[Updated Oct 20]
Spirituality in the
We're beginning a series called Spirituality in the Pub on
Wednesday, 26th October at 7 pm, just around the corner at the
Clifton Hill Pub.
The first session in the series is "What does it mean to have a
vocation?" and will be led by Dr. Joel Hodge, associate professor of
theology at Australian Catholic University. Dr Joel has accomplished
much for his 30 years of age. The Brisbane-born theologian graduated
as a Doctor of Philosophy (Studies in Religion) from the University
of Queensland in 2009, released his first book, “Resisting Violence
and Victimisation: Christian Faith and Solidarity in East Timor”,
last year, was an assistant professor at St Anselm College in New
Hampshire, US (2008-09) and is now a lecturer in Systemic Theology
in the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy at Australian Catholic
University in Melbourne. It should be a fun night.
Please call Joan at the office to RSVP: 9481 7333.
Cook & Lunch
You’re invited to come and help us make and enjoy yummy wontons –
followed by Charlie’s delicious trifle for dessert. Or you could
just drop in for a cuppa and chat to other parishioners. When: on 30
Oct 2016 after 10.30 am Mass. Where: the Aikenhead Hall.
All Souls Day
In anticipation of All Souls Day on November 2nd, we invite
parishioners to bring in photos, and record the names of their
departed loved ones. We will have a remembrance table near the
altar, where we will display pictures and a book of names. We will
pray for these dearly departed ones as a community during this feast
day, as well as throughout November.
St Joseph's Church Rebuild
St Joseph’s rebuild is well under way. Drawings of the interior of
the church is displayed on the board at the back of St John’s Church
and also at St Joseph’s. If you happen to go past the property you
can see the action. We hope that the project will be completed by
August next year. Collingwood Cottage is now being rebuilt
internally as a parish centre in the future.
NET Team Fundraiser
The National Evangelisation Team is hosting a trivia night on the
29th of October at The Little Sisters of the Poor Convent located at
112B St Georges Rd Northcote VIC 3070. Come along for a night of
fun, games and friendly competition. The cost is $10 for adults and
$5 for children. Under 18s must be accompanied by a parent/
guardian. Dinner will be available for purchase on the night. We
hope that you can join us!
Snippets From Within
* Our latest additions to the Brothers’ ranks, Michael and Dominic
commenced their studies last Monday at the Australian Catholic
University—no rest for them, they only arrived from Myanmar last
* “Spirituality in the Pub” 26th October 7pm.
* “Cook and Lunch”, 30th October after Mass.
* Recently we had people from the Dr Blake Mysteries filming on
site for their series no 5 which screens March of next year. The
character Jean is a devout Catholic and is having great issues with
wanting to marry the doctor who is a divorcee.
October - Month of the Rosary
During October we will be reviving our parish's tradition of the
traveling Rosary. There will be a different parishioner each week
who will host a community Rosary in their home. The first host is
the Jacobs-Vandegeer family. Please join them in praying the Rosary
at 7pm on Tuesday 4th October, at 435 Wellington Street in Clifton
Hill. For more information, please call 9489 4912.
The Parish Healing Mass, which is held
bi-annually, is to be celebrated at St John’s Church on Saturday,
22nd October commencing at 10 am. Please join us for healing and
then afterwards in the Presbytery for a ‘cuppa tea and a bit of
Marriage Encounter Weekend
get life’s tensions and interruptions and rekindle the closeness,
intimacy, love and romance that brought you together. Recharge your
relationship batteries and explore the precious nature of your
marriage, allowing you both to share your feelings, hopes and dreams
with each other in ways that normal, daily living tends to inhibit.
2016 Melbourne weekend date : 11-13 November
Starts 7 pm on Friday. Ends 5 pm Sunday. Accommodation and all meals
Information/Bookings: PH: Marianne and Marcel on 03 9733 0997 Email:
New Principal at St Joe's
getting ready to interview applicants for the position of Principal
of St Joseph’s Primary School for next year. We are very sad at
losing our wonderful Trish Taylor, after 23 years !! But we hope she
enjoys her retirement to the full.
St Joseph's amazing Fundraiser July 15. Click image to view more,
thanks to Can Tran.
15-day Pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Jordan, including Petra with
Fr Sang Ho. Cost is $5,250 all included. Contact is Shereen on 9547
7598 or Allan on 9792 4444.
* Christian Meditation
Tuesday mornings in St John’s Church after morning Mass,
approx 9.45 am for 20 minutes. All welcome. Enquiries Lorenza Nolan on 9386 6198.
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