100 Dean Rd, Bateman, Western Australia 6150 Weekend Mass Times: Saturday - 6.30pm, Sunday - 8am, 9.30am, 11am & 6pm


2020.08.15 Parish Notice


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Saturday 15 August 2020

PARISH NEWS

 

Dear Parishioners,

Consultation process: future development of Corpus Christi College and Yidarra Catholic Primary School

I am happy to announce that the Executive Director of Catholic Education, Dr Debra Sayce, has informed Corpus Christi College and Yidarra Catholic Primary School, and the Bateman Parish community that the Catholic Education Commission of Western Australia (CECWA) has approved the commencement of a consultation process to explore the amalgamation of Corpus Christi College and Yidarra Catholic Primary School.

Please find a copy of the letter from Dr. Debra Sayce on the church notice board.  This letter is also available on the Bateman Parish Website and online communication channels.        

Yours in Christ,

Fr. Phong

 

SACRAMENT OF THE EUCHARIST

This weekend the Sacrament of the Eucharist will be celebrated in Bateman Parish. 84 children will have received the Sacrament over the 2 weekends. Our candidates have their photos displayed in the church. We ask the parish community to support our children, as they receive the Sacrament for the first time.   

 

PARISH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

SUNDAY 23RD AUGUST 2020 AT 12.30PM

Parishioners are invited to attend the Parish Annual General meeting on Sunday 23rd August 2020 at 12.30pm in the parish hall.  You’ll have the opportunity to hear the progress of pastoral plan, parish finance, proposed improvement for the sanctuary, garden area including a columbarium. Fr Phong will provide an update of the parish faith community, committed to the building of relationships with God and neighbour.

 

PARISH COUNCIL NOMINATION 2020/2021

Can you offer your gifts and skills to work effectively as part of a team to support the Parish Priest in strengthening and revitalising parish life?  We are seeking new members for the Parish Pastoral Council.  The council supports areas of Parish ministry including communication, strengthening and revitalising parish life, outreach to those in need and adult faith formation.  You can nominate yourself or someone whose opinion you value, but please discuss it with them before you nominate them. 

More information and nomination forms are available in the Church foyer or download an e-copy.
Completed nomination forms are to be delivered to Fr. Phong Nguyen by Thursday 20th August at 100 Dean Road, Bateman or Email to: secretary@batemancatholic.org.

 

WEDNESDAY FAITH PROGRAM – 26TH AUGUST

In the next session on Wed, 26 Aug, we begin a new video series entitled Conversion – Following the Call of Christ.  Presenter Bishop Robert Barron, founder of Word on Fire, a global media ministry, delves deeply into six Biblical stories of true conversion.   They were people just like you and me who were met by Christ where they were and called to a better life through him – Bartimaeus, the man born blind; the rich young man; Matthew, the tax collector; Jonah; the woman at the well and the Magi.

In the hands of the dynamic Bishop Barron, these familiar stories become inspirational journeys of humility and courage, the call of Christ, change and trust.  For instance, Bartimaeus (Mark 10:46-52) begs in humility: “Son of David, Jesus, have pity on me” and persisted despite being scolded and told to keep quiet.  When he is called by Jesus, he throws off his cloak (old way of life) and jumps up – to be converted brings lightness of soul.  And Jesus’ parting words to him affirms us: “Go, your faith has saved you.”  

So come and be inspired to Conversion.  The videos will be shown over three sessions in the Parish meeting room from 10am-11.30am on:  

  • Wed 26 Aug:  Bartimaeus;  The Rich Young Man
  • Wed 9 Sept:  The Calling of Matthew;  Jonah
  • Wed 23 Sept:  The Woman at the well;   Journey of the Magi

All are welcome.  Bring a mug if you wish to make a cuppa for yourself.  There will be a short reflection and sharing between the two stories in each session.  

Enquiries:  Carolin  0432 855 605 / Su 0413 560 033

 

PROJECT COMPASSION RECEIPTS 2020 – FOR COLLECTION

The Project Compassion Receipts for 2020 are now available for pick up in the Church foyer.  Please pick up your receipts this weekend. Thank you.

 

YOUTH NOTICES

BATEMAN TEENS GROUP – 21ST AUGUST AT 7PM

The Bateman youth group will be back on Friday 21st August at 7-8:30 pm in the Church Hall. If you have any questions or are interested in your teens attending Youth Group, please do not hesitate to contact Bateman’s Youth Leaders on youth@batemancatholic.org.

 

YOUNG ADULTS SOCIALISING – 28TH AUGUST AT 7:30 PM

Young adults from the parish between the ages of 18-35 are invited to socialise and connect at the parish meeting room on Friday 28th August at 7:30 pm. Clarence Goh will be presenting a talk on our relationship with Christ. You are welcome to bring your own dinner along to the event and encourage friends who might be interested.

 

CYM MASS AND HOLY HOUR, EVERY WEDNESDAY

Join CYM for their mass and holy hour every Wednesday at 40A Mary street, Highgate WA. Mass begins at 5:30 P.M. followed with Adoration from 6:15 P.M. to 7:15 P.M.

For any inquiries regarding our youth ministry please don’t hesitate to contact our youth leaders via email youth@batemancatholic.org or contact CYM directly at admin@cym.com.au or 9422 7912. 

 

DIOCESAN NEWS

NATURAL FERTILITY AWARENESS WEEK – 17TH TO 23RD AUGUST

Are you wondering how you can find out more about your reproductive health during these times of isolation and social distancing?

Billings LIFE has the answer!! Why not learn how to track your fertility using, Fertility Pinpoint™- it’s more than an App!  It is an online service that provides you with your own personal accredited Billings Ovulation Method® tutor who can help you learn how to track your unique cycles and recognise your fertility and infertility on a daily basis – all remotely and safely.  

Billings Ovulation Method® is scientifically validated and simple to use.  It’s the healthy alternative.

For more information check the website: www.fertilitypinpoint.com  and start to take control of your life.

 

THE GRIEF RECOVERY METHOD OUTREACH PROGRAM – 

11TH  AUGUST TO 22ND  SEPTEMBER
The Grief Recovery Method is an action plan whereby participants learn that grief is the normal and natural reaction to significant emotional loss. Participants will be provided with the opportunity to work in partnership, in an intimate and confidential environment, to gain a genuine understanding of the grief and loss process. Tuesdays 12.45pm to 2.45pm, St Thomas More Parish Centre, Bateman.  Cost $50 including The Grief Recovery Handbook.    Further info; Betty Thompson, officer.outreach@perthcatholic.org.au, visit https://outreach.perthcatholic.org.au/wp-content/uploads/August-September-invite-2020.pdf or 0438 858 212.

 

THE CHOSEN TV DRAMA SERIES

The Chosen is a 2017 television drama based on the life of Jesus Christ, created, directed and co-written by American filmmaker Dallas Jenkins. It is the first multi-season series about the life of Christ, and season one was the highest crowd-funded TV series or film project of all time. Season one consisting of eight episodes can be viewed at  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=craeyJdrCsE

 

WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER

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 a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend 19-20 September 2020 (live out) to be held at Corpus Christi College, Bateman or 6-8 November 2020 (live in) to be held at Atrium Resort in Mandurah. For more information or booking contact: Valerie & Brendon on 0424 220 625 – Email: wabookings@wwme.org.au         Website: www.wwme.org.au

 

IONA PRESENTATION COLLEGE – YEAR 4 SCHOLARSHIPS 2021

We are delighted to offer Presentation Sisters’ Scholarships for Year 4 General Excellence in 2021

Scholarships may be awarded to students who are enthusiastic and reliable contributors to all facets of life and would be considered by their peers as an ‘all-rounder’.

Successful applicants will be offered a reduction of 50% off Tuition Fees for Years 4, 5 and 6.

This opportunity is open to both current Iona Year 3 students, family and friends in the wider community considering an Iona education.

To find out more on how to apply, please contact College Registrar, Theresa Loughnan 9285 5298 or theresa.loughnan@iona.wa.edu.au or visit www.iona.wa.edu.au/scholarships.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE 4.00pm Friday 4 September 2020