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2016 Bulletin
May 14-15
May 21-22

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Melbourne Diocese
Upcoming Events 2016

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Winter Camp Bookings Now Open. June & July.
View Summer Camp video.

May 2016
22 Trinity. Parish Feast Day.
24 Meditation resumes
27 St John's P.Sch Bogan Bingo Night, Friday
28 Parish Healing Mass 10am St John's & cuppa
29 Corpus Christi
31 Visitation

June 2016
3 Sacred Heart
4 Immaculate Heart of Mary
5 Sun 10C
12 Sun  11C
19 Sun 12C
24 Birth John Baptist
26 Sun 13C
29 Peter & Paul

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Vic Statewide Suicide helpline  1300 651 251
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Crimestoppers  1800 333 000
Suicide Helpline Victoria  1300 651 251

Children's Liturgy each Sun of Lent 10.30 Mass, then on 1st & 3rd Sundays, with Virginia & Jennifer

Sacramental Program for Children

The Parish Sacramental Program will recommence
for 2016 on Tuesday, 9th February at the Parish
Centre behind St Johnís 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 OíRourke
on 0408 556 862 for more information.

The joy of love - of love in the family
Full text and summary can be found here

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

Gospel Reflection 2016
May 20-21    Fr Peter Hoang

Human beings will always struggle before the mystery of God who is one but also three. Augustineís idea of the Trinity as a communion of love is a very rich and powerful image. Can our own communion of love with others teach us something about the life and love of the Trinity? Explore the ways in which Jesus embodies the love of God and how does the Spirit continue to lead us to the truth?    >More



While we hope that each and every one of you will take the time to read and reflect on his recent bull, Misericordiae Vultus, this video will give you a good idea about what the Jubilee is all about and how to live it.

Jubilee Year of Mercy

    [updated May 20]

May 20 : Parish Mission: 6pm light meal then Prayer 7 pm at St Johnís. Also both schools celebrating Our Lady's Feast at St John's.
May 22 : Feast of Our Lady celebrations
May 24 : Meditation returns to St Johnís
May 28 : Parish Healing Mass
July 15 : St Josephís fundraising dinner
July 25 Ė 31 : World Youth Day to be held in Krakow, Poland.

*  We will be having a Parish Mission Prayer on Friday,20th May in St Johnís Church, commencing at 7 pm preceeded by dinner of refreshments at 6 pm in the Aikenhead Wing. Please make this an important part of your life.

*  On Sunday, 22nd May we will be having our annual
Parish Feast of our Lady celebrations, including Bro
Danielís final vows at the 10.30 am Mass in St Johnís
Church.Fr Greg Chambers - celebrant.  Please note that there will be no Italian Mass at 9 am and no Mass at 5 pm on that day.

*  May 28 : Parish Healing Mass, 10 am St Johnís followed by morning cuppa.

St Joseph's Fundraiser Dinner
Our Vietnamese community is putting together
another fundraiser, their famous dinneró this time
on Friday, 15th July. Please notate this in your
diaries now.
Our "Rebuild St Josephís Church" Dinner will be at
Anabella Reception, 705-707 Clayton Road, Clayton
South. We will be having a 6-course Dinner and
Entertainment from our Youth Group, the Cung Chieu
Choir and our Young Legion of Mary.

Collingwood Cottage
Because St Josephís Church is about to commence its rebuild, Collingwood Cottage has had to temporarily move to All Saints Catholic Church Hall, King William St,Fitzroy. They are operating each Friday morning withoffers of food parcels, coffee, a bite to eat and a chat. All welcome.

Christian Meditation
We will be having Christian meditation on Tuesday mornings in St Johnís Church after morning Mass, approx 9.45 am for 20 minutes, excluding May 10 & 17. All welcome. Enquiries Lorenza Nolan on 9386 6198. Email :


Trinity. Plus animation for children.

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Fr Michael Court - Salesian 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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