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 Jadon Ricardo Vaz who was baptised this Saturday. With the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the love of Parents, Godparents, family and friends, we pray that this child will lead a life full of happiness, faith and love.
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.
ALL SAINTS DAY
Thursday, 1st November. Mass at 8:30am.
ALL SOULS DAY
Friday 2nd November. Masses at 8:30am, 10:00am (School Mass) 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.
FIRST FRIDAY – 2ND NOVEMBER
First Friday Mass and Adoration, 7:00pm to 10:00pm. All are invited to attend. This day is also All Souls Day.
All a invited to attend our next Healing Mass on Saturday, 3rd November from 1:30pm.
There will be an Altar Server’s training session on Saturday, 10th November at 10:00am, after the morning Mass. New Altar Servers are warmly invited and very welcome to attend this training.
MEMORIAL MASS FOR DECEASED – TUESDAY, 13TH NOVEMBER, 7:00pm, FOLLOWED BY SUPPER
All Parishioners who have lost a loved one are invited to attend this special Memorial Mass for the Deceased. You are welcome to bring a photo of the Deceased and place it on the table at the front of the Church. Could you kindly bring a plate of sweet/savoury finger food to share after Mass. Thank you.
GRADE 3 RECONCILIATION
We congratulate all our Grade 3 students who did their First Reconciliation last week. We pray that God will guide and protect them.
MOMENTS – THOMAS CARR COLLEGE IN CONCERT
Thursday, 1st November at the Fr. Moran Performing Arts Centre, 35 Thomas Carr Drive, Tarneit, Matinee 2:00pm. Evening Performance 7:00pm. Cost $5:00. Tickets from https://www/trybooking.com/YVY. The program includes the Thomas Carr Concert Band, Jazz Band and Choir performing with Old Collegians and Michael Lapina with members of Opera Australia. Monies raised donated to the Jose de Piro Bataan Orchestra Appeal to assist in bringing the Youth Orchestra from Provincial Philippines to Melbourne.
St James Men’s Ministry is hosting a Men’s Breakfast in the Paulist Centre from 8:00am – 11:00am on Sat 10 Nov. All men welcome. Donation of $7 would be appreciated to cover costs.
Guest speaker, John Hendry, former executive member of Geelong Grammar School, will present a Relationship Based talk and will explore the five elements of a quality relationship: trust, forgiveness, integrity, hope and compassion. “We are defined in life by how we behave in relationships and our health, and the health of others is fully tied to this.” Contact Peter on 0410 330 864 for more information. Pre-booking is essential for catering purposes.
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 email@example.com
MERCY IN THE CITY
Saturday 24 November, 7pm Sts Peter and Paul's, 377 Dorcas Street, South Melbourne To end the Year of Youth, all are welcome to join young people from all over Melbourne for the fourth ‘Mercy in the City’. The event will include Adoration followed by a celebration with live music, food and festivities.
We pray for Thi Loan Nguyen and all those who passed away recently.
We pray for Josefino Dabu, Fidelis Rajan, Florence Palmer, Inna Dichenko, Charles Azzopardi, Lilian Flynn, Remedios Andres, Lawrence Meehan, Jeremy Mendoza, Fr Alejandrino Plaza, svd and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.
PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo & Shirley Linehan, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Edith Street, Irene Jones, Bob Meehan, Rita Dubowik, Thais Long, Sr. Eileen Jones, Lucy Ballan, Cynthia Middleton, Josie Walsh, Emmanuel Bernardo, Ewa Polanska, Lorraine Brooks, Aiden Welsford, Anne Binesh, Anne Kelly, Penny Heywood, Beatrice Morgan, Gayle Ryan, Alberta Enemego, Bruce Renn, Adwin Santhosh and all who are ill in our Parish.
Money Counters – 4 November 18
|Kevin McLoughlin / Jeff Leeson / Francis Thomas|
Readers – 3/4 November 18
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 3/4 November 18
|6:00pm||H. Durski / B. Farrugia / B. Raj / Davy F.|
|8:30am||Grace S./Karen F./K. English/R. Johnson|
|10:30am||Sally DiB / N. Costa / N&R Golaw|
|5:00pm||J, M & D Etiennette / Volunteer|
Music Ministry – 3/4 November 18
|8:30am||Shirley & Group|