Year C FIRST READING AM 6:1, 4-7 A reading from the prophet Amos You who give yourself to licentiousness and revelry will be exiled. The almighty Lord says this: Woe to those ensconced so snugly in Zion and to those who feel so safe on the mountain of Samaria. Lying on ivory beds and sprawling on their divans, they dine on lambs from the flock, and stall-fattened veal; they bawl to the sound of the harp, they invent new instruments of music like David, they drink wine by the bowlful, and use the finest oil for anointing themselves, but about the ruin of Joseph they do not care at all. That is why they will be the first to be exiled; the sprawlers‟ revelry is over. SECOND READING 1 TM 6:11-16 A reading from the first letter of St Paul to Timothy Obey the commandments until the coming of the Lord. As a man dedicated to God, you must aim to be saintly and religious, filled with faith and love, patient and gentle. Fight the good fight of the faith and win for yourself the eternal life to which you were called when you made your profession and spoke up for the truth in front of many wit- nesses. Now, before God the source of all life and before Jesus Christ, who spoke up as a wit- ness for the truth in front of Pontius Pilate, I put to you the duty of doing all that you have been told, with no faults or failures, until the Appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, who at the due time will be revealed by God, the blessed and only Ruler of all, the King of kings and the Lord of lords, who alone is immortal, whose home is in inaccessible light, whom no man has seen and no man is able to see: to him be honour and everlasting power. Amen. GOSPEL LK 16:19-31 A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke During your life good things came your way just as bad things came the way of Laza- rus. Now he is being comforted while you are in agony. Jesus said to the Pharisees: „There was a rich man who used to dress in purple and fine linen and feast magnificently every day. And at his gate there lay a poor man called Lazarus, covered with sores, who longed to fill himself with the scraps that fell from the rich man‟s table. Dogs even came and licked his sores. Now the poor man died and was carried away by angels to the bosom of Abraham. The rich man also died and was buried. „In his torment in Hades he looked up and saw Abraham a long way off with Lazarus in his bosom. So he cried out, “Father Abraham, pity me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am in agony in these flames.” “My son,” Abraham replied “remember that during your life good things come your way, just as bad things came the way of Lazarus. Now he is being comforted here while you are in agony. But that is not all: between us and you a great gulf has been fixed, to stop any- one, if he wanted to, crossing from our side to yours, and to stop any crossing from your side to ours.” „The rich man replied, “Father, I beg you then to send Lazarus to my father‟s house, since I have five brothers, to give them warning, so that they do not come to this place of torment too.” “They have Moses and the prophets,” said Abraham “let them listen to them.” “Ah no, father Abraham,” said the rich man “but if someone comes to them from the dead, they will repent.” Then Abraham said to him, “If they will not listen either to Moses or to the prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone should rise from Bulletin – 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time September 26, 2010 the dead.”‟ THIS WEEK NEXT WEEK Bulletin : Judy Lee Judy Lee Flowers : For 3rd Oct Counters : SATURDAY 6.30 pm Greeters: Acolytes & Altar Servers: Weekly Mass Timings: Special Ministers: Monday: 7.00 am Tuesday: 5.30 pm Wednesday: 8.00 am Thursday: 7.00 am Friday: 5.30 pm Saturday: 8.30 am Catechists [Yrs 1-3]: Saturday: Vigil 6.30 pm (Novena 6.00 pm) Readers: Sunday: 8.00 am, 9.30 am, 11.00 am & 6.00 pm Piety Stall: Computer: Reconciliation: Saturday: 11.00am - 12.00 noon and 5.00pm - 6.00pm SUNDAY 8.00 am Greeters: Acolytes & Altar Servers: PLEASE PRAY FOR Special Ministers: Deaths: Readers: Please pray for who passed away recently. Piety Stall: Computer: Anniversaries: Please pray for whose anniversaries occur around this time. SUNDAY 9.30 am Greeters: Baptisms: Acolytes & Altar Servers: We welcome into our Parish Community and into God‟s Church. Special Ministers: Catechists [Yrs 1-3]: [Yrs 4-7 Readers: Piety Stall: Computer: SUNDAY 11.00 am MORE CARE Greeters: Acolytes & Altar Servers: Do you need help or know someone who does? Special Ministers: Geraldine 9332 8795 (Visiting) Readers: Peta 9313 5692 (Meals) Piety Stall: Computer: Caroline 9313 5452 (Transport) Bernie 9417 7931 (Transport) SUNDAY 6.00 pm Monica 9364 9358 (General) Greeters: Acolytes & Altar Servers: Special Ministers: Readers: MEETINGS IN SEPTEMBER Piety Stall: Computer 16th Thurs 6.30pm RCIA H 21st Tues 7.00pm Parish Council MR 23rd Thurs 6.30pm RCIA H Readers‟ Coordinator : Michele Doray 23rd Thurs 7.30pm Liturgy Meeting MR Co-ord. Number: 9310 4051 29th Wed 2.00pm Morecare Resource Rm 30th Thurs 6.30pm RCIA H MR – Meeting Room, H – Hall, CH – Church Social Justice Sunday—26 September 2010 WORLD YOUTH DAY 2011 The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference’s 2010 Social Justice Sunday Statement is available at the World Youth Day is scheduled for August 16-21, 2011...have you thought foyer (Violence in Australia: A Message of Peace). about coming? If so you should start saving NOW! If you would like more information please contact the youth office on firstname.lastname@example.org or Farewell Supper for Fr George on Saturday 18th September 9310 1747. Expression of interest flyers at the back of the church, please fill out It was a fantastic evening. Fr.George celebrated mass together with Fr.Philip, Fr.Jeronimo, Fr.Bill and and hand in to the Office. For those who have and received a letter please Deacon Bruce. At the end of the mass a cheque of $5,500 was presented to Fr.George. The mass was complete the forms and hand them back ASAP. followed by a super. Entertainment was provided by Doug and Brendon — what a fun night. The celebration was very fitting for Fr.George as he has always been very warm and loving to the CYM World Youth Day 2011 Pilgrimage Meeting Parishioners during his 3 years at Bateman Parish. We would like to thank all for the contribution towards Perth Catholic Pastoral Centre. 40A Mary St, Highgate Catholic Youth Ministry is organising the official the gift to Fr.George, donors of food and drinks and also to our helpers who helped out during the Archdiocese of Perth pilgrimage to World Youth Day in Madrid, Spain in August next year. If you’ve evening, taking care of the food, cleaning etc. We won’t say goodbye to him we only say farewell after all already been saving or if you’re still unsure and want know more about what will most certainly be the we are sure to see him now and then and Fr.George will always be invited to Bateman Parish dinner like trip of a lifetime come along to our information night. For more info log onto www.cym.com.au and fill out other priests. our expression of interest form of phone 94227912. Fr.George may God Bless you. Lots of love from your parishioners at Bateman. Boundaries Cource for young adults & Holy Hour at Catholic Youth Ministry (CYM) Sacrament of Reconciliation Every Wednesday Night at the Catholic Pastoral Centre, 40 A Mary St, Highgate. Mass at 5.30pm, Holy The parish would like to congratulate all the children who received the Sacrament of Reconciliation for Hour (adoration) at 6.30pm, Supper (Cost:$5) at 7.30pm, DVD (Drs Cloud and Townsend) at 8.00pm the first time last week. We would also like to thank Margaret Cordina our RE Coordinator and Maria and Discussion at 8.30-9.30pm. More details on www.cym.com.au or call 9422 7912. An opportunity to Turner from Yidarra Primary School and the teachers who prepared the children for the Sacrament. improve yourself and your relationships. With teaching based on the Bible, the nine-session DVD helps Daniel Greaves, Olivia Morrais, Simon Overton and Liz Stalley. We also would like to thank the Priests you learn the secrets for a rich, productive relationship and a balanced life. who assisted with the celebration. Latest News for all Catholic Youth Connect with Catholic Youth Ministry(CYM) Perth to engage in loads of local events. This Agency is the Seniors Week Lunch—Wednesday, 3rd November 2010 central agency to connect you with local Parish youth groups, social events, retreats and MUCH more. Could members of the Senior Group who booked for the lunch at TAFE, 15 Grosvenor Street, Visit our web site: www.cym.com.au; join our mailing list to receive a monthly e-newsletter; join our Beaconsfield. Please pay by the latest 17th October to enable me to confirm the total number attending. I facebook group ―Catholic Youth Ministry Perth‖. Volunteer with us to meet new people and share you have a reservation for 40. During the morning coffee on 9th September, 32 signed up. The cost is skills with the Church! Also feel free to drop in and visit us or call 9422 7912 $20.00 per head for a three course meal-entrée, main course, dessert and coffee or tea. PLEASE put the money in an envelope with your names. Give to me or leave it with the volunteer at the Piety Stall. The Beatification of Chiara “Luce” Badano time for the lunch is 12.15pm. For enquiries feel free to contact Daisy on 93104781. Chiara will be beatified in Rome this weekend. She died at age 19 in 1990. There will be a special Mass at the Cathedral on Sunday 26 September at 5pm followed by a presentation of her life. Spring Gardening Bee A Gardening Bee will be held on Saturday 2 October beginning at 8.00 am. We will be tidying up the gardens and surrounds of the Church, checking reticulation and pruning the trees. All are welcomed Congratulations! including High School Community Volunteers. There’ll be lots of leaves/cuttings on the lawns so please Celine Ng (Year 2—Yidarra) winner of the Tim Winton prize for poetry. Sixteen hundred children entered bring a rake if you can. Closed shoes, hat and gloves are recommended. See you there! this competition. Yidarra Catholic Primary School for winning the Catholic Church Insurance Award for ―Drama and Mime‖ at the Catholic Performing Arts Competition. Children’s Mass The two Yidarra Catholic Primary School Year 6 netball teams for winning their respective competitions. We would like to invite children to participate in our children’s Masses. If you are interested, please The Bateman Parish women’s basketball team for being finalist in their competition register at the back of the church. DIOCESAN NEWS Young Catholic Women’s Interfaith Fellowship—The Council Australian Catholic Women advise that Right to Life Association applications are now being received for the 2011 Young Catholic Women’s Interfaith Fellowship. This Right to Life Association Western Australia Family Quiz Night will be held Saturday 16th October 2010, unique program offers an opportunity for Young Catholic women from across Australia to receive top Perth Soccer Club 7.30pm (See details church notice boards). Please keep our work in your prayers, and level academic formation in the area of interfaith relations. This program is a live-in course which will thanks in anticipation of your help. Peter O’Meara (President). take place between January and May of 2011. It is open to young women between the ages of 25 and 35. Applications will be received until Friday 8th October, 2010. Malaysian-Singaporean Catholic Community Presents The Spring Dance For more information, please contact fellowship coordinator Sr Ruth Durick OSU on (092) 62019864 When? Friday 15th October from 8pm-12am, Where? Leisurelife Centre, Cnr. Kent and Glouchester Mobile 0408357811 or email email@example.com Street, Victoria Park. How Much? Only $20 per person. Food and Drinks will also be available for pur- chase Tickets? NOR: Betty 0433718988 and Tristian 0412732329. SOR: Basil 0431653701 and Soma Santa Maria College 2013 Admissions 0403536805. With awesome live bands, spacious dance floor, authentic Asian cuisine available for pur- Application for 2013 admissions to the College will close on Friday, 29th October 2010. Interviews will chase, raffle draws with extraordinary prizes, a licensed bar and BYO food and drink, leave your kids at be commence in February 2011. If you have submitted an application previously or intend to submit an home and enjoy a festive evening with friends. application, please ensure your Parish Priest Reference has been provided to the College Registrar. Please direct enquiries to : Janice Hewett (08 6330 0226) College Registrar. St.Charles’s Seminary An open day will be held at St Charles’s Seminary, Guildford on Sunday, 31st Oct, for men 17 years of age and older. You may have wondered why a man would come to the Seminary…… This will be your Reflection Day For Women—including Holy Mass and Reconciliation chance to meet some young men (and older) who have made such a decision. The day will begin at (With Fr. Prabhu Schoenstatt Father) 9.30am with Morning Prayer, then a chance to hear the stories of some of the Seminarians over morning Topic : Living The Covenant Of Love At Home. Date : Tuesday 28th September 2010. tea. Mass will be celebrated at 11.30am. Our Traditional Sunday Lunch will follow and you are warmly Time : From 9.30am—2.30pm. Please bring a small ― Shared Lunch‖. invited to join the Seminary Community. If you wish to come (or want further information) please phone For other expenses, a donation is appreciated. For Further details please contact Mary McLean 9455 Helen 9279 1310, or by email firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 17 Oct 2010. 3140 or Sr. M . Georgina 9399 2349 Schoenstatt Centre, 9 Talus Drive, ARMADALE 6112. Catholic Faith Formation at home - www.cathfamily.org Are you planning a wedding???? Do you want to know more about your fertility? We can help you Raising faith-filled children is a challenging task! CathFamily has free downloadable resources learn the Billings Ovulation Method. and a monthly e-newsletter for Catholic families encouraging faith practices and family rituals. Contact 1800 819 841 For the Free information leaflet. Catholic Doctors Association of WA Celebrate Love Marriage Weekend Oct 16th & 17th No excuses, just make the effort to be there! All health-care workers are welcome to join with the Catholic Doctor’s Association for their Annual Mass at Everyone who comes just loves it! A contemporary seminar for ALL couples to enrich and deepen the 10am, St John of God Hospital Chapel, Murdoch. A brief AGM will follow for members and then a morning passion of their marriage. Feeling hesitant? Is your spouse worried?? To help decide, we are having tea will be available for all. Please RSVP by 1st October on 9242 4066 an information and Wine and Cheese night to be held in your Parish Centre on Thursday 7th Oct at 6pm for just 1 hour giving details and answering questions about the weekend. If you are interested in the info night RSVP to Carmen, bring the kids and we’ll feed them whilst you get the information and enjoy a glass of wine. Registration and further information on www.celebratelove.com.au Ph: Carmen 0419 945 277 or 93164434. SEEK2010 A Conference on Scripture and Prayer for Everyday Life Marriage Encounter Weekend –15-17 October 2010. Marriage Encounter is a weekend for married Thursday, Oct 7 to Saturday, Oct 9 2010 couples to help them improve communication. It is a wonderful weekend just for the two of you all you Queen of Apostles Parish, 57 Tudor Avenue South, Riverton have to do is come along, everything is organised for you. For details/bookings call Joe or Programs/ talks for the children, youth and adults plus crèche Margaret on 0424 220 625 or email: WABookings@wwme.org.au, Website: www.wwme.org.au $20 for individuals, $25 for families Brochures/Registration forms available from Parish Office or Abortion Grief Australia Inc. Seminar. Psychological Complications of Induced Abortion and Call Barbara Harris/Su Goh on 9328 8113 (www.seek2010.org) Healing, 7.30-9.15 pm Thursday 30th September. For women and men considering volunteering as Special needs catered for if requested in advance on registration forms phone counsellors or interested in this work. Ph Julie Cook 9313 1784.