Liturgical Ministry Formation Workshops

Carmel Bulletin, 6 October 2019 We are merely servants: we have done no more than our duty.Luke 17:10 Today’s gospel reminds us of the humility of serving others.  One way that we can place ourselves at the service of God and our neighbour is through engagement in liturgical ministry.  The Second Vatican Council reminds us … Continue reading Liturgical Ministry Formation Workshops

Who Do People See As They Come to Our Church?

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?

Help Us Build a Welcoming Community

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

An Opportunity to Serve

Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all. (Mark 9:35) Today’s gospel reminds us of the centrality of service to Jesus’ identity, and thus the centrality of service to our living the mission of Christ.  Sharing in the death and resurrection of Jesus means that we share in the … Continue reading An Opportunity to Serve

Serving Others

Carmel Bulletin, 4 June 2017 You may have heard the saying: You can please some people all of the time, or everyone some of the time, but you can never please everyone all the time. Imagine, then, trying to consider the needs and desires of a parish community as diverse as ours when it comes … Continue reading Serving Others