Laudato Si – with guest speaker Fr Trevor Trotter

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Fr Trevor Trotter discusses Laudato Si’ – A new vision of our connection with everyone and everything from Pope Francis

Trevor was ordained as a Columban missionary priest in 1970. After working in the Philippines, he did studies in Scripture in Rome. In Chicago he trained as a spiritual director. His latest  overseas missionary appointment was Hong Kong for five years. He now works as the Director of the Diaconate Program in the Archdiocese of Brisbane. He also provides Recollection Days and Spiritual Direction for the clergy in the Brisbane and Rockhampton Dioceses.

Sunday 21 February 2016 3.30pm – 5pm Conference Room Parish Office and repeated on Wednesday 24 February 2016 5.30pm – 7pm.
For more information or to register please contact the Parish Office on 4151 6666

MenAlive retreat 2015

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Over 30 men attended Shalom Chapel for the annual MenAlive retreat. This year was based on Authentic Manhood and facilitated by MenAlive’s Michael Forbes and Peter Shakhovskoy.

Social Justice Sunday – 27 September

The 2015–16 Social Justice Statement is titled For those who’ve come across the seas: justice for refugees and asylum seekers.  Australia’s Bishops ask us to re-examine our responses to refugees and asylum seekers. They remind us of the nearly 60 million people around the world who are displaced from their homes and of the war and violence that are devastating countries in the Middle East, Africa and Asia. When people come to us seeking refuge, can we in conscience respond to them with cruel and self-defeating policies such as offshore processing and indefinite detention?

For further details about the Social Justice Statement, visit the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council website www.socialjustice.catholic.org.au or call (02) 8306 3499.

Atrium Invitation

Atrium of the Good Shepherd will be officially opened and blessed on Sunday 4th October at 9.15am following the Holy Rosary 8am Mass, this is an open invitation to all parishioners and visitors. Atrium is situated behind Holy Rosary Church (70 Woongarra Street).

Ecumenical luncheon helps raise $15,000 for drought relief

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Attendees were treated to an excellent presentation from mountaineer and Vocation Director for the Archdiocese of Brisbane, Fr Morgan Batt. The ecumenical Luncheon and previous fund-raising efforts raised approximately $15,000 and will be sent to the Drought-Relief Committee in the West to distribute to approximately 150 families who are suffering as a result of the 3 year Drought.

Fr Peter Greene passes away

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Fr Peter Greene passed away peacefully on Tuesday in Rockhampton. He was educated at the Range College and Christian Brothers’ College, worked for the public service for 2 years then entered Banyo Seminary in 1947. He was ordained in St Joseph’s Cathedral 28th June 1955 by Bishop Tynan, spent 3 years working in the Missions in Papua New Guinea in the mid 60’s and worked in most areas of the Diocese including a large amount of time in Bundaberg. He was 87 years old.

There will be a Vigil Mass at 6.30pm Thursday 16 July – St Peter’s Church, Allenstown (Rockhampton) and a Requiem Mass – 10.00am Friday 17 July – St Joseph’s Cathedral.

Plans are currently underway to also have a memorial service in Bundaberg.

“Religion – Catalyst for Violence or Peace? Probing the Abrahamic Traditions for Answers”

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This eConference will tap into interfaith issues surrounding the three Abrahamic traditions: Christianity, Judaism and Islam. The aim is to explore the potential for these traditions to cultivate peace in a world that associates Religion with violence.

 

The eConference will be streamed live over the internet on –

 

DATE: Tuesday, 23 June 2015

LOCATION: The Catholic Parish of Bundaberg, Rossolini Place, Level 1, 66 Woongarra Street, Bundaberg

TIME: Arrive 9.30am for a 10am start – concluding at 2.30pm

 

SPEAKERS:
Imam Mohamad Abdalla
Associate Professor at the School of Humanities, Griffith University, Queensland.

Amy-Jill Levine
Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of New Testament Studies, and Professor of Jewish Studies, Vanderbilt Divinity School and College of Arts and Science, USA.

Rev Dorothy Lee
Dean of the Theological School and the Frank Woods Professor in New Testament, Trinity College Theological School, University of Divinity, Victoria.

Terry Lovat
Emeritus Professor and Postgraduate Theology Convenor, University of Newcastle and Senior Research Fellow, Philosophy, Religion & Education, University of Oxford, UK.

 

If you are interested, please RSVP the Parish Office 4151 6666 to advise of your attendance by Friday 19 June 2015.

 

For more information:
http://www.bbi.catholic.edu.au/eConference