Parish Bulletins for 24th and 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time, 13 and 20 September 2020

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.

G Stack

Parish Bulletin for 23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time – 6 September 2020

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

Parish Bulletin for 18th Sunday of Ordinary Time, 2 August 2020

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.

Bulletin of 17th Sunday of Ordinary Time, 26 July 2020

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.

Sunday 28 June 2020 – Bulletin

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.

Phase Four Relaxation of Coronavirus Constraints

The Archbishop, Timothy Costelloe, has issued the guidelines to apply in churches and other centres from Saturday 27 June 2020.

The only limit on numbers gathering is to have 2 square metres per person, AND:

  • People must not attend if they suspect that they are unwell
  • There must be a minimum distance of 1.5m between those of different households
  • Personal hygiene (hand sanitisation) must be applied
  • Touched surfaces must be frequently sanitised.

The full text of the Archbishop’s guidelines can be read HERE

The parish has been well and safely served by arrangements implemented by Father Manoj and our beloved Sacristans, (Trish and John)

There will be Phase Five details released on 18 July 2020