On 11-12 September 2021 at our Parish, Father Thai confirmed 75 candidates. The children spend the year preparing themselves leading up to their Sacrament of Confirmation. The Sacrament program involves the children attending a retreat, a Commitment Mass, workshop with their parents reflecting what they are learning and they complete their lessons in class. The teachers from Orana and the Catechists from our Parish work very hard with the children to prepare and rehearse with them. We are very proud that they have all achieved this milestone. Please pray for these children and their families that they continue on their faith journey.
22 couples from the parish of Ss John and Paul celebrated their milestone wedding anniversaries at a special Mass on 15 Aug 2021. They included couples who reached significant anniversaries last year but were unable to have a special celebration because of Covid restrictions. Together the couples chalked up an impressive 823 years of married life. Among them is a young couple who celebrated their first wedding anniversary last year, and are expecting their first child very soon, and a very blessed senior couple who marked 65 years of marriage.
Text supplied by Su Goh.
Mission4Christ was on a “Food Frenzy” over the past months. From Apr to Jul 2021, in spite of the uncertainty of COVID, M4C volunteers attended to the food needs of various groups across Perth.
- On 6 Apr, a team of M4C volunteers donated and serve fruits to our friends of the street at the monthly BBQ organised by the Holy Spirit of Freedom.
- On 13 Apr, M4C volunteers attended the Vinnies Warehouse at Canning Vale to pack food hampers.
- Then on 16 Jul and 22 Jul, two separate teams of M4C volunteers helped at the Foodbank at Perth Airport. The first team packed a total 387 meat hampers on 16 Jul. Not to be outdone, the second team packed a total 554 meat hampers!
May God bless our organisers, volunteers and most importantly, the people we helped.
The parishioners of Sts John & Paul are so privileged to have had Fr Anthony with us. During this period of time he has given us his time & talents guiding us and leading us to mature spiritually. We would like to thank him and assure him that we will continue to keep him in our prayers. Thank you Fr Anthony. God Bless
On 19-20 June 2021, the children from our Parish received their First Holy Communion. Please continue to pray for our children that their faith grows stronger each day and that they remain closer to our heavenly Father.
The Youth and Teens had a New Year celebration at the Parish presbytery to start the year. It was a beautiful afternoon with fellowship and a good spread of food. The warm weather was a good excuse for the young ones to have fun in the pool.
Our very own Fr Thai was the magician that afternoon and really entertained us leaving us spellbound with his magic tricks.
Text and photos supplied by Joey Carlos.
On Thursday December 10, 2020, the youth from Mission4Christ assembled a team of passionate young people to volunteer at the Good Sammy warehouse in Canning Vale.
Good Sammy has 27 op shops across WA and strives to reduce waste by recycling 6 million kilograms of pre-loved goods every year.
Good Sammy also does an amazing job in expanding employment opportunities for people living with disability and helping them develop their skills. The Canning Vale warehouse has more than 120 employees living with disability that work in various roles.
We got to work alongside Good Sammy’s incredible employees, sifting through various donated goods. Our group was separated and stationed to different parts of the warehouse, sorting through clothes, jewellery, toys, electricals and homewares. It was an eye opening experience to see how much work was involved in just one day alone.
We would like to thank our generous volunteers and Good Sammy Canning Vale for hosting us and giving us the opportunity to see what goes on behind the scenes.
On 21-22 Nov 2020, the children of our Parish received the Sacrament of Confirmation. The children were prepared very well by our Catechists and teachers from Orana. We are blessed to be able to celebrate this special Sacrament even as COVID-19 made 2020 a very challenging year. The children came back to Mass on the following weekend to give thanks for receiving this Sacrament and celebrated by receiving their certificates and cake.
As the year comes to a close, on 1 December 2020, the children from PREP, participated in a special end of the year Mass celebrated by Fr Thai before they had their party in the parish centre.