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2016 Bulletin
July 16-17
July 30-31

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Melbourne Diocese
Upcoming Events 2016

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July 2016
31 Sun 18C. Annual Anniversary Mass, Cathedral

August 2016
6 Transfiguration
7 Sun 19C
8 Mary MacKillop
14 Sun 20C
15 Assumption
20 Parish Fun Night
21 Sun 21C
28 Sun 22C
29 Behading of John Baptist

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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.

The joy of love - of love in the family
Full text and summary can be found here

Parish of Our Lady of the Southern Cross
Clifton Hill - Collingwood

Gospel Reflection 2016
Sun 18 C
July 30-31  Fr Peter Hoang

The quest for material comfort and security can be a cause of distraction from what is really important. We so easily get caught up with acquiring ‘things’ rather than attitudes and values. Pope John Paul II has said, ‘It is not wrong to want to live better, what is wrong is a style of life which is presumed to be better when it is directed towards ‘having’ rather than ‘being’.   >More


[Updated July 28]

Monthly Italian Mass on the first Tuesday of September, that is 6th,at St John’s at 10 am then on to coffee and Italian ‘gabble’ in the Presbytery afterward. We have unfortunately cancelled our August get-together.

St Joseph's amazing Fundraiser July 15. Click image to view more, thanks to Can Tran.

Parish Office
The Parish office will be on short staff next week. Joan is off to Perth for the week. Eileen Hart has very kindly offered to ‘hold the fort’ for Joan.

Morning Mass Time Change 
Don’t forget that St John’s and St Joseph’s have our alternate morning mass program until Saturday, 13th August. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Collingwood at 9 am; Wednesdays and Fridays at Clifton Hill at 9.15 am. Saturday mornings at St John’s at 8.30 and at St Joseph’s at 9 am.

Parish Fun Night
Again this year the Parish is holding their Fun Night—on Saturday, 20th August. Remember last year in the Wellington Hall at St Joseph’s, we had loads of fun singing, dancing, chatting and eating. We’ll be having a DJ again with lots of eighties music as well as more modern stuff.
Diarise the date now !! See Rafelina, Ripano or Can for tickets. $25 each, children $15, kids under 5 years are free. Dinner and drinks are included in the price.
This year our Fun Night will be held in the Aikenhead Wing (part of St John’s Primary School) on the corner of Queens Parade and Wellington Street, Clifton Hill. Arrive at 6 pm for 7 pm start to the fun filled evening of entertainment.

Snippets From Within
*  Fr Frank Moloney will be travelling overseas next Saturday, 6th August, first stop is Italy then on further, ending up in the US and back in Melbourne on 15th November. We wish him well and a safe journey and look forward to having him back with us for Christmas.
*  Classes have commenced for some of our Salesian Brothers at Catholic Theological College—good luck with your studies fellas.
* Fr Bernie is also off to Krakow with the Salesian Youth Group. Stay safe to both our Priests.
*  We warmly welcome Fr Gustavo Cavagnari from Rome. He will be with us until 17th August.

Annual Anniversary Mass
Are you celebrating your 25th, 40th, 50th, or 60th– 70th wedding anniversary this year? The Life, Marriage & Family Office invite you and your families to join us at the Annual Anniversary Mass. The Mass will be celebrated at St Patrick's Cathedral on Sunday 31 July at 11 am by Archbishop Denis Hart. Couples who register will receive commemorative certificates and packs. To register visit: or contact the Life, Marriage & Family Office on: 9287 5587/ Registrations close Friday 15 July.

Vietnames Mass
Our Vietnamese community will be celebrating Mass at St John’s at 3 pm, due to the construction of the rebuild at St Joseph’s, until the church is completed. At this stage completion is anticipated to be June next year.
Different Vietnamese groups will be using St John’s facilities for the hour preceding Mass, that is 2—3 pm, at the Parish Centre behind the Presbytery, Aikenhead Wing (St John’s School) and St John’s Church.

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. Email :


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