Saturday 14 November 2020

Dear Parishioners and Friends

Greetings to you all!

Reflections for the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

The Gospel today talks about three servants, to whom the master gave talents according to their ability. The first two servants invested the given amount and brought some more money, which eventually pleased the master. Whereas, the third servant buried them for the fear of losing and tries to excuse why he behaved that way.

As the parable continues, a servant who responded fully to the gift God has given him/her will receive still greater gifts. So, our gifts cannot be locked away within our own, rather it has to be utilised for the greater values.

So, let us reflect, how do I respond to God with my own given talents? This would include material blessings, circumstances, natural talents and extraordinary graces.  How well do you use what you have been given?  Do not compare yourself to others.  Instead, use what you have been given for the glory of God and you will be rewarded for all eternity. Amen.

Readings and Hymns

Please click here to download the readings and hymns for the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

November Mass Offering and Envelops

Holy Mother Church devotes the whole month of November to remembering those who have gone before us, marked with the sign of faith. In so doing, we understand the love, care and wonderful encouragement we have received from our loved ones who have gone before us and thus we once again reconnect ourselves with them spiritually, whenever we remember and celebrate their lives.

It is a custom that during this month we offer special Masses for our departed brothers and sisters, so if you wish to offer Masses for the departed souls, the Mass offering envelops are available in the foyers of the church.

From the Archdiocese of Perth

Archbishop’s LifeLink Appeal

The Archbishop’s Christmas Appeal for LifeLink is being held throughout the Archdiocese this weekend.

If you did not collect Archbishop Costelloe’s personal letter at Mass last weekend, please collect one as you leave and read his message, or, use one of the special giving envelopes which have been provided in the foyers of the church for you today.

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 your gift in the reply-paid envelope provided or return your envelope and donations to the parish at any time over the coming weekends.

 From the Oblate Province of Australia

De Mazenod Family Gathering 2.0

Last week I wrote to you briefly about the birth of the de Mazenod Family gathering last year. This year due to COVID-19 virus, we are not able to meet in person, so it will be held through Zoom, so may I strongly suggest that we join this online formation on 29th November 2020 at 11.30am (AWST).

Everyone is welcome to attend the Gathering and see where we are heading into the future as the De Mazenod Family.

The Gathering will run for around 1.5 hours and we ask you to click here to register for this meeting.

I shall continue to encourage you all to stay strong in our journey of faith as we endure this painful pandemic. We shall also pray during our personal prayers for all the medical professionals, who with the help and guidance of the Holy Spirit, will find a remedy soon available for all in the world.

Wishing you all happy weekend.

May God bless you all.

Fr. John Sebastian OMI
Rector and Parish Priest