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We respectfully acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation, as the traditional caretakers of the land which is the Richmond Catholic Parish.

We acknowledge the Elders, past and present.

May we, too, be good stewards of this land.

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Sunday 15 December 2019: Third Sunday of Advent

Are you the one who is to come, or must we wait for someone else?

Third Sunday of AdventWaiting can be a time of soul-searching. Today’s liturgy invites us to ask ourselves whether we are ready to hear the call of the Saviour, whose birth we are preparing to celebrate. Helpless in Herod’s prison cell, John the Baptiser is puzzled and discouraged, as he faced a similar question. He has generously pointed Jesus out - as the one who was to bring the realisation of Israel’s hopes; why, he asks through his messengers, is God’s prophet now suffering in prison at the hands of an unprincipled tyrant; why has the mission of Jesus not brought the time of justice God’s people long for?...

Extract by John Thornhill sm - read more at The Emmaus Series

 
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