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Saturday 25 May 2024

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Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

This week we return to the liturgical season of Ordinary Time. This Sunday and next Sunday, however, are designated as solemnities, special days that call our attention to the central mysteries of our faith. Today, on the first Sunday after Pentecost, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. This feast invites us to consider what we believe about God, who has revealed himself to us in the Trinity, one God in three Persons. The Gospel for this Solemnity is taken from the Gospel of Matthew. In its conclusion, Matthew’s Gospel quickly moves from the disciples’ discovery of Jesus’ empty tomb and Jesus’ appearance to Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to the commission that Jesus gives to his disciples in today’s Gospel.

The final commission, as this part of Matthew’s Gospel is sometimes called, is given on the mountaintop. Throughout Scripture, many of the most important events happen on a mountaintop, and Matthew used this motif often. Peter, James, and John saw Jesus transfigured on the mountaintop, and Jesus taught the crowds from the mountaintop in the Sermon on the Mount. In today’s Gospel, the eleven disciples go the mountaintop in Galilee, as Jesus had instructed them through Mary Magdalene and the other Mary. They see Jesus, and they worship and doubt at the same time. Jesus approaches them and commissions them to baptize and teach. It is a task for which Jesus had previously prepared his disciples; recall that Jesus had already sent the twelve apostles to preach the Kingdom of God and to heal. Yet earlier, the Twelve were sent only to the House of Israel; in this final commission, the eleven are told to go to all nations. The mission of Jesus is now to be taken to all people, and the task is to baptize and to teach.

Jesus commissions his disciples to baptize in the name of the Trinity; this is one of the clearest attestations for Baptism in the name of the Holy Trinity found in Scripture. Other New Testament references to Baptism describe it as being celebrated in the name of Jesus. As we read this Gospel on the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, we are reminded that this central mystery of faith is meant to be lived. As baptized Christians, we share in the life of the blessed Trinity and seek to invite others to share in God’s love. (Source Loyola Press)

The Weekend eBulletin

Click here to download the eBulletin for The Solemnity of The Most Holy Trinity, Year B.

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

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has broadened the scope of safeguarding of children to include adults at risk. This induction provides an overview of the:

  • Catholic Safeguarding Standards, Policies and Procedures.
  • Understanding Abuse, Grooming and Prevention.
  • Reporting of concerns.
  • Role of the Safeguarding Officer.
  • Collective Responsibility and Care.

ALL church workers (volunteers or paid) are to attend a 1-hour safeguarding induction. A church worker is anyone in the Archdiocese in any role – paid or voluntary.

Please register for the upcoming session if you haven’t attended the induction in the last 3 years.

The upcoming session is as follow: –

Date: Thursday, 11 July 2024
Time: 7-8 pm
Venue: Mater Christi – 340 Yangebup Road, Yangebup

The St Vincent De Paul Society Needs You!!

You want to help, and you don’t know how? Join Vinnies. If you aren’t sure about how much time it involves or what’s expected – call us and have a quiet chat and we can answer any of your questions.

People fear a big commitment which they may not be able to cope with but really, it’s a little commitment but what you can help achieve with that small amount of time can change lives in very profound ways.  Call me – let’s talk. Clare – 0406 973 595

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 67%. 

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

Tuesday 4 June to 10 June:  CBC Exams in Parish Centre

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