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MSJN Christmas Meeting this Saturday

posted Dec 11, 2014, 3:07 AM by Sean Donovan   [ updated Dec 11, 2014, 3:09 AM ]

The Macarthur Social Justice Christmas meeting will be on this Saturday afternoon from 2:30-4:30pm at Ruse. Funds raised at this meeting and from others through the year will be distributed between the Vinnies Christmas appeal and the local Aboriginal Catholic Ministry.

 

St Thomas More Catholic Church, Ruse

43 Acacia Ave

Ruse NSW 2560

 

Let us continue to pray for our brothers and sisters in various trouble spots around the world.

 

Speaking to members of Christian Organisations Federation International Volunteer Service on December 4, Pope Francis said:

“Working for the development of peoples, you cooperate to build peace, searching with persevering tenacity to disarm minds, to bring people together, to build bridges between cultures and religions.”

 

“Faith will help you do it even in the most difficult Countries, where the cycle of violence seems to leave no room for reasonableness. A sign of peace and hope is your business in the refugee camps, where desperate people, encountered faces marked by abuse, children who are hungry for food, of freedom, and the future.”

 

“How many people in the world run away from the horrors of war! How many people are persecuted because of their faith, forced to abandon their homes, their places of worship, their lands, their suffering! How many broken lives! How much suffering and how much destruction!

 

“ In the face of all this, the Disciples of Christ do not pull back ... but try to take charge of this aching humanity, with reception and proximity to the Gospel.”

 

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