We remember those who have died recently and those whose anniversaries occur about this time including Louise Schlitz and Vincent Peter.
We pray for those who are sick including, Veronica Murphy, 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 Summer Highland and McKenna Fisher and their parents Sheena and Denzil and Rachael and Jason “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 this Sunday, Oct. 6th 2:45 pm in the library.
ENCOUNTERING GOD – A DAY FOR WOMEN:
Parish has organised a day for women on Saturday, October 26th with Maria Forde. Maria is a gifted songwriter and singer with a compassion for human conditions. She has been involved in the catholic education for more than 25 years as a teacher, director of faith and Mission and retreats and liturgy coordinator. She is a regular presenter in catholic schools and parishes around Australia. http://mariaforde.com/
The cost is approximately $20/ person. The parish will also have a little fundraising to cover the additional costs this weekend and next. If you are interested please put your name in the sheet in the foyer.
OCTOBER DEVOTION- THE HOLY ROSARY:
Every evening at 7:00 pm a group of parishioners gather in the welcome room and recite the rosary together. October is traditionally referred to as the month of Our Lady of Rosary with Oct 7th being her feast day. If anyone is willing to lead an evening, we have a signup sheet in the foyer. All parishioners are welcome to come and join.
DIOCESAN ASSEMBLY FOLLOWUP: Thank you to all the delegates who came from parishes around the Diocese of Sale to attend the Diocesan Assembly on 13-14 September.
It was a grace-filled and joyful time and the energy and faith of people was evident in our prayer, singing, sharing and discussion.
The raw responses for the conversation groups have all been collected and the results from the first three themes have now been sent to your parish.
They will be available on the Diocesan website for you to read what has been shared and discussed. https://www.cdsale.org.au/
Click on the Diocesan Assembly graphic and you will be directed to the Diocesan Assembly page.
The final two themes will be prepared an published soon. We will also be uploading some Assembly videos for you to view.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Next meal and companionship is this Sunday 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 email@example.com .
OUR LIFE IS A MISSION- EXTRAORDINARY MISSIONARY MONTH – OCTOBER 2019
Opening his letter ‘For the Centenary of the Promulgation of the Apostolic Letter Maximum Illud on the activity of missionaries in the world’, Pope Francis notes that the challenge for the work of mission is ‘as urgent as ever’. October 2019 provides an opportunity to take up again ‘with renewed fervor the missionary transformation of the Church’s life and pastoral activity’. In this first week of the Extraordinary Missionary Month, let us consider how we, in our own contexts, might accept the invitation to encounter Jesus in daily life in order to live out our baptism call to be missionary disciples.
I invite Christians, everywhere, at this very moment to a renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ, or at least an openness to letting him encounter them; I ask all of you to do to this unfailingly each day.
—Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium, §3
PRAYER FOR THE EXTRAORDINARY MISSIONARY MONTH
when your only begotten Son Jesus Christ
rose from the dead,
he commissioned his followers
to ‘go and make disciples of all nations’
and you remind us that through our Baptism
we are made sharers in the mission of the Church.
Empower us by the gifts of the Holy Spirit
to be courageous and zealous
in bearing witness to the Gospel,
so that the mission entrusted to the Church,
which is still very far from completion,
may find new and efficacious expressions
that bring life and light to the world.
Help us make it possible for all peoples
to experience the saving love
and mercy of Jesus Christ,
who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
One God, for ever and ever.
R C I A:
Parish warmly invites anyone interested in discovering more about the Catholic faith to attend our meetings on Wednesday evenings at 7.30 pm 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.The cost of the workbook will be $30. For more information call Tresa Andrews at 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.
THE PAKENHAM CONFERENCE OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL:
Our conference is struggling for helpers. If you are interested please call Chris on 0414 432256.
How good it would be if groups in the parish would take a small amount of time to write a few sentences of news from your group, for the bulletin. So much goes on around the parish, yet so little of it is shared in print. The bulletin is loaded onto the parish website each week, so a much wider audience can access it than those in the church. Also, if you are not taking your bulletin home would you please return it to the desk in the foyer after Mass.
Catholic Theological College
Open Day Wednesday 6 th November, 2019
Study options, Library and Building tour, Refreshments
Two programs: 4.30pm–6.30pm or 6.00pm–8.00pm
RSVP to Jenny Delahunt by Friday 1 November
Phone: 9412 3314 Email: email@example.com
278 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne VIC 3002
Protest meeting next Thursday, 10th October, 11:00 – 1:00pm at Main street. 4C’s has supported many of the underprivileged in our community and has also provided vegetables for our Paddy’s kitchen, they deserve all the support we can give them.
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.
CHILDRENS ROSARY GROUP:
There was a lovely rosary led by our little parishioners and their parents in front of the statue of Our Lady. They meet every 3rd Saturday of the month at 5:15 pm before mass. You are most welcome to join them.
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
11/10 K Venn & H Aurisch 18/10 P Pereira C George
6/10 T Ridgeway & Volunteer 13/10 D Velten K Symons
6/10 Seneta 13/10 R Dias
MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST
S Dominic M Burhop G Wright K Symons
M O’Brien H & R Francis C McCowan
M Hobbin R Lappin C Mayer I Merrigan
T Ridgeway V Ukkru J Ruys L Patton J Rodda
P Fernando P Velten P Carlin D Rowlands
A Parma M Pauguy P Setu W Wong P SweeFan
26th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Last week: PG $1720.00 Loose $781.45 House $707.70
This week: PG $1316.30 Loose $742.50 House $601.60
“Carry no purse, no haversack, no sandals. Salute no one on the road. Whatever house you go into, let your first words be, “Peace to this house!” Luke 10:4