16th Mar, 2013

Parish Newsletter 17 Mar 2013

Parish Newsletter 17-3-2013

With the closure of St Richard’s Church, we are now in the process of clearing out the church. The church pews will be available for those who wish to purchase. We have had a lot of inquiries already. Please contact the parish office on 9723 4275 if you are interested.

Ways to participate in and contribute to Holy Week and the Easter liturgies
Palms for Palm Sunday – large palms needed
If anyone has any large palms that could be used to adorn the Church on Passion Sunday, please contact Jane on 9725 4194 and / or deliver them to the Church on Friday morning 22nd March prior to 10am. Thanks.
Easter Choir
All welcome to join the Easter Choir – practice is Thursday 21st March – 7.45pm in the Church.
Easter Triduum – Readers / commentators / Special Ministers
All those who are involved in reading, commentating or as a Special Minister, please be available for a briefing session on Tuesday 19th March 2013 at 8.10pm after the Penitential Service in the Church. There are still openings for people to put their name on the roster in the Church foyer.
Participate in the washing of the feet on Holy Thursday
All parishioners are invited to participate in the washing of the feet during our Holy Thursday liturgy. If you wish to participate in this ritual, please wear footwear that can be easily removed.
Contribute to the Easter Supper
After the Easter Vigil all are invited to share in the Easter Supper. If you are able to bring a plate to share that would be most appreciated.

Pilgrimage to Hamilton, Portland and Penola will be conducted from 17th – 20th May 2013 with pick-up points at Southern Cross Station (9.30am), Bacchus Marsh & Ballarat. Cost $575 (based on 25 pilgrims) twin share (all incl. except 2 lunches) with $120 extra for single room. All sites connected with St Mary Mackillop and her family will be visited with Mass on Sunday at Penola. Cont. Sr Mary Fermio rsj P.O. Box 37, Bacchus Marsh 3340 or ph. 5367 2078 or email: mary.fermio@sosj.org.au before 20th March for application forms and details.

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