4 Advent 2A
7 Italian Coffee (no Mass today)
8 Immaculate Conception
11 Advent 3A
15 Reconciliation 7.30 St John's
18 Advent 4A
21 Reconciliation Viet 7.30 St Joseph's
30 Holy Family
1 Sun. Mary Mother of God
8 Epiphany of the Lord
15 Sun 2A
22 Sun 3A
24 Francis de Sales
26 Australia Day
29 Sun 4A
31 John Bosco
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Children's Liturgy10.30 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
Parish of Our Lady of the Southern Cross Clifton Hill - Collingwood
Gospel Reflection 2016 Advent 2A
Dec 3-4 Fr Peter Hoang
The Baptist’s words are a call to a new beginning, a realignment of
the road we are taking. We are reminded that the Kingdom of God is
close at hand and that, to be a part of the Kingdom, we must produce
good fruit or be judged unworthy. “In this ‘in between time’ we know
and experience that we are already gifted with the presence of
Christ among us, but does that influence our lives in any real and
effective way? We too are waiting for the Christ who is still to
come. What will be our response at his coming, both at Christmas and
at the end of time?” Fr. Francis J. Moloney SDB. >More
Concert Baroque Ensemble Progetto Corelli will have its last concert
of the year, [Shadow of Time] at St John’s Church on Saturday, 10th
December, commencing at 3 pm.
A nostalgic summer afternoon with the music of Corelli, Merula,
Boismortier, Lully, Handel and Tele-mann. The program for the
afternoon’s concert is at the back of the church—please take one.
Parish Calendar Reconciliation liturgy on :
* Thursday 15th December at 7:30 pm at St John’s
* Wednesday, 21st Vietnamese 7.30 pm St Joseph’s.
Italian (Mass) / Coffee We are having a special Christmas Italian coffee morning next
Wednesday at 10 am. Unfortunately Fr Peter Varengo is not available
to celebrate Italian Mass for us as he will be entering hospital for
a hip replacement. Our best wishes and prayers go with him. However,
coffee is still on !!
Carols at Nursing Homes The Parish is again this year singing Christmas Carols at the
Good Shepherd, Abbotsford and also at Little Sisters of the Poor,
Northcote on Saturday, 18th December, commencing at 11am and 2pm
respectively. Everyone is welcome to join us—ring Joan for rehearsal
Presents for Jesus
As our gift collection for local children finishes and we turn our
minds to our personal spiritual preparation for Christmas, we begin
our Presents for Jesus campaign. We invite you take a gift tag which
has a suggestion of something you could offer up to Jesus. It may
cost you some time but there is no other cost involved. Each card
suggests an action you could take which will truly bring peace, joy
and love at Christmas time. Feel free to take a new card every week
or commit to one suggestion over the Advent period.
Meditation at St John's
The final meditation session for 2016 is on Tuesday, 13th December
at 10 am. Meditation will resume in February, 2017.
If you are interested in participating next year contact Lorenza
Nolan by email on lorenzanolan@ bigpond.com.au
Christmas Appeal Let’s bring joy to a child on Christmas Day. Let us think of
those children in our community who are not as fortunate as our own
during our Christmas Gift Collection. Please take a gift tag
(hand-made by the Vietnamese Youth Group and our Mini Vinnies) and
bring back a present for someone by next Sunday.
Presents collected will be delivered to St Vincent de Paul’s Vere
Street Community Shop. Some suggested gift ideas include: coloured
pencils, textas, activity books and art and craft sets. Please place
your unwrapped presents under the table at the back of the church
when you bring them back.
Advent Celebrations We need your help !! Can we please have volunteers to help
with the set-up next Saturday between 10 am and 1 pm. We also need
people to help with the BBQ, food serving and contributions of
desserts on Sunday. Please put your name down on one or more of the
lists at the back of the church.
National Church Life Survey One of the most powerful predictors of health and vitality in
a church is a clear and owned vision. This survey can help us to
see, evaluate and act. Gaining feedback from our parishioners
through the survey can enable us to take action based on the
results. This survey covers all denominations to help all in
Could you please take the time to fill out one of the survey forms.
You can either fill it out now or take it home to complete it at
your leisure. This will help us to make our church a more inviting
place for everyone.
* Bros Lorenço and Abilio returned home to East Timor to their families for the first time in three years.
St Joseph's Church Rebuild St Joseph’s rebuild is well under way. Drawings of the interior of
the church is displayed on the board at the back of St John’s Church
and also at St Joseph’s. If you happen to go past the property you
can see the action. We hope that the project will be completed by
August next year. Collingwood Cottage is now being rebuilt
internally as a parish centre in the future.
Dec 10-11 Advent Sun
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