[Updated Aug 18]
Parish Calendar for
* Saturday 20th: 4 pm Progetto Concert
* Saturday 20th: Fun Night in the Aikenhead Wing
* Tuesday, 23rd: 4.20 pm First Reconciliation for Sacramental
* Thursday, 25th: 7.30 pm Baptismal Meeting in the Aikenhead Wing
Progetto Concert - Aug 20
Come and join us celebrating the winter blues!
Progetto Corelli's concert [Saudade] presents a warm afternoon of
longing, whether it is for someone beloved who has gone, past
glories or homelands, as it brings not just sad but also sweet
feelings altogether, sadness for missing and sweetness for the
- 20th August commencing at 4 pm at St. John the Baptist Catholic
Church, Clifton Hill.
Works by Corelli, Handel, Hotteterre, Schmelzer, Telemann and more.
- Entry by voluntary donation.
St John's Primary
Tickets are now on sale for the annual Spring Party Auction Night,
on Saturday 10th September, 7:30 pm - Midnight in
the Aikenhead Hall.
This is an evening of finger-food, cocktails, auctions, surprises
and prizes, laughter and dancing. You may purchase your tickets at
the school office. Online auction opens 10th August:
St Joseph's Primary
The children at St Joseph’s Primary are presenting “Collywood 2016”
again this year at the Collingwood Town Hall on Thursday,
15th September. Please join our Parish Primary School to
encourage our children. They will be featuring the premiere of the
film “Nobody Nose” from the Year 5-8 Project, Circus, Dance and
Song, plus a very special guest appearance from the Australian Navy
Dress: a touch of glitz, glamour and all that jazz!
RSVP: September 2 St Joseph’s School on 9419 4918 or
St Joseph's Rebuild
Hallelujah !! After almost ten years of waiting (our church burned
down in April, 2007) the builders have finally moved in. Wheee !!
The interior of our proposed St Joseph’s church is designed to make
members of the congregation feel like participants in the Mass
rather than just observers. Each part of the church has a symbolic
meaning and the furnishings in the church serve a specific purpose.
Below is the list of furniture and fittings, together with estimated
costs. These have been provided by our Interior Designers and
Liturgical Designers. These professional designers work closely with
If you would like to contribute towards the cost of one of the below
items please contact Fr Peter. So far, we have received
contributions for the pulpit/lectern, tabernacle, vestibule, cross,
crucifix, table for chalice and paten, three pews and one stained
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.
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 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.
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
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.
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