Three Things About the Eucharist We’ve Learnt from COVID-19

This weekend, the Church in Australia celebrates the feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. It takes on particular significance this year, given that our weekly celebration of the Eucharist has been put on hold due to coronavirus restrictions. Reflecting on this experience gives us an opportunity to more deeply appreciate what … Continue reading Three Things About the Eucharist We’ve Learnt from COVID-19

Our Marian Shrine

Carmel Bulletin, 21 July 2019 Last Sunday, we celebrated the Solemnity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.  Under this title, the Carmelite family and our parish invoke the patronage and protection of Mary, our mother and sister in faith. Many people have a very strong devotion to Mary under this title.  Some wear a scapular, … Continue reading Our Marian Shrine

I Am the Bread of Life

Carmel Bulletin, 5 August 2018 The usual semicontinuous reading of Mark’s gospel during Ordinary Time in Year B is always put on hold at this point of the year while we listen to chapter 6 from John.  John chooses not to repeat the recount of the Last Supper that we see in the other gospels.  … Continue reading I Am the Bread of Life

Communion of the Sick

Carmel Bulletin, 15 June 2014 Last week, Fr Paul wrote about the small change that will occur to the sending forth of ministers taking Communion to the sick.  This change comes into effect next weekend. The intention is that this sending forth of ministers will now form a part of the blessing and dismissal rites … Continue reading Communion of the Sick

Ministry to the Sick

Carmel Bulletin, 8 June 2014 An important aspect of our pastoral care of each other is prayer for and outreach to our fellow parishioners who are unwell. It is heartening to see that many parishioners are certainly mindful of others who are unwell and assiduous in commending them to our prayers.  A number of parishioners … Continue reading Ministry to the Sick