News from St Bene­dict

Galston, Glenorie and Hills Rural News - - My Council -

Monastery Fair Sunday 13th March The 51st an­nual Bene­dic­tine Monastery Coun­try Fair will be held at the Bene­dic­tine Monastery 121 Ar­ca­dia Road Ar­ca­dia on Sunday 13th March from 10:30am. This will be a won­der­ful fam­ily day with all the pop­u­lar fun ac­tiv­i­ties such as a jump­ing cas­tle, face paint­ing, merry-go-round and a choco­late wheel. There’ll be cake, plant, farm pro­duce, white ele­phant and many other stalls plus the op­por­tu­nity to take guided tours of the monastery. Funds raised sup­port the over­seas Bene­dic­tine Mis­sions that are help­ing to take care of some of the poor­est peo­ple in the world. Easter 2016 Easter is early this year – it will be cel­e­brated on the fi­nal weekend in March.

St Bene­dict’s Easter Ser­vice Times Holy Thurs­day – 24th March 7.30pm Par­ish Cen­tre Sta­tions – Good Fri­day 25th March 10.30am Par­ish Cen­tre Pas­sion – Good Fri­day 3.00pm Par­ish Cen­tre Easter Vigil – Satur­day 26th March 8.30pm Easter Sunday – Sunday 27th March 7am Monastery

9am Par­ish Cen­tre Pro­ject Com­pas­sion Through­out Lent, the six-week pe­riod be­tween Ash Wed­nes­day and Easter, we sup­port Pro­ject Com­pas­sion, with house­holds mak­ing Len­ten sac­ri­fices and col­lect­ing do­na­tions in Pro­ject Com­pas­sion boxes. Run by Car­i­tas Aus­tralia, Pro­ject Com­pas­sion is cel­e­brat­ing 50 years of rais­ing funds to em­power the world’s poor­est chil­dren, woman and men with vi­tal learn­ing and re­newed hope. The pro­gram’s motto is ‘End poverty, Pro­mote jus­tice, Up­hold dig­nity’. St Bene­dict’s parish­ioner Sophie Re­bula from Glenorie is shown at the be­gin­ning of Lent with her pro­ject Com­pas­sion Box. Ed­u­ca­tional pro­grams The new school year is in full swing with all the lo­cal schools be­ing vis­ited reg­u­larly by trained Cat­e­chists. The par­ish sacra­men­tal pro­gram has started, too. Sacra­ments of Rec­on­cil­i­a­tion and First Holy Com­mu­nion will be cel­e­brated in March and May re­spec­tively in the par­ish.

To find out more, call the Par­ish Of­fice on 96532312. The of­fice is open on Mon­days from 10am – 4pm and Fri­days from 10am – 5pm or visit the par­ish web­site­ca­ Weekend Mass Times St. Bene­dict's Catholic Church Ar­ca­dia; Mass at the Monastery, 121 Ar­ca­dia Rd, Ar­ca­dia, at 7 am ev­ery morn­ing. Mass at the Par­ish Cen­tre, Cor­ner Fa­gans Rd & Ar­ca­dia Rd. 7 pm Satur­day, 9 am Sunday.

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