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Welcome to St Andrew’s Catholic Parish Malabar

Dear Friends

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

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2nd Sunday of Lent

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Go Make Disciples

The Mission Plan for the Archdiocese of Sydney

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

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Lent

Lent has well and truly begun, and I hope all your Lenten resolutions are going well. You might like to think about coming along to an extra Mass during the week. If you are working, you may find the 9.10am Saturday Mass at Andrew’s is a good time. Please place your Project Compassion envelopes in any of the collection baskets, many thanks. Fr John

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Sacrament of Reconciliation 2021

First Reconciliation for children will take place at

St Agnes’ Church on Wed 10th March

St Andrew’s Church on Thurs 11th March.

Reconciliation Classes for children not attending St Andrew’s or St Agnes’ schools will continue on Wed 3rd March, 4pm-5pm in the annexe of the Church at St Andrew’s.

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Remember the lonely and isolated people in our parish

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.

Anyone who would like a phone call or a visit please let us know by calling the parish office on 9311 2062 or 9311 1909.

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

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You are asked to be at the church early please (15 minutes)

Latest NSW Government Regulations

Please try to download the Service NSW app so that your phone can scan the QR CODE

More than 100 people at each Mass at Matraville & Malabar

as long as we keep the physical distance of 1.5 metres (2 arms lengths) or 4sqm rule at all times.
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.
Those who are unwell or at high risk should not attend.
(Family members may sit closer to each other)

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

ie. When seated, standing and when walking.
Let us all respect government regulations.

Use the sanitiser every time on your way into the church.

Thank you for cooperating in keeping each other safe.

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

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Catholics are called to return to Mass

As the level of community transmission of COVID-19 declines, Catholics are called to return to Mass, if they are well enough, rather than continuing to rely upon livestreamed Masses where we miss out on receiving the Blessed Sacrament, the source and summit of our faith.  As we prepare to welcome the birth of Our Lord, Advent is a wonderful time for Catholics to return to Mass who may not have done so over recent months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Weekday Masses

Malabar – 9.10am on Tues, Wed, Fri & Sat.

Matraville – 7am on Tues, Wed & Fri & 9.10am Thurs.

No Sat morning Mass at Matraville until further notice.

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Reconciliation

Malabar: Sat 4.30 – 4.45pm (fortnightly as of 6th Feb 2021)

Matraville: Sat 5.00 – 5.15pm (fortnightly as of 13th Feb 2021)

Also available by appointment.

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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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Matraville & Pagewood Masterplan

Sydney Catholic Schools and the principals of St Agnes, Our Lady of the Annunciation and Champagnat Catholic College have very exciting plans in place for the development and growth of our community.

The Pagewood and Matraville Masterplan website is now live at https://pmm.ceosyd.catholic.edu.au

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The website has been developed to share all the key information about this innovative and important Masterplan. It will be a key channel now and into the future, outlining what is happening, key milestones, timeframes for change and opportunities to get involved. This website will continue to grow and evolve over time, as detailed planning is undertaken and the project comes to life.

I am thrilled at the possibilities this Masterplan presents. If you missed the drop-in session after mass a couple of weeks ago or the webinar held to launch the Masterplan, a full recording of this session is available on the website.

This is an exciting time and I look forward to many more updates about the benefits of this masterplan for our schools, parishes and community.

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Rachel’s Vineyard

Finding healing and hope after abortion

A FREE online session at a time to suit you

Do you feel overwhelmed or laid low?

Has an abortion experience affected your life?

Is healing and hope possible?

Register at info@rachelsvineyard.org.au

or confidential phoneline: 0400 092 555.

Please give your name (first name is sufficient), email or phone contact details

and we will contact you to arrange an agreed time for your online session.

 Just mention you are registering for Called to Life online program.

For more information see under “Publications, Other Articles”.

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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 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 John Knight

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