A jigsaw of good memory is important
for ‘shared community’
‘Memory’ – faces, places, events and things are powerful forgers of memory.
From our earliest days our life’s journey is shaped by the manner in which such memory is formed. A jigsaw of good memory is important not only for individual lives but also for shared community.
These photo albums aim to enhance our shared narrative. It not only provides links to the many aspects of our faith life in the present, but it also records our story over time.
St Ignatius Feast Day 2018
We celebrate the Feast Day of St Ignatius at St Canice’s – with so many aspects of Ignatian life rolled into the one festive celebration.
We tie three things together in our Feast Day Mass:
1. We remember Ignatius
2. We honour our local parish community
3. We reach out to serve Christ in the world through Jesuit Railaco Mission
Good Friday Drama – St Canice Parish – 2018
An interactive Liturgy of the Word truly involved all present at the 3pm Service this afternoon. Twelve St Canice parishioners assumed active roles in a dramatisation of the Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ, with the whole congregation joining in the prayers reflecting issues of our everyday lives after each of the scenes.
The liturgical celebration of the Lord’s Passion began with Fr Gaetan slowly descending to the ground, to lay on the floor to pray for a few minutes before the Cross in silence. The gesture is a sign of penance.
St Canice parish Volunteers
Through our Baptism and Confirmation, the faithful are made a holy priesthood. We all share in the one priesthood of Christ, and that’s what lies behind the lay ministry.
Our lay Ministers serve the community and build the kingdom. Ministry is the way the church lives and grows. Fr Chris thanks all for their time, energy, and faithfulness. “Together, may we be the salt of the earth and the faith of the world”, he prays.
ST CANICE’S – “JOURNEYING TOGETHER” WITH RAILACO JESUIT MISSION IN EAST TIMOR
The new Provincial of the Jesuits in Timor, East Timorese Fr Joaquim Sarmento SJ came to St Canice’s with Fr Mark Raper SJ this Sunday to thank the St Canice community for all they have done to assist in establishing the humanitarian programs in Railaco since 2004.
“Since the early days of independence, the Jesuits were commissioned to take care of the people of Railaco. With your guiding involvement, a feeding program for children, a medical clinic, and a secondary school were established”, he said.
“Our mission is to help the people come out of poverty and to continue growing with social development. I’m thanking you, the people of St Canice’s, on behalf of brother Jesuits and also the people of Timor, whom you have helped so greatly through your generosity over the years”.
“We have committed to continue running the programs in Railaco. We have dedicated a Filipino priest and doctor, two Vietnamese priests, and two Jesuits from India up there. The Bishop in Dili is inviting us to continue for another 20 years, so we have enough time to do what we’re all called to do”.
“We have helped liberate these people, and you here at St Canice’s are called to continue being ‘companions on the journey’.
“Jesus invites us to share our lives by ‘journeying together’, he said.