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|
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 Andres Estrella 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.
SUNDAY SCHOOL CONFIRMATION
Congratulations to all the children receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation this Sunday. May you all be filled with the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit throughout your faith journey.
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.
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 return your forms in the collections or to Fr. Vincent or Dcn. Charles or email the Parish office at firstname.lastname@example.org. The forms are also available on our website and on our Facebook page.
There are a few old pallets in the Presbytery driveway. If anyone would like to collect them, please contact the Parish Office on 9749 4300.
HSI SCHOOL OF DISCIPLESHIP GRADUATION
The HSI School of Discipleship complete their third year in our parish and will hold their graduation ceremony on Sunday 15 September at the 10:30am mass at which they will receive their certificates. The group will be available after mass to share their experiences and answer any questions. HSI School of Discipleship is a faith outreach program where members convene to learn more about our Catholic faith through prayer, reflection and fellowship. Please come and support our graduates who have attended the school over the last 12 months and keep them in your prayers.
SUNDAY SCHOOL CHILDREN’S 1ST RECONCILIATION
Children from the Sunday School Programme will receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time on Monday, 9th September at 7:00pm. Please keep these children and their families in your prayers.
Please note our next Youth Mass will be celebrated at 5:00pm on Sunday, 15th September 2019. All the Youth in our parish are encouraged to attend. The Youth of our parish will assist in all ministries at this Mass and Fr. Vincent will give a special blessing to all the youth present. Fellowship after mass. Please bring a plate of sweet or savouries to share.
CHILD PROTECTION SUNDAY 2019
This weekend, the Catholic Church in Australia marks Child Protection Sunday, on which we pray for those who have been abused, their families and supporters. We recognise the harm done by priests, religious and lay people in Church settings. We recommit to practices that support survivors and make the Catholic Church and its ministries the safest possible place for children and vulnerable adults. You can find out more about the Church’s work in this area at:
JOSEPH’S CORNER TRIVIA NIGHT
Saturday, 12th October, 7:00pm for 7:30pm start. Held at St. Augustine’s Hall, 61 Somerville Road, Yarraville. Bookings at 9315 2680 or email@example.com. Bring your own food and drinks – coffee & tea provided. Door prizes, Major Auction, Silent Auction held on the night.
RESOLUTIONS SUGGESTED BY ST. JOHN BOSCO ON OUR ATTENDANCE AT MASS
- Try to be early for Mass always. A few minutes spent before Mass can open your soul to wonderful Graces.
- When you enter or leave the church take Holy Water and sign (bless) yourself with the Sign of the Cross
- Always genuflect when you enter or leave your seat. This is an Act of Adoration to Almighty God, present in the tabernacle. So take time to genuflect reverently, facing the altar and saying “My Lord and My God” as your right knee touches the floor.
- Don’t talk in church unless absolutely necessary. Talk only to Jesus – it is Him you have come to visit. Don’t talk as you leave either. Some people may still be praying.
- Listen to the sermon. It is a message from God which could bear much fruit for you.
- Don’t start to leave church until the priest has returned to the Sacristy. Stay to thank God for the Graces you received from Him in the Mass.
Finally, St. John Bosco reminded us that every day we take a step closer to Heaven, that every act should be for the greater glory of God and that every morning we should renew our resolve to work for the Salvation of souls.
REFLECTION FOR 23RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
“Everyone of you who does not renounce all his possessions cannot be my disciple.” (Luke 14:33)
When we first hear this statement, it seems that Jesus is making an unrealistic demand upon us. How can we renounce all of our possessions? We need them to live. However, what we must renounce is the belief that they belong to us. Everything that we have belongs to God alone. All of our resources are entrusted to us not only for our own use, but also so that we can help others. Once we renounce the idea that we possess or are entitled to anything, it is much easier to share the many gifts that God has given us. Then we truly are His Disciples.
TWEET FROM POPE FRANCIS
In the midst of all those passing things in which we are so caught up, help us Father, to seek what truly lasts: your presence and that of our brother and sister.
We pray for Thelma Foxcroft, Adriana Khalifa, Helen Pereira, Sixto Mondarte, Theodore Ocfemia, Victor Martinez, Luis Fernando Jr., Lita Lim and all who have passed away recently.
We pray for Raymond Linning, Michael Bloxham, John Tanti, Preziosa and Anthony Bartolo, Victor Cocks, Edgar Bork, John McCarthy, Lucy Rixon, Joseph Varkey, Juanita & Armand Alcaraz, Fabian Sabaybay, Thomas Tri, Joseph Mau, Reynaldo Natividad, Alex Valiyavettil, Irene & David Mathesan, Paul Hallinan, Ted Hallinan, Mary Davidson, Elizabeth Slee, Nick & Anton Siketa, Paul Webb 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, 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.
Money Counters – 15 Sep 19
|Bill Coghlan / Paul Mulquiney / Bernard Cassin|
Readers – 14/15 Sep 19
|10:30am||HSI Graduation Mass|
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 14/15 Sep 19
|6:00pm||B. Raj / S. Albuquerque / I. D’Lima / F. Thomas|
|8:30am||S. Gomez / Karen F. / E. Stowers / Michelle N.|
|10:30am||HSI Graduation Mass|
Music Ministry – 14/15 Sep 19
|6:00pm||St. Cecilia’s Choir|
|8:30am||Shirley & Group|