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Sunday 14 June 2015: Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

The mustard seed, the smallest of all the seeds, grows into the biggest shrub of all

As we know, Jesus used parables to try to help people to catch glimpses of what the Kingdom of God is like. His great gift was to use everyday things - people were familiar with them but were taught to see things in a new light.

Mustard plant

A farming people would have seen the seasonal miracle of seeds being sown and plants growing - seemingly of their own accord.

The mustard seed, the smallest of seeds, growing into the largest of trees providing shelter for birds.

Everyday things that people could hold in their hands take their imaginations into something far greater. Though short, the parables have layers of meaning and give people food for thought long beyond their telling. It is possible that every time people sowed seeds, the parable would be brought to mind and people would gain a new insight or simply marvel that the seed in their hand was a symbol of the eternal Kingdom.

Excerpt from Wellspring of Scripture

Parish News

Special Anointing Mass - Thanks

Jesus healingOn the last Tuesday in May about 50 parishioners gathered in the multipurpose room at Trinity School for a special Anointing Mass and Luncheon. It was a very happy and enjoyable Parish occasion. The weather was kind, allowing guests to arrive without getting wet or too cold. Mass was concelebrated by our Parish Priest, Fr Huy SJ and Fr Ferruccio SJ. Music was provided by Sr Denise fcJ. Everyone present was anointed individually, from the oldest parishioner to a little baby boy, who was to undergo surgery. At the conclusion of Mass, guests were able to remain in the same space to enjoy a delicious home-made lunch of pumpkin soup, rice paper rolls, mixed sandwiches, sponge cake, fruit and chocolates. To conclude the day, children from the Trinity School Choir delighted guests with a medley of songs.

Our special thanks to those who helped in so many ways including contacting parishioners, catering, transport, preparation of the room and cleaning up afterwards. We especially thank Licia Marchese, Principal and the staff and students of Trinity School for their hospitality.

We hope to have another Anointing Mass and Luncheon later in the year when the weather is warmer.

Therese Keogh
Chair, Parish Pastoral Council