We remember those who have died recently and those whose anniversaries occur about this time including Juan Parma, Giovanni Mamoliti,
We pray for those who are sick including John Seet, Max Byers, John Ramsdale, David Lively, Milan Sunil, Clyde Dias, Michael Bakker Philomena Molloy, David Gudgeon and Lyn Hardidge.
This weekend we welcome Nethmi Liyanaralalage,
Edith May Horobin, Mietta Esme Owen and their parents Samindra
& Indu, Heath & Sarah and Matthew and Emma
Next Baptism Preparation is Feb 2nd, at 2:45 pm in the parish library.
WELCOME FR.JANEESH JOSE:
St Patrick’s Parish would like to welcome you Fr Janeesh to our wonderful parish and we look forward to your leadership.
Thankyou to all our generous parishioners. We have collected $2949.40 for the victims of the recent Bushfires. This will be forwarded to the families in need.
The next LAMP event “In His Image aand Likeness will be held atNarre Warren on 22nd February from 9am – 3pm. There are three age groups Junior Stream (yr7-9) Senior stream (yr10-12) and YA stream (18+). For more information please check flyer in foyer or on our website under youth.
ST. PATRICK’S LUNCHEON GROUP:
Our first outing for 2020 is on February 5th at Drake Tavern, 153 Main Street, Pakenham (near the station). We had a great turn up in December it was great to catch up with everyone If you are new to the parish, you Are welcome to come and meet some of the parishioners. Contact Kathy 0418679616
THANK YOU TO THE FILIPINO COMMUNITY:
On behalf of St Patricks Parish, a big thank you to the Filipino Community for the wonderful day we had last week. The day turned out to be a day of fellowship, feasting and fun.
Our first Parish Council for the year would be on Tuesday 4th Feb 2020 at 7:30 pm in the parish library. Parishioners are welcome to submit agenda items for discussions through the parish office.
BECOMING A CATHOLIC:
Are you someone or do you know someone who…
- Has expressed an interest in becoming Catholic?
- Has a child over the age of seven who has not been baptized?
- Was baptized Catholic as a child, but has not celebrated the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist?
We offer an opportunity to come together in a small group to learn more about our faith. Sessions focus on the teachings and experience of Church and prepare individuals to celebrate the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist during the Easter season. There are separate sessions for children. Sessions begin on Wednesday, Feb 5th at 7:30 pm in the parish welcome room.
PLENARY LISTENING AND DISCERNMENT:
We have completed four sessions covering topics on Missionary and Evangelising, Inclusive, Participatory and Synodal, Humble healing and Merciful and Prayerful and eucharistic. In the coming weeks, we will run sessions
Tue 28th 7:00 pm: Missionary and Evangelisation
Fri 31st 7:00 pm: Inclusive participatory and Synodal.
Parishioners are encouraged to come and join in these sessions. We will run morning sessions for all the six topics in the beginning of Feb.
AN ECUMENICAL LENTEN CONVERSATION:
An Invitation from Most Reverand Patrick O Regan and The Right Reverand Dr Richard Treloar, Anglican Bishop of Gippsland to join in a lenten conversation at The Abbey, Raymond Island on Friday 21st Feb 2020 from 10:00 am till 3:30 pm. The reflections will be led by two outstanding theological scholars, The Revd. Professor Mark Lindsay, Professor of Historical Theology Trinity College theological school, and Dr Francis Baker RSM, Senior Lecturer in Moral Theology and Systematic Theology, CTC. The Abbey is an Anglican retreat and conference Centre on Raymond Island linked by ferry to the nearby township of Paynesville on the Gippsland Lakes. There is a catering Charge of $20. Please contact the parish office for more information.
2020 STRENGTH IN WEAKNESS CONFERENCE:
Saturday 15 February 2020, 9:00 am – 6:30 pm, 400 City Road, Southbank (Planetshakers Centre) A day of prayer and renewal for all Christians to come together and be strengthened and encouraged in their faith. Encouraged by Pope Francis’ message that we are all called to be saints, the underlying theme of the conference is to rely solely of God’s grace and strength – especially in times when your faith could be questioned and challenged. Guest speakers will include Archbishop Peter A Comensoli, Archbishop Christopher Prowse, Fr Augustine Vallooran V.C, Lenyce Willason, Fr Ken Barker MGL & Lalith Perera.
We invite everyone to this free event. If you are interested in participating, please register online. For more information & free registration visit www.strengthinweakness.com.au
ST PAT’S WOMEN’S SEWING GROUP:
Who are we? We are a sewing group that welcomes women of many cultures to come together to make, mend and create whilst enjoying each other’s company. We meet to break down barriers and to learn from each other, we share experiences and that helps to reduce isolation and help prevent sadness and depression. We meet on Thursdays from 11 am till 3 pm during school term however we are planning to have an informal meet and greet on Thursday 23rd January for anyone interested in joining our group. Why not come along and check us out, bring your machine if you want Cheryl to check it over. We will be meeting in the Library Room of St Pat’s. Contact Mary Craven at the church on 5941 7315 or Cheryl on 0417 124 881
Next meal and companionship is February 2nd 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 in need of some company. If you are able to make a dessert for this Sunday’s dinner contact the parish office 59417315
PADDY’S KITCHEN VOLUNTEERS:
Please Note there will be a meeting on Thursday 6th February at 7pm in the parish library to discuss/orgnise our meals and services. Everyone welcome.
ST VINCENT DE PAUL:
A big thank you to all parishioners for their contributions to the Christmas Hampers that St Vinnies members and helpers made up for the disadvantaged in our local community. We couldn’t do it without your support, and be sure that these hampers were gratefully received.
We are also always looking for helpers on our nightly visitations to those who call in for assistance. Time required is from 3.30 – 5.30 generally, on a night of your choice once a month or so. If interested you could leave your name and number with Mary in the office, or call Joy on 0408107502
JOSEPH’S TRAFALGAR CELEBRATE 90 YEARS OF CATHOLIC EDUCATION:
On Sunday 22nd March 2020 Beginning with Thanksgiving Mass In St John’s Church at 10:00 am
Followed by Open School,Social Gathering.BBQ lunch Provided
Please RSVP by Friday 13th March 2020 email@example.com,56331151 or
firstname.lastname@example.org Parking available in the Parish Carpark (west of the church) Provided and at the Trafalgar Bowling Please bring any memorabilia to share
Last week PG $ 1626.00 Loose $814.15 House $825.60
This week PG $ 1522.00 Loose $868.75 House $803.65
CHURCH CLEANING: 31/1 K Venn & H Aurisch
7/2 P Bare & A Vanday
ROSARY STATUE: 25/1 Q Perera 2/2 A & C Poonweera
MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST
J Rodda; A Tanner; W & B Vail;
M O’Brien; H & R Francis ; C Martin; J Wijayagunarathna
U Tiberi A Vanday M Welliwatte
A stowers C Faamausili
MINISTERS OFTHE EUCHARIST
V Ukkru T Andrews M VanDiemen
J Parsons H Judd
J Bulgakova K Venn G Thompson
M Wiwczaruk P Carlin
D & j Estrada C Faamausili
B Kollaris J Mozina