We remember those who have died recently including Ray Paynter and those whose anniversaries occur about this time
We pray for those who are sick including, Leonardo Santilli, John Brian 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 Prep is Sunday, Oct. 6th 2:45 pm in the library.
SOCIAL JUSTICE WEEKEND:
Next week welcome Fr. Bruce Duncan C.Ss.R to our parish who will be broadening our understanding on our role in Social Justice. He has a doctorate in political science. He has taught at
Yarra Theological Union in Box Hill in Melbourne since 1986, where he co-ordinates the program of social justice studies. He was a member of the Melbourne Catholic Commission for Justice, Development and Peace from 1994 to 2007, and worked from 1999 to 2007 as a consultant with Catholic Social Services Victoria. He is also one of the founders of Social Policy Connections.
Over 300 delegates attended the assembly last weekend. Our parish was represented by Ron Carrol, Raja Ginting, Denise Cervasio, Herbie O Flynn, Katrina Venn, Tresa Andrews, Cheryl Billing Smith, Rochelle Pereria, Ben Wiegerink, Alfreda Vandayh, Gabby Velton, Ruth Luker, Jover Obsioma, Christeen Patmore, Laura Lou, Jordan Pauguy, Fabrice Pauguy, Damian Joseph Macatol , Siji Dominic, Fr Francis Jayakodi and Fr Bernard Buckley. Our Schools were represented by Helen Staindl, Annette Tanner and Phil Rebbechi. The delegates have returned filled with information, Ideas and a direction for the future. They will be meeting soon to share their thoughts and ideas and to come up with a plan.
PLENARY COUNCIL 2020:
After the Diocesan Assembly has ended, our Diocese will enter the next phase of our journey to the Plenary Council 2020. The Listening and Discernment stage (2019-2020) commences with training and formation for all Animators, clergy, parish, school and agency Plenary teams and for any interested person. All Animators are expected to attend training. It is highly desirable that Parish Plenary Teams, pastoral councils and school leadership teams participate. The session is for 2 hours and includes information about the 6 National Themes for Discernment, the discernment process that we’ll be using, and further information on the Plenary Council itself.
We will be modelling a Listening and Discernment session with participants. Participants will receive Plenary 2020 Resource packs.
Regional Training Sessions
Tuesday 24 September 7.30 – 9.30 pm St Michael’s Berwick
Monday 7th October 5.30-7.30 pm St Mary’s Bairnsdale
Tuesday 8 October 10.30 am-12.30 pm St Mary’s Pastoral Centre Bairnsdale
Tuesday 8 October 7.30 – 9.30 pm MacKillop Hall, St Michael’s Parish Traralgon
Tuesday 15 October 7.30 pm-9.30 pm Marian Room, St Joseph’s Parish, Warragul
Wednesday 16 October 7.00-9.00 pm St Joseph’s Primary School Hall, Wonthaggi
ST PATRICK’S PRIMARY SCHOOL PAKENHAM:
Required as soon as possible:Community Liaison Officer (to assist the Sudanese Community)2 – 3 days per week. Please apply to : firstname.lastname@example.org giving details of abilities and experience
JAMES ANGLICAN CHURCH:
“Around the World with Music” featuring many songs,dance, poetry & instruments from around the World October 12th 2pm at St.James Anglican Church,41 Pakenham Rd, Pakenham. Tickets: Family (2 adults +3 children ) Single adult $5 Finger food from around the World at Interval time.Come & enjoy a great afternoon of low cost entertainment. More info/tickets ; Matt: 041112106 Pauline; 59402292
WOMEN’S REFLECTION DAY:
Volunteers please required to organise the day planned for the 26th of October. Please contact the parish office.
LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE IS NOT A SOLUTION TO CRIME:
Sentencing someone to life in prison without the possibility of parole is “not the solution to problems, but a problem to solve”, Pope Francis told Italian prison guards, prison chaplains and officials from the Ministry of Justice. Source: CNS.
“If you close hope in a cell, there is no future for society,” the Pope told thousands of guards, chaplains, volunteers and their family members on Saturday during an audience in St. Peter’s Square.
Among those present were two detainees who are serving life sentences, but are engaged in a formal process of recognising the gravity of their crimes, making amends as far as possible and preparing to apply for parole.
While protecting its citizens, the Pope said, every society also must seek ways to rehabilitate those who have committed crimes and find ways to help them make positive contributions to society.
Making someone pay for the “errors of the past” cannot mean “cancelling their hope for a future,” he said. In fact, everyone has “the right to hope.”
Saying he wanted to address all inmates, Pope Francis said he had one word for them: “courage.”
Have courage “because you are in God’s heart, you are precious in his eyes and, even if you feel lost and unworthy, don’t lose heart,” the Pope said. “You who are detainees are important to God who wants to accomplish marvels in you.”
Even behind bars, he said, “never let yourselves be imprisoned in the dark cell of a heart without hope; don’t give in to resignation. God is bigger than every problem and he is waiting for you in order to love you”.
“Put yourselves before the crucifix, under the gaze of Jesus, before him with simplicity and sincerity,” the Pope told prisoners. “There, with the humble courage of one who doesn’t lie to him or herself, peace will be reborn, and trust in being loved and the strength to go on will flourish.”
Source: Cathnews 17th September 2019.
BIBLE STUDY GROUPS FOR 2019:
The Evangelisation team is planning to organise Bible study groups for 2019. The following are recommendations from the previous sessions:-
Acts: The Spread of the Kingdom, which includes 20, 50-minute video presentations.
Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother, an extraordinary 8 week study that reveals Mary’s unique role in God’s Kingdom and in our lives.
Galatians: Set Free to Live, which includes eight, 50-minute video presentations.
Sign in sheets are in the foyer, please write in your preferences. For more information call Tresa Andrews 0421931888 or email email@example.com/Visit Ascension The faith formation leader- at https://ascensionpress.com/pages/bible-studies
AN OPPORTUNITY TO BUILD A LISTENING CHURCH:
A talk by Fr Noel Connolly on the 17th October at 7:00pm at Sacred Heart school hall , Morwell( Crn of Wilson Street and Commercial Road) Entry is Gold Coin Donation.RSVP by 12th October for catering purposes to : firstname.lastname@example.org
RUBEN CENTRE APPEAL:
As always, St. Patrick’s Parish responded very generously to the Appeal, with just over $3,600 donated this year.
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.
AID TO THE CHURCH IN NEED: On the 18th of October Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) is inviting children worldwide to take part in the campaign “One Million Children Praying the Rosary.” For more information and for prayer resources visit, www.millionkidspraying.org.
THE PAKENHAM CONFERENCE OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL:
Our conference is struggling for helpers.on our deliveries each day If you are interested in helping could you contact Chris on 0414 432256. Please note children cannot accompany you when on call outs.
SACRAMENT OF FIRST RECONCILIATION:
Children attending non catholic schools need to contact Siji by 1st October 2019.
Next meal and companionship is Oct 6th 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 would like to make a much appreciated dessert please call or email Suie on 0409202903 or email@example.com .
LAMP YOUTH FESTIVAL- FAITH GREATER THAN FEAR – ‘Don’t be afraid, Only believe’ Mark 5:36.
An exciting event for all youth aged 12-25 years! Come along to a day filled with fun & games, music, drama, inspiring talks and testimonies, reflection and prayer!
Hosted by St Thomas the Apostle Parish, Clyde Nth.
Where: St Peter’s College, Clyde Nth Campus. 55 MacKillop Way, Clyde Nth
When: Saturday 5th October Registrations open 8.30am and day concludes at 4.00pm
Cost: $5 (Lunch and afternoon tea included)
Don’t miss out on this chance to celebrate and have fun with youth from all across the Diocese!
Go to https://thelampwrsale.wixsite.com/home to register
VINNIE’S PAKENHAM SHOP:
Vinnies Pakenham will be operational on Sundays (10am-4pm). We are looking for volunteers on Sundays aged 16+.Contact @ 59417982 for details.
Interested people contact Auxilia 0405844557
27/9 Menaka Mendiz and family 4/10 T & N Andrews
22nd F.DeBona & A,Jayawardena
MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST
T& N Andrews P Pereira S.Dominic H.Judd
G.Prestt N Boloski S.Leo R & A Jayawardena
U.Tiberi, A.Vanday, M.Welliwatte, C.Faamausili, A.Stowers
A. Rajesh A.Ross
T & F O’Gorman, M.Roche, R. Joseph, T.Reimert
P. Velten D.Rowlands
M.Dineen , J.Schalks, J.White, C. Martin, G. Thompson
A & J Arul
D & J Estrada , C. Faamausili , B.Kollaris J. Mozina
FINANCE MATTERS: 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Last week: PG $ 1647.00 Loose $660.25 House $740.00
This week: PG $ 1516.10 Loose $709.05 House $784.15
“No slave can serve two masters; for a slave will either hate the one and love the other, or be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.” Luke 16:13
We should be using our money (‘mammon’) to alleviate the myriad hunger of the world, not to buy our way into Heaven, but so that we become the sort of person who will be able to enjoy the heavenly companionship of those who hungered.