29th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2017



I wish to thank you my dear parishioners, for the beautiful farewell you bid me and for your generous gifts. My thanks also to Karen Wilson, teachers, staff, students and parents for the lovely Mass, presentation, wishes and gifts. I am overwhelmed with your love and care and thank you for everything: your support in my ministry while I was there, for celebrating my farewell Masses with the school community and parish community with such love, for making my final Mass as parish priest special and for even making sure that a convoy came along to Corio when I left Hoppers Crossing. You have given me many treasured memories.  THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

Congratulations Deacon Charles on reaching 5 years of being a Deacon on Friday, 27 October 2017. We thank you for assisting Fr. Pius over the past years in guiding us in our faith journey and we know that you will continue to do the same with Fr. Vincent. We thank you for your total commitment and the many hours you put in each week to ensure that so many needs of our church are met: inspiring and faith filled homilies, baptism formation and ceremonies, attending various meetings - to name a few.  We thank Kathleen and your family for supporting you in this vital role you play in our parish. We take delight in seeing your smiling face in church and hearing the homilies you deliver with such conviction, helping us to be routed in our faith in trying times as the present. We thank you and assure you of our prayers for abundant blessings for you and your family.

Please note that the rehearsal for the Multicultural Mass will be held on Friday, 27 October 2017 at 7:15 pm in the church. All participating in the Liturgy are requested to attend. Kindly make note that this year the rehearsal is not on Saturday.

Bible Study continues in the Community Centre at 7:00 pm on Monday (Oct 23). We are at Luke Ch 19 v 11. Please come for an in interactive study of the bible. All are welcome. Enquiries Royden 0426 071 375.

A 3rd collection will be taken up this weekend for World Mission Sunday. We thank you for your support.

Can we please request Readers and Communion Ministers to return their Christmas / New Year Availability forms in the next couple of weeks so we are able to start on the new roster. Thank you.

This Cross was blessed in February this year by Archbishop Hart and was in our parish on the weekend of 16/17 September. Rediscover flyers with more information regarding the celebrations are available in the foyer for parishioners to pick up. At a time when newsfeeds are littered with stories of division and disunity, Melbourne's Christians are gearing up for a huge event bringing thousands of people together. They may be diverse in style and tradition, but Melbourne's churches are united by their love for Jesus and their desire to release God's love and hope across the city! To be held on Saturday 28 October from 2pm to 7pm at Federation Square and St Paul's Cathedral, Rediscover is timed to commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation and celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Catholic Charismatic Renewal in Victoria. The packed schedule includes hymn singing with international and culturally diverse choirs singing in their native tongues, a multi-denominational gathering of prayer for Melbourne, a rally of thousands of Christians carrying the cross down Swanston St., a hope-filled message from the Reverend Tim Costello, and a vibrant, high-energy expression of praise and worship. Federation Square will have marquees and interactive encounters, activities and entertainment – all focussed around the theme of unity, celebration and hope. The event will be an amazing outpouring of love for our city that's suitable for people of all ages and musical preferences!

Our prayer group will be there all afternoon, so there will be no prayer meeting on the day.


Sundays 6:15 - 8:15pm HSI School of Discipleship in Community Centre.
22 Oct Children Sacramental Program Confirmation at 10.30am Mass
29 Oct Multicultural Mass


Come and see our Nativity Sets, ornaments, etc. All are very reasonably priced. Divine Mercy and Columban Calendars, Religious Christmas cards and Advent calendars are now available. Browse the Christmas CATALOGUE. Orders can be taken until November 12th for delivery before Christmas. Some items may sell out quickly so early orders are highly recommended.

We are very happy to welcome our Regional Bishop Most Rev Mark Edwards OMI who is here to confirm the 19 children from the Sunday School Programme at the 10:30am Mass this Sunday, 22nd October. We would also like to congratulate the children who are being confirmed and pray that the Holy Spirit will be their constant companion and guide them always.

The Year of Youth is an invitation for the whole church in Australia to celebrate young people and create new opportunities to meet the young heart of the Church. This workshop day for parish priests, pastoral associates and parish leaders will explore how your parish can use the Year of Youth to "open new horizons for spreading joy". If you would like to be involved in a leadership capacity to help and develop the youth of our parish, contact Royden on 0426 071 375.

The Good Samaritan Ministry assists parishioners in need during difficult times e.g. bereavement, unemployment and loneliness. Good Samaritan ministry offers a confidential service by volunteers drawn mainly from the parish community. The ministry provides an opportunity to serve others and put faith into action, and the chance to grow and learn in relating to others. Our next meeting is from 7:30pm to 8:30pm on Thursday October 26 in the Community Centre. Your commitment to the ministry is just 2 hours a fortnight. If you would like to join the ministry, please call Anita on 0411 772 320 or come along to our meeting on October 26.

We pray for Concepcion Villadelgado and all who passed away recently.

We pray for Glen Maple, Sylvester Surrao, Fr. Exequil Oropesa, Joseph Spiteri, Sam Bonnici, Sylvia Schucroft, P.K.Jose, Rosario Adolfo Rosas, Anthony, Engaltina, Rafayel, Monik, Rosamariya, Darmadasa, Tesera, Michael Smith, Waclaw, John, Feliksa, Vojciech, Vladyslava, Angelo & Josipa Toncic, Sime & Kristina Ukota, Lilian Flynn, Josephine Deguara and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

We pray for Shirley & Leo Linehan, Angela O’Brien, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Peter McGlade, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Diane Cameron, Edith Street, Georgette Maalouf, Jamilton Dabu, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Barbara Grogan, Sr. Eileen Brown, Eugenie Rinaldi, Keith Gill, Imelda Rundell, Brian Jones, Carmen Sherri, Melissa Caroline, Carmen Agius, Josie Tabone, Jess Grech, Carmel Negline, Dot Mulquiney, Virginia Kallio, Americo (Sam) Civitareale, Edwinda Francisco and all who are ill in our Parish.



 Money Counters 28/29 Oct 17

Les Jones / Tini & Barrie Hope / Grace Sharman

Readers - 28/29 Oct 17

  6:00pm Wilfred D'Cruz
  8:30am Sunio Vaz
  5:00pm Melanie Etiennette

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 28/29 Oct 17

  6:00pm Davy F. / Praful A. / H. Durski / Josie T.
  8:30am B Jones / C Coelho / G Sharman / Rayleen J
  5:00pm J&D Etiennette / E. Bherouzi / S. Joseph

Music Ministry - 28/29 Oct 17

  6:00pm Filiorum Dei
  8:30am Shirley & Group

Youth Band