Happy and Holy Easter to all of you. Especially at this time of Easter we keep in mind, in prayer and active charity, all those in our families and parish who have suffered the loss of loved ones. This season is the time of hope. We place all our desires and Hope in Jesus, Risen from the dead. Life is changed, not ended when we die. Dying, as Christ did for you and me, is His surrender to love. Jesus teaches us about the importance of patience and trust in God our Father, who will always shine through the darkness of suffering and by His light, Jesus, create new life and a new beginning. There is no obstacle that prayer cannot overcome. The stone in front of the tomb has been rolled away. So too, all forms of sufferings united with Christ, will roll away to transform us into an enlightened person of grace. Grace always follows suffering. In fact, the longer we live, the easier it is to understand the words of Therese de Lisieux “All is grace”. Whatever happens to us is known beforehand by God our Father. We can be assured that He is waiting for us, to embrace us and affectionately pick us up when we fall. “Nothing can separate us from the love of Christ”. The kingdom of God is within us, every morning “He awakens my ear” so that I may hear His voice. “Today you will be with me in Paradise”.
We joyfully welcome our RCIA Candidate, Kerry Daley, to our Easter celebrations. Please pray for Kerry as she progresses on her journey.
In conclusion, Jesus has given us a taste of heaven, in every person, in every communion. Our response is to live our lives in joy, never missing an opportunity to help another in need and being grateful for our families and parish.
God love you
St Mary MacKillop Catholic Parish
Pastor: Fr. Frank Jones
Associate Pastor: Fr. Prem Rethnamony
12 Hardy Road, Birkdale QLD 4159
Phone: 07 3822 2139 | Fax: 07 3822 4060
Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9am to 1pm
Emergency Contact: (07) 3207 4566