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2018 Newsletter
Oct 13-14 + Viet
Oct 20-21 + Viet

Today's Mass Scripture
Today's Morning Prayer
This Week's Ordo
2018 Liturgical Calendar

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Melbourne Diocese
Upcoming Events 2018
Parish Update
Oct 10 + Oct 17

Diocese Youth Site

October 2018
21 Sun 29B
22 John Paul II
23 Social Justice
28 Sun 30B, Samoan Mass 12.30

Samoan Mass 12.30 4th Sundays

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.

Social Justice Statement 2018-19

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

Sacramental Program for Children

Our Sacramental Program has recommenced for 2018, organised by Janice O’Rourke and Jenny Perry. We meet on Tuesdays between 4 and 5pm in the Parish Centre (behind the church, entry is from Hodgkinson Street). Enquiries: Jenny Perry on 9481 8282.


Fr Martin Tanti SDB - a Vocation Story

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 29B
Power and Service: Jesus’ understanding of service shows that it does not mean passively accepting that things continue as they are. It implies initiatives and creativity; knowledge and efforts to build a human, just and compassionate environment. Power as domination is rejected by Jesus. The Gospel does not reject power that is exercised in effective solidarity and servant leadership. In our own times, the hunger for food, justice and peace is experienced by millions of people around the world makes it urgent for us to place what we are and what we have at the service of the marginalised and to liberate many from injustice and exclusion.     >Cont

To give his life as a ransom for many

Oct 20-21 Sons of Zebedee

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   [Updated Oct 17]

All Saints / All Souls Mass Times
All Saints Day—Thursday, November 1:
 9:15am at St. John's for both parish and school.
 12:00pm or 2:30pm (to be confirmed soon) at St Joseph's for both parish and school.
 7:30pm Vietnamese Mass at St. Joseph's.
All Souls Day—Friday November 2:
 9:15am at St. John's (bring photos of loved ones
 7:30pm Vietnamese Mass at St. Joseph's.

Mass Times for this week
Fr Peter will be on holiday (a long awaited and well-earned break !!) from Monday, 22nd to the following Monday. So unfortunately we have had to cut back on our weekly Masses ...
 Tuesday 23 Oct: 9am St Joseph’s; 9.15am St John’s
 Wednesday 24 Oct: No masses
 Thursday 25 Oct: 9.15am St John’s
 Friday 26 Oct: 9am St Joseph’s
 Saturday 27 Oct: 8.30am St John’s; 9am St Joe’s.

Rosary of Our Lady
Saturday, 27th October at 5.15 pm at St Joseph’s.

Parish Fun Night
Our Parish Fun Night “Spring Racing Carnival” will be held on Saturday, 10th November, from 7 till 11 pm at St Joseph’s Hall in Otter Street, Collingwood.
Tickets are available at Mass at $25 each; children 6-12 yrs $15; under 6 free. Dinner, soft drinks, prizes.

Plenary Council
We are well and truly involved in the process of the Plenary Council 2020. The Parish Pastoral council have recently had a retreat in which they had a very open and candid conversation about their personal answers to the plenary question, “What do you think God is asking of us in Australia at this time?” Their answers have been compiled and submitted online to the Plenary Council website. We want very much to include the ideas of as many parishioners as possible in this phase of the Plenary Council. We have inserted forms in this bulletin and will leave some in the back of the church, along with a submission box. Please take the time to jot down some of your ideas.
We will also have a parish Plenary Reflection with morning tea and lunch in the Aikenhead Hall on Sat-urday, 17th November from 10:30-1pm. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the Plenary Council, as well as to give your input personally and in dialogue with others. Please mark your calendars and consider joining us on that day. God bless.

Family Mass
During the recent Pastoral Parish Council retreat we gathered together ideas and inspiration for a new ministry for our parish families and children. This brings us to the advent of The Family Mass, which will be held during the 10:30 am Mass at St. John's on the first Sunday of each month. We envision this as an opportunity for children to share their gifts and become central participants in the Mass liturgy. Please let us know if you or your children would like to be directly involved in this liturgical ministry by way of reading, music-making, altar serving, bringing up the gifts or tending to the collection. Talk with Jennifer. Our first Family Mass is to be held on Sunday, 4th November.

Healing Mass
Many of the St Joseph and St John's parishioners and visitors were fulfilled in receiving the Grace of two Sacraments on Saturday at St Joseph’s Church.
We received the Eucharist and Anointing of the Sick. Then we had lunch and a good chat with friends. Thank you Father Peter and all involved in preparing the Mass. Such a precious time. Bernadette

Our Two Parish Schools
The children from both Parish Schools thoroughly enjoyed a day of sport together and with Sacred Heart Primary last week.
St Joey’s kids visited Werribee Mansion and the MFB.
St John’s is staging their concert on Friday, 23rd Nov.
St John’s has a MANGO fundraiser—$25 per tray. Ring Julia on 0407 343 637 (see board/table).

Social Justice Ministry
We need your help to help others in need. St Vinnies in Vere Street Collingwood would be most grateful for any donations, but suggests staple foods, such as canned spaghetti or baked beans.

Volunteers Wanted
Mercy Works Ltd. is currently recruiting volunteers to support Refugee Students and Asylum Seekers in Primary and Secondary schools across the Melbourne Archdiocese for approximately half a day per week for four school terms. Experience preferred but not essential. Contact Sr Mary Lewis RSM for an applica-tion form and further information. Email:

Catholic Radio
21 October 2018
This week on The Journey, our Gospel is read by Nick Weir, Sr Hilda shares her Wisdom from the Abbey, and Bruce Downes (The Catholic Guy) encourages us with his sage words.
Our music is sourced from local artists and Australia wide Christian music artists who come together to help us make our program amazing. It is where faith, hope, love and life come together in The Journey.
Go to or where you can listen anytime and subscribe to weekly shows by email.

Marcy Connect Melbourne
Mercy Works Ltd. is currently recruiting volunteers to support Refugee Students and Asylum Seekers in Primary and Secondary schools across the Melbourne Archdiocese for approximately half a day per week for four school terms. Experience preferred but not essential. Contact Sr Mary Lewis RSM for an application form and further information. Email:

Looking Forward ...
The Parish Pastoral Council held their annual retreat last weekend and decided on several ideas by which to enhance our parish ...
St John’s : our Ministry team is to interact with Clifton Views Aged Care; we are moving forward with the plans for a narthex; the first Sunday of the month is to be a Family Mass at 10.30 am and the Vietnamese Youth Group is to be asked to help start a young music group; our first Family Mass at St John’s is to be held on Sunday, November 4 and we need your involvement.
St Joseph’s : We will be setting up a “coffee shop” during the week and offer prayer facilities with a cuppa to anyone who respects the new church; we need help with our roster for this; and maybe have an English Mass on Sundays at 11am next year.
It was noted that maybe our parishioners are not aware of our ministries within the Parish and what we do. So, over the next few weeks we will be put-ting out information on what we do in outreach and would welcome more parishioners coming forward to help. For example, we already assist one refugee family with English and everyday issues; and we would like to commence the same assistance with another refugee family, but we need more help from our parishioners to accomplish this.

Advent Seminars
TUESDAY 16 OCTOBER & TUESDAY 23 OCTOBER 2018 7PM - 9PM Refreshments from 6.30PM Catholic Leadership Centre 576 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne. Come to one session or come to both! $25 both sessions | $15 per session. Cost includes refreshments & materials.
Please RSVP online by 10 October at For any enquiries please contact Suzanne Hermon at the Archbishop’s Office for Evangelisation on 9926 5761 or

St Joseph's Primary
Different classes at St Joseph’s have been learning about Melbourne; having guest speakers talking about different cultures within the school; working with clay; and preparing for their “Collywood” which was held last Wednesday in the Parish Hall.
The school had a “colour run”, which raised funds for their artificial turf on the bottom yard of the play-ground. It’s wonderful to see the kids helping to raise money, to see the parents participating and the teach-ers for their help in organising the event.

Keep 10th November free ... Our Parish Dinner Dance: “Spring Racing Carnival”


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