21st Sunday in Ordinary Time 2017

PARISH NEWS

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARISH

2 Sep First Friday Adoration – 7:00pm to 10:00pm.
Sundays 6:15pm - 8:15pm HSI School of Discipleship in Community Centre.
31 Aug to 8 Sep Nativity of Our Lady Novena – 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.

EUTHANASIA & ASSISTED DYING
Thank you to all our parishioners who wrote to our elected delegates on the above. Your letters have been posted to the respective delegates Please continue to keep praying for this intention. God bless you all abundantly.

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 hopperscrossing@cam.org.au or phone 9749 4300.  Details of routes and events are on the notice board.  There will be a special Mass on Sunday 17 Sept at 10:30am followed by lunch. All are invited.

FIRST FRIDAY ADORATION - SEPTEMBER 2ND
Conducted by the Alliance of the Two Hearts. Starts with Holy Mass at 7:00pm, followed by an hour with the Blessed Sacrament, then Holy Rosary, Divine Office, Divine Mercy Novena and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. All are welcome.

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

BIBLE STUDY
Bible study continues Monday, 28 August at 7:00pm in the Community Centre. We are at Luke Ch. 16. All are welcome. Enquiries to Royden on 0426 071 375.

PARISH/SCHOOL MASS, 10:30AM, 27 AUGUST
We welcome staff and students from our parish school at the 10:30am Parish/School Mass this weekend. After Mass there will be a guided tour of the school and a sausage sizzle provided by the school. All are welcome.

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.

This weekend is OBSERVANCE OF NATIONAL DAY FOR MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES.

There will be a 3rd Collection on the weekend of 2/3 September for the PRIESTS RETIREMENT FOUNDATION. We thank you for your generosity.

HSI SCHOOL OF DISCIPLESHIP
Final chance to enrol for the school this Sunday at 6:15pm at the Community Centre. Come and see how we learn our faith, live our faith and share our faith. Enquiries Francis on 0401 787 373 or Sharon on 0430 099 654

FOYER & CHAPEL REFURBISHMENT
As you may be aware, the Parish Pastoral Council along with Fr. Pius, has been reviewing plans to refurbish the entrance to the church to make it more accessible, bring the handicap toilet to approved standard, fix the leaking roof and provide external access to the chapel so that the church can be closed during non-mass hours restricting direct access to school area (in view of child safety) and preventing vandalism or theft in school / church. Plans are well advanced and approvals are being sought. A brief video on the project will be shown at all masses during this weekend with further more detailed drawings and costing notice displayed in the church foyer in the coming weeks.

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 conclude 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.

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
We pray for Cristeta Leyco, Ben Halge, Madalena Campagnolo and who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Alex Coelho, Hayden Morris, Harold Pountney, Eardley Beck, Allan Platel, Jack Keane, Jack Watson, Victorina Teng, Walter Reid, Zenaida Santos, Restitoto Cabunilas 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, Sr. Eileen Brown, Eugenie Rinaldi, Keith Gill, Imelda Rundell, Brian Jones, Carmel Negline, Yolanda Satur and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS

 

Money Counters - 3 Sep 2017

Royden D'Souza / Pravin Albuquerque / Clarence D'Souza

Readers - 2/3 Sep 2017

  6:00pm Angela Francis
  8:30am Bev Jones
10:30am Sunil Vaz
  5:00pm Melanie Etiennette

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 2/3 Sep 2017

  6:00pm Josie T. / Praful A. / S. D’Silva / D. Fernandez
  8:30am L. Jones / K. Fernandes / C. Coelho / G. Sharman
10:30am N&R Golaw / N. Costa / S. Sipilliano
  5:00pm J&D Etiennette / S. Joseph / VOLUNTEER

Music Ministry - 2/3 Sep 2017

  6:00pm Eagles Wings
  8:30am Shirley & Group
10:30am Samoan Choir
  5:00pm FilOz