We remember those who have died recently including Ray Coombs and those whose anniversaries occur about this time inclkuding Jean-Paul Lum Yick
Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, letyour perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen
We pray for those who are sick including Maria Austin, Clyde Dias, Michael Bakker, Bob Grech, Ethel Luker, Philomena Molloy, Elizabeth Ware, David Gudgeon, Richard Pereira, George Hilder, Lyn Hardidge,
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 Sunday December 2nd, at 2.45pm
This is an event which raises much needed awareness and support for the local charity, the 4Cs Crisis Relief Centre. We are passionate about the cause as it supports our local community. Furthermore, we will be participating in the event by riding our bikes 80km on November 17th. For this we are asking you to sponsor us so we can, together, make a difference within our community. You can sponsor us online through the website http://www.theslog.com.au click on sponsor a rider and type (Tresa Andrews/James Andrews) to sponsor us, or cash can be left with Mary at the Parish Office.Thanks in advance. Cheers James and Tresa
The house at 5 Guest Road, designated to be the parish presbytery some time in the new year, will be open for you to have a look at before it becomes the priest’s home. Please feel welcome to call in for a look, and a cuppa, on Sunday, November 18th, between 3:00pm and 5:00pm. From various discussions around the place, and various suggestions, the present presbytery will most likely be converted for use as the parish centre. This should be particularly helpful next year when the church becomes a building site
ABORIGINAL CATHOLIC MINISTRY
The ACM invites parishioners
to their inaugural Art Instillation launch titled “Our Survival Journey” to be held on 18th Nov 2018, at 434 St Georges Road, Thornbury. The day begins with Mass at 11:00am, followed by unveiling and blessing of art work with light refreshments to follow at 12:30. Please RSVP: Odette lo Castro at odette.loCastro@cam.org.au for more information and catering purposes.
PADDY’S KITCHEN NEWS
We are having a meeting for anyone interested in being a Co-ordinator of a team to run a session of Paddy’s Kitchen. This will be on Thursday 15th November at 7pm in the Library. Those of you who are already Team Leaders/ Coordinators please attend also as we are discussing our Christmas Meal at that meeting.
If there are any Parishioners who are able to make a dessert for Sunday 2nd December it would be greatly appreciated. Please ring Mary at the Parish office 59 417 315 or put your name and dessert on the list on the table in the foyer. We need to know we have catered for enough clients. You can leave the dessert in the fridge in the Parish hall over the weekend Masses that weekend. As this is our Christmas Meal we need Christmas Cake, Plum Puddings, Trifles, Apple Pies, fruit salads, Mince tarts, boxes of lollies, serviettes and Bon Bons. Thanks to all, Jane
CALLING ALL OUR FILIPINO PARISHIONERS
You are invited to attend a meeting on the 11th and 18th of November after the 10:30 am Sunday Mass to plan and prepare the upcoming Feast Day celebrations. Please meet us at the church library room after mass. Mabuhay and God bless you all.
ST PAT’S CHURCH PROJECT
The committee leading this project has been meeting regularly and working with the designs being developed by Nick Russo and Anthony Russo. We are getting close to accepting the final ‘look’ of the building, and when we do that the designing, planning etc will go into much greater detail. The committee will look forward to making a presentation to all parishioners before too long.
CHRISTMAS CHOIR PRACTICE
The Midnight mass practice will be held in church every Wednesday at 7:30pm beginning the 21st Nov till the 19th Dec. Parishioners are most welcome to bring along their singing voices and join the choir.
On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day in the eleventh month of the year 1918, 100 years ago today, an armistice was signed, ending the “war to end all wars” – World War I. Armistice Day is a day to pray for those who have died serving their country.
Prayer of Remembrance
Let us pray for all who suffer as a result of conflict, and ask that God may give us peace:
For the service men and women who have died in the violence of war, each one remembered by and known to God; May God give peace, God give peace For those who love them in death as in life, offering the distress of our grief and the sadness of our loss; May God give peace.
For all members of the armed forces who are in danger this day, remembering family, friends and all who pray for their safe return; May God give peace, God give peace.
For civilian women, children and men whose lives are disfigured by war or terror, calling to mind in penitence the anger and hatreds of humanity; May God give peace.
For peace-makers and peace-keepers, who seek to keep this world secure and free; May God give peace, God give peace. For all who bear the burden and privilege of leadership, political, military and religious; asking for gifts of wisdom and resolve in the search for reconciliation and peace. May God give peace.
O God of truth and justice, we hold before you those whose memory we cherish, and those whose names we will never know. Help us to lift our eyes above the torment of this broken world, and grant us the grace to pray for those who wish us harm. As we honour the past, we put our faith in your future; for you are the source of life and hope, now and for ever. Amen.
MASS AT THE CEMETERY
On November 21st, at 6:00pm, all are invited to join in a Mass for the Faithful Departed and a Blessing of the Graves at the Pakenham cemetery, Thewlis Road.
RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (RCIA)
A group of 8 team members and candidates met on Thursday evening for an Information session to begin a shortened season of RCIA. The was a wonderful atmosphere in the room as we got to know each other a little, shared a few stories and heard a witness talk about one person’s experience of coming to join the church. The group will meet each Wednesday at 7:30pm in the Welcome Room at the parish centre. If you know anyone who might be interested to find out about the church, please consider bringing them along.
All parishioners at St Pat’s have been invited to the ordination to the priesthood of Rev Hiep Nguyen, by Bishop Patrick O’Regan, to be held at St Mary’s Cathedral, 47 Foster Street, Sale, on Saturday, December 15th at 11:00am. Refreshments will follow. Hiep’s first Mass of Thanksgiving will be at St Joseph’s, Warragul, at 9:00am on Sunday, December16th. He has also expressed interest in coming to St Pat’s for a Mass to thank you all for your goodness to him.
KIMBERLEY CATHOLIC VOLUNTEER SERVICE
Volunteer Workers – Balgo and La Grange/ Bidyadanga The Diocese of Broome, WA, requires volunteers to assist with the work of the local Church in the Kimberley. There are various important voluntary tasks: administration, building maintenance, gardening, shop staffing, cooking, cleaning etc. Placements are preferred for a period of 6 months. We are currently seeking volunteers for several parishes including Balgo, and La Grange/Bidyadanga and Warmun. For further details on how to be a part of this unique experience, and an application form, please contact: Volunteer Coordinator: Anneliese Rohr 08 9192 1060 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.broomediocese.org Mail: PO Box 76, BROOME WA 6725
VILLA MARIA CATHOLIC HOMES
WMCH offers Aged Care, Affordable Housing, Retirement Living, Home Care, Disability and Specialist Education. VMCH is a Catholic, not-for-profit organisation providing services to more than 7000 people across Victoria. We observe the teachings and practices of the Catholic Church by celebrating the life of individuals and their communities as expressed in their physical, social and spiritual wellbeing. For more information please phone 1800 036 377 or visit www.vmch.com.au
Our Parish Listening & Dialogue sessions held over the past weeks have indeed borne much fruit. There have been a lot of responses received and we would love to hear more. The parish council discussed the topic of “The Inclusive Church”. The discussions revolved around the significance of pastoral care, an awareness of inclusivity (e.g. divorced, addicted, gay communities), dialoguing with other faith cultures and more awareness of the significance of our traditions. There will be more topics advertised in the future we invite you to come and join. We will hopefully be winding up the initial phase by the end of this year. Thank you to all who have contributed.
“THE LAMP ABLAZE”
The Diocese of Sale is celebrating the closure of the Year of Youth at St Agatha’s, Cranbourne! You are invited to join “The L.A.M.P. ABLAZE” event there on November 17th from 8:30am-5:00pm, and to celebrate the amazing journey of The L.A.M.P. in its first year. We are excited to present you this day that brings in a variety of inspiring guests speakers, a lot of fun, games and laughter along with soul-stirring time spent in praise & worship, reconciliation, adoration and much more this day surely lives up to its theme and promises to set the fire ablaze. Food will be provided! $5 registration fee for each youth. Registration is all online. https://thelampwrsale.wixsite.com/home
11/11 D Velten K Symons
18/11 N Boloski C Smith
16/11 Lindsay & J C Pauguy
23/11 P Pereira & C George
11/11 6pm K Symons 9am AJayawardena 10.30 J Pauguy
18/11 6pm M Burhop 9am G Prestt 10.30 L O’Flynn
18/11 K Bailey