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December Update

My Dear Brothers, Sisters, and Children,

Time has passed by so quickly and we have almost come to the tail end of the Year 2022. We give thanks to God for guiding us during this year. Let me express my sincere thanks to the parish staff and volunteers for all their support and goodwill. I thank each and every one of you for your faith-filled presence at our liturgical services, especially weekday and Sunday Masses. In fact, your strong witness has inspired and challenged me to find meaning in my Priestley life. This is the best gift you can give to a priest. I am also grateful to every parishioner for their financial support and contributions.

We accept that any human being can make mistakes and I am not an exception. Therefore, I seek your sincere apologies if I have hurt you in my words or any other way.

We begin a new liturgical year with the season of advent which is observed in the preparation for Christmas. Advent—so frequently ‘lost’ in the preparation for Christmas—is the season of hope par excellence. It is the season of hope, because our God who gave himself to us by creating us, and who came to us in the coming of his Son, will come again. I intend to present some spiritual resources and activities for both children and adults so that they may spend the Season of Advent in a more active manner and celebrate Christmas more meaningfully. I would be happy if you could undertake at least one of the activities recommended by me.

In the Season of Advent, we unite yourselves with our Blessed Mother Mary, whose own preparation models for us the spirit of hope and faith that brings the light of Christ to life.

My prayers and blessings
Fr. Chaminda Wanigasena
Parish administrator

Our COVID SAFE plan in Church:

  • Churches are open to all people regardless of vaccination status.
  • Masks are encouraged whilst inside the Church.
  • All members of the congregation are permitted to sing.

If you or anyone you know within our Parish is experiencing distress or anxiety, Fr Chaminda is available to have a chat (parish office 9743 1023, please leave a message if unattended, clearly stating your name and contact number).