31st Sunday in Ordinary Time 2018


PARISH NEWS


MEMORIAL BOOK
You are welcome to write down departed ones names in the Memorial Book which is kept near the Sanctuary.  The book will be taken to the altar during the Offertory to remember and pray at all the Masses in November.

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.

KNIGHTS OF THE SOUTHERN  – DECEASED MEMBERS MASS
Will be held on the 14h of November, at 7:00pm at St. Peter’s, Hoppers Crossing.  Members are asked to assemble at 6:45pm prior to Mass. Widows, relatives and parishioners are invited to be at this Mass and to stay for refreshments afterwards.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY
The usual fortnightly Meeting of the St. Vincent de Paul Conference will be held next Tuesday 6th November in the Community Centre at 7:30pm. Members and Aspiring Members are most welcome to attend.

ALTAR SERVERS
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.

PIETY STORE"God's Word 2019" (contains daily Mass readings and short meditations for the day) is now available as well as Divine Mercy and Columban Calendars, Christmas cards, Nativity sets and tableaux. Let's put Christ back into Christmas and into our homes.

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.

MULTICULTURAL MASS THANK YOU
Fr. Vincent, Dcn. Charles and parishioners thank the Filipino Community for hosting such a spirit filled and joyful Multicultural Mass on Sunday, 28th October. Heartfelt thanks to the concelebrating priests – Fr. Joselito Asis, Fr. Jose Gutierrez and Fr. Lucas, Deacon Royden, the Multicultural Mass Committee members, Liturgy Team, Altar Servers, the choir, flag bearers, lectors, cantors, special ministers and all the volunteers for their hard work and contribution in making the celebration special.  It is a great joy when we all come together as one Body of Christ and celebrate the love of Christ.  Special thanks also to all the families who prepared and provided the huge banquet of delicious food for everyone to enjoy.  Our sincere thanks to all the volunteers who helped in setting up, serving food and cleaning up.

MEN'S BREAKFAST
St James Men’s Ministry is hosting a Men’s Breakfast in the St. James Parish 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 by Thursday, 8 November is essential for catering purposes.

COLLOQUIUM ON BUILDING A THEOLOGY OF COMMUNION
Thursday, 22 November, 6:30pm to 8:30pm. The colloquium draws on the national resource on lay pastoral ministryFaithful Stewards of God’s Grace, which affirms and celebrates the common vocation of the lay faithful—grounded in the Sacrament of Baptism—to participate in the ministry of Christ.The evening will include input from various tertiary directors and leaders of centres of spirituality who will offer ways in which the vocation of the lay faithful may be realized and supported in our Archdiocese. In addition there will be information on accreditation and incentives and support for those currently accredited. Enquiries to Johanna Carroll on 9926 5765 or ministry@cam.org.au. Please RSVP online by Friday 16 November at www.trybooking.com/YGEW.

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 justice@cam.org.au

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.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Fr Leo Patrick Griffin PE, Loan Nguyen, Veronica Duque, Nancy Yulom Robert Wells and all those who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Timothy Crough, Maurice Dalton Jnr., Jason McLoughlin, Joseph Vella, Lewis Vella, Flo & John Staub, Patrick Foster, Rajkumar Shykla, Mary Noronha, Desmond Anthony Conns., Ireneo Besa, Alexander Roginski, Leonard Roginski, Maud Bouvery, Arthur Granada, Joseph Dupont, Tanya Randel, Carmen Agius, Joseph Pace, Carmela Pace, Josefino Dabu, Angelica de Leon, Amparo Battad and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo 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, Beatrice Morgan, Gayle Ryan, Alberta Enemego, Bruce Renn, Moya Wood, Suzana Quintanilla, Pat Goodfellow, Sonny Joshua and all who are ill in our Parish.

ROSTERS

 

Money Counters – 11 November 18

John Allen / Jules & Neeta Pereira / Francis Nayagam

Readers – 10/11 November 18

  6:00pm Angela Francis
  8:30am Lerna Vasquez
10:30am Sunil Vaz
  5:00pm Romayne Albuquerque

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 10/11 November 18

  6:00pm S. Martis / Josie T. / Sharon A. / J. Poppen
  8:30am C. Coelho / J.P. Lai / Kevin McL / B. Jones
10:30am F. Caruana / S. Colla / V. Firman / Carol M.
  5:00pm A Etiennette / E Behrouzi / S Joseph / VOL

Music Ministry – 10/11 November 18

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