The next MULTICULTURAL MASS PLANNING MEETING will be held on Saturday, 1st September 2018 at 10:00 am in the meeting room off the church hall. All are welcome to attend.
ROYDEN D’SOUZA will be assisting for the first time as Deacon at the 10:30am Mass on Sunday 9th September in our church. All are invited. Please bring a plate of finger food to share at the fellowship after Mass.
ROSTERS FOR READERS AND EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS, PIETY STORE & COMMUNION TO THE SICK are ready for collection from the Hall from this weekend. Please collect your copy as soon as possible.
URGENT. Have you borrowed a PYX from the Sacristy? Please return all pyxes so that other volunteers who need them have access to them. Thank you.
NATURAL DISASTERS HOME & ABROAD
A letter from the Most Rev Peter A. Comensoli, Archbishop of Melbourne relating to the natural disasters at home and abroad has been placed on the noticeboards. The Archbishop draws our attention to the fires and droughts in Australia and the Kerala floods.
KERALA FLOODS - CARITAS ACTIONS
Many priests and parishioners would be aware of the flood disaster that has hit the Indian state of Kerala. Caritas India is one of the agencies providing support for the people of Kerala at this time. Caritas Australia, through our Asia Emergency Fund, is providing support to Caritas India, and will continue to monitor the needs of the people of Kerala. Our Asia Emergency Fund can be accessed through the Caritas website, www.caritas.org.au. In the meantime we can all pray for our distressed brothers and sisters in Kerala.
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
|2nd & 4th Mondays||Bible Study at 7:00pm in the Theatrette. Enquiries to Royden on 0426 071 375.|
|Baptisms||1st & 3rd Sundays at 12 noon|
|1st Friday||7:00pm to 10:00pm starting with Mass|
|Healing Mass||1st Saturday of the month, 1:30pm to 4:30pm|
- There will be no First Friday Devotion on Friday, 7 September because of Our Lady’s Novena and fellowship.
- Eugene will celebrate the 9:15am Mass on Saturday 8 September as Fr. Vincent will be attending Royden’s Diaconate Mass at the Cathedral.
The next Healing Mass will be held on Saturday, 1st September from 1:30pm. All are invited.
We are pleased to announce that the parish refurbishment works are almost complete and day masses will now be held in the church. The School and the Parish have also taken the opportunity to review repair to the entire car park which will result in better lanes and additional car parks. As such vehicle access to the church will be restricted. We expect the car park to be repaired in the upcoming school holidays. We do understand that this will cause further inconvenience in movement of traffic to the church and thank you for your continued understanding.
HSI SCHOOL OF DISCIPLESHIP
The 2018-19 session of the Holy Spirit Interactive (HSI) School of Discipleship commenced on 12th August. The first five weeks are a come and see whether you would like to join. We meet every Sunday at 6:15pm in the community centre. All are welcome. For further information contact Anita D’Souza on 0411 772 320 or Sharon D’Silva on 0430 099 654.
Thank you to all those who braved a chilly evening and came for the Movie Night which was much enjoyed by all. We also collected $270 for the Young Adults Ministry activities. Thank you. Young Adults
Bible Study continues on Monday (August 27) in the theatrette from 7 pm. We are at Matthew Ch 12. New members welcome. Come and experience what God is speaking to us through His Word. Enquiries Royden 0426 071 375
SUNDAY SCHOOL CONFIRMATIONS – SUN 9TH SEPT, 10:30 AM MASS
Advance notice re parking issues for this Mass, we thank you for your understanding.
ANNUAL FATHER’S DAY APPEAL FOR THE PRIESTS RETIREMENT FOUNDATION
This appeal will be conducted the weekend of Sept 1/2. The appeal helps raise funds to enable the Foundation to care for our priests who are in retirement by way of providing them with accommodation, medical care and support.
NATIVITY OF OUR LADY NOVENA
The novena for the feast of the Nativity of Our Lady will start on Thursday 30 Aug until the feast day on 8 Sep. The 9th day, 7 September, will end with a shared supper. Please bring a plate of finger food to share. 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 30 Aug||7:00pm Mass, Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer|
|Day 2 Fri 31 Aug||7:00pm Mass, Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer.|
|Day 3 Sat 1 Sept||
8:30am Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer followed by Morning Prayer &
|Day 4 Sun 2 Sept||
8:00am Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer
|Day 5 Mon 3 Sep||7:00pm Mass, Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer|
|Day 6 Tue 4 Sept||7:00pm Mass, Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer|
|Day 7 Wed 5 Sep||7:00pm Mass, Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer Our Lady of Perpetual Help Novena will be recited prior to Rosary|
|Day 8 Thu 6 Sep||7:00pm Mass, Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer|
|Day 9 Fri 7 Sep||
7:00pm Mass, Exposition, Rosary & Novena Prayer followed by supper in the hall – please bring plate of finger food to share.
Note: No First Friday Devotion.
|Sat 8 Sept:||
FEAST OF THE NATIVITY OF OUR LADY
9:15am – Mass
|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|
We pray for Fr Joseph Dargan PE, Fr Thomas ‘Tom’ Brophy PE, Jesus Torres, Elizabeth Surin, Mary Portelli, Linda Miles and all those who passed away recently.
We pray for Martin Lopez, Alex Dass, Alfred Gauci, Eardley Bec, Allan Platel, Carmela Pace, Harold Pountney, Bonnie Coghlan, Anne Anderson, Gwenda McDonald, Andrew Mulquiney, Natividad Medel, Leonila Buenaventura and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.
PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo & Shirley Linehan, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Edith Street, Brien & Irene Jones, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Jacintha Udawattage, Rita Dubowik, Thais Long, Sr. Eileen Jones, Michael Gilbert, Aju Sunny, Glenna Pereira, Lucy Ballan, Cynthia Middleton, Charlie Xerxien, Jamilton Dabu, Luz de la Cruz, Melissa Caroline, Fran Kisielewski, Lissett Lopez, Josie Walsh,Philomena Cleur, Lorraine, Christie Rivera, Carlo Rivera, Lewis Caruana, Margaret English, Glen Reigo and all who are ill in our Parish.
Money Counters - 2 September 18
|Bill Coghlan / Paul Mulquiney / Francis Nayagam|
Readers – 1/2 September 18
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 1/2 September 18
|6:00pm||A. D'Lima / J. Poppen / E. Mills / S. Martis|
|8:30am||G. Sharman / R. Johnson / C. Coelho / Karen F.|
|10:30am||V. Firman / N&R Golaw / S. DiBenedetto|
|5:00pm||S. Joseph / E. Behrouzi / J. Phan Lai / Volunteer|
Music Ministry – 1/2 September 18
|8:30am||Shirley & Group|