ON FRIDAYS after evening Mass from 8.10pm to 9.15pm (in the church hall) all are very welcome for our Journey to Christmas with Bishop Robert Barron –
A DEEP, BIBILICAL LOOK AT JESUS CHRIST ALL ARE VERY WELCOME!!!
The better we understand Jesus, the better we understand ourselves. But who was Jesus, this itinerant preacher whom many called the Messiah? In Priest, Prophet, King, you’ll discover Jesus as the Anointed One–the ultimate priest, prophet, and king foreshadowed throughout the Hebrew Scriptures. Using biblical insights and engaging stories, Bishop Barron affirms that we see Jesus most clearly through the lens of the Old Testament.
WALK 6 (11TH January 2019) – KINGS OF KINGS
The kingdom of God is the very presence of God among men. Jesus is the perfect King because he is, in his very person, the Kingdom. All true kingship rests on order and rule, and is based on truth, not only on authority. The kingship of God flows from the truth about the nature of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Those who enter into the kingdom of God enter into the divine life of the Triune God; they are filled with the power and love of God, able to serve just as the Son of God came to serve. The laity especially fulfil their work of kingship in Christ within the spheres of marriage and family life, the development of culture, socio-economics, public and political service, and international peace.
Through this deeply biblical program, you will better understand Jesus, become more familiar with Scripture, and realise your own priestly, prophetic, and kingly mission, received when you are baptised “into Christ.”
WALK 5 (4TH January 2019) – ORDERING THE KINGDOM
David, the greatest Old Testament king who foreshadowed Christ and was also his ancestor, ruled the Israelite kingdom according to God’s purposes. He was chosen by God and sought to bring glory to God by leading his people justly and according to God’s will. David understood that a true king was first and foremost a servant of God, sacrificing his desires and aspirations for the good of the people and the kingdom.
WALK 4 – THE WORD MADE FLESH – 21st December 2018
With the Incarnation, the actual Word of God became man and lived among us. Far exceeding the messages from the prophets, Jesus Christ is the Word or logos (mind) of God in the flesh. He is the full revelation of God and so his every word and action transmits the thoughts and desires of the one, true God. He orders all to himself and is the “way and the truth and the life” because of his divine nature.
WALK 3 – CHALLENGING FALSE WORSHIP – 14th December 2018
The prophet speaks the word of God, dispelling falsehood and encouraging all who hear to worship and obey the one, true God. False worship is at the root of all sin. The prophets of the Old Testament proclaimed God’s word and sought to rid the Hebrews of false worship and bring them into obedience to the established covenants. Bishop Barron sees Elijah as the archetype of a prophet, especially in his challenging encounter with and triumph over the priests of Baal, a false, but greatly feared, god.
WALK 2 – THE HIGH PRIEST – 7th December 2018
The fulfilment of the priestly role comes in the person of Jesus Christ, who is the perfect sacrifice, the altar, and the eternal high priest, all in one. Fully God and fully man, he lives eternally to intercede for God’s people. No longer are we separated from God by the sin of the first priest, Adam, but because of the sacrifice and continual intercession of Christ, the final and complete high priest, we again can walk in adoratio with God
WALK 1 – ADORATIO – 30th November 2018
Until the Fall, Adam, the first priest, walked in easy fellowship with God in the Garden of Eden, in adoratio. The root of “adoration,” adoratio means “face to face” and describes the vocation of a priest, living in communion with God and seeking to intercede for the people through sacrifice. Through our Baptism, we are also called to be priests, not ordained, but living in communion with God and seeking to draw others to him through our sacrifices of love.
ALL ARE VERY WELCOME!!!