Bulletin for 7th Sunday of Ordinary Time, 20 Feb 2022

The Bulletin can be found HERE or under the Information tab on this website.

Items of importance include
* Details of Registration for the 2022 Sacramental Program
* Details of a Parish reflection on the Pope’s Synod, Thurs 24th March, 6,30pm at the Parish Centre. All are invited to prayerfully consider and provide their experience and hopes related to the Synod’s purposes. It will be as per the Guidelines on the web.
* Further call for assistance with the Sunday Children’s Liturgy.

Take the Bulletin home after mass, and refer to it during the week.

Sunday 13 February 2022 – Bulletin and Synod

The Bulletin for the 6th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year C) is to be found under Information>Weekly Bulletins or HERE

You can see that Lent is approaching on the year’s Liturgical Cycle, with Ash Wednesday on 2nd March. There are some suggestions in the Bulletin for you to plan what is best for you to enter this penitential season.

Another note is regarding Pope Francis’ Synod of Bishops to be held in October 2023. The theme of the synod is, Synodality: Communion, Participation , Mission. Pope Francis has invited every Christian (and others) to reflect on what church means to us and how it can better pursue the Mission entrusted to us all by Jesus. Submissions, either from groups or individuals, can be submitted online HERE , or at https://www.catholic.org.au/synodalchurch

From an article by Austen Ivereigh in Commonweal reporting on Pope Francis’ homily,

“He doled out some conciliar ecclesiology: the three keywords of this synod—communion, participation, and mission—are intrinsic to the Church regenerated by Vatican II, the first two reflecting the life of the Trinity, the third reflecting the apostolic commitment to today’s world that flows therefrom.”

“But then Francis leaned into one of the keywords in particular. Without participation, he said, synodality risks remaining abstract and “talk about communion remains a devout wish.” Without “real involvement”—turning up, speaking, being heard, acting—synodality stays on paper. Participation, he said, is a matter not of form but of faith. What happens at baptism is the conferral of “the equal dignity of the children of God.” Baptism therefore demands that we take part in the life and mission of the Church, in all the diversity of its charisms and ministries.”

We can and must Participate in the life of our Church, not leaving the stage for Others to make of it what they will. You can discuss what this might mean in the Comments section or by contacting Gerald on web@shentonparkcatholics.org.au .

Sunday 9th January 2022 – Bulletin and Masks

The Bulletin for the weekend of 8th and 9th January 2022 can be found HERE

This weekend (from 6.00pm Friday 7th Jan) in WA, masks are no longer needed in church gatherings (Hooray!) This is to be enjoyed even if it is only to be expected to last until the border is opened and the Omicron version arrives. Still, something to be grateful for.

The Baptism of the Lord is a wonderful feast, reminding us of our individual baptisms which ushered us into the special relationship with Jesus. As such, it also reminds us of our responsibilities to to respond to the ‘talents’ of faith we have been given and how we are to answer for them at the last day. Baptism makes us members of the Royal Priesthood of Christ and with the powers and duties associated with that state.

Bulletin for Sunday of the Epiphany of the Lord


The Bulletin for the first Sunday of 2022, the Epiphany (the Revelation) of the Lord, Year C, can be found HERE

There are notes on special days of the coming week (Anniversary of the ordination of Fr Manoj), events that may catch the interest of young adults (Victory – Annual Congress of the Flame Ministries) and updates on the Global Synod.

The editor would welcome any comments you choose to leave, for or against or indeed any suggestions for items, and these can be done below.

Parish Bulletin for Sunday 19 December 2021

The latest copy of the Parish Bulletin can be found HERE .

In summary, you will find details of

  • Christmas Mass times
  • The differences of the Australian Plenary Council and the Pope’s Synod on Synodality: Communion, Participation and Mission
  • Thanks for donations to the Vinnies, the Archbishop’s LifeLink Appeal and the weekly offerings

Blessed New Year – It’s Advent Again

This Weekend we open the door to another liturgical year – Year C in the lectionary.

This Sunday’s Bulletin accordingly has many references to

  • reflection evenings (keep Thursday 7 December free for Taize prayers/hymns in our church),
  • to seasonal preparations (Parish Party, Children’s Nativity Story, Christmas mass times, etc)
  • and to the Vinnies Christmas Hamper appeal.

The bulletin can be found under, Information tab > Weekly Bulletins.

Bulletin for 34th Sunday of Year B

Link to the latest bulletin (20/21 November 2021) HERE

The last Sunday of liturgical year B, this bulletin features

  • Parish Annual Meeting, after Sunday mass. All parish activities will be reported.
  • November – the month of Holy Souls. A remembrance candle lighting ceremony at mass
  • The Lenten Project Compassion realised over $11,000 from the parish. The Mango fundraiser raised over $5,000 for the Ruma Hospice in Kolkata India.
  • Parish Christmas party on Sunday 5th Dec from 4.00pm. BYO and bring a plate to share.

Latest Bulletin – 32nd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Link HERE for the Bulletin for the weekend 6 – 7 November 2021

Key items refer to the Archbishop’s LifeLink Appeal to be launched next Sunday, 14th November 2021. Also notice is given for the Parish Annual Meeting on Sunday 21 November, after Mass. There is a follow-up to the first Assembly of the Plenary Council when women members from Perth will speak of their experience and take questions

With other matters, this is a good way to keep informed.

2021 Archbishop’s LifeLink Appeal

The ARCHBISHOP’S CHRISTMAS APPEAL FOR LIFELINK will be held the weekend of 13/14 November 2021.

Please collect your copy of Archbishop Costelloe’s letter at Mass this weekend, read his message and please give generously to support the valuable work of our Archdiocesan social service agencies.

You may mail your donation in the reply- paid envelope provided, or return your envelope and donation for a Special Collection which will be held at Mass next weekend.

You may also donate (securely) online by credit card at