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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.
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.
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
MARY of Nazareth MARY, Mother of God
[Taken from Commentary pages in the Catholic Youth Bible]
The gospel of Luke (1:26-38) makes it clear that Mary of Nazareth has a special place in God’s plan of salvation. Beginning with Mary’s humble acceptance of God’s will, revealed by the angel Gabriel, Mary is presented as the true, first disciple who does the will of God.
Her ‘yes’ to God leads to Jesus’ presence among us. She follows Jesus to the cross and is with the disciples in the upper room during the coming of the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:4). Mary reveals to us the meaning of true faith – a willingness to accept God’s call and to gradually discover the full meaning of God’s will.
In choosing Mary to be the mother of Jesus, God selected not a rich and influential person, but a poor young girl, open to the action of the Holy Spirit in her life. In Mary, Luke emphasises God’s preference for the poor and little ones (as in the prayer of Mary, the Magnificat – Lk 1:39-56).
Besides being the mother of Jesus, Mary is presented in the bible as the mother of the church (John 19:39-56). For this reason, Catholics have a special devotion to Mary.
Celebrations of Mary include Mary, Mother of God (1 Jan), the Annunciation (25 March), the Visitation (31 May), Our Lady Help of Christians (24 May – patron of Australia), the Assumption (15 Aug), the Queenship of Mary (22 Aug), the Nativity of Mary (8 Sept), Our Lady of Sorrows (15 Sept).
Mary is always linked closely to her son Jesus, and the mystery of his life, death and resurrection. Her ‘yes’ to the angel Gabriel allowed God to enter the world as a human being. At a wedding in Cana (John 2:1-11), Mary is a model for the church as she intercedes before Jesus, has faith in him, points to him as the source of life, and leads others to follow his words. And Mary is there at the cross in Jesus’ time of great suffering.
During this month of May, think about the ways Mary teaches us to live in the kingdom of God – where we make sure no one is excluded.
Prayer for the feast of Our Lady Help of Christians Mon 24 May
Almighty God, deepen in our hearts
our love of Mary Help of Christians.
Through her prayers and under her protection,
may the light of Christ shine over our land.
May Australians live in harmony, justice and peace.
Grant wisdom to our leaders and integrity to our citizens. AMEN
Mary help of Christians, Pray for us.