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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
Mass Times at the Cathedral
Saturday: 8am and 6pm Vigil
Sunday: 8am, 10am and 6pm
Reconciliation: Saturday's 5:00pm to 5:40pm or book an appointment by ringing the parish office (97212141)
Mass at 6pm every Sunday evening at Dalyellup Community Centre
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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.
To be a Parish that is open and transparent, nurturing, united and inclusive.
To be a community that is welcoming, embracing and caring for families, youth and valuing cultural diversity.
To be a Parish that brings those who do not know Christ into relationship with him.
Exciting Upcoming Parish Events!!!!
> Morning tea after the 8am and 10am Masses this Sunday 28th of November.
> St Nicholas at the Cathedral at the 8am and 10am Masses to collect Christmas presents for less fortunate children.
> Christmas lunch for the less fortunate - St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Sunday the 12th of November. Please ring tha parish office if you would like to lend a hand.
Our parish has over 45 ministries & groups each playing a unique part bringing Christ to people.
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
Helenmary Sykes firstname.lastname@example.org
Faith Education Corner —,
Year of St Joseph
Pope Francis recently spoke about the ending of the Year of St Joseph, and suggested that we let ourselves be enlightened by his example and by his witness. At his weekly audience for the next few weeks, he will talk about Joseph. There are more than ten people in the Bible who bear the name Joseph.
The most important among them is the son of Jacob and Rachel who, through various vicissitudes, went from being a slave to becoming the second most important person in Egypt after the Pharaoh (cf. Gen 37-50). The name Joseph is Hebrew for “may God increase, may God give growth”. It is a wish, a blessing based on trust in providence and refers especially to fertility and to raising children. Indeed, this very name reveals to us an essential aspect of Joseph of Nazareth’s personality. He is a man full of faith: he believes and has faith in God’s providence. His every action, as recounted in the Gospel, is dictated by the certainty that God “gives growth”, that God “increases”: that is, that God provides for the continuation of his plan of salvation. And in this, Joseph of Nazareth is very similar to Joseph of Egypt.
The main geographical references regarding Joseph are Bethlehem and Nazareth, which also assume an important role in our understanding of him. In the Old Testament, the city of Bethlehem is called Beth Lechem, that is, “House of bread”. Bethlehem is mentioned several times in the Bible, as far back as the Book of Genesis. Bethlehem is also linked to the story of Ruth and Naomi, told in the short but wonderful Book of Ruth. Ruth gave birth to a son named Obed, who in turn gave birth to Jesse, the father of King David. And it was from the line of David that Joseph, the legal father of Jesus, descended. The prophet Micah foretold great things about Bethlehem: “But you, O Bethlehem of Eph’rathah, who are little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel” (Mi 5:2). The evangelist Matthew would take up this prophecy and connect it to the story of Jesus as its evident fulfilment.
Jerusalem, the great city, was not chosen as the place of the incarnation of Jesus. Bethlehem and Nazareth are the places named in the New Testament for the birth and early life of Jesus, and seem to indicate that periphery and marginality are preferred by God. Jesus was born in a periphery and he spent his life in that periphery until the age of thirty, working as a carpenter like Joseph. For Jesus, the peripheries and marginality were favoured.
Today, Jesus knows the peripheries of our heart, the peripheries of our soul, the peripheries of our society, of our city, of our family, that slightly obscure part that we do not show, perhaps out of shame.
Read the rest of Pope Francis’ reflection at the Vatican site.
Compiled by Sr Christine Clarke PBVM