Some friends of mine are members of the young adults group attached to St Mary Star of the Sea, West Melbourne. They have asked me to publicise an initiative of theirs, which I’m very happy to do, not because they are good friends, but because this is a good initiative.
St Mary’s is a very beautiful church on the north-western edge of Melbourne’s CBD. The church was named in honour of Our Lady, Star of the Sea, because of its close proximity to the port. The church is built on top of a hill, and there was a time when the church could be seen from the sea. The church is now overshadowed by the city’s skyscrapers, but it is nonetheless an excellent vantage point to view Melbourne’s fireworks on New Year’s Eve.
With this in mind, the St Mary’s Young Adults persuaded the parish priest to open the church and permit the parish to host a New Year’s Eve party. Hence:
I might see you there!
I must admit you can get tram there the church is just behind the Queen Victoria Market! I don’t think it too far from Flagstaff Station either!
Then you can head to Flemington for New Years Day racing!
What was the theme of the Christmas crib this year! Don’ t they change the each year or I am just imagining things. I am about the St.Mary’s Star of the Sea!
Now this is what I found in Finding God’s Traces by Michael McGirr but I found a quote from Peter Smith, prominent Aboriginal Catholic
I eperience Jesus close to me in tough times or when I have real problems. I just sit there by myself and invite Jesus to sit next to me. I imagine him just someone you have a cup of coffee with.
Sometimes I put something to him and he gives me a bit of a smile as to say, ‘I know more than you do” When things work out down the track, I say ‘so that’s what you were smiling about’ I didn’t know it would end like this’.
Has anyone seen the Tarrington hay bales near Hamilton yet! Apparently they look awesome!
Happy New Year to all from Simon the Pieman
This is want I found in country town parish newletter I thought I Work of Christmas Begins
“When the song of the angels is stilled,
when the star in the sky is gone,
when the kings and princes are home,
when the shepherds are back with the flocks,
then the work of Christmas begins:
to find the lost,
to heal those broken in spirit,
to feed the hungry,
to release the oppressed,
to rebuild the nations,
to bring peace among all peoples,
to make a little music with the heart…
And to radiate the Light of Christ,
every day, in every way, in all that we do and in all that we say.
Then the work of Christmas begins
might share it to you all!
The country town I am talking about is Cororooke near Colac! http://www.ballarat.catholic.org.au/parishes-and-priests/fx-parish.cfm?loadref=127&id=113
Keep Well from Simon the Pieman.