Stewardship - A way of Life
ALL MASSES IN THE CATHEDRAL HAVE BEEN
CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. DAILY MASS CAN BE VIEWED BELOW....
SPIRITUAL COMMUNION PRAYER
I believe that you are present in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Eucharist.
Since I cannot at this moment receive you sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace you as if You were already there.
And unite myself wholly to you. Never permit me to be separated from you. Amen.
From Bishop Gerard Holohan
HOLY WEEK AT ST PATRICK'S CATHEDRAL
THE FOLLOWING CEREMONIES WILL BE STREAMED LIVE
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This Week's Parish News & Readings
The Parish Office is open weekdays 9am to 3pm.
Phone: (08) 9721 2141
Fax: (08) 9791 3257
Physical Address: 11 Money Street, Bunbury, Western Australia, 6230
Postal Address: P.O. Box 2005, Bunbury, Western Australia, 6231
Mass Times (Cancelled until further notice)
Saturday: 8am and 6pm Vigil
Sunday: 8am, 10am and 6pm
Reconciliation: Saturday 11:30am-12:30pm
Adoration of Blessed Sacrament:
Monthly Healing Mass:
1st Tuesday of each month 10:30am
Mass daily 9am at the Carmelite Monastery Gelorup.
Mass at Dalyellup Community Centre every Sunday at 6pm.
Our Mission is to continue growing as a community where people can meet Jesus Christ and grow in his life and mission in the Catholic Faith.
The spirituality our parish mission is expressed best in the parish prayer of St Therese of Avila.
Christ has no body on earth but yours;
no hands but yours;
no feet but yours.
Yours are the eyes through which he is to look out-
Christ's compassion to the world.
Yours are the feet with which he is to go about doing good.
Yours are the hands with which he is to bless others now.
After School Sacramental Programme Enrolment Form
Exciting Upcoming Parish Events!!!!
Feel free to talk to any of these officers about any queries/concerns that you may have about the safeguarding of children or the vulnerable in our parish.
Doreen Wijekoon email@example.com
Pauline Harling firstname.lastname@example.org
Alexis Woolhead email@example.com
Ruth Dunne firstname.lastname@example.org
Kath Fenton email@example.com
Our parish has over 45 ministries & groups each playing a unique part bringing Christ to people.
ATTENDING MASS IN THESE TIMES
There is a big gap between ‘going to Mass’ and ‘watching Mass’ on a screen, either over the Internet or on television. In these times, this is our only way of connecting to the Eucharist. And as with watching tv, how do we keep engaged while we watch the Mass.
We can continue to follow the words and postures of the Mass - standing and sitting at the appropriate times, and making the gestures like the sign of the cross and blessing ourselves at the gospel and the end of Mass. Making these same physical gestures unites us with parishioners, and Catholics around the world. Use a missal if you have one. If not, the readings of each day can be found at the universalis.com site.
Create a physical setting near your television, computer, laptop or iPad, by placing candles, a crucifix or image and a bible, and perhaps a cloth or scarf in the liturgical colour - purple for each weekday, red for Palm Sunday and white for Easter Sunday and thereafter. Try to have everything you need arranged so that you can be settled and ready for when Mass starts.
The presence of Jesus is with us always, especially in the Word and the Eucharist. At present we cannot literally receive the Eucharist, but we can make an act of spiritual communion at that point of the Mass. All that needs to be said or thought, is to unite yourself with Jesus, and pray whatever you normally would at Mass. The idea of ‘spiritual communion’ - inviting Jesus into one’s heart when the sacrament is not physically possible - is part of Catholic tradition. In many parts of the world even today, the Eucharist is not available.
In the early history of European settlement in Australia, many of the early convict arrivals were Catholic. While some were irreligious, many others diligently and courageously kept their faith alive, even though priests were only available every now and then.
(Read more at https://www.catholicaustralia.com.au/church-in-Australia/history )
In responding to the current situation, one of the Italian bishops wrote recently that Catholics can carry into their world “the grace of years of abundance, as we face these times of famine”. He also prayed that the acts of spiritual communion would help people “joyfully rediscover all of the good that the Eucharist has given us from our first Communion”. He concluded by urging people “to continue to give life to the world”.
Let us make the effort to participate in the events of Palm Sunday, Holy Week and the Easter Triduum (three days). In this way we participate in the great Communion of the Saints, with all those who have gone before us.
The Vatican has issued guideline for celebrating this most important Christian feast without a congregation, mainly no washing of the feet on Thursday, adding an intention to the Good Friday service for all affected by the Coronavirus illness, and no fire at the Vigil.
These are early days for us experiencing the liturgy in this way. Let us think of each other, and pray for each other, and remember that Jesus is present when gather to hear the Word and pray.
Read more at
A set of spoken stations of the cross with traditional and current images can be found at the Donovan Catholic Campus Ministry team site, for the COVID19 Pandemic.