The Bulletin for the 27th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A, 4th October 2020 can be read in full with a link in the Resources tab above, or clicking HERE
In addition to the regular Parish Diary and the Rosters, there are three key points.
- The COVID-19 safety guidelines which continue to be observed.
- Pope Francis’ Prayer to Our Lady seeking Her intercession to protect against the global impacts of the pandemic
- Pope Francis’ Prayer intention for October, the Laity’s Mission in the Church
Today’s Bulletin can be found HERE or via the Resources tab above.
Among the notes are:
- Celebrations and Thanks for the feast day of St Vincent de Paul (27th September), inspiration for the Vincentian Congregation and of our priests, Father Manoj and Father Thomas. We join with them for morning tea after Sunday mass.
Likewise, we give our thanks for the contribution of the St Vincent de Paul Society (The Vinnies) to those in need, and pray for the members of the Society.
- We are also grateful for the presence of our Sisters of Mercy, Sr Leonie and Sr Sandra. Their community feast day was last Thursday, 24th September, Mercy Day.
- Attention is also drawn to the article in the current copy of The Record regarding legislation currently being considered by the WA Upper House and dealing with demand for priests to break the seal of confession and report any suspicion of child sexual abuse. Read the details and think of contacting your elected members expressing your concerns.
These Bulletins, and all past Bulletins, can be accessed via the Resources tab (above).
Highlights of the two weeks has been,
First, the First Holy Communion for ten of our children on the Sunday 13th September. A large gathering of families and friends called for a special second mass of the day at 11.00am. There was a wonderful celebratory morning tea afterwards. This was a wonderful event for our small community.
Secondly, the parish has transferred the first of two payments of $2,000 AUD to the Jesuit community of Lagos, Nigeria. The funds were this year’s Outreach giving by our parish and will assist their program for food relief to some of the needy in Lagos. Nigeria, the biggest country in Africa, is a poor country with many suffering and starving, made so much worse by the disruption which followed the eruption of the Covid-19 pandemic. Include them in your prayers.
God’s Blessings on all our Fathers and Grandfathers on this, Fathers’ Day.
A copy of the Bulletin for today can be found HERE
Key notes from the Bulletin are:-
First Holy Communion will be celebrated next Sunday, with a special mass to be at 11.00am. (The 9.30am mass will be held as per usual. ). Ten children will be receiving the sacrament then – Cecelia Havlat, Maidhe O’Loughlin, Miranda Aung, James Edwards, Eloise Riordan, Grace Ashforth, Olive Barrett, Amelia Wates, Bridget Ryan and Joel Doss.
The Covid-19 Safety Plan will continue to be observed for an extended period, until 24th October 2020. That is, the current arrangements will continue for now.
The coming Tuesday (8th Sept) is the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. There will be the annual 48 hour (6.00pm Saturday 5th Sept until 6.00pm Monday 7th Sept) Rosary Bouquet leading to the feast. Arranged by the Legion of Mary, people are encouraged to recite the Rosary individually or in groups in this 48 hours, noting their commitment online at www.legionofmarywa.org.
The Bulletin for this Sunday (9th August 2020) is available HERE
This is also the Sunday closest to the Feast day of St Mary of the Cross, Mary Mackillop, the 8th August. This is reason for the parish to gather for morning tea after the Sunday mass.
A copy of the Bulletin can be found HERE or via the Resources tab.
As the parish settles into the new stability, the Bulletin reflects the steady rhythm of the liturgical calendar. There are the feasts of Saint Dominic founder of the Order of Preachers, the Dominicans, and on Tuesday the feast of St John Vianney also known as the Cure d’Ars and who is the patron saint of parish priests, and then the special saint for Australia and New Zealand – Saint Mary of the Cross, Mother Mary Mackillop on Saturday. This week also is blessed with the feast of The Transfiguration of the Lord on Thursday 6th August.
The Bulletin for the 17th Sunday of Ordinary Time, 26th July 2020 can be found HERE
Here you can read of the lives of two great saints, Saint Martha and Saint Ignatius of Loyola. Martha was one a very few in the Gospels who were said to be loved by the Lord, as was her sister Mary and brother Lazarus (and the Gospel writer, John the Evangelist). She had the faith that Jesus could raise her brother from the dead if He wanted. She engaged Jesus when he arrived, challenging Him to explain His delay. No ‘shrinking violet’ her, but a feisty women of faith and a women of generous hospitality. Her feast day is Tuesday 29th July.
Ignatius of Loyola is remembered on Friday 31st July. A reformed soldier and courtier, he was inspired by the lives of the saints to emulate them and grow in his own form of spirituality, the Ignatian Method, based on careful introspection on a person’s desires, with discernment to find the true way to God. He wanted to put his military experience at the service of the Lord, and the Pope through a body of trained men, the Jesuits.
The Bulletin for the 16th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A, 19th July 2020 can be accessed HERE (http://shentonparkcatholics.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Bulletin-16th-Sunday-A-2020.pdf) or under the Resources tab.
The Parish Bulletin for Sunday 5 July is available HERE
This and other week’s copies are available at the Resources tab.
The Bulletin for the 13th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A, for 28th June 2020 can be found HERE
Keep a lookout for those you are asked to keep in your prayers. Prayer is efficacious and Jesus urged us to pray always and that God would answer our prayers. (Luke 18). Prayer will aid all those in the parish who are suffering or ill.