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Welcome to St. Agnes’ Catholic Parish Matraville

Dear Friends

You are most welcome to contact Fr Laurie on 9311 2062

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Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

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Bulletins and scripture readings are available by clicking “BULLETINS” above.

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More than 100 people at each Mass at Matraville & Malabar

as long as we keep the physical distance of 1.5 metres (2 arms lengths) at all times.

Please come and join your parish community and invite your fellow parishioners so we can celebrate Mass together.

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NOVEMBER MASSES

November is the month of special prayers for the Faithful Departed.

November Mass envelopes are in our church so that Masses can be offered for deceased family and friends. Throughout November the envelopes with names will be placed near the altar to remind us that Masses are being offered for our deceased loved ones.

No need to put your details on the envelope, just the names of the deceased.

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Sacrament of Confirmation 2020

Welcome and thank you to Bishop Richard Umbers for coming to St Agnes to confirm our candidates.

Congratulations to those receiving this special Sacrament this weekend. 

A BIG THANK YOU to all who helped in the preparation of the candidates and in the actual celebration.

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Special Session for Confirmation at Malabar

All Malabar Confirmation candidates Wed 25 Nov, 4pm6pm in the hall at Malabar.

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Confirmation Dates:

Sat 21 Nov at 7pm at Matraville

Sat 28 Nov at 6.30pm at Malabar.

May they all know that we are praying with them and for them at our masses.

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Matraville & Pagewood Masterplan

Sydney Catholic Schools and the principals of St Agnes, Our Lady of the Annunciation and Champagnat Catholic College have great plans in place for the development and growth of our community.

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Solemnity of Christ the King: 22 November 2020

Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP will be launching a video message to mark this special occasion which we will share with parishes next week.

As the level of community transmission of COVID-19 declines, Catholics are called to return to Mass, if they are well enough, rather than continuing to rely upon livestreamed Masses where we miss out on receiving the Blessed Sacrament, the source and summit of our faith.  As we prepare to welcome the birth of Our Lord, Advent is a wonderful time for Catholics to return to Mass who may not have done so over recent months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

To mark the Feast of Christ the King, dedicated prayer and liturgy resources will be shared on the Archdiocese of Sydney website next week.

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Live Streaming Our Masses

Many parishes are live streaming their masses and so are reaching many people who are not with us in our church. If you have the “tech know how” and would like to help the parish to set up the live streaming, please contact Fr Laurie.
You would be doing a great service to our Catholic community.

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Rachel’s Vineyard

Finding healing and hope after abortion

A FREE online session at a time to suit you

Do you feel overwhelmed or laid low?

Has an abortion experience affected your life?

Is healing and hope possible?

Register at info@rachelsvineyard.org.au

or confidential phoneline: 0400 092 555.

Please give your name (first name is sufficient), email or phone contact details

and we will contact you to arrange an agreed time for your online session.

 Just mention you are registering for Called to Life online program.

For more information see under “Publications, Other Articles”

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Weekday Masses

Weekday Masses at Malabar on Tues, Wed, Fri & Sat at 9.10am.

There is 7am Mass on Tues, Wed & Fri & 9.10am Thurs at Matraville.

No Sat morning Mass at Matraville until further notice.

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To support Government guidelines,

we are strongly encouraged to wear a face mask while at church

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Please: Those who are unwell or at high risk should not attend.

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Please keep the physical distance of 1.5 metres (2 arms lengths) at all times

ie. When seated, standing and when walking.

(Family members may sit closer to each other)

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Please use the sanitiser every time on your way into the church.

Let us all respect government regulations.

Mass is celebrated on Channel 10 Sundays at 6am or online http://bit.ly/MassOnDemand or via St Mary’s Cathedral Sydney website www.stmaryscathedral.org.au

Parishioners are invited to watch Masses streamed live as listed below. OLSH Randwick has excellent online Masses and liturgies: https://www.facebook.com/olshparish.randwick/ Wollongong Diocese has excellent Sunday Mass at 9am each week: www.dow.org.au

Let’s Keep in Touch

Are we aware of our neighbours? During this time of isolation, there are many people, in particular our elderly community, who are feeling lonely and would really benefit from knowing that we care. Perhaps a phone call to someone. If we all make an effort to contact just one other person, we would really make a difference.

We are asked to love one another – please reach out to your neighbours.

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Shalom Tidings

For some very inspiring stories please look at the website shalomtidings.org and go to magazines.

Fr Paul’s Reflections are available under ‘Publications, Other Articles.

You may also enjoy the Week by Week Family Prayer Articles under ‘Publications, Inspirations’.

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Financial Support

Sincere thanks to those who have continued their support through planned giving and to those who have made some special donations. Your generosity is really appreciated.

If you are making a “DONATION” and require a Receipt to claim a Tax Deduction please make sure you let us know at the time the donation is made. Thank you.

You are most welcome to phone the parish office 9311 1909 or 9311 2062 for more information.

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Catholic Careline 13 18 19 is a free and confidential helpline during this time of uncertainty, when it can be difficult to know where to turn to for help!

God bless you, Fr Laurie Cauchi