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 Cộng Đoàn Thánh Gioan Hoan - Collingwood
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August 2022     
14 Sun 20C
15 Assumption of Mary
21 Sun 21C
24 Bartholomew
28 Sun 22C
29 Passion of John the Baptist

September 2022
4 Sun 22C
8 Nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary
11 Sun 24C
14 Exultation of the Cross
15 Our Lady of Sorrows
18 Sun 25C
21 Matthew
25 Sun 26C
26 Cosmas & Damian
27 Vincent de Paul
29 Michael, Gabriel & Raphael

October 2022
1 Therese of child Jesus
2 Sun 27C
4 Francis Assisi
9 Sun 28C
11 John XXIII
16 Sun 29C
17 Ignatius of Antoch
18 Luke
22 John Paul II
28 Simon & Jude
30 Sun 31C

November 2022
1 All saints
2 All faithful departed

Samoan Mass 12.30 4th Sundays



Sacramental Reception

Baptism
: Second and fourth Sundays of the month at 12 noon (email the office to book)
Marriage:
by appointment
Reconciliation:
approach a priest before Mass
First Communion and Confirmation:
Preparation for this is conducted in our two schools; we also offer this preparation to State School children. Email our office at office@olsc.org.au for further information.


Our Parish Priest   
Fr Anthony Dung Ngoc Nguyen SDB PP 
The mobile phone is available anytime via text. In case of an emergency a call can be made. 0424 376 193
 


Assistant Parish Priest
Fr Peter Varengo SDB


Parish History

Have you shared your memories and photographs
of St John’s Parish and its schools with John Andrews
yet? You can contact John on 0439 614 461 or
acesja@gmail.com
Support
lifeline.org.au   13 11 14
BeyondBlue.org.au  1300 22 46 36
Defence Family Helpline  1800 624 608
Open Arms  1800 011 046
SANE Helpline  1800 18 SANE (7263)
Domestic Violence  1800 RESPECT (737 732)
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
parentsbeyondbreakup.com  1800 853 437
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.


At Our Lady of the Southern Cross, we hold the care, safety and wellbeing of children and young people as a central and fundamental responsibility of our parish.
We acknowledge that we are meeting on the traditional land of the Wurundjeri people and offer our respects to the elders past, present and future. We recognise and respect the cultural heritage of this land.


Parish of Our Lady of the Southern Cross
St John the Baptist, Clifton Hill - St Joseph's, Collingwood

Gospel Reflection 2022

 Sunday 20C - August 14 

Having reminded the apostles and the crowd that facing the coming judgment takes patience, Jesus now goes on to speak of how difficult it will be to wait. He tells them that he has come to set the earth on fire. Recall that in chapter 3 of Luke's Gospel, John the Baptist tells the crowd that he is baptizing with water, but someone mightier is coming who will baptize with the Holy Spirit and fire. The fire Jesus speaks of here is the distress caused by the coming judgment. It is also the fire of the Spirit that Luke, in the Acts of the Apostles, will describe descending on the disciples on Pentecost. That fire will strengthen them to go out to the whole world to preach the good news of Jesus' Resurrection.

Jesus will be the first to experience the distress of the coming judgment. His baptism will be the conflict into which he will be immersed as he approaches Jerusalem and his death on the cross. His followers will not be spared that distress.

We don't expect to hear such difficult words from Jesus in the Gospel. But it is good to be reminded once in a while that the decision to do the right thing, the good thing, is not always easy and without conflict. Jesus himself did not make easy decisions and avoid conflict. In today's reading, he reminds his followers to be prepared for difficult decisions and conflict as well.

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Audio Gospel Reflections -  Fr Frank Moloney SDB



August 14


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Sunday Cinema
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[Updated August 12]

A message from Fr Anthony
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
I wish you and your family a blessed Sunday.
Having reminded the apostles and the crowd that
facing the coming judgment takes patience in the last Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus in this Sunday’s Gospel goes on to speak of how difficult it will be to wait. He tells them that he has come to set the earth on fire. Recall that in chapter 3 of Luke’s Gospel, John the Baptist tells the crowd that he is baptizing with water, but someone mightier is coming who will baptize with the Holy Spirit and fire. The fire Jesus speaks of here is the distress caused by the coming judgment. It is also the fire of the Spirit that Luke, in the Acts of the Apostles, will describe descending on the disciples on Pentecost. That fire will strengthen them to go out to the whole world to preach the good news of Jesus’ Resurrection.


The coming judgment forces us to look at the
implications of our commitments. As Jesus warned in last Sunday’s Gospel, a commitment of faith requires us to change our attitude toward material possessions and to take even more seriously our moral responsi bilities. Here he reminds the crowd that those who commit to him will find it affects the way they relate to friends and family members. A commitment to Jesus forces us to change the way we live our lives, and this can put strains on relationships. We don’t expect to hear such difficult words from Jesus in the Gospel. But it is good to be reminded once in a while that the decision to do the right thing, the good thing, is not always easy and without conflict. Jesus himself did not make easy decisions and avoid conflict. In today’s reading, he reminds his followers to be pre pared for difficult decisions and conflict as well.
Dear brothers and sisters, as we speak of commitment of faith this week, I would like to take this opportunity to express our deepest and
sincerest gratitude to Jennifer Jacobs Vandegeer, who had shown such a great commitment of faith to our parish as the pastoral associate. Jennifer is a joyful and grace-filled person. She is approachable and dedicated. She works with a heart filled with the Holy Spirit. This has left a strong impact on the life of people whom she has ministered. As Jennifer takes another journey with the Lord in the days to come, we wish her all the best.
Peter Hagerty once said: “Life is a journey, and if
you fall in love with the journey, you will be in love
forever.” As Christians, our journey through life is
always a journey filled with love because we are walk ing with God, who is love (see 1 Jn 4:8). I pray that as a community of faith, we support each other and
make each other’s journey of faith become lovable
and enjoyable.

CatholicCare Appeal
This weekend is the CatholicCare Sunday Appeal. CatholicCare Victoria works with individu als, families and communities to build strength, resilience, and empowerment to reach their full potential.
Your compassionate generosity will help the most vulnerable members of our community –
those facing job loss and homelessness, those experiencing mental health issues, families struggling
with relationship problems, people in hospitals and
prisons, newly arrived refugees, and those experiencing anxiety, grief and trauma.
Please donate to CatholicCare Victoria Sunday
Appeal. Your support and generosity will help the
vulnerable and marginalised in our community

Assumption of Mary
Pope Pius XII defined the dogma of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin in 1950 in his Apostolic
Constitution Munificentissimus Deus: We proclaim
and define it to be a dogma revealed by God that the
immaculate Mother of God, Mary ever virgin, when
the course of her earthly life was finished, was taken up body and soul into the glory of heaven. Rather, the doctrine of the Assumption is the result of lifting Mary to a position comparable to that of her Son. Some Roman Catholics go so far as to teach that Mary was resurrected on the third day, just like Jesus, and that Mary ascended into heaven, just like Jesus.

Creating a Just Synodal Church
As the official Plenary process moves to a new phase, there is much work still required to create a just, synodal Church; a Church where all are included equally and inclusively.
In this, its 50th year of Theological Education, Yarra Theological Union – along with the Australasian Coalition for Catholic Church Reform and Garratt Publishing – invite you to attend this series of ground-breaking, crucial zoom webinars as we journey together towards a just, synodal Church. Join us over four Wednesday evenings, from 10th August, as we focus on synodality, governance, and leadership of the Church in the context of Church inclusion.
You’ll hear from an outstanding line-up of local and international experts offering insights post the Plenary’s second assembly, the ongoing work required as we move towards the Pope’s Synod of Bishops, and insights from the German Synodal Path. The speakers are:
Wednesday, 17th August: Patricia Gemmell
(Member of the National Leadership Team of the
Grail in Australia) and Peter Maher (Retired priest
and editor of The Swag) speaking on “Women in a
Just Synodal Church.
Wednesday, 24th August: Benjamin Oh, Claude
Mostowick msc, Dr Francis Donovan OAM and Marg
Hayes speaking on “LGBTQIA+ Inclusivity in a Just
Synodal Church”.
Wednesday, 31st August: Claire Victory and Ian
Cameron on “Post Plenary Council, pre-synod on
Synodality”.
TICKETS: $22 inc GST. Book via TryBooking.
7:30—9:00pm. Online event access details will be
provided by the event organiser.






There are several avenues in which Mass can be viewed.

1.  EWTN provides Masses every day at 8am and many other quality programs about the Catholic faith. the EWTN App can be downloaded to your phone or iPad. It has continuous live streaming of programs. These include news, interviews, children's and teenager's programs and more. Access the EWTN schedule at https://www.ewtn.com/tv/
schedule/asia-pacific
or on the EWTN App go to "Program Schedules" then "Pacific Rim".

2. 
Bishop Robert Barron Masses http://www.wordonfire.org/
daily-mass


3.  Daily streaming of Masses at St Patrick's Cathedral https://www.youtube.com/
user/archmelb


The 11am Sunday Mass at St Patrick's Cathedral will continue to be televised free to air on
C31 (often listed as Channel 44 on digital TVs)


Mass for You at Home
6.00-6.30am Sundays or catch up on 10 Play Freeview [need to sign up!]





 Returned to the Father 
Condolences: We pray for the families and souls of
those who have departed recently:
Anniversaries:

 Enrico di Blasio

 We remember ... 
Prayers for healing:
Ian Armstrong,
Julia Rickard,
Cecily Hollingworth,
Fr Chris Riley,
Mat Kennedy,
Teresa Boetti,
Ida Misurelli, Betty Croker, Julia O’Malley,
Tony Addamo, Lorena Ferri Terry Whelan, Martha Xinh.

Please let us know if the office can help in any way.






 

Pope Francis says …
“Are you a Christian giving witness to Jesus or are you just a number in a pew? Let the Holy Spirit drive you forward!”
Imagine yourself standing before Pope Francis and answering this vey compelling question. What kind of Christian are you? Most of us would somewhat guiltily admit that we are a ‘number’; we show up. What the Pope is  saying here is that it’s not enough to just show up. We have to give witness to Jesus. Otherwise, we are not Christians at all. But here again, we are not alone in our efforts. Pope Francis says the Holy Spirit can and will drive us forward.