22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time 2019

 

PARISH NEWS

 

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.

Amen.

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

7:30pm to 9:00pm RCIA in Theatrette

 

WELCOME TO OUR NEWLY BAPTISED
We welcome into our Church community Ezra Soriano, Julia Inguanti and Selena Jule who are to be baptised this weekend. 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.

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 7:00pm.

SUNDAY SCHOOL CONFIRMATION
Our Sunday School children will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on Sunday 8th September at the 10:30am Mass. May they be filled with the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit throughout their faith journey. We ask that you keep these children in your prayers. Please be aware that parking may be an issue.

HEALING MASS THURSDAY 12th SEPTEMBER
All are invited to attend a healing service at our church on Thursday 12th September from 6.30pm to 9:00pm by Fr Rojan from the Vincentian Retreat Centre. There will be Rosary, Praise and Worship, Mass and Adoration. All are welcome.

BIBLE STUDY THIS WEEK SEPTEMBER 3rd AT 7:00PM
Bible Study continues on September 3rd at 7:00pm in the Theatrette. We are at Mark (Ch 12). All are welcome.

CARE FOR THOSE WHO CARED
This annual Father's Day Appeal for the Priests retirement foundation will be conducted at all masses this weekend. All contributions are tax deductible. 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.

TIME AND TALENT FORMS
Thank you to all who have filled in and submitted your Time and Talent forms to the Parish. Your names will be forwarded to the concerned ministry and they will contact you. For those still interested, you can bring in your forms next weekend and return it in the collections or to Fr. Vincent or Dcn. Charles or email the Parish office at hopperscrossing@cam.org.au. The forms are also available on our website and on our FacebookPAGE

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.  

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, 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

 

ORDINATIONS TO THE PRIESTHOOD
Saturday 7th September at 10:00am 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 the Archbishop will also ordain three deacons in preparation for priestly ordination at a later date.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Helen Paul Pereira, Lita Lim, Paul Mazzonetto, Lurdhmary Fernando, Lenora Perez and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Brian Rego, Alex Coelho, Hayden Morris, Candido Halican, Edith Platel, Robert Wells, Desmond Conns, Joseph & Maryann Buttigieg, Michael & Carmela Spiteri, Charlie & Helen Buttigieg, Gracinda Castelyn, John Pane, Natividad Medel, Alice Quinless, Nazarene Fernando, Muriel & Brindon Gomez, Paul & Delina Vella, Nick & Anton Siketa, Elizabeth Slee, Teresa John, Janette McClafferty and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo Linehan, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Kath Meddings, Gordon Newman, Lucy Ballan, Irene Jones, Thais Long, Sr. Eileen Jones, Barbara Brown, Vince Jones, Glenna Pereira, Jean Cameron, Ellen Everett, Baby Cora, Rosa Carullo, Justin Worsley, Lydia Camelotti, Godwin Arandez, Rocel Paul Chumacera, Paul Pisanelli, Bella Cullen, Violet Lawrence, Helen Lewis, Adriana Khalifa, Jean Heatherich, Ben Sheriff, Josie Nicolas, Eileen Hutchinson, Bianca McKitterick, Bob Meehan, Daphne White, Maria D’Andrea, Michael Sterpin and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS

Money Counters – 8 Sep 19

L. Vasquez / T. Grisancich / L. De La Cruz

Readers – 7/8 Sep 19

  6:00pm Davy Fernandes
  8:30am Sunil Vaz
10:30am Lionel D’Cruz
  5:00pm Shyamala Jayakody

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 7/8 Sep 19

  6:00pm B. Farrugia / N. Golaw / H. Durski / S. Martis
  8:30am L&B Jones / C. Coelho / K. English
10:30am F. Caruana / S. Colla / N. Costa / J. Quinless
  5:00pm C. Skinner / R. Perera / S. Joseph / D. Etiennette

Music Ministry – 7/8 Sep 19

  6:00pm Eagles Wings
  8:30am Shirley & Group
10:30am Youth Band
  5:00pm Shepherds of Christ