St Agnes’ Catholic Parish

Celebrating the Feast of Christ the King

Celebrating the Feast of Christ the King The Feast of Christ the King is the last Sunday of the Church year which means we focus on the final and glorious things to come! It also means that the following Sunday is the First Sunday of Advent. When we say Jesus is a king, we mean a few [...]

2022-11-16T13:24:22+10:00November 16th, 2022|

Our Season of Pastoral Community Renewal

Our Season of Pastoral Community Renewal   We have commenced a time of renewal for our pastoral community.   The word ‘renewal’ means many things to many people. In this context, it's not about 'throwing the baby out with the bath water' rather it is about finding new ways to acknowledge what we already do and other ways to [...]

2022-11-08T14:04:08+10:00November 2nd, 2022|

Praying the Rosary

Praying the Rosary Many of us would recall from our childhoods, family members clasping their rosary beads and sitting quietly in prayer each day. We may even own a set or two ourselves (some being precious family heirlooms). The Rosary is primarily a scriptural prayer. This was summarised by Pope Pius XII (papacy: 1939- 1958) who said [...]

2022-11-08T14:04:36+10:00October 25th, 2022|

October – Month of the Rosary

October - Month of the Rosary By tradition, the Catholic Church dedicates each month of the year to certain devotions. The month of October is dedicated to the Holy Rosary, one of the best known of all Catholic devotions. October includes the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary (October 7). The Rosary is believed to have [...]

2022-10-19T06:45:21+10:00October 19th, 2022|

Fr Paul’s 8 tips to feed your faith

Fr Paul’s 8 tips to feed your faith Faith is like a seedling; without food, water, and protection it will always struggle to grow to maturity. It is not a rigid, solid, never-changing thing; Faith is fragile and precious. For those who are unsure who God is, and what faith might mean to them, it can be [...]

2022-06-01T15:28:48+10:00May 31st, 2022|

Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross The 14 Stations of the Cross adorn the walls of almost every Catholic church and chapel. Many parishes commemorate the Fridays of Lent and Good Friday with a prayerful remembrance of the passion of Christ by walking the stations with him. Throughout our history, Christians have longed to literally walk in the footsteps [...]

2022-03-30T07:22:14+10:00March 30th, 2022|

The 2023 XVI Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

The 2023 XVI Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops In March 2020, Pope Francis announced that the theme for the XVI Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops in October 2023 would be “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation and Mission”. Pope Francis asks us to dream of a renewed church where all people [...]

2022-02-16T07:29:41+10:00February 8th, 2022|

8 Tips for Self Care 

8 Tips for Self Care  With the many things happening in each one’s life presently, it may be beneficial to take a moment to reflect on “How am I caring for myself in the midst of life?”. Only in doing this can really be a gift to others in any capacity. This article shares eight practical tips [...]

2022-02-08T14:06:22+10:00February 8th, 2022|

A Jesse Tree is a great way to prepare for Christmas

A Jesse Tree is a great way to prepare for Christmas The Jesse Tree Then a shoot will spring from the stem of Jesse, and a branch from his roots will bear fruit. The Spirit of the LORD will rest on Him, The spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and strength, the spirit of [...]

2021-11-24T13:16:20+10:00November 24th, 2021|

Significant Anniversaries for the St Carthage’s Cathedral

Significant Anniversaries for the St Carthage's Cathedral Over the coming days 15 and 18 August we, as a Diocese, celebrate two important anniversaries of St Carthage’s Cathedral in Lismore – its Consecration (1919) and Dedication (1907) respectively. Why is this important? The word Cathedral comes from a Latin word "cathedra" meaning “seat” or “chair”. It is the [...]

2021-08-17T14:27:45+10:00August 17th, 2021|
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