31st Sunday in Ordinary Time 2017

 

PARISH NEWS

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. 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 at 7:00pm 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.

KNIGHTS OF THE SOUTHERN CROSS DECEASED MEMBERS' MASS
Will be held on the 8th of November at 7:00pm.  Members are asked to assemble at 6:45pm prior to Mass, with Widows, relatives and parishioners, who are invited to be at this Mass and to stay for refreshments afterwards.

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.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED once a month after any of the weekend Masses for 15-20 minutes to help in the Piety Store. Please contact Bev on 9749 2388. Thank you.

READERS AND COMMUNION MINISTERS
Please note that this is the last week to return your Christmas / New Year Availability forms. If you have not done so, could you please email or leave it at the Parish Office by Tuesday, 7 November at the latest. Thank you.

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.

REXBAND, LIVE IN AUSTRALIA: AN INSPIRING MISSION Saturday 11 November, 6.30pm-9pm Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf. Rexband is a world-renowned group of young musicians formed in India to bring Christian music to the young people of the world. They have toured Australia previously in 2008 and 2012, and have played at every World Youth Day since 2002. The 2017 Australia-wide tour of the band is a special mission for the band as it is a concert tour involving the Catholic Church - spreading the message of Jesus and celebrating the sheer joy of the Catholic experience, mainly among young people, to energise them in their faith journey. Cost: $50-$100.
Details: Assis on 0410 690 783 or rexband2017Melbourne@gmail.com
Bookings: https://www.cybersystemsperth.com.au

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARISH

Sundays 6:15  - 8:15pm HSI School of Discipleship in Community Centre.
Wed 8 Nov 7:00pm Knights of the Southern Cross Deceased Members' Mass
Sat 11 Nov 6:00pm Fr. Vincent's Installation Mass
Tue 21 Nov 7:00pm Special Mass for family members deceased from Nov 2016 to date.

 

STEWARDSHIP CORNER - 31ST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME"
Whoever exalts himself will be humbled; but whoever humbles himself will be exalted." - MATTHEW 23:12
Jesus gave His life to serve, not to be served. Putting other's needs before our own needs is a sign of becoming a mature disciple, of following Jesus' example. Humility is really a sign of a strength. By putting other's needs first we declare to the world that we are putting our complete trust in God. When we align our thoughts and actions with God's plan for us, the result is Joy and Peace.

MARRRIAGE PLEBISCITE
Ballot papers for the marriage plebiscite are due by November 7. If you have not sent in your vote, please do so as soon as possible. Our ability to win the plebiscite and preserve family, faith and freedom will hinge on the outcome of this vote.  Please check the poster on the Bulletin Board.

If we vote "YES" in the plebiscite:

  1. Loss of freedom of speech
  2. Loss of freedom of religion
  3. Parents won be able to oppose the radical sex education program ‘Safe Schools.

If we vote "NO" in the plebiscite:

  1. We send a strong message on family, faith and freedom.
  2. Parents can continue to teach their children about their own beliefs about gender, sexuality and marriage.
  3. We win the right to civil debate where political correctness has previously intimidated many into silence.

ROSTERS

Money Counters 12 Nov 17

John Allen / Jules & Neeta Pereira

Readers - 11/12 Nov 17

  6:00pm Elaine Dalton
  8:30am Kevin McLoughlin
10:30am Lionel D'Cruz
  5:00pm Jeslin Shaji

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 11/12 Nov 17

   6:00pm Josie T. / Sharon A. / E. Mills / J. Poppen
   8:30am R. Johnson / C. Coelho / K. English / S. Gomez
10:30am F. Caruana / S. Colla / V. Firman / Sally DiB
   5:00pm S. Joseph / J. Etiennette / E. Behrouzi /VOL

Music Ministry - 11/12 Nov 17

   6:00pm KNK
   8:30am Shirley & Group
10:30am Youth Band
   5:00pm Shepherds of Christ