertised in the Parish Newsletter.