Father Jim phone number at Justin Villa: 98160115
Parish Lunch: Wednesday Feb 22nd at “Coopers” Plenty Rd Bundoora. 12.00 noon. Please add your name to the list, located in the foyer. All welcome. This month’s luncheon was terrific, including a special lunch menu. Grateful thanks to Margaret.
Rose Marie Prosser: During the Lenten season this year Rose Marie will be having discussions with us on how our image of God has changed over the years and how we all have a different life story to tell because we are on our own journey. This is a general guide for the discussion during the month of March. So, on Wednesday the 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th March 10.45 in the foyer, Rose Marie will be with is once again. All are welcome.
Lent: begins next Wednesday, 1st March. The distribution of ashes masses will be at 10am and 7pm Wednesday.
The Temple Bells:
The temple was built on an island and it held a thousand bells. Bells big and small, fashioned by the finest craftsmen in the world. When the wind blew or a storm raged, all the bells would peal out in a symphony that would send the heart of the hearer into raptures.
But over the centuries the island sank into the sea and, with it, the temple bells. An ancient legend said that the bells continued to peal out, ceaselessly, and could be heard by anyone who would listen. Inspired by this legend, a young man travelled thousands of miles, determined to hear those bells. He sat for days on the shore, facing the vanished island, and he listened with all his might. But all he could hear was the sound of the sea. He made every effort to block it out. But to no avail; the sound of the sea seemed to flood the world.