SALE DIOCESAN ASSEMBLY

‘Sharing our Story – Celebrating our Faith –  Shaping our Future’

How can you join in the discussion for our Diocesan Assembly?

 You are invited to join in a parish discussion on the Diocesan Assembly Themes (Saturday 7th Sept at 10:30 am  and Tuesday 10th Sept at 7:00 pm)  and share your thoughts. You might also wish to discuss in small groups. The discussion kit is available from your parish office or you can download it from the Diocesan website https://www.cdsale.org.au/news/

You may also send in your own personal submission online https://www.cdsale.org.au/news/

Conversation Topics 3 & 4

  1. Families and Vocation (raising disciples in our families, so that they can go out into the world)
  • Supporting family life in all its diversity
  • Supporting married couples
  • Supporting young people/young adults
  • Vocations
  1. Liturgy and Prayer (nourishing our communities)
  • Music
  • Homilies
  • Liturgical formation for parish communities & liturgy teams
  • Liturgies, other than Sunday Eucharist
  • A variety of prayer experiences

PADDY’S KITCHEN:

Next meal and companionship is today September 1st.  Doors open 5:30 pm for a 6:00 pm meal  Please feel welcome to come and enjoy a 2-course hot meal if you are struggling in this cold weather or finding it hard to make ends meet, or maybe just in need of some company. Our team leader for this week is Jessie.  If you would like to make a much-appreciated dessert for this night could you please email Jessie on: write2jess@hotmail.com / parish office.

22nd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 1st SEPTEMBER, 2019

We remember those who have died recently including Cade Manuel  and those whose anniversaries occur about this time 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:

This weekend we welcome Luc Tahu and Christelle Masvosva and their parents Ashton and Fiona and Ignatious And Shingayi  “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,  September 1st, at  2.45pm in the library.

WE WELCOME:

Fr Robert McCulloch who will be celebrating mass this weekend. Fr Robert McCulloch belongs to the Missionary Society of St Columban. He is from Melbourne. He has worked as a missionary in Pakistan for 34 years and has received one of Pakistan’s highest decorations from the president of Pakistan for his services to health, education and inter-faith harmony. For the last eight years, he has been procurator-general of the Columban Fathers at the Vatican. He will speak to us about the work of the Catholic Church and the situation of Christians in Pakistan who hold to their faith in spite of intense religious discrimination.

FROM THE SAFEGUARDING OFFICER”:

  The week of 1st -7th  September is National Child Protection Week. The theme highlighted this year is ‘Supporting Parents’.  The metaphor used is ‘navigating waters’ where boats represent parenting, the hazards represent the unwelcome circumstances and safe harbours represent the support that we all need.  The week is an opportunity to assess how we support each other in the growth of a child safe environment”

ST VINCENT PALLOTTI SCHOLARSHIP TRUST:

The St Vincent Pallotti Scholarship Trust offers scholarships to enable lay people to further their understanding and skills in leadership/ministry or a specialised activity, such as promoting faith enhancement, social justice and pastoral care. More information and Applications Forms are available on our website http://www. pallottine.org.au/scholarships/st vincent pallotti scholarship for lay ministry.html. Closing 18/10/19

SALE DIOCESAN ASSEMBLY:

‘Sharing our Story – Celebrating our Faith –  Shaping our Future’

How can you join in the discussion for our Diocesan Assembly?

 You are invited to join in a parish discussion on the Diocesan Assembly Themes (Saturday 7th Sept at 10:30 am  and Tuesday 10th Sept at 7:00 pm)  and share your thoughts. You might also wish to discuss in small groups. The discussion kit is available from your parish office or you can download it from the Diocesan website https://www.cdsale.org.au/news/

You may also send in your own personal submission online https://www.cdsale.org.au/news/

Conversation Topics 3 & 4
  1. Families and Vocation (raising disciples in our families, so that they can go out into the world)
  • Supporting family life in all its diversity
  • Supporting married couples
  • Supporting young people/young adults
  • Vocations
  1. Liturgy and Prayer (nourishing our communities)
  • Music
  • Homilies
  • Liturgical formation for parish communities & liturgy teams
  • Liturgies, other than Sunday Eucharist
  • A variety of prayer experiences

2019 CCR CONFERENCE, ‘BE FAITHFUL TO YOUR SPIRITUAL CALLING,’ 

2 Tim 1.6      Sept 6th-8th, Marist Sion College, 165 Burke St Warragul. Speakers: Fr Francis Otobo PP Traralgon, CCR Chaplain and  Mrs Ann Brereton, Chairperson CCR Australia. All welcome.  please contact Theo via the parish office. 59417315

A Blessing Prayer for Father’s Day

by Greg Sunter

God of Kindness and Compassion,

we are your children and you are Father to us all.

We give honour and thanks to those who reflect your fatherly example:

those who are dads and grandads;

step-dads, foster dads, godfathers and fathers-in-law;

those who are coaches, leaders and mentors;

and those who are elders and wisdom-men of our communities.

We look to these men for strength of body and strength of character.

We look to them to pass on skills and pass on stories.

We look to them to protect and provide.

We look to them for care and compassion.

We look to them to be co-creators and stewards of the world.

For all those who embrace their role as father, we give thanks.

For those who struggle with being fathers, give them strength.

For those who are distanced from their children, give them comfort.

For those who have passed from this world, give them peace.

Bless these men that we call father.

Bless them in their strength and in their weakness.

Bless them in their joy and in their sorrow.

Bless them in their work and in their play.

And bless them, Father, for being fathers.

Amen.

A very happy Father’s Day to all Dads.

 SPECIAL COLLECTION: 1ST SEPTEMBER 2019 FATHERS DAY APPEAL FOR THE PRIEST’S WELFARE FOUNDATION OF THE DIOCESE OF SALE

This fund supports the priests and deacons of our dioceses in times of sickness or retirement. At present, the foundation is supporting nine priests and three deacons in retirement and is responsible for the other priests, including our overseas priests, and deacons, in times of sickness. The budgeted expenditure of the foundation for them over the next year will be about $200,000.

Envelops are available for the special collection. All donations of $2 and over are tax deductible. If you require a receipt for taxation purposes, please print your name and address clearly on the special envelope and a receipt will be issued in due course.

 SOCIAL JUSTICE SUNDAY

We celebrate Social Justice Sunday on 29 Sept. This year, the Australian Bishops’ Social Justice Statement is titled:‘Making it Real: Genuine human encounter in our digital world’. It shares Pope Francis’ challenge to us to ‘boldly become citizens of the digital world’. It points out that we are called not just to be

LIVING LAUDATO SI –PARISH FORUM

Parish leaders and interested individuals are invited to join other parishes in considering how we can all improve our care for our common home, the Earth. The Forum will assist participants and parishes respond to this summons and will also: Identify practical actions that can be taken by individuals, families and our parishes. Outline processes for initiating and maintaining parish engagement with Laudato Si’ and  Assist parishes to join with others to form a network of response to “Care for our Common Home” Venue:      St Ambrose Community Centre, 259A Sydney Rd, Brunswick. Cost:         $30.00** (includes book and light refreshments) Enquiries:  Lucia Brick, tel: 9287 5566 or e: lucia.brick@css.org.au RSVP: 11/9/19

 

ST VINNIE’S: THE PAKENHAM CONFERENCE OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY 

would like to thank all the St Patricks parishioners for their contributions to our yearly winter appeal. As usual, we are very grateful for the support you give us. This enables us to in turn to assist the  struggling families in our community.

Our conference is struggling for helpers and would appreciate hearing from anyone who has a couple of hours from 3.30 – 5.30 or so any week night. You would need to commit to one night of your choice per month to accompany the call leader to visit those who ring in for assistance. If you are interested in helping could you contact Chris on 0414 432256. Please note children cannot accompany you when on call outs.

 VINNIE’S PAKENHAM SHOP

From 1st Sept 2019 Vinnies Pakenham will operational on Sundays (10am-4pm). We are looking for volunteers on Sundays aged 16+.Contact @ 59417982 for details.

 

ENCOUNTER MYANMAR:

 Still two places left on an enlightening journey with the Executive Director of Palms Australia.  Travelling Nov 16-29.  
Enquire via email palms@palms.org.au or call 02 9560 5333.

 

 PATRICK’S FETE: 

to be held in March 2020 is asking for people to start potting up plants and if there are spare pots at home to drop them into Room D9 and leave on the verandah in preparation for the Garden Stall at the fete next year.

PARISH COUNCIL:

 The next parish council will be on 3rd Sept 2019 at 7:30 pm in the parish library. If  you have any topics that need to be discussed, please contact the parish office.

PAKENHAM LUNCHEON GROUP:

Last month a large and convivial group had a great lunch. A couple of new people joined us and more are always welcome. Our next lunch is at the Cardinia Club in Racecourse Road at 12 on Sept 4th. If you are free, come along and join the fun.

PADDY’S KITCHEN: 

Next meal and companionship is today September 1st.  Doors open 5:30 pm  for a 6:00 pm meal  Please feel welcome to come and enjoy a 2 course hot meal if you are struggling in this cold weather or finding it hard to make  ends meet, or maybe just in need of some company. Our team leader for this week is Jessie.  If you would like to make a much appreciated dessert for this night could you please email Jessie  on : write2jess@hotmail.com / parish office.

SACRAMENT OF FIRST RECONCILIATION:

is on the 30th October. Children attending Catholic schools will be prepared at school. Children attending non catholic schools who wish to receive this sacrament need to contact Siji @59417315. Preparation sessions will begin Oct 2nd For dates refer parish website.

 

CHURCH CLEANING:                      

6/9 R & A Jayawardena  13/9 R & M Hau

CHILDREN’S LITURGY:

1/9   T Ridgeway & Volunteer   8/9 D Velten & K Symons

ROSARY STATUE: 

1/9 H Pereira   8/9 S Dominic

 

TIME

READERS

MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST

6:00 pm

J Rodda

J Parsons

T Reimert  S Dominic M Burhop

G Wright  K Symons

9:00 am

A Minnus

B Wiegerink

J White C Martin K Venn G Thompson

P Fernando

10.30 am

R Lappin

R Pereira

D & J Estrada C Faamausili B Kolalris

J Mozina

NEXT WEEK

READERS

MINISTERS OF

THE EUCHARIST

6pm

A Mendis

E Fernando

H Pereira T Ridgeway V Ukkru L Patton

J Rodda

9am

M McCowan

C McCowan

M O’Brien  H& R Francis N Ward P Velten

10.30

F Fanchette

A Arul

M Hobbin R Lappin CMayer I Merrigan

R O’Brien

 

 

 

FINANCE MATTERS

22nd  Sunday in Ordinary Time

Last week:  PG  $1708.50  Loose   $1268.60  House  $672.00

This week:  PG  $1517.75  Loose   $  655.95  House  $738.05

“But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind.14And you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you, for you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.” Luke 14:13-14

 

 

 

 

 

PADDY’S KITCHEN:

:  Next meal and companionship is September 1st   Doors open 5:30 pm for a 6:00 pm meal  Please feel welcome to come and enjoy a 2 course hot meal if you are struggling in this cold weather or finding it hard to make  ends meet, or maybe just in need of some company. Our team leader for this week is Jessie.  If you would like to make a much appreciated dessert for this night could you please email Jessie  on : write2jess@hotmail.com  or inform the parish office.

PAKENHAM LUNCHEON GROUP

Last month a large and convivial group had a great lunch. A couple of new people joined us and more are always welcome. We are having lunch next month again at the Cardinia Club in Racecourse Road at 12 on Sept 4th. If you are free, come along and join the fun.

SALE DIOCESAN ASSEMBLY

‘ Sharing our Story – Celebrating our Faith –  Shaping our Future’

How can you join in the discussion for our Diocesan Assembly?

You are invited to join in a parish discussion on the Diocesan Assembly Themes and share your thoughts. You might also wish to discuss in small groups. The discussion kit is available from your parish office or you can download it from the Diocesan website https://www.cdsale.org.au/news/

You may also send in your own personal submission online https://www.cdsale.org.au/news/

Conversation Topics 1 & 2

Faith Formation & Spirituality (living out the joy of the Gospel)

Faith Formation for adults

Faith formation for children and young people

Sacramental Preparation

RCIA

Understanding Church Teaching

Prayer life

Leadership & Governance (providing leadership and structures that promote evangelisation)

National/diocesan/parish structures

Finance matters

Parish Pastoral Councils

Ongoing support, mentoring & professional development of leaders & staff

Pastoral Planning

Communication

Roles – priests, religious, laity

ASSEMBLY DETAILS: To be held at Marist -Sion College, Warragul Friday, Sept 13th (4:30-9pm) & Saturday, Sept 14th (9:00 am to 4:00 pm). A pre-Assembly Parish session will be held on Friday 23rd August at 7:30 pm.

ALL DELEGATES must be available to attend the entire 2 day Assembly. If you are interested and fully available to attend as a delegate please contact Siji @ 5941 7315.

Fr Robert McCulloch

WE WELCOME NEXT WEEKEND: Fr Robert McCulloch who will be celebrating all three-weekend masses in our parish. Fr Robert McCulloch belongs to the Missionary Society of St Columban. He is from Melbourne. He has worked as a missionary in Pakistan for 34 years and has received one of Pakistan’s highest decorations from the president of Pakistan for his services to health, education and inter-faith harmony. For the last eight years, he has been procurator-general of the Columban Fathers at the Vatican. He will speak to us about the work of the Catholic Church and the situation of Christians in Pakistan who hold to their Faith in spite of intense religious discrimination

21st SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, 25th August 2019

We remember those who have died recently  and those whose anniversaries occur about this time 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:

This weekend we welcome Levi and Nalah Senegan and their parents Charles and Kirah  “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,  September 1st, at  2.45pm in the library.

Welcome:

Today we welcome Henry Killeen, Reid Killeen and Harrison Cook into the RCIC program. They will be presented to the community of St. Patrick’s Pakenham this Sunday. Henry, Reid and Harrison are preparing to be baptised on Sunday 22nd September at the 10.30 am Mass. May God bless and help them at this special time.

WE WELCOME NEXT WEEKEND:

Fr Robert McCulloch who will be celebrating all three-weekend masses in our parish. Fr Robert McCulloch belongs to the Missionary Society of St Columban. He is from Melbourne. He has worked as a missionary in Pakistan for 34 years and has received one of Pakistan’s highest decorations from the president of Pakistan for his services to health, education and inter-faith harmony. For the last eight years, he has been procurator-general of the Columban Fathers at the Vatican. He will speak to us about the work of the Catholic Church and the situation of Christians in Pakistan who hold to their faith in spite of intense religious discrimination.

SALE DIOCESAN ASSEMBLY:

‘ Sharing our Story – Celebrating our Faith –  Shaping our Future’

How can you join in the discussion for our Diocesan Assembly?

You are invited to join in a parish discussion on the Diocesan Assembly Themes and share your thoughts. You might also wish to discuss in small groups. The discussion kit is available from your parish office or you can download it from the Diocesan website https://www.cdsale.org.au/news/

You may also send in your own personal submission online https://www.cdsale.org.au/news/

Conversation Topics 1 & 2

Faith Formation & Spirituality (living out the joy of the Gospel)

Faith Formation for adults

Faith formation for children and young people

Sacramental Preparation

RCIA

Understanding Church Teaching

Prayer life

Leadership & Governance (providing leadership and structures that promote evangelisation)

National/diocesan/parish structures

Finance matters

Parish Pastoral Councils

Ongoing support, mentoring & professional development of leaders & staff

Pastoral Planning

Communication

Roles – priests, religious, laity

ASSEMBLY DETAILS: To be held at Marist -Sion College, Warragul Friday, Sept 13th (4:30-9pm) & Saturday, Sept 14th (9:00 am to 4:00 pm). A pre-Assembly Parish session will be held on Friday 23rd August at 7:30 pm.

ALL DELEGATES must be available to attend the entire 2 day Assembly. If you are interested and fully available to attend as a delegate please contact Siji @ 5941 7315.

SOCIAL JUSTICE SUNDAY:

We celebrate Social Justice Sunday on 29 Sept. This year, the Australian Bishops’ Social Justice Statement is titled:‘Making it Real: Genuine human encounter in our digital world’. It shares Pope Francis’ challenge to us to ‘boldly become citizens of the digital world’. It points out that we are called not just to be inhabitants of this world, but active citizens shaping it.

CATHOLIC CARE:

A collection will be taken up this weekend 

ST VINNIES: THE PAKENHAM CONFERENCE OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY

would like to thank all the St Patricks parishioners for their contributions to our yearly winter appeal. As usual, we are very grateful for the support you give us. This enables us to in turn to assist the struggling families in our community.

Our conference is struggling for helpers and would appreciate hearing from anyone who has a couple of hours from 3.30 – 5.30 or so any weeknight. You would need to commit to one night of your choice per month to accompany the call leader to visit those who ring in for assistance. If you are interested in helping could you contact Chris on 0414 432256. Please note children cannot accompany you when on call outs.

VINNIES PAKENHAM SHOP:

Starting on 1st Sept 2019 Vinnies Pakenham will operational on Sundays (10am-4pm). This is an exciting time for us! We are looking for volunteers on Sundays aged from 16+. Please contact the shop on 59417982 for more details.

PAKENHAM LUNCHEON GROUP:

 Last month a large and convivial group had a great lunch. A couple of new people joined us and more are always welcome. We are having lunch next month again at the Cardinia Club in Racecourse Road at 12 on Sept 4th. If you are free, come along and join the fun.

2019 CCR CONFERENCE, ‘BE FAITHFUL TO YOUR SPIRITUAL CALLING,’  2 Tim 1.6   

 Sept 6th-8th, Marist Sion College, 165 Burke St Warragul. Speakers: Fr Francis Otobo PP Traralgon, CCR Chaplain and  Mrs Ann Brereton, Chairperson CCR Australia. All welcome.  please contact Theo via the parish office. 59417315

PADDY’S KITCHEN: 

Next meal and companionship is September 1st   Doors open 5:30 pm for a 6:00 pm meal  Please feel welcome to come and enjoy a 2-course hot meal if you are struggling in this cold weather or finding it hard to make ends meet, or maybe just in need of some company. Our team leader for this week is Jessie.  If you would like to make a much-appreciated dessert for this night could you please email Jessie at write2jess@hotmail.com  or inform the parish office.

THE TIME HAS COME!

 Having catered for over 200 funerals in the past 12 years, now due to family commitments and “ageing” our co-ordinator and most volunteers are now retiring. We will need to hand this over to an outside service. It has been an honour and a pleasure to have provided this important link to our parish family and we thank all who have played a part in it. Anyone who is interested in providing this service in the future details will be available from the parish office.  

ANNUAL DIOCESEAN MIGRANT AND REFUGEE MASS:

Will be celebrated at St. Michael’s on Aug 25 at 2.00pm. The principal celebrant, Apostolic Nuncio Dr Adolfo Tito Yllana, will be joined by Bishop Patrick O’Regan and priests of the Sale Diocese. Mass will be followed by traditional foods and festivities. Please take a plate to share.

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES – ENGLISH TEACHERS, YOUTH WORKERS & YOUTH MINISTERS:

The Cagliero Project is an initiative of the Australia-Pacific Province of the Salesians of Don Bosco, providing overseas volunteer experiences for Australians who wish to work with disadvantaged young people. 

We are seeking enthusiastic volunteers for January 2020 departure. Our volunteer’s placements run for 6-12 months and are centred around working with young people in educational settings. We have multiple volunteers opportunities throughout Cambodia, Samoa, Timor Leste 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. Our aim is not to ‘help’ but to walk in solidarity with young people and for volunteer and host to have a mutual learning experience. We are also present in host communities to be role models – people that young people can aspire to be.

For more information, or to send us an inquiry, follow this link: http://cagliero.org.au/applications. close October 15, 2019

Contact: Lauren Hichaaba, Director of the Cagliero Project

Email: lhichaaba@salesians.org.au

GALATIONS -SET FREE TO LIVE AN 8 WEEK BIBLE STUDY COURSE 

At Saint Michael’s 121-125 High Street Berwick,  Monday, August 26 at 12 midday in the Parish Support Centre 

The course consists of questions/answers, group discussion followed by DVD presentation by Jeff CavinsMaterial costs for (folder $37) Sign up sheet in the church foyer or turn up on Monday Parish phone number 9707 1355

 

VOCATIONS DAY- WHERE IS GOD CALLING YOU? 

Come and See, where God may be calling you to serve! You may be drawn to ministries available in your parish or a vocation of service as a catechist, missionary, priest or religious. Be inspired by this day of guest speakers, including Fr Michael Willemsen, Fr Robin Koning SJ & Sr Rachel McLoughlin IBVM to be held at St Agatha’s Primary School Hall on Saturday 21st September, beginning with Mass in the Church at 9.30am. Sausage Sizzle and Refreshments will be available by donation and the day will conclude at 4pm.   For bookings go to https://www.trybooking.com/BECJR or contact 5996 1985

ALIGHT FAMILY FIESTA:

At a time when living Christian family life can feel like swimming against the tide, Alight is an event that will strengthen everyone – especially parents – to be renewed in their mission. Fr Leo Patalinghug, a priest and chef, will serve up a creative presentation of faith and food that will have the whole family wanting more. Rides, food and live music will help to make this a joyful celebration for the whole family! To register or for more info, look for the Alight flyers in your parish or visit www.cam.org.au/alight19

Early Bird ends August 31.

Catholic Development Fund have made a subsidy available to families who would struggle to pay the full registration.  To apply for a subsidy, go to www.cam.org.au/alight19 and click on the “Subsidy” tab at the top. 

Saturday 21 September @ St Bede’s College Mentone

CHURCH CLEANING:                      

30/8 G Dias & C Faamausili  6/9 R & A Jayawardena

CHILDREN’S LITURGY:

25/8 A  Jayawardena & F DeBona   1/9   T Ridgeway & Volunteer

ROSARY STATUE: 

25/8 R Pereira   1/9 H Pereira

FINANCE MATTERS: 

21st  Sunday in Ordinary Time

Last week:  PG  $1587.00  Loose   $907.95    House  $466.20

This week:  PG  $1708.50  Loose   $1268.60  House  $172.00

 

TIME

READERS

MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST

6:00 pm

A Rajesh

A Ross

T & N Andrews H Judd M Roche  R Joseph

9:00 am

C Fernando

P Fernando

D Rowlands M Dineen R & A Jayawardena J Schalks

10.30 am

M Byers

J Obsioma

U Tiberi A Vanday M Weliwatte C Faamausili A Stowers

NEXT WEEK

READERS

MINISTERS OF

THE EUCHARIST

6pm

J Rodda

J Parsons

T Reimert  S Dominic M Burhop

G Wright K Symons

9am

A Minnus

B Wiegerink

J White C Martin K Venn G Thompson

P Fernando

10.30

R Lappin

R Pereira

D & J Estrada C Faamausili B Kolalris

J Mozina