National Vocations Awareness Week

This is a week for the entire Church to consider,support and pray for those searching for their vocations in life. We might think about and pray for the young people in our community and in our families this week. In prayer, ask the Lord to enlighten them and give them the grace and courage to respond to His call. The Lord calls each of us to a particular vocation (marriage, consecrated life, priesthood or a single life of service).

Book Your Dates for Holy Communion

You can now book your ticket for the date you would like your child to receive their First Holy Communion. Please only book ONE ticket for your child. Bookings for friends and family will be done separately. You can now book a time, for your Child to attend Holy Communion Lessons. The Session Time are outlined in the Booking Window. You only need to attend one session per week. Please book 2 tickets (one for you and one for your child) and fill out the information required (be sure to fill in both the Child & Parent Details). All Children need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Salvatorian Initiatives

Congo – Please help us support young girls in providing for their families. Donations are welcome including Dressmaking pins. Sewing needles, spool of threads, seam rippers, measuring tapes, scissors and monetary donations. For more details please contact Parish Office.

New BPoint Payments

You can now contribute online using the SUPPORT OUR PARISH button on the Header of your website, via BPOINT CHECKOUT. Please put your Planned giving number when donating towards the 2nd collection. For enquiries and assistance please email finance.stlrevesby@gmail.com orphone the Parish Office on (02) 9773 9065 Thank you for your continued support.

New Way to Donate

In a society where we are becoming cashless, the next step to make a parish sustainable is to provide a method where people may give electronically. We have installed two ‘donation tap devices’ one, near the Piety Stall and the other at Our Lady’s Altar which will allow you to simply, tap and go! The devices are now set at a limit of $10 and $5 each per tap but if you would like to give more than $10 or $5, tap again to take it to $20 or $10 and then again to $30 or $15 etc. Please note there is a short delay between each tap to avoid people accidentally tapping twice. All donations via these devices are not tax deductible. DONATION POINT is quick and easy. All funds go towards our 2nd collection, this collection supports the administration, maintenance and upkeep of the church building, grounds and parish which is an expensive exercise, so all donations are well used. Please also know that this type of giving isn’t meant to replace our Planned Giving Envelope System. Planned Giving is invaluable in terms of planning and budgeting, but merely an opportunity for you if you would like to donate but don’t have any change in your pocket, as so many of us don’t today. Hopefully, many will avail themselves of this opportunity. Thank you for your generosity in supporting your Parish

Upcoming Events

YouthMeeting every second week on a Saturday from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm in the Parish Hall. Meeting on the following dates; 25th July, 8th August, 22 August, 5th September 2020. Bible Study – Wednesday 5th August 8:15 pmFather Tadeusz is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. To Join Zoom Meeting please visit our Web site’s Home Page for the link on Wednesdays. Thank you to Louise Missen for being such an inspiring Bible Study leader and guiding us to become closer to God! Catholics Returning Home ProgramWould you like to feel at home in the Catholic Church again? Would you like to know more about the Catholic Church as it is today?Please invite your family members & friends who haven’t been to the Church for a while to come for this five weeks support program that aims at helping Catholics return to the Church. The program commences on Tuesday the 4th of August 2020 at 7.30 pm at our Church. For more information please collect the pamphlet from the Church foyer. RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) Program – 12th August 2020Are you interested in becoming Catholic? Do you know someone who wants to become Catholic?Did you miss the sacrament of Confirmation? Do you want to learn more about the Catholic Church?Please come along to the Information Evening on Wednesday 12th August 2020 at 7:30 pm in the Parish Centre.

Sacramental Program Update

First Holy Communion First Holy Communion – Classes start this week!First Holy Communion classes will commence on the 29th/ 30th / 31st July 2020 and 1st August 2020. If you have any questions contact the Parish Office (9773 9065) or email stlukes.sacraments@gmail.com.Please keep all the Candidates and their families in your prayers. We have decided to continue the preparation of children for Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. Although we do not, at the moment, have a planned date to celebrate these sacraments, the Diocese has recommended that parishes continue to prepare the students. This six-week course is for all those children who started Reconciliation at the beginning of the year and any Year 3 and above children that still need to do their First Holy Communion. We plan to do six weeks of classes, beginning in the second week of term three (week beginning 27 July 2020): You are only required to attend one lesson per week. Classes will be conducted in the Church to allow for social distancing. All government requirements for infection control will be in place.Sessions will be booked using Trybooking https://www.trybooking.com/BJWCQ in order to ensure appropriate numbers and to update contact details. Please book online but if you have any questions contact the Parish Office (02) 9773 9065 First Holy Communion classes will commence on the 29th/ 30th / 31st July 2020 and 1st August 2020. If you have any questions contact the Parish Office (9773 9065) or email stlukes.sacraments@gmail.com. Please keep all the Candidates and their families in your prayers. Confirmation The Sacrament of Confirmation will hopefully be celebrated on the 21st of November 2020. Classes will commence in the last school term of 2020. We are awaiting further guidance and will keep the school and the parish updated on this matter.

Condolences

We send our sympathy to Janet Woods and her family after the recent passing of Tony Woods, a long-standing parishioner in our Parish.Funeral Mass this Tuesday 28th July 2020 at 10.00 am.

Catholic Weekly

The Catholic Weekly is available again from this week. With our church reopened for Mass the hard copy edition of the Catholic Weekly is available again in parishes this weekend for $2.00.

Planned Giving

New Planned Giving Envelopes and tax receipts are available at Church foyer. Thank you for your generous contribution in the last financial year. May God bless you all abundantly with his grace and blessings.

Catholics Returning Home Program

Would you like to feel at home in the Catholic Church again? Would you like to know more about the Catholic Church as it is today? Please invite your family members & friends who haven’t been to Church for a while, to come for this five weeks support program that aims at helping Catholics return to the Church commencing Tuesday 4th August 2020 at 7.30 pm at our Church.  Please come to our information evening on Wednesday the 12th of August From 1930 (7:30 pm) in the Parish Centre.  The evening will provide you with more of an insight to the program. Please come if you are interested or need more reasons to persuade another to come back to Church!

Mass Livestreaming

Please be aware that the only Masses that will be live-streamed From 1 July will be Tuesday 7:10 pm and 5 pm Vigil Mass on Saturday.

Parish Office Location

The Parish office has moved to the back of the Parish Hall. Please just ring the bell on the glass door and someone will open.

Parish Library

As part of our re-organisation we are giving away some books. They are in boxes marked, “FREE TO TAKE” outside the church.