Sunday 22nd 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): firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Bateman Planned Giving: email@example.com
3. Bateman Pastoral Care: firstname.lastname@example.org
4. Bateman Catechist: email@example.com
5. Bateman Safeguarding Officer: firstname.lastname@example.org
6. Bateman Youth: email@example.com
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.
WEDDING ANNIVERSARY MASS FOR 2020 – SAT 21ST NOV 2020
The Parish would like to congratulate our 24 Special Wedding Anniversary couples this Saturday 21st November 2020 at the 6.30pm Mass. The couples are celebrating their significant wedding anniversaries starting from 1st year to 55th year of marriage.
MORNING TEA – SUNDAY 22ND NOVEMBER
There will be a Morning Tea on Sunday 22nd November after the 9.30am Mass. The parish Council invites you to have a cuppa after the 9.30am Mass. We would love to see you there.
CATECHIST NEEDED FOR RE PROGRAM –
ST THOMAS MORE PARISH, BATEMAN
Afterschool Religious Education Catechist is needed for 2021. If you are studying education at university and doing Religious Accreditation, this will be a great opportunity to enhance to your Religious Education experience and add to your Resume. R.E. lessons are on Wednesday afterschool from 4.00pm – 5.00pm. We have the school holidays off.
R.E. will commence on 3rd February 2021. Please contact Judy on 9310 1747 (Tuesday at 8.30am – 4.30pm or Wednesday 10.00am – 5.30pm) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
WEDNESDAY FAITH PROGRAM – WED 25th NOV AT 10AM ADVENT REFLECTIONS
Advent is fast approaching! Naturally, for our last session of the year, on Wednesday 25th Nov – just a few days before the 1st Sunday of Advent – our focus will be on our spiritual preparation during this holy season. In a video talk, Bishop Robert Barron will speak to us about God’s Holy Mountain, based on Isaiah Chapter 2 and poses the question: “What is the highest mountain in your life?” It is both a spiritual challenge and a point of meditation as we reflect on what is at the top and centre of our lives.
Following the video talk and a reflection/sharing session, we will contemplate the Mass readings for the 1st Sunday of Advent, using the Adore Advent booklet published by the diocese of Wollongong.
We will end the session with refreshments and fellowship – to celebrate and give thanks that despite the interruptions and disruptions to our lives and parish activities during the year, the Faith Program has been able to pick up where we left off and grow stronger. All are welcome to our final session for the year – even if you have not been before.
What, when and where: Advent Reflections, Wed 25th Nov at 10am, Parish meeting room.
Enquiries: Carolin 0432 855 605 / Su 0413 560 033
In closing, the team led by our spiritual guide and mentor, Sr Ann Cullinane, would like to thank Fr Phong for his support and encouragement of the Wednesday Faith Program which Sr Ann started in 2016, with the blessing of then parish priest, Fr Philip Perreau. We also sincerely thank the Bateman parishioners and friends who have made this ministry a rewarding and fulfilling one for the team by your attendance and support. We will be back in 2021 with more programs for your spiritual enrichment. Finally, our sincere thanks to Juliana, Ratinda and the team in the parish office who have provided invaluable assistance over the years. May God bless you all.
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 Sunday 29th Nov 2020.
WELL WISHES FOR FR. PHONG!
There will be sheets of paper placed in the foyer for parishioners to write their message of Congratulations to Fr. Phong. Please feel free to write your messages on those sheets in the foyer. These will be compiled into a card and presented to Fr Phong on Sunday the 6th of December 2020.
ADVENT 2nd RITE OF RECONCILIATION SERVICE – THURSDAY 10th DECEMBER 2020 AT 7.30PM
Our Advent 2nd Rite of Reconciliation Service will be held on Thursday 10th December 2020 at 7.30pm. There will be many neighbouring priests to assist us in this service, so please invite your family and friends to come along to prepare ourselves spiritually for Christmas.
The following parishes advised their Advent services:
• Willetton Parish: Wednesday 9th Dec. – 7.00pm
• Bateman Parish: Thursday 10th Dec. – 7.30pm
• Riverton Parish: Tuesday 15th Dec. – 7.00pm
• Langford Parish: Thursday 17th Dec. – 7.00pm
• Canning Vale Parish: Tuesday 22nd Dec. – 7.00pm
SVDP FOOD SALE – SUNDAY 13TH DECEMBER 2020
A variety of delicious cooked food, hot savouries, nonya kuehs, cakes, cookies (peanut, sucade) and other delicacies will be on sale after all morning masses. Please come and support us. Contact Winnie @0421 601 095 if you wish to contribute any food or pre order cookies as Christmas gifts.
BATEMAN TEENS GROUP TERM 4 – FRI 27TH NOV AT 7PM
The Bateman youth group will be back for term 4 on Friday 27th 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. 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.