We remember those who have died recently including Ben Woutersand Mary Gannon (Bourke) and those whose anniversaries occur about this time including Lois Allas & Jean Castel, Therisa Fernandez, Philomina Fernandez & Ryan Merrigan
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 Devance Satyal, Niven Hettiarachchi and Beau Millar and their parents Avaya & Chloe, Don & Jeanne and Andrew & Laura “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.
2019 FRIENDS OF SION GATHERING:
Friends of Sion Gathering will commence at 9.30 am on Sunday 10 November 2019 with Mass in St Mary’s Cathedral, Sale. This will be the penultimate gathering with the final event on Sunday 8 November 2020 celebrating 130 years of the arrival of the Sisters. If you would like to attend this year and have not received an invitation please contact CeCe Kingwill by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org or Maureen McLeod on 0427 443 550
CATHOLIC CARE SUNDAY APPEAL:
Catholic care would like to thank the community of St Patricks Catholic Church Pakenham for its generous donation of $1,731.20to the recent CatholicCare Sunday appeal. Your generosity supports the vital work of Catholic care, who work on behalf of the dioceses of Sale. Together we fulfil the Church’s mission of service to the community. We help families and individuals to break down barriers to social inclusion and to develop strong and healthy relationships, and ease the pain of difficult life transitions so that they can live “life to the full”. Thank you for helping to break down barriers!
A PROFOUNDLY REWARDING MISSION:
Working in Education, Health and Trades? Assist to reduce poverty in overseas communities by sharing your skills. Mutual development assured! There are five places left on Palms Australia’s January 4th – 12th Orientation Course. You must apply now for a position beginning any time in 2020. Call or text 0422 4PALMS (M-F). palms.org.au
EACH CHILD DESERVES A BIRTHDAY:
One of many slogans, plus blue and pink balloons, carried by large numbers, including our own parishioners, who last Saturday attended the rally in the city, calling for an end to the cruel abortion legislation in Victoria; and for help, counselling and support for women experiencing difficulty with a pregnancy. Three ladies shared their stories along with a young Member of Parliament from NSW, plus organiser-Bernie Finn –all claiming WOMEN DESERVE BETTER. An inspiring day.
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.
An Opportunity for all singers to multiply your gifts and talents as per Mathew 25:14-30 (Parable of Talents). Our three weekend masses need your voice. Please join the choir. Talk to the pianist.
THE CHURCH IS ON MISSION IN THE WORLD – Pope Francis’s message for Mission Sunday.
During the third week of this Extraordinary Missionary Month, we reflect on how all the baptized, in small daily steps, contribute to the work of the mission: “Faith in Jesus Christ enables us to see all things in their proper perspective, as we view the world with God’s own eyes and heart (message for Mission Sunday 2019), May our eyes and heart be opened to the needs of the world around us as we encourage a missionary spirit in our communities this week.
There will be a leaving collection after all masses next weekend. Envelopes are available in the church foyer, If you would like,please take one and return it next week.
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. 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. All parishioners are welcome to come and join.
URGENT: THE PAKENHAM CONFERENCE OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL:
Our conference is struggling for helpers. If you are interested please call Chris on 0414 432256
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
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 Andrews.
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
Catholic Theological College
Open Day Wednesday 6th November 2019. Study options, Library and Building tour, Refreshments Two programs: 4.30 pm–6.30 pm or 6.00 pm–8.00 pm. Bookings essential: RSVP to Jenny Delahunt by Friday 1 November Phone: 9412 3314 Email: email@example.com 278 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne VIC 3002
COMMUNION TO THE SICK:
If you know of someone who is unable to attend mass and would like a vist or communion from the church please contact Katrina @5941 7315
Our parish children are preparing to celebrate their first reconciliation on the 30th October 2019. Please say a special prayer for them and their families.
25/10 A Vanday & P Bare 1/11 Lindsay & J C Pauguy
20/10 N Boloski, L Roberts & C Smith 27/10 F Debona & A Jayawardena
MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST
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 C Faamausili
T & N Andrews P Pereria M Vandiemen J Parsons
R & A Jayawardena J Schalks J White C Martin
D & J Estrada C Faamausili B Kollaris J Mozina