Writing in the Parish Press on Sunday 10th February 2019, Fr Russell commented -
"How often do we cut God out of our lives because we forget that we are part of God? ..... We have to develop the understanding that God is in every part of our journey, not just at the end.... God shares our journey, our sufferings and our joys, and His invitation is to enter deeply into His infinite joys and everlasting life...."
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Christ Church is on the corner of Moorabool and McKillop Streets in Geelong - follow the links from the menu at the left of this page to find out more about the Parish.
.... as the year unfolds ...
Sunday 9th June 2019 marked Pentecost which is celebrated, as Fr Russell reminded us "as the birth of the Church because the Holy Spirit [was] manifest in the hearts of the Disciples of Christ. In the Pew Bulletin that week Fr Russell continued -
"The miraculous events at Pentecost reveal some important truths about the Supreme Spirit that we may contemplate and realise within our own faith journey. God, the Supreme Spirit, is the cause of everything... The Spirit is life, existence itself and nothing can exist separately from the Spirit... Spirit is light both spiritual and physical. Spirit is the light of consciousness... [and] we are all part of the universal wisdom that is Spirit. Spirit is devotion and it is by the grace of Spirit that we grow in deep selfless devotion...
Spirit is ecstatic, endless love. The kind of love thatwas revealed in Jesus. A selfless love that has no boundaries and makes no distinctions... [and] we should pray to the Lord that we too may receive an infinite boost of that divine love..."
Though now some time ago, you can re-visit the services from Holy Week and Easter, listen to some of the music played and sung during the week, re-visit the meditations of the Stations of the Cross, and hear again some of the addresses presented by the Vicar and Pastoral team - just click here.
The Parish Book Group has choosen the books it will be reading and discussing for the coming months , and is meeting regularly - if you'd like to join this group just speak to Fr Russell.
Looking ahead as the year unfolds....
As the year goes on, our Sunday 8am, 9.30am and 5.15pm Eucharist services continue, as does the Wednesday Eucharist at 9.30am, and other weekday services (see the menu on the left), for the remainder of the year. Do join us for any of these services!
On a social note, Parish Film Nites are continuing throughout 2019- on the second Monday of each month; the Parish Social Club is also meeting monthly; and
As with previous years, the Parish is again selling Entertainment Books for 2019-2020. The cost is unchanged at $60 per Book, of which $12 comes back to Christ Church funds. The Entertainment Books will be available from Sunday 31 March at the 8am and 9.30am services, or contact Gai via the Parish Office.
Details of these and all the other happenings around the Parish are available from the Parish Office or at our regular services.