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VOLUNTEERS URGENTLY NEEDED KALUMBURU MISSION

North Kimberley Region Diocese of Broome Western Australia. We need volunteers for a life experience at the remote community of Kalumburu located in the northern region of the Kimberley in Western Australia. This region is home to some of Australia's oldest indigenous communities and picturesque landscapes. Volunteers play an important role in helping our Parishes continue an active presence amongst the local people, both in Broome and remote indigenous communities like Kalumburu. Your role as a volunteer will include running the General Store with some assistance from local community members, handy-man maintenance and gardening as required and associated light machinery use and truck and fork-lift driving if you have the required licence. This is an opportunity to contribute and apply your range of acquired skills to the Kalumburu Mission and we would love to hear from you whether as couples or singles. For further information please contact: Diocese of Broome Chancery T: 08 9192 1060 or by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ST JOSEPH THE WORKER 1ST MAY

stjosephtheworker v3 squareOn 1 May the Catholic Church celebrates the feast of St Joseph the Worker.

Each year the Australian Catholic Bishops take this opportunity to reflect on issues concerning the world of work.


Their letters have addressed unemployment, underemployment, insecure and casualized work, the meaning of work, the quest for decent work and much more.

Thus they have developed a body of teaching on work. Furthermore, their annual Pastoral Letters for this occasion offer a uniquely Australian contribution to Catholic Social Teaching.

Watch this year’s brief video and read the 2021 Pastoral Letter by Bishop Vincent Long 

http://bit.ly/stjosephtheworker2021

CONFIRMATION PARENT INFORMATION SESSIONS

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Diocese of Sale Clergy

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Clergy of the Diocese of Sale gathered on Tuesday for Mass at the Cathedral, for the blessing of the holy oils and to renew their vows to the priestly ministry.

LIFE IN THE SPIRIT SEMINAR

C870EA7F 7FF8 4F7D BADE BC908DAE4DD0The Diocesan Service of Communion of the Charismatic Renewal is conducting a Diocese-wide Renewal Seminar for everyone in the Diocese of Sale. This follows the advice of the Holy Father, Pope Francis, who encourages all Catholics (and all Christians) to embrace this spiritual renewal program. Bishop Greg has blessed this initiative. It will be an exciting moment with the Holy Spirit, please do not miss this opportunity. Looking forward with great excitement to catching up with you all (Fr Francis).

Three seminars will be held in a central location in the Diocese as follows:
Venue: St Ita, Drouin
Dates: Saturday, 17 April, God’s promise of the Holy Spirit
Saturday, 22 May, New Life in God’s Spirit
Saturday, 19 June, Community in the Lord; Commissioning Mass with Bishop Greg
Time: 10.30 am each day.

The other seminars will be organised on Prayer Group/Parish levels. For parishes where there is no Prayer Group or leaders to facilitate the seminars, parishioners can choose to join with one of the following Parishes/Prayer Groups: St Michael Traralgon; St Mary Bairnsdale; St Ita Drouin; St Michael Berwick; St Agatha Cranbourne; St Patrick Pakenham; and, Our Lady Help of Christians, Narre Warren. Please contact the Parish Secretaries or Prayer Group leaders to know the meeting details

For other general enquiries please contact: John Duiker (Diocesan Moderator); Anushka (Berwick, Diocesan Secretary), Julie Powell (Prayer Group leader, Warragul/Drouin), Fr Francis Otobo (Chaplain).

“May our Diocesan Life in the Spirit Seminar be an opportunity for us to fan into a flame the gift of God anew (1 Tim 1:6) and renew the gift of our baptism which calls us forth in missionary service.” (Bishop Greg Bennet, Sale Diocese).

FIRST COMMUNION BOOKINGS FOR CHILDREN PREPARED IN 2020

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A PRAYERS TO ST JOSEPH, THE GREAT PROTECTOR

St JosephBlessed St Joseph, you were receptive to God working in your life.
Help us by your prayers at this time of trial.

You kept Jesus and Mary under your watchful care:
may your prayers assist our local Church to respond to those in need.

You taught the Christ Child your trade and prayers:
help us to follow his example of love.

You were part of God’s plan for all humanity:
assist us to be vigilant and responsible this day.

You spent your life in service:
may we be mindful of others, particularly the elderly and vulnerable, caring for them in these difficult days.

You trusted in the clear primacy of God over all history and every situation: help us to grow in faith and pray to the Father, Thy will be done.
Amen

 

Pope Francis declared 8th December 2020 to 8th December 2021 as Year of St Joseph.

https://youtu.be/JlwosPYLvUw

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Calendar

19 May
Confirmation Parent & Child Workshop
Date 19.05.21 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
19 May
Confirmation Parent & Child Workshop
Date 19.05.21 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
20 May
Confirmation Parent & Child Workshop
Date 20.05.21 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
21 Jul
First Communion - Parent Information Workshop
Date 21.07.21 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
28 Jul
First Communion - Parent Information Workshop
Date 28.07.21 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm