Prepare Your Hearts— the Lord is coming in a new way

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					                    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.

				
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