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2020 10 17 The Ready, Set, Pray! Children’s Liturgy of the Word @ Home video series, Mary McKillop 10 years since canonisation

The Ready, Set, Pray! Children’s Liturgy of the Word @ Home video series

Exciting news from the Office for Mission and Renewal:

The Ready, Set, Pray! Children’s Liturgy of the Word @ Home video series has been created to provide an engaging space for families to encounter Jesus through the Sunday gospel.

Each week includes an invitation for families to gather in their own prayer space, to sing, hear the Gospel, pray and respond creatively through an activity.

This weekly resource follows the familiar Children’s Liturgy of the Word format provided in many parishes – but moved to an online setting. Each weekly session runs for 15 -20 minutes. It may be used by families in their homes, and also by teachers and catechists.

The series commences this Sunday 18th October, continuing each Sunday until Christmas. We hope this experience of gathering for prayer will encourage families in this time when they cannot gather for parish celebrations of Eucharist. It is produced by Proclaim: The Office for Mission Renewal.

Follow the YouTube link for this week’s session 18th October, 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A: https://youtu.be/ulNi7D_zG9Q.

Children's Reflection, Family Activities

Note, the weekly Children's Reflection, Family Activities page was not made available this week.

Margaret and John Curry

Holy Spirit parish wishes Margaret and John Curry a happy and safe move this weekend. We will all miss you. God Bless.

Mary McKillop 10 years since canonisation

Friday 16th October 2020 is the 10th anniversary of the canonisation of Saint Mary MacKillop.

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the canonisation of Saint Mary MacKillop and the wonderful life and legacy she left behind, the Sisters of Saint Joseph of the Sacred Heart are pleased to remember her with commemorative prayers, videos, and a global vigil in her honour. Inspiring all Australians to take courage and maintain hope as Mary did throughout her life, the theme chosen for this celebration is ‘Take Fresh Courage’. This theme chosen against the backdrop of the many challenges Australians have faced in 2020 is taken from a letter written by St. Mary MacKillop in 1877.

On 16 October 2020 at 8pm AEST, the Sisters of Saint Joseph will hold Courage Hour, a global vigil of deep peace, prayer, and reflection. The Sisters invite all who may wish to participate to join the Vigil online and celebrate Mary’s life and follow her lead to ‘Take Fresh Courage’. https://www.sosj.org.au/10th-anniversary/.

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