The Record carried a report on the latest step in preparing for the Synod meeting in October 2023. (Pope Francis recently announced that, as in Australia’s Plenary Council, the Assembly will be held in two sessions with the second in October 2024) The report, titled Continental Working Document, can be read HERE
The Continental Working Document is a heroic distillation of the insights captured in over one hundred national Bishop ‘s conference’s submissions. Exactly what was involved in this task is well described in the Record item, and it was awesome. Three of the working group were from Australia – Archbishop Timothy Costelloe, Susan Pascoe and Father Ormond Rush.
The Continental Working Document has been released for public consideration and response although on a very short timeline. Submissions must be uploaded online by 9th December 2022. The Document can be found HERE
If there was an expression of interest, a meeting can be arranged to inspect and reflect on the Working Document and submit our thoughts. Please leave a comment if you would be interested, with an email contact.
The latest bulletin can be found HERE
This bulletin shows the parish in the run-up to the end of the liturgical year (Year C) with another three weeks remaining before Advent (27 November). There will be a communal meal on Friday 4 November from 6.00pm in the Parish Centre. BYO drinks and a plate for sharing.
And with the First Holy Communicants celebrating earlier this month, another cohort of our young will prepare for their Confirmation on Sunday 13th November. They will be presented to the community next Sunday, 6th November. Please pray for them and their parents.
There are several opportunities to support parish outreach. The Mango Project 2022 will deliver boxes of mangoes in the month of November to benefit the Ruma Abedona Hospice in Kolkata, India. There will be the sale of avocadoes donated by a parishioner 13th November, which will fund the local chapter of the St Vincent de Paul Society Christmas deliveries. And the Archbishop’s LifeLink Christmas Appeal will launch later this November. Please look out for these and help where possible.
The Bulletin also has details and contacts for many events which offer a chance to enter more deeply into our faith. Look through the list for those that resonate.
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The most recent Parish Bulletins are now accessible and some of the key items are:
- St Vincent de Paul feast day celebrations. There was a parish morning tea and also parish members travelled to Karrakup to join Australian members of the Vincentian Congregation
- The 2022 Mango Project was initiated with the aim of replicating last year’s generous support of the Ruma Abedona Hospice in Kolkata, India
- Daily Rosary in honour of Our Lady in the month of October
- First Holy Communion in the parish, with seven making their first Holy Communion in a welcoming and holy Sunday mass – 16th October
- A concentrated listing of religious events of general appeal to show that there are many opportunities to expand the horizon of our faith development.
- Notice of another fundraiser for St Aloysius’ charity outreach when parishioners offered their avocados for sale at mass. Bring your cash on Sunday 13 November!
Click HERE for the Bulletin.
Happy Mothers’ Day for 2022.
The Bulletin has items drawing attention to today as the World Day of Prayers for Vocations – and that is for every vocation for each of us, clerical and religious and lay men and women. Each vocation is from God and to be valued as our ‘talent’ as described in the Gospel which we will return to God at the Last Judgement as enhanced or diminished.
Another item is the news that our Archbishop was this week elected the President of the Conference of Australian Catholic Bishops (ACBC) replacing Archbishop Coleridge. He will be the first Western Australian president of the ACBC and the first from a religious order, in his case the Salesian Order.
As from 12.01am Friday 29th April 2022 WA Health requirements relating to Covid-19 will be relaxed. With respect to the Parish Church,
- Masks are no longer mandatory
- Congregation numbers and spacing limits are removed
Common sense would indicate
- Do not attend with Covid or flu-like symptoms
- Maintain physical distancing and/or masking if you are concerned
See the State government website HERE for full details and the Archdiocesan guideline HERE
The Bulletin for this Sunday can be linked in HERE . Some points are,
- Parish celebration for Birthdays – Fr Thomas and Lesley Smith
- Project Compassion 3rd Week
- Easter ceremony dates and times
- Prayer for the flooded people of NSW and QLD
The Bulletin cannot be reused under Covid provisions and for your reference during the week, Take it home with you after mass.
The Bulletins for the 1st Sunday and 2nd Sunday of lent are uploaded.
Key items from the bulletin for the 1st Sunday of Lent are
- The latest Covid-19 arrangements applicable this week
- The changes to the Sacramental Program planning
- Start of the Project Compassion project for 2022
The main points from that of the 2nd Sunday of Lent are
- Lenten devotions and preparation reflections
- Dates and times of this year’s Easter Ceremonies
- Special prayer for those suffering in the floods on the east seaboard
The Vicar General has issued the full requirements applicable to places of worship throughout the Archdiocese of Perth dealing with Covid-19 level 2 measures as determined by the WA Government, effective Thursday 3 March 2022 and ongoing.
The requirements can be read in full by linking HERE
- Do not enter the church if you have any flu-like symptoms or have had close contact
- Masks are required within the church and parish centre
- Register attendance by QR code or written registration
- Individuals (or family groups) are to maintain 1.5m separation
- Church capacity is limited to achieve 2m2 per person and maximum 150 people
- For sacraments, funerals, weddings and other ceremonies, see text HERE
Your continuing compliance with these public health requirements will be greatly appreciated.
This is the last Sunday of Ordinary Time for now, as we move into Lent on Wednesday, Ash Wednesday, 2 March and start to prepare ourselves to be ready for the great celebration of Easter.
All the details for masses and devotions of Lent are to be found in the Bulletin, which can be found HERE or under the Information tab > Weekly Bulletins,
Also in the Bulletin is a memorial to Alistair Mory who tragically passed away this week. The whole parish community grieves the loss of this young (27yo) man and offers their prayers and sympathy to his family.
Some members of the parish came together during the week to reflect on the themes of the Global Synod “For a Synodal Church – Communion, Participation, Mission. The fruit of the session will be submitted for inclusion in the Archdiocesan summary, and thence to the Synodal assembly in 2023.
There will be another gathering on Thursday 10 March in the parish centre from 6.30 – 8.00pm, to consider another submission by the extended deadline, Sunday 13 March
Lent is also the time for Project Compassion, and there will be more information on this in the Bulletin and over the next four weeks leading to Easter. Please provide your support for this great need.
The complete details of the 2022 Sacramental Program at St Aloysius’ can be found HERE
This year, there will be the One Day for Registration to apply to be part of the 2022 Sacramental Program, and that is the 9.30am Sunday Mass on the 13th March, 2022.
The contact person for the Program is again
John Edwards – 0438 527 050 – email@example.com
Parents (and Godparents) are expected to be well informed of their responsibilities and requirements prior to presenting their children for initiation in the sacraments.