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July 15-16 + Viet
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Melbourne Diocese
Upcoming Events 2017
Parish Update July 12

Diocese Youth Site

Winter Youth Camps
Junior July 3-6 (age 9-13)
Senior July 10-13 (13-16)
Some transport available
Ph 03 5987 2692

Annual Anniversary Mass @ Cathedral
Are you celebrating your 25th, 40th, 50th, or 60th-70th wedding anniversary this year?
The Life, Marriage & Family Office invite you and your families to join us at the Annual Anniversary Mass. The Mass will be celebrated at St Patrick's Cathedral on Sunday 30 July at 11am by Archbishop Denis Hart. Couples who register will receive com-memorative certificates and packs.
To register visit: or contact the Life, Marriage & Family Office on: 9287 5587/ Registrations close Friday 14 July.

July 2017
16 Sun 15A
23 Sun 16A
30 Sun 17A

August 2017
6 Transfiguration
8 mary MacKillop
13 Sun 19A
15 Assumption
20 Sun 20A
27 Sun 21A
29 Beheading of John the Baptist

September 2017
3 Sun 22A
5 Mother Teresa
10 Sun 23A
14 Exultation of the Holy Cross
15 Our Lady of Sorrows
17 Sun 24A
21 St Matthew
23 St Pius of Pietrelcina
24 Sun 25A
27 St Vincent de Paul
29 Ss Michael, Gabriel, Raphael

Support   13 11 14  1300 22 44 36
SANE Helpline  1800 18 SANE (7263)
Vic Statewide Suicide helpline  1300 651 251
Mensline Australia  1300 789 978
Drug info. to your mobile phone 0439 TELL ME
Crimestoppers  1800 333 000
Suicide Helpline Victoria  1300 651 251
Where homeless people might go for help ...
* Ozanam House in North Melbourne
* Mary House of Welcome in Fitzroy
* Jesuit Social Services in Richmond
* Margaret Oats Van, corner of Smith and Stanley Streets (near Safeway) in Collingwood.
For further information on where people can get free meals contact Joan in the office on 9481 7333.

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.

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

Gospel Reflection 2017
Fr  Peter Hoang - Sun 16A
The parables of Jesus offer something hopeful and helpful about the justice of God is also his mercy. But it is not an excuse for inaction. The parables actually encourage us to act, trusting that the grace brought about by the Paschal Mystery of Jesus Christ empowers our freedom in the justice of God. Identify some of the positive and negative aspects that we see in our own society. How can we foster what is good and discourage what is not?      >More


July 22=23 Kingdom Parables - Wheat & Darnel

July 29-30 Kingdom Parables - Hidden Treasure etc.
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Sunday Cinema
Online Viewing
for this Week's Liturgy

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 [Updated July 20]

Snippets from within

* The Brothers are having a well earned rest from studies for a couple of weeks, before returned to the hard slog.
* Fr Bernie has returned from Cambodia and Fr Phil has been in Fiji for the past week.
* Fr Peter Varengo has flown the coup for Italy for 4-5 weeks (to visit his mum who is in her 90’s and doing very well).
* Doriana has returned to work in the Parish office after two weeks off (her husband is Vice Principal at a high school in the south eastern suburbs).
* A warm thank you to Fr Bernie Graham for pruning our rose bushes. Much appreciated.
* Also thank you to our wonderful gardener, John Kitson, for all his hard work around the property.
* We welcome all our schoolkids back from holidays as well as the teachers from both our schools.
* St John’s Primary is again participating in the “Woolworths Earn and Learn program” and are collecting completed sheets and stickers. If you shop at Woolies, please help by putting your sheets and/or stickers in with the collection at Mass and Joan will forward them on Meditation is back on the agenda at St John’s Church ... 2pm on Wednesdays with Lorenza Nolan.
* A very warm welcome back to Daniel Ryan, Principal at St John’s Primary.

Fr Peter is putting together a program for RCIA potential candidates, separate to the church/parish liturgy, with sessions to be conducted by the Brothers, Priests, teachers, Jennifer and Christiaan. We already have two men enrolled. If any of our parishioners know of anyone who might be interested in joining the Church , please ring Joan or speak with Fr Peter.

Meditation in the church at 2 pm on Wednesdays, before school pick up time. School Mums, Dads, Grandparents, Carers, are all welcome. Contact Lorenza on

Child Safety Officer Position
To conform with Archdiocese directives, we are looking for a Child Safety Officer within our parish.
We have a code of conduct, policies and procedures already in place in relation to child protection. Our code also protects parish personnel through clarifica-tion of acceptable and unacceptable behaviour (for example, not being alone in a room with a child).
The Child Safety Officer will be responsible for mak-ing sure our child safe procedures are widely known and acting as a reference person for all child safety matters.
If you are interested in this position, please ring or email Joan at the office for further information.


Fr Michael Court sdb - Salesian Vocation Story
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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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