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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Pauline Harling email@example.com
Alexis Woolhead firstname.lastname@example.org
Ruth Dunne email@example.com
Kath Fenton firstname.lastname@example.org
REFLECTION FOR THIS WEEK
Ordinary Time – becoming followers of Jesus
Today’s reading from the Gospel according to John, shows how the first followers sought out Jesus because of the testimony and witness of John the Baptist. We are familiar with the title that John the Baptist uses for Jesus—the Lamb of God. We hear it every week at the breaking of the bread during Mass.
For those who heard John the Baptist, however, this title recalled key themes from the Old Testament. It alludes to the paschal lamb offered as a sacrifice when God freed the Israelites from slavery in Egypt, the event that is commemorated by the Jewish Passover celebration. The title also recalls the prophet Isaiah’s description of the suffering servant of Israel. In using this name for Jesus, John the Baptist predicts Jesus’ passion and death and the new interpretation of Passover that will begin with Jesus’ Last Supper.
The First Reading is about a young man who did not recognise God’s call at first.
Samuel was being called by God, but thought it was his master Eli. Twice God called, twice Samuel went to Eli, twice Eli told him to go back to sleep. The third time God called, Eli realised what was happening and told Samuel, “The next time you hear the call, say, ‘Speak, Lord, your servant is listening’. When the Lord called the fourth time, Samuel was ready, ready to listen to God. The final sentence in the passage is significant - “Samuel grew up and the Lord was with him and let no word of his fall to the ground”. He continued to listen carefully to what God was saying, to listen to God’s call. And, in turn, he passed on what he had heard to others. God’s Word is never to be kept just for ourselves.
God is calling me now, today. What is God saying to me? Am I really listening?
In the gospel, after hearing John’s testimony, two of his disciples became followers of Jesus. During this time Andrew and the other follower came to believe that Jesus was the Messiah. Andrew then brings his brother, Simon, to Jesus. He is immediately given a new name, Peter, which means “rock” in Greek.
In this brief gospel passage we see an example of the pattern of that time, of individuals seeking out rabbis and becoming disciples. Jesus changes this pattern when he seeks out individuals, inviting them to be his followers. (In the passage that follows, John’s Gospel tells us how Jesus also called Philip and Nathanael.)
We can ask this of ourselves. The first disciples were looking for the Messiah, whom they also came to know as the Son of God.
What do we look for and what do we find in Jesus?