STUDENT ENROLMENT…

St Thomas’ Primary School  3 Year Old Pre Kindergarten – Year 6 Innovative, academic, compassionate and inclusive education.                Places available in all year groups.  Call today to arrange a private tour and discuss your individual educational needs and discover the St Thomas’ difference. Phone: 9286 9500; https://stthomas.wa.edu.au/

 

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SACRAMENTAL ENROLMENTS FOR 2018 ARE NOW OPEN…     

If you wish to enrol your children for preparation classes (because they attend a  non-Catholic school) or to receive a Sacrament in the Parish ceremonies or if your child attends another Catholic school and St Thomas’s is your home parish, please contact the Parish Office and an enrolment form will be sent to you. YOU must attach a copy of your child’s BAPTISM Certificate with the form.

Classes begin on Thursday, 15 February.

Enrolments for the After School Sacramental Programme close on Friday, 2 March.

Enrolments for those attending other Catholic Schools who wish to receive the Sacraments here at St Thomas’s close on Friday, 16 March.

Commitment Masses for all those receiving the Sacraments in 2018 will be held the weekend of the 17-18 March at either the 5.30pm Saturday Mass or either the 7.30am or 9.30am Sunday Masses.

Catechism / Sacrament Enrolment Form

Please note that Sacraments are received in this order:  Reconciliation (Year 3), First Communion (Year 4), Confirmation (Year 6).  Unless there are exceptional circumstances, students receive one Sacrament per school year.  Parish Sacramental dates for 2018 will be published in due course.  For enrolment forms, or if you have any questions, please contact Silvia Kinder via her email address: silvia.kinder@cewa.edu.au

Fr Wayne Davis PP

 

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WE NEED YOUR HELP!

We urgently require more people to volunteer to become readers, commentators and special ministers at the 6.30pm Mass on Sunday night. If people do not volunteer, we will have to evaluate whether this Mass continues in the parish. Please phone the parish office or see Fr Wayne after Mass. This is urgent, so please think seriously about it. Thanks.  Fr Wayne

 

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WELCOME TO NEW PARISHIONERS:

We take this opportunity to welcome all new parish members.  We hope that you find St Thomas the Apostle a friendly parish community. Please join us after the 7.30am and 9.30am Masses for a ‘cuppa’ in the parish centre.  Say hello to Father, meet some new/old friends, sit down and have a chat.  Please become part of the family of St Thomas the Apostle.  See you there!

 

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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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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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BECOME PART OF OUR CHURCH FAMILY….

NEW PARISHIONERS, and those not so new, please complete the Census Cards which are available in the back of the Church (one for each member of your family) and hand the completed cards to Fr Wayne or one of the acolytes after Mass. It is very important for all new parishioners to register with the Parish and for existing parishioners to update their registration details so that the Parish Office is able to keep accurate records. Please be assured that ALL INFORMATION WHICH YOU SUPPLY IS STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL AND FOR PARISH USE ONLY in accordance with the Privacy Act of Australia 1997.

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DIRECT DEBIT CONTRIBUTIONS FOR PLANNED GIVING…

Any parishioners wishing to contribute to planned giving via the Direct Debit system, are requested to fill in a direct debit form which is available at the back of the Church. Please forward the completed form on to Rossana at the Parish Office for processing.

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THE OLIVE GROVE….

For Memorial Plaques and the Burying of Ashes please contact Rossana at the Parish Office 9384 0598 or Marg Carman 0406 663 354 for details.

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