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HOLY ROSARY PARISH – HISTORY
90th Anniversary of the Church and Parish
DEDICATION MASS 9th OCTOBER 2021
The Nedlands Parish community began in 1918 but at that time it was part of St Joseph’s Parish Subiaco with mass celebrated in Mrs. Fitzpatrick’s home in Cook Street, Nedlands for the first 3 years, then in 1922 a Wooden Church was purchased on corner of Edward Street and Broadway. The present Church was built and blessed in the year 1930, but it was only in 1931 that the Holy Rosary Parish was separated from Subiaco Parish and became the new Nedlands Parish.
At this stage the Church had a financial debt so the Church could not be Dedicated (or Consecrated) because of the pre-Vatican II regulations, further, it was found that the Church was too small for the growing congregation so an extension was built in 1936 resulting in even more debt. During this time, Pontifical Masses and various Blessings were celebrated within the Church but a Dedication Mass was not possible under the prevailing Pre-Vatican II regulations.
Bishop Peter Quinn was appointed Parish Priest of Nedlands on the 1st September 1969. In August 1971 renovations were carried out to the Sanctuary of the Church to comply with the new liturgical reforms of Vatican II, in particular that the Celebrant at Mass would now face the congregation, which meant a repositioning of the main Altar.
When the work was completed Bishop Quinn Solemnly Consecrated the Holy Rosary Church on 7th October 1971 on the Feast Day of Our Lady of the Rosary. This date celebrated 40 years of the Parish (1931) and also the 400th Anniversary of the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary (1571).
The Archdiocese Record Newspaper reported that the Church “was packed every day” leading up to the Dedication Mass on Thursday 7th October 1971. After the Mass there was a small social get-together for visiting clergy, religious, parish councillors and choir members, and following this, on Friday evening, 250 people attended the parish dinner and dance at Dalkeith Hall.
The Dedication of a Church is a Solemnity that is a Feast of the Lord, so it would be appropriate to celebrate the Dedication Anniversary every year. The Dedication Anniversary Mass can also be celebrated on the first weekend, so Saturday 9th October 2021 at the 6pm Mass has been earmarked to celebrate the 90th Anniversary of the Parish and the Church with a celebration in the Parish Community Centre after the Mass.
We are privileged to have Bishop Justin Bianchini as the principal celebrant for this Dedication Anniversary Mass.
RSVP: Parishioners are requested to place their names on the GUEST LIST at the back of the church. All Welcome. Also, please include on the form any dishes and drinks you can bring to the dinner.
God Bless, Fr Gavin.
PRAYER TO ST JOSEPH
~ BE A PRIZE WINNER ~
We are in the Year of St Joseph until 8 December 2021, so young parishioners let us do something beautiful for St Joseph who loved and cared for Mary and Jesus, giving us all a great example of what it means to be Faithful to God, a respected person in his community, and a wonder Guardian with strong qualities of a Father in whom we can look up to. He is a Saint who constantly prays for us in this world we live in.
So, young parishioners in primary and senior schools, do something really loving and memorable, write a Prayer to St Joseph from your heart and email to firstname.lastname@example.org or post it to our Parish Office, or give it to me, Fr Gavin. The closing date is 11 November 2021.
There will be 3 prizes for the best 3 prayers which will be presented on the Solemnity of Christ the King at the 8.45am Mass, 21 November 2021. I will also extend this to the Best Song, Painting or Poem for St Joseph.
Please place your Name, your Age and one of your Mum or Dad’s contact numbers. Use your Gifts.
– Fr Gavin
PARISH SUPPORT OPTIONS
- COLLECTIONS 1st and 2nd Collections during Mass
- CREDIT CARD TAP & GO
Holy Rosary Church Foyer:
Set at $20 for each tap.
- EFT (Electronic Fund Transfer)
Account Name: Holy Rosary Church Nedlands Parish
Bank: NAB BSB: 086 006
Account: 66717 2492
Account Name: Nedlands Presbytery
Bank: NAB BSB: 086 006
Account: 55143 0488
- A Direct Debit Request Form is also available here for completion to initiate regular donation to support your Parish. Once completed, please return to the office.
Thank you for your kind understanding and support.
We will announce the schedule on or before March 2022.
Thank you and God Bless.
The Archdiocese of Perth is the first of Australia’s Catholic dioceses to begin to establish Safeguarding Officers across its network of parishes. The Safeguarding Office is responsible for ensuring the safety of children, young people and the vulnerable within the confines of the Catholic Church across the Archdiocese of Perth, educating the Catholic community on child protection and protective behaviours, and establishing Safeguarding Officers within Perth’s metropolitan and rural parishes.
Director Safeguarding Program: Andrea Musulin
29 Victoria Square, Perth WA 6000
Telephone: +61 (0)8 9221 7762
We have launched our new website. You can find out more information by click the link below.
HOLY ROSARY PARISH NEDLANDS SAFEGUARDING OFFICER
For those who don’t know me my name is Hanz and I have been part of the Holy Rosary parish for the past 16 years. As a young boy I have attended Loreto Nedlands to then finally graduate from John XXIII College in 2012. I completed my University studies in Business and today I work as a project coordinator for a construction firm.
In my life growing up in Perth the church has always been a place where I could reflect on my day to day challenges and pray for the things that mattered to me the most. I feel at Nedlands we are so lucky to have such a close-knit community where many people from all walks of life and all ages can come together and practice our faith in a community that cares so much for the wellbeing of one and another and the greater good.
As a child growing up, I have cherished many happy memories as a faithful young parishioner. From being reconciled on this very altar, to taking part in catechist classes and serving for Father as an Acolyte. Like me, and many of those who grew up with me, we hope to continue to see our church as a collective that safeguards and promotes the welfare of children, young and vulnerable individuals.
In April 2014 the Archbishop Timothy Costello initiated the Safeguarding program in response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Child abuse. Since then with the help of many experts in social services and child protection agencies, the safeguarding program has established many policies and standards to take preventive measures in ensuring that the Perth Catholic Archdiocese plays an integral role in protecting all children and vulnerable individuals.
As a safeguarding officer my role is to facilitate this program for the Holy Rosary Parish and be a source of support and information on all matters of safeguarding children and vulnerable individuals in the parish.
Should you need to contact me please click here, my details will in the Parish Bulletin every week and on the Parish website.
Thank you and God Bless.
Hanz Xavier – Archdioscean Safeguarding Project
SAFEGUARDING COMMITMENT STATEMENT
Hanz Xavier, our Safe Guarding Officer, have suggested that for all the volunteers in our parish to attend to the following training:
Safeguarding Training for Church Workers
Please click here to open the 2021 training calendar.
Experience our Early Learning Years. Please be advised that Rika Andres, Principal is now finalising our Pre Kindy and Kindy places for next year. If you haven’t submitted your enrolment applications, please call Louise Miller 6389 9400 or visit loretonedlands.wa.edu.au to make an appointment.
Our Pre Kindy program is available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays with an optional extra day on Fridays 8.45 am – 2.45 pm.
Our Kindergarten program is available every week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and offering an optional extra day on Fridays 8.30 am – 3.10 pm. This is an attractive option to daycare for some families and supports our Kindy program that runs during the week.
Please note that we also have after-school care available on site every day through extend. – please register your interest online via their website extend.com.au and view the programs available.
Archdiocese Latest News
2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours acknowledgement for Mr Danny Murphy AM and Dr Betsy Buchanan OAM
Please click here to read a letter from Daniel Lynch, Executive Director Office of Archbishop, regarding Mr Danny Murphy AM and Dr Betsy Buchanan OAM who have been recognised in the 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours.
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