Written by Christine / Fiona

June 23, 2018

RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (RCIA): The RCIA is for any of the following: An unbaptised adult seeking to become a full member of the Catholic Church; a baptised adult of another Christian Church desiring to be in full communion with the Catholic Church; A Catholic who has not been fully initiated into the Church and needs suitable preparation prior to the celebration of Confirmation and Eucharist; A Catholic seeking to be renewed in his/her faith; a non-Catholic who just wants to know more about the Catholic Church. Now is the time for people who wish to participate in the coming RCIA group to contact Fr Denis at the Parish Office. We invite every family to invite one person or family to join the RCIA. St Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church is always delighted to welcome and assist those who wish to know more about the Catholic faith.


PARISH FEAST DAY MASS: Next Sunday we will celebrate the 6th anniversary of the Foundation Mass for St Thomas the Apostle Church. That first Mass was celebrated by Archbishop Christopher Prowse, then Bishop of Sale. Next Sunday Bishop O’Regan will celebrate the 10.45am Mass. This will be followed by luncheon together and all parishioners are invited to attend and to assist by bringing some food to share. Our parish has much to celebrate and for which we wish to give thanks to God in this particular Mass. Please join us.

ST PETER’S COLLEGE: During this week St Peter’s College will celebrate its Feast Day on Tuesday, beginning with Mass. St Peter’s College is an outstanding part of the mission to young people in both St Agatha’s Parish and our own parish. We give thanks to God for the great source of blessing it is to our young people and their families. We pray in this Year of Youth that St Peter’s College may always be a place where young people encounter Jesus Christ, like St Peter did, and hear his call to follow him. We also take the opportunity to once again thank St Peter’s College for assisting us so much for the celebration of our parish weekend Masses.

BAPTISM PREPARATION: Sunday 24th June at 2.00pm at the Parish Office.

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL: Wednesday 27th June 7.30pm in Parish Office

FAMILY PRAYER MEETING: Last Friday of every month at St Peter’s College, Clyde North 7.30pm – 8.30pm. For enquiries, contact Jean-Paul Antoine 59907777 or the parish office. Month of June is on 29th June.

YOUTH GROUP meets twice a month. For enquiries, please contact the parish office.

PIETY STALL – Every 2nd weekend of the Month. For orders and enquiries, call Rick & Anita on 0450 782 558.

PROCLAIM 2018: Bishop Pat is encouraging parishes to consider sending representatives to Proclaim 2018. This national conference in Brisbane will engage parishes and faith communities in a conversation focusing on five key areas: Leadership, Culture Change, Young People, Belonging and Evangelisation. The theme of this year’s Conference is “Make your home in me” (Jn 15:4) and the conference aims to assist Catholic communities in preparing for the Plenary 2020. Register at  Please see notice board for additional information.

CATHOLIC CARE provide family and relationship services, relationship courses, pastoral services, refugee and asylum seeker support, and school and education support. All services are offered to the whole community, regardless of religious belief or background. Visit or call 9287 5555.

CATHOLIC THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE (CTC) is offering The Graduate Certificate in Ageing consists of three units:

  • Human Ageing: Theological and Spiritual Perspectives – offered as a Saturday intensive in 2018: Semester 2
  • Ageing Persons and Pastoral Care – offered in 2019: Semester 1
  • Ethical Issues and Human Ageing – offered in 2019: Semester 2

For enquiry, please contact the Registrar on 9412 3309 or email:


STEWARDSHIP ENVELOPE #82 – Would the parishioner who uses envelope #82 for Stewardship giving, please contact Christine at the parish office on 5998 0947.


ALL ADULT PARISHIONERS – The Parish Council has updated our Parish Code of Conduct for the Safety of Children and Vulnerable Adults within our Parish and feel that in order to truly create a child safe environment it is necessary for all adult parishioners to read, understand and sign that they will adhere to all aspects of the Parish Code of Conduct. If you have any questions about this, please contact our Parish Safety Officer at the Parish Office. is a revolutionary online platform featuring the best Catholic videos, audio talks, eBooks and movies from trusted partners like the Augustine Institute, St. Paul Center, Marian Fathers, Lighthouse Catholic Media, Ignatius Press and Word on Fire. Catechism and Personal Faith Formation are at the fingertips of every parishioner. St Thomas the Apostle parishioners are very privilege to have free access to this. To get the parish code contact Parish Office: 5998 0947 or email:

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