17th Nov, 2012

Parish Newsletter 18 Nov 2012

Parish Newsletter 18-11-2012

FOODBANK COOKUP – Tues. 20th November.
Our last cookup for this year will be on Tue. 20th November in the parish hall. Any donations of money or non perishable of rice and pasta can be dropped off to the parish office.

We would like to invite anyone who would like to be part of the Christmas Choir for this year’s Midnight Mass to come along and join us! We are planning to practice every Thursday evening starting from 29th November through to Christmas. Our first practice will be in the SPJE Church – Thursday 29th November from 7:30pm – 9:30pm.
If you would like to join us but cannot make the first practice, or if you have any enquiries, please call Ann O’Connor on 9726 7447 or 0417 598 308.


The language which Jesus uses in this week’s Gospel to describe the end times is called ‘apocalyptic’. Apocalyptic writing was very common and popular from about the second century before Jesus’ birth through to the second century after his death. The Bible contains many examples of this kind of apocalyptic style, e.g. the Book of Revelation. It is a particular literary form with specialist rules for interpretation. It is perhaps the most
misunderstood style of writing in the Scriptures. It is highly symbolic and should never be read literally. The first Christians believed that the end times and Christ’s second coming was imminent. It was only after many years, when this did not eventuate, that the language of the second
coming was tempered. It is generally accepted by scholars that Mark’s Gospel was the first one written, probably about 65-70 CE.

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