Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, 26th Jan 2020

We remember those who have died recently and those whose anniversaries occur about this time including Juan Parma,  Giovanni Mamoliti, 

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

BAPTISMS:

This weekend we welcome Nethmi Liyanaralalage,

Edith May Horobin, Mietta Esme Owen and their parents Samindra

& Indu, Heath & Sarah and Matthew and Emma  

Next Baptism Preparation is  Feb 2nd, at   2:45 pm in the parish library.

WELCOME FR.JANEESH JOSE:

St Patrick’s Parish would like to welcome you Fr Janeesh to our wonderful parish and we look forward to your leadership.

THANK YOU:

Thankyou to all our generous parishioners. We have collected $2949.40 for the victims of the recent Bushfires. This will be forwarded to the families in need.

L.A.M.P.

 The next  LAMP event “In His Image aand Likeness will be held atNarre 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 foyer or on our website under youth.

ST. PATRICK’S LUNCHEON GROUP:

 Our first outing for 2020 is on February 5th at Drake Tavern, 153 Main Street, Pakenham (near the station). We had a great turn up in December it was great to catch up with everyone If you are new to the parish, you Are welcome to come and meet some of the parishioners. Contact Kathy 0418679616

THANK YOU TO THE FILIPINO COMMUNITY:

On behalf of St Patricks Parish, a big thank you to the Filipino Community for the wonderful day we had last week. The day turned out to be a day of fellowship, feasting and fun.

PARISH COUNCIL:

Our first Parish Council for the year would be on Tuesday 4th Feb 2020 at 7:30 pm in the parish library. Parishioners are welcome to submit agenda items for discussions through the parish office.

BECOMING A CATHOLIC:

Are you someone or do you know someone who…

  • Has expressed an interest in becoming Catholic?
  • Has a child over the age of seven who has not been baptized?
  • Was baptized Catholic as a child, but has not celebrated the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist?

We offer an opportunity to come together in a small group to learn more about our faith. Sessions focus on the teachings and experience of Church and prepare individuals to celebrate the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist during the Easter season. There are separate sessions for children. Sessions begin on Wednesday, Feb 5th at 7:30 pm in the parish welcome room.

PLENARY LISTENING AND DISCERNMENT: 

We have completed four sessions covering topics on Missionary and Evangelising, Inclusive, Participatory and Synodal, Humble healing and Merciful and Prayerful and eucharistic. In the coming weeks, we will run sessions

Tue  28th 7:00 pm:  Missionary and Evangelisation

Fri    31st 7:00 pm:  Inclusive participatory and Synodal.

Parishioners are encouraged to come and join in these sessions.  We will run morning sessions for all the six topics in the beginning of Feb.

AN ECUMENICAL LENTEN CONVERSATION:

An Invitation from Most Reverand Patrick O Regan  and The Right Reverand Dr Richard Treloar, Anglican Bishop of Gippsland to join in a lenten conversation at The Abbey, Raymond Island on Friday 21st Feb 2020 from 10:00 am till 3:30 pm. The reflections will be led by two outstanding theological scholars, The Revd. Professor Mark Lindsay, Professor of Historical Theology Trinity College theological school, and Dr Francis Baker RSM, Senior Lecturer in Moral Theology and Systematic Theology, CTC. The Abbey is an Anglican retreat and conference Centre on Raymond Island linked by ferry to the nearby township of Paynesville on the Gippsland Lakes. There is a catering Charge of $20. Please contact the parish office for more information.

2020 STRENGTH  IN  WEAKNESS CONFERENCE:

Saturday 15 February 2020, 9:00 am – 6:30 pm, 400 City Road, Southbank (Planetshakers Centre) A day of prayer and renewal for all Christians to come together and be strengthened and encouraged in their faith. Encouraged by Pope Francis’ message that we are all called to be saints, the underlying theme of the conference is to rely solely of God’s grace and strength – especially in times when your faith could be questioned and challenged. Guest speakers will include Archbishop Peter A Comensoli, Archbishop Christopher Prowse, Fr Augustine Vallooran V.C, Lenyce Willason, Fr Ken Barker MGL & Lalith Perera.

We invite everyone to this free event. If you are interested in participating, please register online. For more information & free registration visit www.strengthinweakness.com.au

ST PAT’S WOMEN’S SEWING GROUP:

Who are we? We are a sewing group that welcomes women of many   cultures to come together to make, mend and create whilst enjoying each other’s company. We meet to break down barriers and to learn from each other, we share experiences and that helps to reduce isolation and help prevent sadness and depression. We meet on Thursdays from 11 am till 3 pm during school term however we are planning to have an informal meet and greet on Thursday 23rd January for anyone interested in joining our group. Why not come along and check us out, bring your machine if you want Cheryl to check it over. We will be meeting in the Library Room of St Pat’s. Contact Mary Craven at the church on 5941 7315 or Cheryl on 0417 124 881


PADDY’S KITCHEN:

Next meal and companionship is February 2nd   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 are able to make a dessert for this Sunday’s dinner contact the  parish office 59417315

PADDY’S KITCHEN VOLUNTEERS:

 

Please Note there will be a meeting on Thursday 6th February at 7pm in the parish library to discuss/orgnise our meals and services.  Everyone welcome. 

ST VINCENT DE PAUL:

A big thank you to all parishioners for their contributions to the Christmas Hampers that St Vinnies members and helpers made up for the disadvantaged in our local community. We couldn’t do it without your support, and be sure that these hampers were gratefully received.

We are also always looking for helpers on our nightly visitations to those who call in for assistance. Time required is from 3.30 – 5.30 generally, on a night of your choice once a month or so. If interested you could leave your name and number with Mary in the office, or call Joy on 0408107502

ibus leo.

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

Followed by Open School,Social Gathering.BBQ lunch Provided

Please RSVP by Friday 13th March 2020 office@trafalgar.catholic.edu.au,56331151 or

loconnell@trafalgar.catholic.edu.au Parking available in the Parish Carpark (west of the church) Provided and at the Trafalgar Bowling Please bring any memorabilia to share

FINANCE MATTERS

 Last week   PG   $ 1626.00     Loose    $814.15     House  $825.60

This week   PG   $ 1522.00     Loose    $868.75     House  $803.65

CHURCH CLEANING: 31/1 K Venn & H Aurisch

7/2 P Bare &  A Vanday

 

ROSARY STATUE: 25/1 Q Perera 2/2 A & C Poonweera

TIME

READERS

MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST

6:00 pm

A Ross

A Rajesh

J Rodda; A Tanner; W & B Vail;

R Ginting

9:00 am

G Thompson

M Scanlon

M O’Brien; H & R Francis ; C Martin; J Wijayagunarathna

10.30 am

A Arul

R Lappin

U Tiberi A Vanday M Welliwatte

A stowers C Faamausili

NEXT WEEK

READERS

MINISTERS OFTHE EUCHARIST

6.00pm

J Colvin

C George

V Ukkru T Andrews M VanDiemen

J Parsons H Judd

9am

M Dineen

M O’Brien

J Bulgakova K Venn G Thompson

M Wiwczaruk P Carlin

10.30am

J Obsioma

L O’Flynn

D & j Estrada C Faamausili

B Kollaris J Mozina

THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD – 5th Jan 2020

We remember those who have died recently including Joan Condie and those whose anniversaries occur about this time including Widley & Nicles Clelie and Harold Leonore, Thelma Fennell  

 

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

BAPTISMS:

This weekend we welcome Aine Nesbitt and Amelia Dixon and their parents Gerard & Caixia and Paul & Melissa  Next Baptism Prep is today  Jan 5th, 2020at   2:45 pm

AN ECUMENICAL LENTEN CONVERSATION

An Invitation from Most Reverand Patrick O Regan  and The Right Reverand Dr Richard Treloar, Anglican Bishop of Gippsland to join in a lenten conversation at The Abbey, Raymond Island on Friday 21st Feb 2020 from 10:00 am till 3:30 pm. The reflections will be led by two outstanding theological scholars, The Revd. Professor Mark Lindsay, Professor of Historical Theology Trinity College theological school, and Dr Francis Baker RSM, Senior Lecturer in Moral Theology and Systematic Theology , CTC. The Abbey is an Anglican retreat and conference Centre on Raymond Island linked by ferry to the nearby township of Paynesville on the Gippsland Lakes. There is a catering Charge of $20. Please contact the parish office for more information.

GOODBYE TO FR. FRANCIS:

 Fr Francis has been with us since August 2019. Next weekend will be his last week here. As a thank you to father we will have a goodbye cuppa after each of the masses next week in the parish hall. Please bring a plate to share.

VIVA PIT SENIOR STO.  NINO, HAIL BABY CHILD JESUS:

Our annual Filipino Feast is happening on Jan 19, 2020. Requesting the Filipinos of the parish to come and attend a short meeting on Sunday, Jan 5 after the 10:30 am mass in the parish library to plan the event.

2020 STRENGTH IN WEAKNESS CONFERENCE:

Saturday 15 February 2020, 9:00 am – 6:30 pm, 400 City Road, Southbank (Planetshakers Centre)

A day of prayer and renewal for all Christians to come together and be strengthened and encouraged in their faith. Encouraged by Pope Francis’ message that we are all called to be saints,

the underlying theme of the conference is to rely solely on God’s grace and strength – especially in times when your faith could be questioned and challenged. Guest speakers will include Archbishop Peter A Comensoli, Archbishop Christopher Prowse, Fr Augustine Vallooran V.C, Lenyce Willason, Fr

Ken Barker MGL & Lalith Perera.

We invite everyone to this free event. If you are interested in participating, please register online.

For more information & free registration visit www.strengthinweakness.com.au

PADDY’S KITCHEN:

Next meal and companionship is January 5th, 2020     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.  Team Leader is Mick O’ Brien

THANKYOU FOR YOUR DONATION TO OUR WORK IN PERU- MARY MACKILLOP TODAY:

On behalf of Mery Mckillop Today, I thank you for your generous support in supplying and assisting with used stamps.

We’ve had another wonderful year, raising approximately $65,000. A great effort from many many people!

From 2001 till now the total raised is $378,000.

It is through your efforts that the legacy of saint Mary Mackillop Today continues in Peru today.

Sr Helen Saunders

For Sisters of St Joseph

NATALIA’S STORY

When Natalia was elected School Captain she had the opportunity to take part in the School Peace Project that aims to reduce violence in Peruvian Schools, so that students are able to learn in peace. Natalia received training in leadership and how to promote a culture of peace.

Natalia led an exceptional peace campaign, in which all students in her year designed posters promoting peace, which were then entered into a completion. What was most impressive, Natalia took these posters to the local authority, including the Police, Mayor, Dept of Education and School Principle and explained the need for a culture without violence and encouraged the authorities to enter the poster competition, which they did.

Natalia spoke about the results of this project increasing respect amongst students while decreasing machismo, with teachers trusting the students more and parents realizing the treasures they had in their children.

ST PATRICK’S  PRAYER GROUP

“that in all things, God may be glorified”

(Holy Rule of St Benedict)

We warmly invite you to a night of praise, worship, healing, prayer, witnessing and fellowship

When:  every Friday fortnight

                        7.15 p.m. Rosary

                        7.30 p.m. Praise and Worship

Where:             St Patrick’s Welcome Room, Parish Centre

Schedule of Meetings 2020:

7th February, 21st February, 6th March, 20th March, 3rd April, 17th April, 1st May, 15th May,  29th May, 12th June,  26th June, 10th July, 24th July, 7th August, 21st August, 4th September, 18th September, 2nd October, 16th October, 30th October, 13th November, 27th November, 11th December

More Information contact Theo on 5941 7413

SACRAMENT DATES FOR 2020:

Has now been updated on our website. For more information, please visit  http://stpatrickspakenham.com.au/sacraments 

CARE FOR THE SICK

If you know of anyone who is unable to get to Mass and would like the Eucharist brought to them, please advise us on 5941 7315

ROSTERS:

The new rosters are ready for pickup in the foyer.  

PLENARY COUNCIL UPDATE:

Have you been a part of the Plenary Council process of listening, prayer, dialogue and discernment?  Do you feel called to express your interest in being a delegate from our diocese?  Speak with your Parish Priest, school principal or agency leader today about the details.  Expressions of Interest due by January 25th 2020. 

Calendar Dates for Delegates

Any person who expresses their interest in being called by our diocese to be a delegate to the Plenary Council must be available for the following dates:

  1. Preparation and formation days for Delegates: Choose ONE of the following four dates:
    1. Melbourne: Thursday 5.00 pm June 18th 2020 – Saturday 12.00 pm June 20th 2020
    1. Brisbane: Thursday 5.00 pm June 25th 2020 – Saturday 12.00 pm June 27th 2020
    1. Sydney: Thursday 5.00pm July 16th 2020 – Saturday 12.00 pm July 18th 2020
    1. Perth: Thursday 5.00 pm July 23rd 2020 – Saturday 12.00 pm July 25th 2020
  2. Plenary Council General Assembly 1: Sunday 2.00 pm October 4th 2020 – Sunday 12.00pm October 11th 2020
  3. Plenary Council General Assembly 2: Monday 12.00pm June 28th 2021 – Saturday 12.00pm July 3rd 2021

Anyone who cannot be available for all of these dates, unfortunately is ineligible to be called.

  CHURCH CLEANING  

10/01  Lindsay & Jean Claude Pauguy

  CHILDREN’S LITURGY:

Returns February 2020

TIME READERS MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST
6:00 pm A.Mendis E.Fernando T.Andrews;  M.Vandiemen,  J.Parsons,  H.Judd,  S.Dominic
9:00 am H. Francis D.Rowlands P. Fernando, R.Dias,  M Wiwczaruk,   P. Carlin,  N.Boloski 
10.30 am A. Arul, J. Arul D & J  Estrada ,  C. Faamausili ,  B.Kollaris , J. Mozina
NEXT WEEK READERS MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST
6:00 pm L.Patton T.Ridgeway T & F O’Gorman, T.Reimert;  M.Burhop;  G. Wright
9:00 am P. Fernando C. Fernando C. McCowan, P. Carlin, D.Rowlands.; P. Maxfield: B. Barker  
10.30 am R. Pereira M. Byers M.Hobbin ,  R.Lappin ,  C.Mayer ,  I Merrigan ,  R O’ Brien

FINANCE MATTERS

 Last week   PG   $ 1484.00    Loose    $830.10     House   $826.15 This week   PG   $1586.60     Loose    $908.55     House  $669.00    

Last week   PG   $ 1484.00    Loose    $830.10     House   $826.15

This week   PG   $1586.60     Loose    $908.55     House  $669.00

“On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother; and they knelt down and paid him homage. Then, opening their treasure chests, they offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh”. Mathew (2:11)

THE HOLY FAMILY OF JESUS, MARY AND JOSEPH, 29th DEC 2019

We remember those who have died recently including Brian Hogan, Roy Luiz, Ray Nestor  and those whose anniversaries occur about this time including Eric Hanegraaf, Clare Vandenberg.    

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

BAPTISMS:

This weekend we welcome Shayna &  Shaun Fernando and their parents Thirg and Nalika  Next Baptism Prep is  January 5th, 2020  at    2:45 pm

MANY THANKS:

From the whole community who gathered for the Christmas celebrations, many thanks to all who worked so hard to make the liturgy and the church ready for the people to celebrate Christmas:  lectors and Communion ministers, the sacristans, the crib and advent wreath designers and builders, the florists, the altar servers, the singers and musicians, the technology people, John for connecting the church to the hall by TV and those who help set up the hall. Thanks to all.

NEW YEAR MASS TIMINGS

31st Dec: 7:00 pm Mass

1st Jan: 10:00 am

 

FROM BISHOP PAT:  

Deacon Stanly Devasia will be ordained to the priesthood on January 4th, 2020 at Sacred Heart Church, Mampoli, Kerala, India for the Diocese of Sale, by Archbishop George Njaralakatt of the Archdiocese of Tellicherry. Bishop Pat and several priests from our Diocese and the Melbourne church will be joining in the celebration. We are all asked to keep Fr-to-be Stanly in our prayers. His appointment will be to the Cranbourne parish when he returns to the Diocese in February.

Clergy Appointments:  

Bishop Pat has made the following appointments of clergy in the Diocese, from January 15th:  

Fr Janeesh Puthenpurackal CMI from PP of Yarram and Foster parishes to Pakenham parish as Parish Priest.                                                                                      Fr Antony Rebelo IVD from Assistant Priest at Cranbourne to Parish Priest of Yarram and Foster.    

Fr Jayakody Francis to be Assistant Priest at Cranbourne Parish.                            

Fr Bernard Buckley will continue on Sick leave                                                                                                           

From February 25th:       
Fr Stanly Devasia to be Assistant Priest at Cranbourne parish 

Fr Jayakody Francis to be Assistant Priest in the East Gippsland Mission, at Bairnsdale, Lakes Entrance and Orbost parishes.

SACRAMENT DATES FOR 2020:

Has now been updated on our website.  for more information please visit Please visit   http://stpatrickspakenham.com.au/sacraments-2/

Next meal and companionship is January 5th, 2020     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.  Team Leader is Mick

HELPING REFUGEES A MORAL DUTY: POPE

Human beings have a “binding” moral obligation to save those whose lives are threatened, including the lives of migrants and refugees, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: Crux.

“We must rescue and save because we are all responsible for the lives of our neighbour and the Lord will ask us to account for them at the moment of judgment,” the Pope said as he met 33 migrants and refugees brought to Rome two weeks earlier by Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, the papal almoner.

The group, which included 14 children and teens, arrived in Rome from the Greek island of Lesbos on December 4. Most were from Afghanistan, but there also was a woman from Togo and a young mother and her three-month-old baby from Cameroon. The group included both Christians and Muslims.

Pope Francis blessed a large resin cross constructed around a used orange life vest. The life vest, which the Pope had hung in an alcove by the guest elevators in the Apostolic Palace, was picked up by a migrant rescue organisation in the central Mediterranean Sea on July 3. A small plaque below the cross gives the date along with the GPS coordinates of where it was recovered.

Francis said he wanted the jacket to be part of a cross because the cross symbolises both suffering and redemption through the triumph of Jesus. “The unknown migrant, who died hoping for a new life, participates in this victory,” the Pope said.

Several years ago, Francis was given another orange life vest. He said he gave it to the Migrants and Refugees Section of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development with the comment, “Here is your mission”.

“By that I meant the inescapable commitment of the Church to save the lives of migrants in order to welcome them, protect them, support them and integrate them,” the Pope said, as the group from Lesbos looked on, except for the toddler who played at his feet.

Francis said he wanted to display the life vest “‘crucified’ on the cross to remind us that we must keep our eyes open, keep our hearts open and to remind everyone of the binding obligation to save every human life, a moral obligation that unites believers and nonbelievers.

FULL STORY

Pope meets new arrivals in Rome, says helping migrants is moral duty (Crux)  Published Cath News, 20th Dec 2019

PLENARY COUNCIL UPDATE: Have you been a part of the Plenary Council process of listening, prayer, dialogue and discernment?  Do you feel called to express your interest in being a delegate from our diocese?  Speak with your Parish Priest, school principal or agency leader today about the details.  Expressions of Interest due by January 25th 2020. 

Calendar Dates for Delegates

Any person who expresses their interest in being called by our diocese to be a delegate to the Plenary Council must be available for the following dates:

  1. Preparation and formation days for Delegates: Choose ONE of the following four dates:

a. Melbourne: Thursday 5.00 pm June 18th 2020 – Saturday 12.00 pm June 20th 2020

b. Brisbane: Thursday 5.00 pm June 25th 2020 – Saturday 12.00 pm June 27th 2020

c. Sydney: Thursday 5.00pm July 16th 2020 – Saturday 12.00 pm July 18th 2020

d. Perth: Thursday 5.00 pm July 23rd 2020 – Saturday 12.00 pm July 25th 2020

2. Plenary Council General Assembly 1: Sunday 2.00 pm October 4th 2020 – Sunday 12.00pm October 11th 2020

3.Plenary Council General Assembly 2: Monday 12.00pm June 28th 2021 – Saturday 12.00pm July 3rd 2020

Anyone who cannot be available for all of these dates, unfortunately, is ineligible to be called.

 

CHURCH CLEANING    

  27/12  Andrews Family  10/01  Lindsay & Jean Claude Pauguy

  CHILDREN’S LITURGY:

Returns February 2020

  ROSARY STATUE:

22/12 M Hau   29/12 G & N Forrest

TIME

READERS

MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST

6:00 pm

A Rajesh

A Ross

L Garvey, W & B Vailk, R Ginting, A Tanner

9:00 am

P Fernando

C Fernando

C Martin, G Thompson, M O’Brien, H & R Francis

10.30 am

R Pereira

M Byers

M Hobbin, R Lappin, C Mayer,

I Merrigan, R O’Brien

NEXT WEEK

READERS

MINISTERS OF

THE EUCHARIST

6:00 pm

A.Mendis

E.Fernando

T.Andrews;  M.Vandiemen,  J.Parsons,  H.Judd,  S.Dominic

9:00 am

H. Francis

D.Rowlands

P. Fernando, R.Dias,  M Wiwczaruk,   P. Carlin,  N.Boloski 

10.30 am

A. Arul,

J. Arul

D & J  Estrada ,  C. Faamausili ,  B.Kollaris , J. Mozina

FINANCE MATTERS

 Last week   PG   $1485.00     Loose    $692.80     House   $608.45

This week   PG   $ 1484.00    Loose    $830.10     House   $826.15

Get up, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you; for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him.” (Matthew 2:13

4th SUNDAY OF ADVENT 22nd DEC 2019

We remember those who have died recently including Brian Hogan, Roy Luiz, Ray Nestor  and those whose anniversaries occur about this time  including Ron Resuggan   

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


BAPTISMS:

Next Baptism Prep is  January 5th, 2020  at    2:45 pm


FROM BISHOP PAT: 

Deacon Stanly Devasia will be ordained to the priesthood on January 4th, 2020 at Sacred Heart Church, Mampoli, Kerala, India for the Diocese of Sale, by Archbishop George Njaralakatt of the Archdiocese of Tellicherry. Bishop Pat and several priests from our Diocese and the Melbourne church will be joining in the celebration. We are all asked to keep Fr-to-be Stanly in our prayers. His appointment will be to the Cranbourne parish when he returns to the Diocese in February.

Clergy  Appointments:    

Bishop Pat has made the following appointments of clergy in the Diocese, from January 15th:     

 Fr Janeesh Puthenpurackal CMI from PP of Yarram and Foster parishes to Pakenham parish as Parish Priest.   

Fr Antony Rebelo IVD from Assistant Priest at Cranbourne to Parish Priest of Yarram and Foster.                                                                         

Fr Jayakody Francis to be Assistant Priest at Cranbourne Parish.                           

 Fr Bernard Buckley will continue on Sick Leave.                                                                                                        

From February  25th:                                        

Fr Stanly Devasia to be Assistant Priest at Cranbourne parish                               

Fr Jayakody Francis to be Assistant Priest in the East Gippsland Mission, at Bairnsdale, Lakes Entrance and Orbost parishes.


 

PLENARY COUNCIL UPDATE: Have you been a part of the Plenary Council process of listening, prayer, dialogue and discernment?  Do you feel called to express your interest in being a delegate from our diocese?  Speak with your Parish Priest, school principal or agency leader today about the details.  Expressions of Interest due by January 25th 2020. 

Calendar Dates for Delegates

Any person who expresses their interest in being called by our diocese to be a delegate to the Plenary Council must be available for the following dates:

  1. Preparation and formation days for Delegates: Choose ONE of the following four dates:
    • Melbourne: Thursday 5.00 pm June 18th 2020 – Saturday 12.00 pm June 20th 2020
    • Brisbane: Thursday 5.00 pm June 25th 2020 – Saturday 12.00 pm June 27th 2020
    • Sydney: Thursday 5.00 pm July 16th 2020 – Saturday 12.00 pm July 18th 2020
    • Perth: Thursday 5.00 pm July 23rd 2020 – Saturday 12.00 pm July 25th 2020
  2. Plenary Council General Assembly 1: Sunday 2.00 pm October 4th 2020 – Sunday 12.00 pm October 11th 2020
  3. Plenary Council General Assembly 2: Monday 12.00 pm June 28th 2021 – Saturday 12.00 pm July 3rd 2020

Anyone who cannot be available for all of these dates, unfortunately, is ineligible to be called.


 

CALLING ALL SHEPHERDS AND ANGELS: The 6:00 pm and the 8:00 pm Christmas masses are looking for little kids to come dressed as shepherds and angels. We are also looking for adult helpers to get the kids organised. If you have any questions please contact the parish office.


 

CHRISTMAS MESSAGE 2019:

Dear sisters and brothers in Christ, every year has its mixture of good and bad. Every year has its various successes and failures. Each year has its number of unexpected and unnerving events, as well as its deep joys and successes.

2019 is no different. For many, it has been a tough year. Back in February this year our Diocese seemed to be ringed by bushfires in places around Bunyip, Churchill and Dargo. In late November, it seemed as if the whole country was on fire. Some of our people are facing a challenging new year.

Things feel a little fragile right now for some: the economy is tight; there is not much of a social security net; jobs are under major threat in the Latrobe Valley and in our timber country; some of our young people are uncertain about their future.

While we know that uncertainty and the unforeseen are to be expected in our lives, it leaves us a little unsettled.

And then into this uncertainty once again, as it does each year, comes Advent and Christmas. A reminder that the kind of God we have is a God who first comes to us; a God who is not only God for us, but God with us; a God who reminds us that we are not alone.

At Christmas the One who is our light comes into our lives. The prophet Isaiah tells us that the ‘people who walked in darkness have seen a great light. On those who dwell in the valley of death a light has shone.” This is our story as well.

Our joy at Christmas is not simply the celebration of another birthday. It celebrates that we have someone who is our Light; One who can show us the path of life; One whose light accompanies us especially in the darkness.

If Christ is that for us then Christmas also challenges us to become that Light in our world.

At Christmas we see in the child born in Bethlehem a God who comes in search of us; a God who is our true Light, a God who teaches us that we are not alone. It shows us that we have someone upon whom we can lean.

Dear sisters and brothers in Christ, may Christmas 2019 be a time of great peace, trust and forgiveness, for you and your families and friends. May we rediscover Jesus Christ our true light, a light that is always there. God is good, good indeed.

Bishop Patrick O’Regan

Bishop of Sale


 

NEW YEAR MASS TIMINGS

31st Dec: 7:00 pm Mass

1st Jan: 10:00 am

PADDY’S KITCHEN: Next meal and companionship is January 5th, 2020     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.  Team Leader is Mick O Brien

CHILDRENS LITURGY: A BIG thank you to all our children’s liturgy helpers for 2019. You all do a wonderful job! We will take a break over  January and resume in February. We are always looking for more support; if anyone would like to assist our leaders on a monthly roster please let one of us know. It would be wonderful if there was enough support to commence children’s liturgy at the 6 pm and 10:30 am masses. Every blessing Donna Velten 


 

SACRAMENT DATES FOR 2020: has now been updated on our website. Please visit  http://stpatrickspakenham.com.au/sacraments-2/ for more information.


 

CHRISTMAS MASS VOLUNTEERS: If you would like to be a Lector, offertory gift bearer, Eucharistic ministers, welcomer or an altar server for any of the Christmas or New year Masses, please put your name and phone number down on the signup sheet in the foyer.


 

ST JOSEPH’S TECHNICAL SCHOOL, SOUTH MELBOURNE (closed 1988): A Reunion of Students, teachers & staff, will be held on Sunday 22nd March 2020 from noon to 4 pm at the old school site, which is now home to Galilee Regional Catholic Primary School. Entry is from Banks Street. BBQ lunch and light refreshments provided. A gold coin donation to help cover costs would be appreciated. Memorabilia will be on display. Enquiries to Tony 9580 7344. Regards Tony Allday 2020 Reunion Committee.


 

CHURCH CLEANING       

  27/12  Andrews Family


  

  CHILDREN’S LITURGY: Returns February 2020


 

     ROSARY STATUE: 22/12 M Hau   29/12 G & N Forrest


 

TIME

READERS

MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST

6:00pm

T Andrews

N Andrews

H Pereira T Ridgeway V Ukkru

L Patton  J Rodda

9:00am

B. Wiegerink

D Rowlands

M Dineen J Schalks J White

R & A Jayawardena

10.30

A Arul

J Arul

D & J Estrada C Faamausili

B Kollaris  J Mozina

NEXT WEEK

READERS

MINISTERS OF

THE EUCHARIST

6:00pm

A Rajesh

A Ross

L Garvey W & B Vailk R Ginting

A Tanner

9:00am

P Fernando

C Fernando

C Martin G Thompson M O’Brien

H & R Francis

10.30

R Pereira

M Byers

M Hobbin R Lappin C Mayer

I Merrigan R O’Brien

FINANCE MATTERS 

Last week   PG  $1416.75   Loose   $838.20   House  $647.50

This week     PG   $1485.00     Loose    $692.80     House   $608.45

LATEST UPDATE FROM FR BERNARD

LATEST UPDATE FROM FR BERNARD

I wanted to let parishioners know there will be some changes coming to our parish in the new year.  With the continuing challenges I have with my health, and the need of the parish for a full time priest keep the parish on mission, it seemed best to me that I make way for someone else. So, last week I offered Bishop Pat O’Regan a letter of resignation as PP of St Pat’s, Pakenham. I was very sad to do so. The Bishop sent a very kind letter accepting my resignation.

The process now is that Bishop Pat has written to the priests of our Diocese advising the parish of St Pat’s is ‘vacant’ as of January 15th, 2020. He has asked for applications for the position of PP, and that those be received soon. The hope is that an appointment can be made and announced soon, even before Christmas. This move, and any others that arise in other parishes because of it, will likely take place about January 17th.

I am very grateful for all the prayers, kindness and good wishes sent my way over these months and ask, if it’s not too much to do so, that you keep the prayers going a bit longer!! I miss parish life very much. I hope to be involved in some small way in the parishes here in Sth Gippsland as things allow. My prayers are for the health and happiness of all in the St Patrick’s family; and for courage and confidence for those who are finding life a bit of a battle as Christmas approaches. 

Wishing everyone all the blessings for a happy, holy and safe Christmas season. BB.

3rd SUNDAY OF ADVENT 15th DEC 2019

We remember those who have died recently including Brian Hogan, Roy Luiz and those whose anniversaries occur about this time  including Joan Taskis, Billy & Jose Hughes  

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

BAPTISMS

Today we welcome Isabella DeVera and her parents Jowell and Samantha “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  January 5th, 2020  at    2:45 pm

LATEST UPDATE FROM FR BERNARD:

I wanted to let parishioners know there will be some changes coming to our parish in the new year.  With the continuing challenges, I have with my health, and the need of the parish for a full-time priest keep the parish on mission, it seemed best to me that I make way for someone else. So, last week I offered Bishop Pat O’Regan a letter of resignation as PP of St Pat’s, Pakenham. I was very sad to do so. The Bishop sent a very kind letter accepting my resignation.

The process now is that Bishop Pat has written to the priests of our Diocese advising the parish of St Pat’s is ‘vacant’ as of January 15th, 2020. He has asked for applications for the position of PP, and that those be received soon. The hope is that an appointment can be made and announced soon, even before Christmas. This move, and any others that arise in other parishes because of it, will likely take place about January 17th.

I am very grateful for all the prayers, kindness and good wishes sent my way over these months and ask, if it’s not too much to do so, that you keep the prayers going a bit longer!! I miss parish life very much. I hope to be involved in some small way in the parishes here in Sth Gippsland as things allow. My prayers are for the health and happiness of all in the St Patrick’s family; and for courage and confidence for those who are finding life a bit of a battle as Christmas approaches. 

Wishing everyone all the blessings for a happy, holy and safe Christmas season. BB.

 

PARISH ADVENT RECONCILIATION DATES

17th Tuesday,       7:30 pm, Our Lady Help Of Christians,  Narre warren.

18th Wednesday,  7:30 pm,  St Michaels Parish Berwick.

19 th Thursday,     7:30 pm,  St Agatha’s Parish Cranbourne.

CALLING ALL SHEPHERDS AND ANGELS:

The 6:00 pm and the 8:00 pm Christmas masses are looking for little kids to come dressed as shepherds and angels. We are also looking for adult helpers to get the kids organised. If you have any questions please contact the parish office.

 

PRAYERS AT THE CRIB:

This is a lovely service of Christian Carols and Scripture readings, gathered around the crib on Sunday 22nd Dec at  7:00 pm in the church. All welcome.

 

PRAYER PLACEMATS:

Our Piety stall has beautiful prayer placemats at $2 each which make excellent Christmas gifts for primary aged children and will assist parents to pray with their children at mealtimes.

 

KIMBERLEY CATHOLIC VOLUNTEER SERVICE

URGENTLY WANTED:  VOLUNTEER WORKERS

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 Kalumburu and La Grange/Bidyadanga.

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: volunteers@broomediocese.org, Web: www.broomediocese.org

Mail:  PO Box 76, BROOME  WA  6725

 

CHRISTMAS MASS VOLUNTEERS:

If you would like to be a Lector, offertory gift bearer, Eucharistic ministers, welcomer or an altar server for any of the Christmas or New year Masses, please put your name down on the signup sheet in the foyer.

 

 

AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC YOUTH FESTIVAL PILGRIMS TOLD: ‘REBUILD MY CHURCH’:

THOUSANDS of young Australian Catholics have been challenged to “go out and rebuild” God’s Church on the opening day of the 2019 Australian Catholic Youth Festival. The opening session of the Festival, which has drawn 5500 young people from across Australia, featured a Welcome to Country, high-tempo music, inspirational speakers and moments of prayer. Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB, the host of the Festival as the Archbishop of Perth, welcomed pilgrims and encouraged them to bring every part of themselves to the gathering.“You are welcome here with your questions, with your hopes, with your dreams. You are welcome here with your doubts and with your fears. You are welcome here with your hesitations and you’re welcome here with all your enthusiasms,” Archbishop Costelloe said. “God is real. Christ is alive. The Church of which you are a part is yearning to help you and to hear you, to teach you and to learn from you, to challenge you and to be challenged by you.” Archbishop Costelloe’s opening address drew upon the exhortation that St Francis of Assisi received 800 years ago and a similar encouragement from Pope Francis in more recent times. He combined God’s request to St Francis’ – “Go and rebuild my Church, which is falling into ruin” – with Pope Francis’ comments at World Youth Day 2016 in Poland. Archbishop Costelloe challenged young people: “Get up off your couches, go out and help rebuild my Church. Help it to set out on new and uncharted pathways. Help stop the Church, my Church, from falling into ruin.”Fr Rob Galea, a priest of the Sandhurst Diocese and a renowned singer-songwriter, used the Festival’s opening session to invite delegates to be open to the voice of God in their lives.

“I pray that throughout this time, as we gather here as a family, as we gather here as your people, that you give us the grace to hear you speak,” Fr Galea said. “Lord, we don’t want to walk out of this place the same way we walked in. We know that when you speak, our lives, our hearts are changed forever. So Lord, we give you the permission these next few days to speak to our hearts, to speak into our lives. “Lord, we give you the permission to mess up our plans. We want you, Jesus. We want your guidance, Holy Spirit. You can take the world, you can take everything. Give us you. Come, Holy Spirit.” In the evening plenary session on day one, pilgrims heard humorous and faith-filled insights from Missionary of God’s Love Sisters Therese Mills and Judy Bowe, who recently appeared on television show The Amazing Race.

Sr Judy said when someone suggested the idea to go on the show, they thought it could be from God, but they needed to – in the theme of ACYF and the Plenary Council – listen to the Holy Spirit.

“When it’s God, anything can happen. It was so ‘God’ because it was so positive. It was like the whole Church has this big collective laugh, all together,” she explained. Sr Therese said they were given the opportunity to bring the Gospel message to people’s lounge rooms through actions like praying at the demilitarised zone on the border of North and South Korea. And that allowed them to speak with their fellow contestants and crew – and the audience – about their own vocation and how God can work in people’s lives.

“If you know that you’re listening to the Holy Spirit, you can do anything with great courage that it will go well,” Sr Judy said. Sebastian Duhau and Holly Roberts, who have each represented young Australian Catholics at the Vatican, told their peers that they should take up Pope Francis’ challenge to be “protagonists of change” and “the now of God”. They explained that the Plenary Council 2020 allows people of all ages in Australia to be both of those things. Delegates closed the first day by participating in the meditative prayer form that originated from the Taizé community in France, followed by a musical performance from Gen Bryant. Other highlights on the opening day included:

The first two “Cruisin’ with Columba” conversations – chats between Bishop Delegate for Youth Columba Macbeth-Green OSPPE and a group of young people;• The first Bishops X-Change sessions, in which bishops from across the country engage with young people on important issues facing the Church and society;• Dutch priest and author Fr Michel Remery asking the question: “Is there social media in heaven?”;• Catechetical sessions on prayer, including participation in Sunday Mass;\• An exploration of how young Catholics can continue to advocate for action on climate change. For more information about the Festival, including speaker and performer profiles, go to www.acyf.org.au

PADDY’S KITCHEN:

Next meal and companionship is  December 15th     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. Thank you to all the wonderful parishioners who have provided desserts over the past year for our bi monthly dinners. We are generally serving around 35 guests.  Our next dinner is on Sunday 15th December.  We are planning a Christmas Dinner and would appreciate any offers of cold desserts e.g. trifle, cheesecake, pavlova etc. The leader is Sue and she can be contacted on 0409 202903 or aussiebobcahire@bigpond.com 

CHRISTMAS MASS VOLUNTEERS:

If you would like to be a Lector, offertory gift bearer, Eucharistic ministers, welcomer or an altar server for any of the Christmas or New year Masses, please put your name and phone number down in the signup sheet in the foyer.

 

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:

St Patrick’s Needs you: We are in need for more volunteers to be Eucharistic ministers especially for the 9:00 am and 10:30 am masses. If you are willing please contact the office

 

SACRISTANS REQUIRED:

We are looking for volunteers to help set up before mass mainly for the 6:00 pm and the 10:30 am masses. If you can come a few minutes before mass, contact the parish office.

 

ST JOSEPH’S TECHNICAL SCHOOL, SOUTH MELBOURNE (closed 1988):

A Reunion of Students, teachers & staff, will be held on Sunday 22nd March 2020 from noon to 4 pm at the old school site, which is now home to Galilee Regional Catholic Primary School. Entry is from Banks Street. BBQ lunch and light refreshments provided. A gold coin donation to help cover costs would be appreciated. Memorabilia will be on display. Enquiries to Tony 9580 7344. Regards Tony Allday 2020 Reunion Committee

 

CHURCH CLEANING       

20/12 M Mendis Family   27/12  Andrews Family

CHILDREN’S LITURGY

15/12 N Boloski L Roberts C Smith

22/12 F DeBona & A Jayawardena

ROSARY STATUE:

15/12  R & A Jayawardena  22/12 M Hau

 

TIME

READERS

MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST

6:00pm

A Tanner

J.Samymuthu

T Reimert S Dominic M Burhop

G Wright  K Symons

9:00am

M Dineen

M O’Brien

P Maxfield B Brker G Prestt
N Boloski S Leo

10.30

A Raos

J Estrada

U Tiberi A Vanday M Weliwatte
C Faamausili A Stowers

NEXT WEEK

READERS

MINISTERS OF

THE EUCHARIST

6:00pm

T Andrews

N Andrews

H Pereira T Ridgeway V Ukkru

L Patton  J Rodda

9:00am

B. Wiegerink

D Rowlands

M Dineen J Schalks J White

R & A Jayawardena

10.30

A Arul

J Arul

D & J Estrada C Faamausili

B Kollaris  J Mozina

FINANCE MATTERS

 

Last week   PG  $1578.00   Loose   $718.35   House  $719.55

This week   PG  $1416.75   Loose   $838.20   House  $647.50

 

“Truly I tell you, among those born of women no one has arisen greater than John the Baptist; yet the least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he” (Mathew 11:11)

 

All our activities as a parish in building community, forming faith, serving the poor, participating in the liturgy, should be undertaken so that a seeker after Truth might see and hear the evidence of the presence and mission of the risen Lord Jesus Christ amongst us.

33rd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, 17th NOVEMBER, 2019

We remember those who have died recently and those whose anniversaries occur about this time including Robert Nulliah

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

 

BAPTISMS:

This weekend we welcome Lachlan Blackburn and his parents Maria & Scott  “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, December 1st   2:45 pm.

 

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.

 

VOLUNTEER ‘THANK YOU’ BBQ:

St Patrick’s parish would like to thank all volunteers for your support and generosity in offering your time and talent to our parish with an evening BBQ on 6th December 2019. All are welcome. Bring a plate to share.  

 

ST.CLARE’S PRIMARY SCHOOL:

is holding its annual Twilight Market on Friday 22nd November from 5:00pm-8:00pm.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

With the season of advent fast approaching, we are looking for plenty of volunteers to help us with the season. If you have a few hours to spare during the month of December, please contact the parish office.

 

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:

St Patrick’s Needs you: We are in need for more volunteers to be Eucharistic ministers especially for the 9:00 am and 10:30 am masses. If you are willing please contact the office.

 

GOSPEL TALKS:

A group has formed and have begun meeting every Wednesday at 9:30 am in the parish meeting room to read, reflect and discuss the following weeks Gospel. If you would like to attend, please contact the parish office.

 

THE WESTERN REGION YOUTH CHOIR:

The LAMP is now planning to form a western region youth Choir. If you would like to join the team, please contact Siji @59417315 for more information.

 

SACRISTANS REQUIRED:

We are looking for volunteers to help set up before mass mainly for the 6:00 pm and the 10:30 am masses. If you are able to come a few minutes before mass, please contact the parish office.

 

CHRISTMAS MASSES CHOIR:

A warm invitation is extended to keen singers to join in our choir practices for Christmas Eve carol service, followed by Midnight Mass.  Practice will be held each Thursday evening, starting on 21st November, at 7.30 pm in the church. All welcome

ST PATRICK’S PLAYGROUP 2020:

   We are looking for a new coordinator for our parish playgroups in 2020. This position involves promoting playgroup through social media and on the website as well as being a contact person for all enquiries and the group leaders. We are also looking for people who would like to lead one of our sessions.  If you are interested and want to find out more please contact Angela on 040904210

THE WORD DAY OF THE POOR ADDRESS BY POPE FRANCIS:

“The hope of the poor will not perish forever” (Ps 9:19). These words of the Psalm remain timely. They express a profound truth that faith impresses above all on the hearts of the poor, restoring lost hope in the face of injustice, sufferings and the uncertainties of life.”

Pope Francis challenges each one of us “How many times do we see poor people rummaging through garbage bins to retrieve what others have discarded as superfluous, in the hope of finding something to live on or to wear! They themselves become part of a human garbage bin; they are treated as refuse, without the slightest sense of guilt on the part of those who are complicit in this scandal. Frequently judged parasites on society, the poor are not even forgiven their poverty. Judgment is always around the corner. They are not allowed to be timid or discouraged; they are seen as a threat or simply useless, simply because they are poor.”

Pope Francis suggests that we should identify with the poor by listening to the urgent appeal that Scripture makes on behalf of the poor. “Wherever we look, the word of God points to the poor, those who lack the necessities of life because they depend on others. They are the oppressed, the lowly and the downcast. Yet, faced with countless throngs of the poor, Jesus was not afraid to identify with each of them: “Whatever you did to one of the least of these my brethren, you did to me” (Mt 25:40). If we refuse to make this identification, we falsify the Gospel and water down God’s revelation. The God that Jesus came to reveal is a Father who is generous, merciful, unfailing in his goodness and grace. He gives hope especially to those who are disillusioned and lacking in hope for the future.”

The Pope concludes by asking all Christian communities to help ensure that this World Day of the Poor will encourage more and more people to cooperate effectively so that no one will feel deprived of closeness and solidarity. May you always treasure the words of the prophet who proclaims a different future: “For you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness shall rise, with healing in its wings” (Mal 3:20 [4:2]).

 

NOVEMBER IS THE MONTH OF HOLY SOULS:

Masses can be arranged through AID TO THE CHURCH IN NEED for your deceased loved ones. One hundred percent of your Mass offering will be sent to a poor priest overseas, who will celebrate Mass for your intentions. Visit: www.aidtochurch.org/mass-offerings or call 1800 101 201.

 

Paddys Kitchen

Next meal and companionship is today Sunday, 17th 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 Herbie.

 

MERCY PILGRIMAGE WITH OBERAMMERGAU:

Explore the iconic pilgrimage sites of Eastern Europe in this 16-day pilgrimage led by Fr. Patrick Jackson departing on 08th August 2020. This pilgrimage features Warsaw, Krakow, Prague, Munich, and Oberammergau. Witness the famous Passion Play 2020 which takes place once-a-decade for an all-inclusive price of $7900 + Tips. 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 email info@magiholidays.com.auIt is our endeavour to make pilgrimages accessible, viable and affordable to the faithful who would love to take this journey. 

 

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.

 

PREPARING AND CELEBRATING THE SACRAMENTS OF HEALING:

presented by the ACU Centre for Liturgy.

  • What do Catholics believe about 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

VINCENT DE PAUL:

Volunteers are gearing for their Annual Christmas Hamper collating and delivering. They require donations of $20 Target Cards as a Christmas gift for a child 10 years and over. If you can assist please contact Maryse 0418147967 or Mary at the parish office.

 

RCIA:

is the process by which adults formally join the Catholic Church. If you are interested in learning more about the Catholic Church, not baptized and recognise the need for spirituality in your life. RCIA team can help you. We gather every Wednesday at 7:30 pm to share, listen, learn, and teach. If you or someone you know of would like to join this journey, contact the parish office/ visit our website.

 

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.

 

YOUTH CHOIR:

If you would like to join the St Patricks Youth Choir please contact Auxilia at 0405844557

 

CHURCH CLEANING       

22/11 G Dias & C Faamausili  29/11 A & R Jayawardena

 

CHILDREN’S LITURGY

17/11 N Boloski, L Roberts C Smith 24/11 F DeBona & A Jayawardena

 

ROSARY STATUE:

17/11 Velten family  24/11 J & T Jimenez

 

TIME

READERS

MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST

6:00pm

L Patton

T Ridgeway

H Pereira S Dominic V Ukkru

L Patton J Rodda

9:00am

C Fernando

P Fernando

P Velten D Rowlands N Boloski

S Leo M Dineen

10.30

Catholic Care Volunteers

U Tiberi A Vanday M Welkiwatte

C Faamausili A Stowers

NEXT WEEK

READERS

MINISTERS OF

THE EUCHARIST

6:00pm

A Ross

A Rajesh

L Garvey W & B Vail R Ginting

 A Tanner

9:00am

A Minnus

B Wiegerink

R  & A Jayawardena J Schalks

J White C Martin

10.30

R Lappin

R Pereira

D & J Estrada C Faamausili

FINANCE MATTERS

 

Last week: PG  $1613.00   Loose   $ 856.20  House   $772.35

This week  PG  $1639.00   Loose   $ 655.25  House   $636.45

 

“You will be hated by all men on account of my name, but not a hair of your head will be lost. Your endurance will win you your lives.

B Kollaris J Mozina