St Anthony Catholic Church
15 Dundebar Road Wanneroo
Western Australia 6065

Telephone (08) 9405 1110
Fax (08) 9405 1744
wanneroo@perthcatholic.org.au

MASS TIMES
Weekend
Saturday 6.30pm
Sunday 7.30am | 9.00am | 6.00pm

Weekdays
Tuesday 8.30am | Wednesday 8.30am
Thursday 7.00am | Friday 9.00am

Mass Intentions

MASS INTENTIONS: 18th JUNE - 24th JUNE 7.30am: Carmelo Vella RIP; Eileen Killackey RIP; Antonio Abbonizio RIP 9.00am: Robert D’Olimpio RIP; Jose Hadad RIP; Mary & Stanley Matthews RIP; 6.00pm: Happy Birthday Violet Guillaumier 21st Tues 8.30am: Special Intention 22nd Wed 8.30am: Holy Souls 23rd Thurs 7.00am: Holy Souls 24th Fri 9.00am: Holy Souls 

 

 

CONTACT US

ST ANTHONY'S CATHOLIC CHURCH
15 Dundebar Road Wanneroo
Western Australia 6065

Telephone (08) 9405 1110
Fax (08) 9405 1744
wanneroo@perthcatholic.org.au

ST ANTHONY'S PRIMARY SCHOOL
Telephone (08) 9303 7500
www.stanthonyswann.wa.edu.au

St Elizabeth's Catholic Primary School
30 Ranworth Road Hocking 6065
Ph (08) 9303 7600 Fax (08) 9303 7636

www.stelizabethhocking.wa.edu.au

 

WHO WAS ST ANTHONY of PADUA?

He was born in Lisbon in 1195 (which was part of Spain then). He was born into a family of privilege. His father was a revenue officer and Knight at the court of King Alfonso II. His birth name was Fernando and he joined the Augustinian Canons at the age of 15. He resided in the monastery of St Vincent for 2 years. He moved to the Monastery of the Holy Cross aged 17 and remained there until he was 25. He was inspired by the death of 3 Franciscan Friars who had died the glorious death of a martyr. Fernando then joined the Franciscans and took the name Anthony after the patron of the Holy Cross monastery. He hoped to emulate their example and give his life for the Lord! He was sent to Morocco but his dreams of being a martyr were dashed by malaria. After some months of recuperation he sailed back to Spain; his ship was wrecked during a storm and he landed on the shores of Messina in Sicily. This is really the time that made him into the Saint that we know today. He spent the next 10 years being a fruitful emissary of God’s love and light in the world. The last year of his life was spent in Padua. During his short time there he fought fervently against the existence of a debtors prison and truly brought liberty to captives! Praise the Lord! St Anthony has also been referred to as a Franciscan Thaumaturgist. Which is a fancy was of saying that he was a miracle worker. Thaumaturgy (from the Greek words érgon, meaning "work"

THE ROSARY WILL BE PRAYED IN THE CHURCH EVERY THURSDAY AT 9AM

CHURCH HISTORY

ST. ANTHONY’S DAY CELEBRATION– SUNDAY 19 JUNE HOLY MASS: 11:00AM PROCESSION: 2:00PM BENEDICTION: 2:30PM

Between Mass and the Procession there will be a Festival in honour of our patron in St Anthony’s School grounds. All sorts of food will be available.

EVERYONE IS WELCOME ! NOVENA TO SAINT ANTHONY

As Parish Priest of St Anthony’s I have been overwhelmed by the number of people coming for our Daily Mass Novena to our patron. It is edifying to see so many make the commitment to praying during these nine days of Novena. The intentions in our basket will be forwarded to St Anthony’s Basilica, courtesy of a very generous traveller named Andrea. Praise the Lord!

CHURCH CLEANING ROSTER

New Rosters are available for cleaners...see Fr John after Mass. If you have new cleaners in your team, please contact them and let them know whom you are and what day and time you propose to clean.

DISCERNMENT RETREAT DAY FOR MEN

The Vocations Office will be hosting a Discernment Retreat Day for men who are considering the priesthood or who would simply like a chance to pray about their life’s vocation. It will take place on Sat 2nd of July, 10am–4pm at St Catherine’s House of Hospitality, 113 Tyler Street, Tuart Hill. The day will include a couple of presentations, as well as time for prayer (including Mass). This is a free event, and is open to Catholic men aged 18-40. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by Wed 29th of June to Fr Mark at [fr.mark.baumgarten@gmail.com]fr.mark.baumgarten@gmail.com.

WOMEN'S RETREAT

Please note that the Women's Retreat will take place sometime in September 2016. For more information contact Gerald on 94047292 or email gerald.searle@hotmail.com

SPLAGCHNIZOMAI

Splagchnizomai...now here’s a verb for you! You can impress your friends simply by saying it. The Greek pronunciation is something like: splawnk-NITZ-oh-my. It is based on the Greek noun splagchna (SPLANK-nah), which means “internal organs” or “entrails.” Among speakers of first-century Greek, human emotions were thought to exist in the gut, whereas, in English, we speak of the heart as the home of our feelings. I wouldn’t recommend you tell your beloved: “I love you with all of my intestines.” But this would work if you know anyone whose first language is Koine Greek.