19th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2017

 

PARISH NEWS


IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARISH
 

Sundays 6:15  to 8:15pm HSI School of Discipleship in Community Centre.
13 Aug 8:00am to 10:00am in side chapel - Veneration of Our Lady of Fatima statue.
15 Aug Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Day of Obligation. Masses at 8:30am, 10:00am (School Mass), 7:00pm


FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY - TUESDAY 15TH AUGUST
Mass times are 8:30am, 10:00am (School Mass) and 7:00pm. Kindly note that the Assumption is a holy day of obligation.

CARPENTERS SHOP
All men are invited to join us each Saturday from 7:20am until 8:30am in the Community Centre. Come for a hearty breakfast and lively discussion. Ring Les on 9749 2388 for more information.

BIBLE STUDY
Bible study continues Monday, 14 August at 7:00pm in the Community Centre. We are at Luke Ch. 15. All are welcome. Enquiries to Royden on 0426 071 375.

VENERATION OF THE STATUE OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA - SUNDAY 13TH AUGUST
To mark the 100th anniversary of the 4th Fatima Apparition, the Statue of Our Lady will be available for veneration from 8:00am to 10:00am in the Church side Chapel. All welcome.

The JUBILEE CROSS will be in our parish from 14 to 17 September. There will be a special Mass on Sunday 17 September at 10:30am followed by lunch. Details in next week's bulletin.

No PRAYER MEETING on Saturday 19 August as members will be at the CCR Renewal Day.

EUTHANASIA & ASSISTED SUICIDE - IMPORTANT NOTICE
Thank you to parishioners who have brought their letters to the MPs, as requested last weekend. Kindly place these in the boxes outside in the church foyer. If you haven't brought your letters today we will be collecting them again next weekend, so kindly bring them along so that we can send as many letters as possible supporting our vote against the proposed Bill for Euthanasia and Assisted Dying. Thank you all for your tremendous support.

HSI SCHOOL OF DISCIPLESHIP
HSI School of Discipleship commenced on July 23 with thirty candidates attending. The first five weeks of the school are to experience what the school is all about. The School runs for two hours from 6.15 pm on Sunday and is aimed at learning our faith, living it and sharing the faith with others. Come and see how this school could change your life. For enquiries please call Francis on 0401 787 372 or Sharon on 0430 099 654.

POPE'S TWEET
Other people are gifts to be received with respect, especially if they are weak and frail, because Christ comes to meet us in them.

POPE'S INTENTIONS FOR AUGUST
That artists of our time, through their ingenuity, may help everyone discover the beauty of creation.

CatholicCare
There will be a special collection after all masses this weekend for CatholicCare, an agency assisting families who are struggling or in distress. We thank you for your support.

MenALIVE Melbourne - AFL FOOTBALLER DANIEL WELLS
The Catholic Man Breakfast series is an opportunity for men to gather and be encouraged and inspired in their faith. Hear champion AFL Footballer and Catholic husband and father Daniel Wells tell his story in an interview with John "Percy" Canavan. Bookings des@menalive.org.au. Enquiries to Michael Bohan 0439 172 465 or Michael.bohan@menalive.org.au. Cost $45 per person. Thursday, 14 September, 7:00am to 9:00am at CQ Club.

NATIVITY OF OUR LADY NOVENA
The novena for the feast of the Nativity of Our Lady will start on Thursday 31 August until the feast day on 8 September. Parishioners are invited to bring in their own statues/icons of the Blessed Virgin Mary to be placed on the table at the front of the Church each day of the Novena. The last day, 8 September, will end with a shared supper.  Please bring a plate of finger food to share. Timetable giving timings for the Mass/Rosary/Novena are posted on the notice boards.

TIMETABLE FOR NATIVITY OF OUR LADY NOVENA
We are looking for people to lead the Rosary each day of the novena.  If you would like to do so, please call the parish office on 9749 4300 as soon as possible. Thank you. 

Day 1, Thu 31 Aug 7:00pm Mass, Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer
Day 2, Fri 1 Sept 7:00pm Mass, Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer (First Friday)
Day 3, Sat 2 Sept 8:30am Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer
9:15am Mass followed by Divine Mercy Chaplet
Day 4, Sun 3 Sept 8:00am Exposition, Rosary & Novena
8:30am Mass
Day 5, Mon 4 Sep 7:00pm Mass, Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer
Day 6, Tue 5 Sept 7:00pm Mass, Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer
Day 7, Wed 6 Sep 7:00pm Mass, Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer Our Lady of Perpetual Help Novena will be recited prior to Rosary
Day 8, Thu 7 Sep 7:00pm Mass, Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer
Day 9 Fri 8 Sept 

FEAST OF THE NATIVITY OF OUR LADY

7:00pm - Mass, Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer
Supper afterwards - please bring plate of finger food to share

Parishioners are invited to bring along their own statues/icons of the Blessed Virgin Mary to be placed on a table at the front of the Church each day of the Novena.

 

RECENTLY DECEASED
Vera Saerang, Mary McMinn, Vera Fernandez, Iluminada Alinea and all who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Olive Barber, Creswell & Yolanda D'Lima, David Daborn, Marites Nunez and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo Linehan, Angela O'Brien, , Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Peter McGlade, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Diane Cameron, Kristian Romois, Robert Hart, Karen Norris, Liam Parr, Edith Street, Georgette Maalouf, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Dominic D'Lima, Cynthia Middleton, Milton Roberts, Elizabeth Slee, Barbara Grogan, Laurie & Leslea Baker, Jean Skinner, Charlie Xerxin, Melissa Caroline, Ralf Milone, Joyce D'Rozario, Megan Rowe, Sean Donaldson, Jeff Grech, Crispin Garcia, Lyn Worsley, Lorraine Gill, Linda Collins and all who are ill in our Parish.


ROSTERS

Money Counters - 20 Aug 17

L. Vasquez / T. Grisancich / S. D'Silva / L. De La Cruz

Readers - 19/20 Aug 17

  6:00pm Matthew Reuter
  8:30am Kitty Stuttard
10:30am Maria Naufahu
  5:00pm Angelique Etiennette

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 19/20 Aug 17

  6:00pm S. Martis / E. Mills / Sharon A. / M. Nelthropp
  8:30am G Sharman / K Fernandes / R Johnson / S Gomez
10:30am L. Ortega / S. Delos Reyos / A&A Cortez
  5:00pm M. Etiennette / C. Skinner / E. Behrouzi / VOL

Music Ministry - 19/20 Aug 17

  6:00pm Mater Dolorosa
  8:30am Shirley & Group
10:30am FilOz
  5:00pm AHFI