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The Parish Office is open weekdays
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
Mass Times at the Cathedral
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)
Mass at 6pm every Sunday evening at Dalyellup Community Centre
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Latest Pastoral Letters from Bishop Gerard
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.
Exciting Upcoming Parish Events!
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
Sent on Mission
Today's Gospel begins immediately after the final verse in last Sunday's Gospel. While acknowledging the difficulties of discipleship, Jesus immediately appoints 72 people to go ahead of him to every town and place he plans to visit, proclaiming that the Kingdom of God is at hand. He sends them in pairs. In the Law of Moses two witnesses were needed for a testimony to be credible. It was probably also a safer way to travel.
Jesus admits it will be difficult, that he is sending them out like lambs among wolves. Yet they are to bring nothing with them, not even a money bag or sandals. They are not to be distracted from their mission. When they enter a house, their message is simply “peace.” Whatever the response they receive, they are to know that the Kingdom of God is at hand. They are not to demand special treatment but eat and drink whatever is given them. They are to stay in one house and are not to look around for one that provides better accommodation. They are to heal the sick as a sign that the Kingdom of God is at hand for them. Like Jesus' miracles, healing is a sign of the coming of the kingdom. If the town will not receive them, they are to shake the dust from their feet and move on. Even in the case of such rejection they should know that the Kingdom of God is at hand.
When they return from their journeys, they rejoiced because their mission was successful. Jesus may have sent them out as lambs among wolves, but at the conclusion of this passage he assures them that they have been given power over the enemy and nothing will harm them, not even serpents and scorpions.
A key theme of today's Gospel and last Sunday's Gospel is discipleship—its challenges, its difficulties, and its rewards. Sharing in the mission of Jesus is difficult, but everyone is called to do it, not just some professionals trained for ministry. Even for us today, the harvest is plentiful. To labour in the harvest means seeking happiness for others. It is to experience peace, and be a bringer of peace to others.
As the Plenary Council commences its concluding session this week, we pray for all the members who are taking part on our behalf, as they work through the proposals on Reconciliation: Healing Wounds, Receiving Gifts; Choosing Repentance - Seeking Healing; Called by Christ - Sent Forth as Missionary Disciples; Witnessing to the Equal Dignity of Women and Men; Communion in Grace: Sacrament to the World; Formation and Leadership for Mission and Ministry; At the Service of Communion, Participation and Mission: Governance; and Integral Ecology and Conversion for the Sake of Our Common Home. https://plenarycouncil.catholic.org.au/
Some of these thoughts are taken from the Loyola Press site for the Sunday readings https://www.loyolapress.com/catholic-resources/liturgical-year/sunday-connection/14th-sunday-in-ordinary-time-c-sunday-connection/
Compiled by Sr Christine Clarke PBVM
Our parish has over 45 ministries & groups each playing a unique part bringing Christ to people.