Sunday 29th 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
ST THOMAS MORE CATHOLIC CHURCH, BATEMAN COLUMBARIUM PROJECT
Investing in our Community
St Thomas More Catholic Church (STMCC) columbarium project was initiated in response to a rising interest for a parish columbarium within the church grounds. Following parish community consultation, the Project Committee developed a columbarium brief and submitted to the Archdiocese for consideration. The columbarium project was approved by the Archdiocese in October 2020.
The features of the columbarium will blend into the current church design but have its own uniqueness. It is aimed at creating a peaceful and sacred environment for the internment of ashes of parishioners following cremation. It is intended especially for those who love and have an affinity with STMCC, which they wish to continue after death.
The Project Committee has previously met with two potential architects to evaluate their experience and capability of listening and working with a diverse parish community. A suitable architect with landscaping capability has been appointed and the design work has now commenced. It is anticipated that the preliminary concepts will be presented to the Parish community in the New Year.
A small Columbarium Management Committee will be formed to undertake the ongoing administration and management of the parish columbarium.
THE ARCHBISHOP’S CHRISTMAS APPEAL FOR LIFELINK IS BEING HELD THIS WEEKEND.
Please collect Archbishop Costelloe’s personal letter after Mass and read his message, or, use one the special giving envelopes from the Church Foyer. We urge you to give generous support to help the work of our Archdiocesan social service agencies and help people in need.
You can mail you gift in in the reply-paid envelope provided or return your envelope & donation to the parish at any time over the coming weeks.
CONTACT REGISTERS WILL BE MANDATORY FROM 5 DECEMBER 2020.
The Premier recently announced that mandatory contact registers will be introduced from Saturday 5 December 2020, for specified venues such as places of worship. Maintaining a contact register is an extra safety measure and one of the most effective ways to control the spread of COVID-19.
Therefore, as from Saturday 5 December 2020, our parish church will need to record the location, date, name, and telephone number of parishioners and volunteers in various ministries at St Thomas More Catholic Church, Bateman Parish.
The State Government has released a free app – SafeWA – which provides our church with a unique QR code for parishioners to scan to register their attendance. The app securely saves the encrypted data for access only by Department of Health contact tracing personnel if needed. Churches and venues may also use alternative formats for registration, including other electronic or paper-based systems depending on what is suitable for the church, venue or individual.
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
The photographs from the Confirmations have just been uploaded to the website.
Please use the following login details to access the photos and place orders accordingly.
Website: maverickphoto.com.au https://maverickphoto.com.au/
Login ID: confirmation
HOME-MADE BISCUITS FOR THE PRISONERS
This year the Parish will not be asking for Donations of Home-made Biscuits for the Prisoners due to the Covid-19 situation. Due to the handling of the biscuits and cookies during packing, we feel that it may not be hygienic enough and also the prisoners may not want to receive them this year because of the Corona Virus Pandemic.
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.
REGISTRATION CLOSES ON SUNDAY 29TH NOVEMBER 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.
CHAPLETS OF THE DIVINE MERCY – WEDNESDAY 9TH DECEMBER 2020
A beautiful, prayerful, sung devotion held in our church on the second Wednesday of each month commencing at 7.30 pm. The last devotion for this year will be held on Wednesday 9th December 2020 commencing at 7.30 pm. Please be advised that incense will be used during the devotion.
Afterwards, we will wind the year up with refreshments, so please bring along a plate. Enquiries to George Lopez on 9310 9493 or 041 991 0039.
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 Rite of Reconciliation 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.
CATHOLIC ARCHDIOCESE OF PERTH – PARISH RENEWAL
Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB has issued a call for everyone in the Archdiocese of Perth to walk together in building a Christ-centred, faithful, vibrant, welcoming, inclusive and mission oriented Church. Our Archdiocese has a team that works to implement this ‘call’. See their latest initiatives:
ADVENT 2020 MONASTERY RETREAT
The CEWA is having a Advent Retreat 2020 on Thursday 3rd December 2020 from 9.30am – 2.30pm, at the Chapel – Catholic Education Centre, 50 Ruislip Street, Leederville WA. Contact Mildred Reg, email: email@example.com. Cost $25. Facilitator: Dr Pina Ford. Morning Tea/Lunch provided.
BATEMAN FINAL TEENS GROUP TERM 4–FRI 11TH DEC AT 7PM
The final STMP youth group for Term 4 will be on Friday 11th December at 7-8:30 pm in the Church Hall. This is an end of year celebration for both the teens and the parents. All parents/guardians are welcome to join along with their teens and their siblings/relatives. Please RSVP along with any dietary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.