EASTER BLESSING from Fr. Vincent John, Dcns. Charles English & Royden D'Souza
May the Blessings of the Lord guide you, protect you & be with you and yours Today & Always.
Wishing you a Blessed Easter
Time of Joy, Time of Giving!
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.
WELCOME TO OUR NEWLY BAPTISED
We welcome into our Church community Alexis Isabel Blaikie-Panic who is to be baptised this Sunday. With the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the love of Parents, Godparents, family and friends, we pray that this children will lead a life full of happiness, faith and love.
We also welcome our Catechumens andravas Patabendi Samitha De Vas Gunawardena and Amrita Ranchod who receive the Sacraments of Baptism, Holy Communion and Confirmation at the Easter Vigil Mass on Saturday, 20 April 2019.
THANK YOU to all those who have helped during Holy Week. Very Special Thanks and Gratitude to the Ladies Auxiliary for their work during the entire Lenten season and throughout the year.
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|
DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY - 28TH APRIL, 2019
To celebrate this Feast there will be Exposition, Adoration and Confession commencing at 2 pm. The Divine Mercy Chaplet will be recited at 3 pm (the hour of Mercy), followed by Mass. Please check timetable below. Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Denis Stanley STL EV, Rector of Corpus Christi College, Carlton and Fr. Vincent John.
DIVINE MERCY TIMETABLE
|Sunday 21 April to Friday 26 April – After 8:30am Mass|
|Saturday, 27 April – After 9:15am Mass|
|DIVINE MERCY FEAST, SUNDAY, 28 APRIL|
|8:30am, 10:30am 5:00pm – Normal Sunday Masses|
|2:00pm – Exposition, Adoration, Confession|
|3:00pm – Divine Mercy Chaplet followed by Mass|
Every Saturday – After 9:15am Mass Every Wednesday – After 7:00pm Mass
Holy Saturday – 9:00am
EASTER MESSAGE 2019 from Most Rev Peter A. Comensoli
Archbishop of Melbourne
Happy Easter, friends in Christ. Happy Easter in the name of Jesus, the Risen One. When Jesus appeared among his friends after the Resurrection, the first thing he did was to show them the wounds of his crucifixion. ‘Here,’ he said to them, ‘see my once-nailed hands and feet; look at my pierced side.’ The person who stood before his friends was no ghostly hologram of someone they once knew; it was Jesus himself, alive. After three days in the tomb, and now brimming with divine energy, Jesus did not hide the wounds of his death from his friends. Instead, he carried them with him into the resurrected life. Those transfigured wounds of Jesus matter to us, his friends today. His death was no fake; his resurrection no trick. With his own body—once wounded in death—he now brings new possibilities to us all. Our way ahead with Him does not mean a rejection of our past, but a transfiguration of it. Jesus is our hope of a new path. This Easter, all of us are being invited to taste something of this joy of the Resurrection, to look on Jesus’ resurrected wounds and see hope for the world. This is because our own wounds and sorrows, our griefs and struggles, our anguishes and angers, have all been absorbed into the healed wounds of Jesus. So begins my first sharing in the Easter Season with you as your archbishop. I’ve been looking forward to it, because we have been walking through loss and grief in the Church here in Melbourne, and we are so in need of the Lord who wants us to share his Easter joy. Christ is alive; and he wants us to be alive. The Risen Lord, who will never abandon his people, is offering us the strength to set out on a new path with him. As shattered and as wounded as our local Church can seem, the Risen Lord, in his gloriously wounded body, is inviting us to share in his life and to walk with him.
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 one of the Deacons to return your boxes. Thank you.
We pray for Yolanda Santos, Elsa D’Souza and all who have passed away recently.
We pray for Catherine Dinh, Gabriel Dinh, Tibor Fran, Leon Gill, Evangeline Salipong, Anthony Borg. Eutimo Ariniego 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 and all who are ill in our Parish.
Money Counters - 28 Apr 19
|Les Jones / Tini & Barrie Hope|
Readers – 27/28 Apr 19
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion - 27/28 Apr 19
|6:00pm||I. D’Lima / E. Mills / S. Martis / S. Albuquerque|
|8:30am||KSC Minister / K. McLoughlin / L&B Jones|
|10:30am||Sally DiB / V. Firman / M. Naufahu VOLUNTEER|
|5:00pm||E. Behrouzi / J. Etiennette / S. Joseph / R. Pereira|
Music Ministry - 27/28 Apr 19
|8:30am||Shirley & Group|