Parish of Gosnells Mission Statement
We, the parishioners of Gosnells, will endeavour to live the "Truth" by leading and reaching out to build peoples' faith in God. We hope to achieve this through education, involvement, communication and outreach, while valuing the past, present and future needs of our multicultural community so that we will lead the parish to the "Fullness of Life in Christ."
What is the Year of Mercy?
Pope Francis says, "We need constantly to contemplate the mystery of mercy. It is a wellspring of joy, serenity, and peace. Our salvation depends on it. Mercy: the word reveals the very mystery of the Most Holy Trinity. Mercy: the ultimate and supreme act by which God comes to meet us. Mercy: the fundamental law that dwells in the heart of every person who looks sincerely into the eyes of his brothers and sisters on the path of life. Mercy: the bridge that connects God and man, opening our hearts to the hope of being loved forever despite our sinfulness.
At times we are called to gaze even more attentively on mercy so that we may become a more effective sign of the Father’s action in our lives. For this reason I have proclaimed an Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy as a special time for the Church, a time when the witness of believers might grow stronger and more effective.
The motto for the year, Merciful like the Father, serves as an invitation to follow the merciful example of God who asks us not to judge or condemn but to offer love and forgiveness instead.
The Year of Mercy commenced on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception on 8 December 2015 and will conclude on Sunday, 20 November 2016, the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe.