Paddy’s Kitchen

PNext meal and companionship is February 2nd   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 or finding it hard to make ends meet, or maybe just in need of some company.  If you are able to make a dessert for this Sunday’s dinner contact the  parish office 59417315

PADDY’S KITCHEN VOLUNTEERS: Please Note there will be a meeting on Thursday 6th February at 7pm in the parish library to discuss/organise our meals and services.  Everyone welcome. 

ST. PATRICK’S LUNCHEON GROUP

Our first outing for 2020 is on February 5th at Drake Tavern, 153 Main Street, Pakenham (near the station). We had a great turn up in December it was great to catch up with everyone If you are new to the parish, you Are welcome to come and meet some of the parishioners. Contact Kathy 0418679616.

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, 26th Jan 2020

We remember those who have died recently and those whose anniversaries occur about this time including Juan Parma,  Giovanni Mamoliti, 

We pray for those who are sick including  John Seet, Max Byers, John Ramsdale, David Lively, Milan Sunil, Clyde Dias, Michael Bakker  Philomena Molloy, David Gudgeon and Lyn Hardidge.

BAPTISMS:

This weekend we welcome Nethmi Liyanaralalage,

Edith May Horobin, Mietta Esme Owen and their parents Samindra

& Indu, Heath & Sarah and Matthew and Emma  

Next Baptism Preparation is  Feb 2nd, at   2:45 pm in the parish library.

WELCOME FR.JANEESH JOSE:

St Patrick’s Parish would like to welcome you Fr Janeesh to our wonderful parish and we look forward to your leadership.

THANK YOU:

Thankyou to all our generous parishioners. We have collected $2949.40 for the victims of the recent Bushfires. This will be forwarded to the families in need.

L.A.M.P.

 The next  LAMP event “In His Image aand Likeness will be held atNarre Warren on 22nd February from 9am – 3pm. There are three age groups Junior Stream (yr7-9) Senior stream (yr10-12) and YA stream (18+). For more information please check flyer in foyer or on our website under youth.

ST. PATRICK’S LUNCHEON GROUP:

 Our first outing for 2020 is on February 5th at Drake Tavern, 153 Main Street, Pakenham (near the station). We had a great turn up in December it was great to catch up with everyone If you are new to the parish, you Are welcome to come and meet some of the parishioners. Contact Kathy 0418679616

THANK YOU TO THE FILIPINO COMMUNITY:

On behalf of St Patricks Parish, a big thank you to the Filipino Community for the wonderful day we had last week. The day turned out to be a day of fellowship, feasting and fun.

PARISH COUNCIL:

Our first Parish Council for the year would be on Tuesday 4th Feb 2020 at 7:30 pm in the parish library. Parishioners are welcome to submit agenda items for discussions through the parish office.

BECOMING A CATHOLIC:

Are you someone or do you know someone who…

  • Has expressed an interest in becoming Catholic?
  • Has a child over the age of seven who has not been baptized?
  • Was baptized Catholic as a child, but has not celebrated the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist?

We offer an opportunity to come together in a small group to learn more about our faith. Sessions focus on the teachings and experience of Church and prepare individuals to celebrate the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist during the Easter season. There are separate sessions for children. Sessions begin on Wednesday, Feb 5th at 7:30 pm in the parish welcome room.

PLENARY LISTENING AND DISCERNMENT: 

We have completed four sessions covering topics on Missionary and Evangelising, Inclusive, Participatory and Synodal, Humble healing and Merciful and Prayerful and eucharistic. In the coming weeks, we will run sessions

Tue  28th 7:00 pm:  Missionary and Evangelisation

Fri    31st 7:00 pm:  Inclusive participatory and Synodal.

Parishioners are encouraged to come and join in these sessions.  We will run morning sessions for all the six topics in the beginning of Feb.

AN ECUMENICAL LENTEN CONVERSATION:

An Invitation from Most Reverand Patrick O Regan  and The Right Reverand Dr Richard Treloar, Anglican Bishop of Gippsland to join in a lenten conversation at The Abbey, Raymond Island on Friday 21st Feb 2020 from 10:00 am till 3:30 pm. The reflections will be led by two outstanding theological scholars, The Revd. Professor Mark Lindsay, Professor of Historical Theology Trinity College theological school, and Dr Francis Baker RSM, Senior Lecturer in Moral Theology and Systematic Theology, CTC. The Abbey is an Anglican retreat and conference Centre on Raymond Island linked by ferry to the nearby township of Paynesville on the Gippsland Lakes. There is a catering Charge of $20. Please contact the parish office for more information.

2020 STRENGTH  IN  WEAKNESS CONFERENCE:

Saturday 15 February 2020, 9:00 am – 6:30 pm, 400 City Road, Southbank (Planetshakers Centre) A day of prayer and renewal for all Christians to come together and be strengthened and encouraged in their faith. Encouraged by Pope Francis’ message that we are all called to be saints, the underlying theme of the conference is to rely solely of God’s grace and strength – especially in times when your faith could be questioned and challenged. Guest speakers will include Archbishop Peter A Comensoli, Archbishop Christopher Prowse, Fr Augustine Vallooran V.C, Lenyce Willason, Fr Ken Barker MGL & Lalith Perera.

We invite everyone to this free event. If you are interested in participating, please register online. For more information & free registration visit www.strengthinweakness.com.au

ST PAT’S WOMEN’S SEWING GROUP:

Who are we? We are a sewing group that welcomes women of many   cultures to come together to make, mend and create whilst enjoying each other’s company. We meet to break down barriers and to learn from each other, we share experiences and that helps to reduce isolation and help prevent sadness and depression. We meet on Thursdays from 11 am till 3 pm during school term however we are planning to have an informal meet and greet on Thursday 23rd January for anyone interested in joining our group. Why not come along and check us out, bring your machine if you want Cheryl to check it over. We will be meeting in the Library Room of St Pat’s. Contact Mary Craven at the church on 5941 7315 or Cheryl on 0417 124 881


PADDY’S KITCHEN:

Next meal and companionship is February 2nd   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 or finding it hard to make ends meet, or maybe just in need of some company.  If you are able to make a dessert for this Sunday’s dinner contact the  parish office 59417315

PADDY’S KITCHEN VOLUNTEERS:

 

Please Note there will be a meeting on Thursday 6th February at 7pm in the parish library to discuss/orgnise our meals and services.  Everyone welcome. 

ST VINCENT DE PAUL:

A big thank you to all parishioners for their contributions to the Christmas Hampers that St Vinnies members and helpers made up for the disadvantaged in our local community. We couldn’t do it without your support, and be sure that these hampers were gratefully received.

We are also always looking for helpers on our nightly visitations to those who call in for assistance. Time required is from 3.30 – 5.30 generally, on a night of your choice once a month or so. If interested you could leave your name and number with Mary in the office, or call Joy on 0408107502

ibus leo.

JOSEPH’S TRAFALGAR CELEBRATE 90 YEARS OF CATHOLIC EDUCATION:

On Sunday 22nd March 2020 Beginning with Thanksgiving Mass In St John’s Church at 10:00 am

Followed by Open School,Social Gathering.BBQ lunch Provided

Please RSVP by Friday 13th March 2020 office@trafalgar.catholic.edu.au,56331151 or

loconnell@trafalgar.catholic.edu.au Parking available in the Parish Carpark (west of the church) Provided and at the Trafalgar Bowling Please bring any memorabilia to share

FINANCE MATTERS

 Last week   PG   $ 1626.00     Loose    $814.15     House  $825.60

This week   PG   $ 1522.00     Loose    $868.75     House  $803.65

CHURCH CLEANING: 31/1 K Venn & H Aurisch

7/2 P Bare &  A Vanday

 

ROSARY STATUE: 25/1 Q Perera 2/2 A & C Poonweera

TIME

READERS

MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST

6:00 pm

A Ross

A Rajesh

J Rodda; A Tanner; W & B Vail;

R Ginting

9:00 am

G Thompson

M Scanlon

M O’Brien; H & R Francis ; C Martin; J Wijayagunarathna

10.30 am

A Arul

R Lappin

U Tiberi A Vanday M Welliwatte

A stowers C Faamausili

NEXT WEEK

READERS

MINISTERS OFTHE EUCHARIST

6.00pm

J Colvin

C George

V Ukkru T Andrews M VanDiemen

J Parsons H Judd

9am

M Dineen

M O’Brien

J Bulgakova K Venn G Thompson

M Wiwczaruk P Carlin

10.30am

J Obsioma

L O’Flynn

D & j Estrada C Faamausili

B Kollaris J Mozina

SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME – 19TH JAN, 2020

We remember those who have died recently including Helen Boon, Fr John O’Kelly, Aart VanZuylen  and those whose anniversaries occur about this time including Anne Vandeligt

We pray for those who are sick including, John Seet, Max Byers, John Ramsdale,  David Lively, Milan Sunil, Clyde Dias, Michael Bakker  Philomena Molloy, David Gudgeon and Lyn Hardidge.

BAPTISMS:

 This weekend we welcome Gianna Solomon and her

 parents Arthur and Julia  Next Baptism Prep is  Feb 2nd, at   2:45 pm

WELCOME Fr. JANEESH JOSE:

St Patrick’s Parish would like to welcome you Fr Janeesh to our wonderful parish and we look forward to your leadership. Parishioners are invited to come to say hello and introduce yourself to Fr Janeesh in the parish hall after each mass.

VIVA PIT SENIOR STO NINO!

Welcome to all, from the Filipino community today, as we celebrate the feast of Santo Nino a feast of our special devotion to Child Jesus. bringing to our attention the mystery of childhood. We invite everyone for a morning tea and a short celebration after 10:30 am mass. 

PLENARY LISTENING AND DISCERNMENT:

We have completed four sessions covering topics on Missionary and Evangelising, Inclusive, Participatory and Synodal, Humble healing and Merciful and Prayerful and eucharistic. In the coming weeks, we will run sessions

Tue  21st 7:00 pm:  A Joyful, Hope filled and Servant community

Fri    24th 7:00 pm:  Open to Conversion, Renewal and Reform

Tue  28th 7:00 pm:  Missionary and Evangelisation

Fri    31st 7:00 pm:  Inclusive Participatory and Synodal.

Parishioners are encouraged to come and join in these sessions.  We will run morning sessions for all the six topics from the beginning of Feb.

MARY’S INTERCESSORY GROUP:

All are welcome!

We are extending a personal invitation to you from Jesus to spend a half hour or an hour with Him before the Blessed Sacrament. We started out as 2 people and have grown over the years to a beautiful bunch of parishioners, who gather to pray for our parish. We would love for you to join us whenever you can…

WHEN: Every Saturday

9.30 am to 10:00 am – Silent Adoration

10.00am to 10.30 am – We say the Rosary (along with all the saints and holy souls) to pray for our families, parish, Australia and the world… (Every second Saturday we try to have a theme for our intentions eg. Families, priests, persecution etc…)

Jesus waits for us in this sacrament of love..” (Pope John Paul II)

“The spiritual lives of our families are strengthened through our Holy Hour” (Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta) 

AN ECUMENICAL LENTEN CONVERSATION:

An Invitation from Most Reverand Patrick O Regan  and The Right Reverand Dr Richard Treloar, Anglican Bishop of Gippsland to join in a lenten conversation at The Abbey, Raymond Island on Friday 21st Feb 2020 from 10:00 am till 3:30 pm. The reflections will be led by two outstanding theological scholars, The Revd. Professor Mark Lindsay, Professor of Historical Theology Trinity College theological school, and Dr Francis Baker RSM, Senior Lecturer in Moral Theology and Systematic Theology, CTC. The Abbey is an Anglican retreat and conference Centre on Raymond Island linked by ferry to the nearby township of Paynesville on the Gippsland Lakes. There is a catering Charge of $20. Please contact the parish office for more information.

PASTORAL LETTER TO PARISH AND SCHOOL COMMUNITIES:

East Gippsland Bushfire Response

We are very aware of the immense suffering and loss which has occurred as a result of the bushfires in East Gippsland, the Eastern Mission of our Diocese, over the New Year period.

With lives, homes, livelihoods, stock and wildlife lost through this natural disaster, our hearts go out to all who are suffering.

We acknowledge the significant work of all involved in the ongoing firefight and the relief and recovery process.

The efforts of the local fire brigades have been heroic and the support by the other organisations, government and volunteer, has been enormous and somewhat unprecedented.

Our priority is supporting the East Gippsland communities directly affected and working with local authorities, particularly through Vinnies and Catholic Care, in partnership with other agencies, for the long term.

Vicar General, Rev Peter Slater visited the Bairnsdale relief centre this week. Fr Michael Willemsen, Parish Priest for the Parishes of Orbost, Lakes Entrance and Bairnsdale has been at the Bairnsdale relief centre over much of the last week, supported by his parish terms. These Parishes’ territories include seriously impacted communities such as Mallacoota, Buchan, Cann River, Sarsfield, Nowa Nowa and Omeo.

Members of these East Gippsland Parishes are heavily involved in the firefight and recovery and have assisted in many ways including welcoming the displaced into their homes.

The Dioceses of Sale Catholic Education Office (CEOSale) is working directly with School communities, through School Principals, in the affected areas to ensure supports are in place for school families who may have been impacted as they prepare to return for the new school year.

Director of Catholic Education, Maria Kirkwood, has specifically noted the need for ongoing support, beyond the initial crisis period, for families and school community members who may have been impacted. Senior staff of CEOSale are communicating directly with the Victorian Department of Education to ensure a coordinated response to Schools and school communities.  

To date, thankfully, we have not lost any parish or school buildings to the fires.

Fr.Slater noted that God’s love and care has been shown through the outpouring of support through the actions of local community members, emergency responders from across Australia, and indeed worldwide support, towards those who need assistance at this time.

Many of those impacted are visitors to the Dioceses who will return home after a traumatic experience; we pray for them as they begin an unexpected recovery journey.

Those wishing to donate money for the relief and recovery in East Gippsland are encouraged to donate to Vinnies and Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund (GERF), as these two organisations are in a position to provide timely support where it is most needed. (See Links below)

Parishes across the dioceses, not impacted by this event, are encouraged to take up a collection directed to these two charities at all weekend masses, on at least one occasion, between now and Australia Day.

We continue to pray for the safety of those continuing to fight the fires and for all those affected as they are supported through their journey of recovery.

Yours in Christ,

Rev Fr Peter Slater                            Ms Maria Kirkwood

Vicar General                                    Chief Executive Officer

Catholic Dioceses of Sale                 Dioceses of Sale

                                                          Catholic Education Office Ltd

. Vinnies Victoria Bushfire Appeal:

  https://donate.vinnies.org.au/appeals-vic/vinnies-nsw-bushfire-appeal-vic

Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund

  https://www.gerf.org.au/donate/

THERE WILL BE A LEAVING COLLECTION AFTER EACH MASS THIS WEEK

2020 STRENGTH  IN  WEAKNESS CONFERENCE:

Saturday 15 February 2020, 9:00 am – 6:30 pm, 400 City Road, Southbank (Planetshakers Centre) A day of prayer and renewal for all Christians to come together and be strengthened and encouraged in their faith. Encouraged by Pope Francis’ message that we are all called to be saints, the underlying theme of the conference is to rely solely on God’s grace and strength – especially in times when your faith could be questioned and challenged. Guest speakers will include Archbishop Peter A Comensoli, Archbishop Christopher Prowse, Fr Augustine Vallooran V.C, Lenyce Willason, Fr Ken Barker MGL & Lalith Perera.

We invite everyone to this free event. If you are interested in participating, please register online. For more information & free registration visit www.strengthinweakness.com.au

ST PAT’S WOMEN’S SEWING GROUP:

Who are we? We are a sewing group that welcomes women of many cultures to come together to make, mend and create whilst enjoying each other’s company. We meet to break down barriers and to learn from each other, we share experiences and that helps to reduce isolation and help prevent sadness and depression. We meet on Thursdays from 11 am till 3 pm during school term however we are planning to have an informal meet and greet on Thursday 23rd January for anyone interested in joining our group. Why not come along and check us out, bring your machine if you want Cheryl to check it over. We will be meeting in the Library Room of St Pat’s. Contact Mary Craven at the church on 5941 7315 or Cheryl on 0417 124 881

PADDY’S KITCHEN:

Next meal and companionship is January 19th 2020     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 or finding it hard to make ends meet, or maybe just in need of some company.  If you are able to make a dessert for this Sunday’s dinner please contact the leader Jessie Hilder on 0419838555 or email write2jess@hotmail.com

CHURCH CLEANING: 

17/1  P.Pereira & C George 24/1 R Dias, M. Weliwatte

ROSARY STATUE

19/1 Volunteer please   25/1 Q Perera

TIME

READERS

MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST

6:00 pm

J.Ross

G.Bonigala

K. Symons; H.Pereria; T.Ridgeway; J Ruys; L.Patton

9:00 am

B. Wiegerink

A. Minnus

R&A Jayawardena; J.Schalks; J.White; M.Dineen

10.30 am

J. Estrada

F. Fanchette

A. Parma; M. Pauguy; P. Setu; P. Swee Fan; M Fanchette

NEXT WEEK

READERS

MINISTERS OF

THE EUCHARIST

6.00pm

A Ross

A Rajesh

J Rodda; A Tanner; W & B Vail;

R Ginting

9am

G Thompson

M Scanlon

M O’Brien; H & R Francis ; C Martin; J Wijayagunarathna

10.30am

A Arul

R Lappin

U Tiberi A Vanday M Welliwatte

A stowers C Faamausili

    

 FINANCE MATTERS

Last week   PG   $ 1374.00     Loose    $820.85     House  $690.15

This week   PG    $1626.00     Loose    $814.15     House  $825.60

THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD 12th Jan 2020

We remember those who have died recently and those whose anniversaries occur about this time including Sean Dineen Michael Muratore, Reginald Vandenberg  

We pray for those who are sick including, John Seet, Max Byers, John Ramsdale,  David Lively, Milan Sunil, Helen Boon, Clyde Dias, Michael Bakker  Philomena Molloy, David Gudgeon and Lyn Hardidge.

BAPTISMS:

Next Baptism Prep is  Feb  2nd, 2020 at   2:45 pm

GOODBYE TO FR. FRANCIS:

 Fr Francis has been with us since August 2019. This weekend will be his last week here with us. As a thank you to father we will have a goodbye cuppa after each of the masses today in the parish hall. Please bring a plate to share.

FOR OUR CHILDREN

*BRINGING CHILDREN TO OUR MOTHER, ONE HAIL MARY AT A TIME:*

On the third Saturday of every month, Rosary prayers by the kids and Youth would be offered in St.Patricks Parish, Pakenham, near the mother Mary statue inside the church from 5:15 pm to 5:45 pm.

We all get together with our children and each family does one decade.

Kids shall lead the prayers and we would help them if they need any assistance.

The next children’s rosary would be held on Jan 18.

Note: We request parents to be present with their children for the rosary offering and not just drop the kids off and leave.

CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD: 

is when the children leave the congregation during the Liturgy of The Word to celebrate and reflect on the Sunday Gospel and readings in an age appropriate way. The children are led through prayers, readings and discussions that are adapted to their level of understanding. The children return to the congregation to celebrate The Liturgy of The Eucharist.

Attending Mass together is a part of being a Catholic Family, while Children’s Liturgy of the Word

allows children to enter the celebration more fully by catering to their needs. Parents can also assist children to engage more fully in the Sunday Gospel by looking up the weekly readings prior to attending Sunday Mass.

AN ECUMENICAL LENTEN CONVERSATION:

An Invitation from Most Reverand Patrick O Regan and The Right Reverand Dr Richard Treloar, Anglican Bishop of Gippsland to join in a lenten conversation at The Abbey, Raymond Island on Friday 21st Feb 2020 from 10:00 am till 3:30 pm. The reflections will be led by two outstanding theological scholars, The Revd. Professor Mark Lindsay, Professor of Historical Theology Trinity College theological school, and Dr Francis Baker RSM, Senior Lecturer in Moral Theology and Systematic Theology, CTC. The Abbey is an Anglican retreat and conference Centre on Raymond Island linked by ferry to the nearby township of Paynesville on the Gippsland Lakes. There is a catering Charge of $20. Please contact the parish office for more information.

ST PAT’S WOMEN’S SEWING GROUP:

Who are we?

We are a sewing group that welcomes women of many cultures to come together to make, mend and create whilst enjoying each other’s company. We meet to break down barriers and to learn from each other, we share experiences and that helps to reduce isolation and help prevent sadness and depression.

We meet on Thursdays from 11 am till 3 pm during school term however we are planning to have an informal meet and greet on Thursday 23rd January for anyone interested in joining our group.

Why not come along and check us out, bring your machine if you want Cheryl to check it over. We will be meeting in the Library Room of St Pat’s. Contact Mary Craven at the church on 5941 7315 or Cheryl on 0417 124 881

PASTORAL LETTER TO PARISH AND SCHOOL COMMUNITIES:

East Gippsland Bushfire Response

We are very aware of the immense suffering and loss which has occurred as a result of the bushfires in East Gippsland, the Eastern Mission of our Diocese, over the New Year period.

With lives, homes, livelihoods, stock and wildlife lost through this natural disaster, our hearts go out to all who are suffering.

We acknowledge the significant work of all involved in the ongoing firefight and the relief and recovery process.

The efforts of the local fires brigades have been heroic and the support by the other organisations, government and volunteer, has been enormous and somewhat unprecedented.

Our priority is supporting the East Gippsland communities directly affected and working with local authorities, particularly through Vinnies and Catholic Care, in partnership with other agencies, for the long term.

Vicar General, Rev Peter Slater visited the Bairnsdale relief centre this week. Fr Michael Willemsen, Parish Priest for the Parishes of Orbost, Lakes Entrance and Bairnsdale has been at the Bairnsdale relief centre over much of the last week, supported by his parish terms. These Parishes’ territories include seriously impacted communities such as Mallacoota, Buchan, Cann River, Sarsfield, Nowa Nowa and Omeo.

Members of these East Gippsland Parishes are heavily involved in the firefight and recovery and have assisted in many ways including welcoming the displaced into their homes.

The Dioceses of Sale Catholic Education Office (CEOSale) is working directly with School communities, through School Principals, in the affected areas to ensure supports are in place for school families who may have been impacted as they prepare to return for the new school year.

Director of Catholic Education, Maria Kirkwood, has specifically noted the need for ongoing support, beyond the initial crisis period, for families and school community members who may have been impacted. Senior staff of CEOSale are communicating directly with the Victorian Department of Education to ensure a coordinated response to Schools and school communities.  

To date, thankfully, we have not lost any parish or school buildings to the fires.

Fr.Slater noted that God’s love and care has been shown through the outpouring of support through the actions of local community members, emergency responders from across Australia, and indeed worldwide support, towards those who need assistance at this time.

Many of those impacted are visitors to the Dioceses who will return home after a traumatic experience; we pray for them as they begin an unexpected recovery journey.

Those wishing to donate money for the relief and recovery in East Gippsland are encouraged to donate to Vinnies and Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund (GERF), as these two organisations are in a position to provide timely support where it is most needed. (See Links below)

parishes across the dioceses, not impacted by this event, are encouraged to take up a collection directed to these two charities at all weekend masses, on at least one occasion, between now and Australia Day.

We continue to pray for the safety of those continuing to fight the fires and for all those affected as they are supported through their journey of recovery.

Yours in Christ,

Rev Fr Peter Slater                               Ms Maria Kirkwood

Vicar General                                        Chief Executive Officer

Catholic Dioceses of Sale                    Dioceses of Sale

                                                                Catholic Education Office Ltd

. Vinnies Victoria Bushfire Appeal: https://donate.vinnies.org.au/appeals-vic/vinnies-nsw-bushfire-appeal-vic

Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund https://www.gerf.org.au/donate/

THERE WILL BE A LEAVING COLLECTION AFTER EACH MASS THIS WEEK AND NEXT 

2020 STRENGTH  IN  WEAKNESS CONFERENCE:

Saturday 15 February 2020, 9:00 am – 6:30 pm, 400 City Road, Southbank (Planetshakers Centre) A day of prayer and renewal for all Christians to come together and be strengthened and encouraged in their faith. Encouraged by Pope Francis’ message that we are all called to be saints, the underlying theme of the conference is to rely solely on God’s grace and strength – especially in times when your faith could be questioned and challenged. Guest speakers will include Archbishop Peter A Comensoli, Archbishop Christopher Prowse, Fr Augustine Vallooran V.C, Lenyce Willason, Fr Ken Barker MGL & Lalith Perera.

We invite everyone to this free event. If you are interested in participating, please register online. For more information & free registration visit www.strengthinweakness.com.au

 

PADDY’S KITCHEN:

Next meal and companionship is January 19th 2020     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 or finding it hard to make ends meet, or maybe just in need of some company. 

PLENARY COUNCIL UPDATE:

Have you been a part of the Plenary Council process of listening, prayer, dialogue and discernment?  Do you feel called to express your interest in being a delegate from our diocese?  Speak with your Parish Priest, school principal or agency leader today about the details.  Expressions of Interest due by January 25th 2020.  Calendar Dates for Delegates

Any person who expresses their interest in being called by our diocese to be a delegate to the Plenary Council must be available for the following dates:

  1. Preparation and formation days for Delegates: Choose ONE of the following four dates:
    1. Melbourne: Thursday 5.00 pm June 18th 2020 – Saturday 12.00 pm June 20th 2020
    2. Brisbane: Thursday 5.00 pm June 25th 2020 – Saturday 12.00 pm June 27th 2020
    3. Sydney: Thursday 5.00 pm July 16th 2020 – Saturday 12.00 pm July 18th 2020
    4. Perth: Thursday 5.00 pm July 23rd 2020 – Saturday 12.00 pm July 25th 2020
  2. Plenary Council General Assembly 1: Sunday 2.00 pm October 4th 2020 – Sunday 12.00 pm October 11th 2020
  3. Plenary Council General Assembly 2: Monday 12.00 pm June 28th 2021 – Saturday 12.00 pm July 3rd 2021

Anyone who cannot be available for all of these dates is ineligible.

  CHURCH CLEANING  

17/1  P.Pereira & C George 24/1 R Dias, M. Weliwatte

TIME

READERS

MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST

6:00 pm

L.Patton

T.Ridgeway

T & F O’Gorman, T.Reimert;  M.Burhop;  G. Wright

9:00 am

P. Fernando

C. Fernando

C. McCowan, P. Carlin, D.Rowlands.; P. Maxfield: B. Barker

10.30 am

R. Pereira

M. Byers

M.Hobbin ,  R.Lappin ,  C.Mayer ,  I Merrigan ,  R O’ Brien

NEXT WEEK

READERS

MINISTERS OF

THE EUCHARIST

6:00 pm

J.Ross

G.Bonigala

K. Symons , H.Pereria ; T.Ridgeway , J Ruys; L.Patton

9:00 am

B. Wiegerink

A. Minnus

R&A Jayawardena, J.Schalks; J.White , M.Dineen

10.30 am

J. Estrada

F. Fanchette

A. Parma , M. Pauguy , P. Setu, P. Swee Fan, M Fanchette

    FINANCE MATTERS

 

Last week   PG   $ 1586.60     Loose    $908.55     House  $669.00

This week   PG   $ 1374.00     Loose    $820.85     House  $690.15

PADDY’S KITCHEN

Next meal and companionship is January 5th, 2020     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 or finding it hard to make ends meet, or maybe just in need of some company.  Team Leader is Mick O’ Brien

THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD – 5th Jan 2020

We remember those who have died recently including Joan Condie and those whose anniversaries occur about this time including Widley & Nicles Clelie and Harold Leonore, Thelma Fennell  

 

We pray for those who are sick including, John Seet, Max Byers, John Ramsdale,  David Lively, Milan Sunil, Helen Boon, Clyde Dias, Michael Bakker  Philomena Molloy, David Gudgeon and Lyn Hardidge.

BAPTISMS:

This weekend we welcome Aine Nesbitt and Amelia Dixon and their parents Gerard & Caixia and Paul & Melissa  Next Baptism Prep is today  Jan 5th, 2020at   2:45 pm

AN ECUMENICAL LENTEN CONVERSATION

An Invitation from Most Reverand Patrick O Regan  and The Right Reverand Dr Richard Treloar, Anglican Bishop of Gippsland to join in a lenten conversation at The Abbey, Raymond Island on Friday 21st Feb 2020 from 10:00 am till 3:30 pm. The reflections will be led by two outstanding theological scholars, The Revd. Professor Mark Lindsay, Professor of Historical Theology Trinity College theological school, and Dr Francis Baker RSM, Senior Lecturer in Moral Theology and Systematic Theology , CTC. The Abbey is an Anglican retreat and conference Centre on Raymond Island linked by ferry to the nearby township of Paynesville on the Gippsland Lakes. There is a catering Charge of $20. Please contact the parish office for more information.

GOODBYE TO FR. FRANCIS:

 Fr Francis has been with us since August 2019. Next weekend will be his last week here. As a thank you to father we will have a goodbye cuppa after each of the masses next week in the parish hall. Please bring a plate to share.

VIVA PIT SENIOR STO.  NINO, HAIL BABY CHILD JESUS:

Our annual Filipino Feast is happening on Jan 19, 2020. Requesting the Filipinos of the parish to come and attend a short meeting on Sunday, Jan 5 after the 10:30 am mass in the parish library to plan the event.

2020 STRENGTH IN WEAKNESS CONFERENCE:

Saturday 15 February 2020, 9:00 am – 6:30 pm, 400 City Road, Southbank (Planetshakers Centre)

A day of prayer and renewal for all Christians to come together and be strengthened and encouraged in their faith. Encouraged by Pope Francis’ message that we are all called to be saints,

the underlying theme of the conference is to rely solely on God’s grace and strength – especially in times when your faith could be questioned and challenged. Guest speakers will include Archbishop Peter A Comensoli, Archbishop Christopher Prowse, Fr Augustine Vallooran V.C, Lenyce Willason, Fr

Ken Barker MGL & Lalith Perera.

We invite everyone to this free event. If you are interested in participating, please register online.

For more information & free registration visit www.strengthinweakness.com.au

PADDY’S KITCHEN:

Next meal and companionship is January 5th, 2020     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 or finding it hard to make ends meet, or maybe just in need of some company.  Team Leader is Mick O’ Brien

THANKYOU FOR YOUR DONATION TO OUR WORK IN PERU- MARY MACKILLOP TODAY:

On behalf of Mery Mckillop Today, I thank you for your generous support in supplying and assisting with used stamps.

We’ve had another wonderful year, raising approximately $65,000. A great effort from many many people!

From 2001 till now the total raised is $378,000.

It is through your efforts that the legacy of saint Mary Mackillop Today continues in Peru today.

Sr Helen Saunders

For Sisters of St Joseph

NATALIA’S STORY

When Natalia was elected School Captain she had the opportunity to take part in the School Peace Project that aims to reduce violence in Peruvian Schools, so that students are able to learn in peace. Natalia received training in leadership and how to promote a culture of peace.

Natalia led an exceptional peace campaign, in which all students in her year designed posters promoting peace, which were then entered into a completion. What was most impressive, Natalia took these posters to the local authority, including the Police, Mayor, Dept of Education and School Principle and explained the need for a culture without violence and encouraged the authorities to enter the poster competition, which they did.

Natalia spoke about the results of this project increasing respect amongst students while decreasing machismo, with teachers trusting the students more and parents realizing the treasures they had in their children.

ST PATRICK’S  PRAYER GROUP

“that in all things, God may be glorified”

(Holy Rule of St Benedict)

We warmly invite you to a night of praise, worship, healing, prayer, witnessing and fellowship

When:  every Friday fortnight

                        7.15 p.m. Rosary

                        7.30 p.m. Praise and Worship

Where:             St Patrick’s Welcome Room, Parish Centre

Schedule of Meetings 2020:

7th February, 21st February, 6th March, 20th March, 3rd April, 17th April, 1st May, 15th May,  29th May, 12th June,  26th June, 10th July, 24th July, 7th August, 21st August, 4th September, 18th September, 2nd October, 16th October, 30th October, 13th November, 27th November, 11th December

More Information contact Theo on 5941 7413

SACRAMENT DATES FOR 2020:

Has now been updated on our website. For more information, please visit  http://stpatrickspakenham.com.au/sacraments 

CARE FOR THE SICK

If you know of anyone who is unable to get to Mass and would like the Eucharist brought to them, please advise us on 5941 7315

ROSTERS:

The new rosters are ready for pickup in the foyer.  

PLENARY COUNCIL UPDATE:

Have you been a part of the Plenary Council process of listening, prayer, dialogue and discernment?  Do you feel called to express your interest in being a delegate from our diocese?  Speak with your Parish Priest, school principal or agency leader today about the details.  Expressions of Interest due by January 25th 2020. 

Calendar Dates for Delegates

Any person who expresses their interest in being called by our diocese to be a delegate to the Plenary Council must be available for the following dates:

  1. Preparation and formation days for Delegates: Choose ONE of the following four dates:
    1. Melbourne: Thursday 5.00 pm June 18th 2020 – Saturday 12.00 pm June 20th 2020
    1. Brisbane: Thursday 5.00 pm June 25th 2020 – Saturday 12.00 pm June 27th 2020
    1. Sydney: Thursday 5.00pm July 16th 2020 – Saturday 12.00 pm July 18th 2020
    1. Perth: Thursday 5.00 pm July 23rd 2020 – Saturday 12.00 pm July 25th 2020
  2. Plenary Council General Assembly 1: Sunday 2.00 pm October 4th 2020 – Sunday 12.00pm October 11th 2020
  3. Plenary Council General Assembly 2: Monday 12.00pm June 28th 2021 – Saturday 12.00pm July 3rd 2021

Anyone who cannot be available for all of these dates, unfortunately is ineligible to be called.

  CHURCH CLEANING  

10/01  Lindsay & Jean Claude Pauguy

  CHILDREN’S LITURGY:

Returns February 2020

TIME READERS MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST
6:00 pm A.Mendis E.Fernando T.Andrews;  M.Vandiemen,  J.Parsons,  H.Judd,  S.Dominic
9:00 am H. Francis D.Rowlands P. Fernando, R.Dias,  M Wiwczaruk,   P. Carlin,  N.Boloski 
10.30 am A. Arul, J. Arul D & J  Estrada ,  C. Faamausili ,  B.Kollaris , J. Mozina
NEXT WEEK READERS MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST
6:00 pm L.Patton T.Ridgeway T & F O’Gorman, T.Reimert;  M.Burhop;  G. Wright
9:00 am P. Fernando C. Fernando C. McCowan, P. Carlin, D.Rowlands.; P. Maxfield: B. Barker  
10.30 am R. Pereira M. Byers M.Hobbin ,  R.Lappin ,  C.Mayer ,  I Merrigan ,  R O’ Brien

FINANCE MATTERS

 Last week   PG   $ 1484.00    Loose    $830.10     House   $826.15 This week   PG   $1586.60     Loose    $908.55     House  $669.00    

Last week   PG   $ 1484.00    Loose    $830.10     House   $826.15

This week   PG   $1586.60     Loose    $908.55     House  $669.00

“On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother; and they knelt down and paid him homage. Then, opening their treasure chests, they offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh”. Mathew (2:11)