Nazareth Catholic Parish

Grovedale, Torquay and Anglesea

is on Wednesday February 14, 2018.
There will be three masses that day, all of which will include the blessing and distribution of the Ashes.
10 am at St Therese Church Surfcoast Highway, Torquay
12 noon at Nazareth Church, Griffith St, Grovedale
7.30pm at St Therese Church, Surfcoast Highway, Torquay  


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Discovering my priesthood as a Catholic woman in a Protestant Seminary

"Discovering I was a priest by virtue of my baptism did not take away the challenge of living out my vocation in a church that does not ordain women. But it validated in me a call already consecrated and a priesthood already blessed that no one could deny. Would that be enough to support my life of lay ministry? Would it be enough to put the ordination question to rest?"

As we anticipate Lent and the call to each one of us to live more deeply in the mystery of our God, this story might present us with a real challenge. It is a deeply moving story of how one woman, Nancy Small, came to understand her priesthood in the catholic church. Read on, men and women, and be challenged! 
Some questions we might reflect upon during Lent could well be: 
  • Nancy speaks of 'a holy, hidden priesthood by nature of my baptism' - what on earth does she mean? 
  • Is this something you could start a discussion on, amongst your friends?
  • Where  and how, do I act and live as 'priest'?
  • Have I ever felt a specific 'call to ministry' - a call to recognise and put to use the gifts and God-given talents I have?