18th Sunday in Ordinary Time  ( B )

1 AUGUST  2021

Link to Parish Bulletin 


Voluntary Assisted Dying Video from Fr Dean Marin

After a brief Lockdown we are all able
to get back together again. But this was needed
for our protection and the protection of our loved ones.
During these challenging times we ask that you
pray for the wellbeing of each other.
We, as humans crave for connection.
When we spend more time in our homes,
cut off from friends and family in a bid to
stop the spread of the virus, the lack of physical contact
can be mentally challenging. For people who live alone especially,
this extended lack of contact may be particularly tough.
Let us be connected to the Lord and with each other through our prayers.
We pray to Mary, our Mother as we navigate
these difficult times.
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

At Mater Christi Masses are capped at 85 people.
Please bring your own face mask.

COVID MARSHALS... Our Covid Marshals are a dedicated team.
They are rostered on at Masses to ensure your safety
and the safety of your loved ones. Please listen to their instructions.
Sanitise on entry and exit to the Church. Checkin. Use QR Code.
Or enter your details on sheet provided.
If you are unwell please stay home.
We thank you for your cooperation.
THANK YOU to the Covid Marshals for keeping us safe.

Tuesday 3 August 8:00pm in the Church.
Parents and godparents to attend.

THE LIVING ROSARY group invites you to a recitation
of the HOLY ROSARY at 2:00pm Tuesday 3 August.

Join us for prayer on Friday 6 August at 3:00pm.

Thursday 5 August at 7:45pm in the Church.

APPEAL FOR VOCATIONS will be held next
Sunday 8 August. Please insert your donations

“Marriage is the most beautiful thing that God has created.”
Pope Francis 2016
Significant Wedding Anniversaries
will be celebrated in Mater Christi Parish on
Sunday 26 September 2021
at 9:00am Mass.
Any married couples who are celebrating
significant Anniversaries this year of
10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55 & 60
or more years please ring the Office with your details.
Certificate will then be prepared by the Archdiocese
ready for presenting to the couple to mark their Anniversary.
More details to follow

Visit the website for more information

Wanna experience to pray the
Rosary in a creative and inspiring way?
Please join us as we start the group
called Rosary Guild.
If you are interested please call
Melissa Trevino... 0423 222 813 or
Noe Trevino... 0422 604 922

Centacare Foster Care Program
Centacare Catholic Family Services
is a Catholic welfare organisation delivering
a range of services across the Catholic Archdiocese
 of Adelaide. One of the many services
that Centacare delivers is the
Foster Care Program based at Seaton.
There are over 4000 children in South Australia
in out of home care and Centacare’s Foster Care
program is seeking individuals, couples and families
who have a genuine interest in making a difference to a child’s life.
For more details please contact Centacare on 8159 1400
or email
You can also check out the website
to learn more about how
you can ‘Join our Circle of Care’.

Calling all Ministers of the Word,
Leaders of Children’s Liturgy of the Word,
RCIA team leaders, Mass-goers.
Presented by Dr Jenny O’Brien,
this 5-week course will help you to understand the role
of the Scriptures in the Church’s liturgy
and how the Word of God is a source of ongoing
nourishment for faith. No prior learning required.
When: Thursdays 7:00 – 9:00pm,
commencing on 5 August to 2 September 2021
Where: St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral Hall, Wakefield Street Adelaide.
(Car parking available in cathedral carpark)
Cost: $50 per person, payable on first evening.
To register, please contact the Office for Worship
on 8210 8130 or email
by Monday 2 August

Feast of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop –
The parish of Penola welcomes pilgrims to Penola
for the celebration of the Feast of St Mary of the Cross
MacKillop on Sunday August 8, 2021.
Mass will be celebrated at 9am, 11am and 4pm
with the veneration of the First Class relic after all Masses.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation will also be available before all Masses.
The Mary MacKillop Interpretive Centre
will be open from 10am to 4pm.
For group bookings and any enquiries, please contact
P: 08 8737 2092 or

 Raise Your Voice 2021 Youth Consultations
Calling all young people ages 16 to 30! You
are invited to Raise Your Voice, a youth consultation forum.
Come and meet other young people in the Archdiocese of Adelaide.
Share your experiences, ideas, concerns, and hopes
about being a young person in South Australia
and our local faith family. Team members from the
Catholic Office for Youth and Young Adults
will host the sessions in several locations throughout
June and July. Feedback from the consultations 
will be used to guide the agenda for a youth
assembly on August 21 and will be included in the
consultation for the Diocesan Assembly in September.
Anyone unable to attend the consultations may
participate via the Diocesan Assembly
online forum at,
and tick the appropriate box for their age group.

For more information about the dates and locations
of the youth consultations and youth assembly,
or contact Peter Bierer in the
Catholic Office for Youth and Young Adults
P: 8301 6866 or E:

If you wish to support your Priests (1st Collection) or
Mater Christi Parish (2nd Collection) 
visit:  Donate
QR code also available in Parish Foyer

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

You can visit us on Facebook

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.

Family Liturgy

Let us pray for one another.     Prayers during this period