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Dear All,

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:

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)

Corpus Christi

First Reading Exodus 24:3-8
Responsorial Psalm
Psalm 115(116):12-13,15-18
I will take the cup of salvation, and call on the name of the Lord.
Second Reading Hebrews 9:11-15
Mark 14:12-16,22-26

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

First Reading Ezekiel 17:22-24
Responsorial Psalm Psalm 91(92):2-3,13-16
Second Reading 2 Corinthians 5:6-10
Mark 4:26-34

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 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 (
  • 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 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 (

Social Distancing
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.
Signing in
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
  • 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.
 We are still not able to:
  • 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 
  • 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 (

Contact the parish office on 9242 2812 or email
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!
Fr Anthony
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

The Parish and Parish priest can accept direct bank transfers to:

St Denis Parish
BSB  086006   Account  528184936

Fr Anthony
BSB   066140  Account  10313613

St Vincent de Paul organisation (not our local chapter)

Caritas (Project Compassion) can take online contributions  

St Denis Parish website 
Parish Facebook group  – Catholic Archdiocese of Perth, including Cathedral mass online

Catholic Mission

Plenary Council Newsletter (PlenaryPost)

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