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VERSE FOR VINNIES CONCERT- APRIL 30, 2017
Thank you for your wonderful support at the February Concert. Giving Vinnies over $3,000 was a magnificent effort. The feature poets for April 30 will be some 12 North Pine Bush Poets. There are Australian, State and Festival champions among these poets so not only will you receive professional performances but a great variety of both modern and traditional Australian poetry. A concert not to be missed. Please put this Sunday aside for Vinnies. Where: Mary MacKillop Centre in the St William's Church Complex, Grovely Parish, 67 Dawson parade, Keperra. Time: 1.30pm. Cost: $15 (includes afternoon tea).
STAFFORD SENIOR SOCIAL CLUB
We invite members and friends to join us on our bus trip on the 31st May to the Albert River Winery. We will have a tour of the homestead, feed the animals, sheepdog demonstration, whip cracking and Boomerang throwing. Lunch will be at the Winery. Cost is $55 which includes bus, morning tea, lunch and tour. Bus is leaving at 8:15am from the Queen of Apostles Catholic Church, Appleby Road Stafford. For bookings and enquiries contact Julia on 3355 6560 or 0467 680 551, or Carolyn on 3356 8223.
2017 PASCHAL CANDLE
Our Paschal Candle has been designed by Sr Dorothy Woodward rsj and the nuns of Jamberoo Abbey. It features the Risen Christ bursting forth from the tomb in glory! Artists down through the centuries have used the image of the tombstone shattering to symbolize the energy, passion, power and sheer joy of the Resurrection moment for Christ and all humankind. Easter Sunday shatters many things— gone is darkness and death! Gone hopelessness and despair! Gone fear and dread! Gone our Lenten fast and discipline! And from that “gone-ness” and shattering NEW LIFE bursts forth, filling the void with light, joy, feasting, celebration and the singing of Alleluias!
As we light our Paschal Candle, may Christ, the Risen One, ”Easter in us”…..Easter in our world! Alleluia!
COLUMBARIUM:— We plan to have the Blessing of our Columbarium on the same night as our “Christmas in July” talk and supper (in July of course!) The talk that night will explain the connection between Resurrection and Christmas. In preparation for the construction you will notice that the Statue of the Sacred Heart will go missing so that it can be have a clean and be weather proofed.