CONSCIOUSLY SHAPE A MORE JUST SOCIETY
Actively support Vinnies
Volunteer with MSC Mission Group
Connect with and advocate for refugees
Engage with parish pastoral care group
Creat/promote social justice events
Develop social justice awareness in our parish
TO LEAD ALL PEOPLE TO THE SOURCE OF LIVING WATER
We want you to be part of creating a community where all who come to praise God – the regular, the intermittent, the unchurched –will feel valued, accepted, nourished and loved.
We want to expand our welcoming ministry and invite you to consider being part of it.
Could you help to convey a sense of joyful welcome?
Some ways are:
join one of our Parish groups
pray for us to become a more welcoming community
visit a new parishioner or someone unable to attend mass
greet those coming to worship in the carpark, the foyer or the Hall
teach some of the younger parishioners knitting or car/building maintenance
cook or take a meal to someone who needs our care
meet someone new at Mass every week and remember their name
SOCIAL JUSTICE NEWS
Supporting Hutt Street Centre
After outstanding success assisting our local "Vinnies" restock their bunker, we are now turning to help the Hutt Street Centre as they continue their work with those who are living rough during these cold winter months.
Over the next 4-6 weeks we would like parishioners to bring to the Parish Centre (during usual office hours) the below items that have been specifically identified by Hutt Street as required.
There will be tubs inside the porch area for items to be deposited in.
If you are unable to drop items off, please call the Parish Office or Cheryl on 0427 351 008 to organise collection.
You can bring just one or two things, or a few items at a time, whatever suits you best.
Items will be collected and taken into Hutt Street every couple of weeks to help the vulnerable.
Missionaries of the Sacred Heart: Published: Monday, 08 June 2020 22:23
BLACK LIVES MATTER
Missionaries of the Sacred Heart believe that all lives matter – and, in the context of current events, protest and championing causes, BLACK LIVES MATTER.
Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, and members of the Chevalier Family, are members of all races. Our Superior General, Abzalon, himself from Guatamala, has just changed his Facebook photo.
We felt a moment of affirmation in our ministry with Age/ Sydney Morning Herald journalist, Tony Wright, who went to school at Monivae in the 1960s, when he wrote, June 6th 2020:
The second sentence has been italicised for emphasis,
“At our faraway school, we had begun to take notice of the dreadful state of relations between white and black Australia. Even if our understanding of the subject was unsophisticated, many of our teachers were missionaries who drilled into us the social and spiritual evils of racial inequality.”
Tony Wright has frequently noted Monivae – referring to it as ‘our faraway school’.
In the coming weeks, the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart website will have more on Tony Wright's writing on race themes and Monivae in the 1960s.