Sunday 18th October 2020
NEW PARISH EMAIL ADDRESSES
Please be advised of our new parish email addresses at St Thomas More Catholic Church, Bateman Parish:
- Bateman Catholic Parish (Secretary): email@example.com
- Bateman Planned Giving: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Bateman Pastoral Care: email@example.com
- Bateman Catechist: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Bateman Safeguarding Officer: email@example.com
- Bateman Youth: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Parishioners and Parents
As you are aware, there is currently much consultation taking place with regard to the possible amalgamation of Yidarra Catholic Primary School and Corpus Christi College.
Each of the four sub-committees has met at least once and the school/parish representatives involved are keen to hear the views of as many people as possible.
The following link will take you to the survey and to some frequently asked questions (thus far).
Please note that the survey is open from now until next Monday 19th October 2020.
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 down their names, contact number and time on the list provided in the church foyer. A statue 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. The retreat to Schoenstatt Shrine will be on Thursday 22nd October. 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 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.
WEDNESDAY FAITH PROGRAM – WED 28TH 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 on the following dates:
- Wed 28th Oct Path 2 – Knowing you are a sinner
- Wed 11th Nov Path 3 – Realising your life is not about you
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 on Wed 28 October.
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
OUR LADY’S CANDLE-LIGHT PROCESSION – SATURDAY 31ST OCT
Our Bi-Annual Candle-light Procession for Our Lady for the month of October will take place on Saturday 31st October 2020 after the 6.30pm Mass. All are welcome.
White Roses are needed to decorate the float for Our Lady. Please bring the flowers to the church on Saturday morning at 10am.
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.
WORLD MISSION SUNDAY APPEAL FOR PRAYERS & CHARITY
In his World Mission Sunday message this year, Pope Francis encourages all of us to pray for all those poor and marginalized communities afflicted by the COVID-19 pandemic and our missionaries who continue to lovingly serve these communities despite the risks. Our Holy Father asks us, if we can, to follow-up our prayers with charitable support. If you are in a position to do so, you could become a monthly partner, or make a one-off gift by calling the local Catholic Mission office on 9422 7933. Alternatively, you can call 0488 854 436 and then text GIVE on your mobile phone, then follow the prompts to make your donation (include your parish name in the notes field). You will receive a confirmation text and email with your receipt immediately. Tithe.ly is the donation platform; it is a COVID-safe way of donating whilst protecting your privacy.
We will always be grateful for your prayers and charitable response. Should you like more information about our overseas projects, or on leaving a bequest, or on volunteering to support the work of Catholic Mission, please contact Francis Leong at email@example.com
BATEMAN TEENS GROUP TERM 4 – FRI 30TH OCT AT 7PM
The Bateman youth group will be back for term 4 on Friday 30th 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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or contact CYM directly at email@example.com or 9422 7912.
CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE OPEN DAY – SAT 14 NOV AT 10AM
2020 OCTOBER ROSARY every Saturday 3.00pm will be prayed in the Schoenstatt Shrine, 9 Talus Drive Mt Richon. All welcome!
A RETREAT EXPERIENCE – ‘OPENING TO THE SPIRIT WITHIN’ –
FRIDAY 23RD TO SUNDAY 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 Spiritual Direction]
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.
EUCHARISTIC CELEBRATION FOR CULTURAL DIVERSITY MASS –
SATURDAY 24TH OCTOBER 2020 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 Saturday 24th 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.
WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER – 6TH – 8TH NOVEMBER 2020
On the 19th & 20th September Bateman Parish hosted a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend for married couples. The venue was Corpus Christi College. Seventeen couples participated and the feedback from couples was over-whelming positive. On Saturday 3rd October a follow-up gathering was held and nearly all couples were able to attend and will continue on in meeting every 4~6 weeks for a couple of hours to relive the Weekend and continue to work on their marital relationships.
A live-in Weekend is scheduled for 6th ~ 8th November in Mandurah, and almost certainly there will be at least one live-out Weekend to be held again at Corpus Christi College in 2021.
Please inquire to Brendon or Valerie Tel: 0424 220 625
CHRISTIAN HEALING COURSE – 6TH – 8TH NOV & 13TH – 15TH NOV 2020
Catholic Charismatic Renewal is conducting Module 1 of this course over 2 weekends, 6th – 8th Nov and 13th – 15th Nov 2020 (both weekends are required!). Participants will learn how to pray effectively for healing of life’s deepest wounds – be they physical, psychological or spiritual! NOTE – a PREREQUISITE for this course is to have completed a ‘Life in the Spirit Seminar’.
If you feel called to the Healing Ministry, please make the inquiry! Participants who decide after 1 weekend not to continue will receive a full refund. Cost for the whole module is $60. The complete course has 3 modules and the remaining modules will be conducted over the coming few months. For further info contact Nina (0417 911 005) or Dan (0409 849 049).