This Week's Parish News
Mass Times at the Cathedral
Saturday: 8am and 6pm Vigil
Sunday: 8am, 10am and 6pm
Reconciliation: Please book an appointment by ringing the parish office (97212141)
Mass at 6pm every Sunday evening at Dalyellup Community Centre
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
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.
Stewardship - A way of Life
Exciting Upcoming Parish Events!!!!
Due to COVID-19 restrictions all events outside of Mass are on hold.
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
REFLECTION FOR THIS WEEK
As the first Sunday of Advent starts this new liturgical year, the Gospel passage from Mark warns us to ‘keep alert’ (13:33). The whole of Ch 13 can be described as ‘apocalyptic’, which is a literary form that speaks about the end of time with the promise of a new creation. The purpose of apocalyptic literature is to offer hope in time of persecution. Mark calls on the Christian community to persevere in their faith even in the darkest times of persecution. We can squander the opportunity to spread the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, with which we have been entrusted. During this season we see ourselves as the pilgrim church on earth awaiting the return of Jesus in his full glory. Each of us has a specific task to carry out, and we then leave the rest to God.
The mood of this season is one of hopeful anticipation; it brings to light God’s long time promise of sending a Saviour (Messiah) to deliver humankind from sin. The task of the faithful disciple is to identify what gives growth to the Kingdom of God, and what does not. Through prayer we come to know how to live in accord with the teachings of Jesus.
Even as we come into Advent, we continue to learn from the lives of the saints.
Mon 30 Nov St Andrew – brother of St Peter, from Bethsaida, disciple of John the Baptist, until he answered the call of Jesus. He is mentioned several times in the gospels as bringing people to Jesus.
Thu 3 Dec St Francis Xavier – born in 1506 in Spain, he was an original member of the Society of Jesus with St Ignatius. He committed himself to evangelise those who had not heard of Jesus, and preached in Goa, South East Asia and japan. He is one of the church’s greatest missionaries. He died while on his way to China, in 1552. He was able to organise the communities he met to be able to survive as a group after his departure. He was named, along with Therese of Lisieux , as co-patron of all foreign missions.