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2018 Bulletin
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July 14-15 + Viet

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Melbourne Diocese
Upcoming Events 2018
Parish Update

  July 4 + July 11

Diocese Youth Site

Safety Beach - Dromana
Winter Camps 2018
Junior Camp
Young people aged 9 to 13 years - Monday 2nd July to Thursday 5th July
Senior Camp
Young people aged 13 to 16 years - Monday 9th July to Thursday 12th July

Archdiocesan Office For Youth
This year Jesus Youth Australia and the AOY invite you to join the Chosen Conference - a huge four days of fun... see all the speakers and information

July 2018
8 Sun 14B
15 Sun 15B
22 Sun 16B, Samoan Mass 12.30
29 Sun 17B

August 2018
6 Sun 18B
6 Transfiguration
8 Mary MacKillop
12 Sun 19B
15 Assumption of Mary
19 Sun 20B
26 Sun 21B, Samoan Mass 12.30
29 Passion of John Baptist

Samoan Mass 12.30 4th Sundays

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

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.

Our Salesian Deacons
Our next Salesian Deacon is ...
“I am Deacon Abilio Eusébio Correia Guterre, originally from East Timor, which gained its independence in 2002 after a long struggle. I was ordained last year and am currently undertaking my theological studies for priesthood in Melbourne.

I grew up during the Indonesian re-gime—there was no freedom of speech, no clean water, no access to entertainment, etc. My family had to keep moving home to escape the brutality of the Indonesian military. But through-out we never lost hope or our catholic faith. Growing up in these nightmarish conditions, I always held on to my dream to become a priest. Every time I partici-pated in Mass I was inspired by an Italian Salesian missionary priest who celebrated there. From these strong first impressions, I went to a Salesian boarding school from 2000 to 2006. After graduation I en-tered the Salesian way of life and my ordination as a priest will be in August next, back in East Timor.
Someone once told me ‘When you discover your vocation, you become more who you are.’ God’s plan is amazing indeed—we need only seek to discover it. Our vocation is about coming to know God’s love.”

Our Salesian Deacons
Our first is Anthony Anusit Chanphen.

“I belong to the Salesians of Don Bosco of the Province of Saint Paul, Thailand. I made my first profession at Salesianum, Sampran in 2007, and my perpetual profession was held at Don Bosco Technological College Bangkok in 2013. My family live simple lives on the land, working in the agricultural field, under the pastoral service of the Salesian parish of Saint Joseph Banpong, Thailand. I grew up within the Salesian atmosphere where I perceived and received the Salesian apostolic love, whose lives touched my heart and my spiritual journey. This leads to the recognition of the privilege of the Salesian presence in my village, where I experienced and gained maturity as a human and a follower of Christ. I am now a Salesian Deacon and doing my last year of theology studies in Melbourne. I will be returning to Thailand at the end of the year. Please pray for me and also my vocation. Thank you!"

Our next Salesian Deacon is ...
I am Lourenço das Neves Soares and I come from East Timor. I was born and raised in a very simple family of farmers and in a strong religious environment. 
My desire to be a priest started when I was in Year 12 and I met a Salesian priest who was always playing soccer with kids. I had never seen a priest consistently playing soccer with kids and because I am a big soccer fan, I joined the Salesians in 2006, made my first profession in 2008 and my final vows in 2015. I was ordained as a Deacon in December last year at St John’s.
Now, when I look back, I realise that God called me in a very simple and ordinary way. He used what I love and enjoy the most ... Soccer ... As a means to communicate His plan for me.
I will be going home to East Timor to be ordained as a priest next August during the Feast of the Assumption to live this divine call, (especially playing soccer with young people ).


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

Gospel Reflection 2018
Fr  Peter Hoang - Sunday 14B
Following last week’s gospel account, which is the raising of the daughter of Jairus, this passage is particularly interesting. The wisdom and the healing power of Jesus are devalued because of his familiarity and their lack of faith. He is too ordinary and too close to them to be believed. If someone should come from a distant land, shrouded in mystery and accompanied by wondrous, awesome works and wise counsel, then it’s easier to accept this person. But someone so simple, ordinary and unpretentious and particularly so familiar, they are not so easily accepted. It seems the people of Nazareth are all too typical of human behaviour. We demand that God’s word and deed should come to us by our expectations and not through God’s kind of power and ways.    >Cont

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Gospel According to Mark
Look at our culture. Commercials preach that life is meaningless without the newest “stuff”. Oftentimes friendships, family, and service suffer because stuff, or working long hours to afford stuff, becomes more important.
It can’t be that way with Jesus’ disciples. Jesus gave us all power to drive out demons. Today’s demons include poverty, prejudice, loneliness, and violence. We can’t do it alone. We need one another to follow Jesus long-term, because it’s darn tough and full of
disappointments. Possessions aren’t bad, but they must not divert from fighting today’s demons or from forming the friendships that support us.

Child Safety in our Parish
Our parish fosters an environment where everyone, especially our precious children, feels safe and secure to be part of our parish community. One of the ways to do this is to raise awareness of the Child Safety regulations and where to go should your child feels unsafe in any way within our parish. You could speak with our Child Safety Officer, Rafelina De Donato or call Joan at the office on 9481 7333.

Year of Youth
One tip on how to pastorally respond to young people is to be positive. Visions inspire, rules repel. When tackling the big issues with young people, cast a positive vision, emphasising the reasons why the Church teaches what it does in the language of “dos” rather than “don’ts”. Also, be humble enough to share your own story and struggles in accepting Church teachings.

Vinnies Support
We need your help to help others in need. St Vinnies in Vere Street Collingwood would be most grateful for any donations, but suggests staple foods, such as canned spaghetti,
baked beans, soups and meals in a can; eg chunky beef and veggies etc.
Many thanks to one of our special parishioners for their very generous donation last week.
Much appreciated.

Catholic Mission
Our Parish has a very important special collection
this weekend for the Catholic Mission. This year the
Catholic Mission is focussing on education in Myanmar.
This is a very difficult time for people across
the country, and the headlines which appal us
threaten the stability of many ethnic communities.
Their work in education comes at a very crucial time,
in trying to bring peace and good news to communities throughout the country.
Pope Francis has acknowledged the contribution of
Catholic Mission and its international counterparts
towards healing Myanmar through our various programs there.
Please support this wonderful appeal to help the
people of Myanmar. A guest speaker will address us.

Archbishop-elect Comensoli warmly greets the faithful of the Archdiocese of Melbourne.

Our New Archbishop
The Holy Father Pope Francis has appointed Most Reverend Bishop Peter Andrew Comensoli of the Diocese of Broken Bay as the ninth Archbishop of Melbourne. Archbishop-elect Comensoli (b.1964) was educated by the Good Samaritan Sisters and Marist Fa-thers. He studied commerce at the University of Wollongong and worked for a time in the banking sector. He entered the seminary in 1986 and was ordained in 1992.
“To the good people of Melbourne, let me say that you are already in my prayers. As I come among you I place my trust in the tender encouragement of Jesus. I look forward to getting to know you. And, as a northerner, I will need some guidance around that mysterious code of football called AFL!”
In announcing the appointment, Pope Francis also accepted Archbishop Denis Hart’s resignation after 17 years as Archbishop of Melbourne. Archbishop Hart will serve as Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese until the installation of Archbishop-elect Comensoli on Wednesday 1 August. The Mass of Reception for Archbishop-elect Comensoli will be held in St Patrick’s Cathedral, East Melbourne on Wednesday 1 August at 7pm.

Our Salesian Brothers
Our next Salesian Brother is ...
I am Michael En Lam Pau from Myanmar. I was born in Chin Sate which is located in the western part of the country. My parents are Mr Albert Kam Ngo and Mrs Fidelis Hau Lam Ciin. I am the eldest son of eight children. Farming and agriculture are mainly my family’s profession. Therefore, farming is very much part of my early life.
As a young teenager, I was sent to one of the Salesian Boarding houses in Mandalay in 2004. I did not know much about the Salesian Charism as a boarding student, but I rather experienced the Salesian Spirituality of Don Bosco in each Salesian. Therefore, I aspired to become like them when I grew up.
I re-joined the Salesians, after my high school back at home, in 2007 as a pre-novice. I joined the novitiate in 2009 and became a Salesian in May, 2010. Then, I spent three studying mainly Philosophical studies. This was followed by a period of two years of practical training,
I arrived in Australia in October, 2016 and began my first year of theology in February, 2017. Now, I am in my second of theology at Catholic Theological College. I still have two more years to complete my studies here. Then I will be ordained a Deacon and go back and work in Myanmar, to serve the people, especially the poor and the young. I hope to be ordained a priest in 2021.
   “Everything and everyone is won by the sweetness of our words and works.” (Don Bosco).

Welcome Fr Charles
A very warm welcome to Fr Charles who is here for a very short time from Cambodia. He works at a techni-cal school in Cambodia with 500 students, ages rang-ing from 16 to 25 (similar to our TAFE), as well as a kindergarten of 20 4-year-olds. Of the 500 students 150 students (boys and girls) are boarders.
Fr Charles is here to visit friends and appeal on behalf of the school for funds to help in certain vital projects like building toilets and sponsorship for kids.

Our Salesian Brothers
Our next Salesian Brother is ...
My name is Dominic Aung Ko Myint. I am originally from Myanmar (formerly Burma). Both of my parents are very simple Catholics and I was raised in a very devout Catholic community. I have one elder sister and one younger sister.         It was truly a great challenge for my parents to agree to my intention of becoming a Catholic priest since I am the only son in the family, but they generously of-fered back their only son to God so that I may expand the family of God with the rest of humanity. Priest-hood was my childhood dream and I was inspired to become a Salesian at the age of 13. With the grace and help of God, I joined the Salesians in 2004 when I was in year 9 and made my first vows as a Salesian in 2009 when I started my further educational journey as part of my formation, studying religious education, psychology, philosophy and theology. I solemnly made my perpetual commitment to God as a Salesian on 13 August 2017 at St. John’s. I have been a Sale-sian Cleric for 9 years now and currently doing my second year of theology at Catholic Theological Col-lege, Melbourne. After my theological studies in Aus-tralia, I will return to Myanmar and continue my journey of service to the poor and the needy.
I humbly ask your prayers and support on this journey of love.

Our next Salesian Deacon is ...
“My name is Tristan O’Brien and I was born in Mel-bourne back in 1992. I grew up near the Dandenong Ranges out in the east and have always found myself more at home in a forest, field, or mountain than in a concrete jungle. I have a passion for animals and gardening and find quite a lot of joy in just being outside.

   Tristan in green

I joined the Salesians in 2014 after spending time in Cambodia with their overseas lay missionary organi-sation, the Cagliero Project. I did my noviciate in Fiji in 2015 and made my first vows at the beginning of 2016, so I’ve been a Salesian brother for around 2½ years now. Being the youngest in my community I often get called the baby Salesian which is fun.
My studies have led me through Science, to Educa-tion, and now through to Philosophy and some introductory Theology. I’ve enjoyed my studies, and also enjoyed the many Salesian ministries I am involved in as an alternative to study.”

Anniversary Mass
This year the 2018 Annual Anniversary Mass will be celebrated on Sunday 29th July 2018 at St Patrick’s Cathedral with Archbishop Hart celebrating.
The Mass will again honour the marriages of couples who will celebrate their 25th, 40th, 50th or 60th-70th wedding anniversaries this year. The Mass is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate their faithfulness and life-long love in the company of family and friends.

HomeStays Required
Collingwood College is looking for families or indi-viduals who can offer accommodation to our interna-tional students. You may be eligible to become a host if you ... can provide a caring, supportive, safe environment to a young person; can provide a clean, comfortable home with a private bedroom near the school; are fluent in English or native speakers of English; provide healthy food. If you are interested and would like more information contact Angie Pantelidis on

Help for St Vinnies
Our parish is collecting canned soups, baked beans and canned meals to help restock supplies at St Vinnies. They have been very busy these past few weeks “giving alms to the poor”. A big thank you to our parishioners in anticipation.

World Meeting of Families
Dublin, Ireland, has been chosen by Pope Francis to host the next World Meeting of Families from 21-26 August 2018, guided by the theme “The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World”.
A quote from Pope John Paul II ...
“Dear families, you too should be fearless, ever ready to give witness to the hope that is in you, since the Good Shepherd has put that hope in your hearts through the Gospel.”

The Holy Father Pope Francis has appointed Most Reverend Bishop Peter Andrew Comensoli of the Diocese of Broken Bay as the ninth Archbishop of Melbourne.


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