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Saturday 8 June 2024

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Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

In the section of the Gospel just before these verses, Jesus calls his Twelve Apostles. Now he performs his first exorcism. It is told within the context of conflict with his family.

A crowd so large has gathered that Jesus and his disciples are not even able to eat their bread. His family comes to take him away because they think he is beside himself. And the scribes think he is possessed by the devil. Jesus points out to them the absurdity of their thinking that he uses the devil to cast out demons. In fact, it is Jesus who ties up the strong man, Beelzebub, and overcomes him.

He concludes with a brief saying about the forgiveness of sins. All sin can be forgiven except for blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. It’s not known exactly what he means by this. It could be that the only sin that can ’t be forgiven is the one that cuts you off from the source of forgiveness, the Holy Spirit.

Mark then brings Jesus’ family back into the picture. They are not presented in a critical light but are just trying to see him. This gives Jesus the opportunity to point out that family for him is not based on blood. (Source Loyola Press)

The Weekend eBulletin

Click here to download the eBulletin for the Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B.

Please Note: The Sacristy is to be used by Priests, Acolytes, Altar Servers, Sacristans and Office Staff only. The toilet located inside the Sacristy is not for public use. For Safeguarding reasons please avoid entering the Sacristy. If you wish to speak to a Priest, please ask the Sacristan or wait for the Priest before or after Masses outside of the Sacristy.

Anointing of the Sick Mass

Anointing of the Sick Masses will recommence in the Parish in June. The first Mass will be held on Tuesday 11 June at the Midday Mass. Masses will then be held bi-monthly on the first Tuesday. Dates will be advertised in bulletin.

Parish Morning Tea

The next parish morning tea will be held on Sunday 9th June after the 8am Mass in the Presbytery carport. All Welcome.

Senior’s Morning Tea

The next Senior’s Morning Tea will be held on Monday 17 June 2024 at 10am in the parish hall. All senior’s welcome.

Tap and Go Facility for Collections- UP AND RUNNING!

You can tap and go for the 1st and 2nd Collections and any general donations you wish to make to the parish. The terminals are now set up and located near St Patrick’s Statue in the side foyer, also near the Piety Stall in the front foyer and near the Cross behind the Baptismal Font.

Safeguarding Induction for all Church workers (volunteers and paid workers)

As the Fremantle parish has a large number of church workers (volunteers and paid workers) who are due for a renewal or who have yet to do a session of the Safeguarding procedures we have organised a Safeguarding session in the parish. Many of you would have done the first induction in 2021 which means you are now due in 2024.

Please register with the parish office for the upcoming session below:-

Tuesday, 19 November 2024
Basilica of St Patrick Parish Centre

Planned Giving

The Planned Giving Programme is an important part of the Parish and assists us to maintain all aspects of the Basilica, Presbytery and Parish Administration Centre. To keep the Parish viable, we must maintain a target of 95% and above each week. Last week giving was 95%. 

Please consider joining the Planned Giving Programme. For more information contact the Parish Office. Thank you!

EFT First Collection Details

BSB: 086 006

A/c No: 56187 5405

Reference: 1st Collection and your name

First Collection supports the Priests.

EFT Second Collection Details

BSB: 066 107

A/c No:  0080 0216

Reference: 2nd Collection and your name

Second Collection supports the Parish.

Safeguarding of our children in the Parish

The Archdiocesan Safeguarding Project was started in 2016 by Archbishop Timothy Costello SDB with the aim of providing a safe and secure environment for all its members, leaders and especially children and vulnerable adults. The parish of St Patrick’s Basilica is committed to creating a safe parish.  To read more, visit

Coming Events

Saturday 8 June:  CBC Family Mass

Sunday 9 June:  Parish Morning Tea

Tuesday 11 June:  Anointing of the Sick Mass

Monday 17 June:  Senior’s Morning Tea