We remember those who have died recently including Kath Cosgriff and those whose anniversaries occur about this time including Maureen Atkins, Agnes Lim, Simplitio TudTud
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 Taytum O’Doherty & Ciara McAleese and their parents Josh & Kara and Conor & Rebecca “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, Nov 3rd 2:45 pm in the library.
MASS AT THE CEMETERY:
On November 6th, at 6:00 pm, all are invited to join in a Mass for the Faithful Departed and a Blessing of the Graves at the Pakenham cemetery, Thewlis Road.
PREPARING AND CELEBRATING THE SACRAMENTS OF HEALING:
presented by the ACU Centre for Liturgy.
- What do Catholics believe about sacraments of healing?
- How do Catholics celebrate reconciliation?
- How do Catholics care for the sick?
- Viaticum and Communion to the Sick.
This one-day formation event, presented by Professor Clare Johnson, with Fr Joseph Abutu and Ms Sharon Boyd, is for pastoral care workers, clergy, hospital chaplains, lay ministers, parishioners and all those who care for the sick.
Saturday 23rd November 9.00 am – 4.45 pm with registration from 8.30 am) at St Patrick’s Parish Centre, Registration Fee $60 per person (includes morning/afternoon tea, light lunch and handbook on Communion to the sick)
Register by Tuesday 19th November www.acu.edu.au/pastoral_formation_days
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 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 $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 on the sheet in the foyer.
DAILY ROSARY IN OUR PARISH:
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.
PRACTICAL THEOLOGY IN FRACTURED TIMES
“Practical theology is the way in which the practice of faith articulates theology. The way we pray, care, and engage politically is a primary means of theology…”
For three decades Nicola has been at the forefront of Christian feminist theology. Her work brings forward three main areas of concern: i) qualitative research in practical theology, ii) poetry and theology and iii) worship and spirituality.
An Anglican laywoman, Nicola is an honorary vice-president of Women and a regular speaker at Greenbelt, she is also the Director of Research at The Queen’s Foundation for Ecumenical Theological Education, Birmingham, and Queen’s Professor of Feminist Practical Theology at Vrije Universiteit (Free University), Amsterdam. She chairs the British and Irish Association of Practical Theology. To be held 7:00 pm Monday 21 October at YTU, 34 Bedford St, Box Hill, Free Parking.
YTU INFORMATION NIGHT:
On Wed 13th November 2019 (7:00-8:00 pm)YTU will be holding an Information Night for those interested in finding out more about Theology Studies in 2020. Where: Yarra Theological Union, Study Centre, 34 Bedford Road, Box Hill 3128
WORLD MISSION DAY 2019:
The title of the Pope Francis’ message for World Mission Day is Baptized and Sent: The Church of Christ on Mission in the World.
Pope Francis says that celebrating this month will help us to rediscover the missionary dimension of our faith in Jesus Christ, a faith graciously bestowed on us in baptism. He says that this missionary mandate touches us personally: I am a mission, always; you are a mission, always; every baptized man and woman is a mission. People in love never stand still: they are drawn out of themselves; they are attracted and attract others in turn; they give themselves to others and build relationships that are life-giving. As far as God’s love is concerned, no one is useless or insignificant. Each of us is a mission to the world, for each of us is the fruit of God’s love. Pope Francis goes on to say that this mission is part of our identity as Christians; it makes us responsible for enabling all men and women to realize their vocation to be adoptive children of the Father, to recognize their personal dignity and to appreciate the intrinsic worth of every human life, from conception until natural death.
DIOCESAN ASSEMBLY CONVERSATIONS:
As a result of our discussion groups at the Diocesan Assembly last month, the raw responses from the Assembly conversations on the final two of the five Assembly Themes have now been published.
They are now available from your Parish office and 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. As soon as the website technology can be sorted, we will be uploading some Assembly videos for you to view. We will inform you when that’s done.
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 20th 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 would like to make a much-appreciated dessert please call the parish office and leave a message 59417315
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
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.
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 email@example.com/Visit Ascension The faith formation leader- at https://ascensionpress.com/pages/bible-studies.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
278 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne VIC 3002
Our parish children are preparing to celebrate their first reconciliation on the 30th of October 2019. Please say a special prayer for them and their families.
Interested people contact Auxilia 0405844557
18/10 P Pereira & C George 25/10 A Vanday & P Bare
13/10 D Velten & K Symons 20/10 N Boloski, L Roberts & C Smith
13/10 R Dias 20/10 J & J Spierings
MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST
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
L Garvey W & B Vail R Ginting A Tanner
B Barker G Prestt N Boloski S Leo M Dineen
U Tiberi A Vanday M Weliwatte A Stowers
Last week: PG $1316.30 Loose $742.50 House $601.60
This week: PG #1817.50 Loose $608.75 House $688.60
“Then Jesus asked, “Were not ten made clean? But the other nine, where are they?18Was none of them found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?”19Then he said to him, “Get up and go on your way; your faith has made you well.” Luke 17:17-19