St Peter's and St Mary of the Cross Mackillop Parish Epping/Epping North
Parish Priest:
Rev. Maurie Cooney
Address:
St Peter's 13 Davisson Street Epping 3076
Email:
epping@cam.org.au
Telephone:
9401 6300
Fax:
9401 6350

Upcoming Events

Paver Update

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COMMEMORATIVE PAVER UPDATE If you ordered a paver in the second round offer, they have now been set in garden.........please take some time and walk through this beautiful space.

BEING REFLECTIVE in this JUBILEE YEAR OF MERCY

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We invite you to visit WEBSITES that offer brief reflection and prayer opportunities. Here is a beginning: Google: PRAY AS YOU GO – HOME Reflective prayer evenings will be offered later in the year. Our invitation is that we be prayerful people. Fr Martin and Sr Maureen

SVDP Winter Appeal

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Members of our local St Vincent de Paul Conference will be asking for your support of the 2016 Vinnies Winter Appeal … the theme for this year is ‘Rethink Homelessness’, with a focus on women experiencing homelessness. With the onset of winter, comes the very real prospect of some people in our community being without a home, food & warm clothing … there are many ways you can help …By buying some additional non-perishable food; toiletries; Knitting beanies and scarves; Purchasing a warm blanket; By monetary donation; Donating now at vinnies.org.au/winterappeal phone 13 18 12

MERCY RECONCILIATION

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POPE FRANCIS INVITES US IN THIS JUBILEE YEAR OF MERCY to a time of grace through the SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION. We are making this possible by celebrating the 2nd RITE OF THE SACRAMENT monthly from now until November 2016 at 7.30pm. The dates and places are as follows: 3rd August Wed at SMCM - 8th Sept Thurs at St Peters - 5th October Wed at SMCM - 10th Nov Thurs at St Peters You may choose to come to the month’s REFLECTION ON DIFFERENT ASPECTS OF MERCY, WITHOUT STAYING FOR THE SACRAMENT. Come! Be with us in prayer Wednesday 3 August 7.30pm SMCM............. IF you are unable to join us please download the 'Year of Mercy Reconciliation' program to the right

MISSIONARY OF MERCY

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MISSIONARY OF MERCY [FR RICHARD SHORTALL SJ] Saturday 30 July  5.30pm Mass St Mary of the Cross Mackillop - 47 Farmhouse Blvd Epping North Sunday 31 July  9am and 10.30am Masses  St Peter’s -  13 Davisson Street Epping Fr Richard Shortall sj will be celebrating Mass with our Community.  He is one of two Missionaries of Mercy for the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy in Australia.   Fr Shortall currently travels around the diocese of Maitland-Newcastle in a second hand motor home to rural parishes that have no resident priest.  He will be speaking with us about the Mercy of God.  All welcome!!

RCIA

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We state on our Parish Newssheet – “The love of CHRIST urges us on” – and at no better time do we see this in our Church than though the journey of RCIA. As part of God’s Church we are entering into the time of year where we invite those in our community who may be pondering about the Catholic Faith and wondering how to answer God’s invitation to them to enter into a relationship with Jesus and with our Church. The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is our Catholic response to those wishing to know more about being a Catholic. Soon, that journey will begin. If you, or if you know of someone, has some questions about RCIA, ask them to ring me, Sandy Starbuck – 9401 6312.

St Mary of the Cross Feast Day

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St Mary of the Cross Feast Day Celebration Be a part of the celebrations on Saturday 6 August. Celebrations begin @ 5pm with a community Procession followed by Mass and a BIG party with food, music and dancing. BYO dinner food to share and drinks. RSVP parish office by 30 July 9401 6300


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Archbishop Hart Visit April 2016

Year Of MERCY Reconciliation program
17th Sunday in Ordinary Time Yr C 24 July 2016
16th Sunday in Ordinary Time Yr C 17 July 2016
15th Sunday in Ordinary Time Yr C 10 July 2016