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Holy Trinity Church, parish office & presbytery
3 Strangways Street, Curtin ACT 2605
Monsignor John Woods
(02) 6281 3999
Mon - 9 - 3.30pm; Wed - 9 - 4.30pm; Fri - 9 - 3.30pm

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Sacraments of Initiation 2020

In anticipation of your diaries filling up with appointments for the coming year, please note the following dates for the Sacraments of Initiation in 2020:  

Term One  First Reconciliation Parent Information Night 25 February 2020
          Sacramental Celebration 2 April 2020
Term Two Confirmation Parent Information Night 5 May 2020
          Sacramental Celebration 16 & 17 June 2020
Term Three First Eucharist Parent Information Night 4 August 2020
          Sacramental Celebration 12 & 13 September 2020

Please claim these dates in your diary now. Thank you in anticipation. Meanwhile, if you have any enquiries regarding these Sacraments please contact the Parish Office.

 

All Connected

The Corona virus (COIVD-19) and the bushfires have starkly reminded us that we are all connected. So too today’s Gospel confirms that our behaviour, our morality impacts the common good. Jesus cites the Torah (the law) but then like the prophets of old offers an extended, even radical understanding. And so, to be reconciled with another "takes priority over the duty of worship" (Brendan Byrne SJ). Or again, the prohibition on adultery sees Jesus in a very contemporary manner ask whether a woman is an object of male lust "or is she a fellow being with whom dealings in any area, including the sexual, must be based upon equality of relationship, fidelity and consent? When the latter prevails, the old prohibition simply becomes unnecessary." Byrne notes that which draws the "pronouncements of Jesus together is a sense of human life as essentially relational: it flourishes where respect, faithfulness, and consideration of the other prevail." In view of Jesus’s expanded understanding of the letter of the Torah, last week’s release of Pope Francis’s apostolic exhortation Querida Amazonia (Beloved Amazonia) is timely and challenging. Archbishop Mark Coleridge, President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, noted that "the Amazon is remote from us but the issues are not." Indigenous culture (cf. this week’s report to Parliament on closing the gap) and an integral understanding of ecology are moral issues that challenge us too. So too in view of the Plenary Council the need for all the baptised to play their role for the Church to be an effective witness to values which respect and build up each and all. Fr John

Upcoming Events

During Lent

After discussion with the Parish Liturgy Committee and Parish Pastoral Council, during Lent there will be 7-7.30pm Tuesday Stations of the Cross alternating with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 March, with our parish hosting the Regional 2nd Rite of Reconciliation on Tues 7 April. During the year the PPC will host a series of talks in the Parish Centre which will be of interest to all parishioners. Details to follow. Finally, keep in your prayers the beer and pizza night conversation the PPC will host with some post school parishioners around their take on faith, the Church etc.
Transfiguartion Parish
3 Strangways Street Curtin 2605
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