ANNUAL COMMUNITY MEETING & WINE AND CHEESE NIGHT WEDNESDAY 25 NOVEMBER at 7.30pm ANNUAL COMMUNITY MEETING @ 7.30PM PARISH COUNCIL ELECTIONS @ 8.15PM MINISTRY NOTICES PARISH PRAYER CONCERNS WINE & CHEESE, TEA, COFFEE & SUPPER @ 8.30PM Please come along and support your parish community, parish volunteers and priests. PILGRIM STATUE CHILDREN’S NATIVITY AND CHRIST- Recently Deceased: David Crane, Hilda Dodd, This week in the home of MAS FAMILY MASS CHOIR PRACTICE Desmond Power; Mari Buri, 364a Light St, 9.30am – 11am, Saturday Anniversaries: All Holy Souls, Emma Elizabeth Sincere thanks to Monsignor Brian O’Loughlin, who confirmed 56 of our parish children in two beautiful celebrations on Friday evening and Saturday Morley. 92759819 12 & 19 December in the Church Dwyer, Albert Minus, Gino Perlini, Audrey Ross, afternoon. Monsignor O’Loughlin also spent some time with these young people last Thursday during his Episcopal visitation. Thanks must go to all those who helped with the preparation of the children and the celebration of the liturgies, making it a true community celebration of faith. We pray that All our parish children are invited to be Errol Wales, Diego Moribito, Maria Nguyen, Peter the Holy Spirit will continue to guide and protect our young people throughout their lives. The Purpose of Christmas part of the 6.30pm Christmas Eve Family Mass by Thin Hoag; Thurs 26 November, Infant Jesus joining in the practices for the nativity play, liturgy and Also over the last two weeks, 80 families celebrated with their children who received the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time. It was beautiful Parish Hall, 7.00 PM – 9 PM Deceased: Bridget Freer, emil & Gretel Tarman; to see the parents and their children receive this very lovely Sacrament together and to see the smiles of the children as they went home with their the choir. Children of all ages are welcome. families. Thanks again go to all who joined to prepare the Children, the parents and the Church for the day. The birth of Jesus Christ is the most CRAFT GROUP STALL AFTER SAT The Sick of the Parish: Fr.Paul Maunder, OCD, significant event in History. From 6.30PM, SUN 7AM & SUN 9.30AM MASSES Caitlin Robins, Maria Tomich, Joan Goves, Daniel “I came that they might have life, and have it abundantly” John 10:10 Jesus' birth date come all our calen- Wong, Frank Wong, Yvonne Miranda, Jordano dars of today. Congratulations! Gullotto, Edward Seymour, Kevin Flood-Holmberg, Since Christmas was God's idea We warmly welcome the Comito Anna Di Filippe, Daniel Gregory, Renato Comito, Prepare Your Hearts— maybe we should find out what He family, whose son Salvatore will be Anna Dang, Theo Loaicano, Anne & Sean the Lord is coming in a new way. had in mind. making his First Communion at the Stapleton, Eileen Stapleton, Elaine Clark, Arthur Next Sunday sees the beginning of Advent, a time for setting aside the busyness and distractions that fill our hearts Barbara Harris, from the Emmanuel 9.30am Mass this Sunday morning. Sal, we pray Pereira, Elaine Grant, Glenn Watt, Therese Centre, will walk with us as we dis- that you will always feel as close to Jesus as when Samuel, Damiana Martinet, Luisa Ranalli, Gordon and minds and preparing for Him who is the Life of the world. cover the purpose of Christmas. you receive him for the first time today. D’Senna, Roslyn Queah, Iris D’Rozario, Rob Lowe, To help our community make their hearts ready: Christmas is CELEBRATION. Christ- Lucy Gandossini, Peter Clifford, Rudolph Ludgwick, mas is SALVATION. Christmas is Piety Stall Phyllis Burress, Shirley Smith, Howard Tennent, 2nd Rite of Reconciliation will be offered at: Bring a clean heart to the Christ Child at Christmas Kevin Tennent, Philomena Taylor, Sarah Zetter, RECONCILIATION. Now available: Columban calendars - $7, Majellan by attending any one of these reconciliation services: Bedford/Inglewood: 10 December at 7.30pm; DO COME ALONG. IT’S FREE! Antonio Corozo, Elisa de Ramirez. Embleton: 11 December at 7.30pm; Lockridge: Tuesday 14 at 7.30pm; Christmas Cards - $5 for 10, SVDP Christmas Cards - Barbara 9328 8113. $2.50 for 5. Cards for all occasions also available. Morley: 16 December at 7.30pm. Honour your dead during November by The Thanksgiving Tree: IJ Morley Youth Group – Beach Bash having a Mass celebrated. Envelopes may be "Start Summer with a splash" obtained at the annual Mortuary Shrine If our hearts are ready for the Lord, they will be open and prayerful, grateful and generous. near the Baptistry. Each time we praise another person, recognize God given gifts in ourselves and others or Sunday 29th November 11am-4pm @ Trigg Beach Grass 11am- count our blessings, our hearts open up to the boundless generosity of our God, Area (West coast drive). Meet us there and look for the IJ’s “Christ is King of all those who are on the who is all Joy, all Love, all Gift. Marquee. Sausage Sizzle & drink for $5 (byo snacks). Ages side of truth and listen to His voice.” 15+. Friends too! Don’t forget to slip slop slap. For whom or for what are we especially grateful? ?? Someone in my family or community? HOLY HOUR FOR VOCATIONS TO THE PRIEST- ?? Someone who has reached out to me? THE CARMEL WAY: The tree that is beside the running water is fresher HOOD AND RELIGIOUS LIFE. and gives more fruit. - Saint Teresa of Avila ?? The people with whom I share Mass or a Ministry? THIS SUNDAY, 21 NOVEMBER 2-3PM ?? A particular group who are doing good work? In this Year for Priests, come and join us in pray- WHOLE SCHOOL MASS, 9AM THURSDAY 26 NOVEMBER ?? My health, home, work? ing for all our wonderful priests and religious PLAYGROUP ENROLMENTS FOR 2010 You are invited to take a gift tag from below our Thanksgiving Tree in the baptismal area and to write down your note of thanks or men and women who have “stepped into the All parents interested in joining our Tuesday morning Playgroup in 2010 prayer of praise. Then you can hang it on the tree, which over the weeks of Advent will become a visual symbol or our Advent prayer, deep”, following Christ in a life of selfless giving. are invited to come to our enrolment evening on Tuesday 24 November praise and thanksgiving as a community of faithful people. This will be the final Holy Hour for 2009 as there at 7.30pm in the Parish Hall. For further details phone Billie on 93756904. will be no Holy Hour in December. The Advent Programme: PLANNED GIVING Each Friday Morning of Advent 10am—11am, beginning THIS FRIDAY, 27 November, Ken Durnin will lead a session of prayer and THANK YOU MESSAGE FOR TOTAL MISSION This week new envelopes are available for collection at Mass. Please take reflection on the readings of Advent. Please put your name on the list in the foyer if you would like to join Ken’s group. Stay DONATIONS FOR 2009 your set home with you for use beginning on December 4/5. If you know afterwards for a cup of tea and a chat. On behalf of Catholic missionaries rebuilding their parish com- of any one who cannot collect their envelopes personnally, it would be Personal Preparation: You could pick up a Little Blue book (6 minute daily reflections at $4.00—limited numbers this year) from munities after the recent spate of natural disasters as well as those living appreciated if you could deliver them for us. and working amongst the victims of endemic poverty and communal vio- This is the end of this cycle of planned giving, however it has been decided the piety stall, or a Lectio Divina pack for Advent from the foyer. Otherwise you can take home the bulletin and use the readings on lence throughout the world, the Catholic Mission Office in Perth would like to extend until the end of June,2010 to bring the collection into line with the the back for your own reflection. Other ideas are to make your own Advent Wreath and place it in the centre of the dinner table as a to offer our heart-felt thanks to the parishioners of Infant Jesus for your Parish's financial year. A new campaign will be undertaken in May/June prayer focus for the family each evening, or to introduce a short prayer time for the family each day. prayers and generous donation of $7,623.35 in response to Pope Bene- next year. dict’s World Mission Sunday Appeal. This brings the total Mission dona- If any parishioner wishes to join the planned giving programme, please MAJOR ROOF RAFFLE RESULTS AND MAJOR THANK YOU’S! tions we have received for this year from the parish to $13,686.30, which request a contribution card from one of the committee after Mass, or from Thanks must go to our generous donors for the roof raffle: Flight Centre Noranda $250.00 voucher, Cecilia D’Amato (Cecilia’s House happens to be the most we have ever received from your parish in a the parish office at any time. of Hair) $211.36 in hair products, Milan Matutinovich (The Corner Butcher) $200.00 voucher, Domenic Princi, (M. & M. Princi given year. Such generosity especially during the current global economic Butchers) $200.00 voucher, Charlie & Rose Tricoli (Charlies Fresh Food Mart) $150.00 voucer, Maria Pizzino (Le Classique Beauty crisis speaks volumes for your spirit and compassion as a parish commu- NEW YEARS EVE CABARET Clinic) $100.00 voucher, Nenad (Evropa Hair Design) $50.00 voucher. Please give these businesses your support. nity, and the inspiration you all draw from St Therese of Lisieux. In the TRINITY COLLEGE, EAST PERTH A special vote of thanks must also go to Vienna Pizzino for her dedicated fundraising efforts which enabled the raffle to proceed. words of our Holy Father, your generous support for the Missions espe- THURSDAY 31 DECEMBER, 2009 8PM-1.30AM cially during times of economic hardship is what sustains & strengthens TICKETS ONLY $25.00, BYO DRINKS, SNACKS ON SALE. The lucky winners are: 1st Prize—Erichi Wakabayashi; 2nd Prize—Dean C.; 3rd Prize—Moore; 4th Prize—S.Ang; 5th Prize—Smith ‘the bread that is broken for the life of the world’. Our Advent prayers PHONE HENRY, 93752545/0412718755 OR JUDY Family. Congratulations to the winners and sincere thanks to all who sold and purchased tickets. and blessings to you all. 93787598. SEE THE “NEWS” BOARD FOR MORE INFO.