Stewardship - A way of Life
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
This Week's Parish News
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.
Bishop Gerard's Pastoral Letter on the Seale of Confession
Exciting Upcoming Parish Events!!!!
will to be held on Sunday the 23rd of February after the 8am & 10am Masses.
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.
FAITH EDUCATION CORNER
WORD of GOD SUNDAY
This Sunday is the first time we will celebrate the Word of God Sunday. Pope Francis declared this new feast in September last year on the feast of St Jerome, one of the earliest biblical scholars. He made the bible more accessible when he translated the bible from the former common language of Greek into Latin, which had become the language of the Roman Empire.
Pope Francis is passionate about people coming to know Jesus, and he is inviting us to come to know Jesus through reading the scriptures, and specifically the gospels.
For this year of 2020 we will be mostly hearing from the gospel of Matthew. The first hearers of this gospel were a mixed community of Jews and non-Jews, who all believed in ‘God-with-us’. This understanding is proclaimed in the first chapter of the gospel, where Jesus is called ‘Emmanuel’ which means ‘God is with us’ (Mt 1:23). We would have heard this during the Christmas readings. At the very end of the gospel the risen Jesus promises to be always with his people (Mt 28:20).
The gospel of Matthew is the longest of the gospels with 28 chapters, and gives us a lot of detail of the teachings of Jesus, whereas Marks gospel, for example, is an action gospel.
To get to the heart of the teachings of Jesus, try these sections:
Sermon on the Mount (Mt 5-7); Mission sermon/discourse (Mt 9:35-11:1); parables (Mt 13:1-52); Life in the community (Mt 18:1-35) and the final sermon/discourse (Mt 24-25)
Today’s gospel is really the start of the ministry and teaching of Jesus, and we see the core of his teaching: ‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is close at hand’. Make sure to read the commentary in the parish bulletin by Fr Brendan Byrne.
For our celebration of this new feast day of the Word of God, Pope Francis has asked that there be an enthronement of the Word, so you will notice a special setting in which the Word of God will be placed. The colours are green (for the Ordinary time of the liturgical year) and white, because Australia Day is a day of special celebration.
To help our understanding of the Word of God, of the many sites on the internet, try one or two of these:
https://livingspace.sacredspace.ie/ this Irish site contains commentaries on the Sunday and daily readings
https://liturgy.slu.edu/3OrdA012620/main.html this US site has a variety of reflections on the Sunday readings
https://www.loyolapress.com/our-catholic-faith/liturgical-year/sunday-connection a family friendly site for the Sunday readings