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blessed sacramentNext Sunday is the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi).  This feast celebrates one of our treasures: the sacramental presence of Jesus – body, blood, soul, and divinity – in the Eucharistic elements of bread and wine.  He is our food for the journey, and what a consolation it is to have his Eucharistic Presence with us in all the tabernacles of our Churches.

If you are in Brisbane, you have an extra opportunity to celebrate this mystery with the visit of Missionaries of the Holy Eucharist Father David Nugent and seminarian Barry Braum, who will be leading a series of retreats and workshops over the coming weeks.  There are plenty of opportunities for you to hear them.  Below is the program and information.

Program for Fr David Nugent MSE and seminarian Barry Braum: Brisbane, 2013

THEME running through these days will be on different moments of the public life of Jesus Christ.

 

1st June

Villa Maria

Saturday

Villa Maria All Day Retreat – Hostel Chapel

Mass 9am – Retreat 11am – 4pm

 

2nd June

Sunday

Corpus Christi Procession – Indooroopilly

 

3rd June

Monday

10am – 12noon

Workshop

Villa Maria

 

1pm – 4pm

Adoration

 

 

4pm – 9pm

Confessions

 

4th June

Tuesday

9am – 12 noon

Confessions

Villa Maria

 

1pm – 3pm

Workshop

 

 

4pm – 9pm

Adoration

 

5th June

Wednesday

8am – 12noon

Adoration

Villa Maria

 

1pm – 6pm

Confessions

 

 

7pm – 9pm

Workshop

 

6th June

Thursday

Banyo Nundah Parish Retreat

7th June

Friday

Banyo Nundah Parish Retreat

8th June

Saturday

Banyo Nundah Parish Retreat

 

9th June

Sunday

Day of Adoration

 

10th June

Monday

10am – 12 noon

Workshop

Villa Maria

 

1pm – 5pm

Confessions

 

 

6pm – 9pm

Adoration

 

11th June

Tuesday

10am – 12noon

Workshop

Villa Maria

 

1pm – 4pm

Adoration

 

 

4pm – 9pm

Confessions

 

12th June

Wednesday

9am – 12 noon

Confessions

Villa Maria

 

1pm – 3pm

Workshop

 

 

4pm – 9pm

Adoration

 

13th June

Thursday

Day of Adoration

14th June

Friday

Day of Adoration

 

15th June

Saturday

Marian Valley Retreat Day 9am – 4pm

Theme – The Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ

16th June

Sunday

Marian Valley Retreat Day 9am – 4pm

Theme – The Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ

 

17th June

Monday

2pm – 10pm

Confessions – Villa Maria

 

18th June

Tuesday

2pm – 10pm

Confessions – Villa Maria

 

19th June

Wednesday

Departs

 

FURTHER DETAILS REGARDING PROGRAM

 

Workshops – Each workshop with Fr. Nugent and Barry will be two hours duration.  The theme running through these will be on different moments of the public life of Jesus Christ.  These will be in the conference room to the left of the court yard (opposite to the tea room).We would appreciate you replying to this email or texting 0408 420320 and indicating what workshops you are hoping to attend so we have an idea of numbers.  We hope to welcome all, so want to make sure we have space.  Of course you may attend even if you do not reply.

Adoration – In the Adoration Chapel.  These are periods of time Fr. Nugent and Barry will silently adore.  Everyone is welcome to adore silently at this time as well.

Confessions – also in the Adoration Chapel confessional.  We won’t be taking bookings for this either.

Mass Times – Fr Nugent will be offering the weekend Masses Saturday 1st June and Sunday 2nd June in the Hostel Chapel.  And the following dates in the Adoration Chapel 7.30 am Mass on 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 10th, 11th, 12th,13th, 17th, 18th, 19th

Villa Maria Retreat Program –  Saturday June 1st – Adorers Retreat – All day  – Villa Maria Hostel Chapel, entrance Warren St, Fortitude Valley

9am Mass followed by adoration until 11am when Retreat begins

12.45 Lunch; 2pm Meditation; 4pm Finish with Benediction.

Please bring lunch.  Tea, coffee and drinks provided

 

 

Corpus Christi Procession – 2pm, Sunday 2nd June, Nudgee Jnr:  Twigg St, Indooroopilly.  More information can be found on www.corpuschristibrisbane.com

World Wide Solemn Holy Hour of Eucharistic Adoration, simultaneously, with the Holy Father in Rome 5pm – Here in Australia it will be Monday 1am 3rd June. 

MARIAN VALLEY, CANUNGRA – All welcome to attend.  The programme for each day is: 9.00am Meditation with Exposition. 10.40am Rosary. 11.00am Mass. 12pm Holy Hour Thanksgiving.  1pm Lunch.  2pm Meditation. 4pm Finish.

 

While the retreats are free, donations to help cover expenses and support

the Missionaries of the Most Holy Eucharist are always welcome.

 

* Word document of the program: Program for Fr David Nugent MSE and seminarian Barry Braum

A grace-filled weekend

In this Year of Grace here in Australia, I can certainly say that I’ve had a grace-filled weekend.  Being a priest currently “appointed to further studies,” I don’t have a particular parish that I am attached to, so while I’m home for the North American “summer break,” I have a bit more freedom to attend things I might not normally be able to attend.  [I’m starting to wonder if this is what retirement is like?!  (Any thoughts on that Mum?!!)  Anyway, thoughts of retirement will be a distant memory in six months time, I’m sure!]

On Saturday (30 June 2012) I was very pleased to be able to join in the celebration of the Diamond Wedding Anniversary Mass for John and Maria Rego of Indooroopilly Parish.  The principal celebrant of the Mass was their son, Father Michael.  John and Maria’s other children led the music and proclaimed the readings, and their grandchildren read the Prayer fo the Faithful.  Holy Family Church was filled with family, friends and well-wishers for this joyous celebration.

The sanctuary of Holy Family Church, Indooroopilly, Brisbane, Australia

The Rego family have been parishioners of Holy Family Parish since coming to Australia many years ago.  I hope someone got a picture of Mr and Mrs Rego (especially Mr Rego) when the Papal Blessing was read out and presented to them at the conclusion of Mass – his smile said it all.  Both have been quite ill, but everyone was delighted that they made it to their special anniversary day.  I’m sure all present will remember the joy on their faces as they walked down the aisle together at the end of Mass on Saturday to the strains of the familiar “Wedding March.”  It was also very moving to see the happy couple in the hall after Mass, enjoying the moment of being surrounded by their children, grandchildren, and extended family.  Thank you, Mr & Mrs Rego, for your faithful witness to married love over the sixty years of your life together.   [Some other photos that I took on Saturday can be seen here].

Corpus Christi Church, Nundah, Brisbane, Australia

This morning (Sunday 1 July 2012) I joined the celebration of Mass at Corpus Christi Church, Nundah.   I joked with the Parish Priest that I came because I heard that there was “a new preacher in town.”   That was literally true, because a newly ordained priest, Father David Nugent, is currently giving a series of missions, retreats, and talks in Brisbane, Toowoomba, and in other parts of Australia.  Father David (an Irishman, based in France) is a Missionary of the Most Holy Eucharist.  This group – a public clerical association founded in 2007 – has as its charism the promotion of perpetual eucharistic adoration in parishes and dioceses.  Father David will be doing exactly that during his time among us.  Find our more about him here and about the mission programme here.  Don’t miss this opportunity, in this Year of Grace, to find out what blessings eucharistic adoration can bring you and your family.  [A couple more photos from today here].

Father David Nugent, a newly ordained priest from the Missionaries of the Most Holy Eucharist, will arrive in Queensland this Friday 29 June 2012 to give Perpetual Adoration Missions at Banyo-Nundah Parish and also in Toowoomba.  He will also give various retreats while here.

Details and times of the missions and retreats to which all are welcome can be found here: litany-of-the-most-holy-eucharist-july-mission-details.  [On page one is the Liturgy of the Blessed Sacrament, and on page two is the list of venues and times].

More information about how this visit of Father Nugent came to be, and also about Father himself can be found at: http://www.adorationqld.org/mission.html

Come and find out how Eucharistic Adoration can change your life.

“The time you spend with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is the best time you will spend on earth. Each moment that you spend with Jesus will deepen your union with Him and make your soul everlastingly more glorious and beautiful in Heaven, and will help bring about an everlasting peace on earth.”  — Blessed Teresa of Calcutta