Please remember St Peter & St Paul’s in your prayers as they celebrate their Patronal Festival.
To mark the patron saints' day for the little church at Tregeagle the congregation is planning a large celebration:
Please join us on: June 30th 10.00am. Praise Service with a Graze morning tea to follow.
Our regular fifth Sunday Praise 'n' Graze will highlight the ministries of these two early leaders of Christianity: Come and celebrate with us!
An ancient wisdom practice of saying goodbye to the one you love.
This sacred ceremony of anointing is a massage, a prayer of love and gratitude that honors and celebrates the life of your loved one.
Tea and coffee and lunch will be provided.
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Deirdre Ni Chinneide offers retreats, workshops and performs spiritual music /song comes from the Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland. Deirdre is a psychotherapist/spiritual director and singer/composer. She is in Australia for a short time in October and will offer a retreat/workshop Saturday Oct 19 (9am – 3pm) at the Archer Mountain Earth Community (AMEC) and an afternoon of music and song from Ireland in the church hall at Woodford for the local community and beyond on Sunday 20th October (2.00pm – 4.30pm) .
The Celtic Spirit travels widely and seeks to retrieve what the heart has been lost and longed for in these current times. The experiences offered through music, ritual, reflection, sharing, poetry and song invite participants into connecting with their deepest desires for peace in a spirit of relaxation, enchantment and joy. The Celts spoke of crossing ‘thresholds’ that took them into places where they were able to connect deeply with the natural world and with those who shared their life’s journey. It was referred to as a ‘thin place’. Please come, enjoy and learn more about Celtic music and song and its special gift to our world that struggles to live in the way of love and harmony.
Donation: Retreat: $30 includes morning tea
Concert: $20 includes afternoon tea
Contact: Peter Harney
Six Day Silent Retreat for Advent
“Hearts Open to Love”
30 Nov—6 Dec 2019, Mercy Place, Bardon, Brisbane.
Please register at : https://www.trybooking.com/BAMUQ
“Leaning into silence, we will open ourselves to contemplation and to our deepest longing to
become so one with our indwelling God that we say: "I live no longer, but He lives in me." In the beautiful setting of Mercy Place, drawing on the rich wisdom of mystics and poets, we will cultivate rhythms of slow attentiveness, preparing the womb of our hearts to receive the One child. The retreat will be
directed and will offer morning and evening contemplative communal prayer, Eucharist and opportunity for spiritual direction for all drawn to it.”
Guided and directed by Catherine Hefferan and Robyn Fitzgerald.
Hearts open to love
Mercy Place, 371 Simpson Rd, Bardon, Brisbane
Leaning into silence, we will open ourselves to contemplation and to our deepest longing to become so one with our indwelling God that we say: "I live no longer, but He lives in me." In the beautiful setting of Mercy Place, drawing on the rich wisdom of mystics and poets, we will cultivate rhythms of slow attentiveness, preparing the womb of our hearts to receive the
One child. The retreat will be directed and will offer morning and evening contemplative communal prayer, Eucharist and opportunity for spiritual direction for all drawn to it.
Guided and Directed by Catherine Hefferan rsm and Robyn Fitzgerald
Download Retreat form
The men of the Parish would love to serve you breakfast on Saturday 15 June. Time: 7.30am for 7.45am. Cost: $10 per person. This can be dropped into the office or given at services. All women of the Parish and their friends are invited. There will be a short talk by a prominent young person.
In the heart of Western Australia, the Burrup Peninsula, or Murujuga as it’s known to the Traditional Owners, hosts the oldest and largest concentration of rock art in the world; a dramatic, ancient landscape so sacred that it shouldn’t be looked upon at all except by its Traditional Owners. This site of incalculable historic, aesthetic and continuing cultural value is now being threatened by industrialisation and development.
Since colonisation the Burrup has become home to salt mines, iron ore port facilities and one of Australia’s largest gas plants. But the First Peoples of the Pilbara are fighting back on behalf of this most sacred of places and other important sites on their Country – documenting the rock art, recording sacred sites and battling to get their unique cultural heritage recognised, ‘digitised’ and celebrated.
What is National Reconciliation Week?
Sunday 2 June is Reconciliation Sunday. National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories,
cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.
The dates for NRW remain the same each year; 27 May to 3 June. These dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation
journey— the successful 1967 referendum, and the High Court Mabo
Reconciliation must live in the hearts, minds and actions of all Australians as we move forward, creating a nation strengthened by respectful
relationships between the wider Australian community, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
How can we participate
1. Begin a journey of cultural awareness by a visit to this
2. Acknowledgement of country at our service
3. Flying of both the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags.
4. The screening of a recommended Indigenous film on 1 June ?
As we edge closer towards 100 years of BCA on 26 May 2019, we remember the people who have gone before us and those who shared the vision of spreading the good news of Jesus Christ across our nation.
BCA’s role over the years grew and developed as different needs arose. Over the last century BCA has enjoyed responsibility for ministries ranging from flying padres, church services, Scripture in schools and family counselling, to welfare and medical services. Mission vans, hostels, hospitals, the Flying Medical Service, Mail Bag Sunday School, clergy, nurses and others played their part in taking the love of Christ to all corners of our vast continent. Men and women took the good news of Jesus and shared His love in practical ways. BCA worked hard to meet people’s physical, emotional and spiritual needs in locations that were starved of services and support systems. A number of our original ministries remain today in addition to new ministries that have been added over the years.
The basic characteristics of the men and women who serve Bush Church Aid – their great love of God, their unwavering determination and perseverance – have not changed in nearly 100 years.
All at BCA look forward to celebrating the men and women of God who have gone before us in the name of Christ. We want you to join in our celebrations. There will be special services at St Andrew’s Cathedral in Sydney and we have invited churches across the country to take part in BCA Sunday. We are in the process of putting together resources that you can use in your church, Sunday School or Bible study group.
BCA Centenary Prayer
Almighty and gracious God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We praise you for planting your fruitful word in this land over many generations, through many different ministries, and we rejoice that many Australians have found new life through faith in Jesus.
Today we especially thank you for your faithfulness in sustaining the work of the Bush Church Aid Society over the past one hundred years.
We grieve that we have not always shown your love and truth in our common life. We recognise the injustices done to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and ask that you would help us walk together as one, reconciled through Christ.
Please continue to pour out your Spirit on your church, so that we might reach Australia for Christ. Raise up many labourers and empower us to be your witnesses, so that this nation would worship its true Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ,
In whose name we pray, Amen
It is still possible to join the silent day Sounding Silence with Catherine Hefferan rsm and Peter Heaney fsc, this Saturday 4th May.
This beautiful day will be a contemplation through the poetry of St John of the Cross in his Dark Night, Silent Night, Song of the Night, Darkening in the Night, Serene Night, and signs during the Night of the Senses.
The day will be held at Rous Mill Community Hall, Rous Mill (near Alstonville) on Saturday 4th May, 9.00 for 9.30am until 3.30. Morning tea, tea and coffee will be provided.
You are invited to bring your own lunch to share, creative expressive materials, journal and a blanket, and a comfortable chair/blanket if you wish. A donation of $20.00 for ANSD members and $25.00 for friends is suggested.
Rous Mill Hall can be found on Google Maps by following this link: Rous Mill Community Hall
Please RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org