March 2020 - News Flash #9 

Kia ora. I hope this email brings connection to your journey this lent & beyond...


Joseph of the Journey

As I’ve been listening this past month, I have been reflecting on St Joseph, our congregation's patron (19th March feast day). Through listening, seven vulnerable words have really stayed with me (“I feel like I just keep falling"). I wonder, did Joseph feel like he fell too? Would he be a skateboarder today? What did his struggles lead him to?...

>> ​Read on & VIEW the painting...


New In-store & Online

Have you ever been to St Mary MacKillop's tomb in North Sydney? If you have then you'll know there is a fantastic gift shop and cafe next door. You can now find our cartoon St Mary MacKillop greeting cards and new bookmarks in-store there. These are also available for purchase via Our bookmarks are also on sale this month!

​>> View Bookmarks 
>> View MMK Greeting Cards

>> Visit Mary MacKillop Place gift shop


Tomorrow is Hope

Blue Robinson has had a chance to pause and reflect on the bushfires. As he was joining with the rest of Australia (and the world) in taking stock of the loss, he put pen to paper. He then enlisted the help of didgeridoo player, William Barton to create a powerful poem called 'Tomorrow Is Hope'.

>> LISTEN and read more here...


The Neglected Last Supper

After years of neglect, Plautilla Nelli’s 1568 Last Supper has been restored. In Florence, there is a group working to make sure that women get the acknowledgement they deserve. And thanks to their efforts, one incredible painting by a 16th-century nun is getting its rightful place in the spotlight!

>> View & read more here...


Parish Bulletin Design 

Most parish bulletins are well... not easy on the eye.  In 2015, Catholic Creatives (an online community of artists and entrepreneurs), met specifically to diagnose the issue of important information getting lost in bad bulletin design. This article has ten ways to clean up your parish bulletin design (so people will actually read it).

>> Read the 10 WAYS here...

Food For Thought

"The end of the world for a caterpillar is a butterfly.”
~ Anthony De Mello
“The difference between confusion and ‘don't know’ is that confusion can only see one way out and that way is blocked, while ‘don't know’ is open to miracles and insights.”
~ Joyce Rupp
"Have patience and persevere in the holy exercise of meditation; be content to begin with small steps till you have legs to run, better still wings to fly. Be content to be obedient, which is never a small thing for a soul which has chosen God for its portion. And be resigned to be, for the present, a little bee in the hive which will soon become a large bee capable of making honey."
​~ St Padre Pio

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