We remember those who have died recently and those whose anniversaries occur about this time including Agnes Lim (2yrs), & John Fan (14yrs)
We pray for those who are sick including Nancy Tanti, Joan Burke, Brian John Ramsdale, David Lively, Clyde Dias, Michael Bakker Philomena Molloy, Elizabeth Ware, David Gudgeon and Lyn Hardidge
This weekend we welcome Levi Meuneier, Andrielle Alagas, Kaius White and their parents Ivan and Mary, Andrew and Elrene and Brandon and Emily “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, Aug 4th, at 2.45pm in the library.
WE SAY GOODBYE AND THANK YOU TO FR BARON:
who leaves us after saying our July masses. Thank you for visiting us again father, and our prayers and well wishes go with you for your next parish
ORDINATION TO THE DIACONATE:
The Ordination to the Diaconate for Jithin Anto, Confidence Masvosva and Paul Zaher will be celebrated at St Mary’s Cathedral At 11.00 am on Saturday 31st August 2019. This is a day of great rejoicing for our Diocese and all parishioners are warmly invited to the Diocesan community to participate in the Ordination. Singers and musicians are required for the Diocesan Choir – could interested people please contact Sophy Morley at firstname.lastname@example.org or text on 0413 590 007.
The parish will also provide a bus (depending on interest) for a gold coin donation leaving the church at 8:30 am returning approximately at 4:00 pm. Please contact parish office ASAP so we can make arrangements.
Next meal and companionship is on August 4th 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 in this cold weather or finding it hard to make ends meet, or maybe just in need of some company. Our team leader for this week is Tresa. If you want to be added to the roster or make a dessert please email Tresa on email@example.com
ST VINCENT DE PAUL POOR MAN’S APPEAL:
If you missed bringing your items please feel free to leave donations or non-perishable food items in the church foyer, at any time. They will be collected and distributed by the st Vinnies team Thank you.
WE CAN PRAY FOR YOUR CHILDREN:
If you are unable to be part of the mother’s prayers group but would like the group to pray for your children, please write your prayers and put them in the mother’s prayers box in the foyer. Our children need our prayers. Mothers Prayers is a group of mothers and grandmothers from our parish who will get together every Thursday (10:00 am to 11:00 am) from 1st of August, in our parish to pray for our children. If you would like to be part of the group please put your name down on the sheet in the foyer. For more information contact Parish Office.
RCIA INFORMATION NIGHT:
Will be on the 21st August 2019, at 7:30 pm in the welcome room.
RCIA is the process by which adults formally join the Catholic Church. If you are:
- interested in learning more about the Catholic Church,
- not baptized, but recognize a need for spirituality in your life,
- baptized into another Christian denomination, but wish to join the Catholic Church,
- married to a Catholic and attend Mass but want to take the next step to become a Catholic,
- baptized Catholic, but never received the Sacrament of Confirmation.
RCIA can help you. The RCIA Team – the candidates and 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 someone you know of would like to join this journey, contact the parish office/ visit our website.
SALE DIOCESAN ASSEMBLY:
Sharing Our Story, Celebrating Our Faith, Shaping Our Future
The Diocese of Sale is holding its Diocesan Assembly, the first for over 15 years, in September. The Assembly will be convened in the spirit of the preparation for the Plenary Council 2020 in which we have already been engaged for the past eighteen months. Bishop Pat and the Diocesan Gaudium et Spes Plenary 20-20 Committee have been aware that, through the feedback from hundreds of listening and Dialogue conversations held in parishes, schools and regional gatherings, there is much that can be done in our Diocese right now.
We want to hear from people all across our Diocese about the vision they have for their diocese and parishes in living the joy of the Gospel.
The Sale Diocesan Assembly will be held at Marist Sion College Warragul on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th September 2019. Our Facilitators for the Assembly will be Mr Shane Dwyer, Director, and Mrs Sharon Brewer, Mission Projects manager from the National Centre for Evangelisation, Canberra. Also in attendance will be Ms Lana Turvey-Collins, the National Plenary Facilitator.
Bishop Pat is pleased to announce the themes of this year’s Assembly, which have been gathered from the Listening and Dialogue responses from across the Diocese, including the feedback from over 400 people who attended the Regional Listening and Dialogue Sessions with the Bishop held late last year.
The major Assembly themes are:
- Faith Formation & Spirituality (living out the joy of the Gospel)
- Leadership & Governance (providing leadership and structures that promote evangelisation)
- Families and Vocation (raising disciples in our families – so that they can go out into the world)
- Liturgy and Prayer (nourishing our communities)
- The Welcoming Community (a community on mission, not maintenance)
DIOCESAN ASSEMBLY INFORMATION NIGHT:
The Gaudium et Spes’ Plenary 2020 Convenor of our dioceses, Ms Sophy Morley, will be visiting our parish to present more information about the assembly on the 6th of August 2019 at 7:30 pm in the welcome room. All parishioners are invited to come and attend.
“THE EUCHARIST IN THE 21ST CENTURY”:
Elio Capra will be presenting “The Eucharist in the 21st Century” at St Michael’s on August 8th, at 7:00 pm, in the St Michael’s school stadium. All are invited to attend. Content is delivered at a level that children will not understand and so the talk is for adults only. No child minding available. Registrations are required for catering and seating purposes and can be done either: 1. Online at www.schoolinterviews.com.au Code: nqzd4 OR 2. Call St Michael’s parish office 9707 1355
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
Will be hosted this year by the archdioceses of Perth from Dec 8th to 10th on behalf of ACBC at Perth. The festival will use the scriptural focus of the 2020 Plenary Council theme “listen to what the spirit is saying” (Rev2:7). Young people from year 9 (in 2019) to young adults 30 years of age are invited to the event. It is a great opportunity for young people to deepen their relationship with Jesus, be empowered to be disciples in the world today and encounter and celebrate the vitality of the Church in Australia. If we have enough interest from the parish we could organize a group to go together. Please contact Siji through the parish office. For more information, check out their website at youthfestival.catholic.org.au.
PLANNED GIVING RECEIPTS:
Please pick up your Planned Giving Receipt from the foyer to save on postage. There are still a few envelopes left if you can help deliver them it would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Mary in the parish office 59417315.
Are you looking for a family-friendly fitness class? Look no further! When Tuesdays at 9.50am Where? Right here at St. Patrick’s. Cost: $12 All classes are designed for busy Mum’s. Preschool kids are welcome. For more in check out www.facebook/fidowfitness.com m Text or call Ruth 048738876.
FOOTPRINTS OF JESUS:
The fare includes Return Economy Airfares + Local Transfers in Deluxe coaches + Stay in Premium Hotels + All Meals + Catholic Priest + English speaking professional guides. For inquiries & bookings call the parish office or 03 8839 6615 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org. Departures: 8th & 16 Sep 19. Bookings Open for 2020 Pilgrimages. Call Now for Early Bird Discount
- for the Welcome Table after each Mass to welcome new parishioners,
- to conduct Children’s Liturgy during the 6:00 pm and 10.30 am Masses.
If you can help with any, please contact the parish office. 59417315
We have a new parish family with no immediate family or friends in the area who have just had their first child and would be very grateful for some practical help like maybe a casserole or if you have time being available to sit with the new baby while mum does some chores/or sleep time. If you can help please contact the parish office 59417315.
PATRICK’S LUNCHEON GROUP:
Last month a small but jovial group enjoyed a lovely lunch in Kooweerup. Next month we are meeting at Cardinia Club 71 Racecourse Rd, on the 7th August at 12 noon. Please come along and join us. All welcome old and new. Contact Kathy 0418679616.
2/8 P Bare A Vanday 9/8 Lindsay & J.C. Pauguy
28/7 FDebona & A Jayawardena 4/8 T Ridgewy and Volunteer
28/7 M Domingo 4/8 A Raos
MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST
S Dominic M Burhop G Wright
K Symons H Pereira
M Dineen J Schalks J White
R & A Jayawardena
U Tiberi A Vanday M Welliwatte
C Faamausili A Stowers
T Ridgeway J Ruys L Patton J Rodda
M Dineen A Nunn N Ward B Barker
D & J Estrada C Faamausili B Kollaris
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FINANCE MATTERS: 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Last week: PG $1536.00 Loose $632.60 House $733.00
This week: PG $1321.50 Loose $821.00 House $734.20
“So I say to you, Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. Luke 11:9
In this teaching, Jesus reveals that the essence of prayer lies in our relationship with God. Our utter neediness makes an irrefusable claim on God. What hinders prayer is a forgetfulness that God is our creator and that all we are, and all we have is a gift.