The AIMS OF THE MILLENNIUM CHAPEL ARE ...
• to be an oasis of peace in the heart of Paceville for all visitors of all creeds and religions;
1. Live in gratitude and thank your creator by enjoying life.
2. Be willing to carry more and more of life’s complexities with empathy.
3. Transform jealousy, anger, bitterness and hatred rather than give them back in kind.
4. Let suffering soften your heat rather than harden your soul.
5. Forgive – those who hurt you; your own sins; the unfairness of your life and God for not rescuing you.
6. Bless more and curse less.
7. Live more in a more radical sobriety.
8. Pray affectively and liturgically.
9. Be wide in your embrace.
10. Stand where you are supposed to be standing and let God provide the rest.
MON 27 6.00 pm @ WOW! Visit by the Assistant General of the Augustinian Order, Fr luis Marin, meeting with Foundation Board. Welcomers are also invited to meet the assistant general who will be accompanied by Fr provincial ray Francalanza.
TUE 28 7.00 pm Fr Hilary’s 80th Birthday Thanksgiving mass at St rita, Bay Street and dinner afterwards at nearby Bay Street restaurant with previous booking.
FRI 31 5.30 pm @ Millennium Chapel Divine Mercy Adoration
By tradition, the Catholic Church dedicates each month of the year to a certain devotion. The month of October is dedicated to the ‘Holy Rosary’, one of the best known of all Catholic devotions. October includes the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary (October 7th). The best way to celebrate the month is, of course, to pray the rosary together at the Millennium Chapel every Sunday at 5:00 pm.
In an interview published in part in the Argentine weekly “Viva” July 27, the pope listed his Top 10 tips for bringing greater joy to one’s life:
1. “Live and let live.” Everyone should be guided by this principle, he said, which has a similar expression in Rome with the saying, “Move forward and let others do the same.”
2. “Be giving of yourself to others.” People need to be open and generous toward others, he said, because “if you withdraw into yourself, you run the risk of becoming egocentric. And stagnant water becomes putrid.”
3. “Proceed calmly” in life. The pope, who used to teach high school literature, used an image from an Argentine novel by Ricardo Guiraldes, in which the protagonist — gaucho Don Segundo Sombra — looks back on how he lived his life. “He says that in his youth he was a stream full of rocks that he carried with him; as an adult, a rushing river; and in old age, he was still moving, but slowly, like a pool” of water, the pope said. He said he likes this latter image of a pool of water — to have “the ability to move with kindness and humility, a calmness in life.”
4. “A healthy sense of leisure.” The pleasures of art, literature and playing together with children have been lost, he said. “Consumerism has brought us anxiety” and stress, causing people to lose a “healthy culture of leisure.” Their time is “swallowed up” so people can’t share it with anyone. Even though many parents work long hours, they must set aside time to play with their children; work schedules make it “complicated, but you must do it,” he said. Families must also turn off the TV when they sit down to eat because, even though television is useful for keeping up with the news, having it on during mealtime “doesn't let you communicate” with each other, the pope said.
5. Sundays should be holidays. Workers should have Sundays off because “Sunday is for family,” he said.
Meditation is a very special method of praying.Prayer is bringing your mind, soul and spirit to God’s presence, to God Almighty himself. In a regular prayer, you use words to articulate your thoughts (out loud or silently). But when you meditate, instead of using your voice, you use your imagination – thoughts inside your mind. Join us every Wednesday at 19:30