29th 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
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

 

WELCOME TO OUR NEWLY BAPTISED
We welcome into our Church community Basina Isaac Sherif, Jamaillah Isaac Sherif and Mikayla Louise Balagan who are to be baptised this Sunday. With the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the love of Parents, Godparents, family and friends, we pray that these children will lead lives full of happiness, faith and love.

ALL SAINTS DAY, FRIDAY, 1ST NOVEMBER
Masses at 8:30am, 10:00am (School Mass) and 7:00pm. Kindly note that the First Friday Devotions will commence as usual, after the evening Mass.

AVAILABILITY FORMS CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR
Would all Readers and Extraordinary Ministers of Communion who have not yet returned their Availability forms please return them at the earliest opportunity. We would also appreciate if we could have some Volunteers for the 10:30am Mass on Christmas day.

WORLD MISSION SUNDAY
There will be a third collection this weekend for World Mission Sunday. We thank you for your generosity.

"UNPLANNED" DVD is available at the Piety Store $15. Autobiographical story of Abby Johnson's conversion from abortion worker to pro-life crusader.

PIETY STORE
"God's Word 2020" (daily reflections), Religious Calendars, Christmas Cards, ornaments, Nativity Sets, children's Advent Calendars, and lots more are now available in the PIETY STORE. Come and browse.

HEALING MASS
Please note that there will be NO Healing mass on Saturday, 2nd November. However the regular prayer meeting (KNK) will start at 2:30pm. The next healing mass will be held on Saturday 9th November from 1:30 to 4:30pm by Fr. Jilto George CMI with mass, preaching and Eucharistic adoration. All are welcome.

ALL SOULS DAY, SATURDAY, 2ND NOVEMBER
Mass at 9:15am. Kindly note that the 6:00pm Mass is the Ordinary Time Mass of the Sunday NOT All Souls Day Mass.

PRAYERS FOR THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED IN NOVEMBER - PLENARY INDULGENCE
The Memorial Book will be kept near the Sanctuary. All are welcome to write down the names of their departed loved ones in the book. The book will be taken to the Altar during the Offertory to remember and pray for the faithful departed at all the Masses during November.

A Plenary Indulgence may be granted for the dead by visiting a Church on All Souls Day, 2nd November and reciting an Our Father and the Creed. Three conditions are required for gaining the Indulgence – Confession, Holy Communion and praying for the Pope's intentions.

MULTICULTURAL MASS
Parishioners are reminded that our Multicultural Mass will be held on Sunday, 27th October at 10:30am. This is a wonderful occasion where the different communities in our parish family celebrate as one. We request that families attending bring a plate of traditional food to share. It is also an opportunity to come in your national dress.

THE EXTRAORDINARY MISSIONARY MONTH – OCTOBER 2019
In response to Pope Francis' invitation to participate in an Extraordinary Missionary Project in the month of October, the Parish wishes to support St. Mary's House of Welcome in Fitzroy which was started by the Daughters of Charity and has been running for over 60 years. It is an "Open Access Centre" that provides all meals, showers, fresh clothing for the homeless, the disadvantaged and people in distress. A special collection for this cause will be taken on the weekend of the 26th/27th October. Your support and generosity is greatly appreciated.

PARISH MISSION PROGRAM – SEASON OF LENT 2020
Saturday 14 to Friday 20 March 2020. Our parish is planning a Parish Mission Program during the Season of Lent 2020 starting on Saturday 14th until Friday 20th March. The facilitator is Fr Ray Sanchez, a Passionist from St Mary’s Retreat Community, Queensland. Fr Ray has conducted several Parish Mission Programs overseas as well as all over Australia. The overall aim of the Mission Program is twofold.

  1. To assist in the individual faith education and renewal of parishioners.
  2. To assist in highlighting the emphasis on the Church as ‘Community’ and help promote this spirit at our Parish.

He will preach and celebrate at all weekend Masses and Monday to Friday 2 sessions, 10am – 12pm and  repeated in the evening 7:30-9:30pm

The Mission Program will include some home gatherings or group meetings for parishioners to share their own faith stories a week or two prior to mission week. More information will be available in the bulletin in coming months. Our parish school are also very happy to participate. Fr Ray has already given an outline of topics he will cover catering for the different levels of the school.

Let us all embrace this Parish Mission Program, an opportunity to increase our faith to encounter Our Lord Jesus. We request your prayerful support and cooperation for this Parish Mission to be a success.

Fr. Vincent John & Dcn. Charles.

BIBLE STUDY THIS WEEK 22ND OCTOBER, 7:00PM
Continues in the Theatrette at St Peters with teachings, videos, discussions, etc. We are at Mark (Ch 15). All are welcome. Enquiries message 0426071375.

JOSEPH’S CORNER PLANNING WORKSHOP that was due to take place on Saturday, 26th October has been postponed to the new year. More details as they become available.

THOMAS CARR COLLEGE – ILLUMINATE –
2019 EXHIBITION OF STUDENT WORK 22-29 OCTOBER
All are invited. Opening Night 24th October 4:00-7:00pm. Fashion Parade 27th October 3:30pm at the Fr. Moran Performing Arts Centre.

REFLECTION FOR 29TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
“…proclaim the word, be persistent whether it is convenient or inconvenient...” (2 Timothy 4:2)
It is not always convenient to be a good steward, especially when all the temptations of our busy and materialistic world get in the way. Now add our own pride and ego into the equation and living a stewardship lifestyle may be downright uncomfortable! Remember, God didn’t call us to be comfortable. He called us to be faithful.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Glenna Pereira, Rosa Carullo, Malcolm Fernandez, Rev. Bartholomew Huynh San, Mary Rose Mercado, Johny John and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Glen Maple, Sylvester Surrao, Anmory Cooray, Lorenz La Brooy, Thangamal Gomez, Caitan Perez, Merica De Alwis, Michael Smith, Joseph Spiteri, Eardley Beck, Allen Platel, Sylvia Schucroft, Lawrence Meehan, John Meehan, K. K. Jose 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, Ellen Everett, Godwin Arandez, Maria D’Andrea, Michael Sterpin, Mahen Jacob, Lorna Siriwardena, Gerard Biggs, Andrea Clayburn, Marcelo Arenas, Amelia Pamparo, Liza Medina, Alva Duran, Bill Fairney, Gordon Newman, Bianca McKitterick, Leo Mellawa, Baby Elera, Raylene Johnson, Daphne White, Patrick Matthey, Pat Heffernan, Anton de Hoedt, Josephine Thomas, Daniel and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS

Money Counters – 27 Oct 19

Bill Coghlan / Paul Mulquiney / Bernard Cassin

Readers – 26/27 Oct 19

  6:00pm Jeslin Shaji
  8:30am KSC Reader
10:30am MULTICULTURAL MASS
  5:00pm Iris Simangan

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 26/27 Oct 19

  6:00pm P. Albuquerque / H. Durksi / D&J Roga
  8:30am KSC Minister / K. McLoughlin / L&B Jones
10:30am MULTICULTURAL MASS
  5:00pm S. Simangan / J. Etiennette / E. Behrouzi / VOL

Music Ministry – 26/27 Oct 19

  6:00pm St. Cecilia’s Choir
  8:30am Shirley & Group
10:30am MULTICULTURAL MASS
  5:00pm KNK