Brothers and sisters, welcome to our parish. We are a Catholic Community and family gathered through faith in God, to share our gifts and celebrate life in the service of each other, while reaching out to the wider community.
Secular Franciscan Order
Youth & Young
Community & Special Masses
Yesterday we celebrated Feast Mass of St Clare and Profession of Danica to the Secular Franciscan Order. “May the Lord bless and keep you; may He make His Face shine upon you and be merciful to you; may He turn His Countenance toward you and give you His Peace!”
This evening we celebrated the Transitus of St. Clare, the eve of her feast day, to commemorate her death and entry into eternal life. This service honored Clare’s life by interweaving readings and songs with the reverencing of symbols of Clare’s religious life.
Watch Video Sessions with with Fr John Nguyen OFM Cap
Walk and Talk Pilgrim at Morialta Conversation Park, including meditation on the Stations of The Cross according to the method of St Francis of Assisi.
Retreat organised by Divine Mercy Prayer Group Newton Parish. Fr. Jilto George CMI led us into a deeper understanding of intimate relationship with God. Beautiful contemplation on the the Gospel about Jesus Anointed by a Sinful Woman (Luke 7:36- 50). God is generous, rich in mercy and love.
On Sunday February 24th St Francis of Assisi Newton Parish celebrated Youth and Young Adults Mass 1st Birthday. We just wanted to take a moment and say “thank you” to everyone for all the support throughout the year.
“You shall obtain all you ask of me by recitation of the Rosary.”
Family Consecration to Mary
O Immaculata, Queen of heaven and earth, our life, our sweetness, and our hope, on this day we the (Family Surname) family come before you to consecrate ourselves to you as your possession and property.
We praise God because he has brought us together to give ourselves to you our Mother. We do this because Jesus said on the Cross, “Behold your Mother.” We need you, Mother Mary, to help us to be a truly Catholic family. Enter into our family life. Repeat to us the words you spoke at Cana, “Do whatever He tells you.” Help us to overlook one another’s faults, to forgive as Jesus has forgiven us, and to love one another as Our Lord has asked us to love.
Please use our family to crush the head of the serpent. Ask your Spouse, St. Joseph, Protector of the universal Church, to keep us one in mind and heart with your Son’s Vicar, Pope Francis.
Today you have become the Queen of our hearts and home. May our home be a “City of the Immaculata,” where the Sacred Heart of Jesus reigns forever. Amen.
(…) O God, Who in Thine ineffable providence didst choose Blessed Joseph to be the spouse of Thy most Holy Mother, grant that as we venerate him as our protector on earth, we may deserve to have him as our intercessor in Heaven, Thou Who livest and reignest forever and ever. R. Amen.
Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel;
he has come to his people and set them free.
He has raised up for us a mighty savior,
born of the house of his servant David.
Through his holy prophets he promised of old
that he would save us from our enemies,
from the hands of all who hate us. (…)
My God, I offer You this Rosary for Your glory, so I can honor your Holy Mother, the Blessed Virgin, so I can share and meditate upon her suffering. I humbly beg you to give me true repentance for all my sins. Give me wisdom and humility, so that I may receive all the indulgences contained in this prayer. (…)
Our mother of sorrows, with strength from above you stood by the cross, sharing in the sufferings of Jesus, and with tender care you bore him in your arms, mourning and weeping.
We praise you for your faith, which accepted the life God planned for you. We praise you for your hope, which trusted that God would do great things in you. We praise you for your love in bearing with Jesus the sorrows of his passion.
Holy Mary, may we follow your example, and stand by all your children who need comfort and love.
Mother of God, stand by us in our trials and care for us in our many needs. Pray for us now and at the hour of our death.
On a dark night,
Kindled in love with yearnings – oh, happy chance! –
I went forth without being observed,
My house being now at rest. …
O God, who willed that your Only Begotten Son should undergo the Cross to save the human race, grant, we pray, that we, who have known his mystery on earth, may merit the grace of his redemption in heaven. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
“Be still, and know that I am God “