Dardanup Boyanup Catholic Parish Bulletin: 14th Sunday Ordinary Time – July 8, 2012

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Dardanup Boyanup Catholic Parish Bulletin: 14th Sunday Ordinary Time – July 8, 2012

  14th Sunday in Ordinary Time 8th of July 2012 Prophets and prophesy have always been part of the heritage of the people of Israel. The prophets were charged with the difficult task of speaking God’s words to a people who did not always want to hear such a difficult message, often about their own failings.  Prophets were not people who foretold the future but those who had a clear understanding of what God wanted and called the people back to fidelity to God’s plan and covenant when they had strayed. Even today, there are people who speak out against the status quo, who...

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Dardanup Boyanup Catholic Parish Bulletin – 13th Sunday Ordinary Time: July 1, 2012

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Dardanup Boyanup Catholic Parish Bulletin – 13th Sunday Ordinary Time: July 1, 2012

Gospel: 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 1st of July 2012 Jesus treats with respect and concern two ‘untouchables:’ the haemorrhaging woman and the young girl’s corpse. This double story shows us not only his compassion for those who are sick and his power over death but also his willingness to go beyond social and religious prohibitions in the service of others. The sick and desperate woman overcomes her social inhibitions in order to touch Jesus, hoping that mere contact with his garments will effect her healing. Her faith urges her to act. In the case of Jairus’...

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Dardanup Boyanup Catholic Parish Bulletin – Nativity of St John the Baptist: June 24, 2012

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Dardanup Boyanup Catholic Parish Bulletin – Nativity of St John the Baptist: June 24, 2012

Birth of St John the Baptist – 24th of June 2012 John the Baptist is an important figure in all four gospels. In all four he is identified with the beginning of Jesus’ ministry but in Luke, the associationbetween the two is taken back in time to the announcement of the birth of each character. The parents of both John and Jesus are depicted by Luke as pious Jews who do all that the law requires of them. Here the promise is given to Zechariah that a son will be miraculously born to him in his old age. There is an echo here of the promise made to Abraham and Sarah. This is to be no...

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Dardanup Boyanup Catholic Parish Bulletin: 11th Sunday Ordinary Time – June 17, 2012

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Dardanup Boyanup Catholic Parish Bulletin: 11th Sunday Ordinary Time –  June 17, 2012

What the Resurrection Does for Us ‘The Resurrection challenges us to go back to Galilee, to rediscover our dreams, to rekindle our hopes and to spark up again our desire to follow Jesus.  Those hopes and desires may have been crucified in the past, but they can be resurrected. ‘The lesson for us out of the experiences of the first disciples (eg the two disciples who set out for Emmaus) is that in our moments of discouragement, when our hopes seem to have been crucified, we need to qo back to Galilee and to Jerusalem, back to the dream, back to the beginning of the road of...

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Dardanup Boyanup Catholic Parish Bulletin: The Holy Trinity – June 3, 2012

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Dardanup Boyanup Catholic Parish Bulletin: The Holy Trinity – June 3, 2012

Gospel Reflection ‘Preaching on Trinity Sunday is difficult. God as Trinity is at the centre of the mystery of Christian faith. Yet the more we try to speak of this mystery, the more complex it often seems to become. One possible response to this apparent complexity and contradiction is to reject all belief in God as Trinity. ‘Such disbelief in the Trinity might seem to be more logical but it is definitely not being true to the scriptures and not being true to the faith of those eleven disciples. Their encounters with the risen Christ and worshiping him as God, transformed their...

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