3rd Sunday of Easter


PARISH NEWS

BLESSING FOR ALL PREGNANT MOTHERS AND THEIR UNBORN BABIES
To mark the Feast of the Annunciation celebrated on Monday 9th April, Father will be giving a special blessing for all pregnant mothers and their unborn babies at the conclusion of all Masses this weekend.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR PARISH

21 April KNK & Young Adults group hosting the Praise & Worship on Saturday, 21 April at 2:30pm
25 April Anzac Day Mass at 8:30am
4 May First Friday Mass & Adoration, 7:00pm – 10:00pm
5 May Healing Mass, 1:30pm to 4:30pm


HIS SCHOOL OF DISCIPLESHIP
The Holy Spirit Interactive (HSI) School of Discipleship commences at 6:15pm on Sunday, 15th April at the Parish Community Centre. This is a faith outreach program where members convene to study more about our faith along with prayers and fellowship. For more information on the school, please call Sharon DSilva on 0430 099 654 or Francis Thomas on 0401 787 372.

PROJECT COMPASSION BOXES
A reminder to please return all Project Compassion boxes either to the Parish Office or by leaving them on the table outside the Sacristy after the weekend Masses. Your donations are greatly appreciated.

WELCOME
We welcome into our Church community Aida and Carlos Lopez, Louisa Agatep and Mason Farrugia who are to be baptised this Sunday. With the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the love of Parents, Godparents, family and friends, we pray that these children will lead a life full of happiness, faith and love.

MOVIE NIGHT FRIDAY APRIL 20TH AT 7:00PM
Our Young Adults will be hosting the next movie night on Friday April 20, 2018. We will be screening the movie War Room PG a family story about the power of prayer. Gold Coin Donation. Sausage Sizzle, drinks and snacks with light entertainment commences 7:00pm for a movie start of 7:30pm. All parishioners, friends and family are welcome. It is a movie for all ages. All funds go towards the activities of our young adults group. Come and show your support. If you would like to help or donate please call Angelique on 0420 338 231.

YOUNG ADULTS GROUP
Young Adult Group for ages 18 to 29 yrs continue to meet every Sunday at 6:00pm in for prayer, worship and discussion about God and faith. We welcome all youth to attend. Meet in the Parish hall at 6:00pm. Enquiries contact Angelique on 0420 338 231.

KNK/YOUNG ADULTS – PRAISE AND WORSHIP
The Young Adults group will be joining with KNK to host the KNK Praise and Worship session on Saturday 21st April. This will include adoration, praise and worship and a special talk by one of the youth leaders. Commencing in the Church at 2:30pm followed by fellowship and light refreshments. We welcome all parishioners to attend.

WESTERN REGION SACRED MUSIC CONCERT, THOMAS CARR COLLEGE, 7:00PM MAY 10
On Thursday May 10, the following Colleges from the Western Region will be performing in a Sacred Music Concert at Thomas Carr College, 35 Thomas Carr Drive, Tarneit.

  • Marian College, Sunshine
  • Caroline Chisolm Catholic College, Braybrook
  • Sacred Heart College, Geelong
  • Mt St Joseph’s Girls College, Altona
  • Catholic Regional College, Caroline Springs
  • St Francis of Assisi Catholic Primary School, Tarneit
  • Thomas Carr College, Tarneit

There is no charge to attend the concert, however bookings are essential. If you would like to attend, please go to https://www.trybooking.com/UWLT.

GOOD SHEPHERD SUNDAY 2018
Next Sunday is the World Day of Vocations. In his Letter for this Day, Pope Francis reminds us:

‘God comes silently and discreetly, without imposing on our freedom. Thus it can happen that his voice is drowned out by the many worries and concerns that fill our minds and hearts.’

Let us all offer one prayer this week for the young people that we know. Let us pray that they will hear the voice of the Good Shepherd amidst the daily events of their lives.

STEWARDSHIP CORNER – APRIL 15, 2018 - 3RD SUNDAY OF EASTER
“Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, ‘Peace be with you.’ But they were startled and frightened…” – LUKE 24:36-37

Throughout the day we have many opportunities to “see the face of Jesus” in others and to “be the face of Jesus” to others. Do we take that opportunity to provide “peace” to those we encounter or are we afraid of what others will think of us and do nothing? Pray for the strength to live a “God-centered” life and not a “self-centered” life.

SMALL TV
Our Good Samaritan Ministry has been requested by a family, the need for a small TV in working condition. If you have a spare one that you are not using and wish to donate please call or text Royden on 0426 071 375 or drop off at the parish office. Thank You.

FREE TALKS ON CATHOLIC THEOLOGY
Each Sunday, 12pm at Simons College, 33 Howard Street, West Melbourne (2 doors from St Mary Star of the Sea)

What do Catholics really believe? Find out in free 50-minute talks on basic theology, with question time following, given each Sunday after 10.30 Mass by Father Anthony Bernal (of Opus Dei), parish priest of St Mary Star of the Sea. Catholics and all faith-seekers welcome. Call Maryse on 0478 639 162.

FEAST OF SAN PEDRO CALUNGSOD
Filipino Mass, Sunday 22 April. Procession at 11:45am followed by mass and fellowship.

RECENTLY DECEASED
We pray for Aniseta Esmakel, Ramon Alinea and all who passed away recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
We pray for Owen Carroll, Elena De La Cruz, Antonio Grisansitch, Sam Sultana, Leon Gill, Lishan & Nalika De Alwis, Eardley Beck, Desmond Conns, Wadih Rizkallah, Marissa Cruz, Jose Golaw, Lorna Anderson, Victoria Sapiano, Walter Gilhooly and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Margaret Craigie, Shirley & Leo Linehan, Angela O’Brien, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Edith Street, Brian & Irene Jones, Dot Mulquinney, Georgette Maalouf, Jamilton Dabu, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Elizabeth Slee, Charlie Xerxen, Kate Harris, Stephen Doyle, Julie Coghlan, Megan Rowe, Yvonne Clayton, Lloyd Clayburn, Leeandra D'Souza, Shanthi Dass, Rose Farrugia, James Wiliams, Virginia Jewers, Magdalena Marquez, Carmen Augies, Chris, May Rizkallah, Christine Holt , Elzbieta Sobkowicz, Manuel Ochoa and all who are ill in our Parish.

ROSTERS

Money Counters - 22 Apr 18

Bill Coghlan / Paul Mulquiney / Peter Francis

Readers – 21/22 Apr 18

  6:00pm
  8:30am KSC Reader
10:30am Mario D’Mello
  5:00pm Sherwin Simangan

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 21/22 Apr 18

  6:00pm D&J Roga / D. Fernandes / H. Durski
  8:30am KSC Minister / K. McLoughlin / 2 X Volunteers
10:30am C. Morcom / Z. D’Mello / N. Costa / M. Naufahu
  5:00pm I. Simangan / S. Joseph / E. Behrouzi / Volunteer

Music Ministry – 21/22 Apr 18

  6:00pm Mater Dolorosa
  8:30am Shirley & Group
10:30am Domini Chorum
  5:00pm KNK