PARISH NEWS

7TH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME (A) 
23RD FEBUARY  2020
Jesus calls us to love and forgive those whom we find it difficult to love - our enemies and those who have offended us. Jesus invites us to be perfect as our Heavenly Father is perfect.



LENT begins on ASH WEDNESDAY 26th FEBRUARY masses 7AM (Bil), 9AM (English), 7PM (Italian) and 8PM (English).

ATTENTION ALL VARIOUS GROUPS & PARISHIONERS OF MATER CHRISTI PARISH who use the Scalabrini & MacKillop Rooms for various activities… It has come to our attention that sometimes Groups forget to clean up, re-assemble tables & chairs, get rid of rubbish, ensure doors/windows are secure & lights, air conditioners etc are switched off.


PARISH VOLUNTEERS—Police Checks… please check that you have a current Police Check.

PARISH OFFICE HOURS: Monday to Friday from 9:30am to 1:00pm. For appointments with any of the Fathers or any other requests please ring during those hours. Thank you.

WEEKLY BULLETIN NOTICES (including Mass Intentions) for the Bulletin must be phoned in/handed in to the Parish Secretary no later than Wednesday of each week. Thank you.


CHILDREN SACRAMENTAL PROGRAM - The Sacrament of Reconcilia˘Çćčon will be celebrated Wednesday 1 July; Confirmation and First Eucharist will be celebrated together on Saturday 19 September at 6pm. Enrol your children now. Please direct all enquires to Elena Moffa on T. 0414 993 429 or E. elenamoffa@bigpond.com

SOS !! VOLUNTEERS NEEDE FOR SUNDAY MONEY COUNTING.... If interested in joining the  Money Counters Team and you have a current Police Clearance please leave your details with the Parish Office. Thankyou.

PROJECT COMPASSION Envelopes available from 1st Sunday of Lent. Theme: Global Community Go Further Together.




It is International Year of Plant Health...
Pope Francis stated... "We must protect creation for it is a gift which the Lord has given us, it is God's present to us; we are the guardians of creation."

Come enjoy the Parish Gardens to appreciate the beauty and serenity of it. Especially the Rosary Garden.

Fundraising for the Carpet of the Church
You may make your donation by contacting the Parish Office or the Parish Priest, Fr Roger at 0418 295 957.
Thank you so much for your kindness and generosity.


Total Donations received: $13,133.80  Amount to be raised: $19, 995.00


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

 

Catholic Church Insurances: extended range of products and services eg. Home & Contents, Motor, Personal Accident etc visit http://www.catholicinsurances.com.au

 The Southern Cross News