The ECHO (17 and 24 Dec 2017)
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A GIFT AT OUR CARNIVAL
Many families have a home altar or shrine, as a place for prayer and remembrance of our God. Some families even have duplicates. Perhaps a family member has died, or moved away, leaving favourite statuettes or sacred pictures. Maybe you have a spare Christmas crib, or a second picture of the Sacred Heart, or some other devotional item which is surplus.
At the same time, we have families coming into our parish from overseas and interstate. Some are refugees, carrying only a suitcase with meagre belongings. Others have lost sacred objects in the process of moving.
I invite those who have a surplus of devotional items to make them available to those who need them. It is better to have a pre-loved statue than one from the shop! But how to do this?
We have worked out a way. At our Parish Multicultural Carnival on 11 February 2018, we will have one table where these pious goods will be available. No money will change hands. For those who have objects to give, please package them safely, and deliver them to our parish office after 1 February, addressed to Mrs Margaret McCulloch. (If there are gifts left over, Fr Roderick will work out what to do with them. They will not be returned.)
For those who want some object to help build up a home altar, I invite you to come to our table at the Parish Multicultural Carnival, and see if there is something there for you. There will be no charge. Mrs Margaret McCulloch will manage the table, and will help you if she can.
It is beautiful for each family to have its own little shrine or devotional corner. In this way, we can help one another to keep faith and prayer strong in our family lives.
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[Chair of Parish Pastoral Council - Gunnar Keppel]