Community News (a snippet from our latest newsletter)
LENTEN DIGNITY BASKET
Each Friday during Lent a small group of Sacramental mums and friends have been meeting for Lenten prayer discussion. In our first meeting we raised the three pillars of Lent (prayer, fasting and almsgiving), and how to make them real. The idea of a dignity basket – an offering of personal and hygiene items for women in refuge or crisis situations emergency– was raised. We have commenced a small collection.
Though we are to care for the poor every day of our Christian lives, on Holy Thursday this profoundly Christian calling is emphasized by the collection for the poor, which is part of the Mass. So items for this Dignity Basket, collected throughout Lent, will be donated to the Romero Centre. If you would like to donate, drop items into the office or the purple basket at the church entrance. Kellie Corbett
On Easter Sunday the Carina Catholic Youth will be holding an Easter Egg Hunt for young children. We are seeking donations of bags of easter eggs, if you have any that you would like to donate, could you please bring them to the Parish Office. Thank you in advance.
LEGION OF MARY
The Legion of Mary are currently seeking new members to join. We meet in the Parish Library every Thursday night at 7pm. There are a number works undertaken by the Legion such as: door to door visitation (visiting members of the community Catholic or non-Catholic and giving them a Parish bulletin), visit the elderly and sick, attend funerals and on occasion assist Fr Maurice at Prescare Vela. If you think that this is somethig you are interested in, please contact the Parish Office.
ST MARTIN'S SCHOOL
St Martin's Sunday Funday - OLOG Craft Stall
The OLOG craft stall is asking anyone for homemade jams and chutneys for the stall at Sunday Funday on the 28th of May. All monies made from this stall will be raised for the Parish. Please bring it to the Parish office by Friday the 26th of May no later than 12.00pm. Thank you.