Welcome to St Joan of Arc Catholic Parish, Haberfield.
Greater Sydney will be in COVID-19 lockdown till 12.01am Saturday 28th August
All Churches will be closed until Sunday 29th August.
See bulletin included in this website for Readings of the Sunday
see here for suggestions for prayer in time of lockdown.
And please be prepared for some restrictions even if the full lockdown is lifted.
St David’s Uniting Church invites support for a great initiative.
18th Sunday of Ordinary Time – 1 August 2021
The gospel for today continues on from the feeding of the crowd with the 5 loaves and two fish. In Year B of the cycle of Sunday Readings the Gospels are usually from Mark, but as it is a short Gospel, the compilers of the Lectionary have inserted Chapter 6 from the gospel of John in Year B. This is read inclusively from 17th Sunday to 22nd Sunday. This year we will miss two Sundays as 8th August is Solemnity of St Mary of the Cross and 15th will be the Feast of the Assumption and each has proper readings.
Chapter 6 of John gives the teaching on the Bread of Life.
This passage is an invitation to reflect and pray about what Jesus means to you and what his gift of himself in love means to you: because the gift of the Eucharist, at its heart, is a gift of limitless love.