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2018 Bulletin
Jan 13-14 + Viet
Jan 20-21 + Viet

Today's Mass Scripture
Today's Breviary
Today's Saint
2018 Liturgical Calendar

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Melbourne Diocese
Upcoming Events 2018
Parish Update

 Jan 17

Diocese Youth Site

Dromana Beach
January 2018 $160
8-11th for ages 9-13
15-18th for ages 13-16
22-25th ages 9-13

Social Justice Statement 2017-18
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Pope Francis has called for an economic system that places men and women at the very centre – one that meets the needs of all people and is just and sustainable...

St Joseph's Church Rebuild
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January 2018
21 Sun 3B
24 Francis de Sales
25 Conversion of Paul
26 Australia Day
28 Sun 4B
31 John Bosco

February 2018
2 Presentation of the Lord
4 Sun 5B, 10.30 Youth Mass
11 Sun 6B
14 Ash Wednesday
18 Lent 1B
22 Chair of St Peter
25 Lent 2B

March 2018
17 Sat Opening of St Joseph's Church

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
St John the Baptist, Clifton Hill - St Joseph's, Collingwood

Gospel Reflection 2018
Fr  Peter Hoang - Sunday 3B
The passage from Mark’s Gospel today reminds us that discipleship is neither a hobby nor a fad but a way of life that requires single-minded dedication. Like those first fishermen, the disciple is one who hears the call of Jesus and sets out after him, regardless of the personal cost.
Simon and Andrew; James and John ‘had been through years of formation in order to be fishermen. It was a very natural process, learning from relatives the skills and insights needed to participate in the family business. As they went off with Jesus they were entering a new period of formation. They were to be fishers but of a different kind, bringing people to Jesus instead of bringing fish to shore. They spent several years in the company of Jesus, watching him as they had watched the fathers who taught them to fish, listening to Jesus and trying to make sense of the often startling things he said. The brothers had moments of great insight and times when they struggled with the lessons. Their greatest struggle was to come with the crucifixion and the resurrection.    >Cont


Conversion & Discipleship

Jan 20-21 gospel

Sunday Cinema
Online Viewing
for this Week's Liturgy

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 [Updated Jan 20]

RCIA Program
We have four people who are being prepared for the sacraments of initiation. They will be baptised and confirmed and receive communion at our coming Easter Vigil Mass. The program started in August and will continue next month until Easter.

St Joseph's Church
The reconstruction of St Joseph’s Church is now in the final stage of completion. The opening of our new church will be on Saturday, 17th March.

Mass Times for January - February
Weekday Masses celebrated during the months of January and February will be as follows:
* Tuesday, Thursday —Mass at St John’s
* Wednesday, Friday —Mass at St Joseph’s.

A warm welcome to Deacon Lourenço who will be working in our Parish for the next couple of months. We hope and pray that he will enjoy his experience of fruitful parish ministry.

Congratulations !
A hearty congratulations to our own Sr Valda Single-ton at the Good Shepherd in Abbotsford, who has just turned 90 years old (and still going strong) !!

Year of Youth
2018 is the Year of Youth in the Catholic Church in Australia. The Salesians will begin their ministry to young people with a Youth Mass at our 10.30 am Parish Mass on Sunday, 4th February will be a Youth Mass at 10.30 at St John’s Church.
The parish will also begin our celebration of Youth at this Mass as well and we hope to have various activi-ties happening during the year in our Parish.

Child Safety
The Parish “Child Safety Policy” covers all elements of the child safe standards, including ...
* Provide support to child and family
* Inform parents/carers of any allegations as appropriate
* Maintain accurate record keeping
* Communicate policies and procedures on how to respond to allegations and who to report to (authorities and internal organisational processes)
* Failure to disclose child sexual abuse—criminal offence.
The Parish’s Child Safety Policy and Code of Conduct are available—call Joan at the office and she will send you a copy.


Year of Youth
is an opportunity to reflect on the gift of young people in the Church and society and to consider what we do as parishes, agencies, schools and communities through the lens of young people 
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Fr Martin Tanti sdb - A 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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