Posted on: October 15, 2021

Message on the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Yr B)

Friday 15th October 2021

My dear people,

We can all sense some excitement as the date for the reopening draws nearer. There is even talk of the re-opening being a bit ahead of schedule. Let us hope that this indeed happens!

We will be having a meeting on the re-opening of our church tomorrow. I will then be able to give some guidance and details next week, hopefully. Even though we are meeting tomorrow, we will still have to wait for advice from the archdiocese.

In the meantime, our live-streaming of Mass will continue at the following times:

Saturday:                 9:30 am,

Sunday:                   9:00 am,

Monday:                  9:30 am,

Tuesday:                 7:00 pm,

Wednesday:           9:30 am,

Thursday:               9:30 am,

Friday:                      9:30 am.

We will also continue with praying the rosary in this Month of the Rosary and you are again invited to join us at 7pm. Those of you who are able to stick around afterwards for a virtual catch-up with a beverage of your choice are welcomed to do that. I look forward to seeing most of you there. You can join the rosary by clicking on this ZOOM link:

https://zoom.us/j/97709632325?pwd=bStnMXNDQ2YrRWdNWHNWMDBHRHVWQT09

Meeting ID: 977 0963 2325

Passcode: 620169

The “Cuppa after Mass” continues on Sunday. We will be livestreaming the Mass on YouTube ONLY and not via ZOOM. You are invited to jump on ZOOM immediately after Mass and join us for “Cuppa after Mass.” The ZOOM link for “Cuppa after Mass” is:  https://zoom.us/j/97923419428.

I trust that most of you have read the Pastoral Letter which I sent last Monday. May I again strongly encourage you to send your comments, queries and questions to our parish email address at carolinesprings@cam.org.au and to come to the parish town hall on Tuesday 19 October at 7.30pm. I will answer these questions and others which may come up on the day at the town hall. The meeting will be via ZOOM: https://zoom.us/j/93544751009.

Fr Simeon and I will continue to be in the office to receive envelopes from 10:30am to 12:30pm and 4:30pm to 6:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays; and from 10:30am to 2:30pm on Saturdays until further notice. We are also here for any pastoral needs you may have so please do not hesitate to call.

We continue turning to our patron saint and we ask for her intercession.

St Catherine of Siena, Pray for us.

 

Yours sincerely in Christ,

Fr Richard Rosse PP

Posted on: October 8, 2021

Message on the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Yr B)

Friday 8th October 2021

My dear people,

We continue looking forward to the slow and steady opening up which we are promised towards the end of this month. There is a meeting next week to discuss how we will re-open the church and resume Mass with people present. I will let you know ASAP after that what we will do.

We will continue live streaming Mass at the following times:

Saturday:                 9:30 am,

Sunday:                   9:00 am,

Monday:                  9:30 am,

Tuesday:                 7:00 pm,

Wednesday:           9:30 am,

Thursday:               9:30 am,

Friday:                      9:30 am.

This Saturday you are again invited to join us in praying the rosary together at 7pm. Those of you who are able to stick around afterwards for a virtual catch-up with a beverage of your choice are welcomed to do that. I look forward to seeing most of you there. You can join the rosary by clicking on this ZOOM link:

https://zoom.us/j/97709632325?pwd=bStnMXNDQ2YrRWdNWHNWMDBHRHVWQT09

Meeting ID: 977 0963 2325

Passcode: 620169

The “Cuppa after Mass” continues on Sunday. We will be livestreaming the Mass on YouTube ONLY and not via ZOOM. You are invited to jump on ZOOM immediately after Mass and join us for “Cuppa after Mass.” The ZOOM link for “Cuppa after Mass” is:  https://zoom.us/j/97923419428.

I trust that most of you have read the Pastoral Letter which I sent on Monday. I strongly encourage you to send your comments, queries and questions to our parish email address at carolinesprings@cam.org.au and to come to the parish town hall. I will answer these questions and others which may come up on the day at the town hall. The meeting will be via ZOOM: https://zoom.us/j/93544751009.

The Senior Leadership Team (SLT) had our first coaching session this morning with Mr Ron Huntley at 8am. This indicates that the path we are on to lead the parish in a missionary way is on a serious footing now. I ask for your prayers for the success of these coaching sessions. 

Fr Simeon and I will continue to be in the office to receive envelopes from 10:30am to 12:30pm and 4:30pm to 6:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays; and from 10:30am to 2:30pm on Saturdays until further notice. We are also here for any pastoral needs you may have so please do not hesitate to call.

We continue turning to our patron saint and we ask for her intercession.

St Catherine of Siena, Pray for us.

 

Yours sincerely in Christ,

Fr Richard Rosse PP

Posted on: October 1, 2021

Message on the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Yr B)

Friday 1st October 2021

My dear people,

I must say this week has been a bit more positive as we start looking forward to restrictions being lifted slightly. While the rise in numbers over the past two days is concerning, we trust that restrictions will be lifted as announced.  At the moment let us try and find things in the smallest of developments in our lives and in our communities that make us happy and give us hope.

We will continue live streaming Mass at the following times:

Saturday:                 9:30 am,

Sunday:                   9:00 am,

Monday:                  9:30 am,

Tuesday:                 7:00 pm,

Wednesday:           9:30 am,

Thursday:               9:30 am,

Friday:                      9:30 am.

Our parish initiative of sending photos showing the arrival of spring has come to an end. I would like to thank everyone who has sent photos showing the advent of spring. These have indeed been a great addition to our Facebook page.

This Saturday you are again invited to join us in praying the rosary together at 7pm. Those of you who are able to stick around afterwards for a virtual catch-up with a beverage of your choice are welcomed to do that. I look forward to seeing most of you there. You can join the rosary by clicking on this ZOOM link:

https://zoom.us/j/97709632325?pwd=bStnMXNDQ2YrRWdNWHNWMDBHRHVWQT09

Meeting ID: 977 0963 2325

Passcode: 620169

The “Cuppa after Mass” continues on Sunday. From this Sunday, we will be livestreaming the Mass on YouTube ONLY and not via ZOOM. You are invited to jump on ZOOM immediately after Mass and join us for “Cuppa after Mass.” The ZOOM link for “Cuppa after Mass” is:  https://zoom.us/j/97923419428.

On Monday, 4th October, I will celebrate the 4th anniversary of taking up my appointment as Parish Priest here. I would like to sincerely thank you again for your welcome when I first arrived, for the way that you have treated me since and your constant love and care of me. I ask you to pray for me so that I can be the pastor that I need to be to enable all of us to grow in holiness.

Fr Simeon and I will continue to be in the office to receive envelopes from 10:30am to 12:30pm and 4:30pm to 6:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays; and from 10:30am to 2:30pm on Saturdays until further notice. We are also here for any pastoral needs you may have so please do not hesitate to call.

We continue turning to our patron saint and we ask for her intercession.

St Catherine of Siena, Pray for us.

 

Yours sincerely in Christ,

Fr Richard Rosse PP