Good Shepherd Parish

42 Streich Avenue, Kelmscott

Weekend Mass 

8:30am - Sunday (Latin Tridentine Mass), 10:00am & 6:00pm - Sunday (English)

6:00pm - Saturday (English)  8:00pm (Neo-Cathecumenal Way)

Weekday Mass

8:00am - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday

6:30pm - Thursday 

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

8:30am - 9:30am every Wednesday after 8:00 am mass followed by Benediction at 09:30 am 

Reconciliation 

5:00pm to 6:00pm - Saturday

Parish Priest

Rev. Fr. Pavol Herda



Parish Secretary

Mrs. Sandra Quadros

PRAYER TO THE GOOD SHEPHERD

Good Shepherd, we come to you today,

asking for your guidance and protection.

We pray that you will lead us in the right direction,

and that you will keep us safe from harm.

We ask that you will watch over us,

and guide us through the difficult times.

We pray that you will give us strength,

and that you will help us to be kind and compassionate.

We thank you for your love and care,

and we ask that you will continue to bless us,

now and always.

Amen.


20240218 - First Sunday of Lent - Year B.pdf

Could you walk a mile with Jesus?

Every Lent, Christ calls to us to know Him more intimately. 

He calls us to unite our sufferings to His.  He calls us to walk the road to Calvary with Him and to arrive at Easter renewed.  

The Stations of the Cross brings us closer to Christ as we meditate the great love He showed for us in His most sorrowful Passion! 


Stations of the Cross will be held at our parish every Friday at 6:30 pm during Lent.

 


LENTEN HEALING RETREAT

A Lenten retreat led by Fr. Varghese Parackal VC (Director of Vincentian Retreat Centre) is being held at our parish on Saturday, 2nd March, 2024 from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm.


The schedule for the day is as follows: 

09:30 am     Rosary

10:00 am     Preaching Session

10:45 am     Morning Tea

11:15 am     Praise & Worship

11:30 am     Preaching Session

12:15 pm    Adoration

01:00 pm    Holy Mass

01:30 pm    Lunch & Conclusion


Please bring a plate for shared morning tea & lunch.

 


Pietà – Lenten Retreat


We are encouraged to look at this period of Lent as a journey. Lent reminds us that this is the season to turn away from our worldly distractions and journey home to God. This should be a time of inner reflection, and at the end of the Lenten journey, we should expect to find ourselves at a different place spiritually than when we started. At the end of our Lenten journey, if we have truly humbled and submitted ourselves to the Lord, the grace of God working in our lives should have conformed us more perfectly to the image of Christ, who is, himself, the image and likeness of God the Father.



A Lenten Retreat based on the Pietà Lenten program will be commencing every Thursday evening beginning from 15th February, 2024 at 7:00 pm in the Parish Hall.  


Copies of the Pietà - Lenten Program 2024 are available for $5.00 per copy. 

 


RESOLVE TO ATTEND

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION


Be still and know that I am God.” - Psalm 46:10



Carve out a few extra minutes every week to be still before God in our Adoration Chapel.  Quiet your heart that you might hear His hear speak.  The more our hearts are inflamed with love for Christ, then charity and mercy will flow from us as we encounter our family, friends, co-workers, neighbours and all who we meet. Come to Him with all your concerns and worries; your hopes and desires; your fears and unmet dreams and place it all before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.  Quietly sit in His Presence.  Gaze upon Him as He tenderly gazes upon you. 


Our parish has been blessed to have a Perpetual Adoration Chapel.  We also have Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament every Wednesday morning after the 8:00am mass with the Cenacle of prayer recited (Marian movement of priests) followed by Benediction at 9:30 am. 

Please make time for our dear Lord.

 


COLUMBARIUM

The Columbarium at our Parish is a sacred place on our parish property for the interment, following cremation, of the ashes of parishioners & their immediate family. 



Those who choose the Columbarium as a final resting place for themselves, or for a loved one, may choose to do so in the knowledge that they - are being laid to rest in the grounds of the parish church that they have loved and served in life, and are near to their church, perpetuating a rewarding and life-long relationship.  



If you are interested and would like further information, please contact the parish office on 94951489 or send us an email at gspk@iinet.net.au


A 'BRING THEM - DON'T BIN THEM' CAMPAIGN (Promoted by the Traditional Mass Community)



Bring in your 10c refundable drink containers to our collection point, don’t put them in your home rubbish bin.  Funds raised will go to the support of destitute children of Kolkata in India, Benin and Nigeria in Africa.  


One container will provide a basic meal for a child in India or go toward a safe haven for young girls in Africa. Could you spare them just one can each Sunday? 



See new BLUE wheelie bin collection point. 

 


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