We remember those who have died recently including Margaret Licciardi and those whose anniversaries occur about this time including Corrie Reimert. Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, let your perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen

We pray for those who are sick including Vincenza Santo, Elizabeth Ware, Keith Brooks, David Gudgeon, Calvin Furnell, Richard Pereira, Val Battams, George Hilder, Lyn Hardidge and Philomena Austin. We pray for all who care for the sick and worry about them. May their works of service be richly blessed.  (Names can only be placed on this list by the sick person or a family member).


This weekend we welcome for Baptism Hannah Brown, Sophie Winteron & Tahlia Chikuse and their parents. 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 session is June 3rd  at 2.45pm in the parish library.


Can I just say, bloody well done to everyone for last weekend’s festival! Even if you just chose to participate, you still represented our parish with pride and we couldn’t ask for much more. Thank you to all the musos and all the organisers (tech-wise, decorations, activity coordinators, MenAlive, the food team and the whole lot, especially Siji) for this event. I’m so proud of everyone’s incredibly hard work and commitment (and I know some of you have gone insane over the amount of time we spent with each other). There was a great unifying spirit in it all. Hopefully this can be the foundation of what’s to come in our Youth Group! So again, Well done!

– Jover O


Our next outing will be to the Tooradin Sports Club, 62 South Gippsland Highway, Tooradin at 12 noon on June 6th. Everyone is welcome to come. If you would like to come please contact Kathy 0418679616 or


Pakenham Lakeside Church hosts a monthly Taize style service on the second Sunday of the month at 4:30pm, at Lakeside College. Members of all churches are invited to ‘Restore your Soul’ through this service, with time for singing, contemplative prayer, silence, and the Word of God. The service usually goes for just over half an hour . We suggest that for those wanting to gather, please be a little early to settle in to the flow of the worship.


Deciding to move into an aged care home is an emotional, life-changing decision. Knowing your loved one is safe and well looked after is the most important consideration.

If you want the security of knowing your family member’s individual needs are cared for, Villa Maria Catholic Homes invite you to visit Shanagolden Aged Care Residence, Webster Way, Pakenham to meet our exceptional care staff and learn more about our fantastic lifestyle program  Call now for your personal tour 59453700


If you have any of the following: blankets, sleeping bags, beanies, warm scarves, gloves, or warm socks, preferably new or in good condition, could you please collect from your family and friends and drop it in the box placed in the foyer. We will be going on our street run to help the homeless so please donate if you are able to.

Thank you and God bless you

-Rochelle Pereira.


On Saturdy 26th May,commencing with Morning tea at 9.30am the Josephite Associates will hold their Regional Meeting at St. Patrick’s Parish Centre All parishioners are most welcome to attend. BYO lunch.  Tea , coffee provided. For more information please contact Dot 59414938


There will be a meeting this Thursday night May 24th to organize our trial kitchen to be held on Sunday May 27th in the lead up to our first Kitchen Meal on 3rd June.


Pakenham Lakeside Church hosts a monthly Taize style service on the second Sunday of the month at 4:30pm, at Lakeside College. Members of all churches are invited to ‘Restore your Soul’ through this service, with time for singing, contemplative prayer, silence, and the Word of God. The service usually goes for just over half an hour . We suggest that for those wanting to gather, please be a little early to settle in to the flow of the worship.


Pope Francis has approved the Australian Bishops’ decision to hold a Plenary Council in Australia in 2020 and 2021. It is a significant moment for the Church in Australia to make decisions about the future.

To prepare the agenda for the Plenary Council, all of God’s people are invited to reflect on the question: “What do you think God is asking of us in Australia at this time?” Information and opinions will be sought from parishioners in the times ahead. Find out more about the Plenary Council 2020 at the new website, now online:

Plenary Council Prayer

Come, Holy Spirit of Pentecost.

Come, Holy Spirit of the great South Land.

O God, bless and unite all your people in Australia

and guide us on the pilgrim way of the Plenary Council.

Give us the grace to see your face in one another

and to recognise Jesus, our companion on the road.

Give us the courage to tell our stories

and to speak boldly of your truth.

Give us ears to listen humbly to each other

and a discerning heart to hear what you are saying.

Lead your Church into a hope-filled future,

that we may live the joy of the Gospel.

Through Jesus Christ our Lord,

bread for the journey from age to age.


Our Lady Help of Christians, pray for us.

St Mary MacKillop, pray for us.


The Columbans invite parishioners to join in their Columban Centenary Celebrations. All are invited to attend Mass at St Patrick’s Cathedral, 1 Cathedral Place, East Melbourne on Sunday June 24, 2018 at 11.00 am, followed by refreshments at the Cardinal Knox Centre next door to the Cathedral 12.00pm – onwards. RSVP: June 8, 2018 Online: E: Ph: 03 9375 9475

As part of their centenary celebrations lectures are bei8ng offered on the topic: “Mission Today and Tomorrow.”  Date: Wednesday 20 June, 2018 Time: 7.30pm – 10.00pm Venue: Cardinal Knox Lecture Theatre, Australian Catholic University, 383 Albert Street, East Melbourne. The talks will be presented by Columbans: Fr Noel Connolly and Rev Dr Patrick McInerney.

Fr Noel will be talking on the Columban missionary contribution to the Australian Church and the unique role of a returned overseas  missionary in our contemporary multicultural church and society. Fr Patrick McInerney will speak about ‘Dialogue as the New Mode of Mission or of Evangelisation For Our Day.’ Interreligious dialogue is acknowledged as one of the essential  components of mission. Dialogue is also the mode in which all the other components of mission – Christian presence, work for justice, liturgy and prayer, proclamation and catechesis, and stewardship of creation – are to be carried out.RSVP: Friday 8 June, 2018 Book online: E: Ph: 03 9375 9475


On Thursday 31st May there will be a Biggest Morning Tea in aid of the Cancer Council.  Come along to the Parish Hall from 10am-12noon. Entry is by Gold Coin Donation proceeds go direct  to the Cancer Council. Tea and Coffee supplied. To help raise funds we are seeking donations of home baked or store bought food and helpers on the day to set up and pack up. Also raffle donations would be appreciated. For more info please contact Tamara 0414063353 ot We can also be followed on facebook page Biggest morning tea 31/05/18.


The chief executive of Catholic Schools NSW Dallas McInerney addressed the Sydney Institute this week underlying the importance of Catholic schools to Australian Society.

In his second speech to the Institute, Mr McInerney argued three key propositions:

Firstly, that the most significant intervention in Australian education was made by the Catholic Church through its commitment to a national network of schools.

Secondly, this “commitment represents an enormous contribution to Australia’s social and human capital and its ongoing support from the government delivers a lasting national dividend”.

And thirdly, “the current funding model of the federal government needs revisiting as it disturbs the settled policy of parental school choice and risks undermining the breadth of Australia’s tradition of faith-based education”.

“The Catholic primary school in particular has delivered substantial public policy dividends for Australian education. For almost two centuries, it has stood alongside the local Government school providing a valuable choice for Australian parents. It has delivered a competitive tension into the primary school system – a critical component for any compulsory activity,” his address reads. “The Government school on one side of the street is a better school for the presence of the Catholic school on the other side of the street; the benefits flow in both directions.”


20/5 N Boloski & T Naso

27/5 F DeBona & A Jayawardena


19/20th May   6pm S Dominic (am G Prestt 10.30 J Pauguy

26/27th May  6pm Volunteer  9am A Jayawardena 10.30 L O’Flynn


25/5 K Venn & H Aurish

1/6 M Sashanami & J C Pauguy

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