IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE PARISH
|Every Sunday||Youth & Young Adults Group 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Come and join the Brothers & Sisters of Two Hearts as they help you grow in your faith journey with prayer, fun, games, music and pizza.|
|Daily in the month of October||Rosary every night Monday to Friday at 6.30pm in the church.
Saturday and Sunday before evening Mass
|9th Oct||9:30am Living Rosary.|
|14th Oct||7:00pm Volunteers’ Thanksgiving Mass.|
|23 Oct||10:30am Confirmation Mass|
|30 Oct||10:30am Multicultural Mass|
ROSARY IN THE MONTH OF OCTOBER
Parishioners are reminded that the Rosary is prayed in church every night during the month of October. Monday to Friday the Rosary is prayed at 6:30pm. Saturdays and Sundays, the Rosary is prayed before evening Mass. Please join us.
To celebrate the feast of Our Lady of The Rosary, the Sisters & Brothers of Two Hearts are conducting the Living Rosary in our parish. This will be held at 9:30am on Sunday, 9th October. All are invited to attend this celebration.
REMINDER TO READERS AND EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF COMMUNION
If you have not returned your Availability Form for Christmas/New Year would you please return your reply no later than October 30th. We need this form to prepare the next roster. Thank you for your help.
LIFE MARRIAGE & FAMILY SUNDAY (Previously Respect for Life Sunday)
As an introduction to Pope Francis’ exhortation “The Joy of Love”, the Life Marriage & Family Office have introduced a booklet called Walking with Families which will be available in the Church and Hall this weekend. Please take a copy with you. There is also a Video which can be viewed at: www.cam.org.au/lifemarriagefamily. We encourage you to share these resources with anyone you think would find them helpful.
VOLUNTEERS’ THANKSGIVING MASS
As a thankyou to all our Parish Volunteers, whether you are on a roster or helping our parish in any capacity, a special Thanksgiving Mass will be held on Friday, October 14th at 7:00pm, followed by fellowship. Please bring a plate to share. Thank you.
POLISH & FILIPINO MASSES
Please note that the Polish Mass will not be held on the 1st Sunday in November; it will be held on Sunday November 13th. There will be no Filipino Mass in October. Filipino Mass will resume on 27th November.
HOBSONS BAY NO INTEREST LOAN SCHEME (NILS)
This is a volunteer organisation auspiced by the St. Vincent de Paul Society and has been making affordable loans (up to $1000) available to people on low income. If you would like more information, please contact Leo Wandersmith on 9734 7978.
CHILD SAFE STANDARDS
We are in the process of implementing the upcoming Child Safe Standards required by the Victorian Government to be in place by 1 January 2017. In the coming months we will be working with our parish groups and leadership teams to build on the child safety measures we already have in place in our community, to understand that the emphasis of these new legislative requirements is to effect further cultural change, helping with change in attitudes towards, and increase the awareness of, society’s obligations to the safety of our children. Parents are responsible for the safety of their children when they bring them to church. In this context we wish to remind parents of young children to ensure that they are accompanied by one of the parents or adult siblings when they use the toilets in the Church Hall. If you have any concerns – please report them to Fr. Pius or Dcn. Charles. Thank you for your support in keeping our children safe.
ST JAMES FETE
Saturday 15 October, 10:00am to 4:00pm on the church grounds at 336 Derrimut Road, Hoppers Crossing North. Rides and lots of stalls including white elephant, plants, cakes, kids craft, photo booth, charm bracelet making, craft, spinning wheel, BBQ, fairy floss, snow cones and a silent auction. Come and join in the fun.
POPE’S INTENTIONS FOR OCTOBER
Universal: That journalists, in carrying out their work, may always be motivated by respect for truth and a strong sense of ethics.
Evangelization: That World Mission Day may renew within all Christian communities the joy of the Gospel and the responsibility to announce it.
TWEET FROM POPE FRANCIS
Lord Jesus, cast forth the shadow of your cross over peoples at war: may they learn the way of reconciliation, dialogue and forgiveness.
Pope Francis (@Pontifex) | Twitter
WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND
Invest in your most precious asset......Your Marriage!
Forget life’s tensions and interruptions and rekindle the closeness, intimacy, love and romance that brought you together. Recharge your relationship batteries and explore the precious nature of your marriage, allowing you both to share your feelings, hopes and dreams with each other in ways that normal, daily living tends to inhibit.
There is no group sharing.
Couples and a priest present the weekend. It is based around Catholic values but couples of all faiths are welcome.
2016 Melbourne weekend dates : 11-13 Nov
Starts 7pm on Friday. Ends 5pm Sunday. Accommodation and all meals provided.
PH: Marianne & Marcel (03) 9733 0997
We pray for Jerry Borja, Mary Rivera and all who died recently.
We pray for Edward Macedo, Gregorio De Torres Jr., Frank Davidson, Teklu Ayam, Gnanavalan Carvalho, Frank Butler, Charles Francisco, Tania Pace & Baby Charlie Pace, Leonor Lopez, Leonicia Salalila, Camilo Ferrer, Giuse Phan Van and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.
PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Lydia Van Susteren, Peter McGlade, Molly Wilson, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Aiden Catherall, Vera Fernandez, Vic Pagunsan, Edith Street, Georgette Maalouf, Carmen Mifsud, Glenna Pereira, Pedro & Dante Lopez, Crispin & Nick Garcia, Bernie Poppen, Dominic D’Lima, Yvonne Clayton, Nicole Monte Silva, Diane Cameron, Frances Taylor, Dorothy Martin, Vinn Beasely, Milton Roberts, Bob Meehan, Lynne Worsley, Rose Shepherd, Rosalita Rances, Maria Milagros Baltero, Lyn Aquino and all who are ill in our Parish.
Money Counters – 16 Oct 16
|Les Jones / Tini & Barrie Hope|
Readers – 15/16 Oct 16
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 15/16 Oct 16
|6:00pm||D. Fernandez / L&R Wandersmith / S. Martis|
|8:30am||Karen F. / B. Jones / C. Coelho / G. Siccita|
|10:30am||L. OrTega / S. Delos Reyos / A& Cortez|
|5:00pm||D,J & M Etiennette / E Behrouzi|
Music Ministry – 15/16 Oct 16
|8:30am||Shirley & Group|