Stewardship - A way of life!
Christmas Timetable 2023
St Patrick's Cathedral
2 December, Saturday 5.00 - 5.40pm Advent Reconciliation (1st Rite)
9 December, Saturday 5.00 - 5.40pm Advent Reconciliation (1st Rite)
16 December, Saturday 5.00 - 5.40pm Advent Reconciliation (1st Rite)
23 December, Saturday 5.00 - 5.40pm Advent Reconciliation (1st Rite)
24 December, Sunday 6.00pm Christmas Carols
24 December, Sunday 6.30pm Christmas Vigil Mass
24 December, Sunday 9.00pm Christmas Night Mass
25 December, Monday 8.00am Christmas Day Mass
25 December, Monday 10.00am Christmas Day Mass
24 December, Sunday 7.00pm Christmas Night Mass
25 December, Monday 9.00am Christmas Day Mass
Dalyellup Catholic Community
24 December, Sunday 6.00pm Christmas Vigil Mass
Community members are invited to go to St Patrick's Cathedral in
Bunbury for their 4th Advent Sunday Mass
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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)
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.
Pastoral Letter from The Most Reverence Timothy Costelloe, SDB DD
Thank you to all those in the parish who have contributed to the Solemnity of the Feast of Christ the King. We thank Archbishop Timothy for celebrating with us and spending time with us on Sunday.
Our attention now turns to the Community Christmas Lunch which will be held at St Mary’s on 10 December. If you would like to assist in any way, please contact Helen Brown 0478 783 990 or Ryan/Anne Mallaby 0455 570 623 to register your interest.
The PPC will gather for a meal in December and will meet in February in 2024. We look forward to a fulfilling 2024 serving the parish of Bunbury.
As we move into the season of Advent waiting, please take some time each day to become attentive to God’s loving presence within and around you. Open your heart to the whispering of God and attune yourself to God’s message of love. Parishioners are encouraged to join an Advent prayer/discussion group or work through the parish Advent program individually.
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.
Doreen Wijekoon firstname.lastname@example.org
Pauline Harling email@example.com
Ruth Dunne firstname.lastname@example.org
Faith Education Corner
The First Sunday of Advent initiates a new liturgical year. This has been the norm in the Catholic Church since the tenth century.
Advent is a season of expectation, and for four weeks we prepare for the Lord’s coming.
The first two Sundays focus on the Second Coming of Jesus, and the last two on the actual event of Jesus being born.
The name given to the event of Jesus’ birth, God becoming human, is the mystery of the Incarnation.
The Gospel passage from Mark urges us to ‘stay awake’. The writer calls on the Christian community to persevere in their faith, even when life seems bleak. We could miss the opportunity to pass on the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We need to be active and aware missionaries of the word of God.
We each have our role, and then we leave the rest to God. If we live our faith at all times, instead of worrying about ‘when’, we will be ready!
The task of the faithful disciple is to identify what gives growth to the Kingdom of God and what does not.
We need to keep in touch with God, and one way of doing is that by keeping in touch with those around us each day – by doing our best to live lives of love, compassion, forgiveness, honesty and integrity.
We keep in touch with God through lives of prayer. The simplest and deepest prayer is to be aware of the active presence of God and Jesus permeating each moment of our day:
Lord, help me to recognise you and respond to you in love, through every person and every experience of this day.
Compiled by Sr Christine Clarke PBVM