2nd Sunday of Lent


PARISH NEWS

WELCOME
We welcome into our Church community the following children 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 a life full of happiness, faith and love.

ELLIE ROSE DEHOOG, ALICE RUBY DE HOOG, SKYE LILY DE HOOG

May the Lord give his angels charge over you, to guide you in all your ways.             Psalm 91:11

SUNDAY SCHOOL Classes are held from 9:15am till 10:25am. Enrolments will continue to be taken for a few weeks. We are still seeking a dedicated person to join our team of Catechists, working with the Children. All Enquiries to Bernice on 9749-2812.

ROSTERS FOR COMMUNION TO THE SICK, LECTORS & COMMUNION MIISTERS  available in the church foyer for pick up.

ENTRANCE AND COMMUNION ANTIPHON
Parishioners please note that from the weekend of 3/4 March the
Entrance Antiphon at Weekday Masses will be recited after the entrance hymn when the priest is standing behind the Altar OR as he is walking down the aisle if there is no hymn. At Weekend Masses there will be no Entrance Antiphon if there is a hymn.
COMMUNION ANTIPHON will now be recited at all masses with or without choirs once the priest drinks from the Chalice and the bells are sounded.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY, 8 MARCH 18
The theme for this year’s Women’s Day is “Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives”. It draws attention to the rights and activism of rural women, who make up over a quarter of the world population and majority of the 43% of women in the global agricultural labour force.

IMPORTANT LENTEN INFORMATION

  • STATIONS OF THE CROSS every Friday in Lent at 7:00pm followed by Mass.
  • PROJECT COMPASSION boxes can be collected from the back of the church.
  • THE DIVINE MERCY NOVENA will start after the Good Friday service.

DO YOU WANT TO FAST THIS LENT?
In the words of Pope Francis

  • Fast from hurting words and say kind words.
  • Fast from sadness and be filled with gratitude.
  • Fast from anger and be filled with patience.
  • Fast from pessimism and be filled with hope.
  • Fast from worries and have trust in God.
  • Fast from complaints and contemplate simplicity.
  • Fast from pressures and be prayerful.
  • Fast from bitterness and fill your hearts with joy.
  • Fast from selfishness and be compassionate to others.
  • Fast from grudges and be reconciled.
  • Fast from words and be silent so you can listen.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARISH

Sundays 6:15 to 8:15pm HSI School of Discipleship in Community Centre
Youth Group meet in the Hall after 5pm Mass
Young Adults (18 -29 years) meet in Theatrette from 6:00pm
Fridays in Lent 7:00pm Stations of the Cross followed by Mass

STATIONS OF THE CROSS LIVE IN ACTION
St Andrews Young Adults Group Werribee are producing a play themed on the Stations of the Cross called “ By His Mercy”. The play is intended to be staged at St Andrews Werribee on Good Friday, 7:30pm to 8:30pm. The Group is looking for participants aged between 18 to 36 in the form of Narrators, Dancers, Actors, Musicians, Costume designers, technical expertise, backstage assistance, etc. No particular experience required. Just a willingness to do something for God and spread the good news with your gifts. For further information and/or to participate in the play, please call Liz on 0450 477 603. First rehearsal for dance and drama acts is this Sunday (February 25) from 1 to 3 pm at St Andrews Church, Werribee.

CHURCH REFURBISHMENT
As advised last week, church refurbishment has commenced and is scheduled to finish 3rd week of May 2018.

During construction, all weekday masses will be held at the Community Centre and weekend masses in the Church. As works relate to both the front entrances of the church, these will be closed and unavailable for use during the construction period.

Entrance to the church will be through the rear of the church (basketball court). Adequate parking for the elderly and disabled is available in the basketball court. There is another entrance to the church through the parish office entrance. This will be open during mass times.

Thank you for your cooperation.
Parish Building Project Team

INFANT BAPTISMS
With the closure of the Piety Store until May due to church renovations, parents please note:

  • Baptism Formation Meetings for 5 March, 9 April (2nd Monday as the 1st Monday is Easter Monday) and 7 May will continue to be held at 7:00pm in the Church. Entrance to the Church will be through the side entrance near the school office.
  • If you want to purchase candles/bibs/stoles for the baptism ceremony, you can do so after the 8:30am Mass on Sundays. Please contact Bev Jones on 9749 2388 to let her know what you require prior to Sunday. You can also purchase the items after the Baptism Formation Meetings detailed above. This will continue until church renovations are completed in May.

CHILDREN ENGAGING IN THE GOSPEL
Children’s Liturgy of the Word will be starting again for the year on Sunday 4th March at the 10:30am Mass. Children are given the opportunity to come together to engage in the gospel of the Sunday at their level. We are currently in need of more helpers to assist in the running of Children’s Liturgy. No experience required and all material will be provided. You will need to have a current Working With Children’s Check. Commitment is only 6-7 sessions a year. If you are interested please contact Ayesha on 0422 685 779.

BIBLE STUDY this Monday at 7:00 pm in the Theaterette. All welcome.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Michael Roussea and all who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Gavina & Pedro Angeles, Anthony Azzopardi, Roberto Lopez, Veronica Evans, Mona Mann, Poshan Misquitta, Derrick Gowe, Carmel Caruana, Alice Quinless, Audrey Deniese, Anthene Carreon, Mariter Granada and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Shirley & Leo Linehan, Angela O’Brien, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Peter McGlade, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Carmel Negline, Edith Street, Brian & Irene Jones, Dot Mulquinney, Georgette Maalouf, Jamilton Dabu, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Anthony Devientis, Frank Fazio, Thelma Foxcroft, Elizabeth Slee, Charlie Xerxen, Kate Harris, Stephen Doyle, Julie Coghlan, Megan Rowe, Thelma French and all who are ill in our Parish.

ROSTERS

Money Counters 4 Mar 18

Kevin McLoughlin / Jeff Leeson / Francis Thomas

Readers – 3/4 Mar 18

  6:00pm Jeslin Shaji
  8:30am Grace Sharman
 10:30am Venus Iuta
  5:00pm Melanie Etiennette

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 3/4 Mar 18

  6:00pm Josie T. / S. Martis / Praful A. / J. Poppen
  8:30am B. Jones / Karen F. / R. Johnson / C. Coelho
10:30am V. Firman / N&R Golaw / M. Naufahu
  5:00pm D&J Etiennette / S. Joseph / Volunteer

Music Ministry – 3/4 Mar 18

  6:00pm Eagles Wings
  8:30am Shirley & Group
10:30am Samoan Choir
  5:00pm FilOz