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2017 Bulletin
May 20-21 + Viet
May 27-28 + Viet

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Melbourne Diocese
Upcoming Events 2017
Parish Update May 24

Diocese Youth Site

Winter Youth Camps
Junior July 3-6 (age 9-13)
Senior July 10-13 (13-16)
Some transport available
Ph 03 5987 2692

Archbishop Hart’s message for Easter


The Archbishop of Melbourne, Denis Hart, has released his Message for Easter for 2017, reminding us that although the Easter message is timeless, it echoes differently from year to year, reflecting the changing world in which we live.

Referring to recent tragedies in Egypt, London and the Middle East, Archbishop Hart reminds us that we are, through Jesus’ cross and resurrection, all one.

His Grace reminds us of the Church’s call to reach out to all suffering and vulnerable people, from refugees to the poor, the unborn, the aged and especially, the children.

Pausing to consider the recent great shame of the Church in Australia, Archbishop Hart again asks forgiveness for the times the Church has failed in its sacred duty.

He also points out to us that, despite the crosses we are all asked to carry, the Easter season is a reminder that our struggles are not the final word.

The final word is new life in the risen Christ.

Below, view the Archbishop’s 2017 Message for Easter.

May 2017
21 Easter 6A. Parish Feast of Mary. No Italian or Viet Mass.
24 Our Lady of the Southern Cross / Help of Christians
28 Ascension of the Lord
31 Visitation

June 2017
4 Pentecost
11 Trinity
18 Body & Blood of Christ
23 Sacred heart
24 Birth of john Baptist
25 Sun 12A
29 Peter & Paul

July 2017
2 Sun 13A
3 Thomas
9 Sun 14A
16 Sun 15A
23 Sun 16A
30 Sun 17A

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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 - Ascension
The feast of the Ascension celebrates the physical separation of Jesus from the hum story, but this text promises his continual presence ‘to the end of time’. After three years of living, working and praying with the disciples, Jesus commissions them to continue his work in the world. This is a difficult challenge for some of the disciples who, although prepared to go to the appointed place, still hesitate!        >More


Parish Stations of the Cross 2017 [click image]

Parish Easter Vigil 2017 [click image]


May 27-28 Ascension of Jesus
+ Animated

June 3-4 Pentecost
+ Animated

Sunday Cinema
Online Viewing
for this Week's Liturgy

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 [Updated May 25]

* Meditation in the church at 2 pm on Wednes-days, before school pick up time. School Mums, Dads, Grandparents, Carers, are all welcome. Contact Lorenza on

* Our “Winter Warmers” appeal has begun —please go through your cupboards and bring something you no longer wear or use for our less fortunate to help keep them warm.

* Fr Peter departed Monday 22 for two weeks’ holiday. Relax and enjoy, Fr Peter !!

* Meditation in the church at 2 pm on Wednes-days, before school pick up time. School Mums, Dads, Grandparents, Carers, are all welcome. Contact Lorenza on

Parish Feast of Mary, Our Lady of the Southern Cross / Help of Christians - Sunday 21st

We wish Bro Por every good wish for today (Sunday) as he will be making his final vows before the Salesian Provincial Fr Greg Chambers as the main celebrant and Bro Por’s Vice  - Sunday Provincial from Thailand will also be present to receive Bro Por’s final vows. We welcome Fr Aaron to our Parish.

* Healing Mass will be celebrated again this year, Saturday, 27th May at 10.00 am with morning tea in the Presbytery afterward.

* Many of our parishioners will remember Ben Ho. Ben will be ordained as a Deacon at St Francis’ Lonsdale Street on Saturday, 10th June at 10am.

Winter Food Drive for Vere St
We ask that, to the point you are able, your family/household donates one food item each week to help ease the burden of those living below the poverty line in our parish.
St Vinnies in Vere Street Collingwood would be most grateful for any donations, but suggest canned spa-ghetti, baked beans, soups and meals in a can; eg chunky beef and veggies etc.

Child Safety Officer Position
To conform with Archdiocese directives, we are look-ing for a Child Safety Officer within our parish.
We have a code of conduct, policies and procedures already in place in relation to child protection. Our code also protects parish personnel through clarifica-tion of acceptable and unacceptable behaviour (for example, not being alone in a room with a child).
The Child Safety Officer will be responsible for mak-ing sure our child safe procedures are widely known and acting as a reference person for all child safety matters.
If you are interested in this position, please ring or email Joan at the office for further information.

Happy Feast Day
 Everyone !

Our lady of the Southern Cross

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Fr Michael Court sdb - 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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