Dardanup Boyanup Catholic Parish Bulletin: 5th Sunday Easter – May 6, 2012

Thoughts on the Gospel

In John’s passage on the vine and the branches, Jesus presented the themes of testing and judgment, intimacy, and assurance of God’s benevolent providence. Jesus seemed to say, ‘No matter what happens, stay close to me, produce the fruit of a good Christian life, and my Father will take care of you.’ The theme of mutual fidelity threaded its way throughout this passage.  Chapter 15 in John’s gospel stood as the last monologue of Jesus before his death (his testing). Jesus gave this extended speech to his followers at the Last Supper. In context, Jesus looked back at the times with his followers. And he tried to reassure them in the face of the coming test at the Garden of Gethsemane. Many followers had left him because of his teachings. And many would leave him. Those who remained true to him would be stronger in their faith.

— Excerpt from www.word-sunday.com, A Lectionary Resource for Catholics


Communion Antiphon:

“I am the vine and you are the branches, says the Lord; he who lives in me, and I in him, will bear much fruit, alleluia!



as I contemplate your face,
let me experience your great love for me.

Reveal your saving grace
and give me a grateful heart.

Heal me of my weaknesses and sin and fill me with compassion
for others.

Gift me with the wisdom of the Spirit and encourage me to be
a faithful witness to the Gospel.

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.)



Church Calendar

‘Just as we mark our lives by anniversaries, birthdays and national holidays the Church celebrates the mysteries of Christ’s life in a pattern every year. Each and every Sunday is a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ and as such Sunday is considered to be a major feast day. Among the other feast days that the Church remembers and celebrates are Christ’s conception on the feast of the Annunciation, Christ’s birth at Christmas, Christ’s death on Good Friday, Christ’s resurrection on Easter Sunday and sending of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.’ — From Hearing God’s Call,  Catholic Enquiry Centre



‘Whatever Christ attained at Easter, he shares at Pentecost with his friends.  The Church is the Easter/Pentecost process – the most exciting thing happening on earth!’

— Fr John Walsh MM



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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, 28th/29th April is $1,134.20.  Thank you very much for your continued support.

4.  Boyanup Centenary Committee will meet sometime on 2nd week of May to begin the planning stage of our 100th year celebration. Thanks!


Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults 2012-2013

We are now on the process of organising the new RCIA group for the year 2012-2013.  We are inviting all those who are interested to know about the Catholic Faith through RCIA to attend the initial meeting on the 9th of May, 9.30 AM.  It will be after the morning mass.  Morning tea will be offered during the meeting in the Retreat house.   Another meeting will be held in the evening, 6.45 pm—8.00 pm, for those who cannot make the morning session.  Hope to see you there!  Thanks!


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 with your preparations.  This will be the new process of Infant Baptism in our parish community from now on.  Thank you for your cooperation.


Parish Presbytery Appeal

Thank you to everyone that has responded to the appeal to raise funds for the presbytery.  To date we have raised $20, 000. 00 which is well on the way to our target of $22,000.  Donations can be made out to the “Dardanup Presbytery Appeal” and placed in the weekend collection baskets or can be passed on to Fr Nick, Danny Harris or Ward Italiano.


Parish Prayer Intentions

Thank you for Praying for us…

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

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


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.