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Recently Deceased; 

Waltraud Maria Wiedemann, Donald Featherston, Moira Cowie, John Murray, Geoff Hill, Dave Turner, Michael Mann, Leena Marcus, Mark Felton, Tony Cain, Margaret Shaw, Alice Elliott, James (Bill) Lindwall.


We remember those whose Anniversaries we commemorate at this time:

Tom Anthony, Robert Camilleri, Maurilio Lobo (10th Anniversary), Doug Payne (1st Anniversary),
Doris (10th Anniversary) & John Phillips, Dusan Rudolf, Rita Verco.


Also in our prayers, we remember:

Joe Caputo, Ken Connolly, Tracy de Lyall, Roy & Mary Esplin, Bill Godfrey, Rod Halter, Lionel & Bev Hurst, Lean Family, Sid & Sylvia Mullen, Anna & Joe Natoli, John Vincent Sidgreaves, Antonio Sorbara,
The Holy Souls, Deceased Members of the Friendship Club.




Father Greg has posted a WHAT IS HAPPENING IN 2022 DOCUMENT ON 1 JANUARY


Father Greg has started a parish Facebook page:

St Catherine’s has a new Facebook page”

https://m.facebook.com/St-Catherine-Labour%C3%A9-Parish-Gymea-108678858244000/               
then like the page 👍, for immediate communications






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 2022 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’

PLEASE NOTE:
That there are NO receipts (as they appear on your card’s bank statement), NO refunds or tax deductibility.

B-Point tap and Donate machine

You may have noticed the new “Tap ’n Go” terminals as you enter the Church. In a (post—) pandemic world, less people are carrying cash. The machine to the left goes to the “First Collection” which covers the upkeep of the parish clergy, housekeeping expenses, and cleaning costs. The terminal to the right goes to the “Second Collection” which supports maintenance/refurbishment costs, insurance, and staff salaries, and charitable/catechetical works of the parish. Thank you for being such a generous parish!

Moving forward, it is envisaged that the parish can make further savings on cutting out/down on the number of Planned Giving Envelopes with many parishioners opting in for the direct giving via Credit Card payments and also by use of these tap ‘n go machines. Last year over 50 boxes remained uncollected costing the Parish approx. $500


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, 2020-2021 or 2021-2022) 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.

https://watac.net.au/



The Journey Radio Program

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GPBS website
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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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