26TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME – 30TH SEPTEMBER 2018

We remember those who have died recently including Kath Short, Bernie Gramc, Vincenza Santo and those whose anniversaries occur about this time including Sheila Doland

Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, let your perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.

We pray for those who are sick including Clyde Dias, Romeo Santilli, Michael Bakker, Josephine Charabie, Bob Grech, Ethel Luker, Philomena Molloy, Elizabeth Ware, Michael Bakker, David Gudgeon, Richard Pereira, Val Battams, George Hilder, Lyn Hardidge, Belinda O’Flynn.


BAPTISMS

This weekend we welcome Mason Goulopoulas, Wesley Pennington, George Matthys and their parents. Receive the light of Christ. Parents and Godparents this light is entrusted to you to keep burning brightly” (Rite of Baptism). The next Baptism Preparation is October 7th, at 2.45pm, in the library.


PLENARY COUNCIL 2020

Over the coming weeks (starting next week), in our parish, we will be introducing the parish ‘action plan’ to ensure our parish community is part of, and contributes meaningfully to, PC 2020. – considering together the future to which God is calling the Church in Australia. Everyone can be involved – Your voice, our voices collectively are important! All parishioners and interested people will be invited to come together to discuss, tease out and discern

What do YOU think God is asking of us in Australia? Please note the question is not of the church alone, but says ‘us in Australia”. For more information visit: plenarycouncil.catholic.org.au or talk to any of the Parish PC 2020 Team: Sandie Downy; Katrina Venn; Garry Forrest; Tresa Andrews; Mick O’Brien; Angharad Dorian; Victoria Mawen; John Ruys and Siji Dominic. The PC2020 team currently is calling for small group facilitators. Contact Sandie Downey @59417315


PARISH COUNCIL MEETING

The next meeting of the council will be on 2nd Oct at 7:30pm in the parish library. All parishioners are welcome to raise matters of interest to put before the PPC.


PURCHASE OF A HOUSE

Last week I advised of the purchase of a house at 5 Guest Road, Pakenham, which will, in due course, become the presbytery. Bishop Pat is strongly suggesting to all priests that they consider moving to accommodation off the church property, often isolated buildings on large church properties, into a neighbourhood. The property will be available in a few weeks time.
I asked last week for your suggestions as to what might be suitable use of the present presbytery. A couple of written responses have been given already. Thanks to those who took the time. The Finance Committee would appreciate hearing the ideas of parishioners on this topic. We’d be sure that large building, would adapt well to other uses. Your thoughts (in writing, please!)?? Fr BB.


ST. PATRICK’S LUNCHEON GROUP

Our October lunch is at the Cardinia club on October 3rd between 12-12.30. Please contact Kathy 0418679616 or ksymons54@bigpond.com.


FROM DEATH TO NEW LIFE

The Centre for Liturgy (Australian Catholic University) will be offering a Short Course in Preparing and Celebrating Catholic Funerals in the Diocese of Sale. This course is presented to us by leading scholars and practitioners

Prof Clare Johnson, Fr Denis O’ Bryan and Ms. Wendy Goy (Tobin Brothers Funerals). The course runs over two days at St Patrick’s Parish Centre, Pakenham. Sessions 1 & 2, Saturday 13th October 2018, and sessions 3 & 4, Saturday 10th November 2018 both from 9:30 am -1:30 pm with light lunch to follow. Registration is essential by Tuesday 9th October 2018. For further information, check out the flyer in the foyer. The parish will be happy to subsidise the fees of those who attend from St. Pat’s parish.


ALL WELCOME

Come along for a day of fun and help raise money for cancer research 6th October 9.30-3.30 $25.00 per person (and some extra change for raffles and auctions) in the Parish Centre.
Bring along a project of your own – scrap booking, card making, knitting, sewing etc. Contact Sandie Downey to book a seat 0413753514


WELCOME DINNER

The 2018 Welcome Dinner will be held on
October 26th. 6.15 for a 6.30 meal All new parishioners, over the last 12 months, are welcome. If you are new in the parish and don’’t hear from us in the next few days,please make yourself known to Fr Bermrd, Marianne or Siji or at the Parish Office.


PLANNING YOUR GOLDEN YEARS

This is the name of a day the parish is planning in the hall, on October 16th, from 10:00am to about 12:30pm with the session concluding with lunch.
Topics that we hope to cover include; a lawyer speaking about preparing wills and Power of Attorney, both legal and medical; a funeral director to speak about the arrangements that can be made when that time becomes necessary; someone to speak about Advanced Care planning, so people can make clear the wishes they have for themselves when they may not be able to make good decisions about their on-going health care; and a talk about leaving clear plans for the type of funeral people might want, leaving details for family members to follow. There will be ample time for questions on the day. We’d presume there will be a few laughs to be had, as well as the serious stuff!! (Please note: There is absolutely no connection between this session and the more formal sessions on 16/10 and 10/11 from Australian Catholic University on preparing Catholic funerals.)


THE BULLETIN

How good it would be if groups in the parish would take a small amount of time to write a few sentences of news from your group, for the bulletin. So much goes on around the parish, yet so little of it is shared in print. The bulletin is loaded onto the parish website each week, so a much wider audience can access it than those in the church. Also, if you are not taking your bulletin home would you please return it to the desk in the foyer after Mass.


PARTS OF THE MASS : THE SIGN OF PEACE

The exchange of peace has been part of the Roman liturgy since earliest times. Originally it occurred before the Presentation of Gifts in response to Jesus’ exhortation in Matthew 5:23-24

“If you bring your gift to the altar, and there recall that your brother has anything against you, leave your gift there at the altar, go first and be reconciled with your brother, and then come and offer your gift.”
In the late fourth century the Sign of Peace moved to its present location immediately after the Our Father. This position links it with the last petition of the Lord’s Prayer that we be forgiven “as we forgive those who trespass against us” and with the reception of Eucharist which follows.
In the Middle Ages the gesture came to be limited to the clergy alone and was eventually replaced by the priest’s kissing of the altar. The 1969 Missal of Paul VI issued after the Second Vatican Council restored the Sign of Peace to the Mass. This was in line with the renewed emphasis on the communal aspect of liturgical worship, and also embodied the reminder from the Council that Christ is present in the assembly.
In 2005 members of the Synod of Bishops on the Eucharist investigated a proposal that the Sign of Peace might be better placed elsewhere in the Mass because having it just before Communion causes problems if it is not conducted appropriately. A long and extensive process of consultation revealed that the great majority of bishops’ conferences preferred the present practice so no change was made.
Interestingly, the General Instruction of the Roman Missal (GIRM) tells us

“In the dioceses of Australia the most common form of the gesture of peace is the handshake, although different practices according to region and culture are not excluded. However, it is appropriate that each person offer the sign of peace only to those who are nearest and in a sober manner.” (GIRM 82)
The Sign of Peace needs to be kept in proportion and not occupy more time than other more important elements of the celebration. The Sign of Peace is about imparting to others the blessing of Christ’s peace not shaking hands and saying Hello to as many people as possible in the available time

hospitality is practised as people arrive for Mass, not when it is almost over!


VOLUNTEER OVERSEAS – THE CAGLIERO PROJECT, SALESIANS OF DON BOSCO

We are seeking volunteers for working with disadvantaged young people in Salesian communities throughout Cambodia, Samoa, Zambia & Solomon Island. Volunteer opportunities exist for English Teachers, Youth Workers, Youth Ministers, among others.We are seeking enthusiastic volunteers for January 2019 departure. Our volunteers placements run for 6-12 months and are centered around working with young people in educational settings. We have multiple volunteers’ opportunities throughout Cambodia, Samoa, Timor Leste, Thailand and the Solomon Islands. We aim to utilise the skills and talents of our volunteers in order to provide the best possible contribution to the host community.
go to serve. However, serving as a Cagliero volunteer will probably be the most rewarding thing you ever do!
For more information: http://cagliero.org.au/ Applications close October 15, 2018. Contact: Lauren Hichaaba, Director, Cagliero Project. Email: lhichaaba@salesians.org.au


IONA/MARYKNOLL BRANCH OF THE CWA

We are having a Retreat Day at St Joseph’s Iona on Tuesday 2nd October. The retreat will be given by Sr Audrey from 9.30 Morning & Afternoon tea provided BYO lunch. Please call Veronica 59457687 if you wish to attend..


ST CLARE’S PRIMARY SCHOOL TWILIGHT MARKET

We are planning on running a Plant stall at our Twilight Market on Friday 23 November and need your help. Now that Spring has arrived we are asking people to start collecting cuttings/seeds and potting them up ready for selling at our market. If this is something you can help us with and are happy to care for these plants until the week of the market it would be greatly appreciated.


CHILDRENS LITURGY

30/9 D Velten R Kollaris
6/10 Volunteers needed


CHURCH CLEANING

5/10 M Wiwczaruk & A Watts

12/10 R & M Hau


WELCOME TABLE

30/9 6pm M Vandiemen 9am B Hinds 10.30 I Merrigan

6/10 6pm M Vandiemen 9am A J Estrada 10.30 H O’Flynn


ROSARY STATUE

30/9 L & R Fortinez

6/10 P & J Ferry

24TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME – 16TH SEPTEMBER 2018

We remember those who have died recently including Robert Brown, Anna Huyskens and those whose anniversaries occur about this time including Eileen, Elizabeth & James Fennell.

Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, let your perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.

We pray for those who are sick including Clyde Dias, Romeo Santilli, Michael Bakker, Josephine Charabie, Bob Grech, Ethel Luker, Philomena Molloy, Vincenza Santo, Elizabeth Ware, Michael Bakker, David Gudgeon, Richard Pereira, Val Battams, George Hilder, Lyn Hardidge, Belinda O’Flynn.


BAPTISMS

We welcome Jemma Nay, Bryce Nay , Jordan Britt, and Riley Britt who are being baptised today. Receive the light of Christ. Parents and Godparents this light is entrusted to you to keep burning brightly” (Rite of Baptism). The next Baptism Preparation is October 7th, at 2.45pm, in the library.


WELCOME HOME FATHER BERNARD

Congratulations on your 25 years jubilee of Ordination. Your parishioners wish you many years of fruitful ministry.


THE RUBEN CENTRE APPEAL

Our sincere thanks to your wonderful community for their welcome, their generosity and also for the affirmation they gave our students. We raised a total amount of $5002.85 at St Patricks Parish last weekend. — Bernadette Barlow and Sue Munro.


ST CLARE’S PRIMARY SCHOOL TWILIGHT MARKET

We are planning on running a Plant stall at our Twilight Market on Friday 23 November and need your help. Now that Spring has arrived we are asking people to start collecting cuttings/seeds and potting them up ready for selling at our market. If this is something you can help us with and are happy to care for these plants until the week of the market it would be greatly appreciated. More details to follow regarding the market soon.


PLENARY COUNCIL 2020

Is a gathering of the Church in Australia to make decisions for the future. Your voice is important. All people are invited to contribute to the Plenary Council agenda by sharing your experience of faith and of the Church. The agenda for the Plenary Council will be developed from the “sense of faith” amongst the people of God in Australia. In the next couple of weeks as a parish, we will learn more about how we can make a contribution and also invite others to do so. See plenarycouncil.catholic.org.au for more information.


DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE

On Sunday 16th Sept,2018, there will be a prilgrimage to our lady of Perpetual help, St Mary’s Cathedral, Sale, led by Bishop Pat O’Regan. Afternoon Tea to follow. Please Register your interest with your Parish Office.


BLESSED JACQUES-DESIREE LAVAL

A big thankyou to the Mauritian community for having celebrated the feast and enlightening us about the life of Pere Laval. The Choir was fantastic and the food was lovely.


PARISH LITURGY MEETING

Our next meeting will be held on Thursday 20th Sept at 7.30pm in the Parish Library.


KITCHEN UTENSILS

Anyone who has borrowed items from the parish kitchen, are requested to return them as soon as possible as we are conducting an annual stock take.


PICTURES AT EACH MASSES

The pictures that we have been using in our powerpoint for the masses are all drawn by our parishioner, Ms Mary Kearns. She reflects on each weeks readings and comes up with them. Lets say a big thankyou to her for her contribution. If there are any other parishioner who would like to contribute the same way please contact Siji through Parish Office. 59417315


FROM THE SAFETY OFFICER

The Parish Code of Conduct states that caring for the vulnerable is a privileged position. The work can make such a positive difference to the life of a vulnerable person if it is conducted with integrity and respect and with clearly defined boundaries. This is achieved if we acknowledge each persons’ intrinsic value as a human being, allow others to maintain their dignity and acknowledge each person’s personal autonomy. (Read more in our Professional Standards Document on the Parish Web Site).


PLAY GROUP

St Patricks offers a fantastic room dedicated to our parish families with little ones to come together and experience community support whilst our little ones gets to grow, learn, and develop friendships. We are currently running four sessions and have positions available for anyone who is interested, we would love you to get involved! Please contact Christine on 0438364881 or parish office


FROM DEATH TO NEW LIFE

The Centre for Liturgy (Australian Catholic University) will be offering a Short Course in preparing and celebrating catholic funerals in the Diocese of Sale. This course is presented to us by leading scholars and practitioners

Prof Clare Johnson, Fr Denis O’ Bryan and Ms. Wendy Goy (Tobin Brothers Funeral). The course runs over two days at St Patrick’s Parish Centre, Pakenham. Sessions 1 & 2, Saturday 13th October 2018, and sessions 3 & 4, Saturday 10th November 2018 both from 9:30 am – 1:30 pm with light lunch to follow. Registration is essential by Tuesday 9th October 2018. For further information, check out the flyer in the foyer.


CONNECT WITH THE DIOCESE VIA SOCIAL MEDIA

The Diocese of Sale has a Facebook page. You can ‘like’ the page by visiting Facebook and searching for Catholic Diocese of Sale or by going to www.facebook.com/dioceseofsale Through the Facebook page you can learn more about what is happening across the Diocese. Help us grow our online community by joining our page.


RESTORE YOUR SOUL

Pakenham Lakeside Church hosts a monthly Taize style service on the second Sunday of the month at 4:30pm, at Lakeside College. Members of all churches are invited to ‘Restore your soul’ through this service, with time for singing, contemplative prayer, silence, and the Word of God. The service usually goes for just over half an hour . We suggest that for those wanting to gather, please be a little early to settle in to the flow of the worship.


CATHOLIC AGED CARE

Deciding to move into an aged care home is an emotional, life-changing decision. Knowing your loved one is safe and well looked after is the most important consideration. If you want the security of knowing your family member’s individual needs are cared for, Villa Maria Catholic Homes invite you to visit Shanagolden Aged Care Residence, Webster Way, Pakenham to meet their exceptional care staff and learn more about the fantastic lifestyle programs. Call now for your personal tour – 5945 3800.


DIOCESAN CHOIR FOR ORDINATION ON 22 SEPT

The Diocese of Sale is looking forward to celebrating the Ordination to the Diaconate of Stanly Devasia at St Mary’s Cathedral at 11 am on Saturday 22nd September 2018. Mrs Sophy Morley will be conducting a Diocesan Choir and welcomes expressions of interest from anyone who would like to sing with the choir on that day. Singers must have a current Working With Children Check in accordance with the Diocese’s Child Safety Policy. Music packs will be emailed to singers.
Please register your interest by contacting Sophy without delay.
E smorley@sale.catholic.org.au; 5622 6677 or 0413 590 007


THE JOSEPHITE ASSOCIATES

Meeting on the 18th of Sept in the parish library, all are welcome. Still collecting handbags and toiletries to be distributed to city women’s shelters,untill September 21st. Don’t forget our used stamp collection box in foyer.


DATES FOR YOUR DIARIES

26th SepNew comer's welcome dinner
7th OctPaddy's Kitchen
Baptism Preparation
13th OctACU Funeral course part 1
16th OctPlanning your golden years
25th OctFirst Reconciliation
30th OctSenior's mass and anointing
4th NovPaddy's Kitchen
Baptism Preparation
10th NovACU Funeral course part 2
21st NovMass and blessing at the grave
2nd DecPaddy's Kitchen
Baptism Preparation
21st DecCarols at the crib

The LAMP

The event planned for the 22nd sept at Our Lady help of Christians Narrewarren has been postponed.


NEW ROSTERS are due end of September. If you would like to volunteer for any of the ministries or would like to make changes to your availability, please contact Siji or through parish office by Sept 16th


CHILDREN’S LITURGY

16/9 N Boloski & C Smith

23/9 F Debona & A Jayawardena


CHURCH CLEANING

21/9 P Bare A Conteh-Vanday

28/9 M Craven & B Syder


WELCOME TABLE

16/9 6pm M Burhop 9am A Jayawardena 10.30 J Pauguy
23/9 6pm KSymons 9am G Prestt 10.30 L O’Flynn


ROSARY STATUE

16/9 G & N Forrest

23/9 N Norico

23RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME – 9TH SEPTEMBER 2018

We remember those who have died recently including Robert Brown, Anna Huyskens and those whose anniversaries occur about this time including Carmel Russo, Jim Gunton Bryan Cunningham James David.

Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, let your perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.

We pray for those who are sick including Clyde Dias, Romeo Santilli, Michael Bakker, Josephine Charabie, Bob Grech, Ethel Luker, Philomena Molloy, Vincenza Santo, Elizabeth Ware, Michael Bakker, David Gudgeon, Richard Pereira, Val Battams, George Hilder, Lyn Hardidge, Belinda O’Flynn.


BAPTISMS

Receive the light of Christ. Parents and Godparents this light is entrusted to you to keep burning brightly” (Rite of Baptism). The next Baptism Preparation is October 7th, at 2.45pm, in the library.


PLENARY COUNCIL 2020

Is a gathering of the Church in Australia to make decisions for the future. Your voice is important. All people are invited to contribute to the Plenary Council agenda by sharing your experience of faith and of the Church. The agenda for the Plenary Council will be developed from the “sense of faith” amongst the people of God in Australia. In the next couple of weeks as a parish, we will learn more about how we can make a contribution and also invite others to do so. See plenarycouncil.catholic.org.au for more information.


DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE

On Sunday 16th Sept,2018, there will be a pilgrimage to our lady of Perpetual help, St Mary’s Cathedral, Sale, led by Bishop Pat O’Regan. Afternoon Tea to follow. Please Register your interest with your Parish Office.


THE JOSEPHITE ASSOCIATES

Are currently collecting handbags in good clean condition, which may be lurking in your cupboards. Any donations of basic toiletries would also be greatly accepted. These will be distributed to city women’s shelters, before Christmas. Our collection will continue till September 21st. Don’t forget our used stamp collection box in foyer. .


RUBEN CENTRE APPEAL

The St Francis Xavier College ‘Ruben Centre’ group will be at mass to speak about the Centre and seek our support for their supportive role to them.


ST PAT’S MAURITIAN COMMUNITY INVITES YOU

To celebrate the feast of Blessed Jacques-Desiree Laval, the “Apostle of Mauritius” on Sunday, 9th September, at 10.30 am Mass. After Mass you are invited to join us in a humble selection of Mauritian dishes.


KITCHEN UTENSILS

Anyone who has borrowed items from the parish kitchen, are requested to return them as soon as possible as we are conducting an annual stock take.


RECONCILIATION

There will not be reconciliations in our parish next week as Fr Bernard is away.


The LEPROSY MISSION AUSTRALIA

St James Anglican Church is hosting an afternoon tea for Leprosy Mission on Saturday 15th September at 2:00pm with leprosy mission ambassadors Joe & Maria Bast. All are welcome.Check poster in foyer for more information.


PICTURES AT EACH MASSES

The pictures that we have been using in our power-point for the masses are all drawn by our parishioner, Ms Mary Kearns. She reflects on each weeks readings and comes up with them. Lets say a big thank you to her for her contribution. If there are any other parishioner who would like to contribute the same way please contact Siji or the Parish Office. 59417315


The LAMP

The event planned for the 22nd Sept at Our Lady help of Christians Narrewarren has been postponed .


SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION

The sacrament of reconciliation for the first time, will be celebrated on October 25th in our parish. For those children, attending non parish schools, who would like to receive this sacrament, please contact Siji Dominic @ 59417315 – or siji@stpatrickspakenham.com.au – soon to register. The four preparatory sessions begin on 12th Sept. It is expected that each child and a family member will attend each activity.


PLAY GROUP

St Patricks offers a fantastic room dedicated to our parish families with little ones to come together and experience community support whilst our little ones gets to grow, learn, and develop friendships. We are currently running four sessions and have positions available for anyone who is interested, we would love you to get involved! Please contact Christine on 0438364881 or parish office


POSITION VACANT

Diocese of Sale – Business Manager and Diocese of Sale- Manager Professional Standards and pastoral ministry. For further information please check out job vacancies at https://www.sale.catholic.org.au


FROM DEATH TO NEW LIFE

The Centre for Liturgy (Australian Catholic University) will be offering a Short Course in preparing and celebrating catholic funerals in the Diocese of Sale. This course is presented to us by leading scholars and practitioners
Prof Clare Johnson, Fr Denis O’ Bryan and Ms. Wendy Goy (Tobin Brothers Funeral). The course runs over two days at St Patrick’s Parish Centre, Pakenham. Sessions 1 & 2, Saturday 13th October 2018, and sessions 3 & 4, Saturday 10th November 2018 both from 9:30 am -1:30 pm with light lunch to follow. Registration is essential by Tuesday 9th October 2018. For further information, check out the flyer in the foyer.


CONNECT WITH THE DIOCESE VIA SOCIAL MEDIA

The Diocese of Sale has a Facebook page. You can ‘like’ the page by visiting Facebook and searching for Catholic Diocese of Sale or by going to www.facebook.com/dioceseofsale Through the Facebook page you can learn more about what is happening across the Diocese. Help us grow our online community by joining our page.


RESTORE YOUR SOUL

Pakenham Lakeside Church hosts a monthly Taize style service on the second Sunday of the month at 4:30pm, at Lakeside College. Members of all churches are invited to ‘Restore your soul’ through this service, with time for singing, contemplative prayer, silence, and the Word of God. The service usually goes for just over half an hour . We suggest that for those wanting to gather, please be a little early to settle in to the flow of the worship.


CATHOLIC AGED CARE

Deciding to move into an aged care home is an emotional, life-changing decision. Knowing your loved one is safe and well looked after is the most important consideration. If you want the security of knowing your family member’s individual needs are cared for, Villa Maria Catholic Homes invite you to visit Shanagolden Aged Care Residence, Webster Way, Pakenham to meet their exceptional care staff and learn more about the fantastic lifestyle programs. Call now for your personal tour – 5945 3800.


PLANNING YOUR GOLDEN YEARS

This is the working title of a day the parish Team is planning at the parish on October 16th from 10:00am – about 12:30pm. Topics that we will be covering include a lawyer speaking about preparing wills and Power of Attorney, both legal and medical; a funeral director to speak about the arrangements that can be made when that time comes, someone to speak about Advanced Care planning, so people can make clear the wishes they have when they may not be able to make good decisions about their on going health care. And also we will have a talk about leaving clear plans for the type of funeral people might want, leaving details for family members to follow. There will be ample time for questions on the day. The session will conclude with lunch.


PADDY’S KITCHEN

Thank you to Mrs Andrews, parents and grade 6 Students of St Pats for their cup cake donations, volunteering and serving at Sunday’s Paddy’s kitchen. Having received their confirmation a few weeks ago, these children are using the gifts given to them by the Holy Spirit. The Next meeting will be this Thursday, 13th Sept at 7:00pm.


DIOCESAN CHOIR FOR ORDINATION ON 22SEPT

The Diocese of Sale is looking forward to celebrating the Ordination to the Diaconate of Stanly Devasia at St Mary’s Cathedral at 11 am on Saturday 22nd September 2018.
Mrs Sophy Morley will be conducting a Diocesan Choir and welcomes expressions of interest from anyone who would like to sing with the choir on that day. Singers must have a current Working With Children Check in accordance with the Diocese’s Child Safety Policy. Music packs will be emailed to singers.
Please register your interest by contacting Sophy without delay to
smorley@sale.catholic.org.au; 5622 6677 or 0413 590 007


NEW ROSTERS are due end of September. If you would like to volunteer for any of the ministries or would like to make changes to your availability, please contact Siji or the parish office by Sept 16th


CHILDREN’S LITURGY

9/9 D Velten & K Symons
16/9 N Boloski & C Smith


CHURCH CLEANING

14/9 M Dineen & K Venn

21/9 P Bare A Conteh-Vanday


WELCOME TABLE

9/9 6pm M Vandiemen 9am A J Estrada 10.30 H O’Flynn

16/9 6pm M Burhop 9am A Jayawardena 10.30 J Pauguy


ROSARY STATUE

9/9 Hau Family

16/9 G & N Forrest

22ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME – 2ND SEPTEMBER 2018

We remember those who have died recently including Robert Brown, Ann Huyskens and those whose anniversaries occur about this time including Pascuala Tudtud.

Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, let your perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.

We pray for those who are sick including Clyde Dias, Romeo Santilli, Michael Bakker, Josephine Charabie, Bob Grech, Ethel Luker, Philomena Molloy, Vincenza Santo, Elizabeth Ware, Michael Bakker, David Gudgeon, Richard Pereira, Val Battams, George Hilder, Lyn Hardidge.


BAPTISMS

This weekend we welcome James Brotto and his parents. Receive the light of Christ. Parents and Godparents this light is entrusted to you to keep burning brightly” (Rite of Baptism). The next Baptism Preparation is today September 2nd, at 2.45pm, in the library.


FR BERNARD AWAY

I will be on annual leave for the next few weeks/ weekends. Fr Mark Godridge will be here for the weekend Masses and he, or the local priests, would respond to an emergency or funeral etc call the parish office. Fr Bernard


FROM DEATH TO NEW LIFE

The Centre for Liturgy (Australian Catholic University) will be offering a Short Course in preparing and celebrating catholic funerals in the Diocese of Sale. This course is presented to us by leading scholars and practitioners
Prof Clare Johnson, Fr Denis O’ Bryan and Ms. Wendy Goy (Tobin Brothers Funeral). The course runs over two days at St Patrick’s Parish Centre, Pakenham. Sessions 1 & 2, Saturday 13th October 2018, and sessions 3 & 4, Saturday 10th November 2018 both from 9:30 am -1:30 pm with light lunch to follow. Registration is essential by Tuesday 9th October 2018. For further information, check out the flyer in the foyer.


INVITATION

Paddy’s Kitchen is an outreach of St Patrick’s Parish that provides a FREE Roast Dinner to families in need or to those who are finding life difficult at the moment. NEXT serving will be Sunday 2nd September, commencing at 5.30pm with dinner served at 6pm in the St. Patrick’s Parish Hall.This months volunteers will be the St Pat’s grade 6 students with their parents and teachers. ALL WELCOME


NATIVITY OF BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

On Friday,Sept 7th, at 7:30pm, our parish will celebrate this special feast with a rosary procession with candles outside the church ( weather permitting). Let us all gather together as a community and pray the rosary together.


DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE

On Sunday 16th Sept,2018, there will be a prilgrimage to our lady of Perpetual help, St Mary’s Cathedral, Sale, led by Bishop Pat O’Regan. Afternoon Tea to follow. Please Register your interest with your Parish Office.


FATHER’S DAY APPEAL

Today the Special Collection for the Priests’ Welfare Foundation will go towards the support of the sick or retired priests and deacons in our diocese and the overseas priests in times of sickness. All donations of $2.00 or more are tax deductible. If you require a receipt for taxation purposes, please put your name and address clearly on the special envelope and a receipt will be issued in due course.


THE JOSEPHITE ASSOCIATES

are currently collecting handbags in good clean condition, which may be lurking in your cupboards. Any donations of basic toiletries would also be greatly accepted. These will be distributed to city women’s shelters, before Christmas. Our collection will continue till September 21st. Don’t forget our used stamp collection box in foyer.


ST. PATRICK’S LUNCHEON GROUP

Our next lunch will be on September 5th at 12 noon at the Cardinia Club, Racecourse Road, Pakenham. All parishioners and friends are welcome. Please contact Kathy on 0418679616 or ksymons54@bigpond.com if you can come.


The L.A.M.P

The next L.A.M.P event will be held in Our Lady Help Of Christians, Narre Warren on the 22nd of September. More info at https://thelampwrsale.wixsite.com/home


RUBEN CENTRE APPEAL

Next weekend (8/9) the St Francis Xavier College ‘Ruben Centre’ group will be at mass to speak about the Centre and seek our support for their supportive role to them.


FATHERS IN OUR LIVES – A Prayer for Father’s day

We give our thanks, Creator God, for the fathers in our lives. Fatherhood does not come with a manual,and reality teaches us that most fathers excel, while some struggle. We ask for Your blessings for them all and forgiveness where it is needed. This Father’s Day we remember the many sacrifices fathers make for their children and families, and the ways–both big and small–they lift children to achieve dreams thought beyond reach. So too, we remember all those who have helped fill the void when fathers pass early or are absent; grandfathers and uncles, brothers and cousins, teachers, pastors and coaches and the women of our families. For those who are fathers, we ask for wisdom and humility in the face of the task of parenting. Give them the strength to do well by their children and by You. In Your Holy name, O God, we pray. AMEN
A very happy Father’s Day to all Dads.


WE ABANDONED THE LITTLE ONES: POPE FRANCIS

In a ‘Letter to the People of God’ this week, Pope Francis said no effort must be spared to protect children (Vatican Media). Pope Francis has acknowledged the Church “did not act in a timely matter” to protect children from sexually abusive priests over a period of decades, saying in a letter to Catholics that the Church “abandoned” minors. “With shame and repentance, we acknowledge as an ecclesial community that we were not where we should have been … realising the magnitude and the gravity of the damage done to so many lives,” the Pontiff said in the letter, released yesterday in response to the Pennsylvania grand jury report. “We showed no care for the little ones; we abandoned them,” the Pope said. In the three-page letter, addressed to the “People of God,” Francis also says the Church has “delayed” in implementing measures to protect children and to hold those who have abused them to account.Praising zero-tolerance policies and “ways of making all those who perpetrate or cover up these crimes accountable,” Francis said, “We have delayed in applying these actions and sanctions that are so necessary, yet I am confident that they will help to guarantee a greater culture of care in the present and future.”Although Francis did not outline specific steps for the Church to adopt, he said “no effort must be spared to protect children” and called on Catholics globally to consider taking up the spiritual practices of prayer and fasting to foster solidarity with those who were harmed.“I invite the entire holy faithful people of God to a penitential exercise of prayer and fasting,” the Pope said. “This can awaken our conscience and arouse our solidarity and commitment to a culture of care that says ‘never again’ to every form of abuse.”Francis’ letter comes six days after the August 14 release of the grand jury report, which revealed that at least 1,000 minors were abused by Catholic priests across six dioceses in the state of Pennsylvania over a period of seven decades.The Pope’s letter, which the Vatican said was written in Spanish, Francis’ native language, begins with a quote from St Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians
“If one member suffers, all suffer together with it.”You can read the full text of the Holy Father’s letter to the People of God at
vaticannews.va


FROM OUR CHILD AND VULNERABLE ADULTS SAFETY OFFICER

Celebrating mass in Phoenix Park, Ireland this week, Pope Francis prayed
“We ask forgiveness for the abuses in Ireland, abuses of power, of conscience, and sexual abuses perpetrated by members with roles of responsibility in the church. We ask forgiveness for the times that, as a church, we did not show the survivors of whatever kind of abuse, the compassion and the seeking of justice and truth through concrete actions. We ask for forgiveness for some of the church hierarchy who did not take charge of these situations and kept quiet. ”Ending the prayer, Pope Francis said
“Give us the strength to work for justice. Amen.”


AN INVITATION FROM THE ST PAT’S MAURITIAN COMMUNITY

The St Pat’s Mauritian community invites you to celebrate the feast of Blessed Jacques-Desiree Laval, the “Apostle of Mauritius” on Sunday, 9th September, at 10.30 am Mass. After Mass you are invited to join us in a humble selection of Mauritian dishes. If anyone would like to participate or help prepare contact John on 0403945831.


Reconciliation

There will not be reconciliations in our parish for the next 2 weeks as Fr Bernard is away.


PLAY GROUP

St Patrick’s offers a fantastic room dedicated to our parish families with little ones to come together and experience community support whilst our little ones gets to grow, learn, and develop friendships. We are currently running four sessions and have positions available for anyone who is interested, we would love you to get involved! Please contact Christine on 0438364881


The LEPROSY MISSION AUSTRALIA

St James Anglican Church is hosting an afternoon tea for Leprosy Mission on Saturday 15th September at 2:00pm with leprosy mission ambassadors Joe & Maria Bast. All are welcome.Check poster in foyer for more information.


POSITION VACANT

Diocese of Sale – Business Manager and Diocese of Sale- Manager Professional Standards and pastoral ministry. For further information please check out job vacancies at https://www.sale.catholic.org.au


SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION

The sacrament of reconciliation for the first time, will be celebrated on October 25th in our parish. For those children, attending non parish schools, who would like to receive this sacrament, please contact Siji Dominic @ 59417315 – or siji@stpatrickspakenham.com.au – soon to register. The four preparatory sessions begin on 12th Sept. It is expected that each child and a family member will attend each activity.


NEW ROSTERS are due end of September. If you would like to volunteer for any of the ministries or would like to make changes to your availability, please contact Siji through parish office by Sept 16th


CHILDREN’S LITURGY

2/9 J Schalks J White
9/9 D Velten & K Symons


CHURCH CLEANING

7/9 C McCowan & M Burhop
14/9 M Dineen & K Venn


WELCOME TABLE

2/9 6pm S Dominic 9am B Hind 10.30 I Merrigan
9/9 6pm M Vandiemen 9am A J Estrada 10.30 H O’Flynn


ROSARY STATUE

2/9 R & A Jayawardena

9/9 Hau Family