Our Lady of the Southern Cross Parish is a safe community of love that believes in the power of the Holy Spirit to change lives and form disciples who bring people to Jesus.
As a disciple I commit to grow by worshipping, connecting, learning, serving, giving and making disciples.
Some things only God can do, but many acts of change can be embraced by us; it could be your marriage, your relationships, your work, your business, your studies or your entire life.
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age (Matt. 28:18–20).
This was, and still is, Jesus’ plan to spread God’s kingdom throughout the world, and we all have a part to play.
To worship means to show God’s worth through how we respond to the knowledge and understanding of Him in our life.
Our primary act of worship is the celebration of the Eucharist. It is when we come together as a community of believers that we make memories of who we are and whose we are.
When we stop learning about Jesus, we also stop growing in our path to discipleship. Our parish offers general catechesis and small Bible study groups in order to achieve spiritual growth and form disciples.
We expect each parishioner to participate in at least one programme a year.
It is the responsibility of every parishioner to build community, to be actively part of the life of the parish and to intentionally reach out to others; to achieve that, we encourage the formation of connect groups who meet monthly.
Our goal is that every parishioner be involved in at least one ministry because we believe that God has given you something to offer.
The Bible says that giving generously and happily is a reminder that God is the supplier of everything, He is the GIVER. In our Parish we teach and encourage our community to put God first through generous giving. No one should be excluded from this. If someone has less, they give less; if someone has more, they give more. We give our “first fruits” back to God and so our giving becomes a priority and it is planned.
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