News from St Bene­dict

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Monastery Fair Sun­day 13th March

The 51st an­nual Bene­dic­tine Monastery Coun­try Fair was a won­der­ful suc­cess and the or­gan­is­ers have asked that their thanks be passed on to ev­ery­one who worked on the day, made do­na­tions and, most of all, sup­ported this long-es­tab­lished event. Funds raised will go to sup­port some of the need­i­est peo­ple in Aus­tralia and over­seas. Ju­bilee Year of Mercy

Pope Fran­cis has de­clared 2016 a Holy Year of Mercy. Parish­ioners par­tic­i­pated in a twenty-four-hour Year of Mercy prayer vigil at St Bene­dict’s in early March and each week our Parish Bul­letin has sug­ges­tions for other ways to sup­port the Pope’s aims in this spe­cial year. A typ­i­cal sug­ges­tion is to do some­thing kind and help­ful for some­one you don’t get along with, or who has an­noyed you. This would be truly fol­low­ing the teach­ings of Pope Fran­cis and Our Lord Je­sus. Cat­e­chist News

We had a joy­ous cel­e­bra­tion on the 6th March to com­mis­sion the mem­bers of our cat­e­chist team, the gen­er­ous peo­ple from the parish who teach God’s word in our lo­cal schools. The pic­ture shows Parish Priest Fa­ther Bernard lead­ing the cer­e­mony and wel­com­ing and thank­ing the cat­e­chists on be­half of the parish. This happy oc­ca­sion con­cluded with a fam­ily bar­be­cue af­ter the 9am Mass. Parish Cen­tre re­fur­bish­ment

Work is con­tin­u­ing on re-ar­rang­ing the lay­out of the Parish Cen­tre so that we can all cel­e­brate to­gether in the main sec­tion of the church build­ing. Newly painted walls and ceil­ing have cer­tainly smartened things up.

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 web­site www.ar­ca­dia.dbb.org.au. 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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