News from St Bene­dict

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First Com­mu­nion

One of the hap­pi­est oc­ca­sions each year is our First Holy Com­mu­nion cel­e­bra­tion. It’s won­der­ful to see all those ex­cited happy chil­dren and their proud fam­i­lies. This year this very important event will be held on Sun­day 29th May as part of the 9am Mass. Buzzy bees A very en­er­getic and en­thu­si­as­tic group of parish­ioners has been swarm­ing over the church, both in­doors and out. We’re all grate­ful to them for their clean­ing, gar­den­ing and handy­men/ women skills that had the church and grounds look­ing par­tic­u­larly ship­shape for the Easter cel­e­bra­tions in late March. Thank you to all those in the team who swarmed around and did all that tidy­ing, to the gen­er­ous ‘ bee’ who sup­plied mulch and, of course, to the cater­ers who kept up ev­ery­one’s energy lev­els. The team’s work is a great com­ple­ment to the con­tin­u­ing re­fur­bish­ment of the church’s in­te­rior. Easter cel­e­bra­tions

Easter, con­sid­ered by many to be the most important oc­ca­sion in the church year, is when we com­mem­o­rate Christ’s death with sad­ness and then re­joice in his res­ur­rec­tion on Easter Sun­day. Our tra­di­tional re­mem­brances be­gin on the Sun­day be­fore Easter, Palm Sun­day, with a cel­e­bra­tion of Christ’s tri­umphant ar­rival in Jerusalem. Pic­ture shows parish­ioners Guido and An­gela Scotti with the beau­ti­fully plaited palm fronds they pre­pared for the tra­di­tional Palm Sun­day Mass St Bene­dict’s Monastery Fete

As a fol­low up to Monastery Fete that was held in March, we’re de­lighted to re­port that ap­prox­i­mately $25,000 was raised, so congratulations to all in­volved. This sig­nif­i­cant sum will go to­wards the Bene­dic­tine school build­ing project in Teok, In­dia. Congratulations, too, to John Shee­han from Ar­ca­dia who won the ma­jor raf­fle prize.

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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