Catholic Archdiocese of Perth Mount. Despite its simplicity, however, the

that can be related to the ways of God that
found expression in the Sermon on the
Mount. Despite its simplicity, however, the
more we ponder this tableau the more we
come to appreciate how rich it is in
inspiration for those who want to live as
followers of Jesus.
Readings:
Ezekiel 34:11-12, 15-17
1 Corinthians 15:20-26, 28
Matthew 25:31-46
The tableau in today’s gospel concludes
Matthew’s collection of the teachings of
Jesus concerning the End. Unique to
Matthew’s gospel, it is a masterpiece.
Strictly speaking, it is not a parable, but an
allegory – a narrative in which details have
symbolic significance.
It may be the
development of a simple parable, in which
Jesus likened the expected coming of the
‘Son of Man’ with divine authority (Dan 7)
to a shepherd ‘separating sheep from
goats’. It provides, in a simple form, a
splendid summary of the teaching of Jesus
in Matthew’s gospel, concerning the living
of our Christian faith.
For the first Christians, Jesus was the ‘Son of
Man’, invested in his risen glory with divine
authority (Mt 26:64). In today’s second
reading, Paul celebrates the divine
authority with which the Saviour brings his
saving work to completion. In the triumph
of the resurrection he has authority over
the whole of creation; when ‘the end’
comes, having overcome all the forces of
evil, he will deliver the New Creation into
the hands of his Father, and those who
share in his triumph will rejoice in a divine
generosity that has no limits.
Paul’s
account of ‘the end’ is somewhat
overwhelming. Matthew’s tableau, on the
other hand, presents the final Judgment in
terms that are easy to understand – terms
The criterion by which we will be judged
when we come into the presence of God is
practical, simple and clear. It is not so much
what we do for the God ‘we cannot see’
that matters, in the end, but what we do for
one another – expressing the fact that we
are true children of the same Father (cf.1 Jn
4:20). And among God’s children it is the
poor and needy who should have our special
care – our ‘preferential option’. The things
that will establish our worth in the sight of
God, and our readiness to share in God’s
friendship, are simple things, possible to all,
learned and simple, rich and poor. What
overturns our expectations and is
immensely reassuring is the fact that those
who have proved themselves worthy of
hearing the Lord’s invitation – ‘Come, you
whom my Father has blessed, take for your
heritage the kingdom prepared for you
since the foundation of the world’ – may
well be taken unawares. Responding to the
grace of God, working in them ‘in a hidden
way’ (Gaudium et spes, n.22), they have
shown themselves true children of the
Father – helping for the sake of those in
need, without any thought of a reward.
Matthew’s tableau finds a place among the
elect for all who fight unselfishly humanity’s
ancient enemies: ‘ignorance, poverty,
disease, injustice, bigotry, death of body or
soul’ (B. Vawter). The greatest inspiration
of all, however, is found in the Lord’s
affirmation, ‘You did it to me’. Sharing our
humanity and experience in a struggling
world, the ‘Son of Man’ has made himself
one in a privileged way with those in
greatest need.
Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament Church
Catholic Archdiocese of Perth
Western Australia
Parish Priest: Fr Patrick Lim
Email: [email protected]
Address: 175 Corfield St, Gosnells WA 6110
Entry by:1 Isdell Place, Gosnells
Postal Address: PO Box 297, Gosnells WA 6990
Telephone: 9398 2331
Facsimile: 9398 8491
Email: [email protected]
PARISH OFFICE HOURS
Tuesday to Friday 9.00 am - 1.30pm
Entry by: 1 Isdell Place, Gosnells
Parish Secretary:
Maureen Byrne Tel: 9398 2331
Email: [email protected]
Catechist Coordinator:
Barbara Ingram Tel: 9398 2864
Mercy as the Ultimate
Criterion of Judgment
Matthew had used the previous
stories to warn of different outcomes
in the “not-yet” future of prepared
and unprepared approaches to life in
the “now”. He did not categorise the
story that would follow. Rather than a
parable, it would provide a grandiose
symbolic account of final judgment. In
its own way, it would contribute to
specifying the practical content of a
life of preparedness.
Placing us on the threshold of the final
Kingdom, this tableau gives us a glimpse of
what it will be like – one family of the
Father, united in God’s generous and
merciful ways. Today, we venerate Christ
the King; today’s gospel reminds us that it is
only in his final ‘glory’ that he exercised his
kingship. Among us, he makes himself the
‘Servant’ of all.
John Thornhill sm
Next Weekend Readings
St Munchin’s Primary School
Principal: Mr Robert Romeo
Address: 1 Isdell Place, Gosnells
Postal Address: PO Box 172, Gosnells WA 6990
Telephone: 9234 7555
Facsimile: 9398 1581
[email protected]
30th November 2014
1st Sunday Advent Year B
Isaiah 63:16-17, 64:1, 3-8
1 Corinthians 1:3-9
Mark 13:33-37
23rd November 2014
Christ the Universal King Year A
Mass Intentions this week
Parish Liturgical Schedules
Nov 22
Weekend Masses
Saturday 6.00pm Vigil Mass
Sunday 7.30am & 9.30am Mass
Weekday Masses
Monday 8.00am Communion Service (Mass on Solemnity only)
Tuesday 6.00pm Mass - 1st Tuesday Mass of Anointing
Wednesday & Thursday 8.00am Mass
Friday 9.00am Mass & (1st Friday 7.00am Mass at Sisters house)
23
Sat 6.00pm November Remembrance
Book, Delores Lieveaux &
Naidoo Family members (RIP)
Sun 7.30am November Remembrance
Book
9.30am November Remembrance
Book, Cecelia Bacon (Anniv),
Genevieve Pereira (91st
Birthday Celebration)
Reconciliation
Saturday 5.15-5.45pm or anytime by appointment
Buckley Centre
2nd Friday of the month 10.00am Mass
25
Tue 6.00pm No Intentions
McMahon Centre
1st Thursday in Feb, Apr, June, Aug, Oct, Dec 10.45am Mass
26
Wed 8.00am No Intention
Rosary
After weekday Masses
27
Thu 8.00am No Intention
Exposition
Tuesday 5.00-6.00pm with Benediction; Sunday 6.00-7.00pm
28
Fri 9.00am No Intention
29
Baptism
4th Sunday Naming and Welcoming at the 9.30am Mass
2nd Sunday during 9.30am Mass
3rd Sunday after Mass at 11.00am
Sat 6.00pm November Remembrance
Book,
30
Sun 7.30am November Remembrance
Book
Marriage
By appointment - Minimum of SIX MONTHS of notice
9.30am November Remembrance
Book
Parish Calendar
Nov 23 Sun 6-7.00pm Church
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
25
Tue 8.30am Parish Centre
Golden Age Club activities
26
Wed 4.30pm Parish Centre
After School Catechism
Dec 3
6.30pm Church
7
10.30am Church
Please pray for our sick
Especially Gary Robless, Kay Ford, Ian
Ballantyne, Theresa Walker, Rodney
Anthony, Helen Whitfield, Danielle
Sartorelli, Jacqui Richardson, Maria
Siciliano, Melissa Marklew, Marc
Rodrigues, Mavis Hall, Rudy Ring, Paula
Second Rite of Reconciliation,
Children’s First Reconciliation
Parish Annual General Meeting
Deadline for Bulletin
Prayers for the Sick
OUR BULLETIN is printed on Thursday.
Any items to be included should be received by Wednesday at the latest.
Please notify the Parish Office every
four weeks if prayers are still required.
ROSTER THIS WEEKEND MASSES 22/23 November
Masses
Sat 6.00pm
Readers
Sister Stella
Commentators
Kaye Cox
Extraordinary Ministers
Acolytes
Greeters
Choir
Vivian Loh, Bridget Soh, John Parker,
Norman Rodgers, Theresa Spicer & Colin Loh
one volunteer
Louise Ireland
Carolyne Ireland
Recorded
Music
Franklin D’Cruz
Cheryl Andrade
Recorded
Music
Sun 7.30am
Alaster Croning
Franklin D’Cruz
Chloe Pereira-Smith, Clint Barnes,
Russell Lally & Moiya McActee
Donald Nield
Sun 9.30am
Pat Simm
Brian Cutjar
Servite Sister, Brenda Ring, Kerry
Keys, Pat Simm, Jim & Anne Brink
Elsie TagliaferriMichael de Raadt Boundy
Jackie Vogels
Telling
Bette Lyra,
Cheryl
Andrade &
Erica de
Raadt
Folk Group
ROSTER NEXT WEEKEND MASSES 29/30 November
Sat 6.00pm
Suzanne Bazzica
Pam Davies
Vivian Loh, Bridget Soh, John Parker,
Norman Rodgers, Theresa Spicer & Colin Loh
one volunteer
Bette Lyra
Kevin PaineCoombes
Recorded
Music
Sun 7.30am
Jeanette Pedulla
Greg Drew
Chloe Pereira-Smith, Clint Barnes,
Russell Lally & Moiya McActee
Donald Nield
Terance Daniel
Jackie Hall
Recorded
Music
Sun 9.30am
Nicolina Ierino
Sheeree Ierino
Servite Sister, Brenda Ring, Kerry
Keys, Pat Simm, Jim & Anne Brink
Michael de Raadt
Hanna Allen
Mary Ballantyne
Recorded
Music
Jim & Anne
Brink, Kerry
Keys
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Marycare Contact Maureen 9398 7375 Maureen 9490 3337
Many thanks for all who
supported the Vinnies’
breakfast last Sunday. We
raised $947 towards our
Christmas Appeal.
With Christmas around the corner, there
is much more to do. Pick an envelope off
our Christmas Tree in the Church Foyer
and help make this Christmas a better
one for many in our community who are
less fortunate than ourselves. God Bless.
Parish Annual General Meeting
Sunday 7th December after 9.30am
Mass. All parishioners are urged to
attend to focus on what we, as a
community, can achieve together.
Sausage sizzle and Ice-cream will follow
the meeting. Children welcome.
Your Parish needs you!
Nominations are being called to fill
vacancies on the Parish Pastoral
Council. If you or someone that you
could recommend would be able to
make a commitment to serve the
community in this way, please complete
a Nomination Form, available in the
foyer today. All nominations need to be
signed by the nominee, a proposer and a
seconder. Nominations close 30th
November with the Parish Office.
Parish Reports
Committees, Groups and Ministries are
asked to submit a report of their
activities for the year to the Parish Office
before November 30.
Personal Advocacy
is an agency of the Archdiocese of Perth,
responsible for the faith development and
community inclusion of people with
intellectual disabilities.
Through the Personal Advocacy Program,
people with intellectual disabilities are
given the opportunity to expand their
spiritual and personal lives through a
relationship with someone from the
Parish community. The small faith group
in Thornlie Parish will be needing new
volunteers in 2015.
To find out more of what we do please go
to our website www.paswa.org.au and
contact us there. Or contact the agency
Ph 9275 5388 during office hours for
more information.
Golden Age Club
Family Activities - this Sunday
Coach Trip to
Mandurah,
Tuesday, 25th
November. We
leave the Corfield
Street Carpark at
9.30am where there is ample parking for
your vehicle during the day.
23rd November - all young families are
invited to join in activities after 9.30am
Mass. Face-painting, drawing, party food,
fun. A great chance for the parents and
children to be involved in the parish
community.
Our last meeting for the year will be in the
Parish Centre on Tuesday December 2,
with Indoor Activities from 8.30am and
then Our Christmas Lunch is on Tuesday
9th December. The Club welcomes all
those 50 years and over.
Flowers for Christmas
Helpers are always needed so for more
information please see Lorna after Mass
or contact the Parish Office.
Parish Youth
We have several enthusiastic young
people willing to join a youth group and
striving to go to World Youth Day in 2016.
Spread the word among your young
friends and enjoy the friendship and
fellowship that a Parish Youth Group can
provide. Watch this Space!
We once again are asking parishioners to
help with the purchase of flowers for our
Christmas decorations. Thank you for your
World Youth Day
generosity over the years. May God
is not just a day or an experience, but an
continue to bless and keep you and your
ongoing pilgrimage of faith for young
family as we prepare to celebrate the
people. These special days and
birth of Christ.
celebrations are meant to rejuvenate and
reinvigorate the spiritual life of youth and
The Voices - Combined Choir
young adults along their pilgrim journey,
which ultimately leads to Christ Jesus.
No, it’s not a television program! It’s
YOUR voice we need. Join in the
combined choir for our Christmas
celebrations. The practices, held every
Thursday night throughout Advent, really
do prepare us spiritually for Christmas as
well as enhance the Christmas celebration
for the whole parish community. Join the
fun and fellowship, and yes, some serious
hard work too. Choir experience is not
necessary.
Catholic Charismatic Renewal
CCR Perth invites you to the next 'CCR
Together' gathering on Friday, 28th
November, at the Como Church (cnr
Canning Hwy/Thelma St), commencing
with Rosary at 7.00pm. The theme of the
evening is 'CCR and Eucharistic Praise
and Adoration' with guest presenters Viv
Watts and Angela Boothroyd - a great
opportunity to praise God, be
encouraged through worship and
teaching and share the fellowship of likeminded friends. A collection will be
taken up to support the Renewal work.
The evening will conclude with a light
supper. Queries to Dan on 9398 4973;
em: [email protected]
Are you between 12-15 yrs or starting
Year 7 in 2015? Come and join us for this 5
day fun filled camp at Nanga Bush,
Dwellingup. Only $190 ($38 a day)
Contact your Parish Priest, visit the
website or contact Graham on 0418 979
600 for more info or to pick up a form.
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Your Bible Questions Answered
“Can you please recommend a Catholic
Bible that has explanatory notes or
commentaries?” For the answer or to
submit your own Bible question visit
www.thebiblicalfoundation.org.au. You
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Truth, Justice and Healing Council is coordinating the Catholic Church’s response to the Royal Commission into
Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse with a commitment to co-operation, openness and justice for victims and
survivors. It has been established in recognition of the imperative for the Church to address the past openly and honestly,
the good with the bad. There are flyers available in the foyer explaining the work of the council. For more information on
the Council visit www.tjhcouncil.org.au www.childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au
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