This Week's Parish News
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
SPIRITUAL COMMUNION PRAYER
I believe that you are present in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Eucharist.
Since I cannot at this moment receive you sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace you as if You were already there.
And unite myself wholly to you. Never permit me to be separated from you. Amen.
From Bishop Gerard Holohan
Mass Times (Only weekend Masses at Cathedral are being offered. Limited to 20 people - booking therefore essential)
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.
Stewardship - A way of Life
Exciting Upcoming Parish Events!!!!
We are excited to announce the commencement of the Alpha Course online. The first Alpha session online will be held on Tuesday the 26th of May at 7pm or Thursday the 27th May....
Register on the Alpha page of this website.
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
Our lives during coronavirus time
Adapted from an article by Fr Andy Hamilton SJ 8 Apr 2020
This site has the readings for each day, and a short reflection.
For many people, these weeks of living with the restriction of the coronavirus situation has been hard to manage. There has been no compass to guide us in the world we have entered.
As Catholics we want to model our lives after Jesus, and to shape our world with Jesus’ values. Our tradition and our experience can offer us some ways of finding a way through it.
The Christian tradition and its story is built around finding life in the midst of difficulty and death. It encourages us to recognise the disorientation, loss and grief that the coronavirus crisis may bring to people, and to care for one another as we bear it. It also encourages us to simply stand with Mary by the suffering of many in our society.
Our tradition and experience lead us to reflect on what matters in all the details of our changed lives – in the way we work, spend our time, shape our life at home, and handle the restrictions placed on us.
As followers of Jesus, the question of what matters is the quality of our relationships: the deep ones to family and friends, to our colleagues at work, to all the people involved in minimising the harm of the coronavirus epidemic, and to the millions of Australians whose lives and livelihood are at stake. Persons are at the heart of all these issues.
Developing good personal, working and institutional relationships is key to our Christian way of working and our communal life. We reflect on these relationships in our daily life, and reflect on how a more just Australia might emerge from the pandemic.
In the Gospels Jesus constantly engages people in conversation when he teaches. We help each other to work happily and effectively through respectful and engaged conversation. We help our Church meet new situations and needs through a range of honest and respectful conversations.
To understand and adapt to the present situation, we need to find ways of strengthening our reflection and conversation at all levels. Our conversations have had to be mostly at a distance, and distance often makes difficulties. So perhaps the qualities most helpful to our conversations will be the gentle ones of empathy, kindness and good humour.
These are central to the Gospel.
who needs a prayer; pray for God's protection and love. Ask for light, hope, courage and direction. Remember Mary, the mother of Jesus during the month of May. Remember a loved one who has died. Pray for healing, forgiveness and peace in your life.
Doing something small, and doing it well, gets us started. And doing this is good, safe and valuable. We all need this during these difficult times.
Thought for The Week is updated each Monday http://2u.ie/index.php