24 THRD S U N D A Y IN OR D I N AR Y T IME ( C ) 15th September 2019

In our Liturgy today Jesus is constantly accused because he “welcomes sinners and eats with them”. That condemnation is our salvation. For it means he welcomes us today. In our coming together we unite, too, with those who rejoice in heaven because they know God’s mercy.

San Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila Feast... Saturday 21 September 11:00am ( Mission: Wed 18 to Fri 20 Sept 7pm)

FEAST OF “OUR LADY OF ALL GRACES” TODAY. Commences with procession at 10:00am & Solemn Mass at 10:30am.
12noon Lunch & Festivities to follow. Everyone welcome.

PARISH DIARY 2020... We strongly advise for all Parish Groups of various organisations/associations to send in their request (in writing) specifying dates and times for any Feasts, Triduums, Missions, Meetings or any other occasion in which the use of Parish Buildings/Facilities including the Church is required for 2020. The handwritten/printed pro- gramme needs to be handed in by the end of November. Due to Mater Christi’s busy schedule throughout the year please book ahead to avoid any disappointments. Please see the Secretary Monday to Friday between 9:30am to 1:00pm. Thank you.


Pauline Books & Media – Adelaide—CLOSING DOWN!!

The Daughters of St Paul have announced the closure of the Pauline Books & Media Adelaide Book Centre. There is no specific closing date now but it will be before the end of the year. The Sisters advise that gift vouchers can be used in store until the closure date and then online through; the vouchers will also be honoured by their Melbourne and Sydney Book Centres. Special orders for books and religious articles to be supplied before the closing date may still be placed with the Adelaide Book Centre. However, after the clo- sure, book orders will be supplied from either Melbourne or Sydney Centres. The Sisters welcome all their patrons, including Parishes and Schools to avail of this last opportunity to purchase resources at a reduced price. They would be most grateful for your support as they bring their ministry in Adelaide to a close. The Sisters are indebted and very grateful to our staff, without whose contribution, help and loyalty they would not have been able to carry out their ministry to the people of Adelaide, the wider Archdiocese and beyond, with such a high level of service.

Talks on “Parish Ministry” will be given on Oct 12 (Sat) after the 8am Mass in Italian and on Nov 8 (Fri) at 7:45 pm in English. ALL invited.

ANNUAL MASS for ANNIVERSARIES… Sunday 22 September at 2pm in St Patrick’s Church, Grote St, Adelaide. If you are celebrating an
ordination, profession or marriage anniversary of 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 50 and 60 or more years please contact Archdiocesan Events
with your name, year of anniversary and address. If you wish to participate, RSVP by September 6 to Archdiocesan Events on P: 8210 8220
or via E:

September is Catholic Charities Appeal… Please support the Appeal – brochure/envelopes are available in the Church foyer TODAY.
Please return envelopes in any normal Sunday collections throughout September or mail directly to: Catholic Charities Appeal, Reply Paid
912, Adelaide SA 5001. On Sunday 29 September there will be a leaving collection at all Masses for those who do not wish to use the

MATER CHRISTI PARISH Volunteers Thanksgiving Mass and Celebration
Sunday November 24, 2019 6:00pm—Thanksgiving Mass 7:00pm—BBQ Dinner and Celebrations
Mater Christi Parish would not have come this far had it not had the support of the many Volun- teers who have shared their talent, treasure and time. In order for us to show our thanksgiving and appreciation in a tangible way we invite all past & present volunteers for the special celebration of Thanksgiving Mass, Dinner & Celebrations. The invitation is also directed to the surviving spouses and children of all past volunteers and the current volunteers with their immediate family members.
Please call Rita on 8356 4036 if you are able to attend.

Prayer to Mary… Blessed Mary, Mother of Christ, watch over our community of Mater Christi Parish. May you guide us and keep us safe under the protection of your mantle. Mary, our Mother, with your guidance and help of the Holy Spirit, may we be inspired by your selfless love and may we be united as a community. Amen



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