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St Columba's Parish, South Perth

Weekly Bulletin

(14th January 2018)

StColumba Church

Angela Cummins, 1st anniversary, Mass offered, requested by John Cummins; Angela Messina, recently deceased, Mass offered; Ken Cardozo, recently deceased, Mass offered, requested by Maria Eaton; Barry Ivanac, anniversary, Mass offered, requested by Dorothy Ivanac; Ted Edwardes, anniversary, Mass on Sunday 9.30 am, requested by Joan Edwardes.

MONSIGNOR AWAY: Fr. Manoel Borges is supplying until 1 February. Thank you Fr. Manoel.

AFTER SCHOOL SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION FOR HOLY COMMUNION AND CONFIRMATION: Parents of children attending independent and state schools who would like their child prepared for the sacraments are requested to register for classes which commence on the following dates:
Holy Communion  Tues  6/2/18   at 3.30 pm
Confirmation        Wed    7/2/18   at 3.30 pm
Classes are held in the Parish Centre. For more information, contact Connie Carroll  9474 2271.

28th ANNUAL FLAME CONGRESS: The Days of the 7th Trumpet on January 19, 20 and 21 at John XXIII College Lecture Hall, John 23rd Avenue, Mt. Claremont. Among the speakers are Archbishop Emeritus Barry Hickey, Fr. Lucius Roy Pereira, Eddie Russell, Cyrus d’Souza and Fr. Ted Miller. Please see the poster on the noticeboards for more details.

are available in both soft cover $20 and hardcover $50 from the porch tables or the Parish Office.

 “FINDING GOD IN EVERYDAY LIFE”, a retreat for women on 16-18 February, Swan Valley | This live-in retreat provides participants with strategies to detach from distractions that hinder us from intimacy with God, and leads us into the silent depths within. Lead by Christian missionary, Meredith Secomb, PhD, who specialises in the crossover between psychology and spirituality. Places are limited. For more information go to http://rlo.org.au/news-events/anima-retreat-2018/ or call Respect Life Office on 9422 7999.

PILGRIMAGE DEPARTING PERTH 6TH MAY 2018 - 31ST MAY 2018.  Excellent value at $6,995  Here are just a few of the places where you will be residing and visiting. Paris: Lyon: Avignon:Grenoble : Turin :  Padua : Montichiari : Venice : Croatia : Rijeka : Zadar : Medjugorje (7 Nights) Including visit to Badija Island for prayers blessing and talks from Fr. Jozo Zovko. : Dubrovnik(2 Nights.) This pilgrimage is something different and includes many beautiful places and scenery. Spiritual Director-much loved Fr. Elver Delicano. Price of $6,995 Includes return flights Singapore Airlines. Taxes. Tipping. Transfers. Excellent accommodation (All with ensuite facilities.)  Bed/Breakfast/Evening Meals. Guide 24/7 who speaks several languages - with extra guides in special places of interest.  (Don't miss out book now) A deposit of $600 will secure your place. Contact Eileen mob 0407 471 256 email medjugorjewa1981@gmail.com

Invitation to Share in the Charism ~ DREAMS - VISION – PATHWAYS on Sunday, 28 January, 4pm - 8pm at Mary MacKillop Centre, 16 York Street, South Perth. Theme is trust in God. Time for reflection and sharing on our personal journey in the light of Mary and Julian's dream. Expressions of interest to: Alma Cabassi rsj | alma.cabassi@sosj.org.au | 0419 044 136

AUSTRALIA DAY Friday, Jan. 26. The Church is in the exclusion zone. For those living within the area bounded by Angelo St., Labouchere Rd., the River, Mill Point Rd. from Canning Highway and Douglas Ave. will be unaffected. Everyone living outside the exclusion zone will need a permit to enter by car from 12 noon-10.30 pm and must park on the Church premises. Permit application forms and replied paid envelopes to the City are available on the main entrance. On these you enter your name and car number and your address so that the City will post you the car permit. Deadline is 16 January for mailing out permits. After this date, permits will have to be collected from the Civic Centre.  Churchgoers for the 10 am Mass who live outside the restricted zone  will not be affected because road closures only start at 12 noon.

REMEMBRANCE OF THE INNOCENTS: On the feast of the Holy Innocents, after the Mass, parishioners gathered in front of the west-facing wall to bless it and pray for the stillborn and newborn babies. More names may be submitted as an invitation to prayer. Please submit names to Beth Maramara. The noticeboard has a place marked “Columbarium News”. See the draft plaque on the noticeboards.   Email columbarium@southperthcatholic.org

TIDY CHURCH ROSTER: Two members have retired. We are seeking replacements. Please phone Dina Robertson 0403 951 355.

IRISH SCENE MAGAZINE latest issue now available. Three copies. Please return after reading.