St Patrick's Church Walcha
For Baptism or Marriage enquiries phone Monsignor Ted Wilkes 67784070.
Monsignor Ted Wilkes would like to invite parishioners to Sunday Mass 10am.
Covid-19 restrictions for Mass are in place.
Diocese Current COVID Roadmap for Parishes
Sacrament Dates for 2021
2021 First Reconciliation Year 2 Catholic Students - A date to be confirmed in Term 4.
2021 Confirmation for our Catholic students in Year 5/6 will take place on Sunday 7th November 2021 10am Mass in St Patrick's Church.
Bishop Michael Kennedy Visit (TBC - COVID restrictions)
On Friday the 5th November Bishop Michael Kennedy will visit St Patrick's School to meet with the candidates for Confirmation. We are looking forward to his visit in November.
On Sunday 7th November Campbell Smith & Elizabeth (Ellie) Hoy will be Confirmed at the Parish Mass. Bishop Michael Kennedy will confirm our two candidates. Please keep the children in your prayers.
OCTOBER - World Mission Month
Each year in October we participate in fundraising for Catholic Mission. Catholic Mission is a fundraising aid agency for Pope Francis. This year funds raised will be going to support the development of a Kindergarten Centre in Thailand with the Good Shepherd Sisters in Bangkok.
Our Mini Vinnies students are currently planning some fun activities to enjoy during Mission Month,
CraZy Sock Day Tuesday 19th October - GOLD COIN Donation
Crazy Hair Day Friday 22nd October - GOLD COIN Donation
Talent Quest Wednesday & Thursday Lunch time - GOLD COIN ENTRY - to watch & perform!
Guessing Competition - Starting Monday 19th October, $1.00 will get you TWO guesses!
Buy a sock (with a surprise in the sock) 25th October - we will have 71 Socks one sock for each student at St Pat's to purchase a sock for $1.00
Students will also be kicking goals with a 'Socktober Shoot Out at sport.'
Lots of fun while we raise money for the Kindergarten Centre in Thailand with the Good Shepherd Sisters in Bangkok.
October - the month of the Rosary
The month of October is dedicated to Mary, our Lady of the Rosary. The Rosary is often the go-to prayer for groups and families, young children can take turns at leading the Hail Mary and the Lord’s Prayer.
The Rosary is useful for other reasons too:
- It suits beginners as well as experienced rosary prayers, since you don’t need to know all the traditional prayers, which can be read out.
- There is no creativity involved, no thought required except for a gentle calling to mind of the mystery being prayed.
- It is a vocal as well as a mental and contemplative prayer. It can be spoken or sung, it suits people at any level of prayer and who are comfortable with very different ways of praying.
- It engages the senses. It includes visual, auditory and tactile elements; the images you call to mind or look at in a booklet or on a screen, or statues, the sounds of the prayers, and the counting off of the beads.
“The rosary is a contemplative and Christ-centred prayer, inseparable from meditation of the Sacred Scripture. It is the prayer of the Christian who advances in the pilgrimage of faith, following Jesus, preceded by Mary,” Pope Benedict XVI.
Hail Mary, Full of Grace, The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of death
A quote from the writings of Catherine McAuley -
If we are humble and sincere, God will finish in us the work He has begun. He never refuses His grace to those who ask it.