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Welcome to St Andrew’s Catholic Parish Malabar

Dear Friends

You are most welcome to contact Fr Laurie on 9311 2062.

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26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Bulletins and scripture readings are available by clicking “BULLETINS” above.

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Sacrament of Confirmation 2020

There will be an important meeting for parents / carers

in the church at Malabar on Wed. 14th Oct at 7pm.

Young people in both parishes in year 6 or upwards

may be eligible to receive this Sacrament on 21st / 28th November this year.

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URGENT REQUEST from ST VINCENT de PAUL SOCIETY

SVDP are in great need of fabric masks for its workers.

If you have a sewing machine and are able to help make some masks, you can get a copy of the instructions by phoning the parish office on Ph: 9311 2062. SVDP would be most grateful for your assistance.

Thank you to those who have given of their time and skills to make masks, it is greatly appreciated.

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Weekday Masses

Weekday Masses at Malabar will resume on Tues 6th October.

There is morning Mass at Matraville at 7am on Wed & Fri this week. No Mass Tues 29th Sept, Communion Service only. No Mass Thurs 1st Oct.

No Sat morning Mass at Matraville until further notice.

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100 people at each Mass at Matraville & Malabar

Please come and join your parish community and invite your fellow parishioners so we can celebrate Mass together.

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To support Government guidelines,

we are strongly encouraged to wear a face mask while at church.

It is also suggested that during this uncertain time, we try to attend just one church, to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Thank you for cooperating in keeping each other safe.

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Please: Those who are unwell or at high risk should not attend.

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Please keep the physical distance of 1.5 metres (2 arms lengths) at all times

ie. When seated, standing and when walking.

(Family members may sit closer to each other)

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Please use the sanitiser every time on your way into the church.

Let us all respect the government regulations.

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Note change in weekday mass times:

In both parishes the Weekday 9am Mass is now 9.10am

The St Agnes Weekday 7.30am Mass is now 7am

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Mass is celebrated on Channel 10 Sundays at 6am or online http://bit.ly/MassOnDemand or via St Mary’s Cathedral Sydney website www.stmaryscathedral.org.au

Parishioners are invited to watch Masses streamed live as listed below. OLSH Randwick has excellent online Masses and liturgies: https://www.facebook.com/olshparish.randwick/ Wollongong Diocese has excellent Sunday Mass at 9am each week: www.dow.org.au

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Let’s Keep in Touch

Are we aware of our neighbours? During this time of isolation, there are many people, in particular our elderly community, who are feeling lonely and would really benefit from knowing that we care. Perhaps a phone call to someone. If we all make an effort to contact just one other person, we would really make a difference.

We are asked to love one another – please reach out to your neighbours.

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Shalom Tidings

For some very inspiring stories please look at the website shalomtidings.org and go to magazines.

Fr Paul’s Reflections are available under ‘Publications, Other Articles.

You may also enjoy the Week by Week Family Prayer Articles under ‘Publications, Inspirations‘.

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Financial Support

Sincere thanks to those who have continued their support through planned giving and to those who have made some special donations. Your generosity is really appreciated.

If you are making a “DONATION” and require a Receipt to claim a Tax Deduction please make sure you let us know at the time the donation is made. Thank you.

You can either make a direct deposit into our bank account as follows and use your name as a reference:

Matraville – St Agnes: – BSB: 062 784 – Account: 0496 5001

Malabar – St Andrew: – BSB: 062 784 Account: 0428 5001

or place cash/cheque into an envelope and mark it ‘for Matraville’ or ‘for Malabar’ and for security, please place into brass slot beside front door of MALABAR Presbytery only. Thank you.

You are most welcome to phone the parish office 9311 2062 or 9311 1909 for more information.

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Catholic Careline 13 18 19 is a free and confidential helpline during this time of uncertainty, when it can be difficult to know where to turn to for help!

God bless you, Fr Laurie Cauchi

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