6th Sunday in Ordinary Time 16th February 2020

We remember those who have died recently including John Seet, Huub van Schijndel  and those whose anniversaries occur about this time including Elino Allis, Mary O’Brien, Ernie Rossetti, Patricia Lloyd  

We pray for those who are sick including  Max Byers, John Ramsdale, David Lively, Milan Sunil, Clyde Dias, Michael Bakker  Philomena Molloy, David Gudgeon and Lyn Hardidge.

BAPTISMS:

This weekend we welcome Bruce O’Donohue and Levi

 Edgecombe and their parents, Matthew & Natasha and Adam &

 Sandrine Next Baptism Preparation is March 1st, at   2:45 pm in

 the parish library.

Come and experience the Grace of God:

*Br. Johnson Sequeira,* Catholic lay preacher from India, and founder of the JCILM Ministry (Jesus Christ is Lord Ministry   (www.jcilm.info) will be leading a Healing Retreat in the month of  FEB/ MAR 2020. Br.Johnson is blessed with a gift of preaching and teaching God’s Word in a very simple, effective way for all to fall in love with God’s Word and become doers of the Word. Br.Johnson preaches around the world and many lives have been touched, changed and transformed. Please come and attend and be blessed.Date:Friday 28th Feb (8:15pm to 10:00 pm after the  Stations of the Cross). Also 2 full day weekend retreats @SFX School Hall, *Berwick* -Mass included both days.

Date: *Saturday 29th Feb* (10:30 am to 6:00 pm) and Sunday 1st March  (10:30 am to 6 pm) For further details, please pick up a copy of the Flyer left at the foyer.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER:

This year’s World Day of Prayer will be held at The uniting Church, 47 James St, Pakenham, on Friday 6th March, at 1:30 pm. The focus will be Pray for Zimbabwe. One of the great things about us coming together this way is the possibility to have people from many of the local churches participate. If you are willing to represent our parish in saying the prayers of the faithful, please contact the parish office.

DISCUSSION GROUPS IN LENT:

Ash Wednesday is on Feb 26th this year, so beginning the season of Lent. We have a Lenten program called “Grace”, for group discussions/ reflections after stations of the cross every week during Lent. Parishioners are invited to join with a small group, in any convenient venue, home, the parish center, the coffee shop etc, to take part in this worthwhile way of preparing for Easter. Groups of 4 or 5 or 6 are advised. If you are interested to participate in a Lenten reflection group please contact the parish office or staff so the resources can be provided. Groups would likely start meeting the week of Ash Wednesday, or the following one.

FROM THE SAFEGUARDING OFFICER:

Bishop Patrick O’Regan has engaged the services of CatholicCare to conduct a series of training sessions across the Diocese on “Building a Child Safe Environment “.   Our first session was conducted on the evening of 17th July and about 50 parishioners attended.  The final session is scheduled for Saturday 21st March at 10 am to 12.30pm in the Church. It is expected that all parishioners with Working With Children Checks volunteering in St Patrick’s Parish who did not attend the first session will attend.  We need to know who will be attending so we do require that you register your acceptance by completing the attendance list in the Church foyer.

MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND: Invest in your most precious asset……Your Marriage!

Married couples, come and learn how to keep/rekindle the passion in your relationship and how to keep your love growing!

The weekend is based around Catholic values but couples of all faiths are welcome.

Next weekend is on   17–19 April 2020 in Melbourne

Other weekends on 17-19 July and 13-15 November 2020

Starts 7pm on Friday. Ends 5pm Sunday. Accommodation and all meals provided.

Information/Bookings: Phone Mercy & James 0409 183 676 or

Email: vicbookings@wwme.org.au  Website: wwme.org.au

JOSEPH’S TRAFALGAR CELEBRATE 90 YEARS OF CATHOLIC EDUCATION:

On Sunday 22nd March 2020 Beginning with Thanksgiving Mass In St John’s Church at 10:00 am

ROSARY GROUP:

Rosary will be recited after each weekday mass including Communion Services at 10:00 am We are praying for the parish of St Patricks, Fr Janeesh as our leader and our church in Australia. Everyone welcome to join us.

LENTEN MISSION:

Fr. Richard Leonard, SJ will be conducting a Lenten Mission at Our Lady Help of Christians Parish in Narre Warren. Fr. Richard is a Jesuit priest, who is a well-known international speaker and has lectured on faith and culture all over the world. He is also a renowned author of some famous books such as; Where the hell is God? Why bother praying? What are we doing on earth for Christ’s sake? This Mission will focus on the issues that confront us as Christians in the contemporary world and offer practical direction about how we can live our lives of faith more deeply. The mission begins on Monday 30th of March to Wednesday 1st of April 2020.

The sessions are from 10am to 11.15 am and REPEATED at 7.30 pm to 8.45 pm. The sessions are based on the following themes-

30th March- “Going out to the world: we need all the help we can get”

31st March – “Nine steps to making better choices for my life”

1st April – “Where the Hell is God? Holding to Faith through the tough times.” For more information please read the flyer on the notice board.

This is a free event and all are welcome.

THE CHILDREN’S CHOIR:

will resume after the school holidays on 22nd Feb. Any children, teen or youth interested can join the group. The choir will sing for 6 pm Holy Mass, every fourth Saturday of the month excluding school holidays. The choir dates for your diary – 22nd Feb, 28th Mar, 25th Apr, 23rd May, 25th July, 22nd Aug, 24th Oct, 28th Nov. The choir practice will be there from 5.15 pm onwards on the mentioned dates, before Holy Mass, inside the Church. There will be a meeting for Children’s Choir group parents and children on 22nd Feb after 6 pm Holy Mass in the parish library. All the new members welcome! We are looking for Teens or Youths who can play musical instruments to help out the children’s choir. Please contact Raja or Sumy (email parish office) if you are interested to join or if you have any questions.

COMMUNION MINISTERS AND SACRISTIANS TRAINING: 

Our parish is always in need of more parishioners to serve as Communion ministers, Sacristans and ministers of communion to the sick. You will notice how often the task falls to the same people, never an ideal thing. On Sunday, Feb 23rd at 3:00 pm or  Thursday 27th Feb at 7:30 pm, in the church, a workshop will be held for all new and existing ministers of Communion and Sacristans, to take up this important role of service in our community. Attendance to only one of them is needed. It would be great to have all the different communities who comprise our parish be represented more strongly in these roles. Please put your name down in the signup sheet in the foyer to let us know when you can attend. More information contact Siji at 5941 7315.

PADDY’S KITCHEN:

serves dinner on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month here in the hall.  They have a great team of volunteers but would like to involve more of you.  You can help by, signing up as a volunteer to help with the dinners, providing food, particularly vegetables, cooking a dessert and promoting the service to those who may benefit.

Volunteers from Paddy’s Kitchen will be providing sausages after both masses on Sunday 23rd February and will be available after both Sunday masses to answer any questions you may have.

PADDY’S KITCHEN:

Next meal and companionship is tonight February 16th    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 or finding it hard to make ends meet, or maybe just in need of some company.  If you can provide a dessert for this meal please contact Tresa at tresaandrews@gmail.com

The L.A.M.P. :

The next  LAMP event “In His Image and Likeness will be held at Narre Warren on 22nd February from 9am – 3pm. There are three age groups Junior Stream (yr7-9) Senior stream (yr10-12) and YA stream (18+). For more information please check flyer in the foyer or our website under youth.

Click here to register 

PATRICK’S FETE: Friday 13th March from 4-9 pm:

The committee is looking for donations of plants, Books, Trash & Treasure items. Cakes can be left in the parish kitchen fully labelled with ingredients (incl. water) on Thu 12th or Friday 13th. If any parishioner wants to help on stalls (WWC check) please contact the school.

POSITION VACANT: OUR LADY HELP OF CHRISTIANS:

is seeking to employ a new Parish Business Manager.  This is a part time position, ideally 15 hours to be worked across four days per week.  Reporting to the Parish Priest, the Business Manager is responsible for the sound financial and commercial management of the Parish resources.  The role will apply professional skills and knowledge of several fields including accounting, human resources, building and maintenance administration.  As a person of faith, committed to gospel values you will fully support the Parish Priest to enable and help the parish fulfil its mission and purpose.  Please contact the OLHC parish office for a position description and statement of key requirements.  Applications close Wednesday 19th February 2020.

PATRICK’S PRAYER GROUP:

Next Prayer Group will be on Friday 21st February at 7.15 pm, beginning with rosary then praise and worship followed by supper. All welcome.

ATTENTION: PARISH SINGERS AND MUSICIANS WANTED FOR THE RITE OF ELECTION! 

To register your interest and receive the music pack, please contact Sophy Morley on pastoral@sale.catholic.org.au as soon as possible

PATRICK’S PLAYGROUP:

For more info and details on starting other days please contact Bianca 0404810917.

CHURCH CLEANING:  

21/2 A & R Jayawardena   28/2  R & M Hau 

Please Note:   NO FLOWERS DURING LENT

FINANCE MATTERS

 Last week   PG   $ 1796.90     Loose    $830.40     House  $810.20

 This week   PG   $ 1316.50     Loose    $770.45     House  $736.60

 COUNTERS ROSTER:    

16/2  C Patmore D Cervasio C Mayer

 23/2  J Ruys K Reimert  I Merrigan   

 01/3  H & R Francis, M Hobbin

THANK YOU to the teams already volunteering to be counters. We are             still looking for more counters and if you are interested could you

please contact Mary in the parish office and a training session can be held either nighttime or day depending on interest 59417315

 ROSARY STATUE:

16/2 V & M Mendis   23/2 Manoj Mendis

 CHILDREN’S LITURGY: 16/2   N Boloski,  L Roberts,  C Smith

  23/2 F DeBona & A Jayawardena

  Please Note: we need of an assistant on the first Sunday of the

  month, during the 9am mass. Please contact Parish Office

     

TIME

READERS

MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST

6.00pm

T Andrews

N Andrews

G Wright K Symons H Pereira

T Ridgewy J Ruys

9qm`

C Fernando

P Fernando

C McCowan D Rowlands B Barker

P Maxfield G Prestt

10.30am

J Arul

A Arul

A Parma M Pauguy P Setu
P SweeFan M Fanchette

NEXT WEEK

READERS

MINISTERS OFTHE EUCHARIST

6.00pm

A Rajesh

A Ross

L Patton J Rodda A Tanner

W & B Vail

9am

A Minnus

B Wiegerink

R & A Jayawardena J Schalks

J White M Dineen

10.30am

Volunteers

Please

U Tiberi A Vanday M Welliwatte

C Faamausili A Stowers