Sunday 13 September 2020
NEW APPOINTMENT FOR FR. THI LAM
I would like to inform you that Fr. Thi Lam has been appointed as Parish Priest of the Kwinana Parish. He will officially take up his new appointment on the 15th September 2020. Please keep Fr. Thi in your prayers in his new appointment. God bless, Fr. Phong
THI’S FAREWELL – SUNDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER – 11AM
We will be having Fr. Thi’s Farewell on Sunday 13th September 2020 at the 11.00am Mass followed by refreshments in the quadrangle. Please bring a disposable plate of SAVOURY FINGER FOOD to share. Thank you!
HOLY LAND COLLECTION – SUNDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER 2020
The annual collection for the support of the church in the Holy Land normally takes place on Good Friday. This year, due to the closure of churches around the world during Holy Week because of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Pope Francis moved the date for this collection to Sunday September 13th to coincide with the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross on September 14th. This collection promotes the missionary work of the Church in the Holy Land by providing welfare assistance to local Christians in areas such as health, education, employment and housing. Last year, Australian Catholics donated $1.3 million to this cause, despite tough economic times, rural droughts and the increasing cost of living. This year, we are again facing great challenges due to COVID-19, but your generosity would again be greatly appreciated. Please remember the Christians of the Holy Land on Sunday on Sunday September 13th and please also keep them in your prayers.
Your contribution to the Holy Land can be placed in the box labelled, “Holy Land Collection”. Thank you!
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 2020
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.
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
NEW PARISH EMAIL ADDRESSES
Please be advised of our new parish email addresses at St Thomas More Catholic Church, Bateman Parish:
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.
BATEMAN TEENS GROUP – 18TH SEPTEMBER AT 7PM
The Bateman youth group will be back on Friday 18th September 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:
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.
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
Choose either online via Zoom or onsite at CYM
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 email@example.com or contact CYM directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 9422 7912.
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 GRIEF RECOVERY METHOD OUTREACH PROGRAM –
11 AUGUST TO 22 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, email@example.com, or 0438 858 212 or visit the website:
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:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.wwme.org.au