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This Week's Parish News
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
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
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 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
On the 2nd Sunday of Lent the Gospel reading proclaims the story of Jesus’ Transfiguration, which occurs after the significant events of Chapter 8, where we have Peter’s confession that Jesus is the Messiah, and Jesus’ prediction about his passion.
The appearance of Elijah and Moses shows the importance of these two figures in the history of Israel. Moses led the Israelites from slavery in Egypt and received the Ten Commandments. Moses represents the Law that guides the lives of the Jewish people. Elijah is remembered as one of the most important prophets of Israel who helped the Israelites stay faithful to God. The appearance of these figures from Israel’s history with Jesus signifies Jesus’ continuity with the Law and with the prophets and that Jesus is the fulfillment of all that was promised to the people of Israel.
The voice from heaven recalls the voice that was heard at Jesus’ baptism – ‘This is my Son, the Beloved’.
In this episode we see an anticipation of the glory of Jesus’ Resurrection. However, Jesus instructs the disciples to keep secret what they have seen until after the Son of Man has risen from the dead. The disciples cannot possibly understand Jesus’ Transfiguration until they also witness his passion and death.
We hear the story of Jesus’ Transfiguration early in Lent, but we have the benefit of hindsight. In our hearing of it, we anticipate Jesus’ Resurrection, even as we prepare to remember Jesus’ passion and death.
The First Reading is also puzzling – why would God want Abraham to sacrifice his son? The story is probably connected to the abandonment of human sacrifice. And it definitely connects with the 2nd Reading from Romans, stating that ‘God did not spare his own Son’.
Read more detail on all points in the gospel passage at Fr John McKinnon’s site http://johnmckinnon.org/index.php/mark9v2-13