IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR PARISH
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
"UNPLANNED" DVD is available at the Piety Store $15. Autobiographical story of Abby Johnson's conversion from abortion worker to pro-life crusader.
Columban and Divine Mercy Calendars are now available at $9 each. Pocket Calendars $7.
FINAL PLANNING MEETING FOR MULTICULTURAL MASS
Please note that the final planning meeting for the Multicultural Mass will be held on Saturday, 12th October 2019 at 10:00am in the meeting room off the church hall. All are welcome to attend.
LIFE, MARRIAGE AND FAMILY SUNDAY 13th OCTOBER – BLESSING FOR ALL PREGNANT MOTHERS & THEIR UNBORN BABIES
Father will be giving a special blessing to all pregnant mothers and their unborn babies at the conclusion of all weekend Masses on the 12th/13th October.
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.
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.
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 26TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
“My child, remember that you received what was good during your lifetime while Lazarus likewise received what was bad; but now he is comforted here, whereas you are tormented. Moreover, between us and you a great chasm is established…” (Luke 16:25-26)
When God created the world He declared that it was good and He gave it to all mankind for us to enjoy. However, over the years we have created a chasm between those who have great gifts and those who do not. In today’s Gospel we see that with our own generosity we must bridge that gap between those who have much and those who have little or we may find ourselves on the wrong side of the chasm in the next life.
TWEET FROM POPE FRANCIS
We are called to be witnesses and messengers of God’s mercy, to offer the world light where there is darkness, hope where despair reigns, salvation where sin abounds.
CATHOLIC THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE - STUDY TOUR OF THE BIBLICAL LANDS
14 November – 7 December 2020. Jordan, Israel & Palestinian Territories and Greece and option for 3 days in Crete and Delphi. Tour Leaders: Dr Rosemary Canavan & Rev. Anthony Dean CM. Information Session: Saturday 19 October 2019: 2.00pm to 4.00pm. RSVP & further information: Jenny Delahunt 9412 3314 or email email@example.com
SOCIAL JUSTICE STATEMENT 2019–2020
We celebrate Social Justice Sunday on 29 September. This year, the Australian Bishops’ Social Justice Statement is titled: ‘Making it Real: Genuine human encounter in our digital world’. It shares Pope Francis’ challenge to us to ‘boldly become citizens of the digital world’. It points out that we are called not just to be inhabitants of this world, but active citizens shaping it. More information from (www.socialjustice.catholic.org.au) or call (02) 8306 3499.
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.
We pray for Barbara Brown, Kate Nolan, Basil Kalka, Anthony Cooray, Marilu Gonzaga, and all who have passed away recently.
We pray for Lesley D'Cruz, George Lawrence, Anthony, Connie, Mary & Lisa Spiteri, Charles Azzopardi, Bruce Mills, Poshan Misquitta, Frank Crabb, Jacinta & Gavina Dela Cruz, Sarah Murray, Elizabeth Bleakley, Rosaleen McKenna, Mary Edirmannasinghe, Michael Edirmannasinghe and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.
PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo Linehan, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Kath Meddings, Lucy Ballan, Irene Jones, Thais Long, Vince Jones, Jean Cameron, Glenna Pereira, Ellen Everett, Godwin Arandez, Helen Lewis, Maria D’Andrea, Michael Sterpin, Mahen Jacob, Lorna Siriwardena, Gerard Biggs, Andrea Clayburn, Marcelo Arenas, Satish Bangera, Amelia Pamparo, Lourdes Fernandez, Raylene Johnson, Liza Medina and all who are ill in our Parish.
Money Counters – 5/6 Oct 19
|Les Jones / Tini & Barrie Hope|
Readers – 5/6 Oct 19
|5:00pm||Sonia Sabu Mathew|
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 5/6 Oct 19
|6:00pm||S. D’Silva / H. Durski / B. Raj / S. Martis|
|8:30am||Karen F. / G. Sharman / S. Gomez / Volunteer|
|10:30am||J. Quinless / V. Firman / 2 X Volunteers|
|5:00pm||E. Behrouzi / A Etiennette / R. Pereira / J Phan Lai|
Music Ministry – 5/6 Oct 19
|8:30am||Shirley & Group|