BLESSING OF NEW PARISH FOYER BY BISHOP MARK EDWARDS
We are pleased to announce that Bishop Mark Edwards will bless our new Parish Foyer on Sunday 9th December at 10:20am, prior to the start of the 10:30am Mass. To help celebrate and welcome Bishop Mark, could you all please bring a plate of savoury/sweet finger food to be shared at the fellowship after Mass. Thank you.
You are welcome to write down departed ones names in the Memorial Book which is kept near the Sanctuary. The book will be taken to the altar during the Offertory to remember and pray at all the Masses in November.
THE SACRAMENTAL AND RELIGIOUS EDUCATION SUNDAY SCHOOL is now in recess for the upcoming Christmas Break. We resume on 3rd February 2019. If you have Children or Grandchildren attending State Schools and wish them to be prepared for the Sacraments, come and enrol them on the 3rd February. Watch the newsletter for more information in January 2019.
Our copies of "God's Word 2019" have sold out. Orders can be taken up to 25 November. Leave your name and phone number with volunteers in the Piety Store. Divine Mercy Pocket and Wall Calendars and Columban wall calendars as well as Christmas cards, ornaments, nativity scenes, etc. are available.
To enable us to make up hampers to take to families in need this Christmas, please take a tag from the Tree and return the item/s to the baskets under the Tree by December 9th. A Christmas card with your gift of food lets a family know that you are thinking of them at this joyous Season. Please return tags with your food donation. Last year we were able to help close to 100 families in our area. Enquiries 9749 2388.
MORNING PRAYER BOOKS
There are many "Morning Prayer" Books missing from the box on the table near the door into the Church. These books are for the use of those who join in the Morning Prayer before Mass and are returned each day after the "Prayer" concludes. If you have accidently taken one home we would appreciate its return so more people can join in this devotion.
ROSTERS FOR PIETY STORE, COMMUNION TO THE SICK, LECTORS & EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF COMMUNION are available for collection from the hall. Please collect your copy this weekend.
ANOINTING FOR SICK/HEALING MASS – TUESDAY, 4TH DECEMBER, 11:00AM MASS
Everyone, especially the sick and elderly, are invited to attend our annual Advent Anointing for Healing Mass on Tuesday, 4th December at 11:00am. Following Mass, a light luncheon will be served in the Hall. All welcome. If you wish to attend and need transportation, kindly contact the Parish Office on 9749 4300 and leave your details so arrangements can be made for you to be picked up before Mass.
YOUTH & YOUNG ADULTS – CHRISTMAS CAROLS NIGHT
For the first time, our Youth and Young Adults are hosting a Carols night! Starting at 7:00pm on Saturday 1st December in the hall. As we'd love our youth to lead the carols, any youth who would like to perform/lead a Christmas carol (solo or groups), please contact Rhea on 0419 046 809. Please come along and support our Youth and Young Adults and get into the spirit of Christmas by joining in our Christmas Carols Night. There will be singing, music BBQ, snacks etc. All are welcome. If you would like to help out on that day or donate or contribute, please contact Anita on 0411 772 320.
IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR PARISH
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
|2nd & 4th Mondays||Bible Study at 7:00pm in the Theatrette. Enquiries to Royden on 0426 071 375.|
|Baptisms||1st & 3rd Sundays at 12 noon|
|1st Friday||7:00pm to 10:00pm starting with Mass|
|Healing Mass||1st Saturday of the month, 1:30pm to 4:30pm|
|1st Dec||7:00pm – Youth & Young Adults Christmas Carols|
|4th Dec||11:00am – Anointing For Sick/Healing Mass|
|9th Dec||10:20am – Blessing of new Parish foyer. by Bishop Mark Edwards|
LAUNCH OF THE CHRISTMAS PARKLET Thursday, 29 November 4:00pm to 6:00pm at Woodville Park Shopping Centre
Come and see the 2 metre high Christmas trees which have been decorated by students from St. Peter Apostle Primary School, Wyndham Park Primary School, Woodville Primary School, Heathdale Christian College Primary School and Warringa Park Primary School. The parklet will be open for you to enjoy for the month of December.
Interfaith Gathering on Wednesday 28 November, 7.30pm to 8:30pm in the Forecourt of S.t Patrick’s Cathedral, East Melbourne. The Cathedral will be floodlit in red in solidarity with all facing religious persecution around the world.
‘FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH’ ENCOUNTERING THE CHRISTIAN TRADITION STUDY TOUR
19 Sept – 15 Oct 2019: Ireland, England and Italy.
The Catholic Theological College invites you to join us on this exciting 27-day study tour, as we walk in the footsteps of saints and scholars, exploring our Christian tradition. Tour leaders: Rev. Dr Max Vodola, Dr Frances Baker RSM and Rev. Prof. Austin Cooper OMI AM. Information session: Saturday 24 November, 11.00am – 1.00pm. RSVP: Jenny Delahunt on 9412 3314 or firstname.lastname@example.org
PLENARY COUNCIL 2020 – PARISH GROUP LETTERS
A reminder for all Parish Group Leaders to please pick up their letter from the Sacristy re reflecting and responding to the question 'What do you think God is asking of us in Australia at this time? All group responses are due back at the Office by 12th December. Thanking you all in anticipation.
We pray for Joseph Costin and all who have passed away recently.
We pray for Florinda D’Mello, Mary Chamie, Simon Simonides, John Walsh, Giovanni Frazzica, Vaclav, Jan, Feliksa, Vojciech, Vladyslav, Joseph & Lewis Vella, Marilie Medel and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.
PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo Linehan, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Liam Parr, Edith Street, Irene Jones, Bob Meehan, Rita Dubowik, Thais Long, Sr. Eileen Jones, Lucy Ballan, Cynthia Middleton, Josie Walsh, Emmanuel Bernardo, Ewa Polanska, Lorraine Brooks, Beatrice Morgan, Gayle Ryan, Alberta Enemego, Bruce Renn, Moya Wood, Suzana Quintanilla, Pat Goodfellow, Sonny Joshua, Vivian Metzger, Kim, Eugene Xavier, Nalini Mellewa, Miroslav Hedik, William Keating, Filippo Sciglitano and all who are ill in our Parish.
Money Counters – 2 December 18
|Andy & Cecille Fernando /Kitty Stuttard|
Readers – 1/2 December 18
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 1/2 December 18
|6:00pm||A. D’Lima / Praful A. / E. Mills / B. Fernandes|
|8:30am||G Sharman / Karen F /C Coelho / R Johnson|
|10:30am||C. Morcom / V. Firman / L. Ortega / Vanina A|
|5:00pm||A. Etiennette / E. Behrouzi / G. Siccita / VOL|
Music Ministry – 1/2 December 18
|8:30am||Shirley & Group|