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Working Bee

This Saturday

11 November

Come along and share

an hour or two


Ministry Leaders Meeting

Wed 21 November, 7.30pm


 

 To acknowledge all the generous and faithful service by so many parishioners we celebrate on

Thursday 30 November, 7.30pm

MASS OF THANKSGIVING & SUPPER

All are invited


 Celebrate the Babe

Sat. 2 December, 7 pm

 

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What are wonderful day we had on Sunday 15 October! For anyone with an affinity for the Discalced Carmelites, October 15 is a special day. It is the feast of St Teresa of Jesus, otherwise known as Teresa of Avila. Inspired by Teresa's desire for renewal and reform in the Church of 16th century Spain, we chose this day to gather as a community of faith and assess the situation of our Parish.

 

We had for our reflection the recently published results from the National Church Life Survey (NCLS) for our Parish. Certain areas were highlighted in the presentations by the Parish Pastoral Council and we were also ably assisted in our deliberations by Darren McDowell from the Bishop's Office.

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A big "THANK YOU" to all who particpated in this plenary meeting - almost 100 parishioners attended. Thanks to all who worked behind the scenes to make the day such a great success: those who ensured that we were suitably "fed and watered"; the PPC, for the the many hours of meetings they held to prepare the presentation of the survey results.

 

I am very proud to belong to this Parish and I look forward to the exciting and challenging times ahead. We can be encouraged by the words of Pope Francis:

 

The parish is not an outdated institution; precisely because it possesses great flexibility, it can assume quite different contours depending on (its) openness and missionary creativity...

The Joy of the Gospel, 28

 


 

NCLS Results for OLMC Parish

 

Our responses to the National Church Life Survey have been compiled and are available in the "WHO WE ARE" drop-down menu at the top of the page.

 

There you will find an 8 page summary and the full 32 page report for our Parish. There are some very interesting statistics.

Parish Prayer

Creator God

Life is Your gift to me. Through Baptism, you invite me to share the gift of my life in service to others. Be with me as I choose each day to show Your presence in our world. Give me the courage and generosity to respond to Your love, to Your call. I pray especially for those who serve you in ministry at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish. May we bear the "Good News" to those in need. Keep us close to you. Open the minds and hearts of many other men, women and young people that they may accept Your challenge to build the Kingdom in our parish.
We ask this prayer through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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