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→  Parish Bulletin:  click here        ...     and Parish School Newsletter:  click here 

→  Sunday Readings:  click here

 →  Apostolic Letter of Pope Francis
             On 20 November, the end of the special "Year of Mercy"

             Pope Francis issued a special Apostolic Letter,
             "Misericordia et Misera" ... mercy is at the essence of the Church
            
You can read it by clicking here
 

      Vinnies Christmas Appeal is now on:
              Cash donations, hampers and toys will be gratefully received.
              Please drop them into the church or Parish Office
              by Monday, 12 December.
              Thanks for your generosity

♥      Christmas and Holiday Liturgy Times
             Parish Christmas Party       6:30pm    Saturday, 11 December
             Reconciliation Rite II   7:30pm    Tuesday, 13 December
             Christmas Eve                 6:30pm  Saturday, 24 Dec
                                                                                   Mass in school grounds
             Christmas Eve                 9:30pm  Saturday, 24 Dec
                                                                                   Mass at Wombarra
             Christmas Day                9:00am  Sunday, 25 Dec
                                                                                   Mass at Thirroul
              Boxing Day [St Stephen]   9:30am    Monday, 26 December
                                                                                    Mass at Thirroul

              Mass at the usual times on all other days
                No Liturgy of the Word on Mondays at Wombarra during January

 
 

→     Doing it tough?  Need a hand up?
                  Ring our local Vinnies  4228 9355
                 
The St Vincent de Paul Society cares and helps all people in need.

♦      Pope Francis issued a motu proprio [new laws]
                   regarding the process used in Marriage Tribunals ...
                   the new laws comes into effect on 8 December 2015,
                   the same day the Year of Mercy begins;
                   to view a short statement from our Australian Bishops click here
                   to view a 4m 30s video explaining the new procedures, click here
                   to view some Frequently Asked Questi
ons click here

 ♦      Pope Francis:  the encyclical Laudato Si' (Praised be to you)

                  on the environment
                  may be downloaded by clicking here 
       The Franciscan Friars embrace Pope Francis' encyclical,
                  which is written very much in the spirit of St Francis
                  ... the friars' press release is here

Τ      Blessing of Married Couples celebrating their Anniversaries
           and those celebrating Birthdays
          
is celebrated each month during Masses on the second weekend
           (except May, when they are held on the first weekend of May).

◊      Baptisms are held during Masses on the third weekend of each month,
                         except in January and during Lent.  For further details, click here 

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¤     Why Pope Francis is So Effective:
                  8 Lessons for Every Leader
                   An excellent article for business or pleasure ... here
                   ... and ...
        Ten Tips for Becoming a Happier Person from Pope Francis
                
click here for this great read.

 ♣     Parish Office Opening Hours
                   Tuesdays and Wednesday, 9am to 12:30pm and 1pm to 3:30pm
                   Fridays, 10am to 3pm

©    Closing time for the weekly Parish Bulletin is
                   usually 12noon on the Monday of each week

♥       Columbarium is NOW completed

            If you would like to know more about our Columbarium,
            or wish to "book a place", contact our Parish Office 4268 1910 or click here to send
            an email request

£      Want a good read?
           Check out The Tablet, a weekly Catholic newspaper from Londo

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