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)