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|
WELCOME TO OUR NEWLY BAPTISED
We welcome into our Church community Mikayla Lobo who is to be baptised this weekend. With the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the love of Parents, Godparents, family and friends, we pray that this child will lead a life full of happiness, faith and love.
HEALING MASS THURSDAY 12th SEPTEMBER
All are invited to come for a healing service at our church on Thursday 12th September from 6.30 to 9 pm by Fr Rojan from Vincentian Retreat Centre. There will be Rosary, Praise and Worship, Mass and Adoration. All are welcome.
ROSTERS for Communion to the Sick, Piety Store, Lectors & Communion Ministers for Sept to Nov are now available for collection from the Hall.
BAPTISM FORMATION MEETING FOR SEPTEMBER – MONDAY 2ND SEPTEMBER, 7:00PM
Kindly note that due to the Novena for the Nativity of Our Lady, the Baptism Formation meeting will be held in the Community Centre on Monday, 2nd September at 7pm.
FATHER’S DAY – SUNDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER
Father Vincent will give a special Blessing to Fathers at all Masses next weekend.
THANKSGIVING UPDATE 2019
Please note that the Finance Committee will be providing a Thanksgiving Update to the Parish at all masses this weekend of 24/25 August 2019. A Time & Talent Sheet will be available in the pews, kindly fill in the same if you would like to volunteer in any of our parish ministries and return them in the collection during mass or to Fr Vincent or Dcn Charles or mail to the Parish Office (Attn: Anita Dsouza) or email to email@example.com
JOSEPH'S CORNER STALL
Sr Jean wishes to say a very big "THANK YOU" to all who supported the stall last weekend, either in purchasing goods, or in continuing donations. To the sewers and knitters who helped stock our stall, our sincere gratitude. And mostly to Fr. Vincent, for giving us the time to hold our Stall annually. We raised just over $1,500. A great effort!! Thank you St. Peters.
ANNUAL MASS OF ALL NATIONS
On Sunday 25 August, Archbishop Peter Comensoli will be celebrating the Annual Mass of All Nations at St Patrick's Cathedral with 2 pm Rosary and 3 pm Mass.
RETREAT FOR MEN
A retreat for men (18+) will be run by the Vocations Office from September 13-15 at Pallotti College in Millgrove. The retreat will include times for silence, opportunities for Spiritual Direction, Reconciliation, Adoration, Mass and talks on faith. Please call 99265733 or contact the Vocations Office at firstname.lastname@example.org to make enquiries or register your interest, details on notice board.
ORDINATIONS TO THE PRIESTHOOD
On Saturday September 7 at 10am at St Patrick's Cathedral, Archbishop Peter will ordain four new priests for service in Melbourne. Please pray for Deacons Andrew Choi, Nathan Rawlins, Michael Buck and Trac Nguyen as they prepare for ordination. All are welcome to the ordination Mass at the cathedral to pray for these men and to rejoice in the gift of four new priests for Melbourne. On this day also the Archbishop will ordain three deacons in preparation for priestly ordination at a later date.
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.
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
|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, First Friday Devotions, Rosary, Novena|
|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 Sanctuary, each day of the Novena|
CATHOLIC MAN BREAKFAST SERIES
The next Catholic Man Breakfast Series takes place on Friday the 20th September 2019 and features Fr Leo Patalinhug. Fr Leo is being hosted to Australia by several Archdioceses, including The Archdiocese of Melbourne. He has a high profile as a chef, TV host and martial arts exponent which are tools in his real trade of 'evangelizing'. Cost is $50 with group discounts available. The time is strictly 7 to 9 am. There is a new venue being the Athenaeum Club, 87 Collins St, Melbourne (not the Athenaeum Theatre). His talk will be "be a man and feed your family". Enq: email@example.com The Catholic Man Breakfast Series is an opportunity for men to gather and be encouraged and inspired in their faith.
We pray for Anthony Cooray, Owen Denzil Carroli, Boniface Kambaja Munya Mukole and all who have passed away recently.
We pray for Eileen Harper, Andrew Charles Mulquiney, Philo Fernandez, Carmen & Andrew Gauci, Harold Pountney, Natividad Medel, Elaine Stowers 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, 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, Adriana Khalifa, Jean Heatherich, Poonam Arora, Ben Sheriff, Josie Nicolas, Eileen Hutchinson, Bianca McKitterick, Gordon Newman, Bob Meehan, Daphne White and all who are ill in our Parish.
Money Counters – 1 Sep 19
|Kevin McLoughlin / Jeff Leeson|
Readers – 31 Aug / 1 Sep 19
|5:00pm||Sonia Sabu Mathew|
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 31 Aug / 1 Sep 19
|6:00pm||J. Tramontana / G. Surrao / D&J Roga|
|8:30am||Karen F. / G. Sharman / S. Gomez / R. Johnson|
|10:30am||E. Mills / M&C Peters / S. DiBenedetto|
|5:00pm||E Behrouzi/Romayne A./M. Etiennette/J. Phan Lai|
Music Ministry – 31 Aug / 1 Sep 19
|8:30am||Shirley & Group|