Sunday the 5th of September is Father's Day.
In line with the 150th anniversary of Pope Pius IX declaration of St. Joseph as the 'Patron of the Universal Church', Pope Francis has dedicated the year 2021 to be 'The Year of St. Joseph'- the earthly father of Jesus.
As a people of faith we are encouraged to draw strength and grace from the life of Saint Joseph, the man entrusted to raise the Son of God. We too can emulate his qualities of tenderness, faith, trust and courage described for us by the Gospels. Saint Mary of the Cross MacKillop invites us “to ask Joseph to obtain for us a generous devoted love for Jesus, a love that will make us like himself..."A special mention to our Parish Priest Father Oliver- who guides our Mary Immaculate community with the love of Our Father- may God bless Father Oliver and all the significant men who have helped to shape the journey of our lives. May we remember the fathers who have gone to the arms of our Lord and on Sunday celebrate all of these wonderful people.
Happy Father's Day!
Religious Education Coordinator