Our Lady of the Mission

February 28th 2021 - The Second Sunday of Lent

+ Next Sunday is The Third Sunday of Lent +

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Message from Fr Cyp

Shalom, dear people of God!

Father Francis and I welcome you all; praying and hoping we are all kept well, safe and in good health; in body and mind. We pray that this Lent period is a fruitful time of grace for you and all your loved ones. I ask of your special prayers and fraternal support to our RCIA catechumens and candidates who are to be baptised and received into our Parish Church Community this Easter. It is a big step they are making in these times. I also ask you to support our young people from our two parish primary schools and those in PREP enrolling and preparing for sacraments of initiation this year. It is certainly an exciting time for them, their families, teachers and the wider parish community. We pray that everything will go ahead as scheduled. We remain committed to state and federal governments’ direction in the ever-developing COVID 19 situation as well us direction from the Archbishop’s office. Rest assured we are doing our very best to keep OLM a COVID-Safe community. Fr Francis and I are sincerely grateful for all your prayers, best wishes and enduring support. As always, we assure you of our ongoing prayers. Please keep us in yours. We commend one and all of you to the powerful intercession of Our Lady, Our Blessed Mother and seat of Wisdom.

Fr Cyprian M Shikokoti - PP.

Know your faith

We are in the season of Lent and now accompanying our Lord on His path of suffering, crucifixion at Calvary; and glorious resurrection at Easter. I offer this short statement as a guideline for those who may struggle with fasting and abstinence. The law of abstinence (refraining from meat) binds all Catholics who are fourteen years of age and above. The law of fasting binds all Catholics who are eighteen to sixty years of age. Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of abstinence and fasting – ref Canon #1250 - 1253. I hasten to recommend that you speak to your health professional and follow their advice if you have underlying health concerns. All else you may do beyond Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are your personal devotion and at your own discretion.

MASS TIMES 1st March to the 7th March 2021

All Masses will be held in the Church


Monday 1st March - Public Holiday - 9.00am

Tuesday 2nd March - 7.00am & 9.00am

Wednesday 3rd March - 7.00am & 9.00am

Thursday 4th March - 7.00am & 9.00am

Friday 5th March - 7.00am & 9.00am

Saturday 6th March - 8.30am & 6.30pm

Sunday 7th March - 8.00am, 9.30am, 11am & 5.45pm

Prayer of the Week

Lord, we thank you for the times in our lives when you have revealed yourself to us. May these experiences transform us, so that we mirror your love to the world.

Introduction:

The readings for the second Sunday of Lent follow the same pattern over the three years of the liturgical cycle. The first reading is always about Abraham. The Gospel is always the story of the transfiguration, this year in Mark’s version.


1st Reading: Genesis 22:1-2. 9-13. 15-18

Abraham is the great Old Testament figure of faith. At the age of seventy-five he answered the call of God and set off for an unknown land.


2nd Reading: Romans 8:31-34

Paul poses questions: “With God on our side who can be against us?” “When God acquits, could anyone condemn?” The answer is “No!”


Gospel: Mark 9:2-10

For the second time in the Gospels, at Jesus’ transfiguration, the voice of the Father informs the disciples that Jesus is the Father’s beloved Son and adds, “Listen to him.”


Antiphon to the Psalm:

I will walk in the presence of the Lord of the living.

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Project Compassion

Each week during this Lenten season, Caritas Australia is holding online opportunities for parishes via Zoom video conferencing. These digital engagements will allow participants to focus on prayer and reflection, Catholic Social Teaching and an interview and Q&A with Caritas International Program staff.

Sessions will run Tuesdays and Thursdays for one hour across Australia. You can register by going to lent.caritas.org.au. Please join us.

Parish Notices - Sunday 28th February 2021

1. COVID 19 Protocols at Church: Under post transitional Covid-19 restrictions for Perth and Peel regions, and given our large parish church size, we are able to operate at our usual capacity. As of Sunday 14th February 2021, we are no longer required to observe the 4sqm rule and there is no longer a requirement to wear face masks. Our parish priests, staff, cleaners and volunteers are doing their very best to keep the space safe for us all. We are grateful to one and all of you for supporting us in this commitment of making OLM a safe and COVID 19-Free community.


2. COVID 19 Contact Register: Unless you have a SafeWA App and have checked yourself in using QR code provided at the entrance, we ask you to please complete both sides of the Mass attendance cards provided at the back of the church and place them in any of the collection boxes. ONE CARD PER FAMILY is sufficient. For weekday Masses and functions, you will either use a QR code or fill your details in a WA Government’s Health Department form provided at the information desk. Thank you.


3. Public Holiday: Please note there will be 9am Mass only on Monday the 1st of March as it is a public holiday.


4. 2021 Project Compassion: Please pick up your pack of 2021 Project Compassion Envelopes and or boxes today. Kindly return them by Easter. Thank you for your love and generosity.


5. Stations of the Cross: Please join us in praying stations of the Cross every Friday at 7pm throughout Lent starting here in the Church.


6. Parents’ Sacramental Information Evening: We invite all parents preparing their children this year for First Reconciliation, FHC and Confirmation to an information night on Wednesday, 3rd March at 7pm here in the Church.


7. International World Day of Prayer 2021: The World Day of Prayer is a global ecumenical movement led by Christian Women who welcome you to join in prayer and action for peace and justice. This year we are hosting the Prayer Service and it is on Friday 5th March 10am in the Church, followed by Morning Tea. This year we pray for Vanuatu. Everyone is welcome.


8. Fr Cyp’s 10th Sacerdotal Anniversary Thanksgiving Mass and Celebration: Fr Cyprian will be celebrating 10 years of Priesthood on Sunday 7th March. A Special Thanksgiving Mass is planned for 11am followed by Lunch on the WCPS Oval. We would like the whole Parish to give thanks for his calling to the Priesthood and to celebrate with him. To aid with the preparations, the 9.30am Mass will be cancelled on that Sunday so everyone is invited to the Special 11.00am Thanksgiving Mass. (8.00am & 5.45pm Mass will go ahead as usual). More details to come as we, the Parish Council finalise our plans. We pray that in this current situation we will be able to go ahead with our plans for Fr. Cyp's Special day. Kindly bring your picnic mat, a portable chair and wear sunscreen. You are also welcome and encouraged to come dressed in your cultural/traditional costume/colours on the day if you can and want.


9. WYFI: Our parish youth group have their gatherings every First, Third and Fifth Fridays of the month at 7.00pm in the Parish hall. We invite all years six to twelve students to join us. Next catch up is Friday the 5th March. Call Luke 0401822932 for more information.


10. Playgroup: Our Wednesday 9am-11am playgroup is back for 2021 in the parish centre. Please contact parish office or Nicole Westneat on 0411 542 619 for more information.


11. Adoration: Friday 5th March, because of our World Day of Prayer Service starting at 10am, Adoration has been changed to 12noon. Thank you.


12. Novena to St Joseph: This year is dedicated to St Joseph. To celebrate it we are dedicating our upcoming Adoration space to his patronage. We are grateful to a generous parishioner who has donated us a brand new statue of St Joseph that will be a feature of our Adoration space. In gratitude to all these blessings we shall have an Novena to St Joseph from 11th of March to the 19th of March when we celebrate his feast in our Adoration space. We invite you to join us to this Novena after the 9am Mass every day in the Church. Please also plan to join us for the inauguration of our Adoration space on Friday 19th of March at 9am. Thank you.


13. Faith and friendship: The faith and friendship group for people with intellectual disability are looking for a female volunteer. Your commitment would be 3 hours on a Thursday evening. Your special friend would be a beautiful lady with Down’s syndrome, who you would drive to and from the group throughout term time. Training is provided. No experience required, just an open loving heart. For more details please contact Sue 0410 418 023


14. Newsletter Advertising Vacancies: If you would like to advertise your business on the back of our newsletter, please contact the office on 9307 2776. Advertisements run for three months at a time. The newsletter is emailed to parishioners each week and it is also put on our website and Facebook page. Rates are very reasonable.


15. Contributing to stronger WA Communities: The Archbishop and the Catholic Education of Western Australia (CEWA) invites you to read, reflect and support their campaign for equitable access of educational facilities to all students in WA regardless of their background. Your voice on this matter ought to be heard at the upcoming WA state elections. For more details, please see 'Every Child Counts' website

http://www.everychildcounts.net.au or email communications@cewa.edu.au


16. Fifth Plenary Council of Australia: After long deliberation on the delayed first assembly due to COVID 19, Catholic Bishops of Australia have now confirmed that they will be gathering with delegates from the 3rd to 10th of October 2021. Kindly pray for the success of this assembly and the opportunities it creates for the Catholic Church in Australia. For more latest news and details, check on plenarycouncil.catholic.org.au


17. Visit to the sick in homes and hospitals: Fr Cyprian and Fr Francis are now able to visit our sick parishioners in homes and hospitals. If you know a family member or parishioner who may benefit from such visit, please let us know. Also, some of our Acolytes and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion continue to bring Communion to the sick and home-bound on Sundays as required.


18. The First Class Relic of St Mariae Goretti: has been donated to the Parish by Pat Frazer. The Relic is ‘housed’ in a Reliquary which is kept by the Statue of Our Lady at the back of the Church. Parishioners may take the Reliquary to their homes and keep it as long as required then return it to the Church. Please call the office 9307 2776 or Shirley-Ann 0424 813 890 and advise when the Reliquary is taken and returned.


19. Whitford Catholic Primary School: Whitford Catholic Primary School is a community that celebrates faith and achievement and promotes excellence in all we do. Please visit our website www.whitfordcatholicps.wa.edu.au, our Facebook page or call (08) 9404 4200 for more information. We are currently taking expressions of interest and interviews for enrolment across the seven year groups.


20. Padbury Catholic Primary School: Padbury Catholic Primary School is a welcoming, inclusive and faith-filled community which caters for students from Pre-Kindy to Year 6 in a double-stream setting. We actively promote our school values of Respect, Excellence, Sacredness and Togetherness. Please visit our website www.padcath.wa.edu.au or call 9404 4000 to express your interest or request an interview (no interview required for Pre-Kindy.

Rosters -7th March 2021

NEWSLETTER NOTICES DEADLINE: Wednesday at 12pm Noon.


RELIGIOUS GOODS STALL: Bernadette Nabham/ Fera Widodo/ Sible Rozario/ Shirley-Ann/ Mary McGrath-Yek.


READERS: Doug D’Jordan & Elizabeth Shibi/ Natalie Bullen & Peter Ross/ Tamara McGougan & Dan Wood/ Karena Tansey & Matt Tansey/ Sharon Cutler & Dan Cutler.


COUNTERS: Sunday 7th March: Ken White/ Christine Schrader/ Michael Schrader/ Tim Laver/ Taryn Smith.


CLEANERS: Friday 13th March: Alana Williams/ Connie Chadinah/ Ian Fernandez/ Carol Janeczko/ Evelyn D’Souza.


BAKERS: Glory Be Café is still closed.

SERVERS: Glory Be Café is still closed.


STATUE OF FATIMA: The Statue is currently with the Alexander family in Hillarys. Anyone wishing to say the Rosary with the family can call 0410 289 725 to arrange. From the 6th March, the Statue will be with the Hansen family in Hillarys.


DEVOTION TO THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS: Is held on the first Friday of every month during 9.00am Mass. The next Devotion will be on Friday the 5th of March.


EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT: Adoration is held on Wednesdays 9.30am–7pm and Fridays 9.30am–7pm.


BAPTISM: We welcome Archie White into God’s family this weekend.


PRAY FOR THE SICK: We pray for all those in our parish’s Book of the Sick. You are most welcome to add names to this book in the foyer of the Church. Please cross out when our prayers are no longer needed.

Death & Anniversary

Our Prayers this week will be offered for Mathew Warrior, Olive Walters, Bernadette Burns, Ted Sow Kheng, Jim Fitzgerald, Gwen Lewis, France Wong, Ramon Talati, Roger Cheng, Len Kong, Reginald Lowndes, Elizabeth Rankin, David Clift, Michael & James Farrell, Emi Leoni, Darren Seymour, Ana Margarita Cruz, Prema Chrisostom Gooch, Roy, Isabel Moore, for all Souls in Purgatory, All Doctors, Nurses and Heath Care workers who have died from Covid-19, for all our departed loved ones, all Holy Souls, all victims of Covid-19, all those recently deceased and those who have their anniversary around this time.

Stewardship Corner

Abraham was prepared to sacrifice his only son, Isaac. St Paul reminds us that God Himself “did not spare His own Son.” Are my gifts to the Lord – of my resources, of my time, of myself – also sacrificial?

General Notices

1. Legion of Mary: 80th Anniversary on the 20th of March at St Columba’s Catholic Church in Bayswater from 11am. Visit www.eventbrite.com.au/e/80th-anniversary-legion-of-mary-perth-tickets-141644006035 for your FREE ticket. Poster at the back of the Church for more information.


2. Centre for Faith Enrichment: Discovering Catholic Values. An introduction to the Basics of our Faith. ON: Wednesdays, 21st April – 12th May. FROM: 7:30pm – 8: 30pm (4 sessions) WITH: Mr Joe Tedesco. AT: Whitford Parish - 270 Camberwarra Drive, Craigie, 6025. SUGGESTED DONATION: $20


3. Parishioner Needs Help: One of our parishioners has to move interstate urgently because of family health issues and so has furniture for sale. Pick up Hillarys area. Please call 0424 813 890 for more information. Many thanks and god bless.


4. Aid to the Church in Need: Did you know that each year the Catholic charity, Aid to the Church in Need, supports the training of 12,000 seminarians and provides ongoing formation for 8,000 priests. Could you help support a priest or seminarian? Visit www.aidtochurch.org/formation


5. Sisters of St Joseph: 10 March, Day of Prayer and Contemplation at 10am at Kilmolee at Safety Bay, 182 Arcadia Drive, Safety Bay. Contact and RSVP (essential): Sr Dianne, 9527 3240 or safety.bay@sosj.org.au. Cost is $20. Arrive in time for morning tea 9.30am. Session commences at 10am and concludes at 1pm with light refreshments following.

Fr Cyprian's Weekly reflection: The First Sunday of Lent - Year B

Understanding the Hebrew scripture or as is better known, the Old Testament can be rather problematic. Today we encounter such difficulty. How are we, the people of 2021, to appreciate the fact that God asked Abraham, our father in faith; to sacrifice his only son Isaac as a burnt offering? Did this event really take place? Does our God actually propose and condone human sacrifice? Of course not! While such sacrifices were common among the ancient pagan world people of the oriental, Middle and Far East, that must never be compared to the God Abraham, the Isaac, the God of Jacob and indeed to our God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. In classifying the text of today’s first reading, scripture scholars call it: The test of Abraham. In fact, the author of the text itself begins it by stating: “...God put Abraham to the test” (Genesis 22:1). It is in Abraham’s test we must see how God may be putting us to the ‘test’ especially in these days of Lent. In those tests, we must focus of the person of Jesus, who we know, all the Old Testament scriptures were alluding to as we appreciate in the New Testament.


I think the heart of this text is at the point where through the angel, God says to Abraham: ‘Do not raise your hand against the boy...do not harm him, for now I know you fear God.’ One of the fundamental truths about God is the belief that He is omnipresent (ever present), omniscient (all-knowing/knows everything) and He is omnipotent (all-powerful). Now, if God is all-knowing or rather knows everything and everyone in existence, why will He say: Now I know? He certainly knew that His servant Abraham will not deny Him his son Isaac. The question must be asked, did Abraham know God? Yes, Abraham knew God can and must be trusted and that is why he put his trust in Him; carrying out each of the commands that the angel put to him. What Abraham did not know was the fact that God was going to provide a ram to be sacrificed in place of his son Isaac. Here, God’s loving and divine providence surpasses what Abraham and of course any of us could ever imagine. In reading this text, we must ask ourselves as individuals and as a community: Do we know God? Sometimes we can play the ‘Christian card’ just because it is convenient to do so but never really know what that means in real sense. In today’s gospel, Saint Mark states that the apostle Peter did not know what to say seeing the divine presence of Jesus. The same must be said of Abraham and us when we experience the divine manifestation of God.


Abraham’s deep faith in God afforded him an advantage that his contemporaries did not have. The fact that he was ready to offer his son Isaac as a burnt offering suggests that unlike the people of his time, he believed that His God could bring the dead back to life. It is this theme the New Testament picks up when talking about Jesus and of course our unwavering belief and hope in the resurrection. In fact, one could metaphorically say that Isaac went through a kind of ‘death’ and ‘resurrection’ which are perfected only in the paschal experience of Jesus; that is, His life, suffering, death on the cross and glorious resurrection. The image of Isaac being bound and laid on a wooden altar must resonate with Christian understanding of Jesus being nailed on the cross. Our lives must be made open by the grace of God, to entering these paschal experiences. That is to say, we live our lives like Jesus - we unite our sufferings to those of Jesus, we die to hatred, envy, anger, unforgiving hearts, pride, indifference and desire for revenge and seek only to rise with our Lord to pure love, hope, joy, peace and deeper faith and trust in Him who is all-powerful, all-knowing and ever present in each of our life situations.


On this second Sunday of Lent, the liturgy reminds us why we observe these ‘gloomy’ days of our Lord’s passion. It is so we can come to the glorious Easter days when He conquers sin and death. With that, we must assent to apostle Peter’s words: “Lord, it is wonderful for us to be here…’ I pray and hope you feel as Peter feels when you come to Church for Mass and or your own personal prayer. We come to be renewed, healed, strengthened and transformed into Him we listen to and by whom we are nourished; Jesus Christ. But literally too, we must thank God that we are here - in this city, in this country where we feel very much shielded from the chaos of war, adverse effects of this COVID 19 pandemic, persecution and poverty.


Having experienced our Lord’s divine transformation, the disciples must accompany Him down the mountain where they will rejoin the rest of the community and continue with the mission of proclaiming the kingdom God. For Jesus, it will culminate in Him being arrested, dying on the cross and eventually rising gloriously on the third day. This is contrary to what Peter wanted; to build three tents on the mountain – one for Jesus, one Elijah and another for Moses. This would have prevented Jesus from embracing the cross which enables Him to accomplish His Father’s Will; that is, conquering sin and death. For the times we have preferred our comfort zones over our crosses, let us seek the grace this Lent to embrace them and so claim a share in our Lord’s victory.


Fr Cyprian Shikokoti, Parish Priest

Mass Readings

Entrance Antiphon: Psalm 26: 8-9

Of you my heart has spoken, Seek his face. It is your face, O Lord, that I seek; hide not your face from me.


Opening Prayer:

O God, who have commanded us to listen to your beloved Son, be pleased, we pray, to nourish us inwardly by your word, that, with spiritual sight made pure, we may rejoice to behold your glory. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen.


First reading: Genesis 22:1-2,9-13,15-18

God put Abraham to the test. ‘Abraham, Abraham’ he called. ‘Here I am’ he replied. ‘Take your son,’ God said ‘your only child Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah. There you shall offer him as a burnt offering, on a mountain I will point out to you.’ When they arrived at the place God had pointed out to him, Abraham built an altar there, and arranged the wood. Then he bound his son Isaac and put him on the altar on top of the wood. Abraham stretched out his hand and seized the knife to kill his son. But the angel of the Lord called to him from heaven. ‘Abraham, Abraham’ he said. ‘I am here’ he replied. ‘Do not raise your hand against the boy’ the angel said. ‘Do not harm him, for now I know you fear God. You have not refused me your son, your only son.’ Then looking up, Abraham saw a ram caught by its horns in a bush. Abraham took the ram and offered it as a burnt-offering in place of his son. The angel of the Lord called Abraham a second time from heaven. ‘I swear by my own self – it is the Lord who speaks – because you have done this, because you have not refused me your son, your only son, I will shower blessings on you, I will make your descendants as many as the stars of heaven and the grains of sand on the seashore. Your descendants shall gain possession of the gates of their enemies. All the nations of the earth shall bless themselves by your descendants, as a reward for your obedience.’


Responsorial Psalm: Ps. 115(116):10,15-19

Response: I will walk in the presence of the Lord in the land of the living.


I trusted, even when I said: ‘I am sorely afflicted,’ O precious in the eyes of the Lord is the death of his faithful. R.


Your servant, Lord, your servant am I; you have loosened my bonds. A thanksgiving sacrifice I make; I will call on the Lord’s name. R.


My vows to the Lord I will fulfil before all his people, in the courts of the house of the Lord, in your midst, O Jerusalem. R.


Second reading: Romans 8:31-34

With God on our side who can be against us? Since God did not spare his own Son, but gave him up to benefit us all, we may be certain, after such a gift, that he will not refuse anything he can give. Could anyone accuse those that God has chosen? When God acquits, could anyone condemn? Could Christ Jesus? No! He not only died for us – he rose from the dead, and there at God’s right hand he stands and pleads for us.


Gospel Acclamation: Matthew 17:5

Glory and praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ! From the shining cloud the Father’s voice is heard: this is my beloved Son, hear him. Glory and praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ!


Gospel Reading: Mark 9:2-10

Jesus took with him Peter and James and John and led them up a high mountain where they could be alone by themselves. There in their presence he was transfigured: his clothes became dazzlingly white, whiter than any earthly bleacher could make them. Elijah appeared to them with Moses; and they were talking with Jesus. Then Peter spoke to Jesus: ‘Rabbi,’ he said ‘it is wonderful for us to be here; so, let us make three tents, one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.’ He did not know what to say; they were so frightened. And a cloud came, covering them in shadow; and there came a voice from the cloud, ‘This is my Son, the Beloved. Listen to him.’ Then suddenly, when they looked round, they saw no one with them anymore but only Jesus. As they came down from the mountain he warned them to tell no one what they had seen, until after the Son of Man had risen from the dead. They observed the warning faithfully, though among themselves they discussed what ‘rising from the dead’ could mean.


Prayer over the Offerings:

May this sacrifice, O Lord, we pray, cleanse us of our faults and sanctify your faithful in body and mind for the celebration of the paschal festivities. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.


Communion Antiphon: Mt 17: 5

This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.


Prayer after Communion:

As we receive these glorious mysteries, we make thanksgiving to you, O Lord, for allowing us while still on earth to be partakers even now of the things of heaven. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

A Prayer in a Time of a Pandemic

Holy God, you are our comfort and strength in times of Crisis, Pandemic and Uncertainty. Surround us now with your grace and peace through this global pandemic of COVID 19. By your Spirit, help those for whom the effects of this pandemic have been severe and even tragic. Sustain those who are working hard through it. Grant your wisdom to those governing and guiding us to a sense of normality. Fill us all with courage and hope of better days ahead. We ask this through Jesus Christ, our rock and redeemer. Amen.

Reflections from Pope Francis

Jesus shows the Apostles how he is in Heaven: glorious, luminous, triumphant, victorious. He does this in order to prepare them to withstand the Passion, the scandal of the Cross, because they could not understand that Jesus was to die as a criminal; they could not understand it. They thought that Jesus was a liberator, but as earthly liberators are, those who win in battle, those who are always triumphant. But Jesus’ path is a different one: Jesus triumphs through humiliation, the humiliation of the Cross. But seeing that this would be a scandal for them, Jesus shows them what happens afterwards, what happens after the Cross, what awaits us, all of us: this glory and this Heaven. And this is really beautiful! It is really beautiful because Jesus — and listen carefully to this — always prepares us for trial; in one way or another, but this is the message: he always prepares us. He gives us the strength to go forward in times of trial and to overcome them with his strength. Jesus never forsakes us in the trials of life: he always prepares us, helps us, as he prepared [his disciples], with the vision of his glory. This way they will then remember this [moment] in order to bear the burden of humiliation. This is the first thing the Church teaches us: Jesus always prepares us for trials and in the trials he is with us; he never forsakes us. Never.

We can glean the second thing from the Word of God: “This is my beloved Son; listen to him” (Mk 9:7). This is the message the Father gives to the Apostles. Jesus’ message is preparing them by showing them his glory; the Father’s message is: “Listen to him”. There is no moment in life that cannot be fully lived by listening to Jesus. In beautiful moments, let us stop and listen to Jesus; in difficult moments, let us stop and listen to Jesus. This is the way. He will tell us what we have to do. Always.

And let us go forward this Lent with these two things: in trials, to remember the glory of Jesus, namely, what awaits us; that Jesus is always present with that glory to give us strength. And throughout life, to listen to Jesus, to what Jesus tells us: in the Gospel, in the liturgy, he always speaks to us; or in our heart.

In daily life perhaps we may have problems, or we may have many things to resolve. Let us ask ourselves this question: what is Jesus telling me today? And let us try to listen to Jesus’ voice, the inspiration from within. And in this way we follow the Father’s advice: “This is my beloved Son; listen to him”. Our Lady will give you the second piece of advice, at Cana in Galilee, when there is the miracle of the transformation of water into wine. What does our Lady say? “Do whatever he tells you”. Listen to Jesus and do what he says: this is the sure path. Go forth with the memory of the glory of Jesus, with this advice: Listen to Jesus and do what he tells us to do.

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Contact us!

Parish Priest: Fr Cyprian M. Shikokoti

Ph: 0450 464 678


Assistant Priest: Fr Francis Quoc Tran

Ph: 0466 909 282


Parish Office

Secretaries: Christine List & Mary McGrath-Yek

Office Hours: Mon – Fri 9am –4pm

Email: whitford@perthcatholic.org.au


Sacramental Coordinator: Brigid Fredericks

Ph: 9307 2776

Email: sacramental.whitford@perthcatholic.org.au


Missioncare: Donna Moxey (Meals, Visiting & Family help)

Ph: 0434 637 355

Youth and Young Adult Contact Details

Youth Choir: Tara Prentice - 0424 205 011

Youth & Family Choir: Fran Christie Zscherpel - 0433 852 967

WyFi: Luke 0401 822 932 or Monica 0408 499 985


Safeguarding Officers:

Rachel Wood 0400 958 513

Margy Reeler 0458 509 054

Andrew DeMaio 0422 236 051

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