[Updated Feb 23]
For the beginning of Lent, we have Ash Wednesday Parish Mass (which
will be bilingual) to be celebrated at 7.30 pm. St John’s Church
will also see St John’s Primary celebrating their school Mass at
9.15 am. Ash Wednesday this year is on March 1st. Please feel free
to join us at either Mass.
Snippets from Within
* Today (Sunday) our 5 pm Mass at St John’s will be celebrated by
our very dear friend, Fr Peter Carrucan. Thank you to Fr Peter C for
* Next Sunday Project Compassion starts again. Please take a box and
when you empty your pockets each night put your small change in the
box for Caritas Australia.
* St Joseph’s Primary Year 3 students are visiting the Botanical
Gardens which is part of their inquiry unit.
* St Joseph’s Primary School has a relationship with “Close the
Loop”, a recycling organisation which takes old mobile phones and
printer toner cartridges. Feel free to contact the school office on
* Mass in the Irish Language will be celebrated on Sunday March 5th
at 6 pm with refreshments afterward in the Parish Community Hall.
* All Brothers have now returned to the fold, in readiness for their
study this year.
Theology at the Pub
Please join us for a 'Theology at the Pub' event with Dr. Joel
Hodge, senior lecturer of theology at ACU, on Thursday, 23rd
February. We will have dinner at the Clifton Hill pub at 6:30 pm and
discuss spirituality and the richness of the catholic tradition. If
you would like to join us, call Joan at 9481 7333, so we can book in
space at the pub.
St Joseph's Rebuild
St Joseph’s rebuilding is progressing reasonably well the floor and
sanctuary have been completed. The four main columns and two beams
have been in-stalled which will be holding up the new roof and
bracing the four existing brick walls. We hope that the trusses will
arrive within the next month, followed by the roof and the interior
work thereafter. It is anticipated that the project will be completed
some time in September.
Meditation at St
Meditation will resume in February, 2017.
If you are interested in participating, contact Lorenza
Nolan by email on firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to beginning children's liturgy again for
2017. These lovely liturgies will be offered on the first and third
Sundays of February during the 10:30 am Mass. All children and any
parents are invited.