“We need to create still broader opportunities for a more incisive female presence in the Church….This presents a great challenge for pastors and theologians, who are in a position to recognise more fully what this entails with regard to the possible role of women in decision-making in different areas of the Church’s life.”
Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium, n103/104.
Each year at the Opening School Mass of St Joseph’s Primary School, Merriwa, we pray for:
God’s blessing upon us all, that like a young tree, we will grow, not just through the learning and wisdom we receive, but especially through the love, care and support we give to one another in our community at St Joseph’s School and as part of St Anne’s Parish.
Sitting down to afternoon tea with Belinda, Crystal and Lily was like most conversations involving a five-year-old − plenty of questions, laughter and cake crumbs on the floor. Yet in many ways the discussion that unfolded was anything but typical.