We remember those who have died recently including Jacinta Slattery, Tracey Lee Bonney, Frank Kennedy and those anniversaries occur about this time including Lawrence Bowlen, Damien Foong, Philomena Austin
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
Let us welcome Fr Herman Hengel who will be celebrating our Sunday 9:00 am and 10:30 am mass this weekend.
“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 today Sunday, June 2nd at 2.45pm in the Parish library.
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:
The Pakenham Conference of St Vincent de Paul will be celebrating their 50th Anniversary at the 10.30 mass today 2nd June. They thank all the parishioners for their past and ongoing support. Anyone interested in helping our members can contact the members in the foyer today for details.
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.
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
PATRICK’S LUNCHEON GROUP:
Last month we had a lovely lunch in Beaconsfield. Our June lunch will be at Pakenham Inn 106-108 Princes Highway, (next to KFC) on June 5th at 12 pm If you haven’t joined us before you are very welcome to come along and join us. Please contact Kathy 0418679616 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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: 2nd June contact Herbie on 0419 223 631; then 16th June contact Tresa Andrews at St Patrick’s Primary School and 7th July contact Sue Hilder on 0409 202 903or email@example.com Thank you in advance.
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.
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
About 80 Youth ages 12 and above met at Berwick last Friday to a fun-filled evening of fun, food, and games. There were 3 inspirational speakers that day. Mary Evangelista spoke of all the activities that young Vinnies does and Roseanne From Christmas on the streets (COTS – Homeless not Helpless) was filled with stories of her experiences on the street with the homeless. She brightened everyone with the awareness of how simple it is to touch someone’s heart. Justin Delaney spoke of his time helping the people of Guatemala instead of following his friends to schoolies, and what can be gained by helping others. The youth who attended the evening, not only had fun but went with good seeds planted in their hearts.
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.
Our next parish council will be on the 4th of June at 7:30 pm in the parish library. If there are any topics that you would like to be discussed at the council please contact 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.
PENTECOSTAL SUNDAY INTERNATIONAL FOOD DAY:
One more week to go for International Food Day. Our parish will be celebrating Pentecost with a spirit-filled International Food Day, similar to last two year’s on June 9th after the 10:30 am mass. The coordinators this year are Neil Woods and Jane Estrada who are looking forward to speaking to you. Please put your name down in the sheet provided in the Foyer along with the country you would like to represent and we will get in touch with you.
ST PATRICK’S PLAYGROUP
has sessions running Monday – Thursday. If you’re interested, come along and see… For further information contact Christine on 0438364881
MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST
T & N Andrews M Burhop Volunteer
P Maxfield G Prestt B Barker
P Fernando G Thompson
A Parma, A Sanderson , T. Reimert, C.Martin, P.Setu M VanDiemen
J Parsons T Ridgeway V Ukkru
T Reimert J Ruys
M Dineen H & R Francis J White
UTiberi A Vanday M WSeliwatte
C Faamausili A Stowers
The new rosters are due soon. If you have any changes to your availability please contact Parish Office.
02/6 6 pm J Ruys 9 am B Hinds 10.30 I, Merrigan
09/6 6 pm M Vandiemen 9 am AJ Estrada 10.30am H O’Flynn
7/6 G Dias 14/6 A & R Jayawardena
02/6 T Ridgeway &* Volunteer Please
9/6 D Velten & K Symons
2/6 Q Perera 8/6 A & C Poonweera
Last week: PG $1512.00 Loose $ 805.60 House $647.35
This week: PG $1438.00 Loose $1194.20 House $994.20
“Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.” – 1 John 4:15
How strong is your faith? When you have an opportunity to either defend or clarify a question about our Catholic faith, do you do it? Or, do you remain silent so that others don’t think you are weird? Pray for the courage to be strong in all circumstances and to share your witness with others.