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
This weekend we welcome Levi and Nalah Senegan and their parents Charles and Kirah “Receive the light of Christ. Parents and Godparents this light is entrusted to you to keep burning brightly” (Rite of Baptism). Next Baptism Preparation is Sunday, September 1st, at 2.45pm in the library.
Today we welcome Henry Killeen, Reid Killeen and Harrison Cook into the RCIC program. They will be presented to the community of St. Patrick’s Pakenham this Sunday. Henry, Reid and Harrison are preparing to be baptised on Sunday 22nd September at the 10.30 am Mass. May God bless and help them at this special time.
WE WELCOME NEXT WEEKEND:
Fr Robert McCulloch who will be celebrating all three-weekend masses in our parish. Fr Robert McCulloch belongs to the Missionary Society of St Columban. He is from Melbourne. He has worked as a missionary in Pakistan for 34 years and has received one of Pakistan’s highest decorations from the president of Pakistan for his services to health, education and inter-faith harmony. For the last eight years, he has been procurator-general of the Columban Fathers at the Vatican. He will speak to us about the work of the Catholic Church and the situation of Christians in Pakistan who hold to their faith in spite of intense religious discrimination.
SALE DIOCESAN ASSEMBLY:
‘ Sharing our Story – Celebrating our Faith – Shaping our Future’
How can you join in the discussion for our Diocesan Assembly?
You are invited to join in a parish discussion on the Diocesan Assembly Themes and share your thoughts. You might also wish to discuss in small groups. The discussion kit is available from your parish office or you can download it from the Diocesan website https://www.cdsale.org.au/news/
You may also send in your own personal submission online https://www.cdsale.org.au/news/
Conversation Topics 1 & 2
Faith Formation & Spirituality (living out the joy of the Gospel)
Faith Formation for adults
Faith formation for children and young people
Understanding Church Teaching
Leadership & Governance (providing leadership and structures that promote evangelisation)
Parish Pastoral Councils
Ongoing support, mentoring & professional development of leaders & staff
Roles – priests, religious, laity
ASSEMBLY DETAILS: To be held at Marist -Sion College, Warragul Friday, Sept 13th (4:30-9pm) & Saturday, Sept 14th (9:00 am to 4:00 pm). A pre-Assembly Parish session will be held on Friday 23rd August at 7:30 pm.
ALL DELEGATES must be available to attend the entire 2 day Assembly. If you are interested and fully available to attend as a delegate please contact Siji @ 5941 7315.
SOCIAL JUSTICE SUNDAY:
We celebrate Social Justice Sunday on 29 Sept. This year, the Australian Bishops’ Social Justice Statement is titled:‘Making it Real: Genuine human encounter in our digital world’. It shares Pope Francis’ challenge to us to ‘boldly become citizens of the digital world’. It points out that we are called not just to be inhabitants of this world, but active citizens shaping it.
A collection will be taken up this weekend
ST VINNIES: THE PAKENHAM CONFERENCE OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY
would like to thank all the St Patricks parishioners for their contributions to our yearly winter appeal. As usual, we are very grateful for the support you give us. This enables us to in turn to assist the struggling families in our community.
Our conference is struggling for helpers and would appreciate hearing from anyone who has a couple of hours from 3.30 – 5.30 or so any weeknight. You would need to commit to one night of your choice per month to accompany the call leader to visit those who ring in for assistance. If you are interested in helping could you contact Chris on 0414 432256. Please note children cannot accompany you when on call outs.
VINNIES PAKENHAM SHOP:
Starting on 1st Sept 2019 Vinnies Pakenham will operational on Sundays (10am-4pm). This is an exciting time for us! We are looking for volunteers on Sundays aged from 16+. Please contact the shop on 59417982 for more details.
PAKENHAM LUNCHEON GROUP:
Last month a large and convivial group had a great lunch. A couple of new people joined us and more are always welcome. We are having lunch next month again at the Cardinia Club in Racecourse Road at 12 on Sept 4th. If you are free, come along and join the fun.
2019 CCR CONFERENCE, ‘BE FAITHFUL TO YOUR SPIRITUAL CALLING,’ 2 Tim 1.6
Sept 6th-8th, Marist Sion College, 165 Burke St Warragul. Speakers: Fr Francis Otobo PP Traralgon, CCR Chaplain and Mrs Ann Brereton, Chairperson CCR Australia. All welcome. please contact Theo via the parish office. 59417315
Next meal and companionship is September 1st Doors open 5:30 pm for a 6:00 pm meal Please feel welcome to come and enjoy a 2-course hot meal if you are struggling in this cold weather or finding it hard to make ends meet, or maybe just in need of some company. Our team leader for this week is Jessie. If you would like to make a much-appreciated dessert for this night could you please email Jessie at firstname.lastname@example.org or inform the parish office.
THE TIME HAS COME!
Having catered for over 200 funerals in the past 12 years, now due to family commitments and “ageing” our co-ordinator and most volunteers are now retiring. We will need to hand this over to an outside service. It has been an honour and a pleasure to have provided this important link to our parish family and we thank all who have played a part in it. Anyone who is interested in providing this service in the future details will be available from the parish office.
ANNUAL DIOCESEAN MIGRANT AND REFUGEE MASS:
Will be celebrated at St. Michael’s on Aug 25 at 2.00pm. The principal celebrant, Apostolic Nuncio Dr Adolfo Tito Yllana, will be joined by Bishop Patrick O’Regan and priests of the Sale Diocese. Mass will be followed by traditional foods and festivities. Please take a plate to share.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES – ENGLISH TEACHERS, YOUTH WORKERS & YOUTH MINISTERS:
The Cagliero Project is an initiative of the Australia-Pacific Province of the Salesians of Don Bosco, providing overseas volunteer experiences for Australians who wish to work with disadvantaged young people.
We are seeking enthusiastic volunteers for January 2020 departure. Our volunteer’s placements run for 6-12 months and are centred around working with young people in educational settings. We have multiple volunteers opportunities throughout Cambodia, Samoa, Timor Leste and the Solomon Islands.
We aim to utilise the skills and talents of our volunteers in order to provide the best possible contribution to the host community. Our aim is not to ‘help’ but to walk in solidarity with young people and for volunteer and host to have a mutual learning experience. We are also present in host communities to be role models – people that young people can aspire to be.
For more information, or to send us an inquiry, follow this link: http://cagliero.org.au/applications. close October 15, 2019
Contact: Lauren Hichaaba, Director of the Cagliero Project
GALATIONS -SET FREE TO LIVE AN 8 WEEK BIBLE STUDY COURSE
At Saint Michael’s 121-125 High Street Berwick, Monday, August 26 at 12 midday in the Parish Support Centre
The course consists of questions/answers, group discussion followed by DVD presentation by Jeff CavinsMaterial costs for (folder $37) Sign up sheet in the church foyer or turn up on Monday Parish phone number 9707 1355
VOCATIONS DAY- WHERE IS GOD CALLING YOU?
Come and See, where God may be calling you to serve! You may be drawn to ministries available in your parish or a vocation of service as a catechist, missionary, priest or religious. Be inspired by this day of guest speakers, including Fr Michael Willemsen, Fr Robin Koning SJ & Sr Rachel McLoughlin IBVM to be held at St Agatha’s Primary School Hall on Saturday 21st September, beginning with Mass in the Church at 9.30am. Sausage Sizzle and Refreshments will be available by donation and the day will conclude at 4pm. For bookings go to https://www.trybooking.com/BECJR or contact 5996 1985
ALIGHT FAMILY FIESTA:
At a time when living Christian family life can feel like swimming against the tide, Alight is an event that will strengthen everyone – especially parents – to be renewed in their mission. Fr Leo Patalinghug, a priest and chef, will serve up a creative presentation of faith and food that will have the whole family wanting more. Rides, food and live music will help to make this a joyful celebration for the whole family! To register or for more info, look for the Alight flyers in your parish or visit www.cam.org.au/alight19
Early Bird ends August 31.
Catholic Development Fund have made a subsidy available to families who would struggle to pay the full registration. To apply for a subsidy, go to www.cam.org.au/alight19 and click on the “Subsidy” tab at the top.
Saturday 21 September @ St Bede’s College Mentone
30/8 G Dias & C Faamausili 6/9 R & A Jayawardena
25/8 A Jayawardena & F DeBona 1/9 T Ridgeway & Volunteer
25/8 R Pereira 1/9 H Pereira
21st Sunday in Ordinary Time
Last week: PG $1587.00 Loose $907.95 House $466.20
This week: PG $1708.50 Loose $1268.60 House $172.00
MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST
T & N Andrews H Judd M Roche R Joseph
D Rowlands M Dineen R & A Jayawardena J Schalks
U Tiberi A Vanday M Weliwatte C Faamausili A Stowers
T Reimert S Dominic M Burhop
G Wright K Symons
J White C Martin K Venn G Thompson
D & J Estrada C Faamausili B Kolalris