Life is often wearisome, and many times tragically so. We have heard this recently.... Work is tiring; looking for work is exhausting. And finding work today requires much effort. But what is most burdensome in life is not this: what weighs more than all of these things is a lack of love.
Pope Francis on Families
We are losing the attitude of wonder, contemplation, listening to creation. The implications of living in a horizontal manner is that we have moved away from God. We no longer read His signs.
Pope Francis on the Environment.
.....this is the invitation which I address to everyone: Let us accept the grace of Christ’s Resurrection! Let us be renewed by God’s mercy. Let us beloved by Jesus. Let us enable the power of his love to transform our lives too; and let us become agents of this mercy, channels through whick God can water the earth, protect all creation and make justice and peace flourish.
The Parish Pastoral Council of St. Christopher’s Cathedral Parish consists of a group of parishioners, appointed by the parish priest to assist him in the promotion of the Church’s mission of living and communicating the love and values of Christ in our world. The Parish Pastoral Council works directly and through other ministries and groups to develop a welcoming, friendly and caring community. The current parish council is appointed by Fr. Francis to support and initiate pastoral activities, and implement strategies to address the needs of the parish community.
Parish Pastoral Councillors exercise an overall concern for the whole Parish, not just their own particular special interest or function. For the Parish is communion.
The Parish Pastoral Council is representative group of this communion, rather than a group of representatives of elements within the communion.
The ministry of the Parish Pastoral Council is one of shared servant leadership for the whole Parish. To Contact the PPC: Email the parish office: firstname.lastname@example.org
The St. Christopher’s PPC Social Justice committee is starting a fundraising initiative to raise money for various local and overseas aid projects from the sale of East Timor coffee. Packs of coffee beans and ground coffee will be available for sale after the 5.30 Mass at St. Christopher’s Cathedral, and after the 9.30 Mass at St Peter Chanel’s Church, on the 2nd Sunday of each month. Help us help others by supporting this initiative.
Pieter van Gent
Fr. Peter L’Estrange
Fr. Varghese Vavolil
Msgr. John Woods