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The Holy Mother Church places upon the shoulders of parish priests amazing, thrilling and sometimes challenging tasks of pastoral care for a parish community.  Parish Priest is called its proper Pastor, a Shepherd who needs to have constantly in mind the example of the Good Shepherd.  Jesus, as presented in the Gospels, shows us a model of pastoral work in a triple task: of tending the flock that belongs to Him already, of searching for those of His who strayed and seeking out those who do not know Him yet.

Fixing our eyes on Jesus and the journey we are invited to join, as the Parish Administrator of St. Brigid's Nerang Catholic Community, I would like to acknowledge all the members of our parish, with a special attention to those who share their resources, time, skills and talents in serving Jesus in others.

As a welcoming community, we strive to care for each other and look for opportunities to bring others to Jesus.

We wish to learn that from our Patron Saint - Saint Brigid of Ireland.  Through her intercession, God was acting extraordinarily among His people.  The most famous miracle that happened in her time was the miracle of expanding cloak.  According to the legend, when St. Brigid asked the King of L:einster for land to build her monastery, he mockingly suggested she could have as much land as her cloak could cover.  Miraculously, her cloak expanded to cover a vast tract of land, enough to establish her monastery.

We also wish to cover the territory of our Parish with love and mercy of God and under St. Brigid's patronage, to show compassion to the sick and needy.

Fr Albert Wasniowski, OSPPE

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