WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
Pope Francis has declared 8 Feb 2017 to be the World Day of Prayer, Reflection and Action against human trafficking. He chose this day because it is the feast of St. Josephine Bakhita, patron saint of Sudan and victims of slavery. Josephine Bakhita was kidnapped as a child from Africa and sold into slavery in the Sudan and Italy before being freed and becoming a Canossian Sister. The United Nations estimates that today one in every three victims of trafficking is a child. Find out more about the campaign at http://acrath.org.au/world-day-of-prayer/
ROSTERS for PIETY STORE and COMMUNION TO THE SICK for March, April and May 2017 are now available in the Hall for collection.
ST. PETER’S PRAYER GROUP
Please note that there will be no prayer meeting on 18th Feb as it is the CCR Renewal day at Our Lady Help of Christians, 49 Nicholson St, East Brunswick. All are invited to attend the same from 9:30am to 4pm. Mass at 11:00am.
If you can help with serving on the Piety Store once a month after your regular Mass, please contact Bev Jones on 9749-2388. Thank you.
CHILDREN SACRAMENTAL PROGRAM –SUNDAY SCHOOL
Enrolment time and date for our Sacramental and Religious Education classes for Children attending Non Catholic Schools, is: Sunday 12th February, 9:30am to 11:00am. Classes start on 19th February from 9:15am to 10:25am.
If you have Children or Grandchildren whom you wish to receive Sacraments, please come and see us. You will find us by following the arrows on the walls of the school buildings near the undercover car park. Enquiries to Bernice on 9749-2812.
READERS AND EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF COMMUNION
Availability Forms for Easter Ceremonies are in the Hall. Please pick your copy and return the completed form at the earliest. Ash Wednesday is on the 1st March.
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.|
|1 Mar 2017||Ash Wednesday|
|3-5 Mar 2017||Our Lady of Fatima Centennial Celebrations. More information to come.|
IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE SCHOOL
|15 Feb 2017 &
22 Feb 2017
|No School for Prep and Year 1 Students only.|
|28 Feb 2017||Family Pancake Night (5:30pm – 7:30pm)|
|31 Mar 2017||Last Day Term 1. School finishes 1:00pm|
|18 Apr 2017||Term 2 commences 8:45am|
OUR LADY OF FATIMA – CENTENNIAL CELEBRATIONS
Our Parish is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the Statue of Our Lady of Fatima from Friday the 3rd of March through to Sunday the 5th of March to mark the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady in Portugal. This Statue is one of six which has been blessed by Pope Francis to travel the six continents. Please keep these dates free. Further information regarding special events planned in our Parish will be released in the coming weeks.
MACKILLOP COLLEGE ENROLMENTS FOR 2018 will close on 17th February 2017
THE CATHOLIC GUY AT ST ANDREW’S PARISH 27-31 MARCH 2017
Five Inspiring Sessions at St Andrew’s Parish from 27th March to 31st March, please check flyer in the hall for details.
PRAYERS FOR VOCATIONS
Very soon the students for the priesthood will recommence their studies at Corpus Christi College, our seminary in Carlton. It is anticipated that there will be eleven new students for the Melbourne Archdiocese this year. Please keep them in your prayers, and pray for more vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life. Perhaps God is calling somebody from our parish or family.
POPE’S INTENTION FOR FEBRUARY 2017
That all those who are afflicted, especially the poor, refugees and marginalized, may find welcome and comfort in our communities.
TWEET FROM POPE FRANCIS
Nothing is impossible if we turn to God in prayer. We can all be builders of peace.
We pray for Elenterio Buni and all who died recently.
We pray for Betty Roberts, Jack & John Hartshorn, Kathleen & Chris McCormick, Brian Golding, Doris, Stanley & Pauline Harlow, Katalin Frank, Dennis Blythe, Pedro Angeles, Peter Cross, Gilbert Williams, John Vella Sr., Albert Gil Estrada, Max Fernandez and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.
PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo Linehan, Angela O’Brien, Lydia (Aleida) Van Susteren, Peter McGlade, Molly Wilson, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Diane Cameron, Sean Donaldson, Aiden Catherall, Vera Fernandez, Vic Pagunsan, Edith Street, Georgette Maalouf, Carmen Mifsud, Bob Meehan, Dominic D’Lima, Cynthia Middleton, Milton Roberts, Elizabeth Slee, Liam Parr, Veronica Gomes, Lynne Worsley, Luis Farrugia, Lisa Hassan, Fillipo Amore, Mary MCMinn, Kristian Romios, Greg O’Keeffe, Anthony Cooray, Janet Gill, Frank Fazio, Cheryl Bergola, Sandra Nelthropp, Francis Lesoy and all who are ill in our Parish.
Money Counters – 19 Feb 17
|L. Vasquez / T. Grisancich / S. D’Silva / L. De la Cruz|
Readers – 18/19 Feb 17
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 18/19 Feb 17
|6:00pm||Josie T. / Bernadette F. / Davy F. / Praful A.|
|8:30am||G. Siccita / C. Coelho / Karen F. / Volunteer|
|10:30am||S Delos Reyos/L Ortega/E Mills / Vanina IDA|
|5:00pm||E. Behrouzi / A. Etiennette / 2 X Volunteers|
Music Ministry – 11/12 Feb 17
|8:30am||Shirley & Group|