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

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

Archbishop Responds to WA Legislation on Confessions

Perth Archbishop Crest

The Western Australian parliament has recently passed into law legislation ostensibly to protect minors from abuse, which provides for criminal penalties for confessors who do not break the seal of confession and report any abuse they become aware of through the confessional.

The full text of his response can be found HERE

Parish Fundraiser for Kolkata Hospice 2021

The parish has the opportunity for the next few weeks to help raise funds in support of the Ruma Abedona Hospice in Rishra, near Kolkata, India. The hospice was established by Santanu Chakraborty in honour of his wife who herself died of cancer in 2000. It is a charitable service (hospice and in-patient) relying on funds being raised in Western Australia by the Australian arm, Ruma Abedona Australia (RAA).

Fruit growers of the Kunanurra region have offered trays of mangoes and avocados for sale to raise funds. The 10kg trays cost $50 for Mangoes and $25 for Avocados. We need to sell 15 trays of Mangoes minimum, with orders asap. Delivery will be to church on Wednesdays starting Wed 26th October for 3-4 weeks.

See Christine or Gerald or John after church on Sundays to place you order. Each order can be shared with others, with neighbours and with families. It is indeed a great cause.

Contact Gerald on 0410 699 174 for further details.

Final Report of Assembly One of Plenary Council

After a week (3-10 October 2021) of intense prayer, deep listening and personal contributions, the 278 members of the Plenary Council have reported their thinking. The full report can be found HERE.

Members have recounted their surprise to realise that their participation was entirely what Synodality is meant to be. People of Faith walking together and confident that the Holy Spirit is supporting and directing the outcome. They said that

The call to hear afresh the Good News of Jesus Christ through a spiritual posture of ‘deep listening’ has been a central element of the preparation of the Plenary process and a distinctive feature of this week.

Many themes and questions are still to be explored, and “With the closing of this First Assembly, the Plenary Council process now enters a time of prayer, reflection, maturation and development.”

There are many items dealing with aspects of the First Assembly to be found in the Record, and they can be linked to HERE.

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