From Maintenance to Mission

10 March, 2019

First Sunday of Lent

The Gospel reminds us that there are many challenges to following God's will faithfully, even for Jesus himself. This weekend, we will look at what it means to be a Parish that walks with people as they face these challenges and deepen their relationship with Christ.

1st Reading:

Deuteronomy 26:4-10

Psalm:

R. Be with me, Lord, when I am in trouble.

2nd Reading:

Romans 10:8-13

Gospel:

Luke 4:1-13

17 March, 2019

Second Sunday of Lent

The Disciples witnessed Jesus' transfigured, and it changed their lives forever. Their experience empowered them to go on and become His witnesses to the ends of the earth. What does our relationship with Christ mean to us? How are we called to live it out in our daily lives?

1st Reading:

Genesis 15:5-12,17-18

Psalm:

R. The Lord is my light and my salvation.

2nd Reading:

Philippians 3:17-4:1

Gospel:

Luke 9:28-36

24 March, 2019

Third Sunday of Lent

The Gospel reminds us that if we, as a Parish, are to bear fruit in the world, we must be willing to tend and care for each other and that each one of us must be committed to utilising our own gifts and talents for the building up of the community and the spread of the Gospel.

1st Reading:

Exodus 3:1-8,13-15

Psalm:

R. The Lord is kind and merciful.

2nd Reading:

1 Corinthians 10:1-6,10-12

Gospel:

Luke 13:1-9

31 March, 2019

Fourth Sunday of Lent

Each one us knows someone who, for one reason or another, has walked away from the loving embrace of their Father in heaven. This weekend we will look at how, as a Parish and as individuals, we are called to reach out and invite these people into an encounter with Jesus Christ.

1st Reading:

Joshua 5:9-12

Psalm:

R. Taste and see the goodness of the Lord.

2nd Reading:

2 Corinthians 5:17-21

Gospel:

Luke 15:1-3,11-32

07 April, 2019

Fifth Sunday of Lent

The Scribes and Pharisees of Jesus' time were always ready to point the finger and find fault. This weekend, we will look at what it means to be a Parish community that promotes fellowship, in order to strengthen our relationship with each other and with Jesus Christ.

1st Reading:

Isaiah 43:16-21

Psalm:

R. The Lord has done great things for us; we are filled with joy.

2nd Reading:

Philippians 3:8-14

Gospel:

John 8:1-11