OCTOBER DEVOTION

October is traditionally referred to as the month of Our Lady of Rosary with Oct 7th being her feast day. Starting next Tuesday 1st Oct we will be having the rosary each evening at 7:00pm in the welcome room. If anyone is willing to lead an evening, we have a signup sheet in the foyer.

Paddy’s Kitchen

Next meal and companionship is Oct 6th  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 Sue  If you would like to make a much appreciated dessert please call or email Suie on 0409202903 or aussiebobcathire@bigpond.com

26th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, 29th SEPTEMBER, 2019

We remember those who have died recently and those whose anniversaries occur about this time including Vincenza Santos, Garry Twyford

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

BAPTISMS:

 This weekend we welcome Jiraiya Ieremia and his parents Christine and Jeremy “Receive the light of Christ.  Parents and Godparents this light is entrusted to you to keep burning brightly” (Rite of Baptism). Next Baptism Prep is Sunday, Oct. 6th 2:45 pm in the library.

R.C.I.C. BAPTISMS:

 We welcome Tanaya & Jasper Vella, Lincoln McDougall, Reid & Henry Killeen, Harrison Cook who were baptised last weekend and we thank Anna Raos & Marlene Scanlon who so beautifully prepared  and taught the children along their journey. 

Fr. Bruce Duncan C.Ss.R

We welcome Fr. Bruce Duncan C.Ss.R to our parish who will be broadening our understanding on our role in Social Justice. He has a doctorate in political science. He has taught at Yarra Theological Union in Box Hill in Melbourne since 1986, where he co-ordinates the program of social justice studies. He was a member of the Melbourne Catholic Commission for Justice, Development and Peace from 1994 to 2007, and worked from 1999 to 2007 as a consultant with Catholic Social Services Victoria. He is also one of the founders of Social Policy Connections.

Happy 7th Birthday SHANAGOLDEN

CHILDRENS ROSARY GROUP:

There was a lovely rosary led by our little parishioners and their parents in front of the statue of our Lady last Saturday. They meet every 3rd Saturday of the month at 5:15 pm before mass. You are most welcome to join them.

OCTOBER DEVOTION:

October is traditionally referred to as the month of Our Lady of Rosary with Oct 7th being her feast day. Starting next Tuesday 1st Oct we will be having the rosary each evening at 7:00pm in the welcome room. If anyone is willing to lead an evening, we have a signup sheet in the foyer.

PLENARY COUNCIL 2020:

For the training session that took place at  St Michael’s in Berwick, Our parish was represented by Alfreda Vandayh, Denise Cervasio, Katrina Venn, Tresa Andrews, Rochelle Pereria, Ben Wiegerink, Damian Joseph Macatol, Sandie Downey and Siji Dominic.

There will be more training available in conducting the listening and discernment sessions for anyone interested to help out in our parish.

REGIONAL TRAINING SESSIONS

Monday 7th October 5.30-7.30 pm St Mary’s Bairnsdale

Tuesday 8 October 10.30 am-12.30 pm St Mary’s Pastoral Centre Bairnsdale

Tuesday 8 October 7.30 – 9.30 pm MacKillop Hall, St Michael’s Parish Traralgon

Tuesday 15 October 7.30 pm-9.30 pm Marian Room, St Joseph’s Parish, Warragul

Wednesday 16 October 7.00-9.00 pm St Joseph’s Primary School Hall, Wonthaggi

PARISH COUNCIL:

The next meeting of the council will be on Tuesday the 1st Oct at 7:30 pm in the parish library. All parishioners are welcome to raise matters of interest to put before the PPC.

DIOCESAN ASSEMBLY FOLLOWUP:

A small group of people met on Wednesday night the 25th who had attended the diocesan assembly and together with their ideas have come up with some ways of things that can be implemented into our parish. This will be presented to the parish council. Updates to follow.

ST PATRICK’S PRIMARY SCHOOL PAKENHAM:

Required as soon as possible: Community Liaison Officer (to assist the Sudanese Community)2 – 3 days per week. Please apply to : principal@stppakenham.catholic.edu.au giving details of abilities and experience

SACRAMENT OF FIRST RECONCILIATION:

Children attending noncatholic schools need to contact the parish office, Sessions to begin on the 9th of Oct.

Social Justice Sunday:

will be celebrated throughout the Church in Australia this Sunday. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

Earlier this month, Australia’s Catholic bishops launched a major social justice statement on digital communications, calling on all levels of society to overcome the hatred, division and exploitation that occurs online. The bishops say government, business and the broader community need to be more proactive in defending the dignity of people and all must work together to make the digital world a place of genuine human encounter.

This year’s Social Justice Statement, Making it Real: Genuine human encounter in our digital world, invites people to reflect on how the internet has changed the way they communicate, work, learn and do business – and how to contribute to a more just digital world.

Writing in the statement’s foreword, Bishop Terry Brady, the Bishop Delegate for Social Justice, said that while the digital world enabled people to be more connected than ever before, it could sadly also be a place of manipulation, exploitation and violence.

“We can choose how we behave online, and we can collectively shape the online world, building a more just and loving online neighbourhood,” Bishop Brady said.

“It is becoming increasingly clear that digital platforms require wise governance and that international cooperation is required to achieve this. The common good requires intervention rather than leaving digital platforms to govern themselves.”

The Social Justice Statement notes that Pope Francis has often spoken of the great potential for “genuine human encounter” online, but he has also warned of elements of the digital world that are harmful: information overload, social isolation, marginalisation of the vulnerable, consumerism and fake news.

“Far too often, the digital world has become a place of hatred. Digital technologies, especially social media, provide a perfect platform for a range of behaviours that are offensive to human dignity,” Bishop Brady said.

“This is our digital common home, and the principles we find in Catholic Social Teaching and the words of Pope Francis can help guide us to a more just digital space.”

Details: www.socialjustice.catholic.org.au

 

R C I A:

Parish warmly invites anyone interested in discovering more about the Catholic faith to attend our meetings on Wednesday evenings at  7.30pm beginning 9th October 2019.

BIBLE STUDY GROUPS FOR 2019:

The Evangelisation team is planning to organise Bible study groups for 2019. The following are          recommendations from the previous sessions:-

Acts: The Spread of the Kingdom, which includes 20, 50-minute video presentations.

Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother, an extraordinary 8 week study that reveals Mary’s unique role in God’s Kingdom and in our lives.

Galatians: Set Free to Live, which includes eight, 50-minute video presentations.

Sign in sheets are in the foyer, please write in your preferences. For more information call Tresa Andrews 0421931888 or email tresaandrews@gmail.com/Visit Ascension The faith formation leader- at https://ascensionpress.com/pages/bible-studies.

OCTOBER IS THE MONTH OF THE HOLY ROSARY. AID TO THE CHURCH IN NEED

(ACN) is hosting a prayer campaign on 18 October titled: “One Million Children Praying the Rosary.” The prayer initiative invites teachers, priests, parents and grandparents to pray the rosary together with children for peace and unity around the world. If you would like to participate, information and resources can be found online at: www.millionkidspraying.org.

AN OPPORTUNITY TO BUILD A LISTENING CHURCH

A talk by Fr Noel Connolly  on the 17th October at 7:00 pm at Sacred Heart school hall, Morwell( Crn of Wilson Street and Commercial Road) Entry is Gold Coin Donation.RSVP by 12th October for catering purposes to: mwellcathpar@netspace.net.au.

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.

THE PAKENHAM CONFERENCE OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL:

Our conference is struggling for helpers.on our deliveries each day  If you are interested in helping could you contact Chris on 0414 432256. Please note children cannot accompany you when on call outs

 

Paddy’s Kitchen

Next meal and companionship is Oct 6th  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 Sue  If you would like to make a much appreciated dessert please call or email Suie on 0409202903 or aussiebobcathire@bigpond.com .

LAMP YOUTH FESTIVAL- FAITH GREATER THAN FEAR – ‘Don’t be afraid, Only believe’ Mark 5:36.

An exciting event for all youth aged 12-25 years!  Come along to a day filled with fun & games, music, drama, inspiring talks and testimonies, reflection and prayer!

Hosted by St Thomas the Apostle Parish, Clyde

Where: St Peter’s College, Clyde Nth Campus.  55 MacKillop Way, Clyde Nth

When: Saturday 5th October Registrations open 8.30 am and the day concludes at 4.00pm

Cost: $5 (Lunch and afternoon tea included)

Don’t miss out on this chance to celebrate and have fun with youth from all across the Diocese!

Go to  https://thelampwrsale.wixsite.com/home to register

MOTHER’S GROUP:

A lovely group of mothers continue to meet every Thursday, sharing their faith, experiences and supporting each other whilst praying together. If you would like this group to pray for your children please drop in a prayer request in the mother’s prayers box in the foyer. If you would like to form a group please contact Siji through the parish office.

 

YOUTH CHOIR:

Interested people  contact Auxilia   0405844557

CHURCH CLEANING:

4/10  T & N Andrews  11/10 K Venn & H Aurisch

CHILDREN’S LITURGY:

29/9 No childrens Liturgy   6/10 T Ridgeway & Volunteer

ROSARY STATUE,

29/9 Larni Tan  6/10 Seneta

TIME

READERS

MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST

6:00pm

A.Rajesh  A.Ross

T & F O’Gorman,  M.Roche, R. Joseph,  T.Reimert

9:00am

P. Velten  D.Rowlands

M.Dineen , J.Schalks,  J.White,  C. Martin,  G. Thompson 

10.30

A & J Arul

D & J  Estrada ,  C. Faamausili ,  B.Kollaris  J. Mozina

NEXT WEEK

READERS

MINISTERS OF

THE EUCHARIST

6:00pm

C George

J Colvin

S Dominic M Burhop G Wright K Symons

H Pereira

9:00am

P Fernando

C Fernando

M O’Brien H & R Francis C McCowan

N Ward

10.30

R Pereira

M Byers

M Hobbin R Lappin C Mayer I Merrigan

R O’Brien

 

FINANCE MATTERS26th   Sunday in Ordinary Time

Last week:  PG  $ 1516.10  Loose  $709.05  House   $784.15

This week:  PG  $1720.00   Loose  $781.45  House   $707.70

“The poor man died and was carried away by the angels to be with Abraham. The rich man also died and was buried”

Luke 16: 22

 

 

 

 

 

25th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 22nd SEPTEMBER, 2019

We remember those who have died recently including Ray Paynter  and those whose anniversaries occur about this time

We pray for those who are sick including, Leonardo Santilli, John Brian 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 Prep is Sunday, Oct. 6th 2:45 pm in the library.

SOCIAL JUSTICE WEEKEND:

Next week welcome Fr. Bruce Duncan C.Ss.R to our parish who will be broadening our understanding on our role in Social Justice. He has a doctorate in political science. He has taught at

Yarra Theological Union in Box Hill in Melbourne since 1986, where he co-ordinates the program of social justice studies. He was a member of the Melbourne Catholic Commission for Justice, Development and Peace from 1994 to 2007, and worked from 1999 to 2007 as a consultant with Catholic Social Services Victoria. He is also one of the founders of Social Policy Connections.

DIOCESAN ASSEMBLY:

Over 300 delegates attended the assembly last weekend. Our parish was  represented by Ron Carrol, Raja Ginting, Denise Cervasio, Herbie O Flynn, Katrina Venn, Tresa Andrews, Cheryl Billing Smith, Rochelle Pereria, Ben Wiegerink, Alfreda Vandayh, Gabby Velton, Ruth Luker, Jover Obsioma, Christeen Patmore, Laura Lou, Jordan Pauguy, Fabrice Pauguy, Damian Joseph Macatol , Siji Dominic, Fr Francis Jayakodi and Fr Bernard Buckley. Our Schools were represented by Helen Staindl, Annette Tanner and Phil Rebbechi.  The delegates have returned filled with information, Ideas and a direction for the future. They will be meeting soon to share their thoughts and ideas and to come up with a plan.  

PLENARY COUNCIL 2020:

After the Diocesan Assembly has ended, our Diocese will enter the next phase of our journey to the Plenary Council 2020. The Listening and Discernment stage (2019-2020) commences with training and formation for all Animators, clergy, parish, school and agency Plenary teams and for any interested person. All Animators are expected to attend training. It is highly desirable that Parish Plenary Teams, pastoral councils and school leadership teams participate. The session is for 2 hours and includes information about the 6 National Themes for Discernment, the discernment process that we’ll be using, and further information on the Plenary Council itself.

We will be modelling a Listening and Discernment session with participants. Participants will receive Plenary 2020 Resource packs.

Regional Training Sessions

Tuesday 24 September 7.30 – 9.30 pm St Michael’s Berwick

Monday 7th October 5.30-7.30 pm St Mary’s Bairnsdale

Tuesday 8 October 10.30 am-12.30 pm St Mary’s Pastoral Centre Bairnsdale

Tuesday 8 October 7.30 – 9.30 pm MacKillop Hall, St Michael’s Parish Traralgon

Tuesday 15 October 7.30 pm-9.30 pm Marian Room, St Joseph’s Parish, Warragul

Wednesday 16 October 7.00-9.00 pm St Joseph’s Primary School Hall, Wonthaggi

ST PATRICK’S PRIMARY SCHOOL PAKENHAM:

Required as soon as possible:Community Liaison Officer (to assist the Sudanese Community)2 – 3 days per week. Please apply to : principal@stppakenham.catholic.edu.au giving details of abilities and experience

JAMES ANGLICAN CHURCH:

“Around the World with Music” featuring many songs,dance, poetry & instruments from around the World  October 12th 2pm at St.James Anglican Church,41 Pakenham Rd, Pakenham.  Tickets: Family (2 adults +3 children )   Single adult $5 Finger food from around the World at Interval time.Come & enjoy a great afternoon of low cost entertainment. More info/tickets ; Matt: 041112106 Pauline; 59402292

WOMEN’S REFLECTION DAY:

Volunteers please required to organise the day planned for the 26th of October. Please contact  the parish office.

LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE IS NOT A SOLUTION TO CRIME:

Sentencing someone to life in prison without the possibility of parole is “not the solution to problems, but a problem to solve”, Pope Francis told Italian prison guards, prison chaplains and officials from the Ministry of Justice. Source: CNS.

“If you close hope in a cell, there is no future for society,” the Pope told thousands of guards, chaplains, volunteers and their family members on Saturday during an audience in St. Peter’s Square.

Among those present were two detainees who are serving life sentences, but are engaged in a formal process of recognising the gravity of their crimes, making amends as far as possible and preparing to apply for parole.

While protecting its citizens, the Pope said, every society also must seek ways to rehabilitate those who have committed crimes and find ways to help them make positive contributions to society.

Making someone pay for the “errors of the past” cannot mean “cancelling their hope for a future,” he said. In fact, everyone has “the right to hope.”

Saying he wanted to address all inmates, Pope Francis said he had one word for them: “courage.”

Have courage “because you are in God’s heart, you are precious in his eyes and, even if you feel lost and unworthy, don’t lose heart,” the Pope said. “You who are detainees are important to God who wants to accomplish marvels in you.”

Even behind bars, he said, “never let yourselves be imprisoned in the dark cell of a heart without hope; don’t give in to resignation. God is bigger than every problem and he is waiting for you in order to love you”.

“Put yourselves before the crucifix, under the gaze of Jesus, before him with simplicity and sincerity,” the Pope told prisoners. “There, with the humble courage of one who doesn’t lie to him or herself, peace will be reborn, and trust in being loved and the strength to go on will flourish.”

Source: Cathnews 17th September 2019.

BIBLE STUDY GROUPS FOR 2019:

The Evangelisation team is planning to organise Bible study groups for 2019. The following are          recommendations from the previous sessions:-

Acts: The Spread of the Kingdom, which includes 20, 50-minute video presentations.

Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother, an extraordinary 8 week study that reveals Mary’s unique role in God’s Kingdom and in our lives.

Galatians: Set Free to Live, which includes eight, 50-minute video presentations.

Sign in sheets are in the foyer, please write in your preferences. For more information call Tresa Andrews 0421931888 or email tresaandrews@gmail.com/Visit Ascension The faith formation leader- at https://ascensionpress.com/pages/bible-studies

AN OPPORTUNITY TO BUILD A LISTENING CHURCH:

A talk by Fr Noel Connolly  on the 17th October at 7:00pm at Sacred Heart school hall , Morwell( Crn of Wilson Street and Commercial Road) Entry is Gold Coin Donation.RSVP by 12th October for catering purposes to : mwellcathpar@netspace.net.au

 

RUBEN CENTRE APPEAL:

As always, St. Patrick’s Parish responded very generously to the Appeal, with just over $3,600 donated this year.

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.

AID TO THE CHURCH IN NEED: On the 18th of October Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) is inviting children worldwide to take part in the campaign “One Million Children Praying the Rosary.” For more information and for prayer resources visit,  www.millionkidspraying.org.

THE PAKENHAM CONFERENCE OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL:

Our conference is struggling for helpers.on our deliveries each day  If you are interested in helping could you contact Chris on 0414 432256. Please note children cannot accompany you when on call outs.

SACRAMENT OF FIRST RECONCILIATION:

Children attending non catholic schools need to contact Siji by 1st October  2019.

 

Next meal and companionship is Oct 6th  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 Sue  If you would like to make a much appreciated dessert please call or email Suie on 0409202903 or aussiebobcathire@bigpond.com .

LAMP YOUTH FESTIVAL- FAITH GREATER THAN FEAR – ‘Don’t be afraid, Only believe’ Mark 5:36.

An exciting event for all youth aged 12-25 years!  Come along to a day filled with fun & games, music, drama, inspiring talks and testimonies, reflection and prayer!

Hosted by St Thomas the Apostle Parish, Clyde Nth.

Where: St Peter’s College, Clyde Nth Campus.  55 MacKillop Way, Clyde Nth

When: Saturday 5th October Registrations open 8.30am and day concludes at 4.00pm

Cost: $5 (Lunch and afternoon tea included)

Don’t miss out on this chance to celebrate and have fun with youth from all across the Diocese!

Go to  https://thelampwrsale.wixsite.com/home to register

VINNIE’S PAKENHAM SHOP:

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

 

YOUTH CHOIR:

Interested people  contact Auxilia   0405844557

CHURCH CLEANING:

27/9 Menaka Mendiz and family  4/10  T & N Andrews

CHILDREN’S LITURGY:

22nd F.DeBona & A,Jayawardena

ROSARY STATUE,

22/9 T.Ridgeway

TIME

READERS

MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST

6:00pm

G.Bonigala J.Ross

T& N Andrews P Pereira S.Dominic H.Judd

9:00am

M.Scanlon

M O’Brien

G.Prestt N Boloski S.Leo R & A Jayawardena

10.30

A.Raos J.Estrada

U.Tiberi, A.Vanday, M.Welliwatte, C.Faamausili, A.Stowers

NEXT WEEK

READERS

MINISTERS OF

THE EUCHARIST

6:00pm

A. Rajesh  A.Ross

T & F O’Gorman,  M.Roche, R. Joseph,  T.Reimert

9:00am

P. Velten  D.Rowlands

M.Dineen , J.Schalks,  J.White,  C. Martin,  G. Thompson 

10.30

A & J Arul

D & J  Estrada ,  C. Faamausili ,  B.Kollaris  J. Mozina

FINANCE MATTERS24th   Sunday in Ordinary Time

Last week:  PG  $ 1647.00 Loose   $660.25  House  $740.00

This week:  PG  $ 1516.10  Loose  $709.05  House   $784.15

No slave can serve two masters; for a slave will either hate the one and love the other, or be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.” Luke 16:13

We should be using our money (‘mammon’) to alleviate the myriad hunger of the world, not to buy our way into Heaven, but so that we become the sort of person who will be able to enjoy the heavenly companionship of those who hungered.

 

 

 

 

THINK PINK CRAFT DAY

Help us fight Breast Cancer. $25 for the day includes morning tea, lunch, lucky door prizes and “make and take” from paper crafters. Bring some extra money for raffles and your craft supplies and expect to have a great day.  Saturday 21st September in St Patrick’s Parish Hall. More info contact Marie 59401196.

24th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, 15th SEPTEMBER, 2019

We remember those who have died recently including Anna Boon and those whose anniversaries occur about this time including Consorcia Coroza Mercado

We pray for those who are sick including, Brian 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 Prep is Sunday, Oct. 6th 2.45pm in the library.

RUBEN CENTRE APPEAL:

This  weekend  September  14/15th

Students from St Francis Xavier College will speak at all masses about the work we as parishioners are helping support at this centre. There will be a leaving collection at all masses and we ask for your generous support to this cause.

 

BIBLE STUDY GROUPS FOR 2019:

The Evangelisation team is planning to organise Bible study groups for 2019. The following are recommendations from the previous sessions:-

Acts: The Spread of the Kingdom, which includes 20, 50-minute video presentations.

Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother, an extraordinary 8-week study that reveals Mary’s unique role in God’s Kingdom and in our lives.

Galatians: Set Free to Live, which includes eight, 50-minute video presentations.

Sign-in sheets are in the foyer, please write in your preferences. For more information call Tresa Andrews 0421931888 or email tresaandrews@gmail.com/Visit Ascension The faith formation leader- at https://ascensionpress.com/pages/bible-studies

THINK PINK CRAFT DAY:

Help us fight Breast Cancer. $25 for the day includes morning tea, lunch, lucky door prizes and “make and take” from paper crafters. Bring some extra money for raffles and your craft supplies and expect to have a great day.  Saturday 21st September in St Patrick’s Parish Hall. More info contact Marie 59401196.

WORLD RELIGIONS: A FORCE FOR WAR OR GLOBAL PEACE?

By Dr John D’Arcy May: Religiously fuelled violence is afflicting many countries, just as important democracies are threatened by rising nationalist movements and populism. How can world religions work together to oppose the misuse of religion to justify violence? In his new book, Pluralism & Peace: The Religions in Global Civil Society, he explores how the great traditions of Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam, along with the various religious traditions in the Pacific Islands, can forge societies of mutual respect and tolerance to advance the wellbeing of everyone. Born in Melbourne, Dr May has a distinguished academic career, which includes teaching at the Catholic Ecumenical Institute at the University of Münster, and undertaking the role of Ecumenical Research Officer with the Melanesian Council of Churches in PNG. He became Director of the Irish School of Ecumenics at Trinity College Dublin, later becoming Associate Professor of Interfaith Dialogue. Come listen to him at Yarra Theological Union Study Centre on 17th September from 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm 34 Bedford St, Box Hill, Free Public Seminar, Free Parking, donations welcome

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

A RETREAT FOR WOMEN:

Coming up on the 26th of October in our parish with Maria Forde – Watch this space for more information in the coming weeks. If you could help in organizing, please contact the parish office.

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.

POPE’S APPEAL TO PRAY, REFLECT, AND ACT TO SAFEGUARD CREATION:    

   Summarised from Vatican news by By Lydia O’Kane

Pope Francis invites the faithful to pray, reflect and act to protect an endangered environment in a message released to mark the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. Taking inspiration from the Book of Genesis, Pope Francis describes God’s gaze as “resting lovingly on his creation”. But he goes on to say that, “tragically, the human response to this gift has been marked by sin, selfishness and a greedy desire to possess and exploit.” “Egoism and self-interest”, he says, “have turned creation, a place of encounter and sharing, into an arena of competition and conflict.  In this way, the environment itself is endangered”.

In his message the Pontiff points to constant pollution, the continued use of fossil fuels, intensive agricultural exploitation and deforestation, which he says, “are causing global temperatures to rise above safe levels.” The Pope also notes the increase in the intensity and frequency of extreme weather phenomena and the desertification of the soil, which, he adds, “are causing immense hardship for the most vulnerable among us.”  Pope Francis continues by saying that “melting of glaciers, scarcity of water, neglect of water basins and the considerable presence of plastic and microplastics in the oceans are equally troubling, and testify to the urgent need for interventions that can no longer be postponed.” 

In the message, the Pope urges the faithful to undertake prophetic actions.  “Many young people all over the world are making their voices heard and calling for courageous decisions”, he comments. 

Pope Francis stresses that, “we owe them real answers, not empty words, actions not illusions.” Concluding his message, the Pope mentions two major events that will take place over the coming months:  The United Nations Climate Action Summit and next month’s, Synod on the Amazon region, “Let us take up these opportunities to respond to the cry of the poor and of our earth”, he says.

Summarised from the Vatican News. For the full article go to https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2019-09/pope-s-appeal-to-pray-reflect-and-act-to-safeguard-creation.html

AID TO THE CHURCH IN NEED:

On the 18th of October Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) is inviting children worldwide to take part in the campaign “One Million Children Praying the Rosary.” For more information and for prayer resources visit,  www.millionkidspraying.org.

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 4:00pm. For bookings go to https://www.trybooking.com/BECJR or contact 5996 1985

THE PAKENHAM CONFERENCE OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL:

Our conference is struggling for helpers.on our deliveries each day  If you are interested in helping could you contact Chris on 0414 432256. Please note children cannot accompany you when on call outs.

ENCOUNTER MYANMAR:

Still two places left on an enlightening journey Travelling Nov16-29 Enquire via email palms@palms.org.au or call 029560 5333.

 

PADDY’S KITCHEN

Next meal and companionship is Sept 15th 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 Herbie   If you would like to make a much appreciated dessert please call Herbie 0419223631

UPDATING PARISH RECORDS:

If you have any change in your details, like phone number or address, pls contact parish office and update them.

LAMP YOUTH FESTIVAL- FAITH GREATER THAN FEAR

‘Don’t be afraid, Only believe’ Mark 5:36. An exciting event for all youth aged 12-25 years!  Come along to a day filled with fun & games, music, drama, inspiring talks and testimonies, reflection and prayer!

Hosted by St Thomas the Apostle Parish, Clyde Nth.

Where: St Peter’s College, Clyde Nth Campus.  55 MacKillop Way, Clyde Nth

When: Saturday 5th October Registrations open 8.30am and day concludes at 4.00pm

Cost: $5 (Lunch and afternoon tea included)

Don’t miss out on this chance to celebrate and have fun with youth from all across the Diocese!

Go to  https://thelampwrsale.wixsite.com/home to register

SACRAMENT OF FIRST RECONCILIATION:

is on the 30th October. Children attending non catholic schools need to contact Siji /visit our website. Preparation sessions will begin Oct 2nd 2019.

VINNIE’S PAKENHAM SHOP:

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

YOUTH CHOIR:

If you are interested in joining please contact Auxilia at 0405844557

CHURCH CLEANING:

20/9 W Wong M Sashanami, 27/9 Menaka Mendiz and family

CHILDREN’S LITURGY:

15th N Boloski L Roberts C Smith, 22nd F.DeBona & A,Jayawardena

ROSARY STATUE

15/9 M Welliwatte, 22/9 T.Ridgeway

 

TIME

READERS

MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST

6:00pm

T Ridgeway

L Patton

L Garvey W & B Vail R Gunting A Tanner

9:00am

G Thompson

H Francis

C McCowan P Carlin D Rowlands

P Maxfield B Barker

10.30

L O’Flynn

J Obsioma

A Parma M Pauguy P Setu W Wong

P SweeFan 

NEXT WEEK

READERS

MINISTERS OF

THE EUCHARIST

6:00pm

G.Bonigala J.Ross

T& N Andrews P Pereira S.Dominic H.Judd

9:00am

M.Scanlon M O’Brien

G.Prestt N Boloski S.Leo R & A Jayawardena

10.30

A.Raos J.Estrada

U.Tiberi, A.Vanday, M.Welliwatte, C.Faamausili, A.Stowers

 

FINANCE MATTERS

24th   Sunday in Ordinary Time

Last week:  PG  $1488.70  Loose   $795.85  House  $705.90

This week:  PG  $ 1647.00 Loose   $660.25  House  $740.00

“Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance”. Luke 15:7

And even as intimate and loving as the Good Shepherd metaphor is, Jesus is clear about our freedom to choose between life in Him and the path which draws us away. None of us is coerced into the flock. We are not God’s victims. We know and hear the voice of the one who loves us most and are drawn to him, and can make a return every time we stray.

 

 

 

BIBLE STUDY GROUPS FOR 2019:

The Evangelisation team is planning to organise Bible study groups for 2019. The following are recommendations from the previous sessions:-

  • Acts: The Spread of the Kingdom, which includes 20, 50-minute video presentations.
  • Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother, an extraordinary 8 week study that reveals Mary’s unique role in God’s Kingdom and in our lives.
  • Galatians: Set Free to Live, which includes eight, 50-minute video presentations. Sign in sheets to allow parishioners to make their choice will be available from next weekend available. (15th Sept) The most popular sessions will be available from end of October.

SALE 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 Topic 5
The Welcoming Community (a community on mission, not maintenance)
• Building a welcoming community
• Pastoral care 
• Reaching out to those on the margins (divorced and remarried, gay community, those with disabilities)
• Reaching out to those who have left the church (resting Catholics)
• Strategies for growing parishes
• Caring for those affected by the sexual abuse crisis

THINK PINK CRAFT DAY

Help us fight Breast Cancer. $25 for the day includes
morning tea, lunch, lucky door prizes and “make and take” from paper crafters.
Bring some extra money for raffles and your craft supplies and expect to have a
great day.  Saturday 21st September in St Patrick’s Parish Hall. More
info contact Marie 59401196.

23rd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, 8th SEPTEMBER, 2019

We remember those who have died recently including Cade Manuel  and those whose anniversaries occur about this time including Jim Gunton, John Joseph Reimert, Bertie Fernando and Bryan Cunninghm

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

BAPTISMS:

This weekend we welcome Isaac Elliot and his parents David and Jacqueline “Receive the light of Christ.  Parents and Godparents this light is entrusted to you to keep burning brightly” (Rite of Baptism). Next Baptism Prep is Sunday, Oct. 6th2.45pm in the library.

NOTES FROM PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL MEETING

TUESDAY 3RD SEPTEMBER 2019:

    • The message of National Child Protection Week that “kids do well when parents are supported” was discussed with examples from personal experience.
    • Parish attendance at the Diocesan Assembly (13/14 Sept) was detailed with prior training sessions on Saturday 7th and Tuesday 10th. 20 parishioners are listed to attend.
    • Many initiatives in the Parish such as Mother’s Prayers and devotion to Mother Mary have been generated by the preparations for the Assembly and Plenary Council discussions.
    • Support for White Ribbon Day later this year was applauded with plans for morning tea to raise awareness of violence against women.
    • September is Social Justice month and possibilities to highlight care for the environment by some Parish action were pursued. For example, encouraging less use of plastics, buying locally grown and growing our own produce.
    • Bible Study Group considering three alternative programmes. Sign-in sheets will allow voting with the most popular being commenced at the end of
    • The music system in the Church needs better ‘mixing’ equipment so that audio to musicians can be improved.

RUBEN CENTRE APPEAL:

 Next weekend  September  14/15th

Students from St Francis Xavier College will speak at all masses about the work we as parishioners are helping support at this centre. There will be a leaving collection at all masses and we ask for your generous support to this cause.

NEW DEACONS BRING GLOBAL FLAVOUR TO SALE DIOCESE

Bishop Patrick O’Regan ordained three men from three continents to the diaconate at St Mary’s Cathedral in Sale on Saturday. Jithin Anto, Confidence Masvosva and Paul Zaher were ordained at the same ceremony, the first time three ordinations have occurred at the one time in the Sale Diocese. The ordination was well attended with representatives travelling from parishes around the diocese and filling the main cathedral seating to capacity. There was a group of about 30 parishioners travelled together from our parish to participate in the ceremony. Full story in cathnews.com

MOTHERS PRAYERS:

Have been meeting every Thursday at 10 am for a time of praying, reflecting, sharing, singing, support understanding and happiness.  If a few of you would like to form a similar group at a time that works best for you, please contact the parish office.

THINK PINK CRAFT DAY

Help us fight Breast Cancer. $25 for the day includes morning tea, lunch, lucky door prizes and “make and take” from paper crafters. Bring some extra money for raffles and your craft supplies and expect to have a great day.  Saturday 21st September in St Patrick’s Parish Hall. More info contacts Marie 59401196.

SALE 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 Topic 5
The Welcoming Community (a community on mission, not maintenance)
• Building a welcoming community
• Pastoral care 
• Reaching out to those on the margins (divorced and remarried, the gay community, those with disabilities)
• Reaching out to those who have left the church (resting Catholics)
• Strategies for growing parishes
• Caring for those affected by the sexual abuse crisis

 

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) Enq: Lucia Brick 9287 556 or lucia.brick@css.org.au RSVP: 11/9/19

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

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 4:00pm. For bookings go to https://www.trybooking.com/BECJR or contact 5996 1985

THE PAKENHAM CONFERENCE OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL:

 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.

 VINNIE’S PAKENHAM SHOP

Vinnies Pakenham will be 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. Travelling Nov 16-29.  Enquire via email palms@palms.org.au or call 029560 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.

PADDY’S KITCHEN: 

Next meal and companionship is Sept15th 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 Herbie   If you would like to make a much-appreciated dessert please call Herbie 0419223631

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.

BIBLE STUDY GROUPS FOR 2019: 

The Evangelisation team is planning to organise Bible study groups for 2019. The following are recommendations from the previous sessions:-

      • Acts: The Spread of the Kingdom, which includes 20, 50-minute video presentations.
      • Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother, an extraordinary 8 week study that reveals Mary’s unique role in God’s Kingdom and in our lives.
      • Galatians: Set Free to Live, which includes eight, 50-minute video presentations.

Sign-in sheets to allow parishioners to make their choice will be available from next weekend available. (15th Sept)

The most popular sessions will be available from the end of October.

TIME

READERS

MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST

6:00pm

A Mendis

E Fernando

H Pereira T Ridgeway V Ukkru L Patton

J Rodda

9:00am

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

NEXT WEEK

READERS

MINISTERS OF

THE EUCHARIST

6:00pm

T Ridgeway

L Patton

L Garvey W & B Vail R Gunting A Tanner

9:00am

G Thompson

H Francis

C McCowan P Carlin D Rowlands

P Maxfield B Barker

10.30

L O’Flynn

J Obsioma

A Parma M Pauguy P Setu W Wong

P SweeFan 

CHURCH CLEANING:

13/9 R & M Hau   20/9 W Wong M Sashanami

CHILDREN’S LITURGY:

8/9 D Velten & K Symons  15th N Boloski L Roberts C Smith

ROSARY STATUE

8/9 S Dominic   15/9 M Welliwatte

 

FINANCE MATTERS

23rd  Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

This week:  PG  $1488.70  Loose   $  795.85  House  $705.90

“So, therefore, none of you can become my disciple if you do not give up all your possessions.” Luke 14:33

As Christians, we cannot have it both ways. We cannot say we are baptised into the life and death of Christ and not be prepared to sacrifice anything. If material riches come our way, with them come an even greater obligation to share with the poor. If we have talents and energy we are called to put them at the service of improving the world in any way we can.