Here are the Announcements from the Bulletin for the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (September 10th):
MORNING TEA AFTER MASS
It is planned to have a morning tea for pilgrims after the 8am Mass up at the Old Monastery on Sunday 17th September. If anyone would like to help or donate some food please speak to Fr Richard.
FATIMA DAY – Wednesday 13th September
We welcome to the Shrine Fr Dominic Popplewell, Parish Priest of Wentworth, NSW, Diocese of Wilcannia-Forbes who will be the main celebrant.
Each year the Australian Province gathers together for the annual retreat. This year it will be in our Sister Shrine of Marian Valley, Canungra QLD. It will be held from Monday 2nd to Friday 6th October 2023. During that week there will be a Priest in residence for Mass at 11am and the Church will be open for private prayer.
MASS WITH THE BLESSING OF PETS/ANIMALS
In honour of St Francis of Assisi, there will be an outdoor Mass with the blessing of Pets / Animals on Sunday 15th October at 11am. Mass will be celebrated outside. For anyone one wanting to help on that day please speak to Fr Richard. More information will come out in the next couple of weeks.
40th ANNIVERSARY OF THE SHRINE
Next year, We will be celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the blessing and opening of the Shrine. From Fatima Day (13th October) the calendar of events will be available outlining the various celebrations to mark this great milestone.
We welcome back Br Augustine who has returned refreshed from his holiday. From the 14th September, Fr Joseph Maria will be taking a portion of his holiday. We pray that Fr Joseph has a good and safe time away.