Sunday 4th October 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. 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.
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION 2020 – SAT 24 OCT
The sacrament of Reconciliation will be celebrated a week before confirmations, on the 24th October 2020.
Our First Reconciliation candidates now have their pictures displayed on the boards. As a community let us keep these children and their families in our prayers as they prepare to receive this sacrament.
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 Oct and 01st Nov. Our Very own parish priest Fr Phong Nguyen will be the celebrant.
The Retreat (for all the children) will be held on Thursday 29th October in the Parish Hall. As a community let us keep these children and their families in our prayers as they prepare to receive this sacrament.
ST THOMAS MORE RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM – CONCLUDED FOR THE YEAR 2020.
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.
MENTAL HEALTH WEEK – OCTOBER 2020
To support Mental Health Week in October 2020, the parish Mental Health First Aiders team have a few initiatives outlined in a flyer available in the church foyer. Please take a copy and share with your family and friends to strengthen our parish community especially during these challenging pandemic times.
WEDDING ANNIVERSARY MASS FOR 2020 – SATURDAY 21ST NOVEMBER 2020
The Parish will be celebrating our Special Wedding Anniversary Mass on Saturday 21st November 2020 at the 6.30pm Mass.
This year we are also including those couples who are celebrating their First Wedding Anniversary as well. So if you would like to join the other couples, please register.
Those couples celebrating significant wedding anniversaries such as 1, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60 etc. and would like to join the Parish special wedding anniversary Mass, please register your details with Juliana at the parish office or call her on 9310 1747.
Closing date to register is Friday13th November 2020.
WEDNESDAY FAITH PROGRAM – WED 14 OCT AT 10AM
“Be holy, because I, the Lord your God, am holy.” Matt 5:48
When we hear these familiar words spoken by Jesus, many of us probably think: “That’s not possible for me. I’m not a saint. Jesus was only speaking figuratively.”
Theologian Fr (now Bishop) Robert Barron begs to differ. In fact, he believes that the greatest calling for all of us is to be a saint and our ultimate path to holiness is full of Untold Blessing. And that’s the title of the next video series in our Wednesday Faith Program – Untold Blessing: Three Paths to Holiness.
Presented by Bishop Barron in his down-to-earth yet captivating style, the videos will be shown over three sessions on the following dates:
Place & Time: Parish meeting room 10am-11.30am
In Path 1 Fr Barron shows us that when Christ is unambiguously the centre of our life, everything falls into a harmonious pattern around it. As Christ says, “Seek ye first the kingdom of God and ……all these things shall be added to you.” When we allow Christ to be the centre and anchor of our life, we can be at peace even when there’s turmoil all around – like Jesus sleeping peacefully in Peter’s boat amidst a storm. In conclusion Fr Barron also gives us an eye-opening perspective on the Beatitudes in the gospel of Luke 6:20-23.
Come and join us as we journey towards holiness starting Wed 14 Oct.
All are welcome. Do come early to make a cuppa for yourself before we settle down for the video. The video will be followed by a short reflection and sharing.
Enquiries: Carolin 0432 855 605 / Su 0413 560 033
BATEMAN TEENS GROUP TERM 4 – FRI 16th OCT AT 7PM
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:
YOUNG ADULTS ACTIVITY – SAT 17TH OCTOBER AT 7 PM
Young adults from the parish between the ages of 18-35 are invited to socialise and connect at the parish meeting room on Saturday 17th October at 7 pm. This is an opportunity to journey with God in faith through fellowship.
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.
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 email@example.com (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.
CULTURAL DIVERSITY MASS – SATURDAY 24 OCT AT 6PM
We live in a very diverse cultural country and it is important that as a community of faith we open the door to understanding and acceptance of what that looks like in our worshipping community.
You are invited to join Bishop Don Sproxton DD VG at a Eucharistic Celebration for Cultural Diversity Mass on Saturday24 October at 6.00 pm in St Mary’s Cathedral, Perth
Register at Eventbrite: CulturalDiversityMass2020
Come and celebrate all cultures that make our church so vibrant. Dress in your cultural attire and enjoy this event with family and friends. There will be food and coffee available for purchase after mass.