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Faithful to the Teaching of the Apostles; -Faithful to Prayer;
Faithful to the Breaking of the Bread;
Alive in the Community of the Spirit;
Sharing what we have with those in need.
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The YEAR of St JOSEPH - HUSBAND & GUARDIAN
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Prayer for SAFEGUARDING SUNDAY 2021
The Church of God is convoked in Synod.
With this convocation, Pope Francis invites the whole Church to question itself on synodality: a decisive theme for the life and mission of the Church.
This site will accompany the two-year journey (2021-2023) of reflection and sharing of the whole Church. (click on logo)
Preparatory Document: For a Synodal Church - Communion / Participation/ Mission.
IN COVID LOCKDOWN FOR 7 Days
Friday 17th September
No Public Mass til further notice
Pope Francis Guardian of Tradition
Some commentators claim Francis is “uncomfortable with the tradition of the Church” and lacks devotion to “the complete fullness of Catholicism.” In truth, Francis is acting as a guardian of tradition and is summoning all the faithful to participate in this work. While the document is a ‘no’ to the continuing celebration of the Tridentine rite, it is, more importantly, a ‘yes’ to the fulltradition of the Church in its support of Vatican II and the Roman Rite. We need then to see that the liturgy of the Second Vatican Council is better than the Tridentine liturgy and so is properly the Roman Rite. (Better means both rites are good, but the Vatican II liturgy more fully expresses the faith.) To see the Vatican II liturgy as better is to recognize its place in the deepening, broadening, and developing of the Church on its pilgrimage to God. To be devoted to it is to be devoted to the “complete fullness of Catholicism.” It is not to denigrate the Tridentine rite but to recognize how it is taken up and elevated in the Vatican II liturgy and so into that complete fullness.
Traditionis Custodes Was Never Merely About the Liturgy
"To doubt the Council is to doubt the intentions of those very Fathers who exercised their collegial power in a solemn manner cum Petro et sub Petro in an ecumenical council,  and, in the final analysis, to doubt the Holy Spirit himself who guides the Church".
[from the Letter of Pope Francis to the Bishops - accompanying Traditionis Custodes]
Want to hear a Young Catholic talk sense about
Catholics who enjoy the Traditional Latin Mass are feeling personally attacked by Pope Francis after his recent implementation of restrictions regarding the celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass (Tridentine Mass). What does this mean for the church? And how can some historical
perspective help us sift through the emotional reaction this change has stirred?
And What is the Background Story?
A conversation with Dr. Massimo Faggioli of Villanova University
HOW THE NOVUS ORDO MASS WAS MADE
ST PATRICK’S CATHOLIC PARISH SESQUICENTENARY CELEBRATIONS OF PARISH FOUNDATIONS - The Solemnity of Christ the King - Sunday 21st November 2021 Holy Mass
celebrated by our Bishop Most Rev Michael Robert Kennedy 10.30am in our renovated Church.
An Historical oration will be delivered on the occasion by Fr Paul McCabe & Mr Michael Williams.
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Our Catholic Parish School
St JOSEPH'S PRIMARY SCHOOL
GLEN INNES NSW 2370
St Joseph’s School is a co-educational Catholic Primary School. St Joseph’s School in Glen Innes was founded by the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart to provide quality Catholic Primary for boys and girls. The school is an integral part of the Glen Innes Parish Community and shares it’s task of imparting Catholic traditions while respecting and appreciating the traditions of other Christians.
The parents’ role as primary educators of their children is acknowledged by the school which looks to them, along with the parish priest, principal and leadership team, staff and students to form the Christian community of the school.
We value the uniqueness of each member of the school community. We support each other in providing knowledge, skills and attitudes which contribute to the total education and development of the student.
In our relationships we respect and affirm one another and live according to Gospel values. Truth, compassion and forgiveness characterise our mission to bring about a more just society.