Bulletin for the week of October 24th - 30th, 2004.
St. Malachy - Saturday 7:00 P.M.
Welcome to new parishioners:
THIRTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (C) OCTOBER 24th, 2004
NB: The time changes next weekend. Don't forget to change your clocks!SANCTUARY LAMP - O.L.V.
October 24 - November 6 for the intentions of Veronica Smith.
LAST TUESDAY'S PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL (PPC) MEETING:
We also continued reflecting on our September 19 launch session. One of the items we discussed was having a gettogether with parents that have younger children to see what we as two parishes can do to assist parents when it comes to the faith formation of their children. It is certainly a challenge today.
Another interesting item came up in the form of showing our appreciation for the many parishioners that "make our Sunday Eucharist work", the various ministers. We thought of a gettogether over lunch on Saturday, November 27, let us say from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. It would serve as an excellent opportunity to hear about each other's experiences and needs. We'll keep you posted.
DISCOVERING JESUS CHRIST: THE PATH TO FREEDOM:
The document is the result of what in the diocese we have been studying and discussing in a variety of settings over the last 10-15 years or so: where are we as Church going? How are we today to live from and offer to others the Gospel of Jesus Christ? A tough question for which there are no easy answers. What the above mentioned document does is outline the basic orientation for the next 10-15 years. It is realistic and humble enough not to give pre-packaged answers. It is more inspirational in nature. That is why one cannot say "Oh, I have read it." and then leave it at that. It needs to be read over and over again. And then slowly one begins to get the thrust of it.
The title is interesting and captures the orientation very well: Discovering Jesus Christ: The Path to Freedom. While the translator has done a remarkable job, there are a few places where, unfortunately, she did not get it. One of them is the subtitle "A Christian Education Program." The original French is "Project de formation a la vie chretienne". There is a significant difference between the two. I find the English translation quite misleading. (That must be the former teacher in me, I guess.)
Over the next little while I may try my hand on summarising the document in our bulletin. This is not meant as a substitute for reading it, but to encourage the reading of it and the chewing on it.
LAST SATURDAY'S DIOCESAN LITURGY WORKSHOP:
Why this sort of work? The church's liturgy is one of those four poles that make up parish life. It is not something the priest does and that we simply attend. We all participate in it. As Zita Maier says in last week's Prairie Messenger: "Liturgy is not a spectator sport. The people in the pews are not an audience. They are participants. It is an ongoing challenge. We are dealing with a culture that tends to have us tune out because we're not being entertained."ANYONE INTERESTED?
The Diocesan Pastoral Council is seeking a representative from the English Parishes. It meets nine times per year and its meetings are conducted in French, but our representative is welcome to speak in English. In other words, a functional bilingualism is required.
The next meetings are November 10 and December 8.
All are welcome!
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