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Faiths 4 Climate Change - Global Day of Action.

The following Powerpoint presentation captures the Sisters of Mercy Parramatta's participation in the Faiths 4 Climate Change Global Day of Action on Sunday, October 17th, 2021 at 11.00am.

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Faiths 4 Climate Change - Global Day of Action.

The following Powerpoint presentation captures the Sisters of Mercy Parramatta's participation in the Faiths 4 Climate Change Global Day of Action on Sunday, October 17th, 2021 at 11.00am.

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Doing Theology in an Evolutionary Way

Diarmuid O’Murchu is a member of the Sacred Heart Missionary Order and a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin Ireland.

He is a social psychologist whose working life has been mostly in social ministry –predominantly in London. Diarmuid has written many books in which he explores the development of religious thought and controversial issues.

'Spirituality dwells with the evolutionary spirit ever luring us into deeper awareness (consciousness) of the mystery that is our very existence. This is largely a new horizon for theological discernment, with attunement to the Great Spirit at its very core.'

Watch an interview with Diarmuid by Robert Ellsberg of Orbis Books, about his latest book, 'Doing Theology in an Evolutionary Way' recorded on 29 September 2021.

Diarmuid will address the following questions at the webinar:
How does Doing Theology in an Evolutionary Way differ from Doing Theology in the Inherited Landscapes?
What changing worldviews and new contextual horizons are driving this shift?

To Join the Zoom Meeting, download the flyer here

Season of Creation: 1 September-4 October

As the Season of Creation gets underway this year, we are each challenged to reflect on our lifestyle, especially during these moments of health, social and environmental crisis.

We are called to 'reflect on how the way we eat, consume, travel, or the way we use water, energy, plastics, and many other material goods, is often harmful to the earth.
Let us choose to change! 




Church on the Way: Pope's Prayer Intention for August

Let us pray for the Church, that she may receive from the Holy Spirit the grace and strength to reform herself in the light of the Gospel.

The specific vocation of the Church is evangelization, which isn’t proselytism, no. Its vocation is evangelization; even more, the Church’s identity is evangelization.
We can only renew the Church by discerning God’s will in our daily life and embarking on a transformation guided by the Holy Spirit. Our own reform as persons is that transformation. Allowing the Holy Spirit, the gift of God in our hearts, remind us what Jesus taught and help us put it into practice.
Let us begin reforming the Church with a reform of ourselves, without prefabricated ideas, without ideological prejudices, without rigidity, but rather by moving forward based on spiritual experience —an experience of prayer, an experience of charity, an experience of service.
I dream of an even more missionary option: one that goes out to meet others without proselytism and that transforms all its structures for the evangelization of today’s world.
Let us remember that the Church always has difficulties, always is in crisis, because she’s alive. Living things go through crises. Only the dead don’t have crises.
Let us pray for the Church, that she may receive from the Holy Spirit the grace and strength to reform herself in the light of the Gospel.

Pope Francis,  August 2021