Notes BAPTISM We welcome into God’s family this Sunday, Skye Judith Curran,daughter of Daniel Curran and Bernadette O’Neill. CHI RHO CLASSES A reminder: Chi Rho Classes for Term 2 commence this Tuesday, 10th May at 4.00pm  at the church. 2011 NATIONAL MASS ATTENDANCE COUNT The count is being taken up at the request of the Australian bishops so that a clear pastoral picture can be compiled and studied, nationally and locally. It will be taken up at all Masses on the four weekends of May: 30th April/1st May, 7th/8th May, 14th/15th May and 21st/22nd May.   PROJECT COMPASSION Boxes and envelopes continue to roll in for Project  Compassion. Donations  this week totalled  $1,197.00 with the total to date reaching $9,919.95. There is no doubt that, with some boxes and envelopes still to be returned, the Parish total will once again top $10,000. This is a wonderful display of generosity and commitment;  it is even more so when we consider the generous response that members of the Parish have made to recent  appeals on behalf of victims of natural disasters both in Australia and overseas. Thank you. SHARING THE JOY OF STEWARDSHIP Third Sunday of Easter The disciples on the road to Emmaus walked and talked with Jesus all day long, but it was not until they offered Him hospitality and He blessed and broke the bread that they recognized Him. Simple acts of loving kindness still reveal the presence of God in our midst. THANK YOU To Fr Kaz, The Parish Prayer Chain, dear friends and fellow parishioners. Thank you all so very much for the Mass, all the prayers, cards and expressions of sympathy and support I have received on the recent sudden death of my much loved grandson, Sam. From Dawn Trowbridge and the Family.   THANK YOU! … to the Heritage Quilters for the donation of $89.   ALTAR SERVERS ROSTERS ARE AVAILABLE NOW Please collect the new Altar Servers Roster from the rack next to the sacristy.  THE BIGGEST MORNING TEA Following the 9.00am Mass on Wednesday, 18th May, there will be a Parish Biggest Morning Tea to raise money for cancer treatment and research. Bring a plate to share and a donation of any amount. Hope you can join us! LITTLE ROCK BIBLE STUDY GROUPS LEADERS MEETING Could last year’s Bible Study Group Leaders please join Helen for a meeting at the Office on Thursday, 19th May, at 1.30pm to develop plans for this year’s Bible Study Groups. We intend to run this Study Group in the Parish during August and September and will need a committed group of dedicated leaders to ensure that groups progress well. We will be studying St Matthew’s Gospel this year and will provide more information following this planning meeting. If you haven’t attended a Bible Study Group before, and wish to gain a better understanding of scripture … this may be an ideal start! SPECIAL MINISTERS  who take Holy Communion to the Sick There will be a  meeting on Thursday, 19th May, at 7.30pm. CURRY NIGHT A Curry Night is being held on Saturday, 21st May, in The Betty Knight Hall after the 6.30pm Mass. Tickets go on sale this weekend after all Masses. Tickets are $15.00 for adults. Children 10 years and under $10.00 (payment for tickets must be up front, please). For further information see poster in the foyer. The Social Committee   OFFICE VOLUNTEERS MEETING & AFTERNOON TEA … on Thursday, May 26th, at 1.00pm - 2.30pm  in the Parish Meeting Room. Please bring along your diaries and details -especially if you are planning holidays during 2011!   VOCATIONS ENQUIRY DAY … will be held at St Charles Seminary, Guildford on Sunday, 15th May, for men 17 years of age and above. You may have wondered why would a man come to the Seminary? This will be your chance to meet some young men (and older) who have made such a decision. The Day will begin at 9.30am with Morning Prayer, then a chance to hear the stories of some of the Seminarians over morning tea. Mass will be celebrated at 11.30am. A traditional Sunday lunch will follow. You are warmly invited to join with the Seminary Community for this Enquiry Day. If you wish to come (or want further information) please phone Helen on 9279 1310 or email to admin@seminary-perth.org.au  To view the Seminary website, visit: www.stcharlesseminary.org        MAY SUNDAY SESH - SUNDAY 15TH MAY Mass @ 6.00pm, Sunday Sesh @ 7.15pm. At St Gerard Majella Parish, cnr Ravenswood Dr & Majella Rd, Mirrabooka. The largest youth night in May! Open for youth of all ages (pref 15-35). The night includes: games, formation and fun. More details on www.cym.com.au or call 9422 7912. CYM BALL - SATURDAY 28TH MAY This year’s annual CYM Ball will be absolutely stunning with the theme being ‘Recycle-ball’! As you board the James Stirling, the largest vessel of Captain Cook Cruises, be prepared to be tempted by a delicious buffet and then dance the night away. Ship departs at 7:30pm – Barrack Street Jetty. Attire: Semi formal. The recycle-ball theme promotes using classy 2nd hand outfits from op-shops, borrowed or pre-loved. Cost: $70 (alcoholic drinks will be sold at the bar). For tickets call 9422 7912 or email admin@cym.com.au PLEASE SEE THE NOTICE BOARD FOR: ♦ Multicultural Playgroup in Armadale ♦ National Sorry Day 2011 in East Perth