We remember those who have died recently including Veronica Murphy, Danny Vogels and those whose anniversaries occur about this time especially Harry and Doreen Dineen.
We pray for those who are sick including, Claude Allas Leonardo Santilli, John Ramsdale, David Lively, Clyde Dias, Michael Bakker Philomena Molloy, Elizabeth Ware, David Gudgeon and Lyn Hardidge.
This weekend we welcome Judah Sonnet & Aria Perumal and their parents Tim & Stav and Keith & Kylie “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, Nov 3rd 2:45 pm in the library.
ST PATRICK’S CHURCH REFURBISHMENT PROJECT:
For a couple of years now, a parish committee has been overseeing the planning of a major refurbishment of our church building. The committee consists of: Fr Bernard Buckley, Mick O’Brien, Liz Merrigan, Freda O’Gorman, Paul Velten, Ron Jayawardene, Helen Staindl, Herbie O’Flynn and Georges Willman, property officer for the Diocese of Sale. In that time we have been in conversation with parishioner and artist, Anthony Russo, and architect Nick Russo. During this time we have been considering issues of planning, building, engineering, finance and liturgy … among others.
Our discussion and planning for this project is now at the stage where the committee seeks the input of parishioners on the draft designs. The committee seeks to make a presentation to parishioners on the weekend of November 9th and 10th. We will have display boards from the Russos with plans and designs to date. Parishioners will have the opportunity to make written suggestions, comments etc for consideration as we plan further. Soon the draft plans will be submitted to the Bishop and his advisers seeking their required input and, we hope, approval for our plans.
Please accept the invitation to attend the briefing/ presentation on November 9th and 10th Masses to show your interest and offer your thoughts.
There will be a leaving collection after all masses this weekend. Envelopes are available in the church foyer, If you would like, please take one and return it next week.
ROSARY AND MASS ON OCTOBER 31ST:
We will be having our final rosary with the celebration of mass on the 31st October at 7:00 pm followed by a social. All are welcome. Please bring a plate to share.
MASS AT THE CEMETERY:
On November 6th, at 6:00 pm, all are invited to join in a Mass for the Faithful Departed and a Blessing of the Graves at the Pakenham cemetery, Thewlis Road.
VOICES NEEDED-NO AUDITIONS REQUIRED:
An Opportunity for all singers to multiply your gifts and talents as per the Parable of Talents. Our three-weekend masses need your voice. Please join the choir. Talk to the pianist.
2019 FRIENDS OF SION GATHERING:
Friends of Sion Gathering will commence at 9.30 am on Sunday 10 November 2019 with Mass in St Mary’s Cathedral, Sale. This will be the penultimate gathering with the final event on Sunday 8 November 2020 celebrating 130 years of the arrival of the Sisters. If you would like to attend this year and have not received an invitation please contact CeCe Kingwill by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org or Maureen McLeod on 0427 443 550
TEACHING DAY WITH BISHOP PATRICK O’REGAN.
Catholic Charismatic Renewal is hosting a teaching day with Bishop Patrick, Nov 10th at St Josephs Church and Marian room, Witton St Warragul. 9.30am -4.00pm. All welcome. BYO lunch or to share. Tea and coffee provided. See notice for information or contact, Cathy Mc Lure 0432588195; M&W Power 0488680681 or 0356782271.
PREPARING AND CELEBRATING THE SACRAMENTS OF HEALING:
presented by the ACU Centre for Liturgy.
- What do Catholics believe about the sacraments of healing?
- How do Catholics celebrate reconciliation?
- How do Catholics care for the sick?
- Viaticum and Communion to the Sick.
This one-day formation event, presented by Professor Clare Johnson, with Fr Joseph Abutu and Ms Sharon Boyd, is for pastoral care workers, clergy, hospital chaplains, lay ministers, parishioners and all those who care for the sick.
Saturday 23rd November 9.00 am – 4.45 pm with registration from 8.30 am) at St Patrick’s Parish Centre, Registration Fee $60 per person (includes morning/afternoon tea, light lunch and handbook on Communion to the sick)
Register by Tuesday 19th November www.acu.edu.au/pastoral_formation_days
Next meal and companionship is next Sunday, 3rd November 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
A PROFOUNDLY REWARDING MISSION:
Working in Education, Health and Trades? Assist to reduce poverty in overseas communities by sharing your skills. Mutual development assured! There are five places left on Palms Australia’s January 4th – 12th Orientation Course. You must apply now for a position beginning any time in 2020. Call or text 0422 4PALMS (M-F). palms.org.au
Open Day Wednesday 6th November 2019. Study options, Library and Building tour, Refreshments Two programs: 4.30 pm–6.30 pm or 6.00 pm–8.00 pm. Bookings essential: RSVP to Jenny Delahunt by Friday 1 November Phone: 9412 3314 Email: email@example.com 278 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne VIC 3002
ST VINCENT DE PAUL – ASSIST A STUDENT:
This is an educational program aimed at breaking the cycle of poverty. Just $70 can assist an overseas student for one year, offering hope, an education and a better future. This is one of the most positive ways of helping families in need throughout Asia and the Pacific regions to become self-sufficient through education. If you would like to donate to this program, there are forms on the table in the foyer or speak to Joy de Jong.
VINCENT DE PAUL:
Volunteers are gearing for their Annual Christmas Hamper collating and delivering. They are In need of donations of $20 Target Cards as a Christmas gift for a child 10 years and over. If you can assist please contact Maryse 04181447967 or Mary at the parish office.
Our parish children are preparing to celebrate their first reconciliation on the 30th of October 2019. Please say a special prayer for them and their families.
NEW WEBSITE FOR CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF SALE
The Diocese has moved its website to a new domain and the content has been overhauled and refreshed.
www.cdsale.org.au is the new website address.
Site improvements include a map and links to a page for each parish, easier access to mass times, regular news coverage and an events list.
The site also has a number of quality information areas which are useful for volunteers in parishes such as the ‘Safeguarding’ and ‘Living the Faith’ sections.
News stories and events can be submitted for inclusion on the website by parishes and local Catholic organisations. This can be done via the website.
Recent website news stories include coverage of the Diocesan Assembly and recent school principal appointments, Recent Event posts include the Pastoral Formation day for the sacrament of healing and Friends of Sion Gathering.
When new stories and events are added they are also shared to the Diocesan Facebook www.facebook.com/dioceseofsale
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