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Dear All

Varieties of men and women emerge from our readings of the Holy week, but none of them matches with the life of Judas. He is a brave man like others; he gets his vocation like others. Does he understand what is expected of him? Do the others know what is expected of them?

Judas is announced by the prophets; what must happen has happened. Judas had to come, because without him how could the Scriptures complete themselves?

Does his mother bring him up so that it may be said of him: ‘It would have been better for that man if he had not been born’? Peter denies thrice; Judas throws away his silver coins as his pain of betraying a just man suffocates him. Why is he unable to overcome his pain and turn to the right path? What is his sin when he is there only to help complete the Scriptures? Judas will always remain a mystery.

It pays to read and reflect upon the passion story according to St John.

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 - Thu:  8:00 am   
         * Good Friday does not have a morning mass

         * No masses Easter Saturday until evening Vigil 



        Holy Thursday Mass    :  7:30 pm 

        Good Friday Service    :  3:00 pm 

        Desolata (Friday)          :  7:30 pm 

        Easter Vigil (Saturday) :  6:30 pm 

        Easter Sunday              :  7:30 am, 9:00 am, and 6:00 pm  



Sunday Readings (27/28 March 2021)

Palm Sunday

First Reading Isaiah 50:4-7
Responsorial Psalm
Psalm 21(22):8-9,17-20,23-24
My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?
Second Reading Philippians 2:6-11
Mark 14:1-15:47

Vigil:   Jan O'Connor
7:30 :  - Volunteer needed -
9:00 :  Penny Carroll
6:00 :  - Youth Mass - 

Sunday Readings (03/04 April 2021)


First Reading Acts 10:34,37-43
Responsorial Psalm Psalm 117(118):1-2,16-17,22-23
Second Reading Colossians 3:1-4
John 20:1-9



Prayers of the Faithful  

We pray for Pope Francis and his brother bishops that they, in their ministries, will proclaim the gospel to the world through the witness of their lives

We pray for all those who feel isolated or abandoned in our community, especially the homeless.  May we be a sign of God’s love and mercy to them.

We pray for all those who feel isolated or abandoned in our community, especially the homeless.  May we be a sign of God’s love and mercy to them.

We pray for people who are burdened by fear and anxieties.  May they have strength and courage, knowing that God is with them.

We pray for people who are sick and grieving, may their clouded spirits be raised by the warmth of God’s love.



Caritas - Project Compassion 

Please donate to Project Compassion 2021 and help improve health and wellbeing of communities in Indonesia so they can work towards eradicating poverty, providing a better future for all.
You can donate through Parish boxes and envelopes, by visiting or phoning 1800 024 413.



St Denis Parish COVID-19 Guidelines  

Due to the Government regulations and the need for cleaning and sanitising
  • All gatherings/meetings are to occur in the body of the church utilising the pews in the church.
    • The Marian Chapel is closed to the public at this time;
    • The foyer of the church is not available for meetings and for other programs e.g. line dancing;
    • The Parish Centre including the Nolan Room and the outdoor courtyard are not available for use.
    • The out-door toilets are closed.
  • Social distancing to be observed at all times.  1.5 metres between people; 2 square metres per person at meetings/prayer gatherings within the body of the church.
  • No social gatherings involving the sharing of food and drinks are permitted indoors or outdoors on St Denis property.  In line with the government requirements of ‘Safety First’ the sharing of food, serving utensils, serviettes etc is strongly discouraged.  For example the parish kitchen is only big enough for 1 person at a time.
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 to be 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
Signing in - is back! 
  • Every person coming into the church is required to register their name and phone number in our 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 government requirement.  

Seating arrangements
  • The maximum number at this stage is 375.
if families/couples/people from one household come to mass they can sit beside each other without having to observe the 1.5 metre social distancing rule. This will allow up to 375 people in the church. Please move into the centre of the seat so that people who come later won’t have to ‘climb over you’.
At present, due to social distancing, sanitising etc. -
  • Acolytes, altar servers, sacristan and Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist are not required. 
  • The Lector is invited to sit in the body of the church and to move to the sanctuary when required.
  • We will not be having entrance/recessional processions or Offertory processions.
  • No communion from the Chalice.
  • No communion on the tongue.  Please receive communion in the hand, and remain standing – kneeling makes it far to difficult for Father to remain socially distanced from the communicant.
  • Hymn books, loose prayer sheets, etc are not to be used.
At present we are unable to -
  • 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 
  • Have our book of intentions or mass intentions envelopes out.  If you wish to have a mass offered please contact the parish office on 92422812 or email  or place an envelope in the offering basket in the foyer of the church.
  • Take up collections during Mass.  There are baskets in the foyer of the church for planned giving envelopes/offerings or you may contribute on line – banking details are provided on the newsletter.
  • The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick
The communal celebration of the Anointing of the Sick is to be temporarily suspended.
  • Confessions
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
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.
Contact the parish office on 9242 2812 or
The Day with Our Lady, St Peregrine devotional groups and any other large groups are advised to wait until the Government implements Phase 4 of the Roadmap.
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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