Parish News


WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES
June 2017

wedding-bells

Congratulations to Frank & Maria O'Connor, Tony & Kathy Carter-Johnson, Ake & Mega Arif, Peter & Ann Quinn, Frank & Indra Giannini, Carl & Natalie Celedin, Jay & Michelle Dukha who celebrate their wedding anniversaries this month. May God bless you on your special day.
If you would like your wedding anniversary to be remembered in the parish bulletin and the Prayer of the Faithful please enter your details on the form in the church foyer.

MASS INTENTIONS

Mass Intentions

6 pm: Holy Family Parishioners
8.30 am: Maxine Burke
10 am: Holy Family Parishioners
If you would like a weekend Mass offered for your intentions, please complete a Mass Intention envelope and leave it with Fr Ossie, Pastoral Assistants or Office Staff the WEEK PRIOR to the Mass.

ABORIGINAL & TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER SUNDAY

ABORIGINAL & TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER

Catholic Churches across Australia will celebrate Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Sunday NEXT WEEK. This is an opportunity to celebrate the contribution of the Aboriginal people to the life of our Church and community, reflect on our relationship with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander brothers and sisters and pray for the ongoing flourishing of their culture and pour reconciliation as one people in Christ. Elements of Aboriginal culture will be incorporated in our liturgies next weekend.

LAUDATO SI

Chinese New Year

offers a course that explores Caring for our Common Home
In his encyclical Laudato Si, Pope Francis called all people of goodwill to accept the challenges of being protectors of creation, of one another & of the environment. He showed the impact of irresponsible consumerism and environmental damage on all of us, but especially on the poor of the world.

CELEBRATING LAUDATO SI

Final weekend retreats presented by Br Terry Casey & Sr Shelley Barlow at beautiful Kilmolee at Safety Bay in March, May, June & July. $300 per weekend. See notice board for more information and contact details.
16-18 June - Sister Water, Brother Fire & the Seasons: Beauty & paradox in nature.
21-23 July - “Let all things their Creator bless” - The diversity & communion of all creatures.
Presented by Mr Jim Smith over three nights in August (Wednesday 2, 9, 16) from 7 pm - 8:30 pm. Cost is by donation($15 over 3 nights is suggested).
For more details contact Br Terry on 0422 966 453 or tmcasey@edmundrice.org

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS

specialminister

Congratulations and welcome to our new Extraordinary Ministers (EME´s) who were officially commisioned to Holy Family Parish during all Masses this weekend. All existing EME´s are re-commisioned at this time.

FAMILY FUN DAY

familyday

Sunday 9 July the Social Committee are planning a Family Fun Day in the park (to be advised). BYO food, drink & favourite fun activity for the park. The Social Committee have a few surprises up their sleeves. If it is wet we will adjourn to the Parish Hall.

SACRAMENTAL PROGRAM

Sacramental Program

FIRST RECONCILIATION Ceremony Saturday 24 June 2017
Congratulations to our 28 children who will be celbrating their first Reconciliation with the Second Rite next weekend. Please keep these children and their families in your prayers.
First Eucharist: Sunday 27 August 2017
Confirmation: Saturday 28 October 2017

MUSIC @ MASS

Church Choir

The whole congregation singing at Mass fosters a strong bond of unity and a sense of belonging. We sing God’s praises with songs based on scripture & reflecting the theme of the days readings and the season of the liturgical year. If you would like to join one of our choirs to help lead our liturgical singing please see Fr Ossie, Tony Pires or Nola Smith. Liturgical singing is sung prayer

CONDOLENCES

Condolences

Our condolences to the family and friends of Mrs Maxine Burke who passed away earlier this week. Funeral will be held on Monday 26 June at 1pm. Our condolences to the family and friends of Kevin Keating who passed away recently. Funeral will be held on Wednesday 28 June at 10.15am.
May they rest in peace.

INDULGENT HAMPERS "Take a Tag"

Hampers

Please help us make up "Indulgent Hampers" for our Quiz Night. Tags marked with a suggested "indulgent" item has been placed ina hamper in the church foyer. Please "Take a Tag" and return with the "indulgent" item next week. The hampers will be used for table prizes and raffle prizes for our Fundraising Quiz Night on Friday 23 June.

BLANKETS NEEDED

Blankets

The recent cold snap has left Vinnies HQ with a dire shortage of blankets. Blanket donations for those without a roof over their heads maybe made at any Vinnies shop. The nearest one to us is in Victoria Park on the corner of Albany Hwy & Mint St.

TOGETHER WE CAN DO HEROIC THINGS

Vinnies

Many of the people Vinnies assits are rebuilding their lives against odds - doing heroic things under immense pressure. Vinnies members volunteers & staff offer them a hand up, a way forward in the eyes of the peoplethey assist, they are spoken of the unsung heroes. You can help these people continue to work together to do heroic things.
DONATE TO THE WINTER APPEAL 17-18 JUNE

A DONATION THAT WONT COST YOU ANYTHING!

Used Stamps

Mary MacKillop and her Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart (SOSJ) hold a special Como parishioners. The Sisters ran the primary school that was attached to the church. May MacKillop International (MMI) is the international aid & development agency of the SOSJ and in the spirit of Mary MacKillop they empower communities through education, health and livelihoods. A very simple way we can support the Sisters in their work is to DONATE YOUR USED STAMPS. The Sisters collate the stamps for sale through world wide auctions. The stamp collection box will be a permanent fixture in the church foyer and stamps will be forwarded to MMI on a regular basis. Please remember Mary MacKillop International before you throw your next stamped envelope in the bin.

PARISH PRAYING GROUP

Prayer

Tuesday 6 June and every FIRST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH this group will meet in the church after the 9am Mass. They will particularly pray for those on our Prayer List.

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS

Volunteer

Do you like children and want to share the love of God with them ? Our Sunday Children´s Liturgy Team urgently needs YOU ! No experience needed. Contact the Office on 9450 5921.

NO PARKING ON THELMA STREET

no parking

Please be aware that there is a marked Cycle Way on the Church side of Thelma Street. It extends from Canning Highway for almost the entire length of Thelma Street. This unbroken white line on the road forbids Parking or Standing. Vehicles parked on Thelma Street are making it dangerous to exit the church carparks as they conceal any oncoming vehicles or cyclists! Please do not park on Thelma St. Additional over flow parking has been provided on the grass on the southern side of the church. Take the first entrance off Thelma Street and continue through Canning Hwy carpark to lawn area.
We are anticipating large numbers at the Easter Triduum ceremonies so will provide OVERFLOW PARKING on the lawn area to the southern side of the church. Enter from the Canning Hwy Car Park (1st entrance off Thelma St). Gates to lawn area will be open 60 minutes prior to each ceremony.

DINNER FOR 8 IS COMING .......

Dinner for 8

Friday 7 July Dinner for Singles to be held in Parish Hall
Saturday 8 July Dinner for Couples to be held at venues to be advised.Booking sheets coming soon.

CONTRIBUTIONS TO FIRST & SECOND COLLECTION

Collection

Th FIRST COLLECTION goes to the Parish Priest to supplement his diocesan stipend that provides for his personal needs.
The SECOND COLLECTION is used for the provision and ongoing maintenance of ALL parish assets, consumables and pastoral programs. For instance, the maintenance of buildings, grounds and furniture, the purchase of Altar bread & wine, music copyright licenses & stationary, the provision of gas, water, electricity & telephone. For the continued provision of our Liturgical and Pastoral activities please be generous with the SECOND COLLECTION.

PARISH QUIZ NIGHT

Paris Quiz Night

A great night was had by all. Many thanks to Tony & Cecilia Bray and their team of helpers who ran the night so well, to the many generous supporters who donated wonderful prizes and to those who attended, had fun and gave so generously on the night. The princely sum of $2500.00 was raised for the new sound system.

SANTO PIO PRAYER GROUP

Santo Pio

meet every Friday after the 7 pm Mass. You are most welcome to join this small prayerful group.

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL REPORT

Parish Pastoral

MISSION STATEMENT
Copies of our PARISH MISSION STATEMENT (Click to download) are available in the church foyer. Please forward your comments to the PPC Chairman Tony Pires on Phone: 0418 900 046 or TONY.PIRES@careerlink.net.au.

PIETY STALL

piety stall

Our Piety Stall has been restocked with beautiful liturgical, sacramental & devotional items. Please take a moment to browse through our cabinet.

HOLY FAMILY CARE

Holy Family

Designed to reach out in very practical ways to those in need our community. Holy Family Care is at the very heart of our Christian identity. Parishioners are being asked to volunteer their time and/or talents on a regular basis. A register will be set up and Coordinators will call on volunteers as the need arises. Anyone in our community (not just parishioners) who have a temporary or on-going need will be able to access this service by contacting the Parish Office. Support is needed in various areas eg. Transport to and from church, shops or medical appointments. Short term home help: Emergency meals or Babysitting; Handyman jobs and so on.
Information flyers and Volunteer Registration Forms are available in the church foyer. Volenteers needed. Contact Parish Office on 9450 5921

PARISH SPONSORS
Parish Sponsors

If you would like to advertise your business in the Holy Family weekly Parish Bulletin please contact the office como@perthcatholoic.org.au or see Fr Ossie or Nola Smith after Mass this weekend for more details on the Parish Sponsorship Program.

THE POWER OF PRAYER
PRAYER LIST


The Power of Prayer

Please keep the following people in your prayers this week.
Daisy Givens, Clemente Manalo, David Williams, Rick Starr, Natalie, Tony Wright, Peter Jones, Ivy Din, Carmella Scurria, Joyanne Langer, John Meyger, Jean Gregory, David Ed Devereux, Norah Langshaw, Carolyn Gonsalves, Sean Vaughan, Doreen Stevens, Josephine Pollom, David Gamman, Evelyn Wee, Rhys, Robin & Robinson Sy Suan, June, Natasha Ria-Cruz Guttridge, Walker, Fernandez, Vinceguerra, Cain, Serafini, Troisi, Varriale, Hart, Stevens, Bird, Nguyen & Bickley Families.
If you know someone who has asked for prayers please add their name to the list in the church foyer.

PARISH PRAYER GROUP


Tuesday 4 April and every FIRST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH this group will meet in the church after the 9am Mass. They will particularly pray for those on our Prayer List.

Planned Giving Program

Planned Giving Envelope

Planned Giving Envelopes effective from July 2017 are available in the church foyer.
Anyone who would like to use these envelopes can you please complete a pledge slip in the Church Foyer and drop it into the office.
Holy Family Parish Como-Kensington relies on the generous and regular financial contributions by parishioners through our Planned Giving Program. Your contributions are put toward the upkeep and maintenance of the parish buildings and grounds and the continued operation of pastoral, religious education and evangelising programs in our parish.
For your convenience you may contribute to the Holy Family Planned Giving Program using Planned Giving Envelopes or through Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT).
We encourage you to use EFT and have your contribution deducted weekly, monthly or annually from your cheque or savings account. You may do this by contacting your financial institution or using personal online banking. Your contribution will be recorded on your bank statement and you may cancel or alter the amount of your contribution at any time.
The bank details for Holy Family Parish are:
Account Name: Holy Family Como
BSB Number: 036-050 Account Number: 790041
Reference/Description: (Your Surname & Initials)
PLEASE NOTE: Planned Giving contributions are NOT tax deductible.

RISK ASSESSMENT REPORT

Church Rear Steps

The City of South Perth recently conducting a Public Building Risk Assessment on our church. We have been advised that to comply with Helth/Building legislation the ramp, steps and rear of the church at the top of the steps MUST BE KEPT CLEAR AR ALL TIMES as they are the main exit way in the event of an emergency. The City are providing us with approriate signage and will monitor the situation on an ad hoc basis. Please do not sit on the steps or stand near glass doors.

FLOWERS FOR THE SANCTUARY

Arranging flowers

As some of our 'flower arrangers' have had to give up their commitment to the roster, we are in need of three or four new volunteers. With an extra few members on the roster for the year, your commitment would only mean 'doing the flowers' for four or five fortnights in Ordinary Time during the Liturgical year; (no flowers are required for Advent and Lent). Money for fresh flowers is provided for the first weekend of your turn, with the second weekend just requiring a little freshening/topping up. Please contact me on: Ph94578082, M: 0409883077 or email: pmegan@iinet.net.au for further details or leave your details at the Parish Office. Megan Phillips Liturgy Committee (Sanctuary flowers, banners etc.)

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT

Adoration

Adoration is held in our parish on Thursday from 9.30am-3.30pm. We 2 more people to spend an hour with Jesus on Thursdays from 12:30 am - 2:30 pm. Please consider adding your name to the Roster in the the church foyer.

I WANT YOU

I want you

Ask Not What Your Parish Can Do For You – But What You Can Do For Your Parish. Watch this space –more details later.

Como Holy Family Ukulele Players

Ukulele

INVITATION TO ALL 1 — 4 PM
Nothing to do on a Saturday afternoon!! Why not drop in to the Parish Hall and join in a-sing-a-long with our Parish Ukulele Group while they practice. Afternoon Tea/Coffee will be provided. Great time guaranteed. Contact Alan 0404 017 382.

eRecord. Last Chance For Back Issues

eRecord

The e-Record is the new format of communication for local news and events from across the Archdiocese of Perth. We encourage all past readers of The Record wherever possible to embrace the new format as we work to ensure the Gospel finds its place within our ever changing modern society. To subscribe to the digital version of the e-Record, send your details to subscribe@perthcatholic.org.au. Our Parish will print and distribute copies of the e-Record for those who do not have or use email. Copies will be available in the foyer and a donation of $1 per copy is requested to cover our cost.

CRAFT ´N CUPPA

Craft and Cuppa

The Holy Family Parish Craft Group meet every Wednesday in Hall or Meeting Room 1 following the 9am Mass. Great bunch of ladies, lots of laughter and funny anecdotes. You can knit, sew, mend, do anything or nothing!! A hot cuppa and a friendly chat are always on offer!
The Parish Craft group are pleased to offer their craft goods for sale next weekend. Proceeds go toward new bells for our Altar Servers to use during the Mass
Thank you for all the donations for the Parish Quiz Night next Friday.

HOME COMMUNION

Home Communion

Do you know anyone who is house bound or new to a Nursing Home and would like to receive Holy Communion? If so, please contact the Parish Office on 9450 5921 or email: como@perthcatholic.org.au

PARENTS OF TEENAGERS - POTS

Parents of Teenagers

Join us for fish & chips in the Hall after Mass on the LAST Saturday of the month. Pre-order food from Johnny´s (9450 2058) & arrange 7 pm pickup. Bring drinks, board games etc. Relaxed & casual gathering.
BYO TEENAGERS.

SMALL CHRISTIAN FAITH COMMUNITIES

small faith christian communities

Small Christian Faith Communities meet once a fortnight or once a month at a place near you. For more information please contact Leo Burke on 0449 677 468

GARDENING BUSY BEE

Busy Bee

2nd and 4th Saturday of the month
The Parish gardening group is urgently seeking more assistance, sadly, some of our members have retired and we would like to take this opportunity to thank them sincerely for their generousity over so many years. The next Busy Bee will be on Saturday 8 July 2017 commencing at 8.00 am. There is quite a lot of jobs to do within the church and surrounds prior to Easter. If any parishioners could offer an hour or so of their time commencing from 9.00 am we would be most grateful. Bring your own gloves, a happy smile and willing hands and join in the fun. Thank you. Fr Ossie.

REMEMBER THE SICK

Remember the sick

Please remember the sick and home bound members of our community. Remember and pray for those who are sick and are not able to be with us in our community Masses.

WORKING WITH CHILDREN CARD/CHECK.

Working with children

During our recent priests meeting with the Archbishop at the Vietnamnese Catholic centre. all priests were reminded to ensure that those who are volunteers in the parish and are in contact with children must have a Working With Children Card. The penalty is very heavy for not possessing a WWC card, the parish can be fined $50,000. Apparently, the Australian Federal Police do spot checks. Should you have any doubts about the need to have a WWC card, please approach Fr Ossie for more clarification. Thank you.
We have been formally advised by the Working with Children authorities that EME´s are included in the list of those required to hold a valid WWC Card. This is effective immediately. We encourage you to NOT view this in a negative light, rather as a positive initiative to implement strategies that will help prevent the strocities of the past and keep our children safe now and in the future. We extend our sincere appreciation to our EME´s for their prompt attention to this matter aither by providing their current WWCC details or completing the application requirements to get a WWCC.

@HOME SUBMISSIONS

Newsletter

If anyone has photos of events held in our parish since the Easter ‘17 edition of the @HOME or would like to share information on a parish group, please contact the office on: como@perthcatholic.org.au

Sunday Cuppa

Morning Tea Roster

If you would like to be involved in the Sunday Cuppa Roster after the 8.30am or 10am Masses please add your name to the list in the church foyer.

Receiving the Blood of Christ

communion

Please be reminded that the preferred way as recommended by the Archdiocese of Perth when coming to receive the Precious Blood of Christ is NOT BY INTINCTION but DRINKING from the Chalice.

TO ALL PARISHIONERS WHO ARE ROSTERED FOR PARISH ACTIVITIES

roster

....Always refer to your individual rosters for date/times, etc. as human error sometimes may occur when the weekly bulletin is compiled
Thank you. Fr.Ossie.

A GENTLE REMINDER

To all who use the hall / parish centre and Church. We have marvelous facilities in our parish, they are for our use but please do not abuse what we have, help to us to make sure the place is well taken care of. Should you use the facilities, please make sure that before you leave the premises, the lights, stereo system, aircon, gas etc are switched off. If the floor is dirty, please take time to sweep the place and keep it tidy. From now on anyone using the place must put a deposit of $50.

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR ALL WHO ARE ROSTERED FOR THE VARIOUS PARISH MINISTRY •••

Firstly. I would like to thank you all for being an active parishioner helping out in the different ministries of our parish. It is a commitment that you have pride in taking part, and God bless you for giving yourselves to the community. Remember that it is your way of serving God and his people. If at any time you feel you need e break, please do not hesitale to let Fr Ossie know of your intention. Whenever you are not able to be present on the weekend you are rostered on please have the courtesy to find a replacement by contacting one of the other volunrtees. Thank you and God bless. Fr. Ossie.

 
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MINISTRY TEAM

Parish Priest: Fr Ossie Lewis
Resident Priest: Fr Greg Carroll
Parish Pastoral Assistants:
Nola Smith & Tony Pires
Sacristan: Joseph Muttupulle
Office Staff:
Cecilia Bray, Maggie Doyle & Arlene Rainford
Safeguarding Officers Breda Pires (0422 237 261)& Jim Philips (0419 964 806)
Liturgy Committee: Nola Smith
Adult Faith Formation: Tony Pires
Sacramental Preparation:
Nola Smith & Mark Ferroa
Sacred Environment: Megan Phillips
Holy Family Care: Magie Doyle
St Vincent de Paul Society:
Mike Cosson
Parish Pastoral Council Chair:Br> Tony Pires
Finance Committee:
Mary-Jo Sieber
Maintenance Committee:
Jim Phillips
Grounds Maintenance:
Colin Howarth
Social Committee: Mary Tiley
Hall CoordinatorTBA

Contact details for the above parishioners are available from the Church Office Monday-Friday 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

HOLY FAMILY DIARY
26 June 2017 - 2 July 2017

Monday 26 June 2017

  • No 9 am Mass
  • 1 pm FUNERAL MASS Maxine Burke
Tuesday 27 June 2017
  • Mass 9.30 am
Wednesday 28 June 2017
  • Mass 9:00 am
  • Craft Group 9:30 am - Meeting Room 1
  • Funeral Mass - Kevin Keating 10:15 am
Thursday 29 June 2017
  • Mass 9.00 am
  • Adoration of The blessed Sacrament 9.30 am - 3.30 pm
Friday 30 June 2017
  • Mass 7:00 pm Healing Mass
  • Santo Pio Prayer Group 7:30 pm - 9 pm Hall
Saturday 1 July 2017
  • Holy Family Choir Rehearsal 9:00 am
  • First Eucharist Class 4:45 pm - Meeting Room 1
  • Saturday Mass - 6 pm
Sunday 2 July 2017 Morning Tea
  • Mass 8.30 am Sacred Heart Sodality
  • Children´s Liturgy Meeting Room 2
  • Mass 10.00 am
  • Children´s Liturgy Meeting Room 2
  • Mandarin Mass 4.00 pm
  • Children´s Liturgy Meeting Room 2