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Saint Timothy’s Final resting place … Termoli Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Termoli, in the province of Campobasso, central Italy. The dedication is to the Purification of the Virgin Mary, but is commonly ascribed to Saints Bassus and Timothy, patrons of the city. It is the seat of the Bishop of Termoli-Larino.
Born at Lystra, Lycaenia, Timothy was the son of a Greek father and Eunice, a converted Jewess. He joined St. Paul when Paul preached at Lystra replacing Barnabas, and became Paul’s close friend and confidant. Paul allowed him to be circumcised to placate the Jews, since he was the son of a Jewess, and he then accompanied Paul on his second missionary journey. When Paul was forced to flee Berea because of the enmity of the Jews there, Timothy remained, but after a time was sent to Thessalonica to report on the condition of the Christians there and to encourage them under persecution, a report that led to Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians when he joined Timothy at Corinth. Timothy and Erastus were sent to Macedonia in 58, went to Corinth to remind the Corinthians of Paul’s teaching, and then accompanied Paul into Macedonia and Achaia. Timothy was probably with Paul when the Apostle was imprisoned at Caesarea and then Rome, and was himself imprisoned but then freed. According to tradition, he went to Ephesus, became its first bishop, and was stoned to death there when he opposed the pagan festival of Katagogian in honor of Diana. Paul wrote two letters to Timothy, one written about 65 from Macedonia and the second from Rome while he was in prison awaiting execution. His feast day is January 26.
||Our Responsibility||Parochial ~ 2021 - 2025 ... Two Parishes One Mission ...
|Spiritual||Ministerial||Material||Local ~ 2021 ... Take the Way of the Gospel|
|Encounter||Listen||Discern||National ~ 2021 - 2022 Plenary Council
||Participation||Mission||Universal ~ 2021 - 2023 International Synod
We are all likely familiar with the “walk to Emmaus” (Luke 24:13-35) by two of Christ’s disciples the evening of the Resurrection in Luke’s Gospel. These two men, overcome with hopelessness and discouragement, were talking about the incredible events they had witnessed over the previous few days as they were walking to their home village of Emmaus outside of Jerusalem. These two men were anxious, despondent, and uncertain of their future and had even begun referring to Christ in the past tense.
Do we sometimes act and think like these two disciples,
as companions on the journey?
Do not our hearts burn within us while he talks with us on the road
and opens the Scriptures to us?
2 October 2022
OUR PARISH RENEWAL PROGRAM HAS FINISHED:
Two Parishes One Mission ...
Thank you on behalf of us all at St Timothy’s for your involvement and response.
Please collect your acknowledgement letters from the Narthex/Foyer this weekend.
The new pledge commitments take effect this Sunday, 2 October.
A summary of the results will be made available once Fr Gerard returns from annual leave.
12 August 2022
TWO PARISHES ONE MISSION ~ ST TIMOTHY’S & ST LUKE'S INAUGURAL PARISH GATHERING
Our Parishes ~ Unique Past, Connecting Present and Shared Future ...
SUNDAY 28th August 2022. 2 - 4pm St Luke’s Parish Hall:
- To bring Parishioners of the two communities together for the first official gathering and conversation about their new reality and shared future.
- To share personal reflections on the past and present appreciation of parish life.
- To Identify some proposed stepping-stones forward as to where both parishes discern they want to go All Parishioners from both Parishes are welcome.
2022 PARISH RENEWAL PROGRAM FOR THE PARISHES OF ST TIMOTHY’S FOREST HILL AND
ST LUKE THE EVANGELIST BLACKBURN SOUTH
Our Program will commence with our ‘Launch Weekend’ at St Timothy’s Parish on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 August, and at St Luke’s Parish on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 August. It will be coordinated by Frank Schobben from Parish First P/L who will be assisted by Sonya O’Farrell (Parish Secretary) and representatives from our two Parish communities. St Timothy’s Renewal Program Team members are: Rachel Grealy, Hubert Lobo, Alfred Lee, Anico Yee, Thuan Tran, and Kelvin Nguyen. St Luke’s Renewal Program Team members are: Margaret Gearon, Melina Barcellona, Steven Kilroe-Smith, Dale Dixon, Steven Brennan, David Prabha, and Greg McKeown. We encourage you to be actively involved – read the materials, listen to the speakers and follow the Program with weekly updates through SMS and on our Parish websites.
PARISHIONER FORUM: Save the date! We will hold a special one-hour Parishioner Forum – on Thursday 1 September at 7:30 pm in St Luke’s Church (46 Orchard Grove, Blackburn South). All Parishioners from our two communities are invited. It’s the main meeting of the Program and will be an ideal opportunity for you to contribute to the discussion on the future priorities and plans for our Parishes.
20 July 2022
15 July 2022
Please find pdf attached a letter from the Archbishop (130 KB) following his return from the Fifth Plenary Council.
CATHOLIC ARCHDIOCESE OF MELBOURNE ~ Our local Church in Melbourne has brought together this Report in response to Pope Francis’ invitation for the universal Church to reflect upon: ‘For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation and Mission’; the theme of the 16th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops which will take place on October 2023. The Report will now take its part in a combined national report, which will be sent to the General Secretariat for the Synod of Bishops to be considered alongside contributions from other parts of the Church around the world. Please be encouraged to read the voices from our people, and the introductory message from the Archbishop.
The Community of St Timothy acknowledges the Wurundjeri People as the traditional owners of this land.
We also acknowledge the continued deep spiritual attachment and relationship of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples to this country and commit ourselves to the ongoing journey of Reconciliation.