24th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Yr. B
CHILD PROTECTION SUNDAY
Today marks the end of Child Protection Week.
The Theme for this year is:
“Be Someone Who Listens To Children”
What part do we play in the ‘shared responsibility’ for working to ensure the Church is a safe and secure community? We are asked to be someone whom children will turn to when in need.
Justice Peter McClellan, Chair of the Royal Commission, highlighted a crucial aspect of our failure to protect children. He said it was the societal norm that ‘children should be seen but not heard’.
This attitude prevailed for decades and thus some adults abused the power which their relationship with the child gave them.
He said, “Although the primary responsibility for the sexual abuse of an individual lies with the abuser and the institution of which they were part, we cannot avoid the conclusion that the problems faced by many people who have been abused are the responsibility of our entire society.
“… We must be aware that where once silence was demanded, a child’s complaint, however tentative in its communication, must now be heard and given an appropriate response.”
Be alert and be available when a child wishes to speak.
Parents’ Guide to Online Safety
This is an Australian Government site called ‘Cybersmart’; their new website is: https://www.esafety.gov.au/esafety-information
Make this site known to parents and ask them to investigate how to protect their children who are now spending so much time online.
Pray for all victims of child abuse, for our families supporting and protecting their children, and for teachers guiding and teaching them.
Parish Rosaries are on-going
Join at any time. IN YOUR FAMILY, you can pray and join the ROSARY CRUSADE supporting natural marriage. Go to RosaryCrusade.org.au. Or, just pray!
* Nora Kingston, 24 Alfred St ph. 6033 2026 Wednesdays at 4.30pm
* McLeans, 5a Lindsay St., Wed 5pm
* Karinya Aged Care Chapel, Sundays 11am
Remember in Prayer
Patricia Seymour, Peter Howe, Rose Chandler, Ursula Bartlett, William Phibbs, Michelle Hogan, Len Sambell, Michael Scown, Patrick Whitty, Natalie Lawrence, Shirley Ash, Kevin Seymour, Joan Sandral, Imelda Gauci, and all on our In Memoriam Board for September.
NB Fr Hart – Returns 19th Sept.
17th Thurs: CWL 1.45pm in Presbytery Meeting Room
21st Mon 9.30 WRAP W LOVE in Hall
9-11 Oct Ganmain Men’s Cursillo Cf. Fr Hart.
MASSES 12th Sept – 19th Sept
Sat 12th 6.30pm (Welcome Fr Walsh; Intention: Andrea Zabilowicz; Kevin Elliott)
Sun 13th 9am M (All Parishioners)
Mon 14th – Wed 16th No Masses
Thur 17th Novena & Communion Service
Fri 18th 10am Anoint. Mass in Hall (Fr Ware)
Sat 19th No 9am Mass; 6.30pm Mass (Fr P Hart)
Sun 20th September
9am Mass – (For all parishioners)
LITURGY ROSTER for 19– 20 Sept
6.30pm M Carter, M Skehan
6.30pm J McLean, E Kingston
9.00am M Milthorpe
6.30pm I & F Brooks
9.00am B Christy R Taylor
Altar: N Warhurst
6.30pm M Clohessy M Skehan
9.00am Craig Sandral
6.30pm Luke Heagney, Sarah Knight
9.00am Simone & Olivia Aitkin
Collection: J Taylor
Counters: Danny & Carmel Salmon
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