Document 365877

Catechism of the Crisis in the Church
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
(Society of St. Pius X)
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
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
(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!)
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
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
Monday, 27 October: Ferial, (IVcl)
7:15 a.m.
Low Mass
8:45 a.m.
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
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
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
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
Mr. Merlot
Mr. Cooke
Mrs. Myra Monteiro
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.