Category Archives: Parish News

Fr. Hyginus Ebede Farewell

27 October was the last day for Fr. Hyginus at the Willetton parish. The parishioners congratulated and thanked Fr. Hyginus after the mass ended. We pray that the Lord will always bless Fr. Hyginus abundantly on the next leg of his journey.

Sacrament of Reconciliation 2019

On 24 October 2019, the children of our Parish received the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time. The children prayed reverently while they waited to receive the Sacrament. We would like to thank all the Priests that were present especially Father Thai and Father Hyginus. A big thank you to the teachers and Catechists for their help in preparing the children for this Sacrament. The children and parents have attended a parent workshop, learning their prayers and attended a retreat at the Schoenstatt Shrine. Let us pray for these children and families.

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Happy 100th Birthday, Myriam

The parish family gathered after the midday mass on Friday 25 Oct to celebrate the 100th birthday of our dearly treasured member, Myriam Regnard. The celebratory lunch was lovingly prepared by a team of volunteers. It was a great  joyous occasion to celebrate and give thanks to our Lord for the life of Myriam, Growing Vine Ministry and the community of Sts John & Paul Church.

Que Dieu Vous Benisse, Myriam. You are a true testimony to God’s blessings!

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Fellowship with Fr Hyginus

With Fr Hyginus’ stay at Willetton Catholic Parish coming to an end, over 30 members of the Wednesday Bible Study Group gathered after Fr Hyginus’ talk on 23 Oct 2019 to share fellowship with him.

God bless you and farewell, Fr. You will be sorely missed!

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Mission4Christ at Cancer Council’s Relay For Life

18 young members of our community participated in the Cancer Council’s Relay For Life on 19-20 Oct at HBF Arena, Joondalup. Relay For Life is a fun and moving experience held over a 24-hour period to raise awareness in cancer and to raise vital funds for the Cancer Council’s research, prevention and support services. Each year thousands of Australians participate in Relays across Australia.

Cancer affects all of us, whether we are victims, survivors, or someone who lost a loved one. Within our families, our Church communities and beyond, cancer touches many. As we remember those whom we lost to cancer, we also rejoice in the fact that the Cancer Council’s Relay For Life brings out the best in all of us. We are united in our fight against cancer and in our celebration of life.

Thanks to our families, friends and church community, the Mission4Christ team raised more than $4000 for the Cancer Council. Please continue to join us in praying for all effected by cancer.

God bless you. St Peregrine, pray for us.

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Sacrament of Confirmation 2019

Congratulations to all the candidates who were confirmed on 7 and 8 September 2019. They were extremely well prepared. We would like to thanks Mrs O’Keeffe, Mrs Packer, Ms White, Ms Walsh and Mrs Bell and all Orana staffs that prepared the children and helped during the Mass. We would like to also thanks Father Thai and Father Hyginus.

We would like to thanks the music ministry for their joyful contributions. We would like to thanks Helen and Audrey for putting up the banner and thank you to the ladies who organised the flowers. Thank you to the acolytes for their help.
We would especially like to thank the parents, may God guide you in your endeavours to raise catholic children. Let us keep all these families in our prayers.

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Wedding Anniversary Mass 2019

It was a family affair at this year’s Wedding Anniversary Mass last Sunday. Parish stalwarts Christina and Basil Fernandez celebrated their 51st anniversary, together with their son, Gary and his wife Celestine, who marked their 25th. They were among 21 couples who collectively celebrated 726 years of marriage, ranging from Tiffany and Ashley Stehn’s one year to Eithne and David Rath’s 63 years.

In a promising sign for the future of our parish, members of JPYM (John Paul Youth Ministry), including three third-generation Fernandezes pitched in to do the washing up and cleaning after the shared meal which followed the Mass. Well done, young people!

The organising team would like to thank Fr Thai for his inspiring homily and the beautiful Mass celebration, Fr Hyginus for his presence and blessing, John Richards and Gaylor Murray for the marvellous music, Xavier Das for helping with the slide presentation, Rudy Hendarman for the wonderful photos and Karen and James De  Rozario for the hall set-up and everyone else who each year help make this celebration a memorable parish event. Also thank you very much to Christina, Anne, and Su who have prepared this beautiful annual event for so many years.

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Fr Hyginus 16th Ordination Anniversary

On 16 Aug 2019, about 70 parishioners gathered in the parish hall to celebrate Fr Hyginus’ 16th ordination anniversary. Amazingly, according to Fr Hyginus himself, this is the first time he is celebrating his ordination anniversary. Congratulations, Fr Hyginus. May God render his presence in your heart, his holiness in your soul and his joy in your spirit. Amen.

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Movie Fundraiser for the Cancer Council

The Mission4Christ youths hosted a special screening of Disney’s Lion King on 20 Jul 2019 at Grand Cinemas Como, in aid of the Cancer Council. M4C would like to thank the parish community for their overwhelming support of the fundraiser event. We raised a total of $1500 from ticket sale and donations! Our communities have lost many members to cancer over the years. We remember and pray for all of them.

Coming up, on 19-20 Oct, a group of about 20 M4C vounteers will participate in the Cancer Council’s 24-hour Relay For Life event at the HBF Arena Joondalup. Cancer never stops and shouldn’t we. We ask the community to pray for us and families affected by cancer as we prepare this 24-hour non-stop relay event. God bless our communities.

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First Holy Communion 2019

Congratulations to all our children who received their First Holy Communion and so diligently prepared for their Sacrament. A big Thank You goes out to all who helped prepare the students and all the hard work that goes on behind the scenes. May God bless the parents of these children and that they continue to guide these children in the Catholic faith.

The children attended Mass the weekend after their First Holy Communion and celebrated with a cake in the Hall and collected their certificates. During the offertory procession the children and their families made very generous donations of non- perishables gifts to Saint Vincent De Paul. Thank you to the families for their contributions.

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