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
“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.
This (Friday night and) Saturday we welcome Bishop Pat O’Regan to the parish for the celebration of Confirmation with 60+ of our young parishioners. Congratulations to the children and their family for reaching this stage of their Christian initiation, and a very warm St Pat’s welcome to you, Bishop Pat.
We also welcome this Sunday, Deacon Mark Kelly who is here to talk to us about the diocesan assembly. We continue to be thankful to FR FRANCIS, who is helping us out while Fr Bernard is away
SALE DIOCESAN ASSEMBLY:
‘ Sharing our Story – Celebrating our Faith – Shaping our Future’
An INVITATION is open to YOU to be one of the 20 delegates to represent St Pat’s at the Assembly. We are looking for delegates with open hearts, open ears, filled with hope and a willingness to share their wisdom.
The Assembly will be an opportunity to gather together to discuss, reflect and discern together the future direction of our Diocese under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
WHAT WILL THE ASSEMBLY DISCUSS?
The major Assembly topics (based on Listening and Dialogue responses):
1. Faith Formation & Spirituality (living out the joy of the Gospel)
2. Leadership & Governance (providing leadership and structures that promote evangelisation)
3. Families and Vocation (raising disciples in our families, so that they can go out into the world)
4. Liturgy and Prayer (nourishing our communities)
5. The Welcoming Community (a community on mission, not maintenance)
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. Come and share in the Assembly. If you are interested and fully available to attend as a delegate please write your name and contact details on the sheet in the foyer or contact Siji via the Parish Office. Thank you for your consideration.
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 pm. Contact 5996 1985 for info.
RCIA INFORMATION NIGHT:
Will be on the 21st August 2019, at 7:30 pm in the welcome room.
The RCIA Team – the candidates and their sponsors meet over several months starting often around August. The gatherings are marked by sharing, listening, learning, teaching, answering questions etc. If you or someone you know of would like to join this journey, contact the parish office/ visit our website.
‘WE CAN ALL BE LEADERS IN THE CHURCH’
Source: Catholic Social Services Victoria.
The Church needs to discover how to “transform and revitalise” itself during this time of “crisis”, according to US author and leadership expert Chris Lowney.“The Catholic Church is probably facing its worse crisis in five centuries,” Mr Lowney said. “I think we have a crisis where we might now be willing to say: ‘Ok, we just can’t go on the way we are. We have to change’.”
Mr Lowney will be in Melbourne and Ballarat from September 5-11 to share his knowledge and insights as to how the Church might navigate its way out of crisis. He has written six books that focus on leadership and Ignatian spirituality. He draws much from his latest book, Everyone Leads.
“We’re at a point where we need to understand how to transform and revitalise the Church in crisis,” he says. “Each person has a leadership opportunity and responsibility. This is especially important in the kind of environments that we’re all coping with now where it’s very volatile, complex and confusing. Things are changing quickly.”
He adds: “We need to move from a Church where a small number of Episcopal and clerical leaders are understood as the leadership group, to an understanding now where everybody who sits in a pew feels that they somehow have to be part of the leadership solution for the Church. So we need a widely distributed sense of what leadership means and who can play leadership and how they lead.”
“We need to recognise the importance of a much greater entrepreneurial, creative, and innovative spirit. The Church just needs to confront and accept the fact that many of the ways we’ve traditionally done things is just not working. So we have to be open to new approaches to many of the basic things we do as a Church.”
Mr Lowney said it wasn’t his job to say how the Church “should change in terms of who’s authorised to play what kinds of roles”, but that there was a “wide-open playing field, where historically, authority, responsibility and opportunity has not been shared or taken by lay people, which can or should be”.
Published: 14 August 2019, CathNews , FULL STORY Co-responsibility: the way forward for leadership in the Catholic Church (CSSV)
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
ORDINATION TO THE DIACONATE:
The Ordination to the Diaconate for Jithin Anto, Confidence Masvosva and Paul Zaher will be celebrated at St Mary’s Cathedral At 11.00 am on Saturday 31st August 2019. This is a day of great rejoicing for our Diocese and all parishioners are warmly invited to the Diocesan community to participate in the Ordination.
Next meal and companionship is on tonight August 18th 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 want to be added to the roster please email Sue at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0409202903
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. Further notice will be available from the parish office.
SOCIAL JUSTICE SUNDAY:
Is the 29th September, This year’s Statement is “Making it real: Genuine Human encounter in our digital world”. Watch this space for more information in the coming weeks.
CATHOLIC CARE :
A collection will be taken up next weekend.
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 volunteers 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.
Cagliero volunteers commit themselves to working in the ‘Salesian way’. This means that young people are the central focus in all work. The Salesian way also means approaching life in a joyful way with a loving heart. The experience as a Cagliero volunteer is not about the volunteer, but is focused on the people we go to serve. However, serving as a Cagliero volunteer will probably be the most rewarding thing you ever do!
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
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25/8 A Jayawardena & F DeBona
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MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST
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C Faamausili A Stowers
19th Sunday in Ordinary Time
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