Confirmation is Postponed!
After consulting with the Archdiocese of Sydney and considering several external factors, it is with a heavy heart that I convey that the Sacrament of Confirmation, which was previously scheduled to take place on the 31st August and 1st September, has to be postponed for an indefinite time. However, I will make sure that we will do the Sacrament when the situation improves, or the NSW Government has lifted the restrictions, and the Archdiocese has given us the “green light.”
The good news is that more than 70 students have almost finished their preparatory class. This Monday will be the last lesson for them. So, please keep our students and their parents in your prayers. Also, thank you to all the catechists and teachers who have worked so hard during this lockdown. May God bless you all!
Solemnity of the Assumption
This Sunday, 15th August, we will celebrate the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The celebration had been recorded since the end of the sixth century in the Eastern Church. At that time, they celebrated the feast of Dormition (or Assumption). The celebration on 15th August was proposed by Emperor Maurice, which later also became a public celebration in the Western Church.
But it was not until 1st November 1950 that this celebration was declared as official teaching in the Catholic Church. Pope Pius XII, through his Apostolic Constitution Munificentissimus Deus (The Most Bountiful God), declared that the Immaculate Virgin was taken up body and soul into the glory of heaven. She was freed from the consequences of sin, namely death and bodily corruption.
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