3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time 2019

 

PARISH NEWS

FEAST OF THE PRESENTATION OF OUR LORD – SATURDAY 2ND FEBRUARY
A special 'Blessing of Candles' will be given on this Feast Day at the 9:15am Mass. Everyone is invited to bring their own candles and place them on the table at the front of the altar before the start of Mass.

YOUTH MASS
Please note that from February 2019, the 5:00pm Mass on the 3rd Sunday of each month will be a Youth Mass, and they will supply all the Ministries for the Mass.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR PARISH (FROM FEBRUARY 2019

Sundays

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

Baptisms 1st & 3rd Sundays at 12 noon. Next Baptism Formation Meeting, Monday, 4th February at 7:00pm in Church.
1st Fridays 7:00pm to 10:00pm starting with Mass
Healing Mass 1st Saturday of the month, 1:30pm to 4:30pm – NEXT HEALING MASS ON FEBRUARY 2nd, 1:30pm – 4:30pm

 

LAST CHANCE
Unsold Calendars must be sent back after the weekend of 9/10 February. Visit the Piety Store for your religious calendar, Rosary beads and other religious goods.

CAR PARK REFURBISHMENT
Fr Vincent, Dcn Charles and the Building Projects Team would like to sincerely thank each and every one of our parishioners for their prayers and support during the refurbishment works. Thanks also for your patience and sorry for the inconvenience caused.

READERS AND EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS
As the next Roster from March to May 2019 will include the Easter Ceremonies, please complete the Availability Forms in the Hall and return them to the Parish Office NO LATER THAN 6TH FEBRUARY,2019. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.

A MIRACLE IN OUR PARISH – PRAISE THE LORD!!
Many of you will know our parishioner Elizabeth Sobkowicz who has been unable to walk without the help of a walker for almost a year.  Elizabeth attended a Healing Retreat last weekend. On Sunday Elizabeth found that she had been healed and by the grace of God, she is now able to walk and drive without any help.

THE NEXT HEALING MASS will be held on Saturday, 2nd February from 1:30pm to 4:30pm. All are invited to attend the Praise & Worship, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, concluding with the Healing Mass.

MOVIE NIGHT
The Young Adults are having their first movie night on 28 January 2019. We are screening the movie FIREPROOF (PG) an inspirational Christian movie about a fireman who goes to great lengths to save his marriage. It’s a family movie with special emphasis on Christian marriage. Sausage Sizzle and snacks at 6:30pm with movie commencing at 7:00pm. Come and support our Young Adults Ministry. Gold Coin Donation. If you would like to donate or help out at the event please contact Rhea on 0419 046 809.

FIRST FRIDAY EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
First Friday service on February 1 begins with Mass at 7:00pm, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, time for reflection, Rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet and nine offices until 10:00pm. Come and spend some time with the Lord!

SACRAMENTAL & RELIGIOUS EDUCATION SUNDAY SCHOOL PROGRAMME will take enrolments on Sunday 3rd Feb 19 between 9:20am and 11:00am. You will find us if you follow the arrows on the brick walls of the School. If your children attend a non-Catholic School and you wish for them to prepare to receive Sacraments or general instruction, come and see us. Classes start on Sunday 10th Feb from 9:15am to 10:25am. Please bring a copy of your child’s Baptism Certificate. Enquiries to Bernice on 9749 2812.

POPE FRANCIS has declared 8th February to be the WORLD DAY OF PRAYER REFLECTION AND ACTION AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING FOR THE UNIVERSAL CHURCH. He chose this day because it is the feast day of St Josephine Bakhita, patron saint of Sudan and of Trafficked People. A vigil Mass will be celebrated by Archbishop Peter A. Comensoli at 7:30pm on Thursday 7th February 2019 in St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Rita Dubowik, Clem Golaw, Aiia Maasarwe, Pilar Carlos, Tessie Lotho, Eulogio Rebellon Sr., Pam Smith, Eleanor Laferlita, Hafizah Gunawan, Mike Louis, Vanessa Rogo and all who have passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Betty Roberts, Jack & John Hartshorn, Kathleen & Chris McCormick, Brian Golding, Doris, Stanley & Pauline Harlow, Oliver Alburo, Romaldo Trovela, Gemma Sicluna, Joseph Siccita, Claudio Scrofani, Gasvina Angeles, Pedro Angeles, Terence Biber. Antonia (Nina) Dalli, Tony Catania, Cathy Duggan, Corazon Dayao and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Shirley & Leo Linehan, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Edith Street, Bob Meehan, Lucy Ballan, Irene Jones, Thais Long, Sr. Eileen Jones, Virginia Jewers, Janko Janksic, Cynthia Middleton, Eugene Xavier, Mabel Fernandes, Maureen Moynahan, Ding de Leon, Leo Eleipa and all who are ill in our Parish.

 

ROSTERS

Money Counters – 3 February 19

Bill Coghlan / Paul Mulquiney

Readers – 2/3 February 19

  6:00pm Sharon D’Silva
  8:30am Grace Sharman
10:30am Rosemary Hibbert
  5:00pm Jeslin Shaji

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 2/3 February 19

  6:00pm H. Durski / Davy F. / N. Golaw / Sharon A.
  8:30am Karen F. / E. Stowers / C. Coelho / R. Johnson
10:30am N. Costa / V. Firman / C. Morcom / L. Ortega
  5:00pm G. Siccita / J*A Etiennette / J. Phan Lai

Music Ministry - 2/3 February 19

  6:00pm Eagles Wings
  8:30am Shirley & Group
10:30am Samoan Choir
  5:00pm FilOz