We Too Might Have a New Life

Carmel Bulletin, 1 April 2018 Do you not know that all of us who have been baptised into Christ Jesus were baptised into his death? Therefore we have been buried with him by baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too … Continue reading We Too Might Have a New Life

Walking the Walk

Our Judeo-Christian tradition includes many long journeys towards a unique encounter with God.  The Israelites’ search for the Promised Land, Elijah fleeing to Mount Horeb, and Joseph and Mary travelling to Bethlehem are some example.  Jesus’ own long journey of his public ministry ultimately leads to his final journey to Golgotha. Many Christians since have … Continue reading Walking the Walk

As the Church fasts, so does the church fast

Carmel bulletin, 12 March 2017 When arriving at Mass last Sunday, one of young parishioners observed that the church looked very bare. Perhaps you noticed this as well.  It may have been the lack of flowers or banners.  It may have been that there was less music within the Mass than what you’re used to. … Continue reading As the Church fasts, so does the church fast

Sprinkling with Holy Water

One way in which we mark the Easter Season in the celebration of the Sunday Mass at Wentworthville is by using the rite of sprinkling of holy water.  When it is celebrated, it takes the place of the usual Penitential Act in the Introductory Rites. As the texts used for this rite make clear, sprinkling … Continue reading Sprinkling with Holy Water