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


2020.09.20 Parish Notice


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Sunday 20 September 2020

 

PARISH NEWS

NEW PARISH EMAIL ADDRESSES

Please be advised of our new parish email addresses at St Thomas More Catholic Church, Bateman Parish:

  1. Bateman Catholic Parish (Secretary): bateman@perthcatholic.org.au
  2. Bateman Planned Giving: pgiving.bateman@perthcatholic.org.au
  3. Bateman Pastoral Care: morecare.bateman@perthcatholic.org.au
  4. Bateman Catechist: catechist.bateman@perthcatholic.org.au
  5. Bateman Safeguarding Officer: sgo.bateman@perthcatholic.org.au
  6. Bateman Youth: youth.bateman@perthcatholic.org.au

 

WEDNESDAY FAITH PROGRAM – 23RD SEPTEMBER AT 10AM

In the last of this Conversion Video (Following the call of Christ) Bishop Baron who is one of the great spiritual teachers of our time from the Word of Fire series, looks at the Conversion stories of The Woman At The Well and The Journey of the Magi.

Many important bible characters located their blessings besides or had something to do with wells. Even the times, Noon, Night has significance.

What kind of spiritual wells exist in our life today. Jesus is thirsting for us and through our Conversion how can we proclaim the Good News to others. The Magi story looks at 5 steps to Conversion. Come and listen to how we can continue in our Conversion journey each day.

This session will be held on 23rd September at the Meeting room next to Parish Office. Time: 10 – 11.30 am. There will be an optional sharing after each story. All are welcome even if it is your first time. Coffee/tea is provided. Please bring your own cups.  

Contact: Carolin – 0432855605, Su – 0413560033 

 

WORLD DAY OF REFUGEES AND MIGRANTS –

27TH SEPTEMBER 2020 AT 11.00AM

We will be commemorating World Day of Refugees and Migrants at the 11.00 am Mass on the 27th September in a special way. We are encouraging parishioners to attend Mass, dressed in national costumes or national colours. There is also a list in the foyer to write your country of origin so that we can organise flags as art of the decorations for the event.

 

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION 2020 – SAT 24 OCT

The sacrament of Reconciliation will be celebrated a week before confirmations, on the 24th October 2020. The Parent Child workshop will be on the 15th September at 6.15pm in the church. It is not necessary to bring your child along.  As a community let us keep these children and their families in our prayers as they prepare to receive these sacraments. 

 

SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION 2020

SATURDAY 31ST OCTOBER AND SUNDAY 1ST NOVEMBER

The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated in Bateman Parish on the weekend of the 31st October and 01st November 2020. Our Very own parish priest Fr Phong Nguyen will be the Celebrant. Dates with regards to the Retreat (only for the children) and parent/child workshop (for confirmation candidates and their parents) will be published soon. As a community let us keep these children and their families in our prayers as they prepare to receive this sacrament.  All enquiries please to Judy Machado at the Parish office on 93101747.

 

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 TERM 4 – FRIDAY 16th OCT 

The Bateman youth group will be back for term 4 on Friday 16th October 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.bateman@perthcatholic.org.au 

 

YOUNG ADULTS BIBLE SHARING – FRIDAY 25th SEP – 7PM 

Young adults from the parish between the ages of 18-35 are invited to socialise and connect at the parish meeting room on Friday 25th September at 7 pm. This is an opportunity to journey with God in faith through fellowship.

 

FREEDOM, LOVE AND RESPONSIBILITY COURSE AT CYM

WEDNESDAY 2ND, 9TH, 16TH AND 23RD SEPTEMBER AT 7.30PM

In partnership with Centre for Faith Enrichment, this course is aimed at young adults and those interested in learning the Church’s deep and inspiring understanding of sexuality and sexual ethics. It will focus on Saint Pope John Paul II’s book Love and Responsibility, which arose from his pastoral care of young people, couples preparing for marriage and married couples. The idea behind the book was to assist people in maturing their eros from attraction, to romantic love, to true friendship, to the surrender of self in spousal love. We will discuss JPII’s concept of the primacy of the person in love, the sexual drive as part of our personhood, dealing with shame, the true meaning of chastity, and living justice in marriage.

 

EVENT DETAILS:

When: Wednesdays 2 – 23 September, 7:30pm – 8:30pm

Suggested Donation: $20.00 (4 sessions – includes light supper)

Presenter: Ms Natalie Thomas

Location: ONSITE with limited capacity (Catholic Pastoral Centre, 40A Mary St, Highgate) and ONLINE via Zoom

TO REGISTER

Go to https://cfe.org.au/courses-and-events/ideal-for-young-adults-saint-john-paul-iis-understanding-of-freedom-love-and-responsibility/

Choose either online via Zoom or onsite at CYM

IMPORTANT:

Due to social distancing, in-person sessions will have a limited capacity.  The sessions will also be available online at the same time.  Registration is required for both online or onsite sessions. 

 

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.bateman@perthcatholic.org.au or contact CYM directly at admin@cym.com.au or 9422 7912. 

 

DIOCESAN NEWS

WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER – SAT 19TH – SUN 20TH  SEP 

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

 

TRUST & LOVE IN TROUBLED TIMES –THURSDAY 1ST OCTOBER

Catholic Mission presents this half day retreat on the Feast of St Therese of Lisieux, Thursday 1st October 2020 at Infant Jesus Parish, Morley.  Mass at 9am, Retreat from 10am to 1pm, Morning tea provided.  

Keynote speakers:  

  • Dr Pina Ford, Catholic Education WA
  • Mr Derek Boylen, Centre for Life, Marriage & Family.  

Proceeds to help Catholic Mission’s Carmelite partner projects in India.  

Adults $10, Concession $5.  

Tickets can be purchased on Trybooking: https://www.trybooking.com/BLMCY.

For more information contact Francis on 9422 7933 or email director.cm@perthcatholic.org.au

 

EMMANUEL CENTRE – FUNDRAISING

Emmanuel Centre is a Self Help Centre for people with different abilities.

We recycle newspapers.

It is good for the environment and the money raised helps keeps our doors open.

Please drop them to us.

Where? Verandah of 25 Windsor Street, Perth (Near East Perth Train Station)

When? Anytime 24/7

 

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