FR. VINCENT will be away on annual leave from 29 April to 16 May 2019. During this time, Fr. Eugene San will celebrate all week day and weekend Masses.
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
|Baptisms||1st & 3rd Sundays at 12 noon. Next Preparation Meeting, Monday 6 May at 7:00pm in Church.|
|1st Fridays||7:00pm to 10:00pm starting with Mass|
|Healing Mass||1st Saturday of the month, 1:30pm to 4:30pm|
|3rd Sunday||5:00pm Youth Mass|
|Wednesdays||7:30pm Mother of Perpetual Succour Novena after 7:00pm Mass|
WELCOME TO OUR NEWLY BAPTISED
We welcome into our Church community Kyle Sebastian Amador Moreno who was baptised on Saturday. With the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the love of Parents, Godparents, family and friends, we pray that this child will lead a life full of happiness, faith and love.
DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY – 28TH APRIL, 2019
To celebrate this Feast there will be Exposition, Adoration and Confession commencing at 2:00pm. The Divine Mercy Chaplet will be recited at 3:00pm (the hour of Mercy), followed by Mass which will be celebrated by Fr. Denis Stanley STL EV, Rector of Corpus Christi College, Carlton and Fr. Vincent John. Please note that 5:00pm Mass will be celebrated as normal.
ST. MARIA FAUSTINA KOWALSKA
On this Divine Mercy Sunday, we remember St. Maria Faustina Kowalska. The devotions to the Divine Mercy are based on the writings of St. Maria Faustina’s messages from Jesus. St. Maria Faustina was beatified on 18th April 1993 and canonized on 30th April 2000, both by Pope St. John Paul II. Her feast day is celebrated on October 5th.
The next HEALING MASS will be held on Saturday, 4 May, from 1:30pm to 4:30pm. All are invited to attend.
BAPTISM PREPARATION MEETING
The next Baptism Preparation Meeting will be held on Monday, 6 May at 7:00pm in Church.
PROJECT COMPASSION BOXES
A box has been placed outside the Sacristy for the return of Project Compassion boxes or you can see Fr. Vincent or Dcn. Charles to return your boxes. Thank you.
There will be a special collection next weekend 4th/5th May 2019 to show our solidarity towards the Sri Lankan Christian Community who have been greatly affected by the recent bombings and devastation that occurred in Colombo and Negombo. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.
HIGH TEA WITH JOSEPH'S CORNER
Sunday, 5th May 2010 at Mount St. Joseph's Girls College, 129-133 Maidstone Street, Altona, 2:00pm to 5:00pm. Cost - $30 per person. Includes music, raffles, door prizes, guest speakers, party planners, great food and lots more. Book tickets on 9315 2680 or call Tania on 0439 165 660.
All funds raised go to Josephs Corner to assist with counselling for people with addictions and their families.
PARISH MASS COUNT FOR ARCHDIOCESE
Please note we will conduct counting at all weekend masses during the month of May,
TWEET FROM POPE FRANCIS
Let us welcome Christ’s victory over sin and death into our lives. In this way, we will draw His transforming power upon all creation as well.
APRIL 28, 2019 – DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY
“Jesus said to them again, ‘Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.’” (John 20:21)
Peace – the first gift of the risen Lord. Just as Jesus sent the apostles out into the world, so too, He sends us. As disciples of Jesus, we are called to be grateful and generous. Look for opportunities to share His peace, not only within our local parish boundaries, but outside of them as well. In giving, we receive the peace of Jesus Christ.
‘HOW TO WIN AN ARGUMENT WITHOUT LOSING A SOUL’: THEOLOGY @ THE PUB
Monday 6 May, 6.30–9pm
The Royal Melbourne Hotel, 629 Bourke Street, Melbourne
Theology @ the Pub and Catholic Vocations Melbourne are proud to be hosting internationally renowned author, podcaster and speaker Matt Fradd on his Melbourne tour. Matt’s podcast ‘Pints With Aquinas’ receives hundreds of thousands of downloads every month. An Aussie by birth, Matt lives with his wife Cameron and their children in Georgia. Join us as Matt shares from his vast experience on the topic.
We pray for Christopher Hart, Mary Anne Catalan, Leon Pierre Germaine, Hazel D’Rozario, the Christian community of Sri Lanka affected by the recent bombings and all who have passed away recently.
We pray for Antonio Azzopardi, Emmanuel Azzopardi, Mary Walker, Frank Desira, Leon Gill, Tibor Frank, Liborio and Sarina (Rosa) Scrofani, Evangeline Salipong, Annamma Mathew, Aleykutty Joseph, Teresa Hanh Eutimo Castro and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.
PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Leo Linehan, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Edith Street, Bob Meehan, Liam Parr, Lucy Ballan, Irene Jones, Thais Long, Sr. Eileen Jones, Robert Hart, Vincent Jones, Angela O’Brian, Kath Meddings, Patrick Thornby, Patrick Clark, Lewis Zammit, Nofoao Thomas, Vonnie Pritchard, Shelton, Melvin Ramshaw, Maria Barruto, Lee Andrew Tesaluna, Rosa Carullo, Jeffrey Grech, Jeffrey Trach, Barbara Brown, Josephine Buttigieg, Melissa Caroline Bear, Kenneth Henriques, Santana D’Souza, Monica Harris, James Williams, Rosemary Fairney, Joyce Devine, Frank O’Brien, Liam Fitzpatrick, Trish Hamill, Bruce Renn, Margie Fernando, Alva Duran. Chantelle Saunders, Glenna Pereira, Phylis Mills, Crecentia Fernando and all who are ill in our Parish.
Money Counters - 5 May 19
|Kevin McLoughlin / Jeff Leeson|
Readers – 4/5 May 19
|5:00pm||Sonia Sabu Mathew|
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 4/5 May 19
|6:00pm||B. Farrugia / Josie T. / Davy F. / Praful A.|
|8:30am||R. Johnson / Karen F. / C. Coelho / E. Stowers|
|10:30am||B. Fernandes / Vanina IaA / C. Morcom / N. Costa|
|5:00pm||A. Etiennette / C. Skinner / J. Phan Lai / G. Siccita|
Music Ministry - 4/5 May 19
|8:30am||Shirley & Group|