30th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2017

PARISH NEWS


ALL SAINTS DAY
Wednesday 1st November, 2017 - Masses 8:30am & 7 pm

ALL SOULS DAY
Thursday 2nd November, 2017 - Masses 8:30am & 7:00pm

FR. VINCENT'S INSTALLATION MASS will be held on Saturday 11th November at 6:00pm. Everyone is invited to attend this special Mass to officially induct Fr. Vincent as our new Parish Priest. We are pleased to announce that Archbishop Denis Hart will be the Principal Celebrant and Homilist. There will be a light supper afterwards so could you all kindly bring a plate of savoury or sweet finger food to share.

SPECIAL MASS ON TUESDAY 21 NOVEMBER 17
There will be a special Mass held on Tuesday, 21 November for the families who have lost loved ones during the period from November 2016 to date. Families will be asked to bring a photo of the deceased. The photos will be placed on a table in the church and Mass will be offered for the souls of the deceased. All are welcome to attend Mass and are requested to bring a plate for shared fellowship.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARISH 

Sundays 6:15 - 8:15pm HSI School of Discipleship in Community Centre.
Wed 1 Nov All Saints Day - Masses at 8:30am and 7:00pm
Thu 2 Nov All Souls Day - Masses at 8:30am and 7:00pm
Fri 3 Nov First Friday Mass & Adoration 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Sat 4 Nov Adoration & Healing Mass 2:00pm
Sat 11 Nov 6:00pm Fr. Vincent's Installation Mass


FIRST FRIDAY ADORATION - NOVEMBER 3rd
Conducted by the Alliance of the Two Hearts. Starts with Holy Mass at 7:00pm, followed by an hour with the Blessed Sacrament, then Holy Rosary, Divine Office, Divine Mercy Novena and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. All are welcome.

FIRST SATURDAY HEALING MASS - NOV 4TH
Fr Pius will celebrate our monthly Healing Mass on Saturday the 4th Nov commencing with Adoration at 2pm followed by Mass.

READERS AND COMMUNION MINISTERS
Can we please request Readers and Communion Ministers to return their Christmas / New Year Availability forms in the coming week so we are able to start on the new roster. Thank you.

CHURCH REFURBISHMENT PROJECT
There will be a brief presentation at all masses this weekend relating to the Church refurbishment project. You can view the architect's impression of the refurbishments in the church foyer. Suggestions are welcome. Please put these in the Suggestion Box located in the foyer.

PIETY STORE
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.

WORKSHOP
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.

PARISH YOUTH PROGRAM
Taking off from the Melbourne Archdiocese Year of the Youth Program, our parish intends to start a Youth Program for youth aged between 16 to 25 years commencing December 2017. Initially we are looking for leaders who have experience in working with youth or have expertise in sports, education, entertainment, music, etc. If you would like to join the leadership team please call Royden on 0426 071 375. Thank You.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR YEAR 3 STUDENTS
We congratulate our year 3 students who have received the sacrament of Reconciliation this week and pray that Christ's light will guide and protect them always.

STEWARDSHIP CORNER - 30th Sunday In Ordinary Time"
You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your mind." - MATTHEW 22:37.
Do you put other "gods" before God? Is your love of money, power, status or some personal possession greater than your love for God? Do you really recognize that everything you have and everything you are is a gift from God? The good news - it's not too late to put God first in your life in all things.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Fr. Anthony Guelen, Americo (Sam) Civitareale, Pablito Boniquit, Baby Angel Ta, Raael Ortiz Sierra and all who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Jason McLoughlin, Florence (Jean) Palmer, Josefino Dabu, Michele, Angela, Salvatore & Liliana Cilmi, Annie Coutinho, Josefa & Benito Hormachuelos, Zenaida Santos, Rita Periera, Angelica de Leon 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, Celine Coelho, 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, Edwinda Francisco, Frank Fazio  and all who are ill in our Parish.

ROSTERS

Money Counters - 5 Nov 17

Kevn McLoughlin / Jeff Leeson / Francis Thomas

Readers - 4/5 Nov 17

  6:00pm Sharon D'Silva
  8:30am Les Jones
10:30am Lute Eliepa
  5:00pm Angelique Etiennette

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 4/5 Nov 17

  6:00pm B. Farrugia / S. Martis / E. Dalton / VOL
  8:30am G Sharman / B Jones / Karen F. / D. Hankins
10:30am S. Sipilliano / N&R Golaw / M. Naufahu
  5:00pm M&D Etiennette / G. Siccita / VOLUNTEER

Music Ministry - 4/5 Nov 17

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