March 1st – M Tainsh
February – St Michael’s PS Team
March 1st – Arend Team
This weeks Reading:
1st Sunday of Lent
1st Reading: Genesis 2:7-9, 3:1-7
2nd Reading: Romans 5:12-19
Gospel: Matthew 4:1-11
STATIONS OF THE CROSS:
Will be celebrated at 7:30pm on the Fridays of Lent.
PARISH OFFICE NEW HOURS:
This year we are looking at trialing the hours the Parish Office will be open.The Parish Office will be open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:00am to 4:00pm. If any-one has an urgent need of Father or the staff on a Thursday, please ring the office on 5174 2060 and leave a clear and concise message
If you have a look at our Rosters , you’ll notice that the person most frequently mentioned is ‘Volunteer’. Thanks to all those who are already on the rosters, your response to your baptismal calling certainly is appreciated, and helps make our Masses meaningful celebrations. Without your support our Masses would be very stark indeed. We are currently seeking volunteers to help make our Masses well run, vibrant celebrations, and are in need of :Commentators, Eucharistic Ministers, Welcomers, Sacristans, Musicians, Money Collectors, Church cleaning. Please help us out by becoming a volunteer, training is available. These ministries are a very rewarding way of living our faith, and enriching our Parish life. Please contact the Parish Office on 5174 2060 if you would like to help out or require any further information
First Communion preparation begins on Wednesday 4thMarch, with the Sacrament being celebrated at our Masses on the weekend of 18th & 19th April.
Confirmation preparation begins on Wednesday 10th June,with the Sacrament being celebrated on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th July.
Reconciliation preparation will commence on Wednesday 21st October with the sacrament being celebrated on Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th November. Enrolment forms are available from the Office.
A meeting will be held in the Parish Centre on Thursday 27th February at 7:30 pm to discuss our way forward with the St Columbkille Church and the contents of the building. All parishioners are warmly invited to attend.
We are in urgent need of three teams of five or six people each, who would be happy to come and clean our beautiful church. It is usually cleaned twice per month, and takes a team of five about an hour to vacuum, dust and ensure our pews are rubbish free. Currently we do not have a cleaning team for May, so this need is quite urgent. Please let the Parish Office know if you could help out.
We are currently blessed to have a number of dedicated parishioners who happily give of their time and talents to look after our buildings and our gardens. The Maintenance Team is now in need of further parishioners to boost their number. Forms to register your details are available on the tables in the Church entrances, and are also available on our website, www.smpt.org.au
LECTORS AND COMMENTATORS REQUIRED:
We currently have a real need for people to volunteer as Lectors (Readers) and Commentators, especially at 6:00pm Mass on Saturday nights.
Thanks to the few people who have responded with generosity to our plea. It would be marvelous to have two or three more volunteers. Training is available for anyone who is able to answer their baptismal calling in this service to the parish. Please contact parish office on 5174 2060 if you are interested.
We are in need of volunteers to work in our Piety Stall for 10-15 minutes after each Mass. Volunteers will receive some training, and need to have a current Working With Children Check. You will be rostered on once per month. Please contact parish office for more details.
It is currently very difficult for the parish to know when people are ill in hospital or at home. The ‘Catholic lists’ of yesteryear at the hospitals no longer exist. So, if there’s anyone in your family or anyone you know of who is unwell and who would welcome a visit from a parish representative or from Father, could you please let the office know by ringing 5174 2060.
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