Liturgy

SACRAMENTS IN PARISHES

First Communion
Next weekend - 21-22 June - many of our Year 4 Children will receive their first Communion with their families, in their parishes. Next weekend is the feast of Corpus Christi and the following local parishes will be celebrating first Eucharist: City Beach, Claremont, Floreat/Wembley and Nedlands.

Sacramental Diary

CITY BEACH: HOLY SPIRIT
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
June 11: Parent meeting with Fr Don Kettle - 7:00pm - Holy Spirit Parish Centre
June 19: Rehearsal 2:00-4:00pm - Holy Spirit Church. This is mandatory for all First Holy Communion Candidates.
June 21-22: Celebration of Sacrament

CLAREMONT: ST THOMAS APOSTLE
June 21-22: Celebration of First Communion

FLOREAT/WEMBLEY: ST CECILIA'S/OUR LADY OF VICTORIES
RECONCILIATION
June 21-22: Rite of Commitment at Mass
June 28-29: Rite of Commitment at Mass

EUCHARIST
June 22: Celebration of Sacrament
June 28: Celebration of Sacrament

NEDLANDS: HOLY ROSARY
June 21-22: Celebration of First Communion
June 28-29: Celebration of First Communion

NORTH BEACH: OUR LADY OF GRACE
CONFIRMATION
June 14-15: Confirmation Thanksgiving Masses

EUCHARIST
June 21-22: Enquiry Weekend
June 28-29: Enrolment after Masses

RECONCILIATION
June 28-29: Rite of Commitment at Mass

Further details regarding Sacramental Program:

THIS SUNDAY'S GOSPEL: "God loved the world so much…" (John 3:16)

The feast of the Holy Trinity is celebrated this weekend. Liturgist and youth minister, Greg Sunter, provides the following reflection:

The readings selected for Trinity Sunday provide an opportunity to reflect on the nature of God. Over recent weeks, we have celebrated the Ascension and Pentecost - both of which reveal something about the nature of God through Jesus and the Spirit. Trinity Sunday is an opportunity to celebrate the unity of God whom we acknowledge as Father, Son and Spirit. Today's gospel reminds us that there is a seamless continuity between the different experiences of God. Although we sometimes regard the God of the Old Testament as judging and vengeful, today reminds us that God is, was, and always will be a God of love. The gospel reminds us that 'God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son.' Love is the characteristic of God that is experienced as Father, Son and Spirit. God loved the world into being and loved the people so much that God made a covenant relationship with them and repeatedly drew them back into that relationship when they strayed. God loved the world and the people so much that God became physically present through Jesus as yet another attempt to draw all people into an awareness of the loving relationship God desired for them. When Jesus could no longer remain a physical presence in the world, God's Spirit became more evident to continue the work of drawing people into that loving relationship with God.

Rather than focusing on the mystery of the Trinitarian God, today is an opportunity to marvel at the single-mindedness of God who is so determined to reveal the length and breadth of God's love to us. That revelation has been made manifest in different ways throughout time but remains constant and unchanging. © Greg Sunter

COMMUNITY MASS

Community celebrations coming up for the rest of this term:

Next Friday 20th June Mass will feature St Louis House.

Friday 27th June will be a belated Ward House community Mass.

Friday 4th July will be lead by Year 9s and will be linked with NAIDOC celebrations.

Friends and family welcome at any time.

Where: Chapel

Time: 8:00-8:30

When: Fridays in term time.