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Weekly Bulletin

(22nd October 2017)

StColumba Church

MASS INTENTIONS: Deepali Syamal anniversary, requested by David and Cecilia Syamal, Mass offered; Satinem Kartasuwirya anniversary, requested by Lucia Steeman, Mass offered; Harrold Walsh birthday commemoration, requested by Dallas, Mass offered; Mary Doyle recently deceased, requested by Paricia O’Malley, Mass offered.

WORLD MISSION SUNDAY: A remote parish deep in the heart of Uganda, bringing life into the world is often fraught with danger. Many women take great risks to get to the nearest affordable maternity ward at the Health Centre. Despite the work of Sister Mary Goretti and her staff, the centre does not have the capacity to deal with the influx of pregnancies among the expectant mothers. Sadly, the consequences can be tragic. With your support through CatholicMission, Sister Goretti is hoping to expand the centre and provide services for women and children. Please give generously to support women and children’s health through Jesus’ life giving mission today.

CENTRE FOR FAITH ENRICHMENT: Exploring questions of life, faith and meaning. Term courses are in November and December. The Centre is located at 33 Williamstown Rd. Doubleview.  Leaflets in the pamphlet rack. Visit www.cfe.org.au or email cfe@perthcatholic.org.au or phone 9241 5221.

IRISH SCENE: The Parish receives three copies which are available for borrowing. Please remember they are boomerang!


CENTENARY PREPARATIONS
: The Columbarium is well-advanced. Two Chinese Tallow trees donated by the Fitzhardinge family in memory of their parents Rosalie and Theodore were planted on Friday, courtesy of Greenworxs, the principals Jeanie and Paul Blair maintain the grounds. The City of South Perth repaired potholes in the verge parking. Thank you to them all. The Pieta and wrought iron entry gate will arrive this week and be in place for blessing by the Archbishop on Sunday at the conclusion of Mass.


PARISH CENTENARY
:  Mass at 9.30 am next Sunday with Archbishop Costelloe as Principal Celebrant and concelebrated  by Fr. Casey, Monsignor Brian and Fr. Manoel. After the final blessing, the Archbishop will receive a copy of the Parish History from authors Laurie O’Meara and Peter Lee and then launch the book. Copies will be available for purchase $20. During the final hymn the Archbishop, concelebrants, servers and some parishioners will process to the Columbarium for the blessing. ALL WELCOME.

CENTENARY SOCIAL: A social function will take place in front of the Church. We are seeking donations of food, some parishioners have already indicated as noted on lists on the porch tables. You are invited to join them, indicating items, your name and phone. Any queries to Diana McKenzie 0433 328 785. Thank you to those who offered last week.


COLUMBAN CALENDARS:
Illustrated calendars with Christian artwork sell at a discounted $8 per copy. They support the works of the Columban Missionaries among the poor. A guide to the artwork may be viewed or downloaded. Visit www.columban.org.au/2018artguide

BIBLICAL FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS: Applications are invited for scholarships from the B.J. Hickey Biblical Foundation. The scholarships are for biblical studies of any length at any level, locally or overseas. You don’t need to be an academic – just someone with a desire to know the Scriptures better. Applications close on Friday, 24 November 2017. For more information, visit www.cfe.org.au and click on “The Biblical Foundation”.

PRESBYTERY PAINTING: The external walls have been painted in preparation for the Centenary. The roses in the north-facing garden are blooming splendidly, especially the ivory-coloured, lemon-scented St. John Paul II rose and the pink Mary MacKillop rose which are five years old. Two long-standing roses of about 50 years were transplanted to make way for the storm-water soak well. One seems unaffected by the transplant, the other is receiving TLC!          Monsignor Brian O’Loughlin  P.P.

PRAYING OUR EXPERIENCES is about recognizing and inviting God in our everyday.  This is a directed contemplative gathering, followed by personal reflection time. Theme is "A glad heart makes a cheerful countenance."  Proverbs 15:13. On Friday 27 October at 10.30 am – 12 noon.  Mary MacKillop Centre, 16 York Street, South Perth. RSVP Essential by Tuesday 24th Oct.  Contact: Phone (08) 9334 0999 Email: prayingourexperiences@gmail.com