Dardanup Boyanup Catholic Parish Bulletin: 4th Sunday Easter – April 29, 2012

 

Thoughts on the Gospel

 

In this Sunday’s passages, John presented Jesus as the dedicated shepherd. Like the shepherd, Jesus would lead even if it meant his death. He would not be a charlatan who gave a performance of holiness for his audience, only to flee at any sign of danger. His leadership bound the follower to himself in intimacy. And his Father loved him for the sacrifice he would make for his sheep and for power he would use to rise up from the dead.  What defined true Christian leadership? In this passage, Jesus pointed to himself as the model. He was willing to put himself in harm’s way for his followers. Jesus exemplified a highly esteemed cultural value for his time: loyalty. His loyalty would extend to his own death. Any follower who desired leadership in the Christian community should be willing to face the same fate. They must be loyal to the Lord and his followers, no matter the cost.  Unlike the loyal leader, the hireling played to the audience, but fled at the sight of any danger.  Jesus inferred leadership would be tested. Indeed, any who aspired to leadership must be willing to be tested. With testing came disappointment and the possibility of disillusionment. After all, to walk in the footsteps of the Master meant a journey to the cross. The entire journey would bring joy and pain – sometimes on a day by day basis.

 

Communion Antiphon:

“The Good Shepherd is risen! He who laid down his life for his sheep, who died for his flock, he is risen, alleluia.”

 

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ST LOUIS CATHOLIC CHURCH CENTENARY CELEBRATION

Boyanup, WA

We are happy to announce that we now have a committee for the Centenary celebration of Boyanup Church this coming 9th of February 2013.  Planning of activities and the Pontifical mass will be discussed as the group meets sometime this month.  We would like to ask those who have old photos of their family in Boyanup church to lend us their photos for the exhibit as part of the program.  Remember, we are all in this together and as a parish, we will celebrate this wonderful gift of faith from God to our community.  Thank you and God bless!

 

 

 

 

 

The Lord’s Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer serves as the pattern for all Christian prayer. It holds a creative tension:

• God, who is in heaven, with the image of God as father,

• the need for our daily bread now while working and praying for the kingdom to come,

• the practical response to the experience of divine forgiveness in forgiving those who trespass against us, and finally

• the hope that in the face of despair and meaninglessness we will remain steadfast in our faith until the end of our life.

– From Hearing God’s Call, Session 21, Catholic Enquiry Centre

 

 

Gracious God,  You have blessed this ancient land with many gifts, especially its people.

We thank you for the Year of Grace, a time to start afresh from Christ. You invite us to contemplate the face of Jesus your Son, that we may experience a new wave of grace,
and that the light of Christ may burn more brightly in our lives.

Attune our hearts and minds
to the presence of your Holy Spirit,
that our Church may be transformed, our relationships be healed, and our nation grow in compassion and justice.

With the intercession of St Mary MacKillop, who showed us new ways of living the Gospel,  we make our prayer
through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

Mary, Help of Christians, pray for us.

 

 

(Prayer composed by the National Planning Team and endorsed by the Bishop’s Working Party, the following is the official prayer for A Year of Grace.)

 

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Dardanup Boyanup Catholic Parish Bulletin: 4th Sunday Easter

Dardanup Boyanup Catholic Parish Bulletin: 4th Sunday of Easter B – Insert

 

DO YOU WANT YOUR BABY BAPTISED?

Dardanup/Boyanup Catholic Church has formed a new ministry in the parish that will cater for the Baptismal Preparations necessary for your Infant Baptism. Please phone the parish office on 9728 1145 so that we can have your contact details and to organise someone from the group to visit you and to assist you in your preparations.  This will be the new process of Infant Baptism in our parish community from now on.  Thank you for your cooperation.

 

NOTICES

1. The New Sunday Missals are now available at the Cathedral Gift Shop in Bunbury at a cost of $39.95.  You can phone the shop at 97 918813. For all those who pre-ordered the new book, you can get them in the parish office together with your full payment.

2. The Rotary Club of Bunbury will conduct its annual “Give a Damn, Give a Can” appeal over the next couple of weeks. This project involves the collection of cans of food suitable for use by organizations distributing food to people in need.  Our parish youth group, with the assistance of Our Lady of Lourdes, will assist the project in the Dardanup area by collecting cans of food from Dardanup residents and from school families. The official collection day is Sunday May 6th. There will be a collection box in the school office and in the foyer of the church, and members of the parish youth group will ensure that any cans left in the classrooms are delivered to the collection box. Thank you for your generosity in advance.

3. Dardanup Parish Banking last weekend, 21st/22nd April is $670.75.  Thank you very much for your continued support.

4.  Boyanup Centenary Committee meeting on the 13th of May immediately after mass—10.30AM.  We will begin the planning stage of our preparations.

 

Parish Prayer Intentions

Thank you for Praying for us…

General Intentions:  Aileen Gardiner, Sue Dillon, Robyn Swindells, Jane, Kate, Rod, Helen, Matt and Sara.

Repose of the Souls of:  Owen Depiazzi, Frank Dwyer, Jhune,  Olga, Les, David, Betty Piacentini and all the poor souls in Purgatory.

 

Church Alive Parish Representatives:

We are happy to have three Church Alive Representatives this year.  They are Tammy Clift and Jan Prowse for the Baptismal Preparation Ministry, Peter Prinsloo for the Parish Liturgy Team and Groups.  Church Alive Program prepares our representatives for the specific ministry in our parish so that they will have the skills and support for the service they will render the community.  We pray that they will be guided by the Holy Spirit in this endeavour.

 

Prayer for the Parish Community

Our Father in Heaven, You call us to form a Family of families, A community of Families, Led by your hand and guided by Jesus, Mary and Joseph.  Grant our parish and home:  Unity and Creativity in serving one another; Imagination and Right Motivation in spreading the Good News of your Kingdom; Joy and Enthusiasm as we grow in Holiness through the celebration of the Sacraments, the study of the Sacred Scriptures, and the Deepening of experiences through our Catholic Christian formation.  Make our parish and home a worthy dwelling place of the Holy Spirit, who will throw Fire into our hearts and minds; to enable us attain Unity that will move us towards Mission.  We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives, and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever.  Amen.

Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Pray for us!

St Louis de Montfort Pray for us!

 

Parish Vision Statement:  In union with the entire Church, we aim to be a Christ-centred Family of families, spiritually alive and growing in our faith, reaching out, welcoming and engaging all in a spirit of generosity, compassion and love.

Parish Mission Statement:  Through the example of our lives, we proclaim the Gospel by: Actively seeking opportunities to engage everybody in the sacramental life of the parish; Answering the call to serve with generosity; Providing opportunities and on-going support for the deepening of our faith; Recognizing the value of the parish school community to the life of the parish and supporting them in their faith journey; and Looking for ways to engage and include the broader community.