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Parish Events  |  Sat - June 20, 2020 9:19 am  |  Article Hits:4640     A+ | a-
Some families in the Parish are preparing their children to celebrate their First Eucharist in coming months. Many burdens are placed on families in this time when restrictions on gathering and movement are in place.

Perhaps it is a good time to think about the simple things we can do together. Could I suggest that one thing would be to introduce or reintroduce a simple grace before meals. That is a great way for parents to witness their faith to children that does not take much time but helps focus their attention to spritual things.

The traditional and well tried grace before meals is as follows:
Bless us, O Lord, and these Your gifts, which we are about to receive by Your goodness, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

There are many prayers that could be used. And as many families do invite those at table to add their own prayer however simple to the feast. And especially a prayer for those who are hungry or in need in our community.


And to end a meal we could use the blessing that we use so often at Mass: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit, be with us all for ever. Amen.
Fr Graham

 
Parish Events  |  Sat - June 13, 2020 10:14 am  |  Article Hits:3707     A+ | a-
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Parish Events  |  Fri - June 12, 2020 10:20 am  |  Article Hits:3023     A+ | a-

A note from Archbishop Mark

The Black Lives Matter movement has struck a chord around the world - certainly here in Australia where racism has a different form than in the United States, but is no less real. We have failed to realise the blessings possible if we were to achieve true reconciliation between black and white Australia. Until we realise those blessings there will always be a dark violence lurking at the heart of our culture.
Archbishop Mark Coleridge discusses with Cynthia Rowan (Reconciliation Action Plan Officer) a range of topics, including our plans to deliver a comprehensive Reconciliation Action Plan and Black Lives Matter in an interview posted on YouTube.

Parish Events  |  Mon - May 25, 2020 3:04 pm  |  Article Hits:3677     A+ | a-

Artists who have been in lock down or self-isolation during Covid-19 have been using this time and some creative uses of technology to develop some remarkable recordings; alone but together and in beautiful harmony.
During this time of crisis these videos and recordings have been a source of encouragement and hope. In those video Salt + Light Media invited singers and musicians to collaborate for a production off the wellknown and well-loved hymn ‘Be Not Afraid’ by Bob Dufford, SJ (Oregon Catholic Press, © 1975). The video includes such Catholic musicians as: Dan Schutte, John Michael Talbot, Steve Angrisano, Jesse Manibusan, Ken Canedo, Gretchen Harris, and many others including Australian Fr. Rob Galea.
 
Parish Events  |  Fri - May 22, 2020 2:26 pm  |  Article Hits:3039     A+ | a-
STAGE ONE of the COVID-19 SAFE PLAN
Dear Parishioners,
With the easing of COVID-19 restrictions we will revising our Mass schedule from 23rd May, 2020. However, in line with the Government’s social distancing guidelines, between now and Friday 12 June 2020 we are allowed a maximum of
10 people in attendance at a Mass (including the Priest and any ministers).

We recognise that many of you have been deeply concerned by not being able to attend Mass and would like to return as soon as possible. We invite you to contact the Parish office on 5441 1034 or email stjoenam@ozemail.com.au to regis
ter your attendance at any of the weekday masses. Where possible your name will be registered on the sign in sheet of your choice.

This week Masses and Liturgies will be held at
Monday 25 May
8:00am Mass
5:30pm Liturgy of the Word with Communion

Wednesday 27 May
10:00am Mass

Thursday 28 May
5:30pm Liturgy of the Word with Communion

Friday 29 May
8:00am Mass (Please note change of Friday Time)

Saturday 30 May
10:00am – 10:30am Reconciliation

Given the restrictions on numbers, some Masses may have filled up by the time you make your call therefore you will have to select a Mass from the remaining available Masses upcoming for the fortnight.
We appreciate your support in implementing a fair and equitable approach.
From the 12th June with the increase of people attending Masses or Liturgies to 20 attendees, Sundays will be included for registration.

Thank you to Deacon Tim for offering to celebrate Liturgy of the Word with Communion during this week .
Fr Graham Gatehouse
 
Parish Events  |  Sat - May 9, 2020 3:19 pm  |  Article Hits:2512     A+ | a-

A brief video collage of a quiet Parish campus.