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Monday - Friday 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's 5:00pm to 5:40pm or book an appointment by ringing the parish office (97212141)
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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.
Pastoral Letter from The Most Reverence Timothy Costelloe, SDB DD
Lenten Program Resources
The Bunbury Parish Pastoral Council extends its deepest condolences to the friends and family of Mariafe Galati on her passing. Mariafe was a valuable member of the Outreach Pillar Core Group and she will be deeply missed. Grant eternal rest to her, O Lord and may perpetual Light shine upon her.
As the Chinese New Year of the Dragon begins, the Bunbury Parish Pastoral Council wishes those parishioners of Chinese descent, many blessings and success for the upcoming year.
We look forward to gathering in prayer and reflection throughout Lent and encourage everyone to join a Lenten Prayer group to deepen their relationship with the Word of God.
Our efforts to formalise structures within the parish continue. A process of formation, discussion and discernment continues, and a role statement for each Pillar is being developed.
The role of the Core Group in the Worship Pillar is to;
1. Promote the growth of the Parish as a community by helping parishioners to appreciate the experiences Christ offers through the Eucharist and other liturgies.
2. Support the Parish Priest in his leadership in promoting the Paschal Mystery.
3.Support those people involved in ministries responsible for meaningful liturgy within the parish through formation, resources, and pastoral care.
4. Be aware of and promote listening to God’s Word and the Eucharist as opportunities for His love to be present in the lives of the individual and the Parish allowing healing, and love is present.
5. Coordinate and communicate with the many groups within the Worship Pillar. They hold the ’big picture’ and direct and empower the smaller groups within.
Yours in Friendship, Prayer and Service
Helen Brown—PPC Chairperson on behalf of the Bunbury Parish Pastoral Council
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.
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Faith Education Corner
The season of LENT
We have begun one of the most solemn periods in the Church calendar – the season of Lent.
Lent is a time of prayer, fasting and almsgiving and provides Catholics the opportunity to pause, reflect and journey alongside Christ on His way to the Cross for 40 days, mirroring the time Christ spent being tempted by the devil in the desert (Matthew 4:1-11, Mark 1:12-15, Luke 4:1-13).
People often say they are ‘giving up something’ during Lent, but this season can also be a time to start something new, whether it be a new prayer schedule, going to Mass more frequently, or offering their service to the Church or other volunteer organisations.
Fundraising projects such as Caritas Australia’s Project Compassion encourages Catholics to raise money for their brothers and sisters to alleviate poverty and to improve the lives of many.
During Lent, the priest wears purple vestments, except for the Solemnities of St Patrick and St Joseph in mid-March. These two feasts are recognised as Solemnities in Australia.
We are invited to focus on the solemnity of the season, with the Gloria and Alleluia omitted at Mass.
To mark the beginning of Lent, parishes across the diocese distributed ashes where the priest marked a cross on the forehead of the person as a symbol of repentance, either saying ‘repent and believe in the Gospel’ or ‘remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return’.
Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fasting (one normal-sized meal and two ‘smaller meals’) - for those from 18 to 60 years. Abstaining from eating meat on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and on Fridays during Lent is for those 14 and over. This can be substituted with another form of penance, either in prayer, fasting or almsgiving.
Compiled by Sr Christine Clarke PBVM