All the News. 

Readers in Holy Week

please email lawson@parracatholic.org if you wish to be involved  as Readers in The Mass of the Lords Supper on Thursday, 1st April, The  Passion on 2nd April or The Easter Vigil on
3rd April 3rd April.

Project Compassion 2021: “Be More”

Support Caritas Australia this Lenten season by taking home a Project Compassion box and/or a set of donation envelopes. Through your generosity, you are assisting some of the world’s most vulnerable people build better futures for themselves, their families and their communities. You can donate through Parish boxes and envelopes, or by visiting www.caritas.org.au/projectcompassion or phoning 1800 024 413.

Mass numbers and booking in

our numbers have risen to 48 at each Mass with the requirement of booking in by 5:00 PM on Fridays either by phone or text to 0418 214 548 or emailing to lawson@parracatholic.org

Mass bookings for Ash Wednesday(next week) and Holy Week are open NOW!!!

The Catalyst for Renewal Program for 2021 is there ---->

Mass times through to Easter are here

Parish Food Drive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Terry O'Donnell's A Scriptural Way of the Cross is on the website, click here to view it

We are (still) looking for more readers, commentators and ministers of the altar, especially Sunday masses for 2021

 If you are interested please talk to Len or Richard on the parish phone number 4759 1034 to discuss this ministry.

We also  welcome volunteers in a variety of other roles across the parish. 

If you are interested in learning more, please get in touch by emailing the Parish at olon3@bigpond.com.

Prayer of Welcome for Fr Shinto

We welcome and give thanks for the appointment of Fr Shinto as assistant pastor to our parish Community here at Lawson.
May his participation with us, the people of our Catholic community, reap many benefits for Fr Shinto and our parish, as we work together in our common mission to build the Kingdom of God.

[Let us raise our hands and pray for a blessing for Fr Shinto]

Let us pray, that the Holy Spirit continues to inspire our brother, Shinto, and affirm him in his gifts. May he be flooded by the Spirit of Joy and may that Joy spread throughout our parish community.
May God bless him and all of us

Amen.

Postponement of First Reconciliation preparation till 2021. Letter and advice is here

Laurie Woods has a new tricky bit, here

'Bible and Hebrew Thought' explores difficulties in translation from the Hebrew.

If you have not looked at these before, they are a great aid to understanding difficult parts of the Christian faith.

Confirmation, First Communion and Preparations in Progress are here

Note from Mark Geerligs is here

 

Len has published a new article here

Cambodian Catholic Mission Project is here

Refugee Support details are here

Laurie Woods is dealing with some tricky bits of the Bible here 

The Well, online support produced by the Parramatta Diocese is here 

Letter from Head, Religious Education commenting on changes in RE here

Parish Management Team August Report is here.

Intercessory prayer for Katarina Kabiriera and Taabeia Ibouri is here

COVID guide to Masses

 At Lawson, our church is open for a shortened form of Mass.
   In accord with Diocese recommendations, it is advised that masks be worn

 There will be no music in view of the size of our church and in accordance with government regulation.

  • In addition you will need to register your attendance at OLN by emailing on olon3@bigpond.com or calling Richard on the office phone number 4759 1034 as this detail is required by law.

  • Also required by law is that each person who attends must record their name and phone number and email on the attendance sheets provided as you enter the church.

  • Please bring your own pen or use the pencil provided and take it with you. 

  • Hymn books and missals are not to be used. 

  • No objects are permitted to be passed around, hence there can be no passing of the collection plate.  

  • A plate will be left on the Offertory Table for you to drop in your contribution on the way out and to collect your bulletin.

  • We may need your occasional assistance to sanitise the area after Mass.

Mass Times at OLN,

We will have Masses at

 Saturday 5.00 pm Vigil

 Sunday 8.00 am and 9.00 am

 Our weekday mass times will remain at Tuesday 5pm, Wednesday 5pm, Thursday 9.00am.

Older, Current News

 Please note most of the news is in the Bulletin available by clicking on the Bulletin link

  • A notice to Confirmation families and a Holy Spirit meditation please click on the link,  Sacramental Team

  • Masses are being recorded each week and available by clicking on the Recorded Masses link