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.
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REFLECTION FOR THIS WEEK
THE GREATEST COMMANDMENT
With the liturgical year coming to an end, so is our reading of the gospel of Matthew. When the new liturgical year starts in Advent, we will move on to the gospel of Mark.
At this point in the Sunday readings from Matthew’s gospel, we have seen Jesus being challenged by the various groups within Judaism at that time. In the last few weeks we have heard Jesus being questioned by the chief priests, the elders, the Pharisees and the Sadducees.
Today the Pharisees think they can do better than the Sadducees, and they again try to test and disconcert Jesus.
The question concerns what Jesus regards as the greatest commandment of the Law. There were many hundreds of laws for the Jewish people to keep at that time. How to pick the most important? This seems to have been a question that they themselves debated a great deal.
Jesus often answered a question with another question. But in this case he gives an answer. He first quotes the Book of Deuteronomy (the fifth book of the Pentateuch, which was much revered as the retelling of the story of their great teacher and leader, Moses).
He quotes ‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ (Deut 6:5). Jesus notes that this is the greatest and the first commandment. He follows up by quoting from the Book of Leviticus, saying ‘You must love your neighbour as yourself’. He then concludes by saying that ‘On these two commandments hang the whole Law and the Prophets also’. This means the whole scriptures are bound up in these words.
Jesus doesn’t propose rules or commands, but a whole approach to life and our relationship with others, and the key word is ‘love’.