MARCH FOR THE BABIES

Following the voting down of the Infant Viability Bill earlier this year in the Upper house, it is important that we show witness to support the reduction in abortion legislation in Victoria. Please join us at this year's March for the Babies on Saturday 8th October 2016 at 1:00pm. The march commences in the Treasury Gardens (meet at the corner of Spring Street and Wellington Parade). Every year the March aims to affirm the right to life of every unborn child, assist women in crisis pregnancies and allow freedom of conscience for health care workers opposed to abortion. Please come along with your family and friends. You can also show your support by wearing Pink and Blue.  

ROSTERS

Money Counters – 9 Oct 16

Greg & Maureen Moynahan / Peter Francis

Readers – 8/9 Oct 16

  6:00pm Royden D’Souza
  8:30am Bev Jones
10:30am Rosemary Hibbert
  5:00pm Lute Eliepa

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 8/9 Oct 16

  6:00pm A D’Souza / M Maple / B Farrugia / E Dalton
  8:30am L Jones / K English / R. Johnson / Kevin McL
10:30am F. Caruana / S. Colla / N. Costa / Sally DiB
  5:00pm C. Skinner / G. Siccita / 2 X VOLUNTEERS

Music Ministry – 8/9 Oct 16

  6:00pm Footsteps
  8:30am Shirley & Group
10:30am Youth Band
  5:00pm Mount Zion

 PARISH NEWS

 CARPENTERS SHOP

All men are invited to join us for a sumptuous breakfast and interesting discussion each Saturday from 7:20am to 8:30am.

 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

3rd Oct Baptism Formation Meeting, 7:00pm in Church.
7th Oct First Friday Mass and adoration,  7:00pm to 10:00pm.
8th Oct Final Multicultural Mass Planning Meeting at 10:00am in meeting room off church hall.
9th Oct 9:30am Living Rosary.
14th Oct 7:00pm Volunteers’ Thanksgiving Mass.

 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.

LADIES OF OUR PARISH – ALTAR SOCIETY

We have a small band of Ladies who every week see that the Altar of Our Lord is always fresh and clean. We make sure that the Brass is gleaming, Holy Water Fonts are sparkling and have fresh Holy Water, Altar Linen is clean and pressed, and in Ordinary Time make sure that there are a few flowers around. We are seeking some more assistance. "Would you like to help?" It takes approx. 1-1/2 hours about every 8 weeks or so, on a roster system. If you would like to help or know more about this service, please ring Bernice on 9749-2812.

ROSARY IN THE MONTH OF OCTOBER

Parishioners are invited to come to the church every night during the month of October to pray the Rosary.  Monday to Friday the Rosary will be prayed at 6:30pm. Saturdays and Sundays, the Rosary will be prayed before evening Mass.

LIVING ROSARY

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.

MULTICULTURAL MASS

The final planning meeting of the Multicultural Mass celebration will be held in the meeting room off the church hall at 10:00am on Saturday, 8 October 2016.  All are welcome to attend.

CATHOLIC THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE OPEN DAY

Wednesday 2 November, 4pm–6pm and 6pm–8pm

Catholic Theological College, 278 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne

The Catholic Theolocial College Open Day will include a tour of the College and a comprehensive detailing of courses on offer, for undergraduates, postgraduates and auditors (no assessment).

Details and bookings: Jenny on 9412 3314 or jenny.delahunt@ctc.edu.au

RECENTLY DECEASED:   We pray for Jerry Borja, Joseph & Teresa and all who died recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES:  We pray for Daniel Macedo, Annie & Livino Coutinho, Thomas Smith, William Milroy, Regorio de Torres Jr., Leonicia Salalila, Daniella, Poshan Misquitta, Francis, Rose & Xavier Attard, Charles & Jane Vella, Sam & Angela Mizzi, Eustaquia & Nemesio Divinagracia, Restituta Africano 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.

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

https://twitter.com/Pontifex Let us walk together taking care of each other and of Creation, our common home.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR ST. PETER’S SCHOOL

3rd Oct No School for children – Curriculum Day
4th Oct Term 4 commences – 8:45am

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.

RESPECT LIFE SUNDAY will be celebrated in the archdiocese next Sunday October 9. On this day, we pray especially for all whose lives are threatened by abortion or assisted suicide. A blessing will be given to all pregnant mothers on this weekend.

DECK CHAIRS for sale at $3 each.  Contact Margaret on 0456 914 652 if you’re interested.

FILIPINO MASS

Please note that there will be No Filipino Mass in October. Filipino masses will resume on 27th November 2016.

FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION – 15 AUGUST 2016 HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION

Morning Mass at 8:30am
School Mass at 10:00am
Evening Mass at 7:00pm. 

MONSTER GARAGE SALE, SATURDAY 27TH AUGUST

We are looking for saleable goods in excellent condition. If you would like to drop off items, the sheds will be open this Sunday 14th August and next Sunday 21st August between 10:00am and 11:30pm, or to arrange a pick up, ring Kevin on 9748 9494.

ROSTERS FOR COMMUNION TO THE SICK, SEPTEMBER TO NOVEMBER 2016

Rosters are available for collection from the hall this weekend.  Please collect your copy. Thank you.

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION

Thank you to all who responded to our request for volunteers to assist at the 8:30am, 10:30am and 5:00pm Sunday Masses.  If anyone else would like to volunteer, please contact the parish office on 9749 4300.

ROSTERS

 Money Counters 21 Aug 16

Greg & Maureen Moynahan / Peter Francis

Readers – 20/21 Aug 16

  6:00pm Agnes D’Lima
  8:30am Bev Jones
10:30am Venus Iuta
  5:00pm Elenoa Eliepa

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion 20/21 Aug 16

  6:00pm S D’Silva / J Tramontana / P&S Abuquerque
  8:30am L. Jones / Karen F. / C. Coelho / G. Sharman
10:30am L. Ortega / S. Delos Reyos / A&A Cortez
  5:00pm R&A D’Souza / J & D. Etiennette

 Music Ministry 20/21 Aug 16

  6:00pm Mater Dolorosa
  8:30am Shirley & Group
10:30am FilOz
  5:00pm AHFI

 Feast of the Assumption 15 Aug 16 7:00pm Mass

Reader Buxton Thomas
Eucharistic Ministers Josephine Thomas / Kath English /
Karen Fernandes / Maria Maple

 SAUSAGE SIZZLE, 13/14 AUGUST

If the smell doesn’t remind you about the sausage sizzle, then here’s a reminder that the Fundraising Committee are holding a Sausage Sizzle after all Masses this weekend. Please stop by to say hi to Margaret and her team and enjoy a sausage in bread.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY

The next Meeting of the Hoppers Crossing Conference of the St. Vincent de Paul Society will be on next Tuesday, the 16th, at 7:30pm in the Parish Community Centre. Thank you.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE PARISH

15th Aug Feast of the Assumption.  Masses at 8:30am, 10:00am (School Mass) and 7:00pm
31st Aug to 8th Sep Nativity of Our Lady Novena every evening at 7:00pm.  Timetable to follow.
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.

OUR PARISH YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS GROUP – for children who are 10 years and older and adults who are 30 years and younger.

The Brothers and Sisters of Two Hearts are helping in the formation of this group in our parish.  The Brothers and Sisters will help you grow in your faith journey with a lot of fun, music and games as you gather each Sunday night from 6:00pm to 8:00pm in our parish hall.  We invite all of you – children, teenagers, adults – to come along and enjoy your evening with the Brothers and Sisters of Two Hearts with prayer, fun, games and pizza.

 IMPORTANT DATES FOR ST. PETER’S SCHOOL

15th Sep PTS – School finishes at 12 noon
16th Sep Last day of Term 3. School finishes at 1:00pm
4th Oct No School for children – Curriculum Day
5th Oct Term 4 commences – 8:45am

CONFERENCE: THE CHALLENGES OF DEMENTIA

Wednesday 14  September, 9.30am–4.30pm Catholic Leadership Centre, Corner Victoria Parade and Hoddle Street, East Melbourne.  This is the Caroline Chisholm Centre for Health Ethics Conference of 2016. Over the next three decades, the number of people living with dementia in Australia will almost triple. This conference recognises the many challenges of dementia for people with dementia in hospitals, community care, and residential aged care. Our keynote speaker is Ita Buttrose. This conference will be of interest to nurses, doctors, health care managers, pastoral and spiritual care workers, chaplains, allied health professionals and support staff, as well as to persons living with dementia and their carers.  Cost: $165 includes morning tea and lunch.  Details and registration: http://chisholmhealthethics.org.au/conference-2016-challenges-dementia

RECENTLY DECEASED:   We pray for Eleuteria Negrillo, Vijay Rodrigues, Laurence Gill and all who died recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES:  We pray for Sue Johnstone, Gwenda McDonald, Trevor Hegarty, Ines Combate, Yolanda D’Lima, Louise Van Susteren, Lolita Lopez, Noel Lawrence & Tessie Lawrence, Nikolina Debono and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK: We pray for Peter McGlade, Molly Wilson, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Aiden Catherall, Vera Fernandez, Vic Pagunsan, Edith Street, Georgette Maalouf, Carmen Mifsud, Alex Coelho, Glenna Pereira, Shirley Marx, Pedro & Dante Lopez, Crispin & Nick Garcia, Bernie Poppen, Maria Failla, Virginia Kallio, Yvonne Clayton, Renato Bernardo, Milton Roberts, Tanuj Patel, David Daborn, John Stewart, Winifred Hulme, Vin Beasley, Bob Meehan, Rosalita Rances, Wagner Javelona, Dominic D’Lima and all who are ill in our Parish.

POPE’S INTENTIONS FOR AUGUST

Universal: That sport may be an opportunity for friendly encounters between peoples and may contribute to peace in the world.

Evangelization: That Christians may live the Gospel, giving witness to faith, honesty and love of neighbour.

TWEET FROM POPE FRANCIS

God is inviting you to dream: He wants to show you that you can make the world a different place.

JOSEPH’S CORNER COUNSELLING SERVICE SHOP

There will be a stall in the hall at all Masses on the weekend of 20/21 August featuring Bric-a Brac, knitting and crochet goods from Joseph’s Corner Counselling Service shop "MERRIJIG" in Yarraville. The shop raises funds to help keep the Counselling Service going. The Free Service is for Partners and Family members of people affected by addiction. If you can find something to purchase at the stall, you will be helping to keep this service continuing.

CATHOLIC CARE

There will be a special collection after all masses this weekend for CatholicCare who assist families who are struggling or in distress. We thank you for your support.

 APOSTLESHIP OF THE SEA – STELLA MARIS SEAFARERS’ CENTR INC.

Calling past members and volunteers of Stella Maris Seafarers’ Centre Melbourne to a reunion to be held on Sunday 21st August at 2:00pm. Reminisce with friends and get an update on current Centre operations. RSVP required, please call 9629 7494.

DOMINICAN DAY OF REFLECTION: TRUTH, BEAUTY AND GOODNESS

Saturday 20 August, 9am–4.30pm. Nazareth House, 16 Cornell Street, Camberwell.  Coinciding with the 800 year Jubilee of the foundation of the Order of Friars Preachers, the Dominicans will hold a reflection day with special guests, the Dominican Sisters of St Cecilia (Nashville). All welcome.

Cost: $40 includes morning tea and lunch.

Booking and registration: www.trybooking.com/LYIQ or at the parish office at St Dominic’s, East Camberwell. Registrations close 17 August

Details: Fiona Bradley 0402 474 074 or dominicaneventsaustralia@gmail.com

 

NON-AUSTRALIAN COINS

The parish is very grateful to receive the collections each week. However, can we please request that non-Australian coins are not included in the collection as they cause the coin-counting machine to malfunction and can cause permanent damage to the machine. We thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

SIX30 HOLY HOUR: FOR VOCATIONS

Thursday 4 August, 6.30–7.30pm
Sacred Heart Church, Rathdowne Street, corner Pelham Street, Carlton

National Vocations Awareness Week is the first week of August. To celebrate this week in the Jubilee Year of Mercy, the Vocations Office invites you to Six30 Youth Holy Hour on Thursday 4 August at Sacred Heart Church, Carlton. You are most welcome to join us in praying for vocations and to give thanks for the gift of consecrated life to the Church.


ROSTERS

Money Counters 24 July 16

Royden D’Souza / Paul Mulquiney / Aloisio Sipiliano

Readers – 23/24 July 16

  6:00pm Alan White
  8:30am KSC Reader
10:30am Sharon Aurubia
  5:00pm Iris Simangan

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion
23/24 July 16

  6:00pm J. White / J. Poppen / S. D’Silva / B. Farrugia
  8:30am KSC Minister / Kevin McL / L. Jones / VOL.
10:30am S Sipiliano / N Costa / M D’Mello / V Firman
  5:00pm S Simangan / S Joseph / 2 X VOLUNTEERS

Music Ministry 23/24 July 16

  6:00pm Filiorum Dei
  8:30am Shirley & Group
10:30am Domini Chorum
  5:00pm KNK

PARISH NEWS

STEWARDSHIP RENEWAL – PLEASE CHECK YOU HAVE THE CORRECT ENVELOPE BOXES

We have been informed by our parishioners to whom Envelope Nos.99 and 244 belong that they were not able to find their boxes.  So we request all parishioners who picked up weekly envelope boxes to please check and see if No.99 and No.244 has been wrongly picked up and call Parish Office on 9749 4300  on a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday and inform Josephine.

PETER’S PENCE

Thank you for your generosity last weekend.  A total of $1001.95 was collected towards the Peter’s Pence collection.

MULTICULTURAL MASS PLANNING MEETING

The next Multicultural Mass planning meeting will be held on Saturday, 30 July 2016 at 10:00am in the meeting room off the church hall. All are welcome to attend.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY

The usual Meeting of the Hoppers Crossing Conference will be held next Tuesday, the 19th, at 7.30p.m. in the St Peter's Community Centre. New Enquirers welcome.

POPE FRANCIS'S INTENTIONS FOR JULY

Universal: That indigenous peoples, whose identity and very existence are threatened, will be shown due respect.

Evangelization: That the Church in Latin America and the Caribbean, by means of her mission to the continent, may announce the Gospel with renewed vigour and enthusiasm.

MASS WITH PAPAL MISSIONARY OF MERCY FR RICHARD SHORTALL SJ

Saturday 30 July 5.30pm at St Mary of the Cross Mackillop, 47 Farmhouse Boulevard, Epping North

Sunday 31 July 9am and 10.30am at St Peter’s, 13 Davisson Street, Epping

Fr Richard Shortall SJ is one of two Missionaries of Mercy for the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy in Australia. Fr Shortall travels around the diocese of Maitland-Newcastle in a second hand motor home, visiting rural parishes that have no resident priest. At all of his Masses with us in Victoria he will be speaking about the Mercy of God. All welcome!

FAITH FORMATION SEMINAR

St James the Apostle Parish along with the Knights of the Southern Cross are presenting Love and Mercy in the Gospel of John. Guest Speaker Fr. Frank Moloney sdb. - Very Rev. Professor Francis J. Moloney is a senior fellow of Catholic Theological College and member of the Department of Biblical Studies. He is a priest of the Salesians of Don Bosco and currently the Provincial Superior of the Salesians of Don Bosco for Australia and the Pacific region.  In 1992 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia for services to religion. To be held at St James Parish on Wednesday, 20 Jul at 7:30pm.

ACHIEVING PREGNANCY NATURALLY

The Billings Ovulation Method® can assist you in having the baby of your dreams. If you have been trying to have a baby without success, our teachers can provide essential information, which will give you the best chance to achieve your pregnancy naturally. For a free information leaflet, please call Billings LIFE on 1800 335 860.

RECENTLY DECEASED:   We pray for Frank Johnson, Gerard Prescott, Pedro Sotello, Madge Bourke (Fr Greg’s mother) and all who died recently.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES:  We pray for Rodrigo Cruz, Poshan Misquitta, Nick Debono, Frances Mizzi, Eduardo Lipio Medina and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK: We pray for Kevin McLoughlin, Peter McGlade, Molly Wilson, Gary Spotswood, Stan Walkden, Sean Donaldson, Aiden Catherall, Bienvenido Are, Vera Fernandez, Vic Pagunsan, Edith Street, Georgette Maalouf, Carmen Mifsud, Carmen Agius, Alyne White, Kevin Golding, Peg McNamara, Alex Coelho, Elizabeth Slee, Bob Meehan, Glenna Pereira, Shirley Marx, Pedro & Dante Lopez, Crispin & Nick Garcia, Bernie Poppen, Giancarlo D’Anrea, Edith Platel, Hyacinth Lawrence, Lucy Zanatta, Lynne Worsley, Maria Failla, Trevor Rush, Rosalita Rances, Dominic D’Lima, Joan Shearson, Diane Cameron, Lorna Weerakoon, Frances Cameron, Josefina Tayag, Makanthi, Virginia Kallio and all who are ill in our Parish.
WOMEN’S POLICY ACTION TANK FORUM: PUTTING WOMEN AT THE CENTRE

Tuesday 16 August, 8.30am for a 9.15am start
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, 240–290 Spring Street, East Melbourne

What happens when we put women at the centre of our policy thinking and processes? This forum will cast a gender lens over policy design and implementation in selected key areas impacting women’s wellbeing. Panels will explore themes of justice and economic security as they manifest for women. This event is being held in conjunction with the ‘Power to Persuade’ Symposium on Monday 15 August at the same venue.

Details: www.powertopersuade.org.au/2016-symposium#ptp2016

Cost: $110 single day, $200 two days.

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/power-to-persuade-symposium-tickets-26189963887

WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKENDS

19 to 21 August and 11 to 13 November, St Paul’s Missionary College, Nortons Lane, Wantirna South

Invest in your most precious asset, your marriage. A beautiful opportunity to rekindle the closeness, intimacy, love and romance that brought you together. Recharge your relationship batteries and explore the divine 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. A priest will be present during the weekend, which is based around Catholic values, but couples of all faiths are welcome. Commences 7pm on the Friday; ends 5pm on the Sunday. Accommodation and all meals provided.

Details: Marianne and Marcel on 9733 0997 or vicbookings@wwme.org.au or www.wwme.org.au

Cost: Application fee $55 plus secret donation (within your means) to cover the expenses of accommodation, food and materials for the weekend. Don’t stay home because you aren’t sure you can afford it!

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Statement of Archbishop Denis Hart
6 October 2015

Melbourne’s Catholic Archbishop Denis Hart has today urged the parliament to protect the Catholic Adoption Service of 80 years, CatholicCare as it prepares to deal with a Bill changing the Adoption Act of 1984 to permit the adoption of children by same-sex couples.

Archbishop Hart says he is hopeful that if the proposed changes are accepted as law, protection will be provided to CatholicCare to continue its valuable work as has occurred in New South Wales.

The Catholic position on marriage and family holds that the well-being of the community and children are best served when they experience the love of both a mother and father in a safe, secure and stable relationship.

He says he completely understands that some people will disagree with the Catholic position but has appealed for ‘fair play’ to ensure the many children (Catholic and non-Catholic) who continue to benefit from the outstanding work of CatholicCare are not unnecessarily disadvantaged.

CatholicCare commenced as an adoption agency in 1935 and has built an enviable reputation for acting with great integrity in finding stable and loving homes for some of the most disadvantaged children in society especially children with complex needs and disabilities.

The Archbishop says he acknowledges the alternative point of view and while not agreeing, is asking for the mutual respect of those arguing for same-sex adoption that any changes in the law will still allow CatholicCare to continue its outstanding work in the community within the tradition of the Catholic Church.

Enquiries to Shane Healy – 0417 928588


Download: Archbishop Hart's statement on same sex adoption 6Oct2015.pdf