Notices

KEEPING LENT

27/3/2020 Post

Please note the LENTEN Reflection Group and Stations of the Cross have been cancelled due to Coronavirus Pandemic.


27/3/2020 Post This year's Lent may not be normal, but many have pointed out that the penitential qualities tied to this health crisis -- suffering, giving up and solitude -- are in fact symbolic of Lent's spiritual practice of self-denial. Msgr. John Enzler:- “These weeks offer challenges we've never had to face. We can't attend Mass. Our routines are disrupted. We worry about ourselves and our loved ones. Some of us may even need to fight the virus itself.....This pandemic makes the current Lenten season dramatically different from any other in our lifetimes, no matter how old we are, but Lent remains what it has always been:

‘A time to get in better touch with God's love for us and do our best to 'spring clean' our souls in preparation for the glory of Easter.’ ...... "This year the liturgical season has also become a time to: - 1. think about how we live as a community; 2. protect each other from illness; 3. and be part of the solution to a global health crisis." .......................................CNS News The Lenten programme “Renewed for Mission” can be found on our Parish website under the heading News and Events’.


20/3/2020 Post

We are now halfway through Lent and some of us may have lost our focus and motivation. Easily done when Coronavirus is the hot topic of conversation. But along with health practices we need to keep up our spiritual practices.

Hannah Crites writes in ‘The Mystical Humanity of Christ’,

“The most important thing is that if you break your Lenten goals, don’t use it as an excuse. Brush yourself off, forgive yourself, and keep going. Christ fell three times as he carried his cross t o Calvary. But the important thing is that he got up and kept going out of love for you. You can get up and keep going too."

The Lenten programme “Renewed for Mission” can be found on our Parish website under the heading “News and Events’. Or ring the Parish Office to arrange a hard copy (gold coin donation).

Lenten Reflection Group: in the Ned Kenny Centre at 4pm on Friday afternoons throughout Lent. Led by Fr Jaybee, and following the Diocesan Lenten Program, we prayerfully reflect on the Sunday Gospel and share the meaning and impact this might have for our Lenten journey and beyond.

Stations of the Cross are held every Friday through Lent in St Joseph’s Church at 6pm.


13/3/2020 Post

Catholic Online (https:// www.catholic.org) challenges us to not only observe Lent but to live it! Each daily devotion includes a scripture reading, prayer, meditation, and a small act that will reinforce your faith.

Today’s action is: I will seek an hour of solitude to listen to God.

Pope Francis has said, “To follow Jesus, mere good works are not enough; we have to listen daily to his call.” He has asked for Catholics to read the Bible daily, beginning with the Gospel, to discover that God is close and “he dispels our darkness.”

The Lenten programme “Renewed for Mission” can be found on our Parish website under the heading “News and Events’. Or ring the Parish Office to arrange a hard copy (gold coin donation).

Lenten Reflection Group: in the Ned Kenny Centre at 4pm on Friday afternoons throughout Lent. Led by Fr Jaybee, and following the Diocesan Lenten Program, we prayerfully reflect on the Sunday Gospel and share the meaning and impact this might have for our Lenten journey and beyond.

All are very welcome to stay on for a quick snack (Fish Cakes and Slaw) before attending the Stations of the Cross which are held every Friday through Lent in St Joseph’s Church at 6pm.

St Joseph's Church

70 Kent Street, BUSSELTON WA 6280

Saturday 6pm Mass

Our Lady of the Bay

Kelly Drive, BUSSELTON WA 6280

Sunday 9am & 6pm Mass

Parish Office

08 9752 1687
sjparish@westnet.com.au 

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