Parish Weekly Bulletin: 4th Sunday of Lent – 11th March 2018

We remember those who have died recently including Carolyn Stockton and those whose anniversaries occur about this time including John VanRensch Maurice Fennell & Frances Perare. Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, let your perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen.

We pray for those who are sick including Joseph (Don) Savy, Keith Brooks, David Gudgeon, Calvin Furnell, Richard Pereira, Val Battams Tom Cervasio, Marie Stephen, Deonetta Golja, George Hilder and Philomena Austin. We pray for all who care for the sick and worry about them. May their works of service be richly blessed. (Names can only be placed on this list by the sick person or a family member).

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BAPTISMS:  This weekend we welcome for baptism, Adrianne Cortazzo & Ethan Reimers. Receive the light of Christ. Parents and Godparents this light is entrusted to you to keep burning brightly” (Rite of Baptism). Next Baptism preparation is on April 8th at 2.45pm


PLANNING FOR THE 2020 PLENARY COUNCIL OF THE CHURCH IN AUSTRALIA:   As the planning for the 2020 Plenary Council of the Church in Australia gets underway, Bishop Pat O’Regan would like to host a meeting with parishioners in each of our 27 parishes over the first half of 2018.   It is envisaged that these meetings will be a way of introducing parishioners to the concept of Plenary 2020; initiating dialogue; explaining the plenary process and most importantly, listening to the people to that end Bishop Pat has put together a schedule of meetings to visit our 27 parishes and will be at St Patrick’s on the 24TH of April. Please mark your diary early!

Fourth Sunday of Lent11th March  2018
Evangeline featured in Project Compassion 2016. With the support of Caritas Australia, she has risen to the role of Senior Artsworker at Djilpin Arts Aboriginal Corporation, now a multi-level contemporary arts centre and major employer for young people in her remote Northern Territory community. Please donate to Project Compassion 2018 and help provide employment and training for First Australians, allowing them to remain on country and keep their culture alive, essential for a just future.    A Just Future starts with your support! You can donate through Parish boxes and envelopes, by visiting or  1800 024 413

MEN’S LENTEN PROGRAM  each Saturday during Lent at 8.30 to 9.30 in the Library.  Come along, share the Gospel and meet other men.  . For more info ring 0419223631

ST PAT MEN’S BREAKFAST: Calling all men in the parish for prayer, reflection, songs, praise, fellowship, and breakfast. Please come and join us and be with men wanting to bring about a difference in their own life, their family, and the lives of the wider community. Guest Speaker – Herbie O’Flynn. Cost: $5 pp.  When: 24th March (Saturday) 9 am – 10 am, Where: Parish Hall. RSVP by 22nd March, contact Dominic (0425 742 254) or Patrick (0427 682 208) with a quick text reply “yes – coming. ‘Name’

SHANAGOLDEN RETIREMENT VILLAGE OPEN DAY! Are you considering downsizing? Join us at the Shanagolden Village Open Day for the opportunity to meet new friends and find out all you need to know about this superb retirement community Friday 16 March, 12-2pm Enjoy complimentary refreshments, live entertainment and go into the draw to win prizes! Call Fiona on 5945 3800 to RSVP


Palm Sunday 24th 6:00 pm Mass
25th 9:00am


7:00pm Tenebrae
Holy Thursday 29th 7:30 pm Mass
Good Friday 30th 10:30 am


Stations of the Cross

Passion Of Christ

Easter 31st 7:00pm Easter Vigil
1st 9:00am Mass
10:30am Mass

MASS OF THE OILS:  will be celebrated by Bishop Patrick & priests at St Mary’s cathedral Sale, on Tuesday March 27th at 11am.  This is a beautiful occasion when the oils will be blessed and consecrated and distributed to parishes to use in the celebration of sacraments. A choir is also needed contact  for info.

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS FOR EASTER CEREMONIES:  Please add your name to the signup sheet in the foyer, if you are able to help.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS: Each Friday of Lent at 7:00pm.

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

GOOD FRIDAY STATIONS OF THE CROSS: There will be an outdoor communal/family way of the cross conducted on Good Friday (30th March) at 10.30am. If you wish to be part please contact Tresa 0421931888 or use the signup sheet in the foyer.

CHOIR PRACTICE – Lent/Easter Wednesday at 7.30 pm and continue through Lent. Dates for your calendar are 14th and 21st & 28th March. All singing voices are welcome.

WORKING BEE: There will be a special working bee to spring clean the whole church on the 24th March at 10:00am

PATRICK’S SOCIAL GROUP Indoor bowls:We are all beginners who enjoy the bowls, good company and plenty of laughs followed by a “cuppa” for $2.00.  We play every fortnightExercise Group every Thursday at 10a.m. in the Parish Hall led by Jacqui a professional teacher followed by a “cuppa”.  Chair exercises also


  • TRASH & TREASURE: can be dropped off at the school Monday or Wednesday 2:30-3:30pm or Friday 8:30 to 9:15am or alternatively left at the Parish Office
  • CAKE STALL. Please label donations with the name of your product and all ingredients used. No Cream or Meat products please. Items can be dropped off between Thursday March 15th and Friday March 16th in the Parish Centre.
  • BOOK STALL is also in need of donations which can be left at the Parish Office.
  • PLANTS can also be left at the office or Mrs. Chalmers classroom.


SEWING MACHINE MAINTENANCE WORKSHOP: March 15th 2018, from 10:00 am to 2:00pm, by mechanic Gordan. Cost $40.To register & further information, contact Cheryl at 0417 124 881.    

PATRICK’S SEWING GROUP: A group of enthusiastic ladies meet every Thursday from 11am till 2:30pm in the library. For more Information contact Cheryl Billing Smith…0417124811

PRAYER SCHOOL – AUSTRALIAN PRAYER NETWORK.  When – 4 & 5th May, Where – 4Cs, Cost- FREE. More info contact Iain 0423289537, To register call Rose 0419566454. See poster on notice board

PATRICK’S PLAYGROUP: We have vacancies on Wednesday and Thursday mornings commencing at 9.30am. Cost $10 per term, Call Liz Roberts on 040 710 4358

COLES SPORTS VOUCHERS: St Patrick’s and St Clare’s would be most grateful if you could collect the stickers offered and place them in the box on the table in the church foyer.

BRO. JOHNSON SEQUEIRA, a Catholic lay preacher and founder of the JCILM Ministry (Jesus Christ is Lord Ministry will be leading a Lenten healing retreat in the month of March and April in Melbourne, Perth, Sydney and Canberra. He is blessed with a gift of preaching and teaching God’s Word in a very simple, effective way for all to fall in love with God’s Word and become doers of the Word. 

He’s blessed with the gifts of the Holy Spirit namely preaching and healing among other gifts of the Spirit.  Johnson Sequeira preaches around the world and many lives have been touched and changed. 

Dates: Tue13th and Wed14th March 7pm – 9:30 pm Details please see the notice board/ Foyer or call 0450 503 655 / 0410 794 707.

COMBINED CHURCHES EASTER DAWN SERVICE: When: 6:15am Sunday April 1st Where: Cardinia Lakes Amphitheatre (off Windermere Boulevard) you are invited to praise God, together with other Christians, for the glorious resurrection of Jesus in a combined Easter dawn service! Please put the date in your diary or phone and plan to come! The service is timed so you can still attend your own church’s Easter Sunday service. For more information, or if you want to offer to help with the service, contact Pastor Richard Schoenmaker on

LITURGY MEETING: The next meeting to discuss review and plan for the liturgy in our parish will be on Thursday March 15th at 7:30 pm, in the Parish library. If you are involved in any area of parish liturgical ministry, or would like to join in, you are most welcome to attend.