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2017 Bulletin
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Feb 25-26 + Viet

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Parish Update Feb 22

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February 2017
23 Spirituality in the Clifton Hill Pub 6.30pm
26 Sun 8A, 10.30 Commissioning Mass St John Sch

March 2017
1 Ash Wednesday 7.30pm [9.15am school Mass]
5 Lent 1A
12 Lent 2A
17 St Patrick
19 Lent 3A
20 Joseph, husband of Mary
25 Annunciation of the Lord
26 Lent 4A

April 2017
2 Lent 5A
9 Palm Sunday
15 Holy Thursday
14 Good Friday
15 Holy Saturday
16 Easter Sunday
Easter Week
23 Easter 2A
25 Anzac Day
26 St Mark
30 Easter 2A

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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.

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

Gospel Reflection 2017
Fr  Peter Hoang - Sun 8A
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Feb 25-26 Homily Sun 8A

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 [Updated Feb 23]

Ash Wednesday
For the beginning of Lent, we have Ash Wednesday Parish Mass (which will be bilingual) to be celebrated at 7.30 pm. St John’s Church will also see St John’s Primary celebrating their school Mass at 9.15 am. Ash Wednesday this year is on March 1st. Please feel free to join us at either Mass.

Snippets from Within
* Today (Sunday) our 5 pm Mass at St John’s will be celebrated by our very dear friend, Fr Peter Carrucan. Thank you to Fr Peter C for your help.
* Next Sunday Project Compassion starts again. Please take a box and when you empty your pockets each night put your small change in the box for Caritas Australia.
* St Joseph’s Primary Year 3 students are visiting the Botanical Gardens which is part of their inquiry unit.
* St Joseph’s Primary School has a relationship with “Close the Loop”, a recycling organisation which takes old mobile phones and printer toner cartridges. Feel free to contact the school office on 9419 4918.
* Mass in the Irish Language will be celebrated on Sunday March 5th at 6 pm with refreshments afterward in the Parish Community Hall.
* All Brothers have now returned to the fold, in readiness for their study this year.

Theology at the Pub
Please join us for a 'Theology at the Pub' event with Dr. Joel Hodge, senior lecturer of theology at ACU, on Thursday, 23rd February. We will have dinner at the Clifton Hill pub at 6:30 pm and discuss spirituality and the richness of the catholic tradition. If you would like to join us, call Joan at 9481 7333, so we can book in space at the pub.

St Joseph's Rebuild Update
St Joseph’s rebuilding is progressing reasonably well the floor and sanctuary have been completed. The four main columns and two beams have been in-stalled which will be holding up the new roof and bracing the four existing brick walls. We hope that the trusses will arrive within the next month, followed by the roof and the interior work thereafter. It is anticipated that the project will be completed some time in September.

Meditation at St John's
Meditation will resume in February, 2017.
If you are interested in participating, contact Lorenza Nolan by email on

Children's Liturgy
We look forward to beginning children's liturgy again for 2017. These lovely liturgies will be offered on the first and third Sundays of February during the 10:30 am Mass. All children and any parents are invited.

Fr Martin Tanti - 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

Diocesan Website

Pope Francis - Lenten Message 2017 - 1 minute summary. 
The rich man & Lazarus. Read full text.

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