TGIF@SFX (Thank God It's Friday at St Francis Xavier's)
From 2.30pm to 5.30pm each Friday, followed by Mass at 5.40pm.
Drop in for a cuppa and a biscuit, and maybe a chat outside the church.
We now have an outdoor heater for colder days.
If you wish, come into the church for prayer, adoration and to thank God that it's Friday.
Pope Francis Message for Lent 2023
2022 Social Justice Statement
The Church in Australia marks Social Justice Sunday on August 28.
This year’s Social Justice Statement, Respect: Confronting Violence and Abuse, invites us to engage with a complex and confronting social reality. It explores the roots of violence and abuse, honours the voices of victims, offers a social and theological exploration of the reality of violence, especially against women and children, and invites us to develop relationships in all parts of our lives ‘marked by equality and reciprocity rather than domination and violence, respect and freedom rather than coercion and control.’ We welcome this urgent call from our Church to deepen our faith through full and frank discussion and dialogue, advocacy and action.
Access the Statement and related resources at www.socialjustice.catholic.org.au
175th Anniversary of Apparition of Our Lady of La Salette
Mary appeared to two children near the small village of La Salette in the French Alps on September 19, 1846, giving them a message for the world. She asked that her words be brought to the attention of all the people. Obviously, this meant the people living in 1846 but it also meant the people of future generations – including us. We invite you to read about the simple but extraordinary message and mission of Our Lady of La Salette.
Local News Items
An interesting local story we received recently sheep_drive.docx
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