|Welcome to our website.....
You are very much welcome to our parish website - Our Lady of the Rosary Parish, Kenmore-Moggill. Hopefully, your browsing through the website will be enriching and help you familiarise yourself with the different activities of our Parish life. The programmes and services of different groups and ministries in our parish can equally be accessed.
For newcomers to our Parish, we would be pleased if you could approach the information desk in both Churches - Our Lady of the Rosary, Kenmore and St. Catherine’s Moggill to pick up our Parish welcome pack and register your name and family by filling in the form and returning same to the office.
We do have a welcome gathering for all newcomers once a year and we will contact you at the appropriate time. Be assured that we respect your privacy and can only use theinformation you provide to update our register and for easy communication with you as a parishioner.
We are very much committed to working along together in our faith journey, and should you require any assistance from the parish, please feel free to contact the parish office.
Fr Mark Franklin - Parish Priest
REPORT FROM THE YOUTH LISTENING MEETING
After returning from the Sydney Youth Festival with our 12 young parishioners last December, where we experienced such joy with 19,000 young people “on fire” for God, we believe the Holy Spirit has opened the doorway to new Horizons for the future of our Church. There are no easy solutions for engaging young people, however, first, we need to listen.
Our parish Youth Listening Session, facilitated by Steven Bird from Youth Evangelisation Brisbane, was a great success with 15 young people attending last weekend. They were asked, “what is your experience of church so far” and “how do you see the future of the church”. Their answers were honest and open and we recorded the data so that we can assist them build on a future they would like to see for our church. Their most insightful answers came from a letter they were invited to write addressed to “the Church”. This letter was what they wanted the church to know about them. Some answers included “We want to help the church grow”, “ we want to help the wider community”, “a place to gather with other young people”, “find other ways to deliver God’s message other than Mass” , “Social Justice initiatives”, “drop in place for the youth” , “have fun together”. As you can see we have some exciting challenges. They have been asked to form a planning committee and 8 youth volunteered to be on it with Fr Mark and myself as the initial adult supervisors. This future will rely on their wisdom and peer to peer involvement, and with our assistance and your prayers, I believe the future of our church is filled with hope and a desire to do all that God is asking of us! Have a blessed day – Colleen Tracey, Pastoral Ministry Coordinator.
LITTLE ROCK SCRIPTURE STUDY
Starting after EASTER: Contact the Parish Office to express your interest ph 3878 6655 firstname.lastname@example.org
This study has 10 sessions, incorporating an introductory session and 9 lessons. The Study Set includes the Study Guide by Little Rock Scripture Study Staff and the New Collegeville Bible Commentary The Gospel According to Mark, by Marie Noonan Sabin (Liturgical Press).
The shortest of the four gospels, Mark is the earliest account of Jesus' life. With no mention of Jesus' infancy, Mark begins with Jesus' baptism in the Jordan by John and climaxes with the announcement of his resurrection to the women at the tomb. Mark asks everyone to answer Jesus' question, 'Who do you say that I am?' and challenges believers in every generation to accept the harsh reality of the cross. Mark, along with Matthew and Luke, is one of the synoptic gospels. It is the primary gospel of year 'B' in the Catholic Church's liturgical cycle.
Beginning the Journey to Lent - A Word from Archbishop Mark