Fr’s Homily 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Live Streaming of Liturgies
To join Sunday Vigil Mass click on our Parish YouTube Channel at 5 pm on Saturday.
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Women of all ages are invited to join us for an online retreat into silence, 24-26 September.
You will provide the silent times and spaces over the course of the weekend. The sisters will provide common times for Mass, communal and private prayer, and talks that delve deeper into the theme of silence.
For more information or to register: https://www.trybooking.com/BTYGD
Sydney Catholic Archbishop, Anthony Fisher OP, has launched the Archbishop’s Afghan Refugee Appeal. The appeal will raise desperately needed funds and commit the Archdiocese resources of education, health and welfare to Afghan families and individuals fleeing their homeland in the wake of the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan. The UN and aid agencies are preparing for a Syria scale refugee crisis. The appeal means that those who find their way to Australia will have support and resources waiting for them. These dark times remind all of us that we really are our brother and our sisters’ keeper. We urge you to donate here: Archbishop’s Afghan Refugee Appeal
For further information go to: http://justiceandpeace.org.au/ Thank you on behalf of the Archbishop and those most vulnerable people for your support.
Join us on the Feast of St Padre Pio, where Fr Bernard Mary will be reflecting on this great saint – his stigmata, his suffering, his incredible life – and teaching us how we can learn from Padre Pio for our own lives.
DON’T DO IT ALONE! The Upper Zoom is your reminder that you are not alone, and faith + ministry shouldn’t be done alone.
Date: Thursday, 23 September
Time: 7:00PM – 8:30PM
Register here in advance for this meeting
Think Tank – Navigating Tough Questions
Join a community of youth leaders from parishes, movements and chaplaincies in Sydney for a Youth Ministry THINK TANK on Monday, 27th September, 7:00pm – 8:30pm.
Join this open forum of ideas and advice among fellow youth leaders. We’ll share new initiatives, troubleshoot hurdles, and brainstorm creative ideas to reach new young people in today’s climate.
Learn and share:
– The importance of sharing Truth in Love
– How to be a role model towards young people
– The need to challenge young people to think critically
Register here in advance for this meeting.
Lockdown is extended which means it will be a long time to go without being able to gather for Mass. Sunday Masses are available on the YouTube channel BERALA PARISH. Should anyone would like to offer a Mass and attend it alone or with others, it is possible using ZOOM platform.
Please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org to organise special group Masses.
Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP is urging all Catholics to sign an e-petition to prevent the NSW parliament passing laws that sanction the killing of vulnerable human beings. There is never a good time to introduce laws such as this, but to do so in the middle of a pandemic and amidst lockdowns adversely affecting the lives and livelihoods of millions is unconscionable.
Food for Friends
During this lockdown if you are feeling unwell or short of cash or too busy to cook, and need a home cooked meal.
No explanation needed. You can have a choice of yummy dishes for the family. No one shall go hungry in this difficult time.
26 August 21 Update
20 August 21
The premier announced the current restrictions has been extended another four weeks and will now be in place until the end of September 2021.
To find the latest information on restrictions, including rules for your local area visit: https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19
Funerals may proceed at this time, with a maximum of 10 people in attendance and subject to a four square metre rule.
More information is available on the Archdiocesan website here, including rules parishes must observe around singing at livestreamed Masses: www.sydneycatholic.org/coronavirus-frequently-asked-questions/.
Ways to Donate
Contactless donations are possible by direct debit, QR Code, Tap on Facility in the church, and 1st & 2nd Collection jars at the entrance of the church for cash.
Sunday Mass: Vigil (Sat) 5 PM [live streamed]
Confessions & Holy Hour 8.30 -9.30 AM;
Mass: Monday – Friday 6.45 AM; Saturday 8 AM
There are always people making inquiries about becoming Catholics. A new program of RCIA will be commencing in the Parish this year.
Anyone interested in the Catholic Church and faith is welcome to contract the Parish Office on 9644 7787 or email@example.com.
Fr Thomas will be meeting with the applicants before a suitable program of instructions is presented.
COVID19 HELP TEAM
For care and support during this time of pandemic, contact CatholicCare on 13 18 19.