A Pastoral Letter from the Catholic Archbishop of Perth on the ‘Same-sex Marriage’ Debate

To the Catholic People of the Archdiocese of Perth
Dear sisters and brothers in Christ,
Once again, the issue of ‘same-sex marriage’ has emerged in our society in a contentious way. Specifically, there is a great deal of discussion about the merits or otherwise of changing the legal definition of marriage, which at present refers to a union between a woman and a man, to one which embraces same-sex relationships as well.
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ST PIO OF PIETRELCINI FEAST

Mass followed by Rosary will be celebrated by Monsignor M Keating at St Mary´s Cathedral on Saturday 23 September at 4 pm. All Welcome.

INDONESIAN CATHOLIC YOUTH ORGANIZATION

You are invited to the 5th ICYO Charity Concert SVARA: a contemporary Choral Anthology on Saturday 7 October in Beasley Auditorium, Perth Modern School. $15 Dress Rehearsal at 3:30 pm. $25 Main Performance at 7:30 pm. Phone: 0450 652 029 for tickets or make a donation in the box in church foyer. All proceeds go to Karya Mulia School for the Deaf in Surabaya, IDN.

Sing With Joy! United In Diversity

You are invited to the 3rd National Conference of the Australian Pastoral Musicians Network “Sing With Joy! United In Diversity”
VENUE: Rendezvous Hotel, Scarborough, WA
DATES: October 5-7, 2017
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: David Haas & Clare Johnson
www.apmn.org.au and follow the conference link. For more info contact: Mrs Angela Gorman (Bendotti) Email: convenor@ampn.org.au

CYM TEENS CAMP 2017 – HEART OF A CHAMPION 25th - 28th September Manjedal Activities Centre

Join in the fun - 4 days of games, adventure activities, inspirational talks, prayer & making new friends! Teens in years 7-12 are invited to attend. Only $200 first child, $170 for siblings. Includes all accommodation, food, transport & adventure activities. To register phone 94227912 contact admin@cym.com.au or visit www.cym.com.au. Don’t miss out! Registration closes Monday 11th September.

HOLY HOUR FOR VOCATIONS

You are all invited to join Bishop Don Sproxton for A Holy Hour of Prayer for Vocations, St Mary’s Cathedral on Sunday 13 August 2017 at 3 pm. The Holy Hour will include Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Spiritual Reflections and will conclude with Benediction Praying that the Lord will grant us the generosity to respond courageously to his call to become the person he is calling us to be, is everyone’s sacred duty. Let us all redouble our efforts in asking the Lord of the harvest to send more labourers to his harvest. For more information you may call the Vocations Office 9220-5901 or email vocations@perthcatholic.org.au

AN HOUR FOR SHEEN CONCERT

The Fulton J Sheen Society presents AN HOUR FOR SHEEN CONCERT
Thursday 14 September 7.30-8.30 pm in Gibney Hall, Trinity College. Enjoy an evening of musical selections from Bizet, Dvorak & more. Only $30 which includes a sumptuous supper. Tickets available by 9291 8224 or sheensociety@globaldial.com Proceeds go toward supporting the vocations at St Charles Seminary.

MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER

Relationship enrichment weekend for married couples! We invite you to join our next Marriage Encounter Weekend in Mandurah on 11 - 13 Aug. For more information contact George & Monica on 0424 220 625 WAbookings@wwme.org.au. Online booking available at www.wwme.org.au

AUSTRALIAN PILGRIMAGE

´IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF MARY MACKILLOP´ 8-18 November 2017 For more info phone: Annie Bond rsj 02 8912 4818 or email: MMP.NationalPilgrimage@sosj.org.au

ST BENEDICT´S - APPLECROSS

St Benedict’s Catholic Primary School are now taking enrolments for 2019 & have limited places for 2018.

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PUBLIC TOURS OF ST MARY'S CATHEDRAL

If you are interested in art and architecture and the religious history of St Mary's Cathedral you may wish to join a public tour to be conducted every Tuesday from 10.30am -11.30am. Pre-booking is not required.
A donation of $5.00 per person would be much appreciated. Make your donation and collect your ticket at the Church Office, 25 Victoria Avenue on the day. For group bookings please email the Cathedral on cathedral@perthcatholic.org.au.

 
contact

Parish Priest: Fr Ossie Lewis PP

Mailing Address: 45 Thelma Street, Como, WA 6152

Phone: (08) 9450 5921 Fax: (08) 9450 5760; Email: como@perthcatholic.org.au
ossielewis28@gmail.com

Office Hours:
Monday to Friday 9:30 am to 12:30 pm