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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

 


 
 

SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME - YEAR A



Reflection by Dianne Bergant CSS… 

Two themes seem to weave through the readings for this Sunday: treasure and delight. The treasure is the extraordinary gift that comes from God; the delight is the joy that we experience when we realise that the treasure is ours. A third theme, which is found in the first reading, picks up a theme that we have considered several times during this period of Ordinary Time, namely, service of others.

The treasure is the kingdom of heaven. It is the prize that gives meaning to the present, and its fullest delight draws us into the future. The reign of God is the fulfilment of our deepest desires and our fondest hopes. Nothing in the world can compare with it, and that is why we are willing to sacrifice everything to attain it. The treasure that we find is really a gift that is given. We need not work to attain the kingdom, nor can we earn it in any way. It is given to us by God. All we have to do is accept it.

Solomon chose to be of service to others. In this he is a model for disciples to follow. We have discovered the treasure in the field; we have found the pearl of great price. What we have been given, we must now give to others. In giving we will lose nothing. In fact, we gain an abundance of blessings. All things work for good, and God is glorified in all. Such is the character of the kingdom of God.