BAPTISM AT ST THOMAS CHURCH….

We welcome into the parish community through the Sacrament of Baptism this weekend:    Oliver Golding

We ask for God’s blessing upon Oliver and his family as they journey through life.

 

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PARISH COOKBOOK….

Dear Parishioners, for some time now many of you have been asking me to produce a parish cookbook containing all the recipes that have been printed in the bulletin.  I have started to compile all the recipes and putting them into a document for you.  If any parishioner would like to add a recipe—original or a favourite of your family—then please submit via the parish email address or hand them in to me, typed or handwritten legibly. You have until the end of September to submit your recipe.  Fr Wayne

 

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6.30PM SUNDAY, 20 AUGUST—AFRICAN CHOIR MASS AND SUPPER:

Please join the African Choir for a Light Supper in the Parish Centre after the 6.30pm Mass this Sunday, 20 August. Come along and meet up with some fellow parishioners in a social setting, enjoying a cup of homemade soup with bread. See you there.

 

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EVACUATION PLAN….

We have been asked by the  Archdiocesan Office to post  Evacuation Plans for the Church at all entrances. We have now done so. Please make yourself aware of the closest exit to you in case of an emergency and the Church has to be evacuated. Please do so in a safe manner and exit the Church and cross the road on either Melville Street or College Road and wait for advice. Thank You

 

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UNITED PRAYER….

We unite ourselves in prayer with the people of the world at the outrage of the terrorist attack in Barcelona on Thursday. We ask the Lord to comfort those who are suffering at this time. Fr Wayne

 

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SINGERS WANTED…

Our 7.30am Sunday Mass Choir urgently needs people to join them each week and lead us in singing the hymns during Mass. It doesn’t matter who you are, just come and join them.  Also, a relief piano player/guitarist is needed.  Thank you, Maureen Gardner 9389 8289

 

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MARRIAGES AND BAPTISMS AT ST THOMAS’ CHURCH:

Marriages by appointment: 6 months’ notice required.  *Baptisms: 10.00am each Saturday, except for the 3rd weekend of the month when Baptisms are held during the 9.30am Mass on Sunday.  Contact Rossana (Parish Office) for more details. PLEASE NOTE: The Catholic Church requires that baptismal godparents have been baptised in the Catholic faith as they are required to make a promise that they believe in God. People who belong to other Christian faiths can also be godparents, but one must be Catholic.

 

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PLANNED GIVING….

ARE YOU IN THE ST THOMAS’ PARISH PLANNED GIVING PROGRAM?  WOULD YOU LIKE TO JOIN THE PROGRAM?  BY SUPPORTING THIS PROGRAM YOU WILL ASSIST THE FINANCE COMMITTEE IN PLANNING FOR THE PARISH’S ON-GOING COSTS IN RELATION TO BUILDING MAINTENANCE, GROUND MAINTENANCE, RUNNING OF THE PARISH OFFICE, PARISH CENTRE, ETC?  IF WE ALL SHARE THE FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE UPKEEP OF OUR PARISH, THEN WE WILL ALL GET TO ENJOY THE BENEFITS OF A BEAUTIFUL CHURCH IN WHICH TO WORSHIP AND GROUNDS THAT ARE WELL MAINTAINED.  SO, PLEASE MAKE A COMMITMENT NOW TO JOINING THE PLANNED GIVING PROGRAM AND PHONE ROSSANA AT THE PARISH OFFICE ON 9384 0598. 

 

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THE WEDNESDAY LUNCH CLUB

hosts a Light Lunch in the Parish Centre each Wednesday after the 12.30pm Mass.  You are cordially invited to join this friendly group.  All welcome.  Good food, great companionship. Come along and have some fun. See you there!

 

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VOLUNTEERS – THE CHURCH NEEDS YOU….

We are looking for  parishioners to  volunteer for some Church ministries.. We need more readers, special ministers, acolytes [men only—sorry ladies], morning tea organisers, people to go on the flower roster, and Parents to help with children’s liturgy. Please help us and volunteer. These ministries are very important to the life of the parish. If you can help out, please phone Rossana in the parish office, or see Fr Wayne after Mass.

 

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