2022-23 RCIA Program Information Evening: 21 July

2022-23 RCIA Program: Are you a non-Catholic and would like to be one? Do you have a non-Catholic family member, friend, colleague and or neighbour? Are you a baptised Catholic but have not completed your sacraments of initiation; that is; Eucharist and Confirmation? Or would you just like to grow your Catholic Faith understanding? Please join us for an information evening 7.30pm on 21st July in the parish centre. For enquiries and or more information, please contact our new RCIA coordinator Mr Tom Loreck on 0417 997 254 or tomloreck@optusnet.com.au

Message from Fr. Cyp

Greetings and welcome!

Fr Francis and I warmly welcome you here at Our Lady of the Mission, Whitford Parish; parishioners and visitors alike. We pray and hope that you feel truly safe and at home in this our place of prayer, worship and personal encounter with our risen Lord. May the Holy Spirit ever pray in us more than we can ever imagine and bind us together in the love of our Heavenly Father. Whitford Catholic Parish is home to over seventy nationalities represented by our parishioners and frequent visitors. We take pride in our young people; those in our parish primary and secondary schools, those enrolled in our Parish Religious Education Program (PREP) and our parish youth group. They are not just our future Church but a vital part of our Church today and now. We value our young people and endeavor to have their voices heard at every level of our administrative and pastoral engagements. We are ever grateful to the many individuals and groups that volunteer in various ministries of our parish life. To one and all, know that you are valued and appreciated in your own right. We cannot be what we are without you. With ever-changing COVID-19 restrictions, we renew our collective commitment to keeping OLM a COVID-Safe community. Our priests, office staff, cleaning ministry team are doing their bit. We ask you to do your bit in assisting us in this resolve. Together, we will be victorious over this pandemic. Fr Francis and I thank one and all of you for your ongoing prayers, concern, encouragement and support. Rest assured of our daily thoughts and prayers. We commend you as always, into the powerful intercessions of our Blessed Virgin Mother of Good counsel, and into those of St Joseph, patron of the universal Church.

Fr Cyprian M Shikokoti – PP.

New Collection Practice:

New Collection Practice: Both First and Second collections are now being deposited in special collection boxes provided in the Church foyer upon arrival or as you leave Church after Mass. There will be NO collection at offertory time during Mass. For your information, First collection goes toward support of priests and Second collection is toward every day running and maintenance of the Church.

Financial Support for the Parish

Some parishioners have enquired on how they can channel support for our priests whilst Masses are suspended during this COVID 19 epidemic. Our priests are truly grateful and humbled by your concern. If you can extend your financial support by EFT, here are the details:

BSB: 086 006

Account: 140 275 567

Account Name: Whitford Presbytery

Alternatively, if you would like to contribute via Direct Debit, please see the form attached to the last page of the newsletter to contribute to our Parish through Direct Debit. Please complete the form and return to whitford@perthcatholic.org.au. Thank you for your continued support during this challenging time. Take care and God Bless.

Fathers Cyp and Francis

Direct Debits

For those of you who are still in a position to support our Parish, please see the form attached to the last page of the newsletter to contribute to our Parish through Direct Debit. Please complete the form and return to whitford@perthcatholic.org.au. Thank you for your continued support during this challenging time. Take care and God Bless.