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OUR PARISH MEMORIAL GARDEN is going well with plaques and the Ashes of your deceased loved ones buried in the earth near the plaque. It is a place blessed by Cardinal Pell years ago and at this stage is far more economical and probably more appropriate for our parishioners and family to be in this holy place. To discuss, phone Kerry (Parish Secretary) 9525.1138. Present cost, including the plaque, is $500 per plaque/position. Purchase in advance as places are limited.
MEMORIAL GARDEN APPLICATION FORMS ARE NOW AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD BELOW – BUT forms and payment must be handed in at the Office where a receipt issued and PLOT numbers allocated.
UNSCRUPULOUS EMAIL SCAM/FRAUD ALERT
UNSCRUPULOUS EMAIL SCAM/FRAUD ALERT: Please be aware that scammers are using our Parish based emails (ending in @stcaths.org.au) as well as NON DOMICILED parish email accounts (for example – @gmail.com) in an attempt to solicit funds.
THESE ARE A SCAM / FRAUD.
Know that the parish, parish groups or Monsignor, will never send an email asking/demanding monies especially from an email account NOT ending with our Parish codes.
Should you receive a suspect email, please, never open it — report them to police immediately As WE HAVE DONE!!!!
B-POINT TAP AND PAY SYSTEM
B-Point tap and pay has been moved back to the main doors area.
It accepts your Mastercard and Visacard (including Visa debit cards)
The DONATION is NOW set at $10 per Tap. If you wish to donate more, you simply wait until the machine is ready and you can tap again. You can tap as many times as you would like – each tap is a $10 donation to the Parish.
Appears on your Bank Statement as ‘GYMEA PARISH, GYMEA’
That there are NO receipts (as they appear on your card’s bank statement), NO refunds or tax deductibility.
Parish Planned Giving Credit Card Forms & New Envelope Contributors….
Thankyou for your continued financial support during these times.
PLEASE DO NOT USE YOUR OLD ENVELOPES FROM PREVIOUS YEARS (2019-2020) AS WE HAVE TOTALLY RE-NUMBERED CONTRIBUTORS BOXES & THEY ARE NOW DIFFERENT
Scripture Readings for the Day and the week
The Singing Priest (ABC Compass)
Archdiocese Parish Newsletter
(CatholicCare and Parishes working together)
Viewing Mass Online
To watch an online broadcast of the Holy Mass click on the PHOTO of the Church and the website will open – it will search for Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) for the Church that will be LIVESTREAMING A Mass at that particular time – then simply click on the Church’s name in the calendar.
There are many places where Mass is available to watch online, to help us continue our Spiritual communion with the Church.
At a time when Catholic churches across Australia are closed during the
COVID-19 pandemic, this is a wonderful opportunity for people across all ages and no matter where they live to participate in the Mass at the holiest time in our Church’s year.
Liturgy Brisbane link – stay in touch with Scriptures
The group WATAC Inc. (Women and the Australian Church) are launching a series of online conversations called WATAC Presents. The first session, Women and the Plenary Council took place on Tuesday, 9 June 2020 at 6pm (AEST: Sydney) Sister Clare Condon (former provincial of the Good Samaritan Sisters) and Debra Zanella (CEO of RUAH Community Services) will be leading a conversation around aspirations for the Plenary Council and how the voices of women and other marginalised groups can be included. To take part register at https://watac.net.au/ – Details on accessing the online Zoom session will be emailed. Those without internet access can join the session by telephone.
St Catherine’s Primary School
Links & Events
The Majellan introduces
‘Free E-Book: The Early Church‘
St Pat’s Church – Church Hill (City)
online at 9:30 am Daily
(Australian Bishops Conference)
The Journey Radio Program
The Journey is a weekly program developed by the Catholic Diocese of Wollongong and is the only Catholic radio program in Australia aired on general Christian radio. Visit www.jcr.org.au or www.itunes.jcr.org.au where you can listen anytime and subscribe to weekly shows by email.
(Gather Proclaim Break Send)
The GPBS Mission & Ministry Team facilitates a number of workshops that give students and staff a hands-on approach to liturgy, prayer, liturgical music, leadership formation and staff professional development. https://www.gpbs.com.au/about-us/
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