3rd Sunday of Lent 15th March, 2020.

We remember those who have died recently and those whose anniversaries occur about this time including Douglas Joseph, Joseph (Don) Savy, Tom Cervasio.

We pray for those who are sick including  Max Byers, John Ramsdale, David Lively, Milan Sunil, Clyde Dias, Michael Bakker  Philomena Molloy, David Gudgeon, Lyn Hardidge,  Robert Rodrigues.

BAPTISM: Next Baptism Preparation is April 5th at  2:45 in the parish




We are looking for volunteers who are able to commit to 4 times a year to help with baptism preparation. This takes place every 1st Sunday of the month at 2:45 pm and goes for about an hour. Materials are provided. Please contact parish office.

Zimbabwean Community Stations of the Cross: 4:00pm, Sunday

EASTER CHOIR: Everyone is welcome to come and join in our singing practice which will be in the church at 7.30pm on Thursday 19th & 26th March and Wednesday 1st &  8th April.

We will be practising songs/hymns for Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Vigil.

CHILDRENS FRIENDSHIP GROUP is leading the Way of the Cross on Friday, 27th March at 7pm. there will be practice (for both reading and

singing) on the same day from 6pm onward inside the church. if your child would like to participate or if you have any suggestions, please contact sumy or raja (contact through parish office).

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION: First Communion will be celebrated in our parish in  May. For those children, and their families, attending schools other than our parish schools, who would like to receive their first communion this year, please register your names through the parish website under sacraments or contact siji@stpatrickspakenham.com.au. For dates and further information Please refer to our website.

ST PATRICKS FEAST DAY: The feast of our patron Saint, St Patrick will be celebrated in our parish on March 17th beginning with Mass at 7:00pm followed by dinner in the parish hall. Bring a plate to share.

FROM THE SAFEGUARDING OFFICER: Urgent Reminder on Building a Child Safe Environment: Still time to register your ability to attend the final session on Saturday 21st March at 10am to 12.30pm in the Church.   The session will be conducted by CatholicCare and you will find it enjoyable and enlightening.  Do come and by your attendance give witness to how seriously St Patrick’s Parish views the safeguarding of children. We need to know who will be attending so we do require that you register your acceptance by completing the attendance list in the Church foyer.

THE CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF SALE IS DELIGHTED TO WELCOME BACK FR PAUL TURNER, FROM THE DIOCESE OF KANSAS CITY-ST JOSEPH Fr Paul is the keynote speaker at the National Liturgy Conference in Parramatta in March. He will then arrive in our Diocese for two days of presentations. Monday 16th March: 7.30 pm at St Patrick’s .Public Workshop How is God calling us to be a Christ-Centred Church that is PRAYERFUL AND EUCHARISTIC? All are welcome. Booking details on the flyer in the foyer.

A LENTEN RETREAT PROGRAMME IN OUR PARISH: As a part of our preparation for Lent we will have a one-day retreat with Fr Elio Capra on Saturday 28th March from 10:30 am to 4:45 pm followed by the 6:00 pm mass. He will speak to us on A NEW LOOK AT THE

MEANING OF LENT AND EASTER. Pope Francis and the early Church remind that it is not just a time of “giving up”. It is a time of “rediscovering our first love”: Jesus Christ. All Parishioners are encouraged to come and attend. Gold coin donation appreciated.

GLUTEN FREE HOSTS: For those with an intolerance of wheat,

Please let Fr. Janeesh know of your need prior to mass

MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND:  Our next weekend is 17-19 April in Melbourne. Starts 7pm Friday till 5pm Sunday. Accomodation and all meals provided. Info and bookings: Mercy and James 0409183676 or email vicbookings@wwme.org.au  or see:wwme.org.au

PATRICK’S PLAYGROUP: Please contact Bianca 0404810917

LENTEN MISSION: Fr. Richard Leonard, SJ will be conducting a Lenten Mission at Our Lady Help of Christians Parish in Narre Warren. Fr. Richard is a Jesuit priest, who is a well-known international speaker and has lectured on faith and culture all over the world. He is also a renowned author of some famous books such as; Where the hell is God? Why bother praying? What are we doing on earth for Christ’s sake? This Mission will focus on the issues that confront us as Christians in the contemporary world and offer practical direction about how we can live our lives of faith more deeply. The mission begins on Monday 30th of March to Wednesday 1st of April 2020.

The sessions are from 10am to 11.15 am and REPEATED at 7.30 pm to 8.45 pm. The sessions are 30th March- “Going out to the world: we need all the help we can get”31st March – “Nine steps to making better choices for my life” 1st April – “Where the Hell is God? Holding to Faith through the tough times.” For more information please read the flyer on the notice board. This is a free event and all are welcome.

PATRICKS YOUTH GROUP/CHOIR We are holding a meeting on Easter Monday 13th April 2020 at 5pm, for all children and adolescence aged 10 to 25 years, who are interested in joining our youth group.  It would be an enlightening experience for those participating, with lots of fun activities including, a chance to get involved in our youth choir; vocals or instrumental; youth masses and training for youth ministries; attend social and fundraising events, one day retreats, day trips, youth camps and much more. Children under the age of 16 years will need to be accompanied by an adult. There will be an ‘Expression of Interest’ sheet in the foyer for anyone who would like to join, or if unsure, come to our meeting and see what it’s all about.  You are welcome to contact us via email parishoffice@stpatrickspakenham.com.au.  We hope to see you there!

ABUSE AND FAITH:Has your faith been affected by the revelations of historical sexual abuse within the church?  Are you affected by current or recent events related to this?If so you may wish to attend an open conversation around this, with Arda Tymensen, an experienced family counsellor, as facilitator.Where?         The Marian Room at St Joseph’s Church, Warragul.  WhenThursday 26th March at 7.30 pm.The evening is being sponsored and offered by the Cyrenian Group of Warragul and Drouin, which offers listening and support to people suffering because of abuse.For further information contact the Parish Office on 5623 1642 or Warragul@cdsale.org.au and ask for Joan or Fr Peter.

THE WONDER WOMEN’S GROUP “Come and join a community of women for self-care and well-being.  The Women’s Group is for adults only, however, children can be accommodated and supervised if required.  We will be running various activities each session. You can contact us on parishoffice@stpatrickspakenham.com.au

JOSEPHITE ASSOCIATION: First meeting will be on the Feast of St. Joseph 19th March. We will celebrate mass at 9.30am followed by a cuppa in the Welcome Room. Please come and join us, to celebrate.  We will then have a short meeting at 11am.,

PADDY’S KITCHEN: Next meal and companionship is March 15th    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 or finding it hard to make ends meet, or maybe just  need  some company..


MATTHEW: THE KING AND HIS KINGDOM The book of Matthew brings the history of Christ to life. We see Jesus as the awaited Messiah who fulfills the promises and prophecies of the Old Testament, establishes the New Law, and inaugurates the kingdom of heaven. Matthew: The King and His Kingdom, a twenty-four-part Bible study, explores how Jesus is challenging and empowering us to a new level of holiness and shows how we must be thoroughly immersed in the kingdom of heaven on earth, the Church, to live it.St Patrick’s Church, Pakenham, will begin Matthew: The King and His Kingdom on May 1st at 6:30pm every Friday.  Participants will meet every week to view an engaging video presentation followed by a time of lively group discussion and fellowship. For more information visit ascensionpress.com, or contact Tresa Andrews at 0421931888 OR tresaandrews@gmail.com.  Participants are required to pay $35 towards the purchase of the workbook.Couples or friends can share a book. Please contact Tresa/Mary at the office, The program will run from May to September with a few anticipated breaks.Please sign in to show your interest on the sheet in the foyer.

EASTER CARDS from Aid to the Church  .. Call:1800 101 201 or www.aidtochurch.org


CHURCH CLEANING: 20/3 Lindsay & J C Pauguy

27/3 M welliwatte & R Dias  Please:   NO FLOWERS DURING LENT


Last week   PG   $ 1448.00      Loose   $921.40     House  $873.10

This week   PG   $ 1328.10      Loose   $726.50     House  $599.75


15/3 C Mayer  D Cervasio C Patmore

 22/3 J Ruys K Reimert I Merrigan

ROSARY STATUE: 15/3 Madusha Fonseka   22/3 M Domingo


15/3 N Boloski L Roberts C Smith    22/3 F DeBona & A Jayawardena





T Ridgeway

L Patton

T Reimert  M Burhop G Wright

 K Symons H Pereira


H Francis

D Rowlands


P C & S Fernando R Dias N Boloski


L O’Flynn

J Obsiama

A Parma M Pauguy P Setu

P SweeFan M Fanchette





G Bonigala

J Ross

T Ridgeway J Ruys L Patton

J Rodda A Tanner


P Fernando

C Fernando

C McCowan D Rowlands P Maxfield

B Barker G Prestt


A Raos

J Estrada

U Tiberi A Vanday M Welliwatte

C Faamausili A Stowers