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2017 Bulletin
Sept 16-17 + Viet
Sept 23-24 + Viet

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Melbourne Diocese
Upcoming Events 2017
Parish Update
Sept 20

Diocese Youth Site

Workshop October 21
Registrations close Oct 9
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September 2019
24 Sun 25A, Social Justice Sun
27 St Vincent de Paul
28 Spirituality in the Pub - Fr Peter
29 Ss Michael, Gabriel, Raphael

October 2017
1 Sun 26A
2 Guardian Angels
4 Francis of Assisi
8 Sun 27A
10 The Advent Heart - Fr Frank Moloney
15 Sun 28A
17 The Advent Heart - Fr Frank Moloney
18 Luke
21 year of Youth Workshop
22 Sun 29A, Missions
28 Simon & Jude
29 Sun 30A

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 - Sunday 25A
In the original context of Matthew’s Gospel – the workers in the vineyard, hired at various hours of the day as day labourers – must have brought to mind the situation of Jews confronted with Jesus. Persecuted for centuries in the observance of a law full of strict ritual obligations, they were now challenged with the claim that Gentiles were welcome into God’s covenant of salvation on much easier terms.      >Cont

Why be envious because I am generous ?

Sept 23-24  Labourers in the vineyard

Sunday Cinema
Online Viewing
for this Week's Liturgy

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 [Updated Sept 22]

"The Advent Heart"
A two-part Advent preparation series is being held—the first on 10th October and the second on 17th October, both at the Cardinal Knox Centre in East Melbourne, from 7pm to 9pm, with a light supper available from 6.30pm. The topics are : “An intro-duction to the Gospel of Mark” and “Exploring the Advent readings in Year B”. The keynote speaker for both evenings will be our own Fr Frank Moloney. Register online at (bookings close 3rd October). Cost : $25 for both sessions and $15 for one session.

Spirituality in the Pub
You are all invited to our next session of Spirituality at the Pub. Fr Peter will be presenting 'Theology of Sacrament' on Thursday, September 28th, 6:30 pm at the Clifton Hill Brewpub. All are welcome to join us for dinner and conversation. In order to make bookings, email or call the office.

Social Justice Sunday
Social Justice Sunday is celebrated today. There have been great benefits in the economic growth Australia has achieved over recent decades. However, not all Australians have shared adequately in this prosperity and particular groups are excluded from the mainstream. We are all called to play our part in building an inclusive economy founded on true solidarity with those who are most vulnerable.
The Australian Catholic Bishops call for an economy that is founded on justice and offers dignity and inclusion to every person.

Snippets from Within
Igniting passion, celebrating diversity
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is a geo-political and economic organisation which comprises of ten countries located in the re-gion of Southeast Asia. This year, ASEAN is celebrat-ing its 50th Anniversary and aims to enhance rela-tionships amongst the communities from the South-east Asian nations, by gathering both athletes and non-athletes from across all states in Australia.
There are eight different sports being played be-tween 22nd and 24th September and our Brothers Jack, Tristan, Lourenco, Abilio, Michael and Daniel will be participating in Futsal (indoor soccer) at Monash University. We wish them well and hope they bring home the trophy !!

Redefining Marriage
The Church is quite clear in its stance on what is marriage ... Marriage is a permanent, exclusive union of husband and wife, a union between one man and one woman that is in every aspect a comprehensive relationship.
We at the OLSC welcome everyone, regardless of their sexual orientation. This, too, is consistent with Church teaching.
To learn more about marriage and what it means to our Catholic beliefs, please pick up a brochure entitled “Redefining Marriage” at the back of St John’s Church or ask the priest at Mass at St Joseph’s.

Earn & Learn Stickers
Both our schools are participating in Woolworths “earn & learn” promotion. Please shop at Woolies, collect the little round stickers and just put them in with the weekend’s collection. The office will do the rest and distribute them to the appropriate school, depending which direction they come from.

Yarra Street Pastors
On the notice board at the back of St John’s Church and somewhere in St Joseph’s Presbytery (ask Fr Peter or Fr Phil), is a copy of an email received from Nat Cutter who is the administrator for the Yarra Street Pastors.
This is a small multidenominational group of volunteers who head out on the streets of Richmond and Fitzroy every Saturday night to provide material and emotional support to everyone out and about in key party and entertainment areas.



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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