News from St Benedict’s

We’re still celebrating the success of the annual St Benedict’s fete that was held at the end of August. Due to the hard work and generosity of so many people, the event raised close to $35,000 but, most importantly, everyone had a wonderful time on the day. Special mention must be made of the ongoing commitment Charlie Camilleri and his family have given to the fete since it was first held decades ago. Charlie is retiring after 40 years of involvement and we’ll miss him, but we all agree that he has earnt a break. Thanks Charlie!

Confirmation and Sacramental Program
Confirmation was celebrated at St Benedict’s on Friday 23rd September, a joyful occasion for a number of children in the parish. Earlier the candidates for confirmation were introduced to the parishioners at 9 am Mass on Father’s Day. This meant that congratulations and good wishes were flying in all directions, with candidates and dads all being given special recognition. The Father’s Day Mass was followed by one of those famous St Benedict’s barbecue brunches – it’s hard to concentrate on singing the final hymn when delicious barbie smells are wafting through the doors! Thanks, too, to the barbecue cooks who do such a good job on so many occasions.

Our Lady of Fatima Feast Day – Sunday 9th October
This will start at 1pm at the parish centre with children performing a short re-enactment of the story of Our Lady of Fatima. This will be followed by a procession of the rosary in five different languages in the parish grounds and a concelebrated Mass. For more information contact the parish office on 96532312. The office is open on Mondays from 10am – 4pm and Fridays from 10am – 5pm, or visit the parish website www.arcadia.dbb.org.au.

Weekend Mass Times
St. Benedict’s Catholic Church Arcadia; Mass at the Monastery, 121 Arcadia Rd, Arcadia, at 7 am every morning. Mass at the Parish Centre, Corner Fagans Rd and Arcadia Rd. 7 pm Saturday, 9 am Sunday.

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