Community News (a snippet from our latest newsletter)
EASTER AT OUR LADY OF GRACES PARISH
Palm Sunday At the 9am Mass on Palm Sunday, there will be a blessing of palms and procession starting at 8.45am before the commencement of Mass.
Second Rite of Reconciliation Forgiving is God’s business, and he loves doing it. Nothing is clearer than that in the four gospels. We too can forgive each other because we have learnt it from God.
We have all experienced the wonderful feeling of knowing that we are once more on good terms with someone important to us, because they have made it clear, in some way or other, that they have forgiven us. Because that is surely true of all of us, it makes sense to come together sometimes, with people who are close to us, and celebrate the event of our being forgiven. It is something we all have in common.
At 7pm Tuesday, 27 March, our parish celebrates the Second Rite of Reconciliation. We will be celebrating being forgiven. Please join us.
Good Friday Collection The annual collection for the support of the Church in the Holy Land takes place on Good Friday. This collection promotes the missionary work of the Church in the Holy Land by providing welfare to Christians in health, education, employment and housing. Parishes, schools, orphanages and medical centres throughout the Holy Land also rely on assistance from the Good Friday collection. The collection also helps maintain 74 churches and shrines associated with the life of Jesus. Your generosity in this retiring collection is greatly appreciated.
Easter Sunday Please note that there will be NO 5.30PM MASS on Easter Sunday.
EASTER EGG HUNT
Easter Eggs for the Big Easter Egg Hunt!
Due to the success last year, Our Lady of Graces will be holding another Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday after the 9am Mass. We are seeking donations of bags of small Easter eggs, if you have any that you would like to donate, could you please bring them to the Parish Office. Also, if anyone would like to volunteer to assist on the day please contact Ashleigh in the office. Thank you in advance.
Children from ages of 10 and under are invited to participate in the Our Lady of Graces Easter Egg hunt after 9am Mass on Easter Sunday! Bring along a small basket and come find some yummy chocolate treats! Parents, please note that the eggs have been donated and therefore may contain traces of allergen food products.
BED TRIVIA NIGHT AT OUR LADY OF GRACES
The Trivia Night is for the young and young at heart and we invite you all to come along for a fun night.
When: Saturday 12 May 2018
Where: Our Lady of Graces, Dominic Centre
Time: 7pm for a 7.15pm start
Price $15/person BYO alcohol and food
Soft drinks and water available on the night for purchase
Come dressed as your favourite decade - There will be a prize for the best dressed table!!