Apocalyptic forms of writing gave encouragement and hope in times of crisis and danger. This type of writing appeared before Jesus was born (eg. Daniel 7). The most important task of apocalyptic literature was to convince readers that God is more powerful than any forces of evil.

The four Gospels present the ‘Good News’ of Jesus Christ, his life and teachings, suffering, death and resurrection. Each is written in Greek decades after Jesus died (around 30 CE) for particular communities.

Follow the links to for introduction to St Paul, his co-workers, communities he founded and letters.

After Jesus’ death and resurrection, stories and memories of him circulated by word of mouth. Jesus’ disciples, including Paul and his companions traveled and founded new communities.

The first five books of the Bible are called the Torah by Jewish people who consider these the most sacred of all texts. Christians refer to these books as the Pentateuch (Gk ‘Five scrolls’).

The Bible is a collection of books, written through centuries, by different individuals and groups, each with a particular community in mind. Every book reflects the social and cultural circumstances and theological understandings of the time.

Because of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection, life is not ended but changed by death. The true destiny of every person is to be eternally in union with God who loved each one into existence.

Principles of Catholic Social Teaching are Gospel based principles, which should underpin our social interactions, the structure and life of our institutions and communities, and our approaches to ministry, service, promotion of justice.

Jesus announced his mission;  
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because God has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour”… (Luke 4:18-19)

Life involves suffering as well as happiness and joy.  Human suffering is not willed by God.

Items of Interest

Psalms and readings from the Liturgy of the Hours, and Mass readings.

Upcoming Events

3 Aug
WHEEL OF PRAYER DAY
03.08.2019 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Choose 4 workshops with expert presenters from our Diocese o help us to grow in awareness of different prayer forms

Attachments:

WHEEL OF PRAYER DAY 3 August 2019 PosterA.pdf