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.
Our copies of "God's Word 2019" have sold out. Orders can be taken up to 25 November. Leave your name and phone number with volunteers in the Piety Store. Divine Mercy Pocket and Wall Calendars and Columban wall calendars as well as Christmas cards, ornaments, nativity scenes, etc. are available.
WELCOME TO OUR NEWLY BAPTISED
We welcome into our Church community Victoria Naufahu and Lily Robinson who are to be baptised this Sunday. With the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the love of their Parents, Godparents, family and friends, we pray that these children will lead lives full of happiness, faith and love.
To enable us to make up hampers to take to families in need this Christmas, please take a tag from the Tree and return the item/s to the baskets under the Tree by December 9th. A Christmas card with your gift of food lets a family know that you are thinking of them at this joyous Season. Please return tags with your food donation. Last year we were able to help close to 100 families in our area. Enquiries 9749 2388.
ROSTERS FOR PIETY STORE, COMMUNION TO THE SICK, LECTORS & EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF COMMUNION are available for collection from the hall. Please collect your copy this weekend.
MORNING PRAYER BOOKS
There are many "Morning Prayer" Books missing from the box on the table near the door into the Church. These books are for the use of those who join in the Morning Prayer before Mass and are returned each day after the "Prayer" concludes. If you have accidently taken one home we would appreciate its return so more people can join in this devotion.
Margaret Craigie will have her fundraising sausage sizzle after all Masses next weekend, 24/25 November. Please drop by to get a sausage. If you have the time, Margaret would appreciate your help. Thanks.
IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR PARISH
- 6:15 to 8:15pm HSI School of Discipleship in Community Centre
- Youth Group meet in the Hall after 5pm Mass
- Young Adults (18 -29 years) meet in Theatrette from 6:00pm
|2nd & 4th Mondays||Bible Study at 7:00pm in the Theatrette. Enquiries to Royden on 0426 071 375.|
|Baptisms||1st & 3rd Sundays at 12 noon|
|1st Friday||7:00pm to 10:00pm starting with Mass|
|Healing Mass||1st Saturday of the month, 1:30pm to 4:30pm|
YOUTH & YOUNG ADULTS – CHRISTMAS CAROLS NIGHT
For the first time, our Youth and Young Adults are hosting a Carols night! Starting at 7:00pm on Saturday 1st December in the hall. As we'd love our youth to lead the carols, any youth who would like to perform/lead a Christmas carol (solo or groups), please contact Rhea on 0419 046 809. Please come along and support our Youth and Young Adults and get into the spirit of Christmas by joining in our Christmas Carols Night. There will be singing, music BBQ, snacks etc. All are welcome. If you would like to help out on that day or donate or contribute, please contact Anita on 0411 772 320.
ANOINTING FOR SICK/HEALING MASS – TUESDAY, 4TH DECEMBER, 11:00AM MASS
Everyone, especially the sick and elderly, are invited to attend our annual Advent Anointing for Healing Mass on Tuesday, 4th December at 11:00am. Following Mass, a light luncheon will be served in the Hall. All welcome. If you wish to attend and need transportation, kindly contact the Parish Office on 9749 4300 and leave your details so arrangements can be made for you to be picked up before Mass.
PLENARY COUNCIL 2020 – PARISH GROUP LETTERS
A reminder for all Parish Group Leaders to please pick up their letter from the Sacristy re reflecting and responding to the question 'What do you think God is asking of us in Australia at this time? All group responses are due back at the Office by 12th December. Thanking you all in anticipation.
PASTORAL STATEMENT FROM ARCHBISHOP PETER COMENSOLI
The Bourke Street Attack of 9 November 2018
The horrific and evil events in Bourke St on Friday afternoon have shaken our city. Grief, pain, and anger are words that will readily come to mind. This incident will have far-reaching effects on many people. Friday’s evil act was entirely contrary to the Way of Jesus, contrary to all true religion, and contrary to human dignity. The way of Jesus Christ is to build bridges of mutual respect and civil friendship among people and communities. The way of aggression and violence is never the answer. Let us commit ourselves instead to the way of dialogue and reconciliation. Into the darkness of evil, may a light of goodness shine. Let us acknowledge and honour the lights of goodness that shone out on Friday afternoon:
- the goodness of a man who went to the aid of a neighbour even if that gesture of charity was countered with deadly intent;
- the goodness of people who courageously sought to protect others;
- the goodness of those who defended innocent lives in the face of perilous harm.
So, let us pray for the gentle repose of the soul of Sisto Malaspina; let us pray also for those who were harmed; for those who defended others; and for our police and emergency service providers – all of whom reveal to us the path of goodness and right action. May those affected by Friday’s tragic events be healed, physically and emotionally, and may Jesus Christ accompany us all with solace and strength during the days ahead.
‘FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH’ ENCOUNTERING THE CHRISTIAN TRADITION STUDY TOUR
19 Sept – 15 Oct 2019: Ireland, England and Italy.
The Catholic Theological College invites you to join us on this exciting 27-day study tour, as we walk in the footsteps of saints and scholars, exploring our Christian tradition. Tour leaders: Rev. Dr Max Vodola, Dr Frances Baker RSM and Rev. Prof. Austin Cooper OMI AM. Information session: Saturday 24 November, 11.00am – 1.00pm. RSVP: Jenny Delahunt on 9412 3314 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We pray for Benny Almeida, Bernard Doolan, Rita Kelsey, Sisto Malaspina, Johannes Lemewu, Napoleon Merida, Anne Doolan, all those who were killed in the California bushfire and from our parish who passed away recently.
We pray for Charles Maple, Michael Lewis, Claude & Avis Barber, Brenda Harper, Cielito Angeles, Ann De Roza, Rita Kelsey, Purita Espinas Sr., Franco Stroscio, Lucy Zanatta, Annie & Livino Coutinho, Dollar Sharman, Terrance Bernand, Gloria Thiruchelvam, Kevin Eastmure, Angelo & Josipa Toncic & Family, Sime & Kristina Ukota & Family 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, Vivian Metzger, Kim, Eugene Xavier, Nalini Mellewa, Miroslav Hedik and all who are ill in our Parish.
Money Counters – 25 November 18
|Les Jones / Tini & Barrie Hope|
Readers – 24/25 November 18
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 24/25 November 18
|6:00pm||Praful A. / M Maple / H. Durski / B. Farrugia|
|8:30am||KSC Minister / K. McLoughlin / L&B Jones|
|10:30am||Z. D’Mello / N. Costa / S. Colla / F Caruana|
|5:00pm||S&I Simangan / J. Phan Lai / Volunteer|
Music Ministry – 24/25 November 18
|8:30am||Shirley & Group|