Sunday 27 September 2020
NEW PARISH EMAIL ADDRESSES
Please be advised of our new parish email addresses at St Thomas More Catholic Church, Bateman Parish:
IMPORTANT – PARISH COMMUNICATION UPDATE.
We are rolling out a new communication system at our parish called Flock Note. Like notes for the flock! This is a free service and we are encouraging each individual 18 and over to sign-up. Next week we ask that you bring your mobile phone or tablet (with data access. No WI-FI available) to complete the process. It is quick and won’t require more than 1 minute to sign-up.
MONTH OF OCTOBER – OUR LADY’S HOME ROSARY
All those wishing to have the Rosary in their homes during the month of October, are invited to write their names down on the list provided in the church foyer. A statute of Our Lady and some books are available if required. For more information, please contact the parish office on 9310 1747.
LEGION OF MARY – OCTOBER ROSARY
Starting on Thursday 1st October, the LOM will be praying the rosary in the church at 6.30pm every Thursday for the month of October. Please come along, invite a friend or relative, join us in this special devotion and help us build a more prayerful community.
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.
ST THOMAS MORE RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM
The St Thomas More Religious Education Program has now concluded for the year. Within the Parish program this year, 81 candidates celebrated the Sacrament of the First Eucharist, 82 children will be celebrating the Sacrament of Confirmation on the 31st October & 01st November and a further 62 children will be celebrating the sacrament of Reconciliation on the 24th October. All classes have now ceased for the year with the exception of the confirmation and reconciliation classes. On behalf of the Parish, I would like to thank all our catechists and teachers involved in the children’s Sacramental preparation as well as all after school catechists, assistants, music specialists, Fr Phong, Fr Simeon, Deacon Bruce and everyone else who contributed in so many ways to the program this year.
Mrs Judy Machado: Religious Education Coordinator
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com or contact CYM directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 9422 7912.
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.
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 email@example.com
A RETREAT EXPERIENCE – ‘OPENING TO THE SPIRIT WITHIN’ –
23RD – 25TH OCTOBER (Numbers Limited)
Where: Nano Nagle Centre, 6 Reserve Street, Claremont 6010 Ph 08 9385 0684
When: October 23- 25, 2020
Times: Friday evening 6.30 – 6.50 (with gathering cuppa and registration) –
Sunday after lunch
Cost: Residential: $300 (includes meals and all linen) – 3 rooms only
Non-residential: $160 (includes some meals)
Bookings: Please contact – Sr Catherine Warner, Nano Nagle Retreat Centre 9385 0684 Or email firstname.lastname@example.org (attention Sr. Catherine).
Facilitator: John Coleman [MA (Theol), B.Theol, B Psych, Dip T, Dip
This will be a silent retreat, as we each explore more fully the gift of our inner spirit. Sessions will include exploring ‘Living in the Present Moment’; the ancient Christian/Catholic tradition of non-discursive meditation, the 16th century discursive meditation and a gift of the fruit of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22-23) becoming a part of daily life as we seek to deepen our ‘inner spirit’ awareness.