A BLESSING FOR ALL FATHERS
God our Father, we give you thanks and praise for fathers young and old.
We pray for young fathers, newly embracing their vocation; May they find courage and perseverance to balance work, family and faith in joy and sacrifice.
We pray for our own fathers around the world whose children are lost or suffering; May they know that the God of compassion walks with them in their sorrow.
We pray for men who are not fathers, but still mentor and guide us with fatherly love and advice.
We remember fathers, grandfathers and great grandfathers who are no longer with us, but who live forever in our memories and nourish us
with their love.
IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARISH
|Sundays||6:15 - 8:15pm HSI School of Discipleship in Community Centre.|
|31 Aug to 8 Sep||Nativity of Our Lady Novena â€“ see bulletin and notice boards for details.|
|11 Sep||7:00pm Baptism Formation Meeting in church.|
|14 to 17 Sep||Jubilee Cross will visit our parish.|
INVITING ALL ALTAR SERVERS
Fr Pius and Deacon Charles wish to thank all Altar Servers for your wonderful work in our parish. You are all invited to Mass at 6pm on Saturday the 16th September and for a meal thereafter in the Hall. RSVP call or email parish office: 7th September for catering purposes.
There will be a 3rd Collection this weekend for the PRIESTS RETIREMENT FOUNDATION. We thank you for your generosity.
ROSTERS FOR PIETY STORE ROSTERS, COMMUNION TO THE SICK, LECTORS & EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS for September, October and November are now available for collection in the Hall.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION MASS FOR SUNDAY SCHOOL CHILDREN will be held on Sunday 10th September at 10:30am. Please remember these children in your prayers. Parking may be a problem at this mass.
BAPTISM FORMATION MEETING CHANGED
Please note that as we have the Novena to our Lady (Feast of Nativity) from 31st August to 8th September, the Baptism Formation meeting for next month will be held on the second Monday, 11 September at 7:00pm in the church.
THE JUBILEE CROSS
The Jubilee Cross which is travelling to various parishes in Victoria since February this year, will be in our parish from 14 to 17 September. The Cross will be taken in procession on Heaths, Morris, Hogans and Derrimut road during its time in our parish. If anyone wishes to carry the cross, please contact Josephine at the parish office email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 9749 4300. Details of routes and events are on the notice board. Pamphlets with events in the parishes of St Andrews, St James and ours are in the foyer. There will be a special Mass on Sunday 17 Sept at 10:30am followed by lunch. All are invited.
MULTICULTURAL MASS PLANNING MEETING
The final planning meeting for the Multicultural Mass will be held on Saturday, 23rd September 2017 at 10:15am in the meeting room off the church hall. All are welcome to attend.
TIMETABLE FOR NATIVITY OF OUR LADY NOVENA
|Day 4 Sun 3 Sept||8:00am Exposition, Rosary & Novena
|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.
|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.|
VENERATION OF THE STATUE OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA â€“ WEDNESDAY 13th SEPTEMBER
To mark the 100th anniversary of the 5th Fatima Apparition, the Statue of Our Lady will be available for veneration from 8:00am to 9:30am in the Church side Chapel and again in the evening in the Community Centre from 6:30pm to 7:00pm. All welcome.
GOOD SAMARITAN MINISTRY
The Good Samaritan Ministry assists parishioners in need during difficult times e.g. bereavement, unemployment and loneliness. Good Samaritan ministry offers a confidential service by volunteers drawn mainly from the parish community. The ministry provides an opportunity to serve others and put faith into action, and the chance to grow and learn in relating to others. If you would like a visit from any of our team or would like to join the ministry, please call Anita on 0411 772 320.
We pray for Nelson Andes, Ben Halge and all who passed away recently.
We pray for Raymond Linning, Michael Bloxham, Natividad Medel, Erminio Colosimo, Virgilio Vasquez, Hayden Morris, Paul Martyn Webb, Cristina Espinas, Sebastiano Martella, Anton Siketa, Nick Siketa, Mary Noronha 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 Dâ€™Lima, Cynthia Middleton, Milton Roberts, Elizabeth Slee, Barbara Grogan, Laurie & Leslea Baker, Jean Skinner, Charlie Xerxin, Melissa Caroline, Ralf Milone, Joyce Dâ€™Rozario, Megan Rowe, Sean Donaldson, Jeff Grech, Crispin Garcia, Lyn Worsley, Lorraine Gill, Linda Collins, Sr. Eileen Brown, Eugenie Rinaldi, Keith Gill, Imelda Rundell, Brian Jones, Carmel Negline, Yolanda Satur and all who are sick in our Parish.
Money Counters - 10 Sep 17
|Les Jones / Tini & Barrie Hope / Grace Sharman|
Readers - 9/10 Sep 17
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 9/10 Sep 17
|6:00pm||H. Durski / M. Maple / E. Mills /B. Farrugia|
|8:30am||Kevin McL / R. Johnson / K. English / S. Gomez|
|10:30am||F. Caruana / S. Colla / V. Firman / Sally DiB|
|5:00pm||C Skinner / M. Etiennette / E. Behrouzi / G. Siccita|
Music Ministry - 9/10 Sep 17
|8:30am||Shirley & Group|