We remember those who have died recently including Cade Manuel and those whose anniversaries occur about this time We pray for those who are sick including, Brian John Ramsdale, David Lively, Clyde Dias, Michael Bakker Philomena Molloy, Elizabeth Ware, David Gudgeon and Lyn Hardidge
This weekend we welcome Luc Tahu and Christelle Masvosva and their parents Ashton and Fiona and Ignatious And Shingayi “Receive the light of Christ. Parents and Godparents this light is entrusted to you to keep burning brightly” (Rite of Baptism). Next Baptism Preparation is today Sunday, September 1st, at 2.45pm in the library.
Fr Robert McCulloch who will be celebrating mass this weekend. Fr Robert McCulloch belongs to the Missionary Society of St Columban. He is from Melbourne. He has worked as a missionary in Pakistan for 34 years and has received one of Pakistan’s highest decorations from the president of Pakistan for his services to health, education and inter-faith harmony. For the last eight years, he has been procurator-general of the Columban Fathers at the Vatican. He will speak to us about the work of the Catholic Church and the situation of Christians in Pakistan who hold to their faith in spite of intense religious discrimination.
“FROM THE SAFEGUARDING OFFICER”:
The week of 1st -7th September is National Child Protection Week. The theme highlighted this year is ‘Supporting Parents’. The metaphor used is ‘navigating waters’ where boats represent parenting, the hazards represent the unwelcome circumstances and safe harbours represent the support that we all need. The week is an opportunity to assess how we support each other in the growth of a child safe environment”
ST VINCENT PALLOTTI SCHOLARSHIP TRUST:
The St Vincent Pallotti Scholarship Trust offers scholarships to enable lay people to further their understanding and skills in leadership/ministry or a specialised activity, such as promoting faith enhancement, social justice and pastoral care. More information and Applications Forms are available on our website http://www. pallottine.org.au/scholarships/st vincent pallotti scholarship for lay ministry.html. Closing 18/10/19
SALE DIOCESAN ASSEMBLY:
‘Sharing our Story – Celebrating our Faith – Shaping our Future’
How can you join in the discussion for our Diocesan Assembly?
You are invited to join in a parish discussion on the Diocesan Assembly Themes (Saturday 7th Sept at 10:30 am and Tuesday 10th Sept at 7:00 pm) and share your thoughts. You might also wish to discuss in small groups. The discussion kit is available from your parish office or you can download it from the Diocesan website https://www.cdsale.org.au/news/
You may also send in your own personal submission online https://www.cdsale.org.au/news/
Conversation Topics 3 & 4
- Families and Vocation (raising disciples in our families, so that they can go out into the world)
- Supporting family life in all its diversity
- Supporting married couples
- Supporting young people/young adults
- Liturgy and Prayer (nourishing our communities)
- Liturgical formation for parish communities & liturgy teams
- Liturgies, other than Sunday Eucharist
- A variety of prayer experiences
2019 CCR CONFERENCE, ‘BE FAITHFUL TO YOUR SPIRITUAL CALLING,’
2 Tim 1.6 Sept 6th-8th, Marist Sion College, 165 Burke St Warragul. Speakers: Fr Francis Otobo PP Traralgon, CCR Chaplain and Mrs Ann Brereton, Chairperson CCR Australia. All welcome. please contact Theo via the parish office. 59417315
A Blessing Prayer for Father’s Day
by Greg Sunter
God of Kindness and Compassion,
we are your children and you are Father to us all.
We give honour and thanks to those who reflect your fatherly example:
those who are dads and grandads;
step-dads, foster dads, godfathers and fathers-in-law;
those who are coaches, leaders and mentors;
and those who are elders and wisdom-men of our communities.
We look to these men for strength of body and strength of character.
We look to them to pass on skills and pass on stories.
We look to them to protect and provide.
We look to them for care and compassion.
We look to them to be co-creators and stewards of the world.
For all those who embrace their role as father, we give thanks.
For those who struggle with being fathers, give them strength.
For those who are distanced from their children, give them comfort.
For those who have passed from this world, give them peace.
Bless these men that we call father.
Bless them in their strength and in their weakness.
Bless them in their joy and in their sorrow.
Bless them in their work and in their play.
And bless them, Father, for being fathers.
A very happy Father’s Day to all Dads.
SPECIAL COLLECTION: 1ST SEPTEMBER 2019 FATHERS DAY APPEAL FOR THE PRIEST’S WELFARE FOUNDATION OF THE DIOCESE OF SALE:
This fund supports the priests and deacons of our dioceses in times of sickness or retirement. At present, the foundation is supporting nine priests and three deacons in retirement and is responsible for the other priests, including our overseas priests, and deacons, in times of sickness. The budgeted expenditure of the foundation for them over the next year will be about $200,000.
Envelops are available for the special collection. All donations of $2 and over are tax deductible. If you require a receipt for taxation purposes, please print your name and address clearly on the special envelope and a receipt will be issued in due course.
SOCIAL JUSTICE SUNDAY:
We celebrate Social Justice Sunday on 29 Sept. This year, the Australian Bishops’ Social Justice Statement is titled:‘Making it Real: Genuine human encounter in our digital world’. It shares Pope Francis’ challenge to us to ‘boldly become citizens of the digital world’. It points out that we are called not just to be
LIVING LAUDATO SI –PARISH FORUM:
Parish leaders and interested individuals are invited to join other parishes in considering how we can all improve our care for our common home, the Earth. The Forum will assist participants and parishes respond to this summons and will also: Identify practical actions that can be taken by individuals, families and our parishes. Outline processes for initiating and maintaining parish engagement with Laudato Si’ and Assist parishes to join with others to form a network of response to “Care for our Common Home” Venue: St Ambrose Community Centre, 259A Sydney Rd, Brunswick. Cost: $30.00** (includes book and light refreshments) Enquiries: Lucia Brick, tel: 9287 5566 or e: email@example.com RSVP: 11/9/19
ST VINNIE’S: THE PAKENHAM CONFERENCE OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY
would like to thank all the St Patricks parishioners for their contributions to our yearly winter appeal. As usual, we are very grateful for the support you give us. This enables us to in turn to assist the struggling families in our community.
Our conference is struggling for helpers and would appreciate hearing from anyone who has a couple of hours from 3.30 – 5.30 or so any week night. You would need to commit to one night of your choice per month to accompany the call leader to visit those who ring in for assistance. If you are interested in helping could you contact Chris on 0414 432256. Please note children cannot accompany you when on call outs.
VINNIE’S PAKENHAM SHOP:
From 1st Sept 2019 Vinnies Pakenham will operational on Sundays (10am-4pm). We are looking for volunteers on Sundays aged 16+.Contact @ 59417982 for details.
Still two places left on an enlightening journey with the Executive Director of Palms Australia. Travelling Nov 16-29.
Enquire via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02 9560 5333.
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 next parish council will be on 3rd Sept 2019 at 7:30 pm in the parish library. If you have any topics that need to be discussed, please contact the parish office.
PAKENHAM LUNCHEON GROUP:
Last month a large and convivial group had a great lunch. A couple of new people joined us and more are always welcome. Our next lunch is at the Cardinia Club in Racecourse Road at 12 on Sept 4th. If you are free, come along and join the fun.
Next meal and companionship is today September 1st. Doors open 5:30 pm for a 6:00 pm meal Please feel welcome to come and enjoy a 2 course hot meal if you are struggling in this cold weather or finding it hard to make ends meet, or maybe just in need of some company. Our team leader for this week is Jessie. If you would like to make a much appreciated dessert for this night could you please email Jessie on : email@example.com / parish office.
SACRAMENT OF FIRST RECONCILIATION:
is on the 30th October. Children attending Catholic schools will be prepared at school. Children attending non catholic schools who wish to receive this sacrament need to contact Siji @59417315. Preparation sessions will begin Oct 2nd For dates refer parish website.
6/9 R & A Jayawardena 13/9 R & M Hau
1/9 T Ridgeway & Volunteer 8/9 D Velten & K Symons
1/9 H Pereira 8/9 S Dominic
MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST
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
H Pereira T Ridgeway V Ukkru L Patton
M O’Brien H& R Francis N Ward P Velten
M Hobbin R Lappin CMayer I Merrigan
22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Last week: PG $1708.50 Loose $1268.60 House $672.00
This week: PG $1517.75 Loose $ 655.95 House $738.05
“But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind.14And you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you, for you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.” Luke 14:13-14