News – 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Year B, 21 January 2018

Fundraiser Raffle

Commencing this weekend (21/22 January) we have 6 weeks remaining to sell our major fund raising raffle
tickets and reach our target of $45,000.

We thank the parish and school communities for your support, however at this stage we are well below our
target and we are seeking your ongoing help and support for the sale of these tickets.

Tickets will be available after each Mass from this weekend until the weekend of 2/3 March.

There are 10 tickets in each book—that’s 10 cups of coffee at your favourite café!!!

Can you please help?

Children’s Liturgy

This year we are going to trial Children’s Liturgy at the Sunday 8.30am Mass (instead of the 10am
Mass) during Term 1 to see if it better suits our younger families.

The first session for 2018 will be on Sunday, 4 February at 8.30am Mass.

We look forward to seeing you at this new time slot.

Thursday Adoration

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

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

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

St Francis de Sales—24 January
Born in Savoy, France in 1567. Remembered as a most influential preacher, writer, and spiritual director, who combined firmness with patience and gentleness, he died in Lyons in 1622.

The Conversion of Paul—25 January
This date celebrates the word of God’s grace at a major turning point in the life of Paul himself and
in the history of the infant Church.

Australia Day—26 January
This is the date of the arrival in 1788 of the first European settlers in Australia. The liturgy marks
Australia’s national day with prayers seeking God’s blessing on all its peoples and commending
its destiny into God’s hands.

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