Carmel Bulletin, 27 October 2018 In the Gospel reading at Mass today, Bartimaeus is healed of his blindness. He has the faith and courage to ask Jesus to do what would be impossible for mere mortals like us. It seems likely that the first thing that Bartimaeus sees is the face of Jesus – a … Continue reading Who Do People See As They Come to Our Church?
In the Gospel reading at Mass today, Jesus sets the challenge for the disciples: living in the likeness of Christ requires us to place ourselves at the service of others. When we gather for Mass, that service to others begins from the moment people walk in the door. Our vision as a parish is that … Continue reading Help Us Build a Welcoming Community
Carmel Bulletin, 14 June 2015 Recently, the pastoral council facilitated a parish forum that was focused on our parish vision that all families feel supported, connected and valued as they live and grow in their faith. At that forum, some people recalled the practice of a former parish priest, Fr Laurie, who encouraged us to … Continue reading Welcome and Hospitality
Carmel Bulletin, 8 February 2015 There’s a hardware retailer that has large, green stores all over the country that clearly trains its staff to do a very simple task. Almost every time you pass an employee in the store, they make a point of saying hello. The whole point of this is that people feel … Continue reading Hospitality
Church Renewal Committee Report The Church Renewal Committee met this week with architect Jesse Mowbray. Jesse outlined to the committee the terms of the Client and Architect Agreement and responded to questions. The committee passed the motion that Fr Paul sign the agreement, which formally commissioned Jesse to develop three possible design concepts for the … Continue reading 18/11/12 – Church Renewal Committee Report and Name Tags