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The Parish Office is open weekdays
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
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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
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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Pauline Harling email@example.com
Ruth Dunne firstname.lastname@example.org
Our parish has over 45 ministries & groups each playing a unique part bringing Christ to people.
Faith Education Corner
The Season of ADVENT
Today is the first Sunday of Advent, which is also the first Sunday of a new liturgical year for the Church. The word ‘advent’ comes from the Latin for ‘coming’. The Advent season includes the four Sundays that precede Christmas. It is a time of preparation for the coming of the Lord. In this season, we recall two central elements of our faith: the final coming of the Lord in glory, and the incarnation of the Lord in the birth of Jesus. Key themes of the Advent season are watchful waiting, preparation, and justice.
The first reading invites us to go with God – ‘let us go up to the mountain of the Lord … that we may walk in his paths.’ This is echoed in the psalm: ‘let us go to God’s house’.
In this new liturgical year (Year A), the Gospel of Matthew will be the primary Gospel proclaimed. In today's Gospel, we hear Jesus speak about the need for wakefulness, for watchful waiting, for the coming of the Son of Man.
Matthew's Gospel is dated by most scholars after 70 A.D. Most believe that Matthew wrote for a primarily Jewish community, but one that was no longer centered on the Temple in Jerusalem. These were Jewish Christians trying to come to terms with their relationship to Judaism in a new situation: after the destruction of the Temple. There may have been Christians who believed that the events of the world around them gave evidence of the imminent return of the Lord in glory.
The passage from Matthew we read today is rather straightforward. No one knows the precise time of the coming of the Lord in glory, so watchful waiting and vigilance are required. The question for us as members of the Christian community, then, is how do we prepare for this? Today's passage speaks more about the manner of waiting.
We need to develop our relations with God and with our brothers and sisters, based on unconditional love for all. We need to learn to find God, to find Jesus in every person, in every experience. If, in our words and actions, our daily lives are full of the spirit of Jesus, then we have prepared. Respond in the present moment in truth and love, and the future will take care of itself.
Combined thoughts from Living Space https://livingspace.sacredspace.ie/aa011/ and The Sunday Connection from Loyola Press https://www.loyolapress.com/catholic-resources/liturgical-year/sunday-connection/
Compiled by Sr Christine Clarke PBVM