SPECIAL MASS 7:00PM ON TUESDAY 21 NOV 2017A reminder that there will be a Memorial Mass on Tuesday, 21 Nov at 7:00pm for the families who have lost loved ones in the past year - November 2016 to date. You may bring a photo of the deceased to be placed on a table in the church and Mass will be offered for repose of the souls of our dear departed. All are welcome to attend the Eucharistic celebration and are requested to bring a plate for shared fellowship in the hall after Mass.
GIVING TREE - ST VINCENT de PAUL SOCIETY
To help with our Christmas Hampers for people in need in our parish area, please take a tag from the tree at the front of the church and return your gift of food by 10th December. A Christmas card to a family is very welcome as many lonely people do not receive a card at Christmas. Please return the TAGS for RE-USE next year. Please DO NOT stick them to the package as this prevents us re-using them. Thank you for your generosity.
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 18 to 29 years commencing December 2017. If you would like to join the leadership team, please call Royden on 0426 071 375.
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.
IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARISH
|Sundays||6:15 - 8:15pm HSI School of Discipleship in Community Centre.|
|Tue 21 Nov||7:00pm Annual Memorial Mass for family members deceased from Nov 2016 to date.|
|Sun, 26 Nov||Feast of Christ the King. End of Ordinary Time|
|Sun, 3 Dec||1st Sunday of Advent|
Next weekend 25/26th Nov, the Ladies Auxiliary will hold another cake stall (until sold out ). This time the ladies will be featuring Christmas cookery. Margaret and her team will also have their Sausage Sizzle. Both will be held after all Masses. Thank you for your support.
JOSEPH'S CORNER FUNDRAISING
There will be a Bric-a-Brac stall to help raise funds for Joseph`s Corner (a free counselling service for Families of Persons suffering with addiction). This will be held after all Masses on the weekend of 2nd/3rd December. You may find that Special Christmas gift you are looking for. Many thanks Sr. Jean.
CATHOLIC DEAF COLLECTION
There will be a Special Collection at all Masses this weekend 18/19 November for the Catholic Deaf. We thank you for your generosity.
ST VINCENT'S PRIVATE HOSPITAL WERRIBEE Community Day on 26 Nov 17 is a chance for people to take a "behind-the-scenes" look at the hospital before it opens to patients in January 2018. The Tour will include the Maternity Ward, Special Care Nursery, Operating Theatre and Hospital information including maternity bookings, volunteering and employment. Highlights include the Hospital tour, Kids activities and Sausage Sizzle. For employment https://svphw.org.au/employment/work-for-us, Volunteering to firstname.lastname@example.org General enquiries to julie.wain@svha,org.au.
ST. PETER'S CHRISMATIC PRAYER GROUP will have their Christmas break up on Saturday, 25 November. It will commence with Adoration as usual and then proceed to the Community Centre for the Christmas celebrations. Prayer Meetings will resume in the first week of Feb 2018.
MEDIA RELEASE FROM THE AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC BISHOPS CONFERENCE, 15 NOV 2017
Any change to marriage law must include protections for religious freedom
Parliament must work to unify Australians by respecting different views on marriage, Australian Catholic Bishops Conference President Archbishop Denis Hart said today in the wake of the result of the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey. "The Catholic Church, and many others who sought to retain the definition of marriage as it has been understood for centuries, continues to view marriage as a special union between a woman and a man, which allows for the creation and nurture of children," Archbishop Hart said. "A change in civil law does not change the Catholic understanding of the nature of marriage. The Catholic Church continues to respect the dignity of LGBTIQ Australians and our ministries will continue to care deeply about the dignity and value of all people we encounter. Parliamentarians must recognise and respect the concerns of the more than 4.8 million Australians who opposed a change to the definition of marriage by putting in place strong conscience and religious freedom protections. These protections must ensure that Australians can continue to express their views on marriage, that faith-based schools can continue to teach the traditional understanding of marriage and that organisations can continue to operate in a manner that is consistent with those values."
"Moral Principles do no depend on a majority vote.
Wrong is wrong even if everybody is wrong.
Right is right even if nobody is right"
Ven. Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen
WORLD DAY OF THE POOR - SUNDAY 19TH NOVEMBER
It is Pope Francis' wish that Christian communities will make every effort to create moments of encounter and friendship, solidarity and concrete assistance with the poor this week
END OF SCHOOL YEAR FOR THE SUNDAY SCHOOL PROGRAM â€“ SUNDAY 19TH NOVEMBER
The last day for the Sunday School classes is this Sunday. Enrolments for next year open Sunday 4th Feb 2018. A big thank you to Bernice and her team for their hard work and dedication in teaching the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Holy Communion and Confirmation to the children attending government schools in our Parish
We pray for Anne Dela Rosa and all who passed away recently.
We pray for Michael Lewis, Claude & Avis Barber, Brenda Harper, Luigi D'Angelo, Andrew Dang, Franco Stroscio, Edward (Ted) Palmer, Joseph Vella, Lewis Vella, Christobel Herft, Winston Ephraums, Dollar Sharman, Kevin Eastmure and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.
PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Shirley & Leo Linehan, Angela Oâ€™Brien, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, 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, Geff Grech, Carmel Negline, Dot Mulquiney, Virginia Kallio, Edwinda Francisco, Frank Fazio, Alwyn White, Hamish Stott, Marcus Lyngdoh, Elizabeth Slee. Excelsa Tejada and all who are ill in our Parish.
Money Counters - 26 Nov 17
|B. Coghlan / P. Mulquiney / A. Sipiliano / P. Francis|
Readers - 25/26 Nov 17
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 25/26 Nov 17
|6:00pm||E. Mills / S. Martis / Josie T. / Michelle N.|
|8:30am||KS Minister / L. Jones / Kevin McL / VOL|
|10:30am||M&Z Dâ€™Mello / Vanina IDA / Sally DiB|
|5:00pm||I. Simangan / E. Behrouzi / S. Joseph / VOL|
Music Ministry - 25/26 Nov 17
|8:30am||Shirley & Group|