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|
|Healing Mass||1st Saturday of the month, 1:30pm to 4:30pm.|
|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
WELCOME TO OUR NEWLY BAPTISED
We welcome into our Church community Noah Bathan, Elijah Allister-Nicker, Olivia Pinto, Daniella Udeagha and Mariah Wajdiwicz who are to be baptised this weekend. With the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the love of Parents, Godparents, family and friends, we pray that these children will lead lives full of happiness, faith and love.
PRAYERS FOR THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED IN NOVEMBER
The Memorial Book is placed near the Sanctuary. All are invited 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.
"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.
GIVING TREE – ST VINCENT DE PAUL
To enable us to make up hampers to brighten Christmas for struggling families in our area, please take a tag from the Tree and return the item/s to the baskets under the Tree by December 8th. A Christmas card with your gift of food lets a family know that you are thinking of them in this joyous season. Last year with your help we were able to help 110 families. Enquiries 9749 2388.
VOLUNTEERS’ THANKSGIVING MASS
Thank you to all our Parish Volunteers who give of their time, talents and gifts to serve our parish. Fr Vincent and Deacon Charles would like to invite all the volunteers in the parish to a special Thanksgiving Mass on Friday, 22nd November at 7:00pm followed by fellowship. Food will be provided, however you are requested to bring a plate of sweets/desserts to share. The mass will be offered for the personal intentions of all our volunteers and a special blessing will be given. For catering purposes, kindly RSVP your attendance latest by Tuesday 19 November by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the parish office 9749 4300.
SENIORS CHRISTMAS LUNCH
14 DECEMBER 2019 12:00pm – 3:00 pm
We recognise the important part our Seniors play in our Parish Community. While we encourage the generations to come together we also provide a place where the seniors of our parish community are honoured, supported and valued. To honour the Seniors of our parish, the Young Adults Ministry and Friends would like to invite all the Seniors of our parish above 60 years, to a Christmas Lunch on Saturday 14th December from 12:00 to 3:00pm, to be held in the Church Hall. Tickets at $10 per person will be sold at all weekend masses on 24th November, 1st & 8th December. Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.
ROSTERS FOR PIETY STORE
Rosters for the Piety Store are available in the hall for those who do not have computer access. All others have had the roster emailed to them.
ROSTERS FOR COMMUNION TO THE SICK, LECTORS & EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS are available for collection from the hall this weekend.
Our next Youth Mass will be held at 5:00pm this Sunday, 17th November 2019. All Youth in our parish are encouraged to attend. The Youth will assist in all ministries at this Mass and Fr. Vincent will give a special blessing to all the youth present. Fellowship after mass. Please bring a plate of sweet or savouries to share.
There will be a Sausage Sizzle after all Masses on the weekend of 23/24 November. Funds raised go towards helping with various church activities. Volunteers to help with the Sausage Sizzle will be very welcome.
LETTER FROM ARCHBISHOP PETER COMENSOLI
Dear Friends & Colleagues,
To all those facing the uncertainty, danger and devastation of the fires to the north, please know that you are in our heartfelt prayers. We ask the Holy Spirit to bring renewed courage and strength to those who give so much of themselves at these critical times – our people at the fire fronts, those ministering and attending the injured, those caring for the homeless and displaced, those who will continue to bring support long after the last ember has gone out. We place our trust in you Lord, to shelter and protect our loved ones, friends, and all those who need your help. St. Vincent de Paul are on the ground throughout our communities providing support in those life-giving ways that people need in times of disaster and tragedy. May I encourage our people of Melbourne and beyond to support the Vinnies Bushfire Appeal through www.vinnies.org.au or through your local parish.
With every grace and blessing, I remain,
Yours Sincerely in Christ Jesus,
Most Rev Peter A Comensoli, Archbishop of Melbourne
VICAR GENERAL & MODERATOR OF THE CURIA
Very Rev. Joseph Caddy has been appointed as Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia from 12 November 2019. We wish Rev. Joseph Caddy all God’s blessings for this role as well as his current role of Episcopal Vicar for Social Services.
RED WEDNESDAY 2019 – WEDNESDAY 20 NOV TO 27 NOV 2019
MASS FOR PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 12noon at St. Mary of the Cross Chapel, 8 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. Mass is offered for millions of Christians persecuted around the world today. Red Wednesday is a global movement to stand in solidarity with those who are persecuted for their peacefully held religious beliefs.
2019 OPEN DAY MARY MACKILLOP HERITAGE CENTRE
Saturday 16 November, 10:00am - 4:00pm, 362 Albert Street, East Melbourne. Take a tour of the Museum, visit the gift shop, enjoy a light refreshment and pray in the chapel. Join the Mary MacKillop walking tour at 11:00am. Entry by donation. More information from 9926 9300
MARIAN COLLEGE, SUNSHINE WEST invites past students who graduated in the years 1959, 1969, 1979, 1989, 1999 & 2009 to a combined Reunion Saturday 23 Nov 2019, 2–4 pm https://www.trybooking.com/BGDJB
We pray for Patrick Matthey, Lilani Fernando, Rosa Marsic, Lucy (Annunziata) Zerafa, Bushfire Victims and all who have passed away recently.
We pray for Brenda Harper, Michael Lewis, Claude & Avis Barber, Edward Palmer, Remedios Llaagas, Lui Montilla, Esther Granada, Gualberto De la Cruz, Facundo Siervo, Eduardo Cahoy Sr., Thelma & Francisco Pelaez, Antonino Failla, Nemesio Divinagracia, Andrew Dang, Gregoria Garay, Joseph & Lewis Vella 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, Jean Cameron, Gordon Newman, Ellen Everett, Godwin Arandez, Maria D’Andrea, Michael Sterpin, Mahen Jacob, Lorna Siriwardena, Gerard Biggs, Andrea Clayburn, Marcelo Arenas, Amelia Pamparo, Liza Medina, Bill Fairney, Bianca McKitterick, Leo Mellawa, Baby Elera, Pat Heffernan, Anton de Hoedt, Josephine Thomas, Daniel, Hope Lake, Margaret Van Dwyne, Reverie Mancini, Raynata Saunders, Joan Stoackley, Francine Foster, K. V. Thomas, Alex Alangaram, Therese Mary, Sylvia Anderson, Mark Heywood, Wimala and all who are ill in our Parish.
Money Counters – 24 Nov 19
|Kitty Stuttard / Eileen Lewis|
Readers – 23/24 November 19
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 23/24 Nov 19
|6:00pm||J. Tramontana / N. Golaw / H. Durski / A. Vesty|
|8:30am||KSC Minister / K. McLoughlin / L&B Jones|
|10:30am||Z. D’Mello / J. Quinless / V. Firman / Sally DiB|
|5:00pm||S&I Simangan / R. Perera / Volunteer|
Music Ministry – 23/24 Nov 19
|6:00pm||St. Cecilia’s Choir|
|8:30am||Shirley & Group|