Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
Today we come together to celebrate the first Sunday in Advent. This is a time in our church calendar when we are to wait expectantly for the coming of the Christ child at Christmas. It is also a time to wait for the return of Christ in the Second Coming. It is a time of waiting.
This time of year is also a time in our Diocese when we hold Ordinations in the Cathedral. Many of you will remember Chris Bate who will be ordained priest at this time. Please keep Chris and the family in your prayers as he prepares to take up his new role in the parish of Booval.
As a diocese we also wait expectantly for our newly appointed Bishop of the Southern region, the Very Reverend John Roundhill. Please pray for John, Frances and the children as they prepare to return to our diocese for John to take up his appointment in April 2018. John is currently the Dean of the cathedral in Bendigo. His former parish in Brisbane was Aspley-Albany Creek.
God’s peace,