We remember those who have died recently including John Wouters, Nola Tabone, Maria Schwartz and those anniversaries occur about this time including Mary Francis
We pray for those who are sick including Brian John Ramsdale, David Lively, Clyde Dias, Michael Bakker Philomena Molloy, Elizabeth Ware, David Gudgeon, George Hilder and Lyn Hardidge
This weekend we welcome Beau Mepstead, Zayne Saniano, Aleyra Dardenne, Layla Blair, Mia Dutton, and their parents Travis and Jessica, Jessie and Marilyn, Des and Sian Cameron and Chanel Matthew and Kassie. “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 Sunday, June 2nd at 2.45pm.
TRINITY FAMILIES APPEAL:
Trinity Families is the Sale Diocese’s charitable fund which does magnificent work providing support for programs which aid families in need of welfare services. Over the past 15 years, it has provided a marvelous $1.5 million to assist other charities to run programs for families in need in our region.
Programs funded include family counseling services, parenting programs, suicide prevention, respite care, drug and alcohol programs, and emergency accommodation. Trinity Families could do much more if it had more financial resources and that is why we need your support for the annual appeal in our parishes.
The theme this year is “Be the reason someone smiles today.” Your generosity in supporting this annual appeal will be greatly appreciated. Envelopes are available which can be used for donations. Cheque and credit card donations can be posted back to the diocese but we ask that cash donations are placed in the envelope and returned in one of the Sunday collections. Tax-deductible receipts will be provided if you give your email or postal address.
The Trinity Families website www.trinityfamilies.org.au has details if you wish to donate by direct debit. Again, please consider giving generously to this annual appeal and hopefully we see smiles on the faces of many more struggling families within our diocese.
ST VINCENT DE PAUL:
The Pakenham Conference of St Vincent de Paul will be celebrating their 50th Anniversary at the 10.30am Mass on Sunday 2nd June. A welcome is extended to past members, associates and their families Light lunch to follow. RSVP would be appreciated to firstname.lastname@example.org.
FROM THE SAFETY OFFICER:
Bishop Patrick O’Regan has advised that he has engaged the services of CatholicCare to conduct a series of training sessions across the Diocese on “Building a Child Safe Environment “. Our scheduled session will be on the night of Wednesday 17th July. All parishioners will be welcome especially those with a Working With Children Check. Further details will follow. Please save the date
“Live Justly, Love Tenderly, Walk Humbly” Micah 6:8. Our next LAMP event will be held at St Michael’s Berwick. There will be talks from young people making a difference in our community and the world as a whole, as well as games, fun, reflection, and worship.
Dinner will be provided and we will close with Mass.
Come along and be inspired to make a difference in our world.
Registration is free but we ask that you bring along donations for those in need in our community.
Go to www.thelampyouth.com<http://www.thelampyouth.com>
PENTECOSTAL SUNDAY INTERNATIONAL FOOD DAY:
Our parish will be celebrating Pentecost with a spirit-filled International Food Day, similar to last two years. We have signups from Switzerland, Srilanka, India, Australia, Tibet, Philippines, Egypt, and Lebanon. Looking forward to more signups. Mark your calendars, June 9th after the 10:30 am mass. Our coordinators, Neil Woods and Jane Estrada will get in touch with you soon. Please put your name down on the sheet provided in the foyer along with the country you would like to represent and we will get in touch with you. Please start getting your national costumes ready for the day.
Fr Bernard Buckleys surgery went well and he is on the path to recovery. He sends his thanks for your ongoing prayers.
WE WELCOME Fr Xavier Pinto C.Ss.R:
who is looking after our parish needs while Father Bernard is away.
THE ICON OF OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP:
Bishop Patrick O’Regan has announced a Diocesan Assembly to be held on 13-14 September. In the months leading up to the Assembly, the Diocesan community is being invited to embark on a period of prayer and preparation with a Diocesan Pilgrimage of the Icon of Our Lady of Perpetual Help (the patroness of our Diocese) and the Diocesan Plenary 2020 Candle. We are hosting the Icon this week.
The parish celebrations on Wednesday will also include the blessing of medals and rosaries that parishioners are encouraged to bring. All parishioners are encouraged to attend these rosaries and celebrations.
Rosary, Adoration, and Benediction
Communion service and Rosary
Rosary in Singhalese
Celebration at Shanagolden
St Pats school celebration
Parish Celebration for the Icon.
Will leave to Clare’s
WOOLWORTHS STICKERS FOR SCHOOLS:
There is a box on the
table in the foyer for anyone who would like to give their stickers to our
parish schools. Thank you in advance they will provide sports and educational equipment needed.
SACRAMENTAL DATES FOR 2019:
Please see our website for information.
PADDY’S KITCHEN INVITATION:
The next Paddy’s Kitchen dinner is on this Sunday, May 19th If you are able to volunteer to help for a few hours please call Herbie on 0419 223 631. If you can help with a dessert for any of our meals please fill in the sheet in the foyer. Thank you in advance
MAJESTIC INDIA TOUR:
Enjoy a tour around this iridescent country that is filled with diversity of colours, landscapes, cultures, religions, festivals and food. Explore India’s beauty and it’s unique experiences in this 17 day journey lead by Fr. Ralph Besterwitch that features Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Goa, Mysore, Alleppey. Experience elephant ride, Fishing, Classical Indian performances, Organic Farm visits, 1 Night on the Houseboat and more for an all-inclusive price of $5190. The group departs on 2nd November 2019. The fare includes Return Economy Airfares + Local Transfers in Deluxe coaches + Stay in Premium Hotels + All Breakfast & Dinners + Catholic Priest + English speaking professional guides + Entrances as per itinerary and more. For inquiries & bookings call 03 8839 6615 or 1300721561 or email us email@example.com
FIRST HOLY COMMUNIONS:
Our parish will be celebrating First holy communion for about 80 children this year over three weekends during the 6:00 pm and the 10:30 am mass. Please pray for the children and their families who have been on a journey of preparation to receive Christ in the Eucharist for the first time.
HELP PALMS ACHIEVE A WORLD FREE OF POVERTY
Share your skills with a community organisation in Asia or the Pacific to contribute to sustainable solutions to poverty. Our community partners have requested teachers, nurses, tradies and more to work alongside a local counterpart in 2020.
We welcome all those who envision volunteering their skills overseas in the next few years to join our next training course, starting in Sydney on July 6th.
Visit palms.org.au or call Palms now on 02 9560 5333 for more details
Conversational English classes at Catholic Care will be held every Friday during the school term from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at 1 Rogers Street, Pakenham. Retired teachers and experienced volunteers are running the course. No fee. For enquiries please contact 1800 522 076.
ST PATRICK’S PLAYGROUP
returned on Monday 29th April, with sessions running Monday – Thursday. If you’re interested, come along and see. For further information contact Christine on 0438364881
MASS FOR YOU AT HOME:
There are many people in our parishes who are unable to attend Mass because of illness, or on some occasions because of a lack of priests. Network 10 offers a weekly Mass service that many people have found helpful in nourishing their spiritual life if they can’t join with the parish community. Let your local nursing homes or housebound friends know about this service. Here is the link: www.tenplay.com.au/ channel-ten/mass-for-you-at-home.
19/5 6:00 pmK Symons 9:00 am A Jayawardena 10.30 am J Pauguy
26/5 6:00 pm M Burhop 9:00 am G Prestt 10.30 am L. O’Flynn
24/5 M Weliwatte and R Dias
31/5 C McCowan & M Burhop
19/5 N Boloski L Roberts & C Smith
26/5 F DeBona & A Jayawardena
19/5 L & R Fortinez 26/5 P & J Ferry
Last week: PG $1896.00 Loose $ 874.50 House $ 826.05
This week: PG $1432.00 Loose $ 991.90 House $ 736.95
MINISTERS OFTHE EUCHARIST
P Pereria L Garvey M Vandiemen
F & T O’Gorman
R & A Jayawardena C Martin M O’Brien
D & J Estrada R Lappin B Kollaris
H Judd M Roche W & B Vail R Ginting
C McCowan G Thompson N Ward
P Velten P Carlin
M Hobbin R Lappin C Mayer R O’Brien