IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR PARISH
· 6:15 to 8:15pm HSI School of Discipleship in Community Centre
· Youth Group meet in the Hall after 5pm Mass
· Young Adults (18 -29 years) meet in Theatrette from 6:00pm
|Baptisms||Baptisms held 1st & 3rd Sundays at 12 noon. Baptism Preparation Meeting held on the 1st Monday of the month at 7:00pm in Church.|
|1st Fridays||7:00pm to approx. 8:30pm starting with Mass|
|Healing Mass||1st Saturday of the month, 1:30pm to 4:30pm.|
|3rd Sunday||5:00pm Youth Mass|
|Wednesdays||7:30pm Mother of Perpetual Succour Novena after 7:00pm Mass|
FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY – THURSDAY 15TH AUGUST
Kindly note that the Feast of the Assumption is a Holy Day of Obligation. Mass will be celebrated at 8:30am, 10:00am (School Mass) and 7:00pm on Thursday 15th August.
COMMUNION SERVICE ON TUESDAY 13 AUGUST
Please note that as Fr Vincent is not available in the morning on Tuesday 13th August, there will be Liturgy of the Word and Communion Service at 8.30 am.
This weekend we are promoting the Ministry of the Permanent Diaconate. A short video will be shown at the end of mass and brochures are available in the hall. There will be an enquiry meeting for any interested men held on 31st August from 10-11:00am at the Catholic Theological College (CTC), 278 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne. Further details about the Permanent Diaconate via the website www.cam.org.au/permanent-diaconate.
JOSEPH'S CORNER COUNSELLING SERVICE SHOP
There will be a stall in the hall at all Masses on the weekend of 17/18 August featuring Bric-a-Brac, knitting and crochet goods from Joseph's Corner Counselling Service shop "MERRIJIG" in Yarraville. The shop raises funds to help keep the Counselling Service going. The Free Service is for Partners and Family members of people affected by addiction. If you can find something to purchase at the stall you will be helping to keep this service continuing. There will also be a donation box at the stall for anyone wanting to make a cash donation. We thank you in advance for your generosity.
Please note our next Youth Mass will be celebrated at 5:00pm on Sunday, 18th August 2019. All the Youth of our parish are encouraged to attend. The Youth of our parish will assist in all ministries at the Mass and Fr Vincent will give a special blessing to all the youth present. Fellowship after mass. Please bring a plate of sweet or savouries to share.
COMMUNION TO THE SICK
Volunteers needed to take Holy Communion to the sick and housebound on Wednesday or Thursday mornings. Please consider this important and rewarding Ministry. Further information please call Bev Jones 97492388
CAR PARK NOTICE
Dear Parishioners, as you are aware we have recently refurbished our car park which has enabled more car parking spaces and smooth traffic flow during school times. However one issue faced is that parishioners are not parking deep within the car parking bays resulting in reducing the space between the lanes for traffic to move causing delays and even minor accidents. Can I request you to please park your cars deep within the car parking bays so that the end of your car is inside the parking bay enabling enough space for traffic to move within the allotted lane space. Your assistance and co-operation is greatly appreciated. Fr Vincent.
THANKSGIVING UPDATE 2019
Please note that the Finance Committee will be providing a Thanksgiving Update to the Parish at all masses during the weekend of 24/25 August 2019. We will provide an update on Thanksgiving collection and Expenses for FY2018 and a budget for FY2019, highlighting major capital expenditure undertaken. We will also be providing a Time & Talent Sheet for parishioners who are interested in joining any of our several parish ministries. Fr Vincent, The Parish Pastoral Committee and Parish Finance Committee would like to take this opportunity and thank each and every parishioner for contributing to the parish financially or through service and we look forward to your continued contribution and support to maintain and further grow our vibrant parish community.
RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (RCIA)
RCIA is a program for anyone interested in becoming a Catholic and receiving the Sacraments. The meetings are held on Wednesdays at 7.30pm in the Theatrette at the Parish Office. If you or anyone you know is interested, you are welcome to come along. The invitation is also extended to any Catholics who may want to come and help Catechists by sharing their knowledge and faith and motivate the Candidates. Please contact Francis Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org or mobile 0401 787 372 or Rodney Dearing at email@example.com or mob: 0419 881 610”
The next Multicultural Mass planning meeting will be held on Saturday, 31st August at 10:00am in the meeting room off the church hall. All are welcome to attend.
We pray for Remigius, Pauline Aparo, victims of Texas and Ohio shooting and all who have passed away recently.
We pray for Nicolo Messina, Jessy & Grace Torres, Olive Barber, Maria Victoria Fava, Oliver Alburo, Salvador Rossi Sr, Maria Hoa, Nick Martella, Joseph Farrugia, Anne Murray, David Daborn and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.
PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Kevin McLoughlin, Leo Linehan, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Kath Meddings, Phylis Mills, Lucy Ballan, Irene Jones, Thais Long, Sr. Eileen Jones, Angela & Frank O’Brien, Barbara Brown, Vincent Jones, Gordon Newman, Glenna Pereira, Edith Street, Zandi Falzon, Camille Miles, Atima Chakraborty, Ashley Azavedo, Wilfredo Compuesto, Frank Maher, Melissa Galea, Jean Cameron, Adrian Wilson, Ellen Everett, Lisa Arenas, Baby Cora, Rosa Carullo, Justin Worsley, Pauline Simonides, Lydia Camelotti, Godwin Arandez, Rocel Paul Chumacera, Paul Pisanelli, Bella Cullen, Shelton Duarte, Violet Lawrence, Helen Lewis, Adriana Khalifa, Jean Heatherich, Poonam, Ben Sheriff and all who are ill in our Parish.
Money Counters – 18 Aug 19
|Les Jones / Tini & Barrie Hope|
Readers – 17/18 Aug 19
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 17/18 Aug 19
|6:00pm||B. Farrugia / H. Durski / Sharon A. / B. Fernandes|
|8:30am||R. Johnson / Karen F. / C. Coelho / M. Nelthropp|
|10:30am||S. Delos Reyos / Sally DiB / L. Ortega / J Quinless|
Music Ministry – 17/18 Aug 19
|8:30am||Shirley & Group|