Latest edition of the Parish Newsletter

(Schedule: 2 February - 8 February 2015)
Vol. 40, No 1
1 February 2015
Moses told the people, "The Lord will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your
own kinsmen. "God still provides among His people the gifts and talents necessary to
continue the work of His Church. What gifts are yours to share?
Farewell to Fr Daniel Boyd and Welcome Fr Joe Cardoso OCD
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17 February 2015. All children are to meet in the church at 3:55 pm for a prayer
before classes commence. Parents are most welcome to join us.
All After School Religious Education forms and payment must be completed and
sent to the parish office by Friday 6 February 2015.
Pre-Paid Funeral Plan
After School Religious Education Classes will commence on Tuesday
Healing Mass - In Honour of St Peregrine, Patron of Cancer Suffers and Helper
of all in need will be celebrated in Sts John and Paul Catholic Church, Pinetree
Gully Road, Willetton on Thursday, 12th February 2015 at 7:00pm. There will be
Veneration of The Relic of St Peregrine and anointing of the sick. Enquires Jim
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Peace of Mind for You
And Your Family
All parishioners are invited to the farewell morning tea held on Sunday 8 February,
after the 10:30am Mass so please join us as we farewell our much loved
Assistant Priest, Fr Daniel Boyd and as we congratulate him on his new
appointment as the Parish Priest at St Vincent Kwinana Parish.
Fr Daniel, who was ordained on 4 March 2011, served the parish for only 12 months
and during that time he has endeared himself to many parishioners. Fr Daniel
supported all the Ministries and prayer groups in the parish by his attendance and
encouragement. Recently he articulated to many parishioners that his leave-taking
would be difficult but how that demonstrated that he had done his work well and
connected with many people since his arrival. He has repeatedly thanked the
parishioners for welcoming him and encouraging him on his priestly journey.
Although we are very sad to see Fr Daniel go, we trust that the Lord will continue to
bless him abundantly and we hope that his deep love of God and the Church will
keep him company as he continues on the next leg of his journey in the Kwinana
Fr Thai and the parishioners look forward to warmly welcoming Fr Joe Cardoso as
the new Assistant Priest at this weekend’s Masses.
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2 Feb
3 Feb
9:00am Mass
9:30 am Rosary
8:30am Willetton S H School-Hall
7:30pm RCIA - Lge Mtg Rm
4 Feb
JP Prayer Ministry
9:30am Willetton S.H. School – Hall
9:30am Craft Circle - Lge Mtg Rm
5 Feb
Oasis Prayer Group
CFR Choir Practice
6 Feb
7 Feb
8 Feb
Proclaimers’ Session
8:30am Willetton Senior High SchoolHall
Catholic Faith Renewal
9:30am Willetton S.H. School – Hall
9:30am Growing Vine– Lge Mtg Rm &
2:00pm Legion of Mary - Rm 2
6:00pm CFR Fellowship - Hall &
Vigil Mass
10:30am Sharing the Word
(Men’s Group) - R1
7:30am Mass
9:00am Mass
10:30am Mass
1st Reading:
Job 7: 1- 4, 6-7
2nd Reading: 1 Cor 9: 16-19, 22-23
Gospel Reading: Mk 1: 29-39
Parish Priest:
Assistant Priest:
Pastoral Workers:
R.E. Co-ordinator:
Fr Thai Vu ([email protected])
Fr Joe Cardoso ([email protected])
Sr Veronica (9443 1036); Rosa Pasquale (9332 3813)
Magdalene Heldt (9312 6952)
Baptism -
We welcome into God’s family at Sts. John & Paul Church for the month of January
Secretary: Lyna Chan
(9332 5992)
Baptisms: Mary de Wever (9310 2426)
John Paul Care: Betty Thompson (9457 4991)
This parish pastoral organisation offers, through its volunteers, short
term (up to 3 months) emergency care to anyone who lives within
the parish. Assistance is offered in the areas of bereavement/grief
support, visiting the sick and the elderly, mental health, support for
parents, cooking, transport, gardening and handyman. To enquire
about these services, please contact the following Coordinators:
Imogen Barbara Dianne Russell
Dylan Vaughan Nott
Thomas James Biddulph
Katherine Louise Biddulph
CAFÉ presents … EPIC: a Journey Through Church History
In this 20 sessions study, we will learn the story of the church through a video presentation by Church History Professor,
Steve Weidenfopf. Over the weeks, we will learn about the major people, places and events of the past two thousand
years in Church history, the true story of the Crusades, understand the rationale for the medieval inquisitors and the
Spanish inquisitors, discover the revolutionary character of the Protestant Reformation and much more.
The sessions will commence on: Friday 20 February and conclude on Friday 7 August (excluding school holidays), 9:30
am—11:30 am. Meeting Room 1. For more information, please contact: Angeline Farm: 0402 122 940, Patrick Ng:
0449 136 475 or Soma: 0403 536 805.
From the Hospitality Desk
- To all parishioners, the outgoing hospitality team wish you and your families a safe
and blessed 2015. We would, once again, like to thank all those who encouraged and supported us in all our
endeavours these past five years. We are also pleased to inform you that Prega and Sushi Manickum have stepped up
and will be taking over the organisation of this vibrant ministry. We wish them well and hope you will encourage and
support them as you have done to us.
There will be a Morning tea and wine and cheese on the weekend of the 7 and 8 February …
Thank You - Colleen Reutens.
Are you starting Uni in 2015? - If you are a new student commencing university study in 2015, the Parish of Sts
John and Paul, Willetton, is happy to support your ambitions with a $1500 bursary. The money is yours to spend as you
like—whether its on textbooks, a new computer or a bicycle to take you to uni.
The bursary is being offered by a parish family in memory of their late father, Mr Paul LS Lee, and is named after him. It
will be awarded annually to a student who attends Mass regularly at John Paul Parish and who is either an Australian
citizen or a permanent resident.
Applicants for the Paul LS Lee Bursary will be required to complete an application form and show proof of enrolment in
Semester 1, 2015 for any university in Western Australia. Applications close on Monday 2 March, 2015. Full details,
terms and conditions and application forms can be viewed and downloaded from the Parish website: For further information email: [email protected]
Your Bible Questions Answered:
Parish Office:
Mon/Wed/Fri from 9am - 4pm
and Tues/Thurs from 9am - 12 pm
9332 5992
Family Support/Bereavement:
9457 4991
9310 2426
Mental Health:
(Information only)
9332 3528
0423 797 040
9457 1851
Orana School Liaison:
0410 709 297
The John Paul Care brochure is available in the foyer of the Church.
It offers the opportunity to volunteer or to request assistance.
Please feel free to take one home.
John Paul Prayer Ministry - resumes meeting every
Wednesday after the 7:00pm Mass in John Paul Church,
starting on Wednesday 4 February. We come together to
praise and thank our loving Father and pray for the needs of
our brothers and sisters in Christ. The Bible teaches us to
thank and praise God in all situations, and not to cease praying. Come and join us in acknowledging the many blessings
we have received in the past year and thank Him with wholehearted praise and worship. ALL WELCOME!! We wish
everyone a blessed and Spirit filled 2015. Michelle Ricketts
Fire Weekend – Young Adults Retreat
Young Adults aged 18 – 35 are invited to an exciting Fire
Weekend retreat exploring the themes of human relationships and God’s love for you. Guest speakers include Paul
Kelly and Clare Pike (Sr Bernadette). The retreat is from 13
– 15 February at Eagles Nest in Gidgegannup. Cost is $90
including all food and accommodation. Come meet some
new people and learn more about your faith. Help with
transport can be arranged if needed. Please visit
fireweekend or contact Justin McGinnity 0432 715 263 for
more information.
“The other Sunday we heard the Gospel from John
about how Simon Peter gets introduced to Jesus, yet
last Sunday we had the account from Mark where Jesus
calls him while he is fishing. Is there a conflict between
the two versions?” For the answer or to submit your
Transport request for help for my mum Marie and
my sister to get to Saturday evening mass. Long term
parishioners from Brentwood, have had 8 months of
generous support from John Paul Care but need
ongoing help beyond their resources. Can you help
please on a roster with family and receive $20 payment
per round trip. For more details please contact MJ at
[email protected] or mob 0403 028 605. Many thanks MJ
Catholic Faith Renewal Evening—Friday 6
February 2015.@ 7:30pm at St John and Paul Parish,
Pinetree Gully Road, Willetton.
Songs of Praise, sharing by Fr Sean Fernandez on “Evil.
A Defence of God” (Clarifications on the nature of evil),
followed by Thanksgiving Mass and light refreshments
after Mass. You are all welcome to attend and we
encourage you to bring your family and friends.
Enquiries: Ann 0412 166 164 or Ivan 0428 898 833.
Life in the Spirit Seminar A series of talks, praise
and discussions at Barry Whitely Hall (St Jerome’s
Parish, Spearwood) commencing on Thursday 19
February at 7:30pm. Come and meet others in a warm
and welcoming atmosphere. For further information,
please see posters in the Church foyer, email
[email protected] or call Frank 0416 040 214.
Adoration Every Monday night starting 2 February.
Family hour 2nd Monday night 7:30-8:30 pm. Every
other Monday 8:30-9:30 pm. Quiet adoration. Please
come and give one hour of your time to sit in the
presence of the Lord. Allow him to bring Peace, Love,
talk to him about your worries and concerns, Give all to
Him. Be amazed at how he works in your life by giving
this time to Him. Need direction, not sure what to do
next, come and listen with your hear to all he has to give
to you. OASIS Sandy 0432 428 919
Donor Relations Officer (22.5 hrs/3dpw) -
T4C (Teens 4 Christ)
Date/Time: Sat 14 Feb 2015, 3.30pm
Calling all teens 12yo to 16yo. T4C is starting 2015 with a bang. Our first gathering for 2015 will be a special event.
Youth Mission Team Australia (YMT) will be facilitating the gathering at the Parish Hall on Sat 14 Feb 3.30pm-7.30pm.
(Note the earlier start time.) A leading Catholic youth ministries in the country, YMT is a non -profit organisation
dedicated to facilitating seminars, retreats, school holiday camps for teens. We will finish the day by singing in our very
own T4C choir at Mass, where we will worship and celebrate with the rest of the community. And the YMT team will join
us in the choir! See you there! Joanne & Jess, MCs
T4C Camp
Date/Time: 4pm 27 Feb 2015 (Fri) to noon 1 Mar 2015 (Sun)
Where: Camp Wattle Grove at 59 Kelvin Road Wattle Grove
T4C invites all high-school aged teens to come our very first camp, to be held over the long weekend from 27 Feb to 1
Mar. It will be a fun- and spirit-filled 3 days with lots of team building games and spiritual sessions specially catered for
the teens. All food provided. You just have to bring your own sleeping bag and warm clothing for the evening. This is a
major formation activity leading up to the Australian Catholic Youth Festival (ACYF) in Dec 2015. It is opened to all highschool aged teens, and we especially encouraged all teens planning to go to ACYF to attend this event. For registration
and enquiries, please contact Hilda at 0412177378 or email [email protected]
Howard Ong
Proclaimers who are to attend on Monday 2 February 2015
At JP Church are:
Saturday 7 Feb 2015
6:30pm Rebecca Jayaprakash Merlyn D’Souza
8 Feb 2015
Chandrika Lopez
Simon Bowen
Dunstan Elloy
Maree O’Keefe
Amelia Santoro
Dunstan Elloy
Facilitator: Lilian Kee Tel: 9332 5062
Archdiocese of Perth (WA). This fundraising position
needs a highly motivated and experienced person who
has a track record of securing funds from high-net-worth
individuals and business leaders and ideally, a person
who has secured major gifts in the charitable sector.
We need someone with a passion for the mission of the
Church who can motivate others to support this mission
financially. For further details please refer to the
Catholic Mission website, ‘Work With Us’ @http://
Closing date for applications s 21 February 2015.
Applications to be sent to:
[email protected]
Stewardship Sunday
The Volunteers Recommitment weekend will be held on
21/22 February at all Masses. Please come prepared to
continue to share your time and talent for the glory of
God’s kingdom.