St Anthony Catholic Church
15 Dundebar Road Wanneroo
Western Australia 6065

Telephone (08) 9405 1110
Fax (08) 9405 1744
wanneroo@perthcatholic.org.au

MASS TIMES
Weekend
Saturday 6.30pm
Sunday 7.30am | 9.00am | 6.00pm

Weekdays
Tuesday 8.30am | Wednesday 8.30am
Thursday 7.00am | Friday 9.00am

Mass Intentions

20th AUGUST - 26th AUGUST 20th
Sat 6.30pm: Chris Maher RIP 21st Sun 7.30am: Salvatore & Stella Rao RIP 9.00am: Rene Nys RIP; Jack Farrrugia RIP; Michele & Anna Moretti RIP; Joseppina Sciutto RIP 6.00pm: Caterina Floresta RIP 23rd Tues 8.30am: Amelia Pinto RIP 24th Wed 8.30am: Holy Souls 25th Thurs 7.00am: In Thanksgiving to St Anthony 26th Fri 9.00am: Winnie Carroll RIP 

 

 

CONTACT US

ST ANTHONY'S CATHOLIC CHURCH
15 Dundebar Road Wanneroo
Western Australia 6065

Telephone (08) 9405 1110
Fax (08) 9405 1744
wanneroo@perthcatholic.org.au

ST ANTHONY'S PRIMARY SCHOOL
Telephone (08) 9303 7500
www.stanthonyswann.wa.edu.au

St Elizabeth's Catholic Primary School
30 Ranworth Road Hocking 6065
Ph (08) 9303 7600 Fax (08) 9303 7636

www.stelizabethhocking.wa.edu.au

 

NOVENA IN HONOUR OF BLESSED MOTHER TERESA

Mother Teresa of Kolkata will be Canonised on Sunday September 4 in Rome. In order to mark this joyous occasion we will be praying a Novena to our new Saint from Saturday September 3 until Sunday September 11.

I have listed Mass times for these days.

Saturday September 3: 8.30am and 6.30pm
Sunday September 4: 7.30am, 9.00am and 6.00pm
Monday September 5: 8.30am and 7.00pm
Tuesday September 6: 8.30am and 7.00pm
Wednesday September 7: 8.30am and 7.00pm
Thursday September 8: 7.00am and 7.00pm
Friday September 9: 9.00am and 7.00pm
Saturday September 10: 8.30am and 6.30pm
Sunday September 11: 7.30, 9.00 and 6.00pm

A novena (derived from the Latin word novem, meaning ‘nine’) is a traditional Catholic devotion in which public and private prayer is offered on nine consecutive days for a particular need or intention or in preparation to celebrate a special feast. The first novena took place in the upper room in Jerusalem after Jesus had ascended into Heaven, when the apostles “with one accord devoted themselves to prayer, together with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren” (Acts 1:14) as they awaited the coming of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost. Since the 17th century, numerous novenas addressed to God, to the Blessed Virgin Mary, or to one of the Saints have been composed. We pray to the saints in Heaven , and they, being closer to God than we on earth, intercede with him for our needs.

The Rosary will be prayed in the Marian Chapel in our church each Thursday at 9.00am

PREPARATION FOR OUR NEW CHAPEL IN
HONOUR OF SAINT MOTHER TERESA

As you can see, the progress on our new Blessed Sacrament Chapel, in honour of St Mother Teresa, is underway. The beautiful fusion glass panel you can see behind the Tabernacle depicts Exodus 13:21 “The Lord went in front of them in a pillar of cloud by day, to lead them along the way, and in a pillar of fire by night, to give them light...” You may like to come and look at the panels which are visible from the Sanctuary and the Marian Chapel. Mary’s new resting place may well also be finished. Many thanks to Nic and Fin for all their hard work and commitment. PARISH AGM This year’s Parish AGM will be held this Wednesday 24th August at 7.00pm in the Parish hall. Thanks to the various groups who have submitted reports. Everyone is welcome!

PARISH QUIZ NIGHT

Many thanks to those who supported our parish quiz night last Friday evening. Albert and Gerard Borrello did a terrific job in setting up and running the event with our Social Committee. The proceeds ($2000) will be forwarded on to the St Vincent de Paul Association.

CONCERNS ABOUT HOLY COMMUNION!

It has come to my attention that some adults are sharing their Holy Communion with their children or grandchildren who have not made their Holy Communion. I can understand that you dearly want to share this extraordinary presence of Christ with those you love; however, this is certainly against what the church teaches. In our Archdiocese children must be in Year 4 before they are deemed of age to celebrate their First Holy Communion. By circumventing this process you are depriving your child or grandchild the opportunity to make their First Holy Communion in the time honoured sacred manner we generally observe. They are not properly prepared for such an extraordinary gift. It is also an occasion of scandal for those who witness this practise. I would like to make in very clear that this practise is not acceptable and should you have any further questions I will be happy to speak to you privately. Fr John

THE JOURNEY CATHOLIC RADIO PROGRAM – AIRS 28 AUGUST 2016

The Journey this week has a very special guest: Rev Shenouda Mansour, General Secretary of the NSW Ecumenical Council who speaks to us about Ecumenism. He challenges us to build bridges with one another, come together and engage with one another and to be ambassadors for Christ with one another. To hear this inspiring interview as well as all our favourite interviews and songs, go to www.jcr.org.au or www.itunes.jcr.org.au where you can listen anytime and subscribe to weekly shows by email.

MOTHER TERESA’S RELIC WILL BE ON DISPLAY DURING THE NOVENA