25th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2019

 

PARISH NEWS

 

IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR PARISH 

Sundays

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

 


AID TO THE CHURCH IN NEED
On 18 October, Aid to the Church in Need (CAN) is inviting children worldwide to take part in the campaign “One Million Children Praying the Rosary.” For more information and for prayer resources visit www.millionkidspraying.org.

SAUSAGE SIZZLE
Please support our Sausage Sizzle which will be held after all Masses on the weekend of 5/6 October. Proceeds go towards activities in our Church. Volunteers to help with the Sausage Sizzle will be very welcome.

NO CHARISMATIC PRAYER MEETING
Please note that there will be no Charismatic Prayer meeting on Saturday, 28th of September. Since it is a long weekend and school holidays, we will use this time to be with our family – our first Ministry.

MARCH FOR THE BABIES
Saturday 12 October, 1pm
Treasury Gardens, Cnr Spring Street and Wellington Parade, Melbourne
Join us for the 2019 March for the Babies. A peaceful rally to defend the rights of unborn babies and their mothers against the 2008 Abortion Law Reform Act. Don’t forget to wear pink or blue for the babies.

STEWARDSHIP REFLECTION FOR 25TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
“No servant can serve two masters. He will hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon (wealth).” (Luke 16:13)
Is money a “god” that you put before God? Giving money to support the Church and other charities is a pillar of our faith, just like attending Mass every Sunday and participating in parish ministry. Giving money frees us from being a slave to money. It increases our dependence on God and our trust that God will provide all that we need.

TWEET FROM POPE FRANCIS
St. Paul asks us to pray “for all in authority”, (1 Tim 2:2). We must learn to do this, even for politicians with whom we disagree. Christians must pray for all people in government that they may work for the common good.

THE EXTRAORDINARY MISSIONARY MONTH - OCTOBER 2019
In 2019, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Pope Benedict XV's Apostolic Letter Maximum Illud, Pope Francis announced that October will be an Extraordinary Missionary Month. The Holy Father has chosen the theme ‘Baptized and Sent: The Church of Christ on a Mission in the World’. In response to this invitation, the Extraordinary Missionary Month is an opportunity for reflection, prayer and support for the missionary efforts of individuals, communities and the whole Church. Your participation and involvement is welcome and together with people around the world at this time, will be a sign of doing something extraordinary for mission. Several events organised for the month of October are listed below. All details can be found on the flyer displayed in the hall.

Tuesday 1 Oct – A Time to Reflect at Mary MacKillop Heritage Centre, East Melbourne.

Saturday 5 Oct – A Time for Nourishment (St. Vincent de Paul Annual Mission Day) at St. Paschal's Chapel, Box Hill.

Saturday 12 Oct – A Time to Experience at NGV International, 180 St. Kilda Road

Thursday 17 October – A Time to Discern at Cardinal Knox Centre, East Melbourne

Sunday 20 October – A Time to Celebrate (World Mission Day Mass) at all Parishes

Wednesday 23 October – A Time to Pray (Children's Mission Mass) at St. Patrick's Cathedral, East Melbourne.

Thursday 24 October – A Time to Pray (Six30 Holy Hour) at Star of the Sea Church, West Melbourne.

 

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Patricia Hart, Corazon Pamparo, Maureen Morgan, Patricia Hamill, Mary Crescentia Fernando and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Rosy D’Souza, Thelma French, Tolentino Pedayo, Agostino & Josephine Cutajar; Giuseppe, Rosaria & Sabrina Ferlazzo;  Lodenia De Torres, Charles Pereira, Poshan Misquitta, Emmanuel Fernando 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, Kate Nolan, Mahen Jacob, Lorna Siriwardena, Gerard Biggs, Andrea Clayburn, Marcelo Arenas, Satish Bangera, Amelia Pamparo, Lourdes Fernandez, Raylene Johnson and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS

 

Money Counters – 29 Sep 19

Pravin Albuquerque / Clarence D’Souza / Grace Sharman

Readers – 28/29 Sep 19

  6:00pm Wilfred D’Cruz
  8:30am Evelyn Stowers
10:30am Rosemary Hibbert
  5:00pm Connie Skinner

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 28/29 Sep 19

  6:00pm Davy F. / Praful A. / B. Farrugia / A. Vesty
  8:30am J. Phan Lai / C. Coelho / D&J Roga
10:30am Sally DiB / E. Mills / N. Costa / L. Ortega
  5:00pm M&J Etiennette / S. Jayakody / Volunteer

Music Ministry – 28/29 Sep 19

  6:00pm Mater Dolorosa
  8:30am Shirley & Group
10:30am Zimbabwean Choir
  5:00pm Youth Band