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John Hugh Gough, Joseph ‘Joe’ Hansel, Judith King, Carmel Farnham, Baby Atticus, Leoni Bashall, Mary Fitzgerald, Geoffrey Jones, Elaine Matthews, Kevin Fennell, Kevin Cannon, Frank Humphries,
Aileen McDonnell, Jonah Iona, Valerie Joan Tye, David Morrison.
We remember those whose Anniversaries we commemorate at this time:
Helen & Charles Bombala, Ivan Bosnjak, Thelma Gaye & Anthony Bloye, Kevin Henry Cashman, Val Cobcroft,
Peg Cockram, Ken Connolly, Glenn Michael Dorman, Roy & Mary Esplin, Nicola Franco, Thomas Ginman, Bill Godfrey, Lurline & Lewis & Jack Grime, Father William Hannon, Joe & Anna Natoli, John Sidgreaves, Tom Richards
Also in our prayers, we remember:
Tracy de Lyall, Roy & Mary Esplin, Bill Godfrey, Rod Halter, Lionel & Bev Hurst, Sid & Sylvia Mullen, John Vincent Sidgreaves, Antonio Sorbara
Father Greg has posted a WHAT IS HAPPENING IN 2022 DOCUMENT ON 1 JANUARY
Father Greg has started a parish Facebook page:
then like the page 👍, for immediate communications
I have also started a new Facebook page”
Sign the No Euthanasia Petition to prevent state-sanctioned killing in NSW
Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP is urging all Catholics to sign an e-petition to prevent the NSW parliament passing laws that sanction the killing of vulnerable human beings. There is never a good time to introduce laws such as this, but to do so in the middle of a pandemic and amidst lockdowns adversely affecting the lives and livelihoods of millions is unconscionable.
Our sick and elderly have already suffered 17 months of increasing isolation and right now that is being intensified. Meanwhile, people are losing their jobs, businesses are going under, families are under the pressures of schooling and working from home, people’s movements are severely restricted, and depression rates are up. The last thing we need to hear from our leaders in this situation is a pro-suicide message.
Please sign this petition, calling on the Government to keep us focused on the present challenges and once they have been met, let us focus on medicine at its best and not its most lethal.
Gaping holes in proposed euthanasia laws, Sydney leading the global fight against slavery, Theology of the Body for preschoolers. The Catholic Weekly Digital Edition: Friday 6 August
COOK REQUIRED / De La Salle Brothers Cronulla
Permanent part-time or casual position (up to 4 days@ week) for midday meal.
Please ring Brother Gary on 0423.027.768
OUR PARISH MEMORIAL GARDEN is going well with plaques.
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 (prices will change from 1 July due to manufacturing price increase of the plaques). 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.
B-POINT TAP AND PAY SYSTEM
B-Point tap is located just inside the main door of the Church.
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
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 last year – Tuesday, 9 June 2020 (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.
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