THE PRESENTATION OF THE LORD, 2ND February 2020

We remember those who have died recently including Michael Scuglia and those whose anniversaries occur about this time including  Adonia Castel

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 Lucas Coulton, Isabella

 Davis and Lincoln Thomson and their parents Brian & Monique,

 Russell & Tamara and Aaryn & Chantelle Next Baptism Preparation

 Is today,   Feb 2nd, at   2:45 pm in the parish library.

PLENARY LISTENING AND DISCERNMENT: Our evening Listening and discernment sessions have now been completed and we will be running six morning sessions for the next two weeks. Please put your name down in the signup sheet in the foyer. All Parishioners are encouraged to attend.

3rd Feb 2:00 pm Missionary and Evangelising

5th Feb 2:00 pm Inclusive, Participatory and Synodal

7th Feb 2:00 pm Prayerful and Eucharistic

10th Feb 2:00 pm Humble, Healing and Merciful

12 Feb 2:00 pm Joyful hope-filled and servant community.

14th Feb 2:00 pm Open to Conversion, Renewal and Reform.

MARY’S INTERCESSORY GROUP:       All are welcome!

We are extending a personal invitation to you from Jesus to spend a half hour or an hour with Him before the Blessed Sacrament. We started out as 2 people and have grown over the years to a beautiful bunch of parishioners, who gather to pray for our parish. We would love for you to join us whenever you can…

WHEN: Every Saturday

9.30 am to 10:00 am – Silent Adoration

10.00am to 10.30 am – We say the Rosary (along with all the saints and holy souls) to pray for our families, parish, Australia and the world (Every second Saturday we try to have a theme for our intentions eg. Families, priests, persecution etc…)

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

ROSARY GROUP: Rosary will be recited after each weekday mass including Communion Services at 10:00am We are praying for the parish of St Patricks, Fr Janeesh as our leader and our church in Australia. Everyone welcome to join us.

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 can provide a dessert for tonight please contact Sue 0409202903 or aussiebobcathire@bigpond.com

PADDY’S KITCHEN VOLUNTEERS: Please Note there will be a meeting on Thursday 6th February at 7:00pm in the parish library to discuss/organise our meals and services.  Everyone welcome. 

L.A.M.P. The next  LAMP event “In His Image and Likeness will be held at Narre Warren on 22nd February from 9 am – 3 pm. There are three age groups Junior Stream (yr7-9) Senior stream (yr10-12) and YA stream (18+). For more information please check flyer in the 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.

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. The 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

ST. 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

COLLECTION COUNTERS.  An inaugural meeting of prospective Collection Counters will be held on Monday 3rd Feb 2020 at 10.30 am in the Parish Welcome room. The aim is to establish a team of three volunteers each week to be responsible to count and prepare the weekly collections for banking. Hopefully there will be sufficient volunteers to make it a ‘once a month’ roster.  It is likely that the counting will take place on Monday mornings for two hours from 10 am.  Any parishioners interested are invited to attend

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.

COMMUNION MINISTERS AND SACRISTIANS TRAINING: Our parish is always in need of more parishioners to serve as Communion ministers, Sacristans and ministers of communion to the sick. You will notice how often the task falls to the same people, never an ideal thing. On Sunday, Feb 23rd at 3:00 pm and Thursday 27th Feb at 7:30 pm, in the church, a workshop will be held for all new and existing ministers of Communion and Sacristans, to take up this important role of service in our community. It would be great to have all the different communities who comprise our parish be represented more strongly in these roles. Please put your name down in the signup sheet in the foyer to let us know when you can attend. More information contact Siji at 5941 7315.

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.

ST. PATRICK’S PRAYER GROUP: Prayer Group will resume on Friday 7th February at 7.15 pm, beginning with rosary then praise and worship followed by supper.  All welcome.

ST. PATRICK’S PLAYGROUP Playgroup returns for 2020. At the moment there are sessions Tuesday and Thursday 09.30-11.30 am. All that is required is a piece of fruit to share For more info and details on starting other days please contact Bianca 0404810917. 

CHURCH CLEANING: 7/2 P Bare &  A Vandy

    14/2 C McCowan & M Burhop

    ROSARY STATUE: 2/2 A & C Poonweera   9/2 S Gupta

     CHILDREN’S LITURGY:   9/2 D Velten & K Symons

FINANCE MATTERS

Last week   PG   $ 1522.00     Loose    $868.75     House  $803.65

This week   PG   $ 1714.00     Loose    $967.10     House  $798.35

TIME READERS MINISTERS OF THE 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
NEXT WEEK READERS MINISTERS OFTHE EUCHARIST
6.00pm A Tanner J Samymuthu S Dominic T & F O’Gorman T Reimert M Burhop
9qm` D Rowlands H Francis P C & S Fernando R Dias N Boloski
10.30am J Estrada A Raos M Hobbin R Lappin C Mayer I Merrigan  R O’Brien

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