30th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME – MISSION SUNDAY
Love your neighbour as yourself Matthew 22:39
The 2015 Catholic Mission World Mission Appeal is inspired by the Gospel of Matthew, verse 22:39, ‘Love your neighbour as yourself’. This appeal invites parishioners to reach out through their financial gifts and prayers to support the vital work of the Catholic Church and selfless missionaries, like Sister Alma Cabassi, in our nation’s most needy dioceses, supported through Catholic Mission’s Home Mission Fund.
Sister Alma works at the grassroot level in Halls Creek in the diocese of Broome, assisting with adult formation classes, offering counselling services, managing the local op shop and facilitating retreats, all which are assisting communities in desperate need to achieve real, long, lasting change.
As encouraged by Pope Francis in his message for this year’s World Mission Sunday, Sister Alma reaches out in ways which reflect the local culture and language, thus empowering Aboriginal community members to minister to their own people—physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Together, we can reach out and make a real difference to our neighbours—our Australian brothers and sisters.
Every Mission Sunday, there is an appeal to all parishes to support the Gospel outreach to unbelievers everywhere.
This year, as well as supporting Australia’s missionaries working in our indigenous communities, Australian Catholic Missions is focusing on the outreach to Madagascar. During the Mass we will see a specially produced DVD asking help for the missions there.
Please consider how you can help – along with your prayers – and give generously. Thank you.
* Nora Kingston, 24 Alfred St ph. 6033 2026 Wednesdays at 4.30pm
* McLean’s, 5a Lindsay St., Wed 5pm
* Karinya chapel – Sundays 11am
* St Mary’s Church, Sat 8.45am; Mass follows at 9.00am.
Remember in Prayer
Michael Connell, Boyd Park, Mary Hodgkin, Ray Currie, Pat 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.
26th Oct Mon 9.30am WRAP W LOVE in Hall. Weekly until further notice. Thank you.
25th Oct MISSION SUNDAY TODAY – leaving collections at end of Mass. Envelopes available.
26th-30th PRIESTS RETREAT at Galong. Fr Paul absent 26th-30th Returns Friday evening.
30th Oct Fri 6.30pm TRIVIA NIGHT to support CARE fundraising for High Sch. Scripture Teacher – at Wahgunyah Hall. $5 per pers. $2 Sausage sizzle & $2 soft drinks. BYO Nibbles.
6th-7th Nov CRISIS PREGNANCY COUNSELLING CONFERENCE. Aimed at providing skills to counsel women who are experiencing a crisis pregnancy. Ph 60407910.
St Mary’s School Fete 1st Nov. 2015
Last year’s Fete was a great success. Put it in your calendar and come!
OAKLANDS CHURCH CENTENARY
St Columba’s Oaklands Centenary 01st Nov. 2015.
Contact: Louise Smith 6035 4446.
MASSES 24th Oct – 1st Nov
6.30pm Mass (Tom O’Brien, Michael Sandral)
9.00am Mass (All Parishioners)
Mon 26th – Wed 28th – No Masses
11.40 Novena and Mass (Fr John Ware)
9am Mass (
6.30pm Mass (
9am Mass – (For all parishioners)
LITURGY ROSTER for 31st Oct – 1st Nov
6.30pm M Carter M Skehan
6.30pm A Norman E Kingston
9.00am A Campbell
6.30pm K O’Halloran J Lowden
9.00am D Collins K King
Altar: M Fitzgibbon
6.30pm M Clohessy M Skehan
9.00am P Hanrahan
6.30pm S Lassey O Smerdon
9.00am Z Rippingale V Kreun
Collection: B O’Shea
Counters: R Packer Ian Brooks
THE JOURNEY CATHOLIC RADIO PROGRAM
AIRS 25 OCTOBER 2015
This week on The Journey
- Fr Richard Healey reflects on the Gospel of Mark;
- Sr Hilda Scott OSB reminds us that the only thing that really matters is God’s Unconditional Love and
- Fr Dave Callaghan assures us that the hope of the Resurrection will change our life.
- The Pirolas in their Smart Loving segment remind us of “The Power of Ritual” in marriage.