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St Columba's Parish, South Perth

Weekly Bulletin

(20th August 2017)

StColumba Church

MASS INTENTIONS: Barbara Joy Brajkovich anniversary, requested by Christine Lally, Mass offered; Lidwina recently deceased in Indonesia; Mass offered;
Anne Franklyn 20th anniversary, requested by Lyn Franklyn, Mass to be offered; Parishioners intentions, 7:30am Mass today; Bernard Prindiville anniversary, requested by Kevin, 9:30am Mass today; Jordan Kent Verley recently deceased, requested by the McCleary family, 9:30am Mass next Sunday.

ENQUIRY DAY FOR VOCATIONS at St. Charles Seminary, Guildford on Sunday September 10, from 9:30 am to 5pm including Mass. Open to young men 18-35 years.  RSVP vocations@perthcatholic.org.au or phone 9220 5901.

OUR LADY’S BIRTHDAY
is commemorated on Friday September 8, Mass at 10am.  The Rosary will be prayed from 9:30am or privately throughtout the day.  The Legion of Mary is sponsoning a 48 hour Rosary bouquet for Mary.  You may pray the Rosary at home in Church or anywhere.  If you would like to be specific about the times you will pray the Rosary, please mark the time on one of the sheets priovided.  Rosaries may be prayed as a family, remember that ‘The family that prays together, stays together!’.

THE VATICAN OFFICE FOR THE SACRAMENTS is concerned about the bread for the Eucharist. Gluten tolerant hosts may be received here or Communion may be received from the Chalice only.  If you or your children need this, please alert Monsignor or the acolyte in the sacristy before Mass.


CLEANING OF THE CHURCH completed this week.  Timber rafters, beams and top of the fans are all cleaned.  Some dust is from the restoration project, so we thank project managers CLPM for their contribution of 25% of the cost.


PASTORAL LETTER: Archbishop Costelloe has written a lettter to you all on the Government’s postal plebiscite on Marriage.  The Church has always taught that “marriage is between a man and a woman for life”. Between Christians, Christ the Lord raised it to the dignity of a Sacrament, Mirroring his relationship with the Church.  Please take a copy of the letter and ensure you and your family members are on the electoral roll and so vote by Postal vote when they are sent to you.  You may download the letter or share the site with others: www.perthcatholic.org.au

PARISH CENTENARY: Archbishop Costelloe will visit the Parish on October 29 to celebrate Mass at 9.30 am followed by a social. We are looking for people to assist the Social Committee. Contact Diana McKenzie 0433 328 785. A Parish history is well advanced.  We are looking for any historic photos, please email sec@southperthcatholic.org

ENQUIRY INTO THE FAITH:
New members welcome. Please phone or email Monsignor and then come to the Presbytery at 7:30pm Wednesday. Anyone interested in finding out more about the Catholic faith.  Non-Catholics married to a Catholic spouse may be especially interested and also parents of children receiving the Sacraments.

PARISH CAKE AND CRAFT STALL
September 2 & 3, after Masses Donations welcomed. Contact Lina Woodbrook 9368 2305

UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME OPEN DAY
Sunday 20 August (today) 10-3pm

FAMINE EMERGENCY: Caritas, the Catholic agency for aid and development, is appealing for relief of famine especially in Ethiopia.  Caritas emergency appeal envelops are on the pews.  Donations over $2 are tax deductible. 
Please be generous.  Thank you.


COLUMBARIUM
: Architect, Bruce Callow has drawn up a plan for the Columbarium to be on the left of the church entry driveway. The centre-piece will be a marble Pieta and Fr. Pace’s gravestone, which is temporarily near our baptismal font.

THE BIBLE SOCIETY celebrates Bible Sunday and 200 years of God’s printed Word in Australia. They sponsor a Bibbulmun Track Hike from September 22-26. See the poster for details or contact marcus.ngoi@biblesociety.org.au

YEAR OF YOUTH - NATIONAL YOUTH FESTIVAL in Sydney from December 7-9 for those from Year 9 to 30 years of age. Register with Catholic Youth Ministry  www.cym.com.au or email cym@perthcatholic.org.au or yearofyouth@perthcatholic.org.au

MERCEDES COLLEGE OPEN DAY on Tuesday. September 5, from 9-11am and 11:30-1pm. Bookings are essential, phone 9323 1323 or visit www.mercedes.wa.edu.au Please take a flyer from the porch tables.