Community News (a snippet from our latest newsletter)
IMPORTANT NOTICE FROM THE OFFICE
On Tuesday the 25th of October there will be
a funeral service at 12 noon. This is a police
funeral for the late Acting Superintendent,
Paul Ziebarth, and we are expecting over 800
mourners in attendance. Access to parking
and the parish office at this time will be
unusually restricted. If you need to contact
the Parish Office, please consider doing so
before 10am or after 2pm that day.
CARINA CATHOLIC YOUTH NEWS!
We just wanted to let you know about the
exciting changes being made to the Youth
Ministry at Our Lady of Graces. Firstly, our
Monthly youth group The Collective Youth is
undergoing a name change. We will officially
be known as The Wildside! The Wildside will
be a fortnightly youth group, now running on
the 1st and 3rd Friday nights of the month.
As well as this, the youth group has recently
opened up to students in Year 6 so they can
experience these youth initiatives before they
move into high school next year. Finally, in
keeping with the theme of our new branding,
we are re-labeling our semi-regular Young
Adults nights as Wildfire nights.
Michelle Jory & James Kehoe,
Parish Youth Coordinators
NATIONAL CHURCH LIFE SURVEY
Last weekend we notified you
the NCLS was expected to
take place this weekend.
Delays prevented survey
forms being supplied to
the parish this week. And
so the survey must be
The survey is an important way for each of
our parishioners to give their thoughts,
opinions and experiences of church life. By
participating we gain valuable feedback
locally, as do church leaders of all
denominations regionally and nationally,
assisting them to evaluate and plan for the
Please keep an eye on Spread the Word and
your ears tuned to the priests’ announcements at Mass for the new date
when the survey will be conducted.
8TH CENTENARY OF THE DOMINICAN ORDER
The Dominican Jubilee celebrates the work
of St Dominic in the world over 800 years.
Did you know……….our second church
structure [completed 3 months after the first
mass in the marquee] was built by volunteers
drawn from the skilled labourers of the
Parish. Though it had timber ends and a tin
roof, it still had canvas sides that could be
rolled up to help the parishioner cope with the
Carina parish exists with great thanks to the
Dominicans and over 60 years of their
ministry and education – we are two schools
and a parish. We have much to celebrate!
To mark the closing of the 800th Jubilee year
we are celebrating encourage the whole
parish to attend if possible on the morning of
Whichever Mass you usually attend, please
consider changing for one week to join the
parish for this special event.
There will be no 7am Mass on 6 November.
6pm and 5.30pm Masses are as usual.