The Ascension of the Lord, 2nd June 2019

We remember those who have died recently including Jacinta Slattery, Tracey Lee Bonney, Frank Kennedy  and those anniversaries occur about this time including Lawrence Bowlen, Damien Foong, Philomena Austin

We pray for those who are sick including Brian John Ramsdale,  David Lively, Clyde Dias, Michael Bakker  Philomena Molloy, Elizabeth Ware, David Gudgeon  and Lyn Hardidge

 Let us welcome Fr Herman Hengel who will be celebrating our Sunday 9:00 am and 10:30 am mass this weekend.

BAPTISMS:

Receive the light of Christ. Parents and Godparents this light is entrusted to you to keep burning brightly” (Rite of Baptism). Next Baptism Preparation is today  Sunday, June 2nd  at  2.45pm in the Parish library.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION:

Over these 3 weekends, we welcome about 80 children receiving their First Holy communion from our parish. Let us all pray for them and their families for a great spiritual journey ahead.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL:

The Pakenham Conference of St Vincent de Paul will be celebrating their 50th Anniversary at the 10.30 mass today  2nd June. They thank all the parishioners for their past and ongoing support. Anyone interested in helping our members can contact the members in the foyer today for details.

POOR MAN’S APPEAL:

This year our appeal will be in July on the weekends 7th to the 21st. Your donations of nonperishable food items such as spaghetti, baked beans, long life milk, canned tomatoes, biscuits, noodles, etc. would be greatly appreciated and can be left in the foyer of the church. The appeal will end on 21st July so items can be left up till then.

FROM THE SAFETY OFFICER:

Bishop Patrick O’Regan has advised that he has engaged the services of CatholicCare to conduct a series of training sessions across the Diocese on “Building a Child Safe Environment “.  Our scheduled session will be on the night of Wednesday 17th July.  All parishioners will be welcome especially those with a Working With Children Check.  Further details will follow.  Please save the date

PATRICK’S LUNCHEON GROUP:

Last month we had a lovely lunch in Beaconsfield. Our June lunch will be at Pakenham Inn 106-108 Princes Highway, (next to KFC) on June 5th at 12 pm If you haven’t joined us before you are very welcome to come along and join us. Please contact Kathy 0418679616 or ksymons54@bigpond.com

PADDY’S KITCHEN:

 Dinners are held on the 1st and 3rd Sundays each month.  If you wish to join our volunteer list or prepare a dessert please contact the particular leader.  Next Session: 2nd June contact Herbie on 0419 223 631; then 16th June contact Tresa Andrews at St Patrick’s Primary School and 7th July contact Sue Hilder on 0409 202 903or aussiebobcathire@bigpond.com    Thank you in advance.

SPEAKING ENGLISH:

Conversational English classes at Catholic Care will be held every Friday during the school term from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at 1 Rogers Street, Pakenham. Retired teachers and experienced volunteers are running the course. No fee. For enquiries please contact 1800 522 076.

ANNUAL APPEAL FOR WARM CLOTHING FOR THE HOMELESS:

It’s that time of the year again and am sure the chilling cold in our bones is enough reminder… So once again the JCILM (Jesus Christ Is Lord Ministry) is making it annual winter appeal for new or well-loved warm blankets, sleeping bags, beanies, warm scarves, gloves and warm socks. Closing date for collection is 16th June 2019 but the sooner you are able to please leave your donations in the box marked WINTER APPEAL in the church foyer, the better. We are beginning our street runs next weekend as the homeless living on Melbourne streets are already doing it hard. Thank you and God bless your generous hearts.. Rochelle Pereira 0401017752

MASS FOR YOU AT HOME:

There are many people in our parishes who are unable to attend Mass because of illness, or on some occasions because of a lack of priests. Network 10 offers a weekly Mass service that many people have found helpful in nourishing their spiritual life if they can’t join with the parish community. Let your local nursing homes or housebound friends know about this service. Here is the link: www.tenplay.com.au/ channel-ten/mass-for-you-at-home

MAJESTIC INDIA TOUR: 

Enjoy a tour around this iridescent country that is filled with diversity of colours, landscapes, cultures, religions, festivals and food. Explore India’s beauty and it’s unique experiences in this  17 day journey lead by Fr. Ralph Besterwitch that features Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Goa, Mysore, Alleppey. Experience elephant ride, Fishing, Classical Indian performances, Organic Farm visits,  1 Night on the Houseboat and more for an all-inclusive price of $5190. The group departs on 2nd November 2019. The fare includes Return Economy Airfares + Local Transfers in Deluxe coaches + Stay in Premium Hotels + All Breakfast & Dinners + Catholic Priest + English speaking professional guides + Entrances as per itinerary and more. For inquiries & bookings call 03 8839 6615 or 1300721561 or email us  info@magiholidays.com.au

WOOLWORTHS STICKERS FOR SCHOOLS

There is a box on the table in the foyer for anyone who would like to give their stickers to our

parish schools. Thank you in advance they will provide sports and educational equipment needed.

The LAMP

About 80 Youth ages 12 and above met at Berwick last Friday to a fun-filled evening of fun, food, and games. There were 3 inspirational speakers that day. Mary Evangelista spoke of all the activities that young Vinnies does and Roseanne From Christmas on the streets (COTS – Homeless not Helpless) was filled with stories of her experiences on the street with the homeless. She brightened everyone with the awareness of how simple it is to touch someone’s heart. Justin Delaney spoke of his time helping the people of Guatemala instead of following his friends to schoolies, and what can be gained by helping others. The youth who attended the evening, not only had fun but went with good seeds planted in their hearts.

RCIA  WORKSHOP:

Our Diocesan RCIA coordinator  Rita Elswyk will be conducting a workshop for the RCIA teams of our parishes, on the  15th of June from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm in our parish. The process, the stages and the ceremonies will be outlined. There will be practical resources provided and plenty of time for questions.   If you are interested in joining our RCIA team, please contact Siji through the Parish office.

PARISH COUNCIL:

Our next parish council will be on the 4th of June at 7:30 pm in the parish library. If there are any topics that you would like to be discussed at the council please contact the parish office.

CELEBRATING WITH JOY:

The Archbishop’s office for Evangelisation,  Melbourne is conducting a  Combined Liturgical Ministry formation day with workshops on Ministry of Communion to the Sick, The Reader of God’s Word and Ministry of Welcome & Hospitality, on the 19th June, 12-30 to 6:00 pm at St Andrews Parish, Clayton South. A poster for the same is up on our parish bulletin board in the foyer.

PENTECOSTAL SUNDAY INTERNATIONAL FOOD DAY:

One more week to go for International Food Day. Our parish will be celebrating Pentecost with a spirit-filled International Food Day, similar to last two year’s on June 9th after the 10:30 am mass. The coordinators this year are Neil Woods and Jane Estrada who are looking forward to speaking to you. Please put your name down in the sheet provided in the Foyer along with the country you would like to represent and we will get in touch with you.

ST PATRICK’S PLAYGROUP

 has sessions running Monday – Thursday. If you’re interested, come along and see… For further information contact Christine on 0438364881

 

TIME

READERS

MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST

6pm

J Samymuthu

T Ridgeway

T & N Andrews M Burhop Volunteer

S Dominic

9am

M McCowan

C McCowan

P Maxfield G Prestt  B Barker

P Fernando  G Thompson

10.30

A Raos

J Dejong

A Parma, A Sanderson , T. Reimert, C.Martin, P.Setu M VanDiemen

D SweeFan

NEXT WEEK

READERS

MINISTERS OF

THE EUCHARIST

6 pm

A Tanner

A Rajesh

J Parsons T Ridgeway V Ukkru

T Reimert J Ruys

9 am

C Fernando

P Fernando

M Dineen H & R Francis J White

N Boloski

10.30

M Byers

J Esytrada

UTiberi A Vanday M WSeliwatte

C Faamausili  A Stowers

    

 

NEW ROSTERS:

The new rosters are due soon. If you have any changes to your availability please contact Parish Office.

WELCOME TABLE:

02/6 6 pm J Ruys 9 am B Hinds        10.30 I, Merrigan

09/6 6 pm M Vandiemen 9 am AJ Estrada  10.30am H O’Flynn

 CHURCH CLEANING:     

7/6  G Dias  14/6 A & R Jayawardena

 

CHILDREN’S LITURGY:

02/6  T Ridgeway &* Volunteer Please

9/6     D Velten & K Symons

 

ROSARY STATUE: 

2/6 Q  Perera   8/6 A & C Poonweera

 FINANCE MATTERS:

Last week:   PG  $1512.00  Loose  $  805.60   House  $647.35

This week:   PG  $1438.00  Loose  $1194.20   House  $994.20

 

“Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.”  – 1 John 4:15

How strong is your faith? When you have an opportunity to either defend or clarify a question about our Catholic faith, do you do it? Or, do you remain silent so that others don’t think you are weird? Pray for the courage to be strong in all circumstances and to share your witness with others.

 

 

26th May 2019. 6th Sunday after Easter

We remember those who have died recently including George Hilder and those anniversaries occur about this time including  Victor Nicolas Jamero, Klara Babic, Mile and Anka Kruljac

We pray for those who are sick including Brian John Ramsdale,  David Lively, Clyde Dias, Michael Bakker  Philomena Molloy, Elizabeth Ware, David Gudgeon  and Lyn Hardidge

BAPTISMS:

Receive the light of Christ. Parents and Godparents this light is entrusted to you to keep burning brightly” (Rite of Baptism). Next Baptism Preparation is  Sunday, June 2nd  at  2.45pm.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION:

This week and in the weeks to come we will have about 80 children receiving their First Holy communion from our parish. Let us all pray for them and their families for a great spiritual journey ahead.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL:

The Pakenham Conference of St Vincent de Paul will be celebrating their 50th Anniversary at the 10.30 mass on Sunday 2nd June. A welcome is extended to past members, associates and their families Light lunch to follow. RSVP would be appreciated to ksymons54@bigpond.com

FROM THE SAFETY OFFICER:

Bishop Patrick O’Regan has advised that he has engaged the services of CatholicCare to conduct a series of training sessions across the Diocese on “Building a Child Safe Environment “.  Our scheduled session will be on the night of Wednesday 17th July.  All parishioners will be welcome especially those with a Working With Children Check.  Further details will follow.  Please save the date

PENTECOSTAL SUNDAY INTERNATIONAL FOOD DAY:

Two more weeks to go for International Food Day. Our parish will be celebrating Pentecost with a spirit-filled International Food Day, similar to last two year’s on June 9th after the 10:30 am mass. The coordinators this year are Neil Woods and Jane Estrada who are looking forward to speaking to you. Please put your name down in the sheet provided in the Foyer along with the country you would like to represent and we will get in touch with you. Please start getting your national costumes ready for the day. 

PATRICK’S LUNCHEON GROUP:

Last month we had a lovely lunch in Beaconsfield. Our June lunch will be at Pakenham Inn 106-108 Princes Highway, (next to KFC) on June 54th at 12. If you haven’t joined us before you are very welcome to come along and join us. Please contact Kathy 0418679616 or ksymons54@bigpond.com

PADDY’S KITCHEN:

 Dinners are held on the 1st and 3rd Sundays each month.  If you wish to join our volunteer list or prepare a dessert please contact the particular leader.  Next Session: 2nd June contact Herbie on 0419 223 631; then 16th June contact Tresa Andrews at St Patrick’s Primary School and 7th July contact Sue Hilder on 0409 202 903. Thank you in advance.

SPEAKING ENGLISH:

Conversational English classes at Catholic Care will be held every Friday during the school term from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at 1 Rogers Street, Pakenham. Retired teachers and experienced volunteers are running the course. No fee. For enquiries please contact 1800 522 076.

ST PATRICK’S PLAYGROUP

 has sessions running Monday – Thursday. If you’re interested, come along and see… For further information contact Christine on 0438364881

MASS FOR YOU AT HOME:

There are many people in our parishes who are unable to attend Mass because of illness, or on some occasions because of a lack of priests. Network 10 offers a weekly Mass service that many people have found helpful in nourishing their spiritual life if they can’t join with the parish community. Let your local nursing homes or housebound friends know about this service. Here is the link: www.tenplay.com.au/ channel-ten/mass-for-you-at-home

The Church is a home with open doors: Pope :

Published: 07 May 2019 , Cathnews

Pope Francis with refugees in Sofia, Bulgaria, yesterday (CNS/Paul Haring)

Driving home his defence of migrants and refugees, Pope Francis told Bulgarian Catholics yesterday that the Church must always be a supportive community whose doors are open to all, especially those who are far away from home. Source: Crux.

On his last day in Bulgaria, Pope Francis referred to the Church as a mother who “experiences and makes her children’s problems her own” and who doesn’t offer “ready-made answers,” but who instead seeks reconciliation.

As a family and a community that takes on “the knotty problems of life, which are often like balls of tangled wool,” the Church, before untangling them, “has to make them its own, taking them into its hands and loving them,” he said.

The Church, he said, is “a family among families, open to bearing witness in today’s world, as our sister told us, open to faith, hope and love for the Lord and for those whom he has a preferential love. A home with open doors.”

Recalling his visit to a refugee centre earlier in the day, Francis said he met refugees and asylum seekers “from various countries looking for a better place to live than the one they left”.

Francis noted how he also met volunteers from the papal charity Caritas, who insisted that the core of the centre’s work “is the recognition that every person is a child of God, regardless of ethnicity or religious confession.”

“In order to love someone, there is no need to ask for a curriculum vitae; love precedes, it takes the first step. Because it is gratuitous,” he said, adding that the volunteers knew how to look at people without prejudice.

“Seeing with the eyes of faith is a summons not to spend your life pinning labels, classifying those who are worthy of love and those who are not, but trying to create conditions in which every person can feel loved, especially those who feel forgotten by God because they are forgotten by their brothers and sisters,” he said.

Francis spoke to members of the Catholic community in Rakovsky gathered inside St Michael the Archangel parish on his last day in Bulgaria before heading to Macedonia today. Earlier, he visited a refugee centre on the outskirts of Sofia and gave First Communion to some 245 children and held an interfaith prayer meeting last night.

MAJESTIC INDIA TOUR:

 Enjoy a tour around this iridescent country that is filled with diversity of colours, landscapes, cultures, religions, festivals and food. Explore India’s beauty and it’s unique experiences in this  17 day journey lead by Fr. Ralph Besterwitch that features Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Goa, Mysore, Alleppey. Experience elephant ride, Fishing, Classical Indian performances, Organic Farm visits,  1 Night on the Houseboat and more for an all-inclusive price of $5190. The group departs on 2nd November 2019. The fare includes Return Economy Airfares + Local Transfers in Deluxe coaches + Stay in Premium Hotels + All Breakfast & Dinners + Catholic Priest + English speaking professional guides + Entrances as per itinerary and more. For inquiries & bookings call 03 8839 6615 or 1300721561 or email us  info@magiholidays.com.au

MOTHERS PRAYERS:

A few weeks ago we advertised the following in the bulletin and would like to hear from you of your interest in Mothers prayers.  

 I came across some material about the mothers’ Prayers organization recently. There was an MP group at one of the parishes I was in. The Mothers Prayers organization was formed to gather mothers who wished to pray together for their children and grandchildren and to find the support they needed.

Mothers Prayers was started in England in November 1995 and has spread throughout the world with contacts in over 100 countries. It has the approval; support and blessing of Christian leaders of all denominations. There are now thousands of groups around the world. Two grandmothers, Veronica and her sister- in- law Sandra, felt led by the Lord to start Mothers Prayers and to pray in a special way for their children. They felt that they should bring all the pain and the worries they had for their children to Him and to trust in His words ‘Ask and you will receive’. During these years there have been many, many wonderful answers to prayers including children coming off drugs, children returning home after being absent for many years, improvements in children’s health and relationships (in the family and at school). The mothers also have been blessed and have experienced a great peace

I would be happy to hear from anyone who thought this might be a helpful group in our parish, not just among church-go-ers but across the wider parish family. Fr Bernard.

WOOLWORTHS STICKERS FOR SCHOOLS:

  There is a box on the

table in the foyer for anyone who would like to give their stickers to our

parish schools. Thank you in advance they will provide sports and educational equipment needed. 

 

WELCOME TABLE:

26/5    6pm  M Burhop   9am G Prestt  10.30  L. O’Flynn

02/6    6pm  J Ruys        9am  B Hinds  10.30 I Merrigan

 

CHURCH CLEANING:     

31/5 C McCowan & M Burhop         

7/6  G Dias & M Wiwczaruk

 

CHILDREN’S LITURGY:

26/5 F DeBona & A Jayawardena

02/6  T Ridgeway &* Volunteer Please

 

ROSARY STATUE: 

26/5 P & J Ferry  2/6 Q  Perera

FINANCE MATTERS: 

Last week:   PG  $1432.00  Loose  $  991.90   House  $ 736.95

This week:   PG  $1512.00  Loose  $  805.60   House  $647.35

This week:  

 

 

 

 

 

TIME

READERS

MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST

6pm

A Mendis

E Fernando

H Judd M Roche W & B Vail R Ginting

9am

M O’Brien

D Rowlands

C McCowan G Thompson N Ward

P Velten P Carlin

10.30

J Estrada

A Raos

M Hobbin R Lappin C Mayer R O’Brien

I MerriganobbHobb

NEXT WEEK

READERS

MINISTERS OF

THE EUCHARIST

6pm

J Samymuthu

T Ridgeway

T & N Andrews M Burhop M Wiwczaruk

S Dominic

9am

M McCowan

C McCowan

P Maxfield G Prestt  B Barker

P Fernando  G Thompson

10.30

J Arul

A Arul

A Parma M Pauguy P Setu W Wong

P Swee Fan

    

NEW ROSTERS:

The new rosters are due soon. If you have any changes to your availability please contact Parish Office.

5th Sunday After Easter, 19th May 2019

We remember those who have died recently including  John Wouters, Nola Tabone, Maria Schwartz and those anniversaries occur about this time including  Mary  Francis

We pray for those who are sick including Brian John Ramsdale,  David Lively, Clyde Dias, Michael Bakker  Philomena Molloy, Elizabeth Ware, David Gudgeon,  George Hilder and Lyn Hardidge

 

BAPTISMS:  

This weekend we welcome  Beau Mepstead, Zayne Saniano, Aleyra Dardenne, Layla Blair, Mia Dutton, and their parents Travis and Jessica, Jessie and Marilyn, Des and Sian  Cameron and Chanel Matthew and Kassie. “Receive the light of Christ. Parents and Godparents this light is entrusted to you to keep burning brightly” (Rite of Baptism). Next Baptism Preparation is  Sunday, June 2nd  at  2.45pm.

TRINITY FAMILIES APPEAL:

Trinity Families is the Sale Diocese’s charitable fund which does magnificent work providing support for programs which aid families in need of welfare services. Over the past 15 years, it has provided a marvelous $1.5 million to assist other charities to run programs for families in need in our region.

Programs funded include family counseling services, parenting programs, suicide prevention, respite care, drug and alcohol programs, and emergency accommodation. Trinity Families could do much more if it had more financial resources and that is why we need your support for the annual appeal in our parishes.

The theme this year is “Be the reason someone smiles today.” Your generosity in supporting this annual appeal will be greatly appreciated. Envelopes are available which can be used for donations. Cheque and credit card donations can be posted back to the diocese but we ask that cash donations are placed in the envelope and returned in one of the Sunday collections. Tax-deductible receipts will be provided if you give your email or postal address.

The Trinity Families website www.trinityfamilies.org.au has details if you wish to donate by direct debit. Again, please consider giving generously to this annual appeal and hopefully we see smiles on the faces of many more struggling families within our diocese.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL:

The Pakenham Conference of St Vincent de Paul will be celebrating their 50th Anniversary at the 10.30am Mass on Sunday 2nd June. A welcome is extended to past members, associates and their families Light lunch to follow. RSVP would be appreciated to ksymons54@bigpond.com.

FROM THE SAFETY OFFICER:

Bishop Patrick O’Regan has advised that he has engaged the services of CatholicCare to conduct a series of training sessions across the Diocese on “Building a Child Safe Environment “.  Our scheduled session will be on the night of Wednesday 17th July.  All parishioners will be welcome especially those with a Working With Children Check.  Further details will follow.  Please save the date

L.A.M.P

“Live Justly, Love Tenderly, Walk Humbly” Micah 6:8.  Our next LAMP event will be held at St Michael’s Berwick. There will be talks from young people making a difference in our community and the world as a whole, as well as games, fun, reflection, and worship.

Dinner will be provided and we will close with Mass.

Come along and be inspired to make a difference in our world.

Registration is free but we ask that you bring along donations for those in need in our community.

Go to www.thelampyouth.com<http://www.thelampyouth.com>

PENTECOSTAL SUNDAY INTERNATIONAL FOOD DAY:

Our parish will be celebrating Pentecost with a spirit-filled International Food Day, similar to last two years. We have signups from Switzerland, Srilanka, India, Australia, Tibet, Philippines, Egypt, and Lebanon.  Looking forward to more signups. Mark your calendars, June 9th after the 10:30 am mass. Our coordinators, Neil Woods and Jane Estrada will get in touch with you soon. Please put your name down on the sheet provided in the foyer along with the country you would like to represent and we will get in touch with you. Please start getting your national costumes ready for the day.

Fr Bernard Buckleys surgery went well and he is on the path to recovery.  He sends his thanks for your ongoing prayers.

WE WELCOME Fr Xavier Pinto  C.Ss.R:

who is looking after our parish needs while Father Bernard is away.

THE ICON OF OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP:

Bishop Patrick O’Regan has announced a Diocesan Assembly to be held on 13-14 September. In the months leading up to the Assembly, the Diocesan community is being invited to embark on a period of prayer and preparation with a Diocesan Pilgrimage of the Icon of Our Lady of Perpetual Help (the patroness of our Diocese) and the Diocesan Plenary 2020 Candle. We are hosting the Icon this week.

The parish celebrations on Wednesday will also include the blessing of medals and rosaries that parishioners are encouraged to bring. All parishioners are encouraged to attend these rosaries and celebrations.    

Saturday

9:30 am

Rosary, Adoration, and Benediction

 

5:30 pm

Rosary

Sunday

4:30 pm

Rosary

Monday

9:00 am

Communion service and Rosary

 

7:00 pm

Rosary in Singhalese

Tuesday

2:30 pm

Celebration at Shanagolden

Wednesday

2:15 pm

St Pats school celebration  

 

7:30 pm

Parish Celebration for the Icon.

Thursday

9:00 am

Will leave to Clare’s

 

WOOLWORTHS STICKERS FOR SCHOOLS

There is a box on the

table in the foyer for anyone who would like to give their stickers to our

parish schools. Thank you in advance they will provide sports and educational equipment needed. 

SACRAMENTAL DATES FOR 2019:

Please see our website for information.

PADDY’S KITCHEN INVITATION:

The next Paddy’s Kitchen dinner is on this Sunday, May 19th  If you are able to volunteer to help for a few hours please call Herbie on 0419 223 631. If you can help with a dessert for any of our meals please fill in the sheet in the foyer. Thank you in advance

MAJESTIC INDIA TOUR:

Enjoy a tour around this iridescent country that is filled with diversity of colours, landscapes, cultures, religions, festivals and food. Explore India’s beauty and it’s unique experiences in this  17 day journey lead by Fr. Ralph Besterwitch that features Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Goa, Mysore, Alleppey. Experience elephant ride, Fishing, Classical Indian performances, Organic Farm visits,  1 Night on the Houseboat and more for an all-inclusive price of $5190. The group departs on 2nd November 2019. The fare includes Return Economy Airfares + Local Transfers in Deluxe coaches + Stay in Premium Hotels + All Breakfast & Dinners + Catholic Priest + English speaking professional guides + Entrances as per itinerary and more. For inquiries & bookings call 03 8839 6615 or 1300721561 or email us  info@magiholidays.com.au

FIRST HOLY COMMUNIONS:

Our parish will be celebrating  First holy communion for about  80 children this year over three weekends during the 6:00 pm and the 10:30 am mass. Please pray for the children and their families who have been on a journey of preparation to receive Christ in the Eucharist for the first time.

HELP PALMS ACHIEVE A WORLD FREE OF POVERTY

Share your skills with a community organisation in Asia or the Pacific to contribute to sustainable solutions to poverty. Our community partners have requested teachers, nurses, tradies and more to work alongside a local counterpart in 2020.
We welcome all those who envision volunteering their skills overseas in the next few years to join our next training course, starting in Sydney on July 6th. 

Visit palms.org.au  or call Palms now on 02 9560 5333 for more details

 

SPEAKING ENGLISH:

Conversational English classes at Catholic Care will be held every Friday during the school term from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at 1 Rogers Street, Pakenham. Retired teachers and experienced volunteers are running the course. No fee. For enquiries please contact 1800 522 076.

 

ST PATRICK’S PLAYGROUP

returned on  Monday 29th April, with sessions running Monday – Thursday. If you’re interested, come along and see. For further information contact Christine on 0438364881

 

MASS FOR YOU AT HOME:

There are many people in our parishes who are unable to attend Mass because of illness, or on some occasions because of a lack of priests. Network 10 offers a weekly Mass service that many people have found helpful in nourishing their spiritual life if they can’t join with the parish community. Let your local nursing homes or housebound friends know about this service. Here is the link: www.tenplay.com.au/ channel-ten/mass-for-you-at-home.

 

WELCOME  TABLE:

19/5  6:00 pmK Symons  9:00 am A Jayawardena  10.30 am  J Pauguy

26/5    6:00 pm  M Burhop   9:00 am G Prestt  10.30 am  L. O’Flynn

 

CHURCH CLEANING:     

24/5 M Weliwatte and R Dias

31/5 C McCowan & M Burhop          

 

CHILDREN’S LITURGY:

19/5 N Boloski L Roberts & C Smith

26/5 F DeBona & A Jayawardena

 

 ROSARY STATUE: 

19/5 L & R Fortinez      26/5 P & J Ferry

 

FINANCE MATTERS

Last week:   PG  $1896.00  Loose  $  874.50  House  $  826.05

This week:   PG  $1432.00  Loose  $  991.90   House  $ 736.95

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


READERS

MINISTERS OFTHE EUCHARIST

6:00 pm

T Andrews

J Parsons

P Pereria L Garvey M Vandiemen

F & T O’Gorman

9:00 am

H Francis

G Thompson

R & A Jayawardena C Martin M O’Brien

P Fernando

10.30 am

J Obsioma

L O’Flynn

D & J Estrada R Lappin B Kollaris

J Mozina

NEXT WEEK

READERS

MINISTERS OF

THE EUCHARIST

6:00 pm

A Mendis

E Fernando

H Judd M Roche W & B Vail R Ginting

9:00 am

M O’Brien

D Rowlands

C McCowan G Thompson N Ward

P Velten P Carlin

10.30 am

J Estrada

A Raos

M Hobbin R Lappin C Mayer R O’Brien

I MerriganobbHobb

PENTECOSTAL SUNDAY INTERNATIONAL FOOD DAY

Our parish will be celebrating Pentecost with a spirit-filled International Food Day, similar to last two year’s on June 9th after the 10:30 am mass. The coordinators this year are Neil Woods and Jane Estrada who are looking forward to speaking to you. Please put your name down in the sheet provided in the Foyer along with the country you would like to represent and we will get in touch with you. Please start getting your national costumes ready for the day. 

Some memories from last year

The LAMP

“Live Justly, Love Tenderly, Walk Humbly” Micah 6:8

Our next LAMP event will be held at St Michael’s Berwick.

Come along and be inspired to make a difference in our world.

There will be games, fun, reflection and worship. Dinner will be provided

Registration is free but we ask that you bring along donations for those in need in our community.

Go to www.thelampyouth.com

THE ICON OF OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP

Bishop Patrick O’Regan has announced a Diocesan Assembly to be held on 13-14 September at Marist-Sion College Warragul. During the Plenary Council 2020 Listening and Dialogue process, several common topics have emerged. It has become evident that many of the suggestions which have been made can be initiated and implemented at a local Diocesan level.

 The Diocesan Assembly, while part of the overall Plenary journey, is of vital importance as it will provide us with the opportunity to together discern and discuss what it is that we can do here and now for our local Church in the Diocese of Sale. 

In the months leading up to the Assembly, the Diocesan community is being invited to embark on a period of prayer and preparation with a Diocesan Pilgrimage of the Icon of our Lady of Perpetual Help (the patroness of our Diocese) and the Diocesan Plenary 2020 Candle. Each parish will host the Icon and Candle for one week with the opportunity to receive and bless the Icon at weekend Masses and have it displayed for prayer during the week

Parish Plans during the week. 

The Icon is visiting our parish next week and will be welcomed by the adoration group with Rosary and Benediction of the  Blessed Sacrament.  There will also be Rosary at 5:30 pm before the 6:00 pm vigil mass on Saturday and at 4:30 pm on Sunday. There will be two Rosaries on Monday, one after the 9:30 am communion service and at 7:30 pm in Singhalese  The icon will leave for Shanagolden on Tuesday, after mass then returning to our parish on Wednesday, when St Patrick’s School will conduct a prayer service at 2:15 pm. There will be a special St Patrick’s parish celebration on Wednesday 22nd May at 7:30 pm with a liturgy prepared for the evening. It will also include a blessing of medals and rosaries which the parishioners are encouraged to bring.  The icon will leave for St Claire’s and then onto St Francis Xavier on Thursday before being taken to St Michael’s Parish in Berwick.

Parishioners are encouraged to form groups and opt for sessions to pray the rosary in front of the icon, for which a sign in sheet is available at the church Foyer.

Saturday

9:30 am

Rosary, Adoration and Benediction

 

5:30pm

Rosary

Sunday

4:30 pm

Rosary

Monday

9:00am

Communion service and Rosary

 

7:00pm

Rosary in Singhalese

Tuesday

2:30pm

Celebration at Shanagolden

Wednesday

2:15 pm

St Pats school celebration   

 

7:30 pm

Parish Celebration for the Icon.

The Video of Vicar General Fr Peter Slater talking about the history of the Icon of of our Lady of Perpetual Help. 

PENTECOSTAL SUNDAY INTERNATIONAL FOOD DAY:

Our parish will be celebrating Pentecost with a spirit filled International Food Day, similar to last two year’s on June 9th after the 10:30 am mass. The coordinators this year are Neil Woods and Jane Estrada who are looking forward to speaking to you. Please put your name down in the sheet provided in the Foyer along with the country you would like to represent and we will get in touch with you. Please start getting your national costumes ready for the day. 

 

 

12th May 2019, 4th Sunday after Easter

We remember those who have died recently including Amelita Coroza Alcantara Lopezand and those anniversaries occur about this time including  Stephen Atkins, George Fernando, James & Anne Coram, Julie Ramsdale

We pray for those who are sick including Brian John Ramsdale,  David Lively, Clyde Dias, Michael Bakker  Philomena Molloy, Elizabeth Ware, David Gudgeon,  George Hilder and Lyn Hardidge

BAPTISMS:  

This weekend we welcome Zion Queja, Skyler Martens, Amelia Tonks and their parents Melvin & Ruth, Nicholas & Gwenyth, Brandon & Alyce .“Receive the light of Christ. Parents and Godparents this light is entrusted to you to keep burning brightly” (Rite of Baptism). Next Baptism Preparation is  Sunday, June 2nd  at  2.45pm.

 

WE WELCOME Fr Xavier Pinto  C.Ss.R:

who is looking after our parish needs while Father Bernard is away.

TRINITY FAMILIES APPEAL:

Trinity Families is the Sale Diocese’s charitable fund which does magnificent work providing support for programs which aid families in need of welfare services. Over the past 15 years, it has provided a marvelous $1.5 million to assist other charities to run programs for families in need in our region.

Programs funded include family counseling services, parenting programs, suicide prevention, respite care, drug and alcohol programs, and emergency accommodation. Trinity Families could do much more if it had more financial resources and that is why we need your support for the annual appeal in our parishes.

The theme this year is “Be the reason someone smiles today.” Your generosity in supporting this annual appeal will be greatly appreciated. Envelopes are available which can be used for donations. Cheque and credit card donations can be posted back to the diocese but we ask that cash donations are placed in the envelope and returned in one of the Sunday collections. Tax-deductible receipts will be provided if you give your email or postal address.

The Trinity Families website www.trinityfamilies.org.au has details if you wish to donate by direct debit. Again, please consider giving generously to this annual appeal and hopefully we see smiles on the faces of many more struggling families within our diocese.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL:

The Pakenham Conference of St Vincent de Paul will be celebrating their 50th Anniversary at the 10.30 mass on Sunday 2nd June. A welcome is extended to past members, associates and their families Light lunch to follow. RSVP would be appreciated to ksymons54@bigpond.com

WOOLWORTHS STICKERS FOR SCHOOLS:

 There is a box on the table in the foyer for anyone who would like to give their stickers to our parish schools. Thank you in advance they will provide sports and educational equipment needed. 

FROM THE SAFETY OFFICER:

Bishop Patrick O’Regan has advised that he has engaged the services of CatholicCare to conduct a series of training sessions across the Diocese on “Building a Child Safe Environment “.  Our scheduled session will be on the night of Wednesday 17th July.  All parishioners will be welcome especially those with a Working With Children Check.  Further details will follow.  Please save the date

ST CLARE’S EARLY LEARNING CENTRE:

 We would like to invite you to our Open Day Saturday 18th May, 10 am till 12 pm.  Please note we are accepting  3 year old and 4 year old kinder enrolments now for 2020. Please feel free to contact the centre on 59406777 for more information

PROJECT COMPASSION:

If anyone still has their Project Compassion boxes or donations at home could they please return them ASAP, as we are sending them off to Caritas for distribution. Many thanks for all your kind donations.

A PRAYER FOR MOTHERS ON MOTHER’S DAY

All-loving God,

we give you thanks and praise for mothers young and old.

We pray for young mothers, who give life and count toes

and tend to our every need;

May they be blessed with patience and tenderness

to care for their families and themselves with great joy.

We pray for our own mothers who have nurtured and cared for us;

May they continue to guide us in strong and gentle ways.

We remember mothers who are separated from their children

because of war, poverty or conflict;

May they feel the loving embrace of our God who wipes every tear away.

We pray for women who are not mothers but still love and shape us

with motherly care and compassion.

We remember mothers, grandmothers and great-grandmothers

who are no longer with us but who live forever in our memory

and nourish us still with their love.

Amen.

A very happy Mother’s Day to all the mums!

SACRAMENTAL DATES FOR 2019:

Please see our website for information.

PADDY’S KITCHEN INVITATION:

The next Paddy’s Kitchen dinner is on May 19th  If you are able to volunteer to help for a few hours please call Herbie on 0419 223 631. If you can help with a dessert for any of our meals please fill in the sheet in the foyer. Thank you in advance

PENTECOSTAL SUNDAY INTERNATIONAL FOOD DAY:

Our parish will be celebrating Pentecost with a spirit-filled International Food Day, similar to last two year’s on June 9th after the 10:30 am mass. The coordinators this year are Neil Woods and Jane Estrada who are looking forward to speaking to you. Please put your name down in the sheet provided in the Foyer along with the country you would like to represent and we will get in touch with you. Please start getting your national costumes ready for the day. 

THE ICON OF OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP:

The patroness of our Diocese and the Diocesan Plenary 2020 candle, is on a pilgrimage to all the parishes in our dioceses. The icon will arrive at our parish on Saturday the 18th of May, at 9:30 am. The adoration group has organised to welcome the icon with rosary and Benediction of the  Blessed Sacrament. There will also be Rosary at 5:15 pm before the 6:00 pm vigil mass on Saturday and after the 9:30 am communion service on Monday.  The icon will leave to Shanagolden on Tuesday, after mass to return to our parish on Wednesday, when St Patricks School will conduct a prayer service at 2:15 pm.

There will be a special St Patricks parish celebration on Wednesday 22nd May at 7:30 pm with a liturgy prepared for the day. It will also include the blessing of medals and rosaries which the parishioners are encouraged to bring.  The icon will leave to St Claire’s and then to St Francis Xavier on Thursday before being taken to St Michaels Parish in Berwick.

Parishioners are encouraged to form groups and opt for sessions to pray the rosary in front of the icon, for which a sign in sheet is available at the church Foyer.

THE PARISH LITURGY COMMITTEE:

Met on Thursday which was attended by, Fr Xavier Pinto CSsR, Liz Merrigan, Irene Schlitz, Marianne Dineen, Katrina Venn, Mei Sang, Auxilla Johnson, Maria Nathan, and Siji Dominic. Holy Week and Easter ceremonies were reviewed. Plans were put in place regarding the liturgy for our parish celebration for the visiting Icon of our lady of Perpetual Help. The First Holy Communion masses were also discussed along with St Vincent De Paul 50th anniversary celebration and the Pentecostal Sunday International food lunch.

SPEAKING ENGLISH:

Conversational English classes at Catholic Care will be held every Friday during the school term from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at 1 Rogers Street, Pakenham. Retired teachers and experienced volunteers are running the course. No fee. For inquiries please contact 1800 522 076.

MASS FOR YOU AT HOME:

There are many people in our parishes who are unable to attend Mass because of illness, or on some occasions because of a lack of priests. Network 10 offers a weekly Mass service that many people have found helpful in nourishing their spiritual life if they can’t join with the parish community. Let your local nursing homes or housebound friends know about this service. Here is the link: www.tenplay.com.au/ channel-ten/mass-for-you-at-home.

ST PATRICK’S PLAYGROUP:

Returned on  Monday 29th April, with sessions running Monday – Thursday. If you’re interested, come along and see… For further information contact Christine on 0438364881

WELCOME  TABLE:

12/5 6 pm M Vandiemen 9 am AJ Estrada  10.30  H O’Flynn

19/5 6 pm K Symons 9 am A Jayawardena  10.30  J Pauguy

CHURCH CLEANING:     

17/5 P Bare and C Faamausili

24/5 M Weliwatte and R Dias

CHILDREN’S LITURGY:

12/5 D Velten &  K Symons

19/5 N Boloski L Roberts & C Smith

ROSARY STATUE:  

12/5 N Norico  19/5 L & R Fortinez

FINANCE MATTERS: 

Last week:    PG  $1434.00  Loose  $  807.00  House  $  678.35

This week:    PG  $1896.00  Loose  $  874.50  House  $  826.05

 

 

 

READERS

MINISTERS OFTHE EUCHARIST

6pm

C George

T Ridgeway

J Rodda G Wright H Pereira K Symons

S Dominic

9am

C McCowan

M McCowan

M Dineen H & R Francis J White S Leo

10.30

A Arul

R Lappin

U Tiberi A Vanday M Welliwatte

A Stowers C Faamausili

NEXT WEEK

READERS

MINISTERS OF

THE EUCHARIST

6pm

T Andrews

J Parsons

P Pereria L Garvey M Vandiemen

F & T O’Gorman

9am

H Francis

G Thompson

R & A Jayawardena C Martin M O’Brien

P Fernando

10.30

J Obsioma

L O’Flynn

D & J Estrada R Lappin B Kollaris

J Mozina