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
The Second Reading
Starting last Sunday and for the next few Sundays, for the Second Reading, we hear from St Paul’s Letter to the Philippians. Who were these people? And what is their connection to Paul?
The letter was written to the Christians living in the Macedonian city of Philippi. Paul had probably visited them in his early mission around 50 AD, and the letter seems to be a few years later. These Christians had been quite responsive to and supportive of Paul, and he shows his affection for them as he urges them to greater unity among themselves, and to a deeper reliance on Christ’s saving power.
With this community he could share his feelings as he sat in chains, perhaps facing a death sentence (1:12-26). In Ch 3 he offers what is like a last will and testament, where he invites them to observe how Christ’s power has been at work in him, and that they might imitate this in their own lives.
Paul also invites them to imitate the total self-surrender of Christ himself (2:1-13). He uses a familiar ‘hymn’ that recalls Christi’s taking human likeness, his death and his exaltation by God (6-11). This text contains important beliefs about Christ held by the early Christians.
Paul challenges the Philippians to turn from self-centredness to a giving of themselves for others.
There is a strong spirit of hope and encouragement in the letter. He uses such words as joy, rejoice, be glad, and be cheered seventeen times, and reminds then that living in Christ doesn’t mean everything will always go wonderfully.
However it does mean that God can get you through the good times and the difficult times with joy.