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2018 Bulletin
May 12-13
May 19-20 + Viet

Today's Mass Scripture
Today's Breviary
Today's Saint
2018 Liturgical Calendar

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Melbourne Diocese
Upcoming Events 2018
Parish Update

 May 9 + May 16

Diocese Youth Site


St Joseph's Church Rebuild
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May 2018
13 Ascension
19 Healing Mass 10am St John's + morning tea
20 Pentecost
24 Our Lady of the Southern Cross / Help of Christians
26 Parish Assembly, St John's
27 Trinity, Samoan Mass 12.30,
     Parish feast Day 10am St Joseph's
31 Visitation of Blessed Virgin Mary

June 2018
3 Body & Blood of Christ
8 Sacred Heart of Jesus
9 Immaculate Heart of Mary
10 Sunday 10B
17 Sun 11B
24 Birth of John Baptist, Samoan Mass 12.30
29 Peter & Paul

July 2018
1 Sun 13B
3 St Thomas
8 Sun 14B
15 Sun 15B
22 Sun 16B, Samoan Mass 12.30
29 Sun 17B

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.

The Salesian Youth Event of the Year

OzBosco is a weekend of Joy, Fun, Friends, Faith and Festivity, with special guest speakers, workshops, Prayer and Liturgy, group sessions, and a variety of recreational activities. OzBosco is open for young people from 15 – 25 years. Youth teams, students, youth leaders and anyone connected with the Salesians of Don Bosco who would like to participate in this weekend.

Children's Liturgy 10.30 Mass, 1st & 3rd Sundays, with Virginia & Jennifer

Sacramental Program for Children

Our Sacramental Program has recommenced for 2018, organised by Janice O’Rourke and Jenny Perry. We meet on Tuesdays between 4 and 5pm in the Parish Centre (behind the church, entry is from Hodgkinson Street). Enquiries: Jenny Perry on 9481 8282.

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

Gospel Reflection 2018
Fr  Peter Hoang - Pentecost
John’s Gospel tells us that the risen Jesus comes in person, assuring his disciples that he is indeed the crucified One, and breathing his own spirit, which is the Holy Spirit, into them, offering them the gifts of peace and joy and the power for reconciling others. The divine Spirit works constantly from the moment of creation ... God breathes the divine breath into the clayed-human person who thereby becomes a living being.

The seven gifts of the Holy Spirit are: wisdom; understanding; counsel; fortitude; knowledge; piety and fear of the Lord (CCC # 1831). The Church lists twelve fruits of the Spirit: charity, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, generosity, gentleness, faithfulness, modesty, self-control and chastity (CCC #1832).
• Reflect on the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit in your life.
• That is, how do you see the gifts and fruits of the Spirit made manifest in yourself and others? In what ways do we need to cultivate these gifts and fruits?

Archbishop's Pentecost Message to Youth 2018

Sunday Cinema
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The Solemn Dedication of The Church and Altar
St Joseph`s Catholic Church
Our Lady of the Southern Cross Parish
Thánh Lễ Khánh Thành và Cung Hiến
Thánh Đường St Joseph`s Catholic Church

Saturday - 10.30 Am, 07-April-2018
46 Otter St, Collingwood Vic 3066


   [Updated May 20]

Parish Assembly
Preparations for next Saturday's Parish Assembly are underway. We are very pleased to welcome the Di-rector of Archbishop Denis Hart’s Office for Evangeli-sation, Cathy Jenkins, as guest speaker and facilitator of the event. The day will begin at 10am in St John's Church for morning prayer. We will then share morning tea and move into Aikenhead Hall for pres-entations and conversation. This is a great opportu-nity to reflect on who we are as a faith community and how we can direct our ministries in the fu-ture. Each voice and perspective is important to this event. We will share lunch and the day will end at 3pm. We look forward to seeing you there.

Fr Ernie Smith
A Special Memorial Service will be held for Fr Ernie Smith at the Good Shepherd Chapel, Abbotsford at 10.30 am on Tuesday, 29th May. All Welcome !!

Salesian Brothers
Last Saturday, the 12th of May, our Salesian Brothers along with some Salesian youth and friends com-peted in the annual Brotherhood Cup. This soccer tournament is held between the major formation houses and seminaries in Melbourne. After three games, the Salesian United team had two wins and one draw, which was enough to win the day and bring the cup home to Clifton Hill for the second year in a row. Well done, guys !!

Our Salesian Priests
Our next Salesian in the “hot seat” is Fr Bernie Graham. Fr Bernie grew up in country Victoria and attended Salesian College, Sunbury as a boarder for his secondary edu-cation. He joined the Salesians in 1979, completed the formation course in preparation for priest-hood and was ordained in 1989. For the next twenty years he taught in and was Principal of three Salesian schools.

Since 2010 he has been working from the Salesian Province Cen-tre as the Delegate for Youth Ministry with overall responsibility to animate and oversee all the Youth Ministry activities in the Province – schools, camps, youth centres, youth groups, youth gatherings, lead-ership formation, International Volunteers and more besides! Our prime Salesian mission is to accompany the young.

Chaplaincy Sunday
Our focus for 2018 is Prison Chaplaincy. The relationship and collaboration between prisoners and Chap-lains whilst they are in prison is vital to restoring them back onto the road again to re-join society with dignity and self-respect, with a sense of hope and responsibility for new pathways, with a sense of personal power and control over their own life and, hopefully, with new skill sets and options. Please give generously to Chaplaincy Sunday.

St Kevin's College
St Kevin's College Past Mothers' Association Centen-ary Lunch on Friday, May 25 @ $35 per ticket. Bookings at Enquiries - Jacinta Chute (President) 0408314428.

Collingwood Cottage
A GARAGE Sale will be held on Saturday
26th May 9am—3pm at the Good Samaritan Sisters’ Driveway (52 Pine Street, Reservoir)
All money raised will support the work of
The Collingwood Cottage Inc.
(Foodbank for the ‘Disadvantaged’) ALL WELCOME!
Many Bargains available for all ages!

Help for St Vinnies
On behalf of St Vinnies, our parish is collecting socks, gloves, hats and scarves which are badly needed items and can make a huge difference to keeping warm during the cold winter.
St Vinnies in Vere Street Collingwood would be most grateful for any donations of staple foods as well.

Samoan Community Mass
Our Samoan community will be celebrating a Mass in the Samoan language every fourth Sunday of the month at 12.30 pm. We welcome this addition to our Mass schedule. All are welcome to join them.

Direct Link for April 21-22
I am the Good Shepherd: Catching up a theme dear to Israel, the Messiah as a shepherd, that comes from the story of King David, Jesus makes it known that he is not just the shepherd Messiah, but the "Good Shepherd," who lays down his life for his sheep, only to take it up again.

Audio Divina is a lectio-divina inspired Podcast that features high-quality, meticulously researched reflections provided by world-renowned Salesian biblical scholar Rev. Professor Francis J. Moloney SDB AM
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