Posted by admin - 25/10/14 09:54AM - -
Message of the Synod Assembly on the pastoral challenges to the family in the context of evangelisation
18 October 2014 (VIS) – This morning a press conference was held in the Holy See Press Office to present the Message of the Third Extraordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, dedicated to the “Pastoral challenges to the family in the context of evangelisation” (5-19 October). The speakers were Cardinals Raymundo Damasceno Assis, archbishop of Aparecida, Brazil, delegate president; Gianfranco Ravasi, president of the Pontifical Council for Culture and president of the Commission for the Message and Oswald Gracias, archbishop of Bombay, India. The full text of the message is published in the full story link.
Archciocesan Policy Documents
Posted by admin - 14/10/14 12:34PM - -
With the focus lately on Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults in the Church many people are taking advantage of the training sessions provided. It is imporant that we implement best practice in this area of concern. There will be an additional training session provided here in Nambour on Saturday, 7th February, 2015.
On this site we have provided a few of the policy documents that are being intrduced around the Archdiocese. They can be found under the Menu Item "Our Parish - Policy Documents".Full Story
A Crown for Australia
Posted by admin - 27/09/14 06:43AM - -
The 2014 Australian Bishops Social Justice Statement is called "A Crown for Australia, Striving for the Best in our Sporting Nation."
This Sunday the 28th September is Social Justice Sunday.
You can download the statement here A Crown for Australia.Full Story
"Disturb Us Lord"
Posted by admin - 26/08/14 05:47PM - -
Disturb us, Lord, when
We are too well pleased with ourselves,
When our dreams have come true
Because we have dreamed too little,
When we arrived safely
Because we sailed too close to the shore.
Disturb us, Lord, when
With the abundance of things we possess
We have lost our thirst
For the waters of life;
Having fallen in love with life,
We have ceased to dream of eternity
And in our efforts to build a new earth,
We have allowed our vision
Of the new Heaven to dim.
Disturb us, Lord, to dare more boldly,
To venture on wider seas
Where storms will show your mastery;
Where losing sight of land,
We shall find the stars.
We ask You to push back
The horizons of our hopes;
And to push into the future
In strength, courage, hope, and love.
(Attributed - Sir Francis Drake -1577)Full Story
National Evangelisation Team conducts Encounter in Nambour
Posted by admin - 23/08/14 10:24AM - -
On Friday, 22nd August members of the National Evangelisation Team came to St Joseph's to conduct and evening Encounter. About forty young people from Caloundra and Nambour attended and had a great time including a wonderful meal prepared by the oldies pictured. Thanks to them and all who contributed to the evening. The young people were given and opportunity to explore their faith journey with Jesus Christ.Full Story