This service is for women and men who have suffered loss of a baby, as well as for their children and their extended family and friends, whether the loss be recent or historic.
All are welcome regardless of the type of loss they have experienced, whether they have been through miscarriage, abortion, still birth, early infant loss or any type of baby or child loss.
If you need to say goodbye to a baby or to grief, or you want to come along with a friend who needs to say goodbye, you are welcome.
Loss at any stage is traumatic. Early loss is often not acknowledged or discussed, with commemorative services seldom taking place, whilst services for babies who are stillborn or lost in early years, are usually conducted while parents are in a fog of grief and pain.
This services will give you the opportunity to stand with other people ‘who know’ the pain of losing a child, and acknowledge and remember your lost children.
The Australian Catholic Bishops have released their Social Justice Statement for 2016-2017 – Social Justice in an aging society. Go to https://www.catholic.org.au/acbc-media/media-centre/media-releases-new/1871-social-justice-sunday-statement-2016/file to download.
Broken Bay Institute & Australian Catholic Bishops Conference present 12th National eConference “MERCY : A Way of Being in the World” The eConference will be broadcasted live in the Parish Office Conference Room on Tuesday, 20th September 2016 commencing at 10am for a 10:30am start & finishing at 2:45pm. (Morning tea & Lunch will be provided). Speakers: Archbishop Mark Coleridge | Mr Phil Glendenning | Sr Veronica Lawson RSM Please register at the Parish Office on 4151 6666. (Gold Coin Donation accepted to offset Catering Costs – Thank You)
In preparation for Mother Teresa’s Canonisation next Sunday, a Novena will take place beginning today. At the following times there will be a period of Adoration during which the Novena and Rosary will be said. If you are unable to make some or all of the sessions you may like to say it privately;
copies of the Novena can be found at the entrance of each church.
Day 1(Sat 27th Aug) St Patrick’s 5:30pm(before vigil Mass)
Day 2(Sun 28th Aug) Holy Rosary after 8am Mass
Day 3(Mon 29th Aug) Holy Rosary 5:15pm
Day 4(Tue 30th Aug) Holy Rosary 5:15pm
Day 5(Wed 31st Aug) St Patrick’s 5pm
Day 6(Thu 1st Sept) Holy Rosary 5:15pm
Day 7(Fri 2nd Sept) Holy Rosary 5:15pm
Day 8(Sat 3rd Sept) St Mary’s after 7:30am liturgy
Day 9(Sun 4th Sept) Holy Rosary after 8am Mass
(Mon 5th Sept) Feast of St Mother Teresa
The pilgrims from the Rockhampton Diocese have maintained a blog during World Youth Day. You can visit it at https://rockywyd.wordpress.com/