IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR PARISH
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|
7:30pm Mother of Perpetual Succour Novena after 7:00pm Mass
7:30pm to 9:00pm RCIA in Theatrette
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.
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.
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 2 to 4:30pm by Fr. Jilto George CMI with mass, preaching and Eucharistic adoration. All are welcome.
AVAILABILITY FORMS CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR
Would all Readers and Extraordinary Ministers of Communion who have not yet returned their Availability forms which are attached to the current roster, please return them no later than November 6th. We would also appreciate if we could have some Volunteers for the 10:30am Mass on Christmas Day.
"UNPLANNED" DVD is available at the Piety Store $15. Autobiographical story of Abby Johnson's conversion from abortion worker to pro-life crusader.
"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.
PARISH OFFICE CLOSURE
Please note that as it is a public holiday, the Parish Office will be closed on Cup Day, Tuesday, 5th November.
MEMORIAL MASS FOR DECEASED – FRIDAY 15TH 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.
FOREIGN COINS IN COLLECTIONS
We are very grateful for your contributions each week but we ask that you kindly check the coins which are put into the collection bags as the foreign coins are jamming our coin machine. Thank you.
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 this weekend. 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.
- To assist in the individual faith education and renewal of parishioners.
- 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.
St James Men’s Ministry will host a Men’s Breakfast in the Paulist Centre at St James Parish from 8am – 11am on Saturday 16 November. Our guest speaker, Rev Royden D’Souza, will present a talk on Christian Leadership. He will address the 5Cs: Character, Connection, Community, Commitment and Commission. He will help us to appreciate that we can all be effective leaders. Please register your intention to attend to Peter O’Toole 0410 330 864. We look forward to seeing you there; you won’t be disappointed. All men welcome. A donation of $7 would be appreciated to cover costs.
MARIAN COLLEGE invites graduates of 1959, 1969, 1979, 1989, 1999 & 2000 to a combined reunion on Saturday, 23 November 2019, 2 – 4:00 pm, bookings at
We pray for Fr Bert de la Pena, Fr Christopher Toms, Fr Joseph Yu, Wanda Sanchez, Daniel Dalilis and all who have passed away recently.
We pray for Anna Nguyen, Evaristo Ortiz, K.K. Jose, Evelyn D'Lima, Lilian Flynn, Fidelis Rajan, Charles Azzopardi, Jeremy Mendoza, Remedios Andres, Anthony Nguyen 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, Daphne White, Patrick Matthey, Pat Heffernan, Anton de Hoedt, Josephine Thomas, Daniel, Hope Lake, June D'souza and all who are ill in our Parish.
Money Counters – 3 Nov 19
|John Allen / Jules & Neeta Pereira|
Readers – 2/3 November 19
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 2/3 Nov 19
|6:00pm||J. Tramontana / S. Martis / J. Poppen / I. D’Lima|
|8:30am||G. Sharman / Karen F. / S. Gomez / R. Johnson|
|10:30am||Sally DiB / E. Mills / V. Firman / J. Quinless|
|5:00pm||A. Etiennette / C. Skinner / R. Perera / Volunteer|
Music Ministry – 2/3 Nov 19
|8:30am||Shirley & Group|