20th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2019

 

 

PARISH NEWS

 IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR PARISH

Sundays

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

 

BAPTISM FORMATION MEETING FOR SEPTEMBER
Kindly note that due to the Novena for the Nativity of Our Lady, the Baptism Preparation Meeting will be held in the Community Centre.on Monday, 2nd September at 7pm.

WELCOME TO OUR NEWLY BAPTISED
We welcome into our Church community Lilah Rose Taio Tivini and Harrison Montague who are to be baptised this Sunday. With the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the love of Parents, Godparents, family and friends, we pray that these children will lead lives full of happiness, faith and love.

MULTICULTURAL MASS
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.

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

ROSTERS for Communion to the Sick, Piety Store, Lectors & Communion Ministers for Sept to Nov are now available for collection from the Hall.

MELBOURNE CATHOLIC LIVE MASS STREAMING
The 1pm Mass is streamed live daily (Mon - Fri) from St Patrick’s Cathedral and is then available as a recording on demand until one hour prior to the next 1pm mass. On Sundays- the 11am Mass is streamed and it is also available as a recording on demand, follow the link https://melbournecatholic.org.au/Mass

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.

BIBLE STUDY THIS WEEK 20 AUGUST  AT 7:00PM
Combined parishes of St. James & St. Peters Bible Study continues on Tuesday 20th August at 7:00pm in the Theatrette at St. Peters, Hoppers Crossing. The session will be conducted by Clive Gonsalves. Come and experience an interactive study of the Gospel of Mark (Ch 11) with teachings, videos, discussions, etc. All are welcome. Enquiries message 0426 071 375.

SAUSAGE SIZZLE
Please support our Sausage Sizzle which will be held after all Masses on the weekend of 24/25 August. Proceeds go towards activities in our Church. Volunteers to help with the Sausage Sizzle will be very welcome.

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 francispthomas@hotmail.com or 0401787372 or Rodney Dearing at rodney.dearing@optusnet.com.au or 0419881610

NOVENA FOR THE NATIVITY OF OUR LADY –
FRIDAY 30TH AUGUST – SAT 7TH SEPTEMBER
Please join us for this special nine day novena to the Blessed Virgin Mary to honour Her nativity. Please see timetable below.

FEAST OF THE NATIVITY OF OUR LADY
NOVENA TIMETABLE

Day 1 – Fri 30 Aug 7:00pm Mass, Exposition, Rosary, Novena
Day 2 – Sat 31 Aug 8:30am Exposition, Rosary, Novena followed by Morning Prayer & Mass at 9:15am
Day 3 – Sun 1 Sep 8:00am Exposition, Rosary, Novena followed by Mass at 8:30am
Day 4 – Mon 2 Sep 7:00pm Mass, Exposition, Rosary, Novena
Day 5 – Tue 3 Sep 7:00pm Mass, Exposition, Rosary, Novena
Day 6 – Wed 4 Sep 7:00pm Mass, Exposition, Rosary, Novena followed by Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Succour
Day 7 – Thu 5 Sep 7:00pm Mass, Exposition, Rosary, Novena
Day 8 – Fri 6 Sep 7:00pm Mass, Exposition, Rosary, Novena No First Friday Devotions
Day 9 – Sat 7 Sep 8:30am Exposition, Rosary, Novena followed by Morning Prayer & Mass at 9:15am
Sun 8 September 10:30am Mass FEAST OF THE NATIVITY OF OUR LADY. Please bring a plate of sweet/savoury finger food to share in fellowship after Mass.
All are invited to bring along their own statues/icons of the Blessed Virgin Mary to be placed on table near the Sanctuary, each day of the Novena

 

PERMANENT DIACONATE
For those who are interested in finding out more about becoming Permanent Deacons, there will be an enquiry meeting 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 can be obtained from  the website www.cam.org.au/permanent-diaconate.

MIGRANT AND REFUGEE WEEK 19th – 25th August
Pope Francis has chosen the theme "It is not just about migrants", for details please check the notice boards.

TWEET FROM POPE FRANCIS
The Lord gives each of us a vocation, a challenge to discover the talents and abilities we possess and to put them at the service of others.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Fr Elmo Dias, Annakutty Joseph, Edwin D'souza, Paulina D'souza, Marlon Abrigo, Magdalena Marquez and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Ben Halge, Eileen Hart, Patrick Fernando, Lianne King, Nicolo Messina, Vincent D'Andrea, Irene Arnold, Leona Stoackley; Lolita, Roberto, Diego and Marciana Lopez; Rockey, Freeda and Freddy Pereira; Mary and Joseph Almeida; Bonnie Coghlan, Leno Farrugia and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for 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, Glenna Pereira,  Zandi Falzon, Camille Miles, Atima Chakraborty, Ashley Azavedo, Wilfredo Compuesto, Frank Maher, Melissa Galea, Jean Cameron, Adrian Wilson, Ellen Everett, Baby Cora, Rosa Carullo, Justin Worsley,  Lydia Camelotti, Godwin Arandez, Rocel Paul Chumacera, Paul Pisanelli, Bella Cullen, Shelton Duarte, Violet Lawrence, Helen Lewis, Josie Nicolas, Eileen Hutchinson, Bianca McKitterick and all who are ill in our Parish.

ROSTERS

Money Counters – 25 Aug 19

John Allen / Jules & Neeta Pereira

Readers – 24/25 Aug 19

  6:00pm Angela Francis
  8:30am KSC Reader
10:30am Shyamala Jayakody
  5:00pm Iris Simangan

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 24/25 Aug 19

  6:00pm F. Thomas / B. Raj / Praful A. / A. Vesty
  8:30am KSC Minister / K. McLoughlin / L&B Jones
10:30am M&Z D’Mello / V. Firman / S. Vaz
  5:00pm S. Simangan / G. Siccita / R. Perera / S. Joseph

Music Ministry – 24/25 Aug 19

  6:00pm St. Cecilia’s Choir
  8:30am Shirley & Group
10:30am Domini Chorum
  5:00pm KNK