MEETING ABOUT PARISH FINANCES
THE FINANCIAL SITUATION OF THE PARISH IS INCREASINGLY PRECARIOUS!
FOR SOME YEARS THE PARISH HAS BEEN STRUGGLING TO LIVE WITHIN ITS MEANS. ANNUALLY, PARISH EXPENSES ARE GREATER THAN PARISH INCOME. THIS ANNUAL DEFICIT IS TRENDING UPWARDS. WE CANNOT CONTINUE LIKE THIS. A SOLUTION HAS TO BE FOUND THIS YEAR.
ONE OPTION, TO SUBSTANTIALLY DECREASE OUR EXPENSES, IS TO CEASE PAYING THE VERY EXPENSIVE NATURAL DISASTER INSURANCE COVER FOR ST MARY OF THE ANGELS CHURCH.
THE PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL AND THE PARISH FINANCE COMMITTEE WANT TO KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF THIS POSSIBILITY: SHOULD WE CONTINUE TO PAY FOR THIS INSURANCE OR NOT?
TWO CONSULTATION MEETINGS WILL BE HELD, ONE AT ST MARY OF THE ANGELS AND ONE AT ST JOSEPH’S. WE INVITE ALL OF YOU TO ATTEND AND BE CONSULTED ON THIS IMPORTANT QUESTION.
ST MARY OF THE ANGELS MEETING: AFTER 11.00AM MASS, SUNDAY 26TH FEBRUARY
ST JOSEPH’S MEETING: AFTER 9.30AM MASS, SUNDAY 26TH FEBRUARY
We continue to welcome RCIA graduates Drew Barnett, Ryan Olsen, Hannah Kim, Julia Scarf, Samantha Reid, Ruby Grey, Steve Hart, Jools Munn, Shane Munn and Felicity Kaiuea into our Catholic community. Many thanks to our parish community for your prayerful support during their RCIA journey.
We also join in thanking and acknowledging in appreciation the wonderful contribution and dedication Jane Ellis has made over the last nine years as part of the RCIA team of catechists, the last four years as lead catechist.
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) program will commence again on 20 October for anyone who is interested in joining our Catholic Community. This program runs for around 7 months (October to May) and involves weekly group meetings to learn about and discuss our Catholic Faith. If anyone is interested in joining this program, or would like to support as a leader or sponsor in this program, please make contact with Fr Frank on firstname.lastname@example.org or Fr Joe Savesi on email@example.com
St Joseph’s Tuesday Mass has Resumed
The 8.30am Mass held weekly on Tuesday has resumed.
Change of Sunday Mass Time at St Joseph’s From 28 November, the 1st Sunday of Advent, the Sunday Mass time at St Joseph’s will change to 9.30am.
The carpark at St Mary of the Angels is now closed to Parishioners from Monday to Friday. The Church carpark will be available to Parishioners during the day on Saturdays and Sundays.