Sunday 8th November 2020
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): email@example.com
2. Bateman Planned Giving: firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Bateman Pastoral Care: email@example.com
4. Bateman Catechist: firstname.lastname@example.org
5. Bateman Safeguarding Officer: email@example.com
6. Bateman Youth: firstname.lastname@example.org
NOVEMBER BOOK AND ENVELOPES
During the month of November, all the Masses will be offered for the Deceased. Please write the names of the deceased that you want to pray for in the book of “Remembrance” available from the foyer. Also, the November envelopes are available on the table in the church foyer, should you wish to offer Masses for all your loved ones who have died. These envelopes can be dropped into the collection baskets at any weekend Mass and will be place in a box at the foot of the altar for the whole month of November.
MORECARE BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP
Losing a loved one is such a life-changing experience. Bereaved parishioners and families can now seek a listening ear and support through the newly formed Morecare Bereavement Support Group. Get-togethers are held on a monthly basis. Please contact Stephanie Ong at 0424567683 or Lesley & Peter McMinn at 93376295 for more enquiries. Thank You.
SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION 2020: THANK YOU
Congratulations to the 79 children from Yidarra and the Parish who received the Sacrament of Confirmation last weekend. As Parish Priest, and on behalf of Fr Simeon and Deacon Bruce, I would like to thank everyone involved in the organisation of this very important celebration. Whilst so many people are involved and their efforts are so much appreciated, I would especially like to thank:
• The children’s teachers: Mr Brien Thangaiah, Miss Rachel Dellaca, Mr Jean-Paul Papineau, Mr Antonio Muto, Mrs Jocelyn Gallimore and Ms Elizabeth Kezich.
• Yidarra Principal: Mrs Carmel Costin & Yidarra Deputy Principals: Mrs Rosemary Paparella and Mr Nik Hofmeester.
• Parish RE Coordinator: Mrs Judy Machado
• Music: Daniel Lu and the wonderful Bateman Parish Youth Music Ministry and Angela McCarthy and the Bateman Music Ministry.
• Mrs Joan Louie for the beautiful flower arrangements
• Louis Papineau from our Creative Liturgy team
• Mrs Beverly Bucat, as well as the staff and parent helpers, Mrs Minnie Lauw who helped as sash sewers and ushers.
• Our Acolytes: Martin Braganza, Soma M and Cyril Goh.
• Our Special Ministers and Altar servers
• Danny Ng and our group of collectors
• Ratinda Oetomo for preparing the booklet
• Our official photographer: Gerard de Souza.
Thank you all for making this such a wonderful celebration for our Parish.
God bless! Fr. Phong
WEDNESDAY FAITH PROGRAM – WED 11th NOV AT 10AM
The Untold Blessings presented by Theologian Fr (now Bishop) Robert Barron founder of Word on Fire series, speaks about 3 Paths to Holiness. The first part we heard about “Finding the Centre”, second part he talked about “Knowing you are a Sinner” and now in the final part, we will learn that “Your Life Is Not About You”.
God wants to use our life for His purpose as a soldier in God’s army. We make choices either to be in a secular world where everything is about me or we can choose to recognise that everything we have is sent by God and to walk the path of love and compassion and more.
You are all invited to this DVD presentation on Wednesday 11th November, followed by optional sharing. Even if you have not attended the previous two sessions, you are still welcome to come. Coffee/tea is provided. Please bring your own mugs.
Contact: Carolin 0432855695, Su 0413560033
Time: 10 to 11.30am
Venue: Meeting room next to office.
CHAPLETS OF THE DIVINE MERCY – WED 11TH NOV AT 7.30PM
A beautiful, prayerful, sung devotion held in our Church on the second Wednesday of each month. The next devotion will be held on Wednesday 11th November 2020 commencing at 7.30 pm.
If you have not attended previously, why don’t you come along and participate in this uplifting experience? All are welcome.
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 Friday 13th November 2020.
FR PHONG’S 20TH ANNIVERSARY TO HOLY PRIESTHOOD
PARISH CELEBRATION – SUN 6TH DECEMBER 2020 AT 6PM
The Events Committee is pleased to announce a parish community event to commemorate & celebrate our dear Fr Phong’s 20th Anniversary to holy Priesthood. The event will commence with a thanksgiving Mass on Sunday 6th December 2020 at 6:00pm, to be immediately followed by a social event in our parish courtyard from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.
Come one & all to join in an evening of food, drinks & entertainment! It’s an evening that’s already looking exciting with a line-up of Bollywood, Line Dancing and other live musical performances planned for the night.
We are looking for volunteers to donate food and drink items for the event. If you are able to assist with this, please add your name on the respective food & drinks lists that are available in the church foyer.
Also, for catering planning purposes, please add your names on the separate RSVP list to indicate your intention to attend the event.
We look forward to seeing you all to celebrate our dear Fr Phong’s big day!
For your calendar: Date Sun 6th Dec 2020 6:00pm; RSVP by Wed 25th Nov 2020.
BATEMAN TEENS GROUP TERM 4 – FRI 13TH NOV AT 7PM
The Bateman youth group will be back for term 4 on Friday 13th November 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: email@example.com
BINGO NIGHT – 4th DECEMBER AT 6PM
The STMP Young Adults are organising a Bingo Night for the parish on 4th of December at the parish hall. Doors open at 6pm and the event starts at 6:30PM. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or text James on 0426226371 at the earliest since seats are limited and will be filling up fast.
The last date and time to RSVP is 30th November by 11PM. The admission price per person is $15, which includes 5 Bingo Cards (one for each round). Additional bingo cards will be available for purchase. Event is BYO alcohol. Food and drinks are available for purchase on the night.
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.
CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE OPEN DAY – SAT 14 NOV AT 10AM
Please register via: www.corpus.wa.edu.au/opendays
2020 MARRIAGE CAMINO for couples by couples Saturday, 21st November 2020 at 9.00am to 4.30pm Follow the pilgrim pathway of marriage together. Registrations to Philomena & David 0417 936 757 before Saturday November 14!
HEALING MASS – FRIDAY 20TH NOVEMBER AT 6PM
The Prayer of Liberation and Intercessory Ministry invites you to join us for a Healing Mass on Friday 20th November 2020 at Our Lady’s Assumption, 356 Grand Promenade, Dianella WA. The mass will be celebrated by Emeritus Archbishop Barry Hickey, Fr Doug Harris, Fr Ted Miller and Fr Kenneth D’Souza.
Commencing at 6pm for Praise and Worship, confession and testimonies, then followed by Mass at 7pm and concluding with Benediction.
Light refreshments will be provided afterwards in the parish hall.
For more information, please contact John Mutoya at 0410 068 958 or Emma Walczak at email@example.com or visit www.prayerlim.org.
REACHING BEYOND 2020
People of all trades and professions are being requested by communities abroad seeking to build the capacity of their organisations and the skills of their people. Restrictions this year have made communities’ needs acute, but your assistance will help to develop self-reliance and sustainable solutions to poverty. Palms Australia will provide you with thorough preparation to ensure your readiness as travel resumes, and support on assignment
See www.palms.org.au and talk to Roger on 0431 995 058, or email firstname.lastname@example.org