We remember those who have died recently and those whose anniversaries occur about this time including Vincenza Santos, Garry Twyford
We pray for those who are sick including, Claude Allas Leonardo Santilli, John Brian Ramsdale, David Lively, Clyde Dias, Michael Bakker Philomena Molloy, Elizabeth Ware, David Gudgeon and Lyn Hardidge
This weekend we welcome Jiraiya Ieremia and his parents Christine and Jeremy “Receive the light of Christ. Parents and Godparents this light is entrusted to you to keep burning brightly” (Rite of Baptism). Next Baptism Prep is Sunday, Oct. 6th 2:45 pm in the library.
We welcome Tanaya & Jasper Vella, Lincoln McDougall, Reid & Henry Killeen, Harrison Cook who were baptised last weekend and we thank Anna Raos & Marlene Scanlon who so beautifully prepared and taught the children along their journey.
Fr. Bruce Duncan C.Ss.R:
We welcome Fr. Bruce Duncan C.Ss.R to our parish who will be broadening our understanding on our role in Social Justice. He has a doctorate in political science. He has taught at Yarra Theological Union in Box Hill in Melbourne since 1986, where he co-ordinates the program of social justice studies. He was a member of the Melbourne Catholic Commission for Justice, Development and Peace from 1994 to 2007, and worked from 1999 to 2007 as a consultant with Catholic Social Services Victoria. He is also one of the founders of Social Policy Connections.
Happy 7th Birthday SHANAGOLDEN
CHILDRENS ROSARY GROUP:
There was a lovely rosary led by our little parishioners and their parents in front of the statue of our Lady last Saturday. They meet every 3rd Saturday of the month at 5:15 pm before mass. You are most welcome to join them.
October is traditionally referred to as the month of Our Lady of Rosary with Oct 7th being her feast day. Starting next Tuesday 1st Oct we will be having the rosary each evening at 7:00pm in the welcome room. If anyone is willing to lead an evening, we have a signup sheet in the foyer.
PLENARY COUNCIL 2020:
For the training session that took place at St Michael’s in Berwick, Our parish was represented by Alfreda Vandayh, Denise Cervasio, Katrina Venn, Tresa Andrews, Rochelle Pereria, Ben Wiegerink, Damian Joseph Macatol, Sandie Downey and Siji Dominic.
There will be more training available in conducting the listening and discernment sessions for anyone interested to help out in our parish.
REGIONAL TRAINING SESSIONS
Monday 7th October 5.30-7.30 pm St Mary’s Bairnsdale
Tuesday 8 October 10.30 am-12.30 pm St Mary’s Pastoral Centre Bairnsdale
Tuesday 8 October 7.30 – 9.30 pm MacKillop Hall, St Michael’s Parish Traralgon
Tuesday 15 October 7.30 pm-9.30 pm Marian Room, St Joseph’s Parish, Warragul
Wednesday 16 October 7.00-9.00 pm St Joseph’s Primary School Hall, Wonthaggi
The next meeting of the council will be on Tuesday the 1st Oct at 7:30 pm in the parish library. All parishioners are welcome to raise matters of interest to put before the PPC.
DIOCESAN ASSEMBLY FOLLOWUP:
A small group of people met on Wednesday night the 25th who had attended the diocesan assembly and together with their ideas have come up with some ways of things that can be implemented into our parish. This will be presented to the parish council. Updates to follow.
ST PATRICK’S PRIMARY SCHOOL PAKENHAM:
Required as soon as possible: Community Liaison Officer (to assist the Sudanese Community)2 – 3 days per week. Please apply to : email@example.com giving details of abilities and experience
SACRAMENT OF FIRST RECONCILIATION:
Children attending noncatholic schools need to contact the parish office, Sessions to begin on the 9th of Oct.
Social Justice Sunday:
will be celebrated throughout the Church in Australia this Sunday. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
Earlier this month, Australia’s Catholic bishops launched a major social justice statement on digital communications, calling on all levels of society to overcome the hatred, division and exploitation that occurs online. The bishops say government, business and the broader community need to be more proactive in defending the dignity of people and all must work together to make the digital world a place of genuine human encounter.
This year’s Social Justice Statement, Making it Real: Genuine human encounter in our digital world, invites people to reflect on how the internet has changed the way they communicate, work, learn and do business – and how to contribute to a more just digital world.
Writing in the statement’s foreword, Bishop Terry Brady, the Bishop Delegate for Social Justice, said that while the digital world enabled people to be more connected than ever before, it could sadly also be a place of manipulation, exploitation and violence.
“We can choose how we behave online, and we can collectively shape the online world, building a more just and loving online neighbourhood,” Bishop Brady said.
“It is becoming increasingly clear that digital platforms require wise governance and that international cooperation is required to achieve this. The common good requires intervention rather than leaving digital platforms to govern themselves.”
The Social Justice Statement notes that Pope Francis has often spoken of the great potential for “genuine human encounter” online, but he has also warned of elements of the digital world that are harmful: information overload, social isolation, marginalisation of the vulnerable, consumerism and fake news.
“Far too often, the digital world has become a place of hatred. Digital technologies, especially social media, provide a perfect platform for a range of behaviours that are offensive to human dignity,” Bishop Brady said.
“This is our digital common home, and the principles we find in Catholic Social Teaching and the words of Pope Francis can help guide us to a more just digital space.”
R C I A:
Parish warmly invites anyone interested in discovering more about the Catholic faith to attend our meetings on Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm beginning 9th October 2019.
BIBLE STUDY GROUPS FOR 2019:
The Evangelisation team is planning to organise Bible study groups for 2019. The following are recommendations from the previous sessions:-
Acts: The Spread of the Kingdom, which includes 20, 50-minute video presentations.
Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother, an extraordinary 8 week study that reveals Mary’s unique role in God’s Kingdom and in our lives.
Galatians: Set Free to Live, which includes eight, 50-minute video presentations.
Sign in sheets are in the foyer, please write in your preferences. For more information call Tresa Andrews 0421931888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org/Visit Ascension The faith formation leader- at https://ascensionpress.com/pages/bible-studies.
OCTOBER IS THE MONTH OF THE HOLY ROSARY. AID TO THE CHURCH IN NEED
(ACN) is hosting a prayer campaign on 18 October titled: “One Million Children Praying the Rosary.” The prayer initiative invites teachers, priests, parents and grandparents to pray the rosary together with children for peace and unity around the world. If you would like to participate, information and resources can be found online at: www.millionkidspraying.org.
AN OPPORTUNITY TO BUILD A LISTENING CHURCH
A talk by Fr Noel Connolly on the 17th October at 7:00 pm at Sacred Heart school hall, Morwell( Crn of Wilson Street and Commercial Road) Entry is Gold Coin Donation.RSVP by 12th October for catering purposes to: email@example.com.
to be held in March 2020 is asking for people to start potting up plants and if there are spare pots at home to drop them into Room D9 and leave on the verandah in preparation for the Garden Stall at the fete next year.
THE PAKENHAM CONFERENCE OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL:
Our conference is struggling for helpers.on our deliveries each day If you are interested in helping could you contact Chris on 0414 432256. Please note children cannot accompany you when on call outs
Next meal and companionship is Oct 6th 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 Sue If you would like to make a much appreciated dessert please call or email Suie on 0409202903 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
LAMP YOUTH FESTIVAL- FAITH GREATER THAN FEAR – ‘Don’t be afraid, Only believe’ Mark 5:36.
An exciting event for all youth aged 12-25 years! Come along to a day filled with fun & games, music, drama, inspiring talks and testimonies, reflection and prayer!
Hosted by St Thomas the Apostle Parish, Clyde
Where: St Peter’s College, Clyde Nth Campus. 55 MacKillop Way, Clyde Nth
When: Saturday 5th October Registrations open 8.30 am and the day concludes at 4.00pm
Cost: $5 (Lunch and afternoon tea included)
Don’t miss out on this chance to celebrate and have fun with youth from all across the Diocese!
Go to https://thelampwrsale.wixsite.com/home to register
A lovely group of mothers continue to meet every Thursday, sharing their faith, experiences and supporting each other whilst praying together. If you would like this group to pray for your children please drop in a prayer request in the mother’s prayers box in the foyer. If you would like to form a group please contact Siji through the parish office.
Interested people contact Auxilia 0405844557
4/10 T & N Andrews 11/10 K Venn & H Aurisch
29/9 No childrens Liturgy 6/10 T Ridgeway & Volunteer
29/9 Larni Tan 6/10 Seneta
MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST
T & F O’Gorman, M.Roche, R. Joseph, T.Reimert
P. Velten D.Rowlands
M.Dineen , J.Schalks, J.White, C. Martin, G. Thompson
A & J Arul
D & J Estrada , C. Faamausili , B.Kollaris J. Mozina
S Dominic M Burhop G Wright K Symons
M O’Brien H & R Francis C McCowan
M Hobbin R Lappin C Mayer I Merrigan
FINANCE MATTERS: 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Last week: PG $ 1516.10 Loose $709.05 House $784.15
This week: PG $1720.00 Loose $781.45 House $707.70
“The poor man died and was carried away by the angels to be with Abraham. The rich man also died and was buried”
Luke 16: 22