A Pastoral Letter from the Catholic Archbishop of Perth on the ‘Same-sex Marriage’ Debate

To the Catholic People of the Archdiocese of Perth
Dear sisters and brothers in Christ,
Once again, the issue of ‘same-sex marriage’ has emerged in our society in a contentious way. Specifically, there is a great deal of discussion about the merits or otherwise of changing the legal definition of marriage, which at present refers to a union between a woman and a man, to one which embraces same-sex relationships as well.
Complete Letter click here to download

Sing With Joy! United In Diversity

You are invited to the 3rd National Conference of the Australian Pastoral Musicians Network “Sing With Joy! United In Diversity”
VENUE: Rendezvous Hotel, Scarborough, WA
DATES: October 5-7, 2017
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: David Haas & Clare Johnson
www.apmn.org.au and follow the conference link. For more info contact: Mrs Angela Gorman (Bendotti) Email: convenor@ampn.org.au

EQUESTRIAN ORDER OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE OF JERUSALEM

World-wide lay institution charged with the task of providing for the needs of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem and of all the activities and initiatives to support the Christian presence in the Holy Lands.
Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, who has recently appointed the Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem will be concelebrating Mass with Archbishop Emeritus Hickey and investing new members of the EOHSJ at 10 am on Thursday 10th August in St Mary´s Cathedral. All welcome to attend. For more information go to www.eohsjaustralia.org

ARCHDIOCESAN MARRIAGE DAY MASS
10am August 12 @ St Mary’s Cathedral

All parishioners are warmly invited to attend this special Mass. A blessing will be bestowed on all married couples. Couples celebrating 25, 30, 40, 50, 60 or even 70 years in 2017 will be presented with a special commemorative certificate as part of the celebration. Please forward details to Catholic Marriage and Fertility Services by August 6. Ph: 9241 5000 or Email: enrol.cmfs@perthcatholic.org.au

HOLY HOUR FOR VOCATIONS

You are all invited to join Bishop Don Sproxton for A Holy Hour of Prayer for Vocations, St Mary’s Cathedral on Sunday 13 August 2017 at 3 pm. The Holy Hour will include Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Spiritual Reflections and will conclude with Benediction Praying that the Lord will grant us the generosity to respond courageously to his call to become the person he is calling us to be, is everyone’s sacred duty. Let us all redouble our efforts in asking the Lord of the harvest to send more labourers to his harvest. For more information you may call the Vocations Office 9220-5901 or email vocations@perthcatholic.org.au

AUSTRALIAN PILGRIMAGE

´IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF MARY MACKILLOP´ 8-18 November 2017 For more info phone: Annie Bond rsj 02 8912 4818 or email: MMP.NationalPilgrimage@sosj.org.au.

AN HOUR FOR SHEEN CONCERT

The Fulton J Sheen Society presents AN HOUR FOR SHEEN CONCERT
Thursday 14 September 7.30-8.30 pm in Gibney Hall, Trinity College. Enjoy an evening of musical selections from Bizet, Dvorak & more. Only $30 which includes a sumptuous supper. Tickets available by 9291 8224 or sheensociety@globaldial.com Proceeds go toward supporting the vocations at St Charles Seminary.

MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER

Relationship enrichment weekend for married couples! We invite you to join our next Marriage Encounter Weekend in Mandurah on 11 - 13 Aug. For more information contact George & Monica on 0424 220 625 WAbookings@wwme.org.au. Online booking available at www.wwme.org.au

AUSTRALIAN PILGRIMAGE

´IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF MARY MACKILLOP´ 8-18 November 2017 For more info phone: Annie Bond rsj 02 8912 4818 or email: MMP.NationalPilgrimage@sosj.org.au

ST BENEDICT´S - APPLECROSS

St Benedict’s Catholic Primary School are now taking enrolments for 2019 & have limited places for 2018.

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PUBLIC TOURS OF ST MARY'S CATHEDRAL

If you are interested in art and architecture and the religious history of St Mary's Cathedral you may wish to join a public tour to be conducted every Tuesday from 10.30am -11.30am. Pre-booking is not required.
A donation of $5.00 per person would be much appreciated. Make your donation and collect your ticket at the Church Office, 25 Victoria Avenue on the day. For group bookings please email the Cathedral on cathedral@perthcatholic.org.au.

 
contact

Parish Priest: Fr Ossie Lewis PP

Mailing Address: 45 Thelma Street, Como, WA 6152

Phone: (08) 9450 5921 Fax: (08) 9450 5760; Email: como@perthcatholic.org.au
ossielewis28@gmail.com

Office Hours:
Monday to Friday 9:30 am to 12:30 pm