Our Parish Prays
Christian meditation is based on our Christian faith that “The Kingdom of God is within us” (Luke 17:21) and “The Spirit of Jesus lives within us pleading on our behalf to the Father” (Romans 8:26-27). In meditation one enters more deeply into the space within and experiences the love of God already present in our hearts. Following the Benedictine tradition, John Main OSB states, “Meditation is the missing contemplative dimension of much of Christian life today. It deepens one’s reverence for the sacraments and reading of Scripture.” This group welcomes all on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month at 2.00pm in St Monica’s Centre, Tugun for one hour.
Holy Trinity Charismatic Prayer Group and Rosary Team began around 1974 and meets on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month at St Augustine’s at 11.00am for about one hour.
The time together is for prayer, praise, singing, a Bible reading or teaching fellowship. For many years, attendance was between 30 and 40 but now numbers have diminished and new members or visitors are most welcome.
The rosary team meets for the rosary on the 4th Thursday of each month at 10.00am in St Augustine’s Parish Centre, Coolangatta.
Echo of Fatima
To respond to the request of Our Lady of Fatima, the Echo of Fatima meets every Wednesday from 5.00pm in the chapel at St Monica’s, Tugun for 2 hours to offer prayers of reparation and to pray for those who cannot pray for themselves.
Some people stay only for half-an-hour or whatever time they have, and the time in prayer is offered as a penance by those who, in spending time in prayer, give up family time. Prayers are offered for priests, those deceased and for the problems of people locally and throughout the world.
Ecumenically with the Border Council of Churches
Our parish representative meets regularly with the Border Council of Churches, a group of churches of different Christian denominations based around the Queensland and New South Wales border, from Tallebudgera, Qld to Kingscliff, NSW. Ministers and members of the churches gather on regular occasions for support and for shared worship, such as at Easter Pentecost and Advent.