4th August is the feast of St John Vianney. St John Vianney teaches us to become people of faith. To discover that “He is Here” amongst us. Jesus can be recognised in those who make Him present through their acts of kindness and genuine concern. Our parishes at Manly and Birkdale are full of such people. We celebrate the joy of being a parish community centred on the love of Jesus, the love of Mary, of Saints John Vianney and Mary MacKillop, the love of the poor, especially our sister parish of Our Lady of Grace in Metinaro, East Timor, and in all our brothers and sisters who need our support and love.
Thank you to all the wonderful people who make our parishes a real source of life and joy. God love you for your service and friendship. “Speak with everyone out of your own poverty but let your hands be rich, sharing freely of what you have. We cannot love the poor by keeping at a distance, but only by being with them, by being with them in the church, or the street, wherever poverty leads, wherever need is present.” St John Vianney, pray for us.
God love you
Fr Frank is very grateful for all the prayers and well wishes. Please keep him in your prayers.