Our Lady’s Procession: 2 October

Our Lady’s Procession: Please plan to join us for this year’s Our Lady’s procession following the Vigil Mass on Saturday, 2nd October. We are looking for four to six gentlemen who can help with carrying Our Lady’s statue. If you can help, please contact Fr Cyprian or the parish office. Thank you

Mrs Josephine (Jo) Polglaze:

Mrs Josephine (Jo) Polglaze: We are saddened by the death of Jo which occurred on Tuesday morning 14/09/21. There will a rosary for Jo on Monday 27th September at 6.30pm, viewing at 6pm at St Anthony’s Wanneroo and her requiem Mass will be on Tuesday, 28th September at 10.00am at St Anthony’s Wanneroo. May Jo rest in peace.

Catholic Mission

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THIS WEEK, Catholic Mission will share the story of Churai*, who having experienced much heartbreak in childhood, turned to the Mother and Babies Home run by the Good Shepherd Sisters in Bangkok when as a young pregnant woman she was abandoned by her partner. Without this programme, many vulnerable women like Churai will have nowhere to turn when in need of love and support.

Please give generously today to continue this life‑giving work, and many other similar Church‑run programmes around the world by using the appeal envelope, or going online at www.catholicmission.org.au/thailand or by scanning the QR code.

Mass Readings: 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

There is a difference between being childish and being childlike. Today we are called to imitate the simple honesty and transparency of a small child who can sometimes recognise truths that adults have not noticed.

1st Reading: Wisdom 2:12.17-20

Wrongdoers are reluctant to trust people who focus on doing what is right and sometimes try to catch them out.

2nd Reading: James 3:16 – 4:3

Peacemakers, when they work for peace, sow the seeds which will bear fruit in holiness.

Gospel: Mark 9:30-37

Jesus says that anyone who welcome a little child in his name welcome Christ himself; and anyone who welcomes Christ welcomes not him but the Father who sent him.

Antiphon to the Psalm:

The Lord upholds my life.

Entrance Antiphon:

I am the salvation of the people, says the Lord. Should they cry to me in any distress, I will hear them, and I will be their Lord for ever.

Opening Prayer:

O God, who founded all the commands of your sacred Law upon love of you and of our neighbour, grant that, by keeping your precepts, we may merit to attain eternal life. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen.

First reading: Wisdom 2:12,17-20

The godless say to themselves: ‘Let us lie in wait for the virtuous man, since he annoys us and opposes our way of life, reproaches us for our breaches of the law and accuses us of playing false to our upbringing. ‘Let us see if what he says is true, let us observe what kind of end he himself will have. If the virtuous man is God’s son, God will take his part and rescue him from the clutches of his enemies. Let us test him with cruelty and with torture, and thus explore this gentleness of his and put his endurance to the proof. Let us condemn him to a shameful death since he will be looked after – we have his word for it.’

Responsorial Psalm: Ps. 53(54):3-6,8

Response: The Lord upholds my life.

O God, save me by your name; by your power, uphold my cause. O God, hear my prayer; listen to the words of my mouth. R.

For proud men have risen against me, ruthless men seek my life. They have no regard for God. R.

But I have God for my help. The Lord upholds my life. I will sacrifice to you with willing heart and praise your name for it is good. R.

Second reading: James 3:16-4:3

Wherever you find jealousy and ambition, you find disharmony, and wicked things of every kind being done; whereas the wisdom that comes down from above is essentially something pure; it also makes for peace, and is kindly and considerate; it is full of compassion and shows itself by doing good; nor is there any trace of partiality or hypocrisy in it. Peacemakers, when they work for peace, sow the seeds which will bear fruit in holiness. Where do these wars and battles between yourselves first start? Isn’t it precisely in the desires fighting inside your own selves? You want something and you haven’t got it; so you are prepared to kill. You have an ambition that you cannot satisfy; so you fight to get your way by force. Why you don’t have what you want is because you don’t pray for it; when you do pray and don’t get it, it is because you have not prayed properly, you have prayed for something to indulge your own desires.

Gospel Acclamation: 2 Thessalonians 2:14

Alleluia, alleluia! God has called us with the gospel to share in the glory of

our Lord Jesus Christ. Alleluia.

Gospel Reading: Mark 9:30-37

Jesus and his disciples made their way through Galilee; and he did not want anyone to know, because he was instructing his disciples; he was telling them, ‘The Son of Man will be delivered into the hands of men; they will put him to death; and three days after he has been put to death he will rise again.’ But they did not understand what he said and were afraid to ask him. They came to Capernaum, and when he was in the house he asked them, ‘What were you arguing about on the road?’ They said nothing because they had been arguing which of them was the greatest. So, he sat down, called the Twelve to him and said, ‘If anyone wants to be first, he must make himself last of all and servant of all.’ He then took a little child, set him in front of them, put his arms round him, and said to them, ‘Anyone who welcomes one of these little children in my name, welcomes me; and anyone who welcomes me welcomes not me but the one who sent me.’

Prayer over the Offerings:

Receive with favour, O Lord, we pray, the offerings of your people, that what they profess with devotion and faith may be theirs through these heavenly mysteries. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Communion Antiphon: Psalm 118: 4-5

You have laid down your precepts to be carefully kept; may my ways be firm

in keeping your statutes.

Prayer after Communion:

Graciously raise up, O Lord, those you renew with this Sacrament, that we may come to possess your redemption both in mystery and in the manner of our life. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

a prayer in a time of a pandemic

Holy God, you are our comfort and strength in times of Crisis, Pandemic and Uncertainty. Surround us now with your grace and peace through this global pandemic of COVID 19. By your Spirit, help those for whom the effects of this pandemic have been severe and even tragic. Sustain those who are working hard through it. Grant your wisdom to those governing and guiding us to a sense of normality. Fill us all with courage and hope of better days ahead. We ask this through Jesus Christ, our rock and redeemer. Amen.

Plenary Council Prayer

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Come, Holy Spirit of Pentecost. Come, Holy Spirit of the great South Land. O God, bless and unite all your people in Australia and guide us on the pilgrim way of the Plenary Council. Give us the grace to see your face in one another and to recognise Jesus, our companion on the road. Give us the courage to tell our stories and to speak boldly of your truth. Give us ears to listen humbly to each other and a discerning heart to hear what you are saying. Lead your Church into a hope-filled future, that we may live the joy of the Gospel. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, bread for the journey from age to age. Amen.

Our Lady Help of Christians, pray for us.

Saint Mary MacKillop, pray for us.

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.

MASS TIMES 20th September to the 26th September 2021

Monday 20th September

Adoration Space 7.00 am

Church 9.00 am

Feast Day: St Andrew Ki Tae-Gon, Paul Chong Ha-sang & Companions

Tuesday 21st September

Adoration Space 7.00 am

Church 9.00am

Feast Day: St Matthew

Wednesday 22nd September

Adoration Space 7.00 am

Church 9.00 am

Feast Day:

Thursday 23rd September

Adoration Space 7.00 am

Church 9.00 am

Feast Day: St Pius of Pietrelcina

Friday 24th September

Adoration Space 7.00 am

Church 9.00 am

Feast Day:

Saturday 25th September

Church 8.30am/ 6.30pm

Feast Day:

Sunday 26th September

Church 8.00am/ 9.30am/ 11.00am/ 5.45pm

Feast Day:

Death and Anniversary

Our Prayers this week will be offered Jo Polglaze, Arlene Lewis, Walter Gionotti, Le Thi Be, Eric De Silva, George Wenz, Virina Norberger, Peter Nguyen, Christine De Villiers, Richard Tan Choon Swee, Mr Ramaswamy, Beatriz Casingal, Prema Chrisostom Gooch, Roy, Isabel Moore, All Souls in Purgatory especially our deceased members, all those who have died in India, All Doctors, Nurses and Heath Care workers who have died from Covid-19, for all our departed loved ones, all Holy Souls, all victims of Covid-19, all those recently deceased and those who have their anniversary around this time.