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2017 Bulletin
Nov 11-12 + Viet
Nov 18-19

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Melbourne Diocese
Upcoming Events 2017
Parish Update

 Nov 8 + Nov 15

Diocese Youth Site

Leadership Camp
Nov 27-Dec 1
Age 17+
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Year of Youth is an opportunity to reflect on the gift of young people in the Church and society and to consider what we do as parishes, agencies, schools and communities through the lens of young people.

Social Justice Statement 2017-18
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Pope Francis has called for an economic system that places men and women at the very centre – one that meets the needs of all people and is just and sustainable...

St Joseph's Church Rebuild
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November 2017
19 Sun 33A, No St Joes 3pm Viet Mass - atttend Cathedral instead
26 Christ the King. Viet St Cecelia 3pm

December 2017
2 Ordination as Deacons 6pm by Arch Tim Costello:
Rev Ansit Chanpen, Rev Abilio Guteres, Rev Lawrence Soares.
3 St john's 10.30 multi-lingual Mass foloowed by food & entertainment
8 Carols St John's 6.30pm followed by refreshments, bring a plate
16 Carols at Good Shepherd 10.30 and later at 2pm at Little Sisters of the Poor
23 No St Joseph's 6pm Mass
24 Italian Mass 9am. Vietnamese attending 10.30 Mass so no 3pm Viet Mass and no 5pm English Mass. Family Christmas eve Mass begins 6pm.
St Joseph's regular 6pm Mass.
Midnight Mass is at midnight with carols from 11.30pm.
25 Italian Mass 9am. Vietnamese joining 10.30 Mass.

Support   13 11 14  1300 22 44 36
SANE Helpline  1800 18 SANE (7263)
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
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.

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
St John the Baptist, Clifton Hill - St Joseph's, Collingwood

Gospel Reflection 2017
Fr  Peter Hoang - Sunday 33A
There are Christians who live life with a passionate longing and expectation of God’s Kingdom completely revealed in the glorious return of Jesus. That is they live life as an invitation to fidelity and zeal “as we await the blessed hope, the coming of our Saviour Jesus Christ”. However, it seems there are Christians who interpret their calling as a kind of ‘holding pattern’. The divine friendship; God’s Kingdom and wisdom are reduced to mere routines and observances performed for their personal salvation.    >Cont



Nov 18-19  Parable of the talents

Sunday Cinema
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 [Updated Nov 16]

Our Vietnamese Community 
No 3pm Vietnamese Mass this week.

The Vietnamese Martyrs (Andrew Dzung-Lac and Companions) are saints on the General Roman Calendar who were canonized by Pope John Paul II on June 19, 1988.
The feast day is on November 24. This year the Vietnamese Catholic Community in Melbourne will celebrate the feast day on Sunday, 19th at 3 pm Mass at St Patrick's Cathedral.
The Vietnamese Choir will be celebrating their Patron Saint’s Feast Day of Cecilia on Sunday, 26th November at 3 pm.

Spirituality at the Pub
Please join us for a lovely evening with Fr. Frank Moloney during our next Spirituality at the Pub.
Fr Frank will lead us into the next liturgical year by outlining the spiritual insights to be found in the book of Mark.
We will meet in the back dining room at North Fitzroy Arms Hotel at 6:30 pm on Thursday, 30th November. Please RSVP with Joan at 9481 7333 or <>

Parish Calendar
St John’s Church ...
* Saturday, 2nd December at 6 pm Mass : Ordination to the Diaconate of three of our Salesian Brothers
* Sunday, 3rd December : Advent Celebrations with combined multi-lingual Mass at 10.30 am at St John’s and afterward with food and entertainment. Everyone is welcome.
* Friday, 8th December : Parish Christmas Carols in St John’s Church, commencing at 6.30 pm with refreshments afterward in the Aikenhead Hall (please bring a plate to share).
* Saturday, 16th December : Singing Christmas Carols at the Good Shepherd 10.30 am and later at Little Sisters of the Poor at 2 pm.
* Sunday, 24th December : We will be celebrating Italian Mass at 9 am; Our Vietnamese community will be attending the 10.30 am Mass; therefore no Vietnamese Mass at 3pm nor English Mass at 5pm — our family Christmas Eve Mass will be at 6 pm
* Midnight Mass will be at midnight with Carols from 11.30 pm.
* Christmas Day : Italian Mass to be held at 9 am. Our Vietnamese will be joining the English Mass at 10.30 am on Christmas morning.
St Joseph’s …
* Saturday, 23rd December—no Mass at 6 pm.
* Christmas Eve : Normal Mass at 6 pm.
* Christmas Day : Invitation to all at S Joseph’s to join St John’s for Christmas Day Mass at 10.30 am.

St Joseph's Rebuild
The props previously holding up St Joseph’s Church have now disappeared forever !! Gone !!
After over ten years of having those monstrosities holding up our St Joey’s, we now can see our Church being rebuilt, reformed and loved again. Opening date is not set in concrete yet, but we hope it will be for The Feast of St Joseph next March. Watch this space.

Gregorian Chant
Anyone who would be interested in learning Gregor-ian Chant please contact the office on 9481 7333. We have a new parishioner who has offered to teach people Gregorian Chant during the month of Novem-ber. We are hoping to have Gregorian Chant at cer-tain parts of Advent Masses during December.

Invitation to all ...
The Salesians of Don Bosco extend a warm invitation to you to celebrate the Ordination to the Diaconate of Abilio, Anthony and Lourenço by the Most Reverend Timothy Costelloe, SDB, DD, Archbishop of Perth on Saturday, 2nd December at St John’s during our 6pm Mass. Everyone is also invited to join together for refreshments afterwards.

Christmas Appeal
When you next family shop, pick up an extra pack of mince pies, or nuts, or perhaps colourful napkins for the less fortunate in our parish to enjoy Christmas with a little extra on their Christmas table. We have so much at Christmas time and they have so little.

"Cook & Eat"
The Parish is again holding a “Cook and Eat” after our 10.30am Mass today Sunday, 5th November in the Aikenhead Hall. Please join us for some delectable dishes to try.

November Masses
Our Memorial Books will be open for people to read and check. If you wish to add the name of a loved one please make use of the slips of paper available for later inclusion in the Memorial Book.

Help with Refugees
MERCY CONNECT MELBOURNE – Mercy Works Ltd. is currently recruiting volunteers to support Refugee Students and Asylum Seekers in the Melbourne Archdiocese. The volunteer commitment is approximately half a day per week for four school terms.
Experience working in an educational setting is pre-ferred but not limited to. Interview process will be in Oct/Nov followed by a Training Day early December. Please contact Sr. Mary Lewis RSM for an appli-cation form and further information.
Email: ( preferred for contact )
Website: Mercy Connect Melbourne Tel: 9326 1895



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