We remember those who have died recently including Robert Brown, Anna Huyskens and those whose anniversaries occur about this time including Eileen, Elizabeth & James Fennell.
Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, let your perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.
We pray for those who are sick including Clyde Dias, Romeo Santilli, Michael Bakker, Josephine Charabie, Bob Grech, Ethel Luker, Philomena Molloy, Vincenza Santo, Elizabeth Ware, Michael Bakker, David Gudgeon, Richard Pereira, Val Battams, George Hilder, Lyn Hardidge, Belinda O’Flynn.
We welcome Jemma Nay, Bryce Nay , Jordan Britt, and Riley Britt who are being baptised today. Receive the light of Christ. Parents and Godparents this light is entrusted to you to keep burning brightly” (Rite of Baptism). The next Baptism Preparation is October 7th, at 2.45pm, in the library.
WELCOME HOME FATHER BERNARD
Congratulations on your 25 years jubilee of Ordination. Your parishioners wish you many years of fruitful ministry.
THE RUBEN CENTRE APPEAL
Our sincere thanks to your wonderful community for their welcome, their generosity and also for the affirmation they gave our students. We raised a total amount of $5002.85 at St Patricks Parish last weekend. — Bernadette Barlow and Sue Munro.
ST CLARE’S PRIMARY SCHOOL TWILIGHT MARKET
We are planning on running a Plant stall at our Twilight Market on Friday 23 November and need your help. Now that Spring has arrived we are asking people to start collecting cuttings/seeds and potting them up ready for selling at our market. If this is something you can help us with and are happy to care for these plants until the week of the market it would be greatly appreciated. More details to follow regarding the market soon.
PLENARY COUNCIL 2020
Is a gathering of the Church in Australia to make decisions for the future. Your voice is important. All people are invited to contribute to the Plenary Council agenda by sharing your experience of faith and of the Church. The agenda for the Plenary Council will be developed from the “sense of faith” amongst the people of God in Australia. In the next couple of weeks as a parish, we will learn more about how we can make a contribution and also invite others to do so. See plenarycouncil.catholic.org.au for more information.
On Sunday 16th Sept,2018, there will be a prilgrimage to our lady of Perpetual help, St Mary’s Cathedral, Sale, led by Bishop Pat O’Regan. Afternoon Tea to follow. Please Register your interest with your Parish Office.
BLESSED JACQUES-DESIREE LAVAL
A big thankyou to the Mauritian community for having celebrated the feast and enlightening us about the life of Pere Laval. The Choir was fantastic and the food was lovely.
PARISH LITURGY MEETING
Our next meeting will be held on Thursday 20th Sept at 7.30pm in the Parish Library.
Anyone who has borrowed items from the parish kitchen, are requested to return them as soon as possible as we are conducting an annual stock take.
PICTURES AT EACH MASSES
The pictures that we have been using in our powerpoint for the masses are all drawn by our parishioner, Ms Mary Kearns. She reflects on each weeks readings and comes up with them. Lets say a big thankyou to her for her contribution. If there are any other parishioner who would like to contribute the same way please contact Siji through Parish Office. 59417315
FROM THE SAFETY OFFICER
The Parish Code of Conduct states that caring for the vulnerable is a privileged position. The work can make such a positive difference to the life of a vulnerable person if it is conducted with integrity and respect and with clearly defined boundaries. This is achieved if we acknowledge each persons’ intrinsic value as a human being, allow others to maintain their dignity and acknowledge each person’s personal autonomy. (Read more in our Professional Standards Document on the Parish Web Site).
St Patricks offers a fantastic room dedicated to our parish families with little ones to come together and experience community support whilst our little ones gets to grow, learn, and develop friendships. We are currently running four sessions and have positions available for anyone who is interested, we would love you to get involved! Please contact Christine on 0438364881 or parish office
FROM DEATH TO NEW LIFE
The Centre for Liturgy (Australian Catholic University) will be offering a Short Course in preparing and celebrating catholic funerals in the Diocese of Sale. This course is presented to us by leading scholars and practitioners
Prof Clare Johnson, Fr Denis O’ Bryan and Ms. Wendy Goy (Tobin Brothers Funeral). The course runs over two days at St Patrick’s Parish Centre, Pakenham. Sessions 1 & 2, Saturday 13th October 2018, and sessions 3 & 4, Saturday 10th November 2018 both from 9:30 am – 1:30 pm with light lunch to follow. Registration is essential by Tuesday 9th October 2018. For further information, check out the flyer in the foyer.
CONNECT WITH THE DIOCESE VIA SOCIAL MEDIA
The Diocese of Sale has a Facebook page. You can ‘like’ the page by visiting Facebook and searching for Catholic Diocese of Sale or by going to www.facebook.com/dioceseofsale Through the Facebook page you can learn more about what is happening across the Diocese. Help us grow our online community by joining our page.
RESTORE YOUR SOUL
Pakenham Lakeside Church hosts a monthly Taize style service on the second Sunday of the month at 4:30pm, at Lakeside College. Members of all churches are invited to ‘Restore your soul’ through this service, with time for singing, contemplative prayer, silence, and the Word of God. The service usually goes for just over half an hour . We suggest that for those wanting to gather, please be a little early to settle in to the flow of the worship.
CATHOLIC AGED CARE
Deciding to move into an aged care home is an emotional, life-changing decision. Knowing your loved one is safe and well looked after is the most important consideration. If you want the security of knowing your family member’s individual needs are cared for, Villa Maria Catholic Homes invite you to visit Shanagolden Aged Care Residence, Webster Way, Pakenham to meet their exceptional care staff and learn more about the fantastic lifestyle programs. Call now for your personal tour – 5945 3800.
DIOCESAN CHOIR FOR ORDINATION ON 22 SEPT
The Diocese of Sale is looking forward to celebrating the Ordination to the Diaconate of Stanly Devasia at St Mary’s Cathedral at 11 am on Saturday 22nd September 2018. Mrs Sophy Morley will be conducting a Diocesan Choir and welcomes expressions of interest from anyone who would like to sing with the choir on that day. Singers must have a current Working With Children Check in accordance with the Diocese’s Child Safety Policy. Music packs will be emailed to singers.
Please register your interest by contacting Sophy without delay.
E firstname.lastname@example.org; 5622 6677 or 0413 590 007
THE JOSEPHITE ASSOCIATES
Meeting on the 18th of Sept in the parish library, all are welcome. Still collecting handbags and toiletries to be distributed to city women’s shelters,untill September 21st. Don’t forget our used stamp collection box in foyer.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARIES
|26th Sep||New comer's welcome dinner|
|7th Oct||Paddy's Kitchen
|13th Oct||ACU Funeral course part 1|
|16th Oct||Planning your golden years|
|25th Oct||First Reconciliation|
|30th Oct||Senior's mass and anointing|
|4th Nov||Paddy's Kitchen
|10th Nov||ACU Funeral course part 2|
|21st Nov||Mass and blessing at the grave|
|2nd Dec||Paddy's Kitchen
|21st Dec||Carols at the crib|
The event planned for the 22nd sept at Our Lady help of Christians Narrewarren has been postponed.
NEW ROSTERS are due end of September. If you would like to volunteer for any of the ministries or would like to make changes to your availability, please contact Siji or through parish office by Sept 16th
16/9 N Boloski & C Smith
23/9 F Debona & A Jayawardena
21/9 P Bare A Conteh-Vanday
28/9 M Craven & B Syder
16/9 6pm M Burhop 9am A Jayawardena 10.30 J Pauguy
23/9 6pm KSymons 9am G Prestt 10.30 L O’Flynn
16/9 G & N Forrest
23/9 N Norico