Catechism of the Crisis in the Church Chapter II: THE FAITH 13) Can several religions possess the Faith? From the fact that different religions contradict themselves on fundamental points it follows that several of them cannot be true. Only one religion can be true, and that is the Catholic religion. God revealed Himself in Jesus Christ, not in Buddha or Mohammed; and Christ founded only one Church which must communicate His teaching and His grace until the end of the world. Faith in a trinitarian God, in Christ, and in the Church thus forms an indivisible unity. Church of the Child Jesus and St. Joseph ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH (Society of St. Pius X) TRADITIONAL LATIN MASS Do the different religions really contradict one another? God is either the Trinity, or He is not. If He is the Trinity, all non-Christian religions are false. But Christian confessions also contradict one another: some do not believe in the divinity of Christ, many do not believe in the real presence of the Body and Blood of Christ in the sacrament of the Eucharist, etc. Such opposite beliefs are not compatible. 14) How can we recognize that the Catholic Faith is true? Christ proved the truth of His mission by the miracles that He worked. This is why He says: “Believe you not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? Otherwise believe me for the very works’ sake’ (Jn. 14:11-12). The Apostles also established themselves by their miracles: “But they going forth preached everywhere: the Lord working withal, and confirming the word with signs that followed” (Mk. 16:20). Miracles are the proof of the divine mission of the Church Can we be sure of the existence of miracles? There have always been miracles in the Church. In fact, the existence of these miracles has never been more certain than today when, thanks to scientific knowledge and tools of investigation, we can rule out natural explanations more easily than in the past. Self-suggestion and hallucination have no place here. The multiplication of food observed by numerous persons who have in no way been influenced in advance, the resurrection of a dead man, or the sudden cure of an organ which has been almost completely destroyed can scarcely be explained in this way. The Church never recognizes a miracle so long as the slightest possibility of a natural explanation exists. Fr. Fullerton, District Superior St. Mary’s House 13 William Street Rockdale, NSW 2216 Tel.: (02) 9567 1355 Fax: (02) 9567 1360 www.sspx.com (School: Tel: (02) 9597 6956) Fr. Elias, Prior; Fr. Vachon, Assistant 280 West Botany Street Rockdale, NSW 2216 Tel.: (02) 9567 7088 (Calling hours: 9-12am; 2-5pm; 8-8.30pm) Fax: 9567 3228 Email: [email protected] Tel.: 0402597304 (Emergency only!) Confessions Sundays...7:30-7:50; 9:50-10:20 a.m. Thursdays…10:30 –10:50 a.m. 1st Fridays...6:30-6:50 p.m. Saturdays….8:30-8:50 a.m. Liturgical Offices Announcements th Sunday, 26 October: THE FEAST OF CHRIST THE KING (Icl) No 8:00 a.m. Mass 10:00 a.m. 5:30 p.m. Solemn High Mass followed by procession Vespers and no Benediction 2ND COLLECTION th PARISH Monday, 27 October: Ferial, (IVcl) 7:15 a.m. Low Mass 8:45 a.m. Benediction th Tuesday, 28 October: Sts. Simon & Jude, Apostles, (IIcl) 7:15 a.m. Low Mass 6:00 p.m. Benediction followed by Low Mass In your charity please pray for the souls of: Alma Baynie; Brian Beckinghem; Iris Joyce; Susie Daoud; Arthur Robinson; Eduardo Malabanan. Parish Help st Cleaning Roster (1 November): Stephenson & Fredericks After Mass Tea and Cakes: (2nd November): 8.30am Cakes & Serving 10.30am Cakes & Serving Mr & Mrs Cembrano Wednesday, 29th October: Ferial, (IVcl), 5:45 am. 6:00 pm. Low Mass Benediction Mr & Mrs Ibe Other Announcements 7:15 am Low Mass Catechism classes: Classes resume today. Thursday, 30th October: Ferial, (IVcl) 100’s Club: Round 6 7:15 a.m. Low Mass 10:00 a.m. Holy Hour 11:00 am Low Mass st Friday, 31 October: Ferial, (IVcl) No 7:15 a.m. Low Mass 8:50 am. Low Mass 5:30 p.m. Vespers followed by Benediction & Low Mass Saturday, 1st November : THE FEAST OF ALL SAINTS, (Icl) FIRST SATURDAY Holy Day of Obligation 7:00 am. Sung Mass 9:00 am Low Mass 5:30 pm Vespers followed by Benediction 1st Mr. Merlot #842 $100 2nd Mr. Cooke #908 $50 3rd Mrs. Myra Monteiro #927 $25 The St Joseph Calendar 2015 is now ready for sale after both masses. All profits go towards the school. See Peta Carlile. Melbourne Cup Trifectas are now on sale for 50 cents each. Prize is $400. Please see Patty Poole 4341 8494. Sunday, 2nd November: Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost (IIcl) 8:00 a.m. Low Mass ACI: C. Ulberg; ACII: J. Concepcion 10:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m. High Mass Vespers and Benediction Other Mass Centres (2nd November): No Mass Toongabbie; 10:00 a.m. at Singleton 10:00 a.m. Sung Mass on 2nd November MCI: L. Monteiro ACI: A. Amituanai TB: S. Pepping TH: S. Amituanai ACII: K. Reyes TB: A. Cofini BB: M. Didic CB: K. Goldsmith Christ the King will be celebrated today with a Solemn High Mass at 10:00 am, followed by procession and benediction. The ceremonies will be followed by Christ the King of all nations meal. All Saints Parade: On Sunday the 2nd of November, we will celebrate the Feast of All Saints. After the 10:30 a.m. Mass, there will be a BBQ, then the All Saints Parade at 1:15 p.m. Games for all will follow. All are welcome.
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