St Hilda's Anglican Catholic Church Service Times

You are invited to join us for Anglican Catholic Holy Communion / Mass on:
Every Sunday, Maitland NSW Australia. Venue: St Marys School Chapel in Victoria St. Mass at 11am.
Fr Matthew Kirby for further details.
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Thursday, 23 April 2015

Natural Disaster For Locals

Monday night and Tuesday saw our town and many others in this area hit by ferocious storm. These photos are showing Maitland NSW, only a short walk from our chapel. The last few days has seen loss of life and property within our community.

"And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm. But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!" Matthew 8:26-27 (KJV)

Jesus brought calm amongst the storm when the disciples where fearful, so we pray:
Jesus, bring calm to those suffering from flooding, power shortages, business and transport problems as a direct effect of the weather. Turn around this terrible situation for good.

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28 (KJV)

Many people’s lives have been shattered by the current flooding. Jesus offers to relieve our burden, so we pray:
Jesus, we turn to you in faith for comfort and guidance. We pray that people take this opportunity to reach out in the right way to those affected by the flooding. We pray for strength and perseverance for families affected and those helping them like neighbours, medical staff, volunteers and rescue services.  Give them hope in this time of uncertainty.

We especially pray for those who have lost their lives.
Rest eternal grant unto them O Lord, and let your light perpetual shine upon them.
We also pray for their family and friends.
Lord, comfort the family and friends of those who have lost their lives. Guide them through these dark days, bring your light into their lives so that they may sense your presence and goodness, even in their time of mourning.

Lord Jesus Christ, son of the living God, have mercy on our small community.

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