News – 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Year B, 14 January 2018

A Day with Our Lady

Commencing at 9.30am with a procession, Rosary and Mass on 3 February at St Denis Church, 60 Osborne St,
Joondanna.

Further details of the day’s proceedings are on the notice board at the back of St Peter’s church.

Footprints of Jesus

Magi Pilgrimages are offering a tour to the Holy Land, Footprints of Jesus, 16-31 May 2018.

For further details and highlights, check the brochure on the notice board at the back of the church.

Feast Day this week...........

St Anthony, 17 January

Born in 251 in upper Egypt At an early age he gave away his possessions and sought the austere life and solitude in the desert. Yet he remained involved in the theological controversies of his day, defending the divinity of Christ. He attracted disciples who formed communities of hermits.

The account of his life by St Athanasius was extremely influential in the development and spread of monasticism for which he is remembered. He died in 356.

Baptism Preparation Sessions

If you are having your child Baptised in our parish it is a requirement that you attend a prior Preparation Session.

Dates have now been set for 2018 and they are:

  • 4 February
  • 8 April
  • 10 June
  • 5 August
  • 7 October
  • 9 December

Family Fast

For those interested in donating to this fund, marked envelopes are at the back of the church. They can be
put into the second collection basket at Mass.

Money donated goes towards local or overseas projects, such as people requiring disaster relief assistance during cyclones, bushfires, floods etc.

Thursday Adoration

This will re-commence on Thursday, 8 February 2018 at 9.30am—after 9am Mass with Benediction at 6.30pm.

Benedictine Experience Weekends 9—11 March 2018

Benedictine spirituality is more readily experienced than defined. The first of the Benedictine Experience Weekends will be from 9 to 11 March in the New Norcia Monastery Guesthouse, beginning with Vespers at 6.30pm, Friday 9 March, concluding Sunday, 11 March after lunch. The weekend provides the opportunity to enter fully into the monastic rhythm and balance of prayer, work, lectio divina, hospitality and the community life. There will be opportunities to ponder the riches of the scriptures and monastic literature, both in group discussions and personal silence and solitude, bringing from the ‘storeroom, things both new and old’. Participants are also invited to join the community for silent meals in the refectory, one of many invitations to listen with the ‘ear of the heart.

Cost is $250, this includes accommodation, meals and entry into the Museum and Art Gallery.

Bookings; www.newnorcia.wa.edu.au.
Futher info: Dom Robert Nixon,
osb: institute@newnorcia.wa.edu.au

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