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Sacramental Program 2018 Registration Night

Registrations for the Sacramental Program will be open on the following nights.

Children must be in year 3 NOW going into year 4 in 2018 to be eligible to register.

  • Thursday 7th September at 6pm
  • Saturday 9th September at 7pm (after the 6pm Mass)

Click Here to download the Registration Form.

 

Sacramental Program 2016-2017

 

 

Welcome to the Sacramental Program 2016 

St. Mary’s Catholic Parish, Coomera invites Parents of Children baptised in the Catholic Faith who are currently in YEAR 3 or above to Register for 2016 – 2017 Sacramental Program

The Registration Nights are on Thursday 6th October 2016 at 6pm and on Saturday 8th October 2016 at 7pm

Fr. John Echewodo

Parish Priest


The Timetable (2016 - 2017)

3 November 2016 – Parent’s Night (6-9 PM)

This is the first session which is dedicated to Parents of the children where we will explain the program and how you can assist your children in understanding their faith.

Guidelines and information for the Children Sessions:

When the children’s training begins there will be a general discussion and then we break up into our groups to answer individual questions and go through the workbooks.

It is essential that at least one parent sits with the child during this time so that they are aware of what is being taught.

Some children will not ask questions in a group but will ask a parent when they return home.

Children’s understanding is essential to the success of the program and their continuing in their faith

All Children’s sessions are from 6.00pm. to 7.30 pm, please below a summary of the topics and the dates.

Foundation 

  • 10 November 2016 – Creed – God the Father
  • 17 November 2016 – Creed – God the Son
  • 24 November 2016- Creed -God the Holy Spirit and the Church
  • 19 and 20 November 2016 (Weekend Masses) Presentation of Our Father

Sacrament of Confirmation

  • 2 March 2017- Introduction to the Sacraments
  • 9 March 2017- The Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism and Introduction to Confirmation)
  • 16 March 2017- Confirmation (Gifts and Fruits of the Holy Spirit)
  • 18 and 19 March 2017 (Weekend Masses) – Presentation of the Creed

(Break)

May 11 2017- Confirmation Revision and Practice

[Confirmation date will be in May 2017- Exact date to be confirmed by the Archbishop]

Sacrament of Reconciliation 

  • 17 August 2017- The Sacrament of Reconciliation
  • 24 August 2017- the Concept of Sin and Examination of Conscience
  • Week of 26 September 2017 – Reconciliation Night (To be confirmed)

Note: This will be a short training in the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

A more in depth training about Reconciliation will be scheduled 0n 2018 when these children will be older and better able to understand.

Sacrament of Communion (Eucharist)

  • 5 October 2017- Eucharist Part 1
  • 12 October 2017- Eucharist Part 2
  • 22 October 2017 – First Communion

This should only be regarded as their first Communion. It is God’s wish that there are many more to follow

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Weekly Readings

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From Father John
Dear parishioners, friends & visitors,
 
The spirituality of Jesus Christ had its foundation and inspiration from the Jewish Scriptures. Jesus was a Son of the soil. As a Son of the soil, Jesus was no foreigner to the Jewish laws, though Jesus’ knowledge of the law was frequently tested. Jesus was frequently involved in confrontational situations with some of the religious groups of His time, who were always out to show Jesus’ lack of professional knowledge of the law. In the gospel of last weekend, the Pharisees and the Herodians asked Jesus a tricky and embarrassing question in order to trap Him: “is it permissive to pay taxes to Caesar or not?” It was obvious that the question had little or nothing to do with paying taxes, but sheer hypocrisy. Jesus outwitted them with the answer: “give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God.” In the gospel of this weekend, when the Pharisee heard that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, they got together to draw Jesus into their own interminable and sterile dispute. A lawyer, an expert in the interpretation of the law, confronted Jesus with another question, ‘Which is the greatest of the commandments?’ In the religious culture of the time of Jesus, the law was not only the Ten Commandments but also the comprehensive system of ritual purity, and these were 613 prescriptions. Everything, including time, space, people, food and all things were ordered and arranged according to their degree of importance. In other words, of the 613 big and small prescriptions of the Jewish law, the lawyer wanted to find which was the most essential? In theory, all prescriptions in the Jewish Scriptures were supposed to be observed with equal seriousness. But it appeared that within the 613 commandments of the Law, the people had developed and divided them into heavy and lighter categories. There were degrees of applications. While some were regarded and treated as heavy prescriptions, some were seen as lighter in nature and in application. Hence, what the lawyer who came to Jesus wanted to achieve was to trap Jesus into making a damaging statement that would implicate Him and make Him unpopular. But Jesus cut the ground from under his feet when He drew from His vast knowledge of Jewish tradition and quoted two passages: “you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind” (Deuteronomy 6: 5), and “you shall love your neighbour as yourself” (Leviticus 19:18). What is remarkable in Jesus’ reply is not just His vast knowledge of the law but the fact that Jesus placed ‘love of God and love of human beings’ side by side. It is astonishing that Jesus linked the two prescriptions. In fact, Jesus insists that the whole law and the prophets depend on these commandments. As Christians, Jesus’ answer opens up for us a new lifestyle, a way of living that draws us so close to God that we become God’s living and active presence to our fellow human beings. It may have been that the lawyer came to Jesus with a malicious intent; however, we are indebted to him for the crystal clear answer which Jesus gave. The basis of human love is firmly grounded in the love of God. Humans are incapable of loving, unless we have known and experienced love from God, who is the source of love. On the other hand, we have no valid claim to any genuine love for God unless we have love for our human beings who are made in God’s image and likeness.  
 
God Bless You All !

Fr. John Ikechukwu Echewodo

Parish Priest

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Christmas 2016

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CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS 2016

All  events and holy mass  will be held at the St. Mary’s Worship Center, Upper Coomera

Saturday, 24th December (CHRISTMAS EVE)

4.30pm –  Carol Singing   | 5:00  – Holy Mass 

9.30pm –  Carol Singing  | 10:00 pm –  Holy Mass 

Sunday 25th December 2016 (CHRISTMAS DAY)

7.30am Holy Mass

9.30am Holy Mass

Saturday, 31st December (NEW YEAR’S EVE)

6pm – Holy Mass 

Sunday 1st January 2017 (NEW YEAR’S DAY)

7.30am Mass  |  9am Mass | 5pm Mass 

 

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Lenten Progam

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HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE 

SAINT MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH

COOMERA

Ash Wednesday – Mass at 7pm

Stations of the Cross – Every Friday at 7pm

Mass Times :

                (NO 5 PM EVENING MASS ON EASTER SUDAY)

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