[Updated Sept 22]
Snippets from Within
* Fr Bernie Graham is Leaving us for a
couple of weeks to attend a pilgrimage in the footsteps of Don Bosco
to Northern Italy, along with a number of Salesians connected with
our Salesian schools around Australia. We wish him well on his
* A big thank you to Margaret Amarant
for laundering our church linen. Margaret took on this task when
Franca retired a couple of years ago and we are most appreciative of
* A bigger thank you (if possible) to Eileen
Hart. As you will remember Eileen has been plugging away at
entering all baptism information onto our computer and completed
back to 1917—almost 100 years !! An absolutely fantastic effort.
Wow, what a legend !! Thank you so much !!
* Fr Frank Moloney is again leaving us
for the wild blue yonder on his lecture tour around the world for
four weeks. Stay safe this time Fr Frank !!
Meeters & Greeters
We would like to invite our parishioners to join Carmen, Trevor, Sr
Joan, Brother Jeff, Vicki and Jennifer in creating a Welcoming and
Hospitality team, as part of our commitment to the Year of Mercy.
This ministry would include: greeting worshippers, handing out the
bulletin and reflection sheets, and helping to organize and host a
cuppa after Mass. We welcome anyone who has ideas, would like to
help or would just like to become more involved in parish life.
Please contact Jennifer for further details. <email@example.com>
Salesian Cagliero Project
like to volunteer overseas?
The Cagliero Project, run by the Salesians of Don Bosco, gives
Australians an opportunity to devote six to twelve months in
volunteer service to youth in overseas Salesian schools, youth
centres and orphanages. We are also present in host communities to
be role models, people that young people can aspire to be. The
experience as a Cagliero volunteer is not about the volunteer but is
focused on the people we go to serve. However, serving as a Cagliero
volunteer will probably be the most rewarding thing you’ll ever do!
Applications for January 2017 departures are open until October
15th, 2016. Please visit www.cagliero.org.au for more information..
The Parish Healing Mass, which is held
bi-annually, is to be celebrated at St John’s Church on Saturday,
22nd October commencing at 10 am. Please join us for healing and
then afterwards in the Presbytery for a ‘cuppa tea and a bit of
Come and join St Joseph's Eucharistic Youth Group in celebrating the
Mid Autumn Festival. Sunday 25 Sep 5pm -6.30pm in the Parish Hall
behind St John’s Presbytery (enter from Hodgkinson Street) - Come
along for the fun and enjoy the delicious spring rolls, fried rice
and those irresistible fried chicken wings that we all can’t get
enough of. There will also be games and a lantern parade for the
children (lanterns provided).
Marriage Encounter Weekend
get life’s tensions and interruptions and rekindle the closeness,
intimacy, love and romance that brought you together. Recharge your
relationship batteries and explore the precious nature of your
marriage, allowing you both to share your feelings, hopes and dreams
with each other in ways that normal, daily living tends to inhibit.
2016 Melbourne weekend date : 11-13 November
Starts 7 pm on Friday. Ends 5 pm Sunday. Accommodation and all meals
Information/Bookings: PH: Marianne and Marcel on 03 9733 0997 Email:
St Joseph's Rebuild
Hallelujah !! After almost ten years of waiting (our church burned
down in April, 2007) the builders have finally moved in. Wheee !!
The interior of our proposed St Joseph’s church is designed to make
members of the congregation feel like participants in the Mass
rather than just observers. Each part of the church has a symbolic
meaning and the furnishings in the church serve a specific purpose.
Below is the list of furniture and fittings, together with estimated
costs. These have been provided by our Interior Designers and
Liturgical Designers. These professional designers work closely with
If you would like to contribute towards the cost of one of the below
items please contact Fr Peter. So far, we have received
contributions for the pulpit/lectern, tabernacle, vestibule, cross,
crucifix, table for chalice and paten, three pews and one stained
St Joseph's amazing Fundraiser July 15. Click image to view more,
thanks to Can Tran.
15-day Pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Jordan, including Petra with
Fr Sang Ho. Cost is $5,250 all included. Contact is Shereen on 9547
7598 or Allan on 9792 4444.
* 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.
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