Sunday 1st November 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
ALL SAINTS MASS – SAT 31ST OCTOBER & SUN 1ST NOVEMBER 2020
The Mass for the Solemnity of All Saints will be on Saturday 31st October at 6.30pm and Sunday 1st November at 8am, 9.30am, 11am and 6pm.
ALL SOULS’ DAY – MONDAY 2ND NOVEMBER 2020
There will be a Mass for All Souls’ Day at 9.00am on Monday 2nd November 2020.
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.
MASS COUNT – 31 OCT & 1 NOV 2020
Please note that the Bateman parish will be conducting another mass count at all weekend masses on 31 October and 1st November 2020.
SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION 2020
SATURDAY 31ST OCTOBER AND SUNDAY 1ST NOVEMBER
This weekend 79 children from Yidarra School and the Parish RE programme will celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation at either 4pm on Saturday, 11am on Sunday and 4pm on Sunday. Our very own Parish Priest Fr Phong Nguyen will be the main celebrant. Please keep all of these young people and their families in your prayers.
SACRAMENT OF FIRST RECONCILIATION 2020
Congratulations to the 64 students from both Yidarra Primary School and the Parish R.E. Program who received the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time on Saturday 24th October 2020.
As Parish Priest, and on behalf of Fr Simeon and Deacon Bruce Talbot, 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, Mrs Lis Stalley, Ms Lauren Courtney and Miss Brianna Gugliotta for the children’s preparation. Special thanks also to Yidarra Principal Mrs Carmel Costin, Deputy Principals Mr Nik Hofmeester and Rosemary Paparella, Parish Religious Education Coordinator Mrs Judy Machado and Fr Daniel Boyd and Mgr Tim Corcoran who assisted in the celebration. Thank you all for your contribution.
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.
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
YOUNG ADULTS BIBLE SHARING – FRI 6TH NOVEMBER AT 7 PM
Young adults from the parish between the ages of 18-35 are invited to socialise and connect at the parish hall room for a bible sharing and fellowship on Friday 6th November at 7pm. For more questions or information please 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.
ALL SOULS DAY – MONDAY 2ND NOVEMBER 2020 AT 6PM
A mass to commemorate All Souls Day will be held at Fremantle Cemetery in the West Chapel on Monday 2nd November 2020 at 6pm. The Metropolitan Cemeteries Board welcomes all parishioners to this spiritual occasion. All visitors are asked to park in the Carrington Street Car Park. For further details, please contact Fremantle Cemetery on 1300 793 109.
CATHOLIC FAITH RENEWAL – FRIDAY 6 NOVEMBER – 7.30PM
Invites you, to bring your family and friends to enjoy this evening of Songs of Praise & Prayer (7.30pm) and Thanksgiving Holy Mass (8.00pm) then followed with a talk by Fr Francis Kot, SDS on “Church’s teaching on the souls in Purgatory” and conclude with Fellowship and Light Supper.
Friday 6 November – 7.30pm St John & Paul’s Church Pinetree Gully Road Willetton.
WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER – 6-8 NOV 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 6~8 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, Nov 6 – 8 and Nov 13 – 15, 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).
2020 SHOW US THE FATHER event for young mothers Saturday, 7th November 2020 at 9.30am to 4.30pm Understanding the relationship between fathers and daughters and our image of God the Father. Registrations to Antoinette 0438 981 043 before 31st October!
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!
CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE OPEN DAY – SAT 14 NOV AT 10AM
Please register via: www.corpus.wa.edu.au/opendays