We remember those who have died recently including Joan Doherty Tomo Gruguric and those anniversaries occur about this time
We pray for those who are sick including Pam Silke, Brian John Ramsdale, David Lively, Clyde Dias, Michael Bakker Philomena Molloy, Elizabeth Ware, David Gudgeon and Lyn Hardidge
This weekend we welcome Alexis Monckton and her parents Bernadette and Cory “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 Sunday, July 7th at 2.45pm in the Parish library.
GOODBYE AND WELCOME:
While we say goodbye to Fr.Xavier Pinto at the 6:00 pm Saturday mass, we welcome Fr. Herman Hengel who will be celebrating our Sunday Masses.
FR BERNARD BUCKLEY:
Fr Bernard continues to recover from his recent surgery and is grateful for your prayers and kindness. He is very grateful also for the kind assistance of Fr Xavier Pinto during the past two months. It is evident that Fr Bernard needs a longer time to recover properly and so Fr Geoff Baron will provide Masses for the parish on all weekends of July. Please continue to keep Fr Bernard in your prayers.
GET WELL MESSAGES FOR FR BERNARD:
There are little sheets out in the foyer that you can write a little message to Fr. Bernard. They will be collected and given to him.
LUNCH WITH BISHOP PAT O’REGAN:
You are invited to lunch with Bishop Pat O’Regan on Saturday 24th August 2019. The lunch will be at the Black Tie Function Centre, 90 Alfred St, Warragul, 12noon. The two course lunch will cost $45 and wine, beer and soft drinks will be available at bar prices. The event is open to men and women who want to support this venture. This event is proudly hosted by the Knights of the Southern Cross, Diocese of Sale and all proceeds will go to the bursary fund for the education of Sale Diocese Seminarians. Tickets are available at https://www.trybooking.com/BDRJN
BUILDING A SAFE ENVIRONMENT:
Thanks to those who have responded as we have about 50 attending so far. The venue is now moved to the Church as audio and video are easier to arrange. The session is on Wednesday 17th July at 7:00 pm. All those with WWCC for St Patrick’s are expected to attend. Mark your attendance on the sheets in the foyer or contact Herbie on 0419223631 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF CHILDREN:
The parish will soon be preparing school-aged children and their siblings for Baptism. If you would like your child/ren to be involved in this program could you please contact the parish office 59417315 or email email@example.com
RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (RCIA):
The RCIA process is an important part of parish life, working with people who are keen to find out more about God and the church: who we are, what we believe, how to get to know Jesus better in life. Many of these inquirers are baptized or welcomed into the church at Easter next year. The RCIA Team, candidates, their sponsors meet over several months starting often around August. The gatherings are marked by sharing, listening, learning, teaching, answering questions etc.
If you or you know of someone who would like to join this journey, please contact Siji @ 59417315 or Email Siji@stpatrickspakenham.com.au
Is an organization that was formed to gather mothers who wished to pray together for their children and grandchildren and to find the support they needed. The first gathering for this group will be on the 1st August 2019 at 10:00am. There is a signup sheet in the foyer if you would like to join. You could find more information on their website at http://www.mothersprayers.org or contact Siji through Parish Office.
Australian bishops meet Pope Francis, pray at St Peter’s tomb
Pope Francis has given his apostolic blessing to the Australian Catholic bishops and encouraged them to explore new ways of being a missionary in Australia at this time. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
Almost 40 Australian bishops met with Pope Francis for more than two hours yesterday as part of their Ad Limina Apostolorum visit, translated as “To the Threshold of the Apostles”. It was a high point of a memorable first day of the Ad Limina, which began with the bishops celebrating Mass at the tomb of St Peter.
“To celebrate the Eucharist at the tomb of Peter and then to engage in pastoral dialogue with his successor was a unique and grace-filled way to start our week in Rome,” Australian Catholic Bishops Conference president Archbishop Mark Coleridge said.
The bishops raised with Pope Francis a number of topics that are of deep concern to the Church in Australia.
Among them were the Church’s work to eliminate child sexual abuse and to accompany survivors of abuse, the bishops’ desire to support and minister to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the hopes for the Plenary Council and the need to find new ways of witnessing to Jesus Christ in Australian society in a time of change.
“There was an ease and a fraternal warmth in the way Pope Francis spoke and an attentiveness in his listening to the questions the bishops asked,” Archbishop Coleridge said.
Conference vice president Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP said the meeting with Pope Francis was “moving and deeply encouraging”. He said it showed the benefit of the Petrine ministry, “of being our solid ‘rock’ and ‘confirming the brethren’”.
“The Holy Father clearly understood our situation in Australia. It was a real moment of grace,” Archbishop Fisher said.
Darwin Bishop Charles Gauci said he was “deeply impressed” by Pope Francis.
“I was impressed by his humanity, his compassion, his sense of collegiality, his passion for working with all the people of God in a synodal Church and his true commitment to the Gospel,” Bishop Gauci said.
The Ad Limina visit continues until Friday, June 28. The Australian bishops will meet in the coming days with the various departments of the Holy See with responsibilities for different aspects of Church life.
Dinner on the 16th June run by St Patrick’s Primary was a huge success with about 45 attending. Parents, Teachers and children need to be congratulated for making the night so enjoyable. Next session is on 7th July with Sue Hilder as the leader. Contact 0409 202 903 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
YARRA THEOLOGICAL UNION:
Opens enrolment bookings for Semester 2 Study Discover new depths to your faith.
Yarra Theological Union, a Catholic College of the University of Divinity, is taking enrolments for theological study.
Enrolment appointments are from 24th June until 11th July 2019.
Phone 9890 3771 or email@example.com for an appointment. See www.ytu.edu.au
ST VINCENT DE PAUL 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.
PATRICK’S LUNCHEON GROUP:
A great time was had by all at last months lunch. Good food and conversation with lots of laughs. Our next lunch is Wednesday 3rd July at the Royal Hotel, 96-100 Station Street, Kooweerup at 12 noon. If you haven’t joined us before we would love to see you. Please contact Kathy 0418679616.
PARISH COUNCIL: Our next parish council will be on the 2nd of July 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.
BRINGING CHILDREN TO OUR MOTHER, ONE HAIL MARY AT A TIME:
On the third Saturday of every month, Rosary prayers for the Children and Youth would be offered in St.Patricks Parish, Pakenham, from 5:00 pm to 5:45 pm. Children will lead the Rosary with parents also joining in. Our first Rosary was offered on June 15th and we are looking forward to the next one.
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.
THE COUPLES FOR CHRIST (OCEANIA MISSION):
A private international association of the Faithful of Pontifical Right invites you to a Christian Life Program on June 30, 2019, 1-5pm, St. Michael Parish Centre, 119 High St., Berwick VIC 3806. For more information please contact Oniel & Queenie Oras at . 0477 208 482.
Please pick up your new rosters from the table in the foyer.
30/6 6 pm J Ruys 9 am B Hind 10.30 I Merrigan
7/7 6 pm
5/7 M Mendis Family 12/7 T & N Andrews
30/6 D Velten R Kollaris 7/7 T Ridgeway & Volunteer, please
30/6 Manoj Mendis 7/7 K Bailey
MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST
H Judd M Roche W & B Vail R Ginting
P Maxfield g Prestt B Barker
N Boloski P Carlin
U Tiberi A Vanday M Welliwatte
C Faamausili A Stowers
A. Mendis E.Fernando
L.Garvey, W & B Vail, R.Ginting, A.Tanner
G.Thompson, P.Fernando, K.Venn,
H& R Francis
A. & J Arul
D & J Estrada, C.Faamausili, B.Kollaris, J.Mozina
Last week: PG $1859.00 Loose $976.40 House $837.85
This week PG $1417.40 Loose $557.00 House $621.75
“But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not subject to the law”– Gal 5:18
Do your parish ministries complement each other or do they compete against each other? Is your parish “one Body of Christ” or a bunch of little, separate ministries controlled by human ego? The goal of all parish ministries is to bring people to Christ. All of our parish work should be for the glory of God’s name, not our own name.