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St Columba's Parish, South Perth

Weekly Bulletin

(24th September 2017)

StColumba Church

MASS INTENTIONS: Sr. Mary Jo Wells RSJ recently deceased, requested by Sr. Carla Curran RSJ, Mass offered; Jozef Dlugos, anniversary, Mass requested by Katarina Ramsay, Mass offered; Parishioners intentions, Vigil Mass today.

Last Saturday, our parishioner, choir member and reader Laura-Noonan Crowe married her fiance Casey Neave in a Nuptial Mass. The photograph shows the bride with Monsignor Brian at the reception at the Boatshed on the foreshore. A few months ago, Laura said that Casey and herself would commence their honeymoon in Rome. Monsignor asked, “Will you be there on a Wednesday for the Papal audience?” Laura said, “Yes.” Monsignor informed her that Pope Francis welcomes brides and grooms to attend the audience in their wedding attire.So last Wednesday the newly weds would have been radiant in the Eternal City. We wish them well after the auspicious start to their marriage.

MARRIAGE MATTERS: Archbishop Coleridge of Brisbane has written an article to guide the same-sex marriage issue. Copies are available on the entrance tables or on the website www.southperthcatholic.org Please share with family, work colleagues or friends.

PRAYING OUR EXPERIENCES – growing in awareness, recognizing and inviting God in our every day. Theme: “Angels have been part of prayer life, liturgy and Scripture.”  A directed gathering, followed by personal reflection on Friday 29 September, 10.30am -12.00 noon at MacKillop Centre, 16 York Street. RSVP by Tuesday 26 Sept. Phone 9334 0999 Email  prayingourexperiences@gmail.com

The beautifully illustrated calendars with Christrian artwork have arrived and will sell at a discounted $8 per copy. They support the works of the Columban Missionaries among the poor, especially in Central and South America. A guide to the artwork may be viewed or downloaded at no cost. Visit www.columban.org.au/2018artguide

YEAR OF YOUTH - NATIONAL YOUTH FESTIVAL in Sydney from December 7-9 for those from Year 9 to 30 years of age. For those in full time studies the Parish will pay registration and possible assistance with travel. Please contact Monsignor Brian or email sec@southperthcatholic.org Register with Catholic Youth Ministry  www.cym.com.au or email cym@perthcatholic.org.au

: St. Columba’s school children have prepared posters in preparation for the celebration. The students were given a photograph of the school-church building on York St. and asked to sketch or make a model of then and now. A collage of the Pre-Primary paintings are displayed and a selection of Year 3 paintings are on the notice boards. Well done all students.

Works are advancing. An arched wrought iron gateway and a similar arch framing the marble Pieta have been ordered.

LIVING EUCHARISTICALLY presented by Prof. Clare Johnson at the Newman Siena Centre, Clune Lecture Theatre, Williamstown Rd, Doubleview on Wed. Oct. 4 at 7 pm. Further info or to register, visit www.cfe.org.au or phone 9241 5221 or email cfe@perthcatholic.org.au or see the poster on our noticeboard.

TIDY CHURCH ROSTER: Two members are retiring so we are seeking two replacements. Please phone Dina Robertson 0403 951 355.