READERS AND COMMUNION MINISTERS
Availability Forms have been placed in the Hall. They are to be completed as soon as possible for the Easter Roster. As Lent starts early this year (Ash Wednesday 14 Feb), we request that they be returned no later than the weekend of Feb 10th/11th. Thank you.
FEAST OF INFANT JESUS (STO NINO)
Will be held at St Peter's Church Mass at 12 Noon on Sunday, 28th January 2018. Procession starts at 11:30am in the carpark. All welcome.
Viva Pit Senor.
COMMUNION SERVICE - TUESDAY 23RD & WEDNESDAY 24TH JANUARY, 8:30AM
Parishioners, please note that Liturgy of the Word and Communion Service will replace the 8:30am Mass on Tuesday, 23rd and Wednesday 24th January during Fr. Vincent's absence. There will be the normal 7:00pm Mass on Wednesday evening.
BAPTISM FORMATION AND HEALING MASS 2018
Healing Mass on Saturday, 3 February starting at 1:30pm and will be held on the first Saturday of each month throughout the year. The next Baptism Formation meeting will be held on Monday, 5th February at 7:00pm in Church.
Columban Calendars ($9) will be on sale only until February 4th. Thank you for your support.
The Young Adults Group will be hosting a Movie Night on Thursday January 25th from 7:00pm onwards in the church hall where we will be screening Miracles from Heaven (PG), a true story of a family's journey through faith whilst facing their daughter's incurable illness. All parishioners, family and friends are welcome for a gold coin donation. The event is to raise funds for the Young Adults activities during the year. There will be a sausage sizzle, drinks and popcorn for sale. Please attend and encourage our young adults group. If you would like to assist in anyway on the night please call Royden on 0426 071 375
YOUNG ADULTS GROUP
As mentioned during presentations at masses last weekend, our parish is starting a Young Adults Group for young people between the ages of 18 and 29 years. They will meet in the theatrette (near parish office) every Sunday commencing February 4th , 2018 from 6:00pm onwards to worship, pray, hear talks, read the bible and learn more about God together. We will also have a free DINNER every week! All young adults welcome.
Enquiries contact Angelique on 0420 338 231
JANUARY 21, 2018, 3RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
"Follow me and I will make you fishers of men - Mark 1:17 Jesus' call to "Follow me" is a call to all Christians! The call is in the here and now, in our present circumstances, not when we think we are "ready" or have everything in order. Good stewardship of our God-given gifts means that things aren't always going to go according to our schedule and that God has a much better plan in store for each of us.
A reminder to parishioners that names for the sick list will be deleted at the end of each month. Please contact the parish office at the end of each month if you wish any names to be repeated. We thank you for your cooperation I this matter.
GRIEF TO GRACE: HEALING THE WOUNDS OF ABUSE
Sunday 8 to Friday 13 April
'Grief to grace: Healing the wounds of abuse' is a spiritual retreat for anyone who has suffered degradation or violation through physical, emotional, sexual or spiritual abuse. The retreat will be held in Hobart next April.
Details: Request an application from Anne on 0407 704 539 or firstname.lastname@example.org
EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION REQUIRED AT ROYAL MELBOURNE HOSPITAL
The Royal Melbourne Hospital in conjunction with CatholicCare are looking to recruit new volunteers who can officiate as Eucharistic Ministers to take holy communion to patients in hospital once a month on Sundays. Weekdays are also a possibility. If you are interested in supporting this vitally important ministry you are most welcome to apply.
Details: Gillian Carmichael, Coordinator Catholic Chaplaincy on 0427 511 763 or Gillian.email@example.com or Gillian.firstname.lastname@example.org.
CATHOLIC VOCATIONS OFFICE: 2018 CAMINO IN SPAIN AND PORTUGAL
Monday 25 June (arrive Madrid) to Friday 20 July (depart Lisbon) In 2018, Catholic Vocations Melbourne is excited to offer Catholic young men of Melbourne the opportunity to walk the ancient pilgrimage route of the Camino de Santiago to the tomb of St James the Apostle. The 500km trek on foot will provide pilgrims with the opportunity to step out of their ordinary lives and to dedicate some time to asking some of life's big questions. Each day pilgrims will have the opportunity for Mass, confession, spiritual direction and prayer. After reaching Santiago de Compostela, the pilgrimage will conclude with two days of prayer and relaxation at the beautiful shrine of Our Lady of Fatima. Your Pilgrimage Chaplains are Fr Nicholas Pearce and Fr Joel Peart from the Archdiocese of Melbourne. Archbishop Denis Hart fully supports this Camino. 'As the Church in Australia enters into the Year of Youth and Vocations, I am pleased to support this initiative, and encourage the young men of Melbourne to take up the challenge and join the Camino 2018 team.' The Pilgrimage is four weeks in total and departs after the last week of university semester one exams, returning in time for week one, semester two.
Costs: Flights Pilgrims will organise their own flights, arriving in Madrid and departing Lisbon (allow approx. $2000). Daily pilgrimage costs Pilgrims should budget for $50AUD for each day of walking on pilgrimage (allow approx. $950). This budget is based on the experience of previous pilgrims and includes simple accommodation and a mixture of basic pilgrim meals and self-catering.
Pre- and post-accommodation/meals/transfers One night Madrid, two nights Santiago, two nights Fatima. Transfers from Madrid to Burgos, Santiago to Fatima and Fatima to Lisbon. Allow approximately $1000+. However, there are 12 sponsored places available where these costs will be met by a number of generous benefactors. These places are open to Catholic young men who reside in the Archdiocese of Melbourne and who are between the ages of 18 and 35 at the time of the pilgrimage. Applications for these dozen places are now open.
Details: 9926 5733 or email@example.com
We pray for Diane Cameron, Slawomir (Chris) Mierzejewski and all who have passed away recently.
We pray for Choolayil Chacko, Dante Lopez, Jovita Garcia, Michael Blythe, D'Lima family and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.
PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Shirley & Leo Linehan, Angela O'Brien, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Peter McGlade, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Carmel Negline, Edith Street, Georgette Maalouf, Jamilton Dabu, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Crispin Garcia and all who are ill in our Parish.
Money Counters - 28 Jan 18
|Kevin McLoughlin / Jeff Leeson / Francis Thomas|
Readers - 27/28 Jan 18
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 27/28 Jan 18
|6:00pm||M Maple / M. Nelthropp / S. D'Silva / Davy Fernandez|
|8:30am||KSC Minister / Kevin McLoughlin / L. Jones / Volunteer|
|10:30am||Sally DiBenedetto / C. Morcom / Z. D'Mello / Volunteer|
|5:00pm||I. Simangan / M&D Etiennette / Volunteer|