Each year from 27 May to 3 June, National Reconciliation Week celebrates and builds on the respectful relationships shared by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians.
Country is not a place on the map. It is much more; it shapes the way you begin to see the world and how you leave your own memory behind. Let us remember and pray for the ancient peoples of this Land.
There is so much pain across the world. How do you react? Brendan MacCarthaigh, a Christian Brother from Dublin working in India for over 50 years, mostly in Value Education with senior classes and teachers offers these words:
‘What am I offering? This: When you focus on the negative realities in your own part of the world, think in terms of love. Not despair, not anger, not revenge, not bitterness. Think in terms of love. Radiate it, send waves into the hearts of those who seem unable to make sense of it. I am not talking religion; I am talking humanity. Whether you choose to frame it within the terms of your own religion does not matter, so long as you are open, open, open. Make a huge effort to focus on the world that touches you, and then fix your attention on it with love. That is the very best you can manage. No negativity. Just love’.
Read more at: https://international.la-croix.com/news/religion/think-in-terms-of-love/14406
Anthony Xavier Rathinam OSM
Sunday Mass details
Sunday Mass times:
Saturday: 6:30 pm
Sunday : 7:30 am, 9:00 am, and 6:00 pm
Live streaming of masses (when available) on our Facebook page
Weekday Mass details
Weekday Mass times are:
Mon - Fri: 8:00 am *** 8:30am Monday public holiday
Saturday: 8:30 am
Sunday Readings (05/06 June 2021)
I will take the cup of salvation, and call on the name of the Lord.
|Vigil: Adolf Fernandes
7:30 : Odhran O'Brien
9:00 : Sue Pham
6:00 : Arlyne Sony
Sunday Readings (12/13 June 2021)
11th Sunday in Ordinary Time
||2 Corinthians 5:6-10
|Vigil: Lorraine Lockyer
7:30 : Maria Gaglia
9:00 : Sashtri Dumolard
6:00 : Rosemary Barker
The Safeguarding Program for St Denis Parish
The Safeguarding Office in the Archdiocese of Perth is responsible for ensuring the safety of children, young people and the vulnerable within the confines of the Catholic Church across the Archdiocese of Perth, and for educating the Catholic community on child protection and protective behaviours, and establishing Safeguarding Officers within Perth's metropolitan and rural parishes.
St Denis has two Safeguarding Officers who have been trained and are key to ensuring that St Denis meets the Archdiocese of Perth’s safeguarding responsibility to provide safe and secure environments for all in every aspect of parish life.
This means that, for you, they are a source of support, advice and information on all matters of safeguarding children and vulnerable individuals in the parish. They are the first point of contact for children, vulnerable individuals and others regarding suspicions of abuse and other safeguarding concerns.
If you have any concerns or want further information about the Safeguarding Program, please contact:
Britto Singarayar on 0434 623 180
Jan Smartt on 0410 444 338
You can also visit perthcatholic.org.au for more information.
It is our collective responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and vulnerable adults within the Catholic Archdiocese of Perth.
St Denis Parish COVID-19 Guidelines - Updated 20 May 2021
The WA Government has implemented Stage 4 of COVID-19 restrictions based on the advice of the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) and the WA Department of Health.
Contact registers, capacity restrictions, physical distancing and the need to maintain strict hygiene standards and conduct frequent cleaning of shared spaces remain mandatory in order to keep all parishioners safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Based on Stage 4 guidelines and regulations and, following directives from the Archbishop of Perth, St Denis Parish is able to announce the following changes:
- The church can operate at full capacity for a space being used for formal worship.
- Acolytes, Sacristan and Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist are available at the discretion of the Parish Priest.
- Collections can be taken up during Mass at the discretion of the Parish Priest. The option to contribute online remains. Banking details are provided in the newsletter.
- The Marian Chapel is open.
- The foyer of the church is available for meetings and for other programs. Groups who use the Parish Facilities and are preparing to recommence are advised to contact Fr Anthony with their Covid–19 safety plan which needs to meet the guidelines set by St Denis Parish. A copy of the Stage 4 Covid Safety Plan is available at COVID-19-Safety-Plan-Phase-4_0.pdf (www.wa.gov.au)
- The Parish Centre including the Nolan Room and the outdoor courtyard, is available for use subject to the 2 square metre.
- The Parish Book of Intentions and Mass Intentions envelopes are again available in the foyer. The option to contact the parish office on 92422812 or email email@example.com or place an envelope in the offering basket in the foyer of the church is still available.
- The out-door toilets are open.
- The Day with Our Lady, St Peregrine devotional groups and any other large groups can resume, subject to the required Phase 4 guidelines and regulations. Groups who use the Parish Facilities and are preparing to recommence are advised to contact Fr Anthony with their Covid–19 safety plan which needs to meet the guidelines set by St Denis Parish. A copy of the Stage 4 Covid Safety Plan is available at COVID-19-Safety-Plan-Phase-4_0.pdf (www.wa.gov.au)
Social distancing is to be observed at all times. The 2 square metre rule applies at meetings/prayer gatherings within the body of the church.
Every person coming into the church is required to register their name and phone number in sign in books provided in the foyer of the church or scan the QR code using the SafeWA smartphone app. This is to enable contact tracing in case of an outbreak of Covid-19 and is a mandatory government requirement.
Cleaning and Sanitizing
We are still not able to:
- Every person entering the church is required to sanitize their hands or to wash their hands with soap and water which is provided in the bathroom area.
- Cleaning and Sanitizing of the church after each gathering (prayer groups, mass, etc.) is completed by the people who have gathered using the sanitiser and cloths provided in the church. Cloths to be put in buckets provided at the doors of the church.
- Take communion from the Chalice.
- Receive communion on the tongue. Please receive communion in the hand and remain standing – kneeling makes it far too difficult for Father to remain socially distanced from the communicant.
- Distribute hard copies of our parish bulletin. If you would like to receive a copy of our bulletin via email please sign up using the links at the bottom of this newsletter or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Use hymn books, loose prayer sheets, etc.
- Have entrance/recessional processions or Offertory processions.
- Make physical contact during the Sign of Peace; it is to be given without physical contact.
The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick
The communal celebration of the Anointing of the Sick is to be temporarily suspended.
Priests can provide opportunities for the Sacrament of Reconciliation, according to the First Rite.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is to occur in a well-ventilated space and with appropriate social distancing being maintained at all times, including the absolution. The Sacrament can be celebrated in the sanctuary but provision for anonymity should be made.
The contact details (name, phone number, address and/or email address) of each person entering the church for Confession must be recorded and retained. No record should be kept of the reason for the person’s presence in the church.
Please contact Fr Anthony for information or clarification.
Groups who use the Parish Facilities and are preparing to recommence are advised to contact Fr Anthony with their Covid–19 safety plan which needs to meet the guidelines set by St Denis Parish. A copy of the Stage 4 Covid Safety Plan is available at COVID-19-Safety-Plan-Phase-4_0.pdf (www.wa.gov.au)
Contact the parish office on 9242 2812 or email email@example.com
Your health is important as is the health and wellbeing of each of our parishioners, please take heed of government regulations and the directives from our Archdiocesan Church leadership.
Stay safe and healthy!
Maria Gaglia, Jan Smartt, Sr Elizabeth
(Covid-19 implementation team)
Online Resources details
St Vincent de Paul and other local resources to help people in need are available on https://www.erconnect.org.au/
The Parish and Parish priest can accept direct bank transfers to:
St Denis Parish
BSB 086006 Account 528184936
BSB 066140 Account 10313613
St Vincent de Paul organisation (not our local chapter)
Caritas (Project Compassion) can take online contributions https://lent.caritas.org.au/donate/
St Denis Parish website http://www.stdenis.com.au/
Parish Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1302786806404916/.
http://www.perthcatholic.org.au/ – Catholic Archdiocese of Perth, including Cathedral mass online
Plenary Council Newsletter (PlenaryPost) https://mailchi.mp/89790a462ff6/plenary-post-edition-15-march-8-2649645
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