MATER CHRISTI PARISH SEATON NEWS

3RD S U N D A Y  OF LENT ( B )
7TH MARCH 2 0 2 1
Link to Parish Bulletin 

To you, O blessed Joseph
  As Pope Francis has declared (Dec 8, 2020 to December 8, 2021)
 as the Year of St Joseph, Mater Christi Parish Seaton
is launching
GO TO ST JOSEPH...
Every first Wednesday of every month there will be Novena Masses
at 8:15am and 7:00pm in honour of St Joseph

Saint Joseph’s table 19 March 2021
St. Joseph’s Bench May 1, 2021
St Joseph’s Feast Day 19 March 2021
Mass at 7:00pm.
Children from Sacramental Classes will participate by
dressing up as St Joseph, Virgin Mary and the 12 Apostles.
Bread & Wine will be brought up to the Altar by
Joseph and Mary during the Offertory.
After Mass St Joseph’s statue will be led in procession
by the Children to the Hall for St Joseph’s Table celebration.
We need your support for St Joseph’s Table preparation...
 by donating homemade biscuits and cakes
(biscuits could be brought to the Church on or before 18 March
but cakes could be delivered to the Hall in the morning of 19 March).
Please call the Parish Office if you are intending
to donate so that we can properly plan set up.
 bring your statues, icons and other images
of St Joseph that you might have at home
so that they may be displayed on St Joseph’s Table
& blessed by Father.
Please bring your statues, icons and images of
St Joseph on or before 18 March.
Biscuits and cakes will be shared during fellowship
and the rest of the biscuits will be sold by the
Social Committee as part of their fundraising endeavour.
Thank you so much for your support and cooperation.


Lent invites us to focus on: Prayer:
we are encouraged

to pray the Stations of the Cross
in English Fridays after 8:15am Mass,
Tuesdays after 7:00pm Mass
, and, above
all, attend Sunday Mass regularly.

Receiving God’s forgiveness through the sacrament of Reconciliation.
Confessions (1st Rite of Reconciliation) Saturdays 8:30am-9:30am.
2nd Rite of Reconciliation (Eng) Monday 22 March 7pm.


Self denial: to give up something
(food, drinks, entertainment etc.).

Charity: make use of Project Compassion.
Boxes or envelopes available in Church foyer.



Alleluia and Gloria are not recited or sung
in the Mass during Lenten Season

Church Sanctuary Decoration should be simple
and putting flowers should be avoided.


Charity: make use of Project Compassion.
Boxes or envelopes available in the Church foyer.


EASTER SERVICES 2021…
LINK TO EASTER SERVICES 2021 AT MATER CHRISTI


SACRAMENT PREPARATION FOR CHILDREN…
Preparation for the Sacraments of First Reconciliation, Confirmation and
First Eucharist for children is starting soon again.
If you need to enrol your child or for any other enquiries please contact
Elena
Moffa on 0414 993 429 or elenamoffa@bigpond.com

HOUSE BLESSINGS: Forms available in the Church foyer.
Please fill in and hand the form to one of the Fathers.


Mater Christi Parish Social Committee
will start selling tickets after
the mass this week-end.
The proceeds
of the fundraising will go to
the purchasing of 20 trestle tables
for the Hall, Cordless vacuum cleaners
for the church.
Cost: $5 per envelope (3 tickets)
Prizes: Mater Christi Church Plants
3 Major prizes and
15 consolation
prizes

CHURCH MAINTENANCE… PAINTING OF CHURCH
will commence on
Monday 12 April.
This means that we
will require some strong abled men
to help carry the pews across to the Scalabrini Hall
after the 5:30pm Mass on
Sunday 11 April.
Please ring the Office if you are available to help.


CARPET REPLACEMENT… The new carpet will be installed on
Tuesday 27 April and will take up to 2-3 days.
So on Saturday 1 May pews will need to be returned

back to the Church.
Masses will be celebrated in the Scalabrini Hall during this time.



COVID-19 UPDATES
Although Funerals, Weddings, Baptisms & Masses
allow 200 people now,
Mater Christi Church can only

accommodate 170 people
whilst maintaining 1 person per 2 square metres.
Thank you for your

continued efforts in helping keeping
our communities safe.


Registration (for contact tracing) of all mass
goers/guests are required with SA Health.

APPROVED CONTACT TRACING SYSTEM.
The SA Government is encouraging us to use 
COVID SafeCheckIn - QR Codes.
These are displayed/ available in Church
and can be scanned with your smartphone.
Printed sheets to fill in contact details are still available
for those who don't wish to use the QR code system.
THANKS TO OUR DEDICATED COVID-19 MARSHALS.
DATES OF THE FESTIVITIES LEADING UP TO EASTER...

ST JOSEPH, SPOUSE OF BLESSED VIRGIN MARY: Friday 19 March
Annunciation of the Lord: Thursday 25 March
Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord: 28 March
Holy Thursday: 1 April
Good Friday: 2 April
Holy Saturday: 3 April
Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord: 4 April

Sunday Liturgy for Families... can be found at this link
on the Archdiocesan website:
http://www.adelaide.catholic.org.au/our-works-and-community/family- and-parish-based-catechesis/prayer-services

View Youth Ministry Resource Online...
http://www.cathyouthadelaide.org.au/resources1

PLANNED GIVING ONLINE...
If you wish to support your Priests (1st Collection) or
Mater Christi Parish (2nd Collection) visit:
Donate

Click on “donate to a parish”
Click on drop-down box
Choose “Seaton” Click “submit”
Fill in your details on the form
Choose 1st Collection / 2nd Collection
Follow the prompts to the end

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Mater Christi Parish Seaton

Fr Roger

Fr Luigi
       
Fr Franco



There are a number of resources available to assist with daily prayer and reflection.
Please go to the Adelaide Archdiocese or the Office for Worship.

www.adelaide.catholic.org.au
www.ofw-adelaide.org.au

Family Liturgy
 

Let us pray for one another.     Prayers during this period