We remember those who have died recently and those
anniversaries occur about this time including Elizabeth Peter Solomon
We pray for those who are sick including Brian John 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 Preparation is Sunday, July 7th at 2.45pm in the Parish library.
PENTECOSTAL SUNDAY INTERNATIONAL FOOD DAY:
Our parish will be celebrating Pentecost today after the 10:30 am mass with a spirit-filled International Food Day. All parishioners are most welcome.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION:
Over these 3 weekends, we welcome about 80 children receiving their First Holy communion from our parish. Let us all pray for them and their families for a great spiritual journey ahead.
ST VINCENT DE PAUL POOR MAN’S APPEAL:
This year our appeal will be in July on the weekends 7th to the 21st. Your donations of nonperishable food items such as spaghetti, baked beans, long life milk, canned tomatoes, biscuits, noodles, etc. would be greatly appreciated and can be left in the foyer of the church. The appeal will end on 21st July so items can be left up till then.
BRINGING CHILDREN TO OUR MOTHER, ONE HAIL MARY AT A TIME:
We plan to start a Rosary group at St.Patricks Pakenham for kids and youth. This would be once a month event followed by some snacks for the children, it is optional for parents to bring in a plate. Based on the interest we shall confirm the date and time of when this will begin. If interested, please reach out to Grace at 0406101280. Have a blessed week ahead.
After 10 months of Listening and Dialogue and a period of analysis and prayerful discernment, the National Themes for Discernment for the Plenary Council 2020 are being announced at Pentecost – this weekend. More information on each of the National Themes for Discernment will be available in the coming weeks. Find out more at www.plenarycouncil.catholic.org.a
FROM THE SAFETY 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 “. It is expected that all parishioners with Working With Children Checks volunteering in St Patrick’s Parish will attend. Our session is 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm on Wednesday 17th July. 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.
Dinners are held on the 1st and 3rd Sundays each month. If you wish to join our volunteer list or prepare a dessert please contact the particular leader. Next Session: 16th June contact Tresa Andrews at St Patrick’s Primary School and 7th July contact Sue Hilder on 0409 202 903 or email@example.com Thank you in advance.
ANNUAL APPEAL FOR WARM CLOTHING FOR THE HOMELESS:
It’s that time of the year again and am sure the chilling cold in our bones is enough reminder… So once again the JCILM (Jesus Christ Is Lord Ministry) is making it annual winter appeal for new or well-loved warm blankets, sleeping bags, beanies, warm scarves, gloves and warm socks. Closing date for collection is 16th June 2019 but the sooner you are able to please leave your donations in the box marked WINTER APPEAL in the church foyer, the better. We are beginning our street runs next weekend as the homeless living on Melbourne streets are already doing it hard. Thank you and God bless your generous hearts.. Rochelle Pereira 0401017752
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.
Discernment helps voices transform into Plenary Council themes
Monday 3 June 2019
Australian Catholic Bishops Conference
A combination of data analysis, prayer and reflection has helped the Plenary Council 2020 process move from the voices of more than 222,000 people across the country to a number of National Themes for Discernment.
More than 75 people met last week to listen to and understand the qualitative and quantitative analysis of the submissions received during the 10-month Listening and Dialogue phase of the Plenary Council.
The National Centre for Pastoral Research, using best-practice analysis skills and software, read the almost 17,500 group and individual submissions and over three days provided their insights for those attending the meeting.
‘Our job was to review and report on how people responded to the question ‘What do you think God is asking of us in Australia at this time?’,’ explained National Centre for Pastoral Research director Trudy Dantis.
Among those in attendance during the presentation of the data were members of the Bishops Commission for the Plenary Council, the Plenary Council Executive Committee and the Plenary Council Facilitation Team.
Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB, president of the Plenary Council, said it was a significant responsibility to listen to the stories from the hearts and minds of ordinary Catholics across a huge variety of contexts – sometimes in harmony with one another, at other times divergent.
‘This was done by listening to the information Dr Dantis and her colleagues presented, then taking time for reflection on those subject areas in prayer,’ Archbishop Costelloe said.
‘There were many moments of communal and individual prayer, as part of communal discernment over the three days we met. Indeed, the next phase of this preparation stage of the Plenary Council is Listening and Discernment, so we practised discernment ourselves to help us consider how we can move into this next phase of preparation.’Members of the Plenary Council Local Coordinators Network, representing dioceses and archdioceses, met over the subsequent two days to discuss how the National Themes for Discernment could be communicated and considered by people in their local faith communities.
‘As with other meetings of this group of about 50 people from around the country, there was an incredible energy in the room,’ Plenary Council facilitator Lana Turvey-Collins said.
‘The enthusiasm of people for the Plenary Council process and the desire to be involved was evident during the Listening and Dialogue phase. The reality is that the local coordinators are the heartbeat of local activity for the Plenary Council process and seeking their wisdom and advice was essential as we prepare to move forward together.’ The National Themes for Discernment and other analysis from the Listening and Dialogue phase of the Council will be released throughout June, beginning at Pentecost.
Visit the Plenary Council website for more information at www.plenarycouncil.catholic.org.au
FR TOM UZHUNALIL SDB
will be coming to St Agatha’s Cranbourne on Monday 10th June and give his testimony after the Mass at 9.30am in Malayalam about his ISIS captivity.
For more info contact Fr Shalbin Paul SDB on 0402 707 299. All Welcome!
Our Diocesan RCIA coordinator Rita Elswyk will be conducting a workshop for the RCIA teams of our parishes, on the 15th of June from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm in our parish. The process, the stages and the ceremonies will be outlined. There will be practical resources provided and plenty of time for questions. If you are interested in joining our RCIA team, please contact Siji through the Parish office.
CELEBRATING WITH JOY:
The Archbishop’s office for Evangelisation,
Melbourne is conducting a Combined Liturgical Ministry formation day
with workshops on Ministry of Communion to the Sick, The Reader
of God’s Word and Ministry of Welcome & Hospitality, on the 19th June,
12-30 to 6:00 pm at St Andrews Parish, Clayton South. A poster for the
same is up on our parish bulletin board in the foyer.
ST PATRICK’S PLAYGROUP
Has sessions running Monday – Thursday. If you’re interested, come along and see… For further information contact Christine on 0438364881
THE COUPLES FOR CHRIST (OCEANIA MISSION):
A private international association of the Faithful of Pontifical Right invites you to a Christian Life Program on June 30, 2019, 1-5pm, St. Michael Parish Centre, 119 High St., Berwick VIC 3806. For more information please contact Oniel & Queenie Oras at m. 0477 208 482.”
09/6 6 pm M Vandiemen 9 am AJ Estrada 10.30am H O’Flynn
16/6 6 pm M Burhop 9 am A Jayawardena 10.30am J Pauguy
14/6 A & R Jayawardena 21/6 R & M Hau
9/6 D Velten & K Symons 16/6 N Boloski L Roberts C Smith
9/6 A & C Poonweera 166/6/6 S & D Gupta
MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST
S.Dominic T Ridgeway V Ukkru
T Reimert J Ruys
M Dineen H & R Francis J White
UTiberi A Vanday M. Weliwatte
C Faamausili A Stowers
J Rodda G Wright H Pereria K Symons
R & A Jayawardena G Thompson
P Velten M O’Brien
D & J Estarada R Lappin B Kollaris
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“There are different kinds of spiritual gifts but the same Spirit; there are different forms of service but the same Lord; there are different workings but the same God who produces all of them in everyone.” – 1 CORINTHIANS 12:4-6
All of us are blessed, regardless of our own individual circumstances; God has given each of us many gifts. How we use those gifts is our gift back to God. For God’s plan to work, each must do what we are called to do and guess what – we are not all called to do the same thing!