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Upcoming Events 2016

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Winter Camp Bookings Now Open. June & July.
View Summer Camp video.

June 2016
12 Sun  11C
19 Sun 12C
24 Birth John Baptist
26 Sun 13C
29 Peter & Paul

July 2016
3 Sun 14C
10 Sun 15C
15 St Joseph's Fundraiser Dinner
17 Sun 16C
24 Sun 17C
25 St James
31 Sun 18C

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Children's Liturgy 10.30 Mass, 1st & 3rd Sundays, with Virginia & Jennifer

Sacramental Program for Children

At the Parish
Centre behind St John’s Presbytery at 4 pm (enter
from Hodgkinson Street).
Those parents of children wishing to attend are asked
to ring Jenny Perry on 9481 8282 or Janice O’Rourke
on 0408 556 862 for more information.

The joy of love - of love in the family
Full text and summary can be found here

Parish of Our Lady of the Southern Cross
Clifton Hill - Collingwood

Gospel Reflection 2016
Sun 13 C
June 25-26    Fr Peter Hoang

‘Jesus resolutely took the road to Jerusalem’ this means, for him, going right into the heart of the matter as well as to the centre of opposition in order to bring God to the heart of the matter. The challenge is that it takes suffering and death to defeat sins and death and to bring about God’s life eternal to all his creatures. Jesus challenges his disciples and followers to stop finding excuses and to travel with him on the way to that destination   >More


While we hope that each and every one of you will take the time to read and reflect on his recent bull, Misericordiae Vultus, this video will give you a good idea about what the Jubilee is all about and how to live it.

Jubilee Year of Mercy

    [Updated June 24]

Vietnamese Mass
Our Vietnamese community will be celebrating Mass at St John’s as from next Sunday, 3rd July at 3 pm, due to the construction of the rebuild at St Joseph’s, until the church is completed. At this stage completion is anticipated to be June next year.
Different Vietnamese groups will be using St John’s facilities for the hour preceding Mass, that is 2—3 pm.

*  July 15 : Friday. St Joseph’s fundraising dinner.
Don’t forget our big fundraiser—this time at Anabella Reception, 705-707 Clayton Road, Clayton South. Six-course dinner. Cost is $50 per head and start time is 6.30 for 7.30 pm. Transport can be arranged if anyone has difficulty getting there. Contact Can Tran or Fr Peter. Tickets are now available.

*  Morning Mass Time Changes
This month (June) we have a significant drop in the number of priests available to celebrate Mass during the week, so we have unfortunately had to cut back and run our alternate morning mass program, as follows ...
Monday: No Parish masses
Tuesday: Collingwood 9 am
Wednesday: Clifton Hill 9.15 am
Thursday: Collingwood 9 am
Friday: Clifton Hill 9.15 am
Saturday: Clifton Hill 8.30 am/Collingwood 9 am
This regime will continue until July 2.

Christian Meditation
Tuesday mornings in St John’s Church after morning Mass, approx 9.45 am for 20 minutes. All welcome. Enquiries Lorenza Nolan on 9386 6198. Email :


Wednesday 1 June, 7pm, St Patrick’s Cathedral, Cathedral Place, East Melbourne
The farewell Mass for Bishop Long, who has been appointed Bishop of Parramatta, will be celebrated by Archbishop Denis Hart at the Cathedral this Wednesday evening. All welcome.

When the Lord calls us, it is because he wants a  response in action from us now.  June 25-26.

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Fr Martin Tanti - Salesian Vocation Story
Visit Vocations page also >Here

Do you feel God's call
to serve him as a
Salesian Priest or Brother
working with youth?
Contact Fr Will Matthews
(03) 9740 6322

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