Parish News


WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES
December 2018

wedding-bells

We congratulate the following parishioners celebrating their wedding anniversaries this month. Dorothy & Bill Chin, David & Katherine Gan, June & Malcolm Young, Bob & Pascale Tin, Dot & Greg Oliver, Wendy & Leo Burke, Michael & Stella Pang, Alvin & Jacqueline Kang, Roland & Cathy Ordonez, Shehani Alles & K Don Dixon Eleanor& Julius Fernandez, Astrid & Coilles Ducarme, Brian & Sheila Walker, Jessica & Don Wall, Marisa & Colin Kwok, who celebrate their wedding anniversaries this month. May God bless you on your special day.
If you would like your wedding anniversary to be remembered in the parish bulletin and the Prayer of the Faithful please enter your details on the form in the church foyer.

PARISH RECONCILIATION ADVENT CELEBRATIONS

Reconciliation

Wednesday 19th December 7:00 - 8:00 pm. An opportunity for preparing our hearts & our community for the Feast of Christmas. Four (4) priests to assist on the night / Prayer & Examination of Conscience. Please join us to experience

MASS INTENTIONS

Mass Intentions

6 pm: Teresa Chung
8.30 am: Norman Dillon
10.00 am: Holy Family Parishioners
If you would like a weekend Mass offered for your intentions, please complete a Mass Intention envelope and leave it with Fr Ossie, Pastoral Assistants or Office Staff the WEEK PRIOR to the Mass.

HOLY FAMILY FEAST SUNDAY 30 DECEMBER 2018

Holy Family

You are invited to help celebrate the Holy Family Feast Day Please bring a plate to share. BYO drinks, tea and coffee provided. A list of suggested foods will soon be placed in the foyer for you to put your name next to.

2019 CALENDARS

Calendar

The 2019 Josephite Calendars are now available for sale in the church foyer $8.00 each.

The 2019 Columban Art Calendars are now available for sale in the church foyer $10 each.

CONDOLENCES

condolences

Our condolences to the family of Norman Dillon who passed away Saturday, 1 December May he rest in peace

CHRISTMAS APPEAL 2018

lifelink

The Archbishops Christmas Appeal for Lifelink is being held throughout the Archdiocese this weekend. We urge you to give generous support to help those people in need.

SOCIETY OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL GIVING TREE

svdp

The SVDP Giving Tree bearing tags with items for Christmas hampers to be distributed to needy families has been placed in the church foyer.

  1. Take a tag from the Giving Tree
  2. Purchase the item/s written on the tag
  3. Return the items to the Giving Tree

Vinnies Christmas Cards are now all SOLD OUT. Thank you.

CHRISTMAS 2018

Christmas

CHRISTMAS EVE NATIVITY PLAY If your children would like to be involved, please complete the sign up sheet in the foyer

SOCIAL JUSTICE Statement 2018-19

Social Justice

A Place to Call Home - The Statement confronts Australia's growing homelessness and housing insecurity, affirms that secure housing is a human right and a public good, and draws inspiration from the life and teaching of Jesus and our Christian tradition.
Step 1. Reflect On The Parable of The Good Samaritan The Bishops' Statement begins with Jesus' parable of the Good Samaritan. Consider this parable in the light of Australia's homelessness crisis. There are various ways we can be Good Samaritans: some people help with emergency relief or a bed for the night, while others use their community connections to provide support and create more housing. All kinds of responses are ...

Step 2. Get the facts about homelessness & the housing crisis Homelessness can often be a hidden problem and it is not confined to our major cities. There are many factors that can lead to homelessness, but ultimately, it is a result of poverty. Find out what the housing issues are in your local area, diocese, state and nationally. Seek out information about Australia’s housing crisis from research bodies such as
ABS 2016 census: www.abs.gov.au
Australia Housing & Urban Research Institute: www.ahuri.edua.au
Australian Institute of Health & Welfare, National Social Housing Survey: www.aihw.gov.au

Step 3. Reach Out To People Experiencing Housing Difficulties and Homelessness It is likely that people in your own networks, parish and local area have experienced homelessness or housing difficulties. They possess a humanity and dignity that needs to be honoured. Hearing their stories can build relationships that address personal needs and build solidarity.

Step 4. Understand the bigger picture behind the housing crisis How can we improve understanding of the wider economic circumstances that drive people into homelessness? How do factors such as poverty, domestic violence and mental illness contribute to homelessness and housing stress? What has to change in our cities & communities so that everyone can have a place to call home?

  • Read the section "The nightmare of homelessness" in the Bishops´ Social Justice Statement.
  • Read The State of Homelessness in Australian Cities (2018) from the Centre for Social Impact: www.csi.edu.au/research/project/the-state-of-homelessness
  • Read The Human Face of Homelessness from Australian Catholic Social Justice Council.
Step 5. Make Our Parishes and Communities Welcoming Places Start a conversation about how your parish can extend a welcome to everyone who comes to your church. How can people experiencing housing difficulties be protected from falling by the wayside?
  • Are there ways your parish can identify those needing help?
  • Is there someone in the parish who knows what resources are available for people with housing needs?
  • Read A Handbook tor Building Stronger Parishes, available from the Australia Catholic Bishops Conference shop: www.catholic.org.au/shop/abc-shop
Step 6. Take Action to Support Housing Initiatives and Programs Commit to helping those in need in the local community through the work of the St Vincent de Paul Society, Catholic Care and other charities and services. With others in your parish, consider if there are resources or properties that could house a family or individual in need. Consider housing development models that aim to end homelessness like those of the Australian Catholic Housing Alliance: www.catholichousing.org.au

Step 7. Advocate for change locally and nationwide Encourage your parish, school or youth group to make homelessness a prioity issue. Link with other social justice groups that work to end homelessness.
  • Join the Everybody's Home campaign: everybodyshome.com.au
  • Consider if your group or parish could join a larger organisation or help form one. Examples are: Shelter, Council To Homeless Persons, state Community Alliance groups and the Australian Council of Social Services

PLENARY COUNCIL 2020

2020

What do you think God is asking of us in Australia today?
The last Plenary Council held by the Catholic Church in Australia was in 1937- just over 80 years ago. Much has changed! In 2020 we will hold a Plenary Council about the future of the Catholic Church in Australia. All Australians are invited to engage in an open and inclusive process of listening, dialogue and discernment around the question "What is God asking of us in Australia today?" Pentecost Sunday is the National Launch of the Plenary Council 2020 followed by the formal launch for the Perth Archdiocese at the Vigil Mass on Trinity Sunday. A representative from each parish will receive a special “Plenary Council Candle” to take back to their parish. We light this candle at our Parish Launch of the Plenary Council 2020 on all Sunday Masses. The Plenary Council will be held in two sessions: the first in October 2020 in Adelaide, the second in May 2021 in Sydney. Approximately 250 people will be delegates attending the Plenary Council Sessions. The agenda for the Plenary Council will be developed from the sense " of faith" amongst the people of God in Australia. Over the next few weeks as a parish, we will learn more about how we can make a contibution and also invite others to do so.
Come, Holy Spirit of Pentecost.
Come, Holy Spirit of the great South Land.
O God, bless and unite all your people in Australia and guide us on the pilgrim way of the plenary Council. Give us the courage to tell our stories and to speak boldly of your truth. Give us ears to listen humbly to each other and a discerning heart to hear what you are saying. Lead your church into a hope-filled future, that we may live the joy of the Gospel. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, bread for the journey from age to age. Amen. Our Lady Help of Christians, pray for us, St Mary MacKillop, pray for us.
PLENARY COUNCIL PRAYER
Come, Holy Spirit of Pentecost.
Come, Holy Spirit of the great South Land.
O God, bless and unite all your people in Australia and guide us on the pilgrim way of the Plenary Council.
Give us the grace to see your face in one another and to recognise Jesus, our companion on the road.
Give us the courage to tell our stories and to speak boldly of your truth.
Give us ears to listen humbly to each other and a discerning heart to hear what you are saying.
Lead your Church into a hope-filled future, that we may live the joy of the Gospel.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord, bread for the journey from age to age. Amen.
Our Lady Help of Christians, pray for us.
St Mary MacKillop, pray for us.

Have your say - Respond Online, submit your response by going to www.plenarycouncil.catholic.org.au.
2nd Parish Session The Church of the Future
What questions do you have about the future of the Church for the Plenary Council to consider in 2020? There will be sandwiches, tea & coffee.
Sunday 21st October 2018 11am-1.30pm - Please put your name on the list in the foyer The next session will be held in the Parish 11 am - 1.30 pm - Please put your name on the list in the foyer. The next session will be held in the Parish

PRAYER FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE HOMELESS

homeless

Lord our God,
You who so mysteriously call upon us to share in the sufferings of Christ, fill our hearts with compassion for those who lack the warmth of a home.
We commend to you in prayer this day all men, women and children who suffer because they have no shelter; those who sleep in our streets and public spaces, who have nowhere safe to lay their heads, and who wander from place to place as a way of life.
We pray for broken families who cannot pay the rent, for those who are the lost and abandoned, for those on the streets whose minds have been touched by illness or whose bodies are sorely affected by disabilities.
We ask that your merciful Grace be poured out upon those with addictions, those who have given up in the face of enormous tribulations, and those driven into a homeless life by crushing poverty.
God of Compassion, your love for us is revealed in your beloved son Jesus, who was born into homelessness, lived with nowhere to lay his head, and died for us in agony on the cross. Inspire us to act in justice, by all means at our disposal, to right the wrongs of peoples who are suffering the deprivations of homelessness, and to see in them the dignity of a brother and sister redeemed by Jesus Christ.
Let us have the commitment, as people of the Gospel, to be ever mindful of our obligations we have to the poor and marginalised, to work in your name, O God, to turn sorrow into joy and to bring all those who live in darkness into your own wonderful light.
Amen.

REFUGEE COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA PETITION

refugee council

Your help is needed to fight changes the government is planning to make to the Status Resolution Support Service provided to Refugees. If the changes go ahead the pressure on Vinnies already stretched resources will be increased immensely. Please add your signature to the petition in church foyer. For more info go to https://jss.org.au/a-joint-catholic-statement-on-srss-income-cuts-for-people-seeking-asylum-in-australia.

A DONATION THAT WONT COST YOU ANYTHING!

stamp

Bring in your USED STAMPS and support SOSJ Mary McKillop International. Stamp Collection Box is in foyer.

PARISHIONER INFORMATION FORM

form

Please complete our new Parishioner Information Forms to ensure we have your correct contact details on our Parish Database.

PARISH HISTORY COMMITTEE QUESTIONNAIRE

history

A small team of parishioners has been established to complete a history project for our parish. As it is recognised that a significant amount of history is in the memories of our parishioners the Parish History Committee have prepared a brief questionnaire to be handed out to interested parishioners this weekend.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8Q9R932
We have a number of booklets from the Blessing & Opening of Holy Family Church, Presbitery, Parish Hall & Administration Centre 2003 and Holy Family Golden Jubilee 2009. They are available in the foyer while stocks last.

HOLY ROSARY

Rosary

The Holy Rosary will be recited before Mass as follows: 8.00 am Tuesday - Thursday 5.40 pm Saturday 8.10 am & 9.40 am Sunday. From next week Rosary Prayer Cards will be placed on the church pews and Rosary Beads will be available to borrow from the back of the church. Please use them while in the church and return them to the basket as you leave. Rosary Booklets have been placed on the church pews. Please feel free to take these home if you find them useful. Parishioners are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to spend a little time with Mary before they celebrate the Mass.

2018 PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL

Meeting

We thank our retiring councillors Jim Phillips, Amanda Johnson, Vince Scanlan and Leon Hanrahan. Your contributions were much appreciated. We welcome our new councillors, David Pereira, Ralph Affinito, Peggy Affinito and Leon Dias.
We also thank Tony Pires who is standing down as chair after two years in the position and welcome Marie Tiley as chairperson, Marianne Taylor is the Secretary and David Pereira was appointed the Finance Committee Liaison.
Next meeting is at 7 pm on Thursday 13th November 2018 in Meeting Room 1

DIGITAL PIANO UPDATE

digital piano

Your finance committee has met & started looking at the desirability or neccesity for replacing the existing digital piano. This will involve wide ranging consultation with all the present users, advice from audio-visiual experts and others, and the all important process of obtaining quotes from at least three possible suppliers. In the meantime the funds raised from the International Dinner will be quarantined in the budget until such time as it is necessary.

YAMAHA PIANO FOR SALE

Yamaha piano

Our beautiful, well maintained, high gloss, Walnut finish, 121 cm tall Yamaha U1 piano is under utilised in Parish Hall. Valued at $4,500, if you are interested in buying it please see Fr Ossie or contact the parish office on como@perthcatholic.org.au. We will be advertising the piano on Gumtree from Monday 8th January.

YEAR OF YOUTH 2018

year-of-youth2018

The liturgical year of 2018 has been identified by the Australian Bishops as a national Year of Youth. 21 January 2018 after 10 am youth Mass Preparation Meeting. We need singers & musicians for a Youth Choir, Lectors, Collectors and Extraordinary Ministers. We will celebrate the Year of Youth with a Youth Mass and social event in February 2018.

OPEN NEW HORIZONS FOR SPREADING JOY

Goal 1: To foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person - The Church is challenged to foster in young people a sense of Catholic wisdom and identity that will provide a guiding direction for the rest of their lives. As a community, parish and family we are called to work together as a broader Church community to walk with young people on their faith journey.
Goal 2: To draw young people into responsible participation in the life, mission and work of the Catholic faith community - Faith communities should strive to be places that draw in young people, give them a sense of belonging, and offering them opportunities to minister side by side with adults.
Watch this space !
Goal 3: To empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today - We the Church parishes, communities, schools and families, are called to reach out to young people, welcome them, help them find their place in the Church, and accept and encourage the gifts they bring to the whole community. Without young people, the Body of Christ is incomplete.
Focus on Families (June-July) Useful tips to help parents engage in the Year of Youth and encourage your children to deepen their faith.
3. PRIORITISE FAMILY TIME
Try to understand the issues and the struggles that your children face. Listen patiently without judgement.
7. SHARE YOUR FAITH
Share your faith and/or conversion with your children as well as the daily ways you see God working in your life.
9. PERSONAL PRAYER
Foster your own personal prayer life and frequent the sacraments.
10. SEEK SUPPORT You’re not alone. Reach out to others for support. You have the Catholic faith community and services to back you up.

MUSIC @ MASS

Church Choir

The whole congregation singing at Mass fosters a strong bond of unity and a sense of belonging. We sing God’s praises with songs based on scripture & reflecting the theme of the days readings and the season of the liturgical year. If you would like to join one of our choirs to help lead our liturgical singing please see Fr Ossie, Tony Pires or Nola Smith. The newly formed Choir for the 6 pm Vigil Mass invite parishioners, young and old, to join them in sung praise for the Saturday evening Mass. The choir rehearse on Thursday evenings from 6.30 pm.
Children´s 10am Choir
Every voice welcome No age restrictions The Children’s Choir will sing at the 10am Mass every 3rd Sunday of the month. Rehearsals will be after the 10am Mass on the 2nd Sunday of the month for 45 minutes. If your child is interested please put their name on the sign-up form in the Church foyer.

PARISH PRAYING GROUP

Prayer

Every FIRST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH this group will meet in the church after the 9am Mass. They will particularly pray for those on our Prayer List.
Win Klomp firmly believes the Power of Prayer was in action when her trasured watch was recently found and returned to her. Praise the Lord.

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS

Volunteer

Do you like children and want to share the love of God with them ? Our Sunday Children´s Liturgy Team urgently needs YOU ! No experience needed. Contact the Office on 9450 5921.

NO PARKING ON THELMA STREET

no parking

Please be aware that there is a marked Cycle Way on the Church side of Thelma Street. It extends from Canning Highway for almost the entire length of Thelma Street. This unbroken white line on the road forbids Parking or Standing. Vehicles parked on Thelma Street are making it dangerous to exit the church carparks as they conceal any oncoming vehicles or cyclists! Please do not park on Thelma St. Additional over flow parking has been provided on the grass on the southern side of the church. Take the first entrance off Thelma Street and continue through Canning Hwy carpark to lawn area.

CONTRIBUTIONS TO FIRST & SECOND COLLECTION

Collection

Th FIRST COLLECTION goes to the Parish Priest to supplement his diocesan stipend that provides for his personal needs.
The SECOND COLLECTION is used for the provision and ongoing maintenance of ALL parish assets, consumables and pastoral programs. For instance, the maintenance of buildings, grounds and furniture, the purchase of Altar bread & wine, music copyright licenses & stationary, the provision of gas, water, electricity & telephone. For the continued provision of our Liturgical and Pastoral activities please be generous with the SECOND COLLECTION.

SANTO PIO PRAYER GROUP

Santo Pio

meet every Friday after the 7 pm Mass. You are most welcome to join this small prayerful group.

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL REPORT

Parish Pastoral

MISSION STATEMENT
Copies of our PARISH MISSION STATEMENT (Click to download) are available in the church foyer. Please forward your comments to the PPC Chairman Tony Pires on Phone: 0418 900 046 or TONY.PIRES@careerlink.net.au.

PIETY STALL

piety stall

Our Piety Stall has been restocked with beautiful liturgical, sacramental & devotional items. Please take a moment to browse through our cabinet.

HOLY FAMILY CARE

Holy Family

HOLY FAMILY CARE This community service seeks to provide practical assistance for parishioners and their families in times of special need. Many of us go through times when circumstances make life more difficult. Not all of us have family and friends around to help, and even if we do sometimes there is need for more.
Holy Family Care services include:

  • Provision of emergency meals
  • One-off gardening
  • Transport to church, shops and / or medical appointments
  • Do you know anyone who would like to attend Mass but with the cold and wet weather in winter they would appreciate a lift?
Please do not hesitate to contact the Parish Office if you or someone you know requires temporary support from Holy Family Care. Call: 94505921

PARISH SPONSORS
Parish Sponsors

If you would like to advertise your business in the Holy Family weekly Parish Bulletin please contact the office como@perthcatholoic.org.au or see Fr Ossie or Nola Smith after Mass this weekend for more details on the Parish Sponsorship Program.

THE POWER OF PRAYER
PRAYER LIST


The Power of Prayer

Please keep the following people in your prayers this week: Robin Sy Suan, Robinson Sy Suan, Anne, Jenny, Bill W, Jessica G, Sonja, Chelsea, May K, Eric O'Leary, Nigel Beale, Fr Trevor Simo ns, Carolyn Gonsalves, Tak Filmily
If you know someone who has asked for prayers please add their name to the list in the church foyer.
Names will be highlighted in the next Parish Bulletin & remembered in the Prayers of the Faithful in the Sunday Masses. The following week those names will be placed permanently on the Notice Board.

Planned Giving Program

Planned Giving Envelope

Planned Giving Envelopes effective from July 2017 are available in the church foyer.
Anyone who would like to use these envelopes can you please complete a pledge slip in the Church Foyer and drop it into the office.
Holy Family Parish Como-Kensington relies on the generous and regular financial contributions by parishioners through our Planned Giving Program. Your contributions are put toward the upkeep and maintenance of the parish buildings and grounds and the continued operation of pastoral, religious education and evangelising programs in our parish.
For your convenience you may contribute to the Holy Family Planned Giving Program using Planned Giving Envelopes or through Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT).
We encourage you to use EFT and have your contribution deducted weekly, monthly or annually from your cheque or savings account. You may do this by contacting your financial institution or using personal online banking. Your contribution will be recorded on your bank statement and you may cancel or alter the amount of your contribution at any time.
The bank details for Holy Family Parish are:
Account Name: Holy Family Como
BSB Number: 036-050 Account Number: 790041
Reference/Description: (Your Surname & Initials)
PLEASE NOTE: Planned Giving contributions are NOT tax deductible.

RISK ASSESSMENT REPORT

Church Rear Steps

The City of South Perth recently conducting a Public Building Risk Assessment on our church. We have been advised that to comply with Helth/Building legislation the ramp, steps and rear of the church at the top of the steps MUST BE KEPT CLEAR AT ALL TIMES as they are the main exit way in the event of an emergency. The City are providing us with approriate signage and will monitor the situation on an ad hoc basis. Please do not sit on the steps or stand near glass doors.

SANCTUARY FLOWERS AND LITURGICAL BANNERS/DRAPES

Arranging flowers

An invitation is extended to anyone interested in joining the Altar Society of Holy Family. Assistance is required with the floral arrangements and liturgical displays. Advice & training is provided and the Society would welcome any couples who would work together as the floral arrangements can be heavy to lift & the liturgical displays often require the use of ladders. For more information or to register your interest please email Megan Phillips at pmegan@iinet.net.au

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT

Adoration

Adoration is held in our parish on Thursday from 9.30am-3.30pm. We 2 more people to spend an hour with Jesus on Thursdays from 12:30 am - 2:30 pm. Please consider adding your name to the Roster in the the church foyer.

I WANT YOU

I want you

Ask Not What Your Parish Can Do For You – But What You Can Do For Your Parish. Watch this space –more details later.

Como Holy Family Ukulele Players

Ukulele

INVITATION TO ALL 1 — 4 PM
Nothing to do on a Saturday afternoon!! Why not drop in to the Parish Hall and join in a-sing-a-long with our Parish Ukulele Group while they practice. Afternoon Tea/Coffee will be provided. Great time guaranteed. Contact Alan 0404 017 382.

eRecord. Last Chance For Back Issues

eRecord

The e-Record is the new format of communication for local news and events from across the Archdiocese of Perth. We encourage all past readers of The Record wherever possible to embrace the new format as we work to ensure the Gospel finds its place within our ever changing modern society. To subscribe to the digital version of the e-Record, send your details to subscribe@perthcatholic.org.au. Our Parish will print and distribute copies of the e-Record for those who do not have or use email. Copies will be available in the foyer and a donation of $1 per copy is requested to cover our cost.
FREE copies of the latest edition of The RECORD Magazine are on the church pews. With a focus on our Aboriginal culture and the work of the church it is a very interesting read. Please take one home.

CRAFT ´N CUPPA

Craft and Cuppa

The Holy Family Parish Craft Group meet every Wednesday in Hall or Meeting Room 1 following the 9am Mass. Great bunch of ladies, lots of laughter and funny anecdotes. You can knit, sew, mend, do anything or nothing!! A hot cuppa and a friendly chat are always on offer!
The ladies from the Craft Group will be selling their hand knitted beanies for $10 & $15 in the week 16 - 22 Julky 2018

HOME COMMUNION

Home Communion

Do you know anyone who is house bound or new to a Nursing Home and would like to receive Holy Communion? If so, please contact the Parish Office on 9450 5921 or email: como@perthcatholic.org.au

GARDENING BUSY BEE

Busy Bee

1st and 3rd Saturday of the month
The Parish gardening group is urgently seeking more assistance, sadly, some of our members have retired and we would like to take this opportunity to thank them sincerely for their generousity over so many years. The next Busy Bee will be on Saturday 8 December 2018 commencing at 7.30 am. If any parishioners could offer an hour or so of their time commencing from 9.00 am we would be most grateful. Bring your own gloves, a happy smile and willing hands and join in the fun. Thank you. Fr Ossie.

REMEMBER THE SICK

Remember the sick

Please remember the sick and home bound members of our community. Remember and pray for those who are sick and are not able to be with us in our community Masses.
Amongst our congregation we have a number of babies, young children, elderly and immunosuppressed people. In the interests of the good health of all parishioners' we ask that you stay home when unwell so as to focus on recovery and avoid passing germs on to vulnerable people. Those at Mass will pray for your speedy recovery. Many thanks for your understanding.

WORKING WITH CHILDREN CARD/CHECK.

Working with children

During our recent priests meeting with the Archbishop at the Vietnamnese Catholic centre. all priests were reminded to ensure that those who are volunteers in the parish and are in contact with children must have a Working With Children Card. The penalty is very heavy for not possessing a WWC card, the parish can be fined $50,000. Apparently, the Australian Federal Police do spot checks. Should you have any doubts about the need to have a WWC card, please approach Fr Ossie for more clarification. Thank you.
We have been formally advised by the Working with Children authorities that EME´s are included in the list of those required to hold a valid WWC Card. This is effective immediately. We encourage you to NOT view this in a negative light, rather as a positive initiative to implement strategies that will help prevent the strocities of the past and keep our children safe now and in the future. We extend our sincere appreciation to our EME´s for their prompt attention to this matter aither by providing their current WWCC details or completing the application requirements to get a WWCC.

@HOME SUBMISSIONS

Newsletter

If anyone has photos of events held in our parish since the September ‘18 edition of the @HOME or would like to share information on a parish group, please contact the office on: como@perthcatholic.org.au

Sunday Cuppa

Morning Tea Roster

If you would like to be involved in the Sunday Cuppa Roster after the 8.30am or 10am Masses please add your name to the list in the church foyer.

Receiving the Blood of Christ

communion

Please be reminded that the preferred way as recommended by the Archdiocese of Perth when coming to receive the Precious Blood of Christ is NOT BY INTINCTION but DRINKING from the Chalice.

TO ALL PARISHIONERS WHO ARE ROSTERED FOR PARISH ACTIVITIES

roster

....Always refer to your individual rosters for date/times, etc. as human error sometimes may occur when the weekly bulletin is compiled
Thank you. Fr.Ossie.

A GENTLE REMINDER

To all who use the hall / parish centre and Church. We have marvelous facilities in our parish, they are for our use but please do not abuse what we have, help to us to make sure the place is well taken care of. Should you use the facilities, please make sure that before you leave the premises, the lights, stereo system, aircon, gas etc are switched off. If the floor is dirty, please take time to sweep the place and keep it tidy. From now on anyone using the place must put a deposit of $50.

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR ALL WHO ARE ROSTERED FOR THE VARIOUS PARISH MINISTRY •••

Firstly. I would like to thank you all for being an active parishioner helping out in the different ministries of our parish. It is a commitment that you have pride in taking part, and God bless you for giving yourselves to the community. Remember that it is your way of serving God and his people. If at any time you feel you need e break, please do not hesitale to let Fr Ossie know of your intention. Whenever you are not able to be present on the weekend you are rostered on please have the courtesy to find a replacement by contacting one of the other volunrtees. Thank you and God bless. Fr. Ossie.

 
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MINISTRY TEAM

Parish Priest: Fr Ossie Lewis
Resident Priest: Fr Greg Carroll
Parish Pastoral Assistants:
Nola Smith & Tony Pires
Sacristan: Joseph Muttupulle
Office Staff:
Cecilia Bray, Maggie Doyle
Safeguarding Officers Breda Pires (0422 237 261)& Jim Philips (0419 964 806)
Liturgy Committee: Nola Smith
Adult Faith Formation: Tony Pires
Sacramental Preparation:
Mark Ferroa
Sacred Environment: Megan Phillips
Holy Family Care: Magie Doyle
St Vincent de Paul Society:
Mike Cosson
Parish Pastoral Council Chair:
Marie Tiley
Finance Committee:
Leon Hanrahan
Maintenance Committee:
Jim Phillips
Grounds Maintenance:
Colin Howarth
Social Team Coordinator: Mary Tiley
Archivist: Lucia Steeman
Hall CoordinatorMaggie Doyle

Contact details for the above parishioners are available from the Church Office Monday-Friday 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

HOLY FAMILY DIARY
17 December - 23 December 2018

Monday 17 November 2018

  • No Mass
  • D´Cantor Rehearsal 6.30 pm - Church
  • St Vincent de Paul Meeting - 7:30 pm - Meeting Room 1
Tuesday 18 December 2018
  • Holy Rosary 8:30 am
  • Mass 9:00 am
Wednesday 19 December 2018
  • Holy Rosary 8:30 am
  • Mass 9:00 am
  • Craft Group - 9.30 am - 11.30 am Meeting Room 1
  • Regis Como Mass 10:00 am
  • Parish 2nd rite of Reconciliation - Church 7 - 8 pm
  • ICYO Choir - 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm - Hall
Thursday 20 December 2018
  • Rosary 8:30 am
  • Mass 9:00 am Mass
  • Adoration 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Friday 21 December 2018
  • Mass 7:00 pm
  • Santo Pio Prayer Group 7:30 pm - 9 pm Hall
Saturday 22 December 2018
  • Nativity Play Rehearsal - 9:00 am Church
  • Baptism Fletcher O´Reilly - 11:30 am Church
  • Holy Rosary 5:40 pm - church
  • Mass - 6 pm
Sunday 23 December 2018 4th Sunday of Advent
  • Holy Rosary 8:10 am - Church
  • Mass 8.30 am
  • Children´s Liturgy
  • Holy Rosary 9:40 am - Church
  • Mass 10.00 am
  • Children´s Liturgy