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PARISH TEAM CONTACTS:

Postal Address:
PO Box 21
Cranebrook NSW 2749
   
Church Address:
86-94 Andromeda Drive,
Cranebrook
   
Office Address:
86 Andromeda Drive,
Cranebrook

Presbytery:
94 Andromeda Drive,
Cranebrook
  
Tel: 61 2 4730 1249
Fax: 61 2 4729 2989
  
Email: parishteam@corpuschristi.org.au
  
PARISH TEAM: 
  
Fr George O'Mara:
Email: gom@corpuschristi.org.au


Mrs Marie Cottee - Secretary:
(Tues, Thurs & Fri 9am - 4pm)
Email: mc@corpuschristi.org.au

Part Time:
Mrs Sue Weekes - Office support:
Email: sw@corpuschristi.org.au

Mrs Joanne Hocking - Sacraments Support

 


 
 

FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME - YEAR C


Reflection by Dianne Bergant CSS,

Today we consider the call to continue the mission of Jesus by engaging in some form of ministry. The first and the last readings are call narratives; the epistle contains a statement of the faith that undergirds our response to our call; the psalm response celebrates the gra-cious goodness of God that makes all of this possible.
 
Our call is more than a summons to faith; it is a call to ministry. Isaiah is called in order to be sent; the fishermen are called in order to gather others to Jesus. So it is with us. We are called to be sent out to the world. This call comes to us in the or-dinariness of life. It will usually come to us as we wash our nets or our dishes, as we teach or raise children, as we prepare a brief for trial or examine a patient; as we repair cars or work at the comput-er. The call of God comes to us in the ordinariness of life.
 
We are called to proclaim the message of the resurrection by any and every means possible. Some, like Isaiah and the disciples of Jesus, will witness in open and dramatic ways. They will teach and preach; they will nurse the sick and care for the elderly. Others will witness in less conspicuous ways. They will insist on fair practices in their own workplaces; they will weed out ex-pressions of prejudice and violence so that a new and just world can be fashioned for themselves and for their children. Called in the ordinariness of their lives, they will witness to the death and resurrection in that very ordi-nariness, thus transforming everything into extraordinariness.
 
 

Living the Gospel – Hearing the Call

Like Isaiah and Peter, each and every one of us is called. It may not happen through Jesus stepping into our boat, but when we quieten our minds and our hearts enough to really listen, we become aware that God truly is calling to each and every one of us. The call comes to us through our friends; our experiences; our hopes and our fears. Sometimes we are so afraid of hearing the call that we fill our lives with noise and distractions. We fear that the call will involve hard-ship, or at the very least: unpopularity. But that’s no excuse!