29th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2018

PARISH NEWS

THE MULTICULTURAL MASS will be held on Sunday, 28th October 2018 at 10:30am. All communities are requested to participate in this annual celebration of our cultural diversity and the sharing of traditional food.

Please note that there will be a Rehearsal on Saturday, 27th October 2018 at 10:00am in the church. All those who are actively participating in the liturgical celebration, including flag bearers, are required to attend.

READERS AND COMMUNION MINISTERS
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.

REOPENING OF THE PIETY STORE !!
Come and browse. Divine Mercy and Columban Wall Calendars for 2019 are on sale for $9 each. Pocket calendars for $7 (Limited number). Christmas Cards $3 per packet of 8 cards. Nativity sets, etc. See our catalogue. Orders can be taken. Plus our usual array of pious goods.

WELCOME TO OUR NEWLY BAPTISED
We welcome into our Church community Mariella Obinque Webb, Isabelle Webb, Raphael Perera, Isabelle Baldacchino, Aria Papaioannou who are to be baptised this Sunday.  With the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the love of their Parents, Godparents, family and friends, we pray that these children will lead lives full of happiness, faith and love.

CHAIRS
The parish is selling the old white plastic chairs which were used in the foyer for the Easter and Christmas Masses for $2 a chair. If you would like to purchase some, the sheds in the school yard are open after all Masses this weekend, 20/21 October 18.

BIBLE STUDY
Bible study continues this Monday (Oct 22) at 7 pm in the theaterette. We are at Matthew Ch 18. Please come if you would like to learn more about our faith. Enquiries Royden 0426 071 375.

PARISH REFURBISHMENT
Dear Parishioners. We are hopeful that by he time you read this bulletin all works to the church foyer would have been now completed. The car park refurbishment is expected to be undertaken in January 2019 during school holidays. Thank you to each one of you for your patience during this difficult time of refurbishment. God Bless you all. Fr Vincent John CMI.

 ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY
“Come and See”
What the St. Vincent de Paul Society actually is. Where do the huge money donations go ?
How you might help.
Saturday 27th October at St. Peter’s Community Centre, 8:45am to 11:00am
Free Morning Tea
RSVP before Tues 23rd October to Leo Wandersmith on 9734 7978 / 0404 146 603

GOOD SAMARITAN MINISTRY
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. We are looking for new members to join so If you would like  to join the ministry please call Anita on 0411772320 Your commitment to the ministry is just 2 hours a fortnight.

ALL SAINTS DAY
Thursday, 1st November. Mass at 8:30am.

ALL SOULS DAY
Friday 2nd November. Masses at 8:30am, 10:00am (School) and 7:00pm.

As November is a special time to pray for the dead, a Plenary Indulgence may be granted for the dead, by visiting a Church on All Souls Day, the 2nd Nov and praying the Lord’s Prayer and the Creed. Three conditions are required for gaining the Indulgence – Confession, Holy Communion and praying for the Pope’s intentions.

SUNDAY SCHOOL FIRST HOLY COMMUNION – Sunday 21st October at the 10:30am Mass
We wish to congratulate all the children receiving Holy Communion for the first time this Sunday. We pray that the Holy Eucharist will nourish and sustain them throughout their faith journey

GRADE 3 RECONCILIATION
Our Grade 3 students will make their First Reconciliation on Tuesday 23rd and Thursday 25th October at 7:00pm. Please keep these children in your prayers.

YOUTH MASS
Youth Mass is on October 21st at 10:30am. Please encourage and pray for youth in our parish to attend this mass and make it a truly youth celebration. There will be a special blessing by Fr. Vincent over all youth that attend. There will also be morning tea after mass. Please bring a plate to share.

WORLD MISSION SUNDAY
A 3rd collection will be taken up at all masses this weekend for World Mission Sunday. We thank you for your support.

WIDENING THE DOOR OF HOPE
A response to the Victoria Assisted Dying Legislation.

The only jurisdiction in the world to legalise euthanasia during 2017 was the Victorian Parliament. Without a vote of the people of Victoria and rushed through Parliament in the most extra-ordinary all night sittings, the Act is scheduled to come into effect in June 2019. Many questions relating to the law remain unanswered. The implications for health professionals, aged care workers and ordinary Victorians remain unclear. Tuesday 20th November, 7:00pm light refreshments, 7:30pm start. At mercy Theatre, Australian Catholic University, 115 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy. RSVP/Inquiries to 03-9926 5727 or justice@cam.org.au.

 

ROSTERS

Money Counters – 28 October 18

Les Jones / Tini & Barrie Hope

Readers – 27/28 October 18

  6:00pm Jeslin Shaji
  8:30am KSC Reader
10:30am Multicultural Mass
  5:00pm Iris Simangan

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 27/28 October 18

  6:00pm Praful A. / M. Maple / D&J Roga
  8:30am KSC Minister / K. McLoughlin / L&B Jones
10:30am Multicultural Mass
  5:00pm S. Simangan / E. Behrouzi / S. Joseph / Volunteer

Music Ministry – 27/28 October 18

  6:00pm Volunteer
  8:30am Shirley & Group
10:30am Multicultural Mass
  5:00pm KNK