Sun: 7.30 & 9.00am
Welcome New Parishioners
If you are a new parishioner, please introduce yourself to Fr Paul. We would like to know a bit about you and with your permission put information in the bulletin. You can also fill in a Parishioner Registration Form and join in the Parish Planned Giving Program.
About Our Parish
New resources available from the Centre for Liturgy website
STEWARDSHIP: Stewardshop and the Catholic Foundation (Endowment). The number of diocesan catholic Foundations or Endowments is growing at a rapid rate. Like other aspects of development and stewardship, the founation should be under the diocesan stewardship ‘umbrella’.
2023 HOLY FATHER MONTHLY PRAYER INTENTIONS: JANUARY – For educators. “We pray that educators may be credible witnesses, teaching fraternity rather than competition and helping the youngest and most vulnerable above all.”
OLMC HILTON PARISH & OFFICE GROUNDS GARDEN MAINTENANCE: We are looking for three or four Volunteers to keep the grounds tidy on a regular basis. Please contact the Parish Office on 08 9314 7733 if you can assist or for more information.
PLEASE PRAY FOR SICK PRIESTS: A number of priests in our Archdiocese are seriously ill, especially young priests. Fr Joe Cardoso, who spent some time in our parish is quite ill. He is in Goa, India. Please offer prayers for good health. Also, please pray for Fr Anibal Da Cunha who is very sick. Fr Paul Raj.
CARITAS AMBASSADOR PARISH PROGRAM: Join us for a three-part series where we will dive deeper into the heart and stories of Project Compassion 2023. The aim of this event is to ignite the desire in everyone to answer the call, join in, and reach out to our vulnerable brothers and sisters. In doing so, we unite to bring the love and mercy of God to all. Date: Tuesday 31 January 2023 and Tuesday 14 February 2023. Time: 6.30pm to 8pm (Light refreshments will be provided.). Address: 40A Mary Street, Highgate (Entry to car parking is available from Harold Street.). Please contact Dcn Paul Reid or Shelby D’Souza on 9422 7925 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
CANDLEMAS: On Thursday 2 February the Catholic Church will be celebrating Candlemas! The Feast of the Presentation of the Lord is also called Candlemas because of the words of St Simeon: “For mine eyes have seen thy salvation which thou hast prepared in the presence of all peoples, a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and for glory to thy people Israel” (Lk 2:30-32). Jesus is the Light of the World, so Candlemas is the day that the Church blesses candles for use throughout the year… Here, at OLMC Hilton, we will be Blessing Candles on Friday 3 February 2023 during 9am Mass.
WORD OF GOD SUNDAY: The Church in Australia celebrates the Sunday of the Word of God on the first Sunday in February – 5-12-2023 (5th Sunday Ordinary Time, Year A). Pope Francis established the day, which is devoted to “the celebration, study and dissemination” of the Word of God. Visit www.catholic.org.au/wordofgodsunday to access resources to help commemorate the day and for suggestions on how to better engage with Sacred Scripture in various ways and settings.
FEDERATION OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS’ CONFERENCES OCEANIA: The Federation of Catholic Bishops’ Conferences of Oceania Assembly will be held in Fiji from 5 February to 10 February 2023. PRAYER FOR THE ASSEMBLY: O God, you revealed yourself in Christ Jesus as loving, merciful and just. Guide our Bishops of Oceania as they meet together to further Pope Francis’ call to become a listening Church. Open their hearts to the voice of the Holy Spirit, that they might truly discern and faithfully serve the needs of your People and your World. Colour our way of life and give witness to your presence among us. You who live and reign, God, for ever and ever. Amen.
A RETREAT ON THE CONNECTIONS BETWEEN ABORIGINAL SPIRITUALITY AND BENEDICTINE SPIRITUALITY: In this retreat, we will be pondering the values of Silence, Listening, Reverence and Community, all three of which are integral to both aboriginal Spirituality and Benedictine Spirituality. In bringing this retreat to you we are stretching out our hands in friendship toward each other – honouring both ways and striving to live in harmony and peace. We hope you will join us. Retreat begins 12 February 2023. All videos and texts will be available on our website for as long as you need access. There are 6 conferences in this retreat plus a video recorded conversation between Theresa and Sr Antonia at the end of the retreat. There will be one conference each Sunday as well as questions for reflection. The cost of the retreat is $300.00. If there is a problem with the cost, please do not hesitate to contact us. Register online at http://www.jamberooabbey.org.au/retreats/onlineretreats/. You will also find many other online retreats on our website.
4th Sunday Ordinary, 29 January
Saturday 6pm Mass for Antonia & Stephen Ivelia (RIP) + Alberto Giglia (RIP Anniversary)
Sunday 7.30am Mass for Sacred Heart of Jesus Honour for Souls in Purgatory + Andrew De Sousa (RIP)
Sunday 9am Mass for Octavio & Maria Donati (RIP)
Monday 30 January
7-9pm Holy Trinity Prayer Group Resumes Monday 6-2-23
Tuesday 31 January – St John Bosco
9am Mass for Laura De Oliveira (RIP)
Wednesday 1 February
9am Mass for Laura De Oliveira (RIP) + OLMC Primary School Attending
Morning Tea after Mass
10.30am Legion of Mary
5.30 – 6.30pm Eucharistic Adoration
Thursday 2 February – The Presentation of the Lord + WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR CONSECRATED LIFE
9am-4pm Church Open for Prayers
Friday 3 February – St Blaise & St Ansgar
9am Anointing + Blessing of Candles Mass for Laura De Oliveira (RIP) + Katie Hughes for Successful Operation
9.30 – 10.30am Eucharistic Adoration
Saturday 4 February
9am Mass for Laura De Oliveira (RIP)
5th Sunday Ordinary, 5 February
Saturday 6pm Mass for Laura De Oliveira (RIP) + Maria & Bosco Kalat (RIP)
Sunday 7.30am Mass for Laura de Oliveira (RIP) + Andrew de Sousa (RIP)
Sunday 9am Mass for Laura De Oliveira (RIP) + Maria Goretti Martins (RIP & Birthday)
2.30-3.30pm Holy Hour
Mother, I am yours now and forever. Through you and with you, I always want to belong completely to Jesus ♥♥♥.
Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything ♥♥♥.
When you go to Mass – talk to God…
During Mass – let God talk to you…
After Mass – talk to each other…
PARISH MINISTRY TEAM
Parish Priest: Fr Paul Raj
Parish Secretary: Tereza Camacho
Safeguarding Officer: Brigette Liddelow – 0432 908 980
Avila Retirement Village Secretary: Judy Rowlands – 0448 205 283
Parish RE Coordinator: TBA
OLMC Primary School RE: Julie Kay
OLMC Primary School Principal: Jayson Peacock (08) 9269 2000
Seton Catholic College Website: http://www.seton.wa.edu.au/olmc-parish
“Our mission is to reach out the needy, to be inclusive of all cultural and ethnic people of all ages. Hospitality, Stewardship, Creative Liturgy with uplifting music is our special focus.”