Thank you to everyone who attended the Yanchep Church BBQ last Sunday! It was a great way to get to know each other better and farewell Fr Demetri who had been helping us out while Fr Augustine was on holiday. Thanks especially to Cathy who hosted this at Seatrees Bed & Breakfast!
We extend our deepest sympathies to Peter and Christina Even on the loss of their daughter, Ruth Anne-Mary Even. Ruth was a beloved member of our church in Yanchep. Ruth passed away peacefully on Thursday, 11 August, in the arms of her father. Ruth’s funeral Mass will be held at St Anthony’s Church, Wanneroo at 10.15 a.m. on Thursday, 18th August, followed by a burial service at Pinnaroo Memorial Park on Whitfords Ave.
Christina and Peter have been beautiful witnesses to their faith through their love and care for Ruth over many years – and their wonderful family is such a sign of God’s goodness!
Rev. 21:4 “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be morning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”
Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her!
Thank you to Margaret McCabe from our Lancelin Church for this update:
We were expecting Padraig Foley (our building supervisor) to return to Perth mid October. Unfortunately he has experienced serious health challenges as soon as he arrived in Ireland. Five bypasses later and he is begging for information of what is happening back here. He tells me that the doctors and his wife agree that receiving information may assist him with his recovery. He asked me to send him photos of work completed on the block at Lancelin. On Thursday I was in town and took some photos but wasn’t entirely happy with them so decided to go untidy and take some more. To my surprise there are now two buildings on the block. I took more photos.
I have made do with the photos from Thursday of the completed earthworks and sent them along with a couple photos of the buildings to Padraig. Thought I would share the photos with you.
Please would you all pray for Padraig’s continued and complete recovery – he has worked very hard on this project and on the repairs to Fr Augustine’s house in Blaxland Ave, Two Rocks.
Meanwhile, our Yanchep-Two Rocks members are praying novenas for us to acquire land for a church/school in the area. Please join with us in this prayer:
Heavenly Father, we the people of Yanchep and Two Rocks know that where two or three are gathered in your name, there you are in the midst of them (Matthew 18:20). We know that we are the living stones of your church and that you, Jesus Christ, are our foundation stone (1 Peter 2:5). We know that “the God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not need to live in temples built by human hands” (Acts 17:24).
Yet we still desire to have a visible, permanent, outward presence in the Yanchep-Two Rocks community.
We desire to have a public place where we can reserve your Precious Body and Blood and give you honour.
Lord, we ask that you help us to acquire the land and church building that will be a sign of your presence amongst us.
Lord, we ask that you break down any spiritual barriers that are preventing us from building a church.
Lord please bless and strengthen all those members of our Pastoral Area who have faithfully helped us in the time that they have lived here. But Lord, we ask also that you send into our area people who will evangelise our community and boldly proclaim your wonderful plan for humanity. Revitalise our pastoral area through the power of your Holy Spirit.
We pray this in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
If you are new to our Pastoral Area, Christmas Mass times are as follows:
6 p.m. Christmas Eve, 24 December: Vigil, St James Church, 2 Lagoon Drive, Yanchep.
8 a.m. Christmas Day, 25 December: Guilderton Community Hall, Wedge Street, Guilderton
10 a.m. Christmas Day, 25 December: 33 Gingin Road, Lancelin.
Confessions: before Mass on request