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
Holy Trinity Prayer Group: Our Parish Charismatic prayer group gathers every Monday at 7.00pm throughout the year except Christmas season. There will be a mass on last Monday of the month at 7.30pm.
Everyone is welcome. If you want to send prayer requests, please send us an email. We as a group will offer our prayers for you. We believe that Prayer gives spiritual strength.
Sacrament’s dates for the year 2019:
First Reconciliation: 6pm on Wednesday 13 March 2019
First Holy Communion: 9am Sunday 25 August 2019
Confirmation: 9am Sunday 16 June 2019
STEWARDSHIP: Some may give 80 percent of their stewardship of treasure to Church-related causes and 20 percent to community groups, such as soup kitchens.
PIETY STALL: Open on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday mornings before and after 9am Masses. Please contact Marion on 0415 917 496 for more information.
PLENARY COUNCIL 2020: Please look at the Plenary Council web site: www.plenarycouncil.catholic.org.au. There is a great deal of information on this important event in the life of the Australian Church. There is also an opportunity to have your say. Please take part; our Australian Bishops would love to hear from everyone. Fr Paul.
SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT: 17th March 2019. Tati lives in the remote forest of Indonesia. She is a mother of three who was earning an income working in a local rubber plantation. Since taking part in eco-tourism training with Caritas Australia and its partners, Tati can now afford to send her children to school. With new hope and commitment, Tati aspires to a future free from poverty for her family. Please donate to Project Compassion 2019 and help lift communities in Indonesia out of poverty, and give them hope to protect our common home. Lives change when we all give 100%. You can donate through Parish boxes and envelopes, by visiting www.caritas.org.au/projectcompassion or phoning 1800 024 413.
LENTEN DISCUSSION 2019: All parishioners are encouraged to have Lent discussion either privately or in a group or family. The booklet “TRUST” has already been taken by many parishioners. Please make use of the booklet and prepare for Lent leading to Easter. If any parishioners want to have Lenten discussion, please contact Trevanna Cooper on 9335 1357 and organise the time and venue. You are welcome to use the Parish Meeting Room for Lenten discussions. Fr Paul.
THIS SUNDAY IS ST PATRICK’S DAY: One of the most memorable prayers associated with St Patrick is the one known as St Patrick’s Breastplate. It’s a beautiful prayer to walk with, particularly during Lent: Christ, be with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ on my right, Christ on my left, Christ where I lie, Christ where I sit, Christ where I arise, Christ in the heart of every person who thinks of me, Christ in the mouth of every person who speaks of me, Christ in every eye that sees me, Christ in every ear that hears me. May Christ be with you this Lenten season. Sincerely, Michael McVeigh, Editor – Australian Catholics.
FEAST OF ST JOSEPH on TUESDAY 19 MARCH 2019 by Catholic News Agency: St Joseph has two feast days on the liturgical calendar. The first is 19 March — Joseph, the Husband of Mary. The second is 1 May — Joseph, the Worker. “Saint Joseph is a man of great spirit. He is great in faith, not because he speaks his own words, but above all because he listens to the words of the Living God. He listens in silence. And his heart ceaselessly perseveres in the readiness to accept the Truth contained in the word of the Living God,” Pope John Paul II had once said. There is very little about the life of Joseph in Scripture but still, we know that he was the chaste husband of Mary, the foster father of Jesus, a carpenter and a man who was not wealthy. We also know that he came from the royal lineage of King David. We can see from his actions in scripture that Joseph was a compassionate man, and obedient to the will of God. He also loved Mary and Jesus and wanted to protect and provide for them. Since Joseph does not appear in Jesus’ public life, at his death, or resurrection, many historians believe Joseph had probably died before Jesus entered the public ministry. Joseph is the patron of many things, including the universal Church, fathers, the dying and social justice.
ROSARIES for VOCATIONS: This Lent, join with Catholics throughout the Archdiocese of Perth in Praying for Vocations! To join in, simply pray the rosary every Thursday this Lent for an increase in vocations to the priesthood and religious life. This campaign will culminate in a communal rosary at parishes across the Archdiocese prior to Mass on Holy Thursday, the day that our Lord established the priesthood and instituted the Holy Eucharist. Know that your prayers do make a difference and that our Lord will not be outdone in generosity!
ATTENTION MARRIED COUPLES: Rekindle your love for one another away from everyday distractions. What better way to celebrate the gift of your unique love than to make time to focus on each other and your marriage. Consider attending a WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER weekend to renew those feelings you had during your first few years together. We invite you to join us on our next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend 5-7 April 2019 to be held in Mandurah. For more information or booking contact: Valerie & Brendon on 0424 220 625 or Email: WAbookings@wwme.org.au.
A BEAUTIFUL AND PROSPEROUS DAY TO YOU! It’s time to LET GO AND LET GOD, He wants to take you to a new level! How do you remain calm? By trusting in the Lord, going to Him in prayer, studying the word and thanking Him for his past blessings and answered prayers. As you testify to others of how God has blessed your life, you are continually reminded during the tough times that He is on your side and he will see you through. Learn to focus on the positives and not the negatives. Bless others as much as you can and take time to stop even in the middle of your busy schedule to ask God’s guidance and blessings on what you are doing.
16 – 24 March 2019, Year C
2nd Sunday Lent, 16 – 17 March … St Patrick
Saturday 6pm Mass for Lucia & Ivan Resic (RIP)
Sunday 7.30am Mass for Parishioners Intentions
Sunday 9am Mass for Stephen Randall (RIP) + Steven Skratulia (RIP)
Monday 18 March
7 – 9pm Holy Trinity Prayer Group
Tuesday 19 March … St Joseph
9am Mass for Deceased Members of Ivelia Family + Giuseppe Zagari (Birthday)
Wednesday 20 March
9am Mass for John Randall (RIP) + Deceased Members of Galinovich Family + Cecilia Mendes Neves (RIP)
Morning Tea after Mass
7 – 8pm Eucharistic Adoration
Thursday 21 March
8.15am Mass at Seton College
Friday 22 March
9am Mass for Deceased Members of Kalat Family
9.30-10am Stations of the Cross
10-11am Eucharistic Adoration
Saturday 23 March
9am Mass for Deceased Members of Barovnica Family
3rd Sunday Lent, 23 – 24 March
Saturday 6pm Mass for Maria & Bosko Kalat (RIP) + Lucia Resic (RIP Anniversary)
Sunday 7.30am Mass for Parishioners Intentions
Sunday 9am Mass for Maria & Bosko Kalat (RIP) + Kiara Camacho (Birthday Intentions) + Nunziato & Giuseppina Cannavo (RIP)
11am Baptism of James William Amato
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: Franca Kalat – 0404 226 751
OLMC Primary School RE: Julie Kay
OLMC Primary School Principal: Kevin Duffy – 9337 7066
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.”