1st Holy Communion Classes begin at 11am today in the music room (the small room off the meeting room). There will be a meeting for parents of the 1st Communion children at 11.10am in the Atrium (building A). The entrance to the Atrium is next to the playground equipment/cubby house.

Servers’ Practice begins at 5:30-6:30pm tomorrow.

Scripture Class on St Matthew’s Gospel recommence at 7.30pm tomorrow.

Beginner’s Latin meets on Tuesday evenings from 7-8.15pm. It’s not too late to join, just bring a pad and pen together with your enthusiasm!

Intermediate Latin begins this Wednesday from 10.30am – midday.

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd begins this week.

Thursday adult education classes begin this 8th Feb. 7:30-8:30pm. We will be reading and discussing Dr Brant Pitre’s book, “Jesus the Bridegroom”.

Playgroup will meet only the 3rd Friday of the month this year, 10am – midday, beginning on the 16th Feb.

Friday Catechism for kids (school years 3-12) begins this week at 5.30pm, followed by Mass and Youth Group. Information and registration forms are available for 2024 by the doors of the Church.

A new trading post and service directory are being established to help encourage the economic support of fellow parishioners. These will each be made available periodically in paper format. Please email hnyoungdads[at]protonmail.com with your business, service or item(s) for inclusion in these publications. Visit the stall outside the team room after mass today if you would like more information about this endeavour, or to submit your details in person.

Love Adelaide’s Walk For Life will take place this Saturday 10th Feb beginning at 10am from the Pennington Gardens, North Adelaide (next to the Adelaide Oval). Please see posters for details or click here to register your attendance. Attendance is free. For more information, please visit the Love Adelaide website.

Next Sunday there will be a special collection for the work of pro-life organisations in Adelaide, and the proceeds from coffee and pancakes next Sunday will go to the special collection.

The 26-35yo Young Adults Group has its first meeting for 2024 next Sunday evening, beginning with a Holy Hour at 6pm, followed by a shared dinner and a talk from Fr McCaffrey. Please contact Gaby Nara for more details (gnara1990[at]hotmail.com)

The 18-25yo Young Adults will meet for the first time this year at 6:30pm on Mon 12th Feb., beginning with Adoration at Holy Name, followed by dinner and a talk.

Josef Kolberg will give a free lunchtime organ recital in St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral at 1pm on Tue 13th Feb. (Shrove Tuesday).

Classes for those interested in becoming Catholic will begin in Lent on Thursday evenings from 7:30pm – 8:30pm. (Classes begin on Thu 15th Feb.).

Simon Carrington from FireUp Ministries will be giving a talk on the virtue of chastity and relationships for teens, young adults and parents in the Ellengowan Hall at Holy Name at 7pm on Saturday 17th Feb. More details to come and all welcome.

Please do not place any advertising material in the church without the prior permission of the chaplain. Thank you.

Please remember the sick in your prayers, especially Damian Wyld, Domenic Marafiote, Michael Turnbull (Bob Turnbull’s brother), Tony Caruso and Vincenza Martucci (Ines Barson’s mother). Please also remember the recently deceased, especially Margaret Whiteley (Jenny Kayal’s mother) and those whose anniversaries occur about this time.